Category: Moving Forward Restore the Rights to Rape Victims Impeach Judge Gregory S. Ross and restore the rights to rape victims.  Christopher Mirasolo, 27, was convicted of raping a 12 year old girl and two other girls, 13 and 15 in 2008. Mirasolo was sentenced to one year in the county jail but only served six and a half months before early release to care for his sick mother. In March 2010 Mirasolo … Read More Restore the Rights to Rape Victims


Children’s Bureau: Law and Policies

Laws & Policies Listen The Children’s Bureau provides guidance to states, tribes, child welfare agencies, and more on the complex and varied federal laws as they relate to child welfare. What’s New in Laws & Policies This page provides resources and information about new federal legislation, regulations, and Children’s Bureau policies. Child Welfare Policy Manual The Child Welfare Policy Manual contains mandatory policies that … Read More Children’s Bureau: Law and Policies


Are you tending your internal garden?

Update Your Avatar on

Originally posted on The Blog:
We’ve given one of our favorite features a boost! You can now manage your profile photo, or avatar, right on This avatar, powered by a service called Gravatar, is the image that represents you online — a thumbnail that appears next to your name when you interact on blogs and websites. With this recently refined feature,…


Originally posted on TheFeatheredSleep:
Though we were afraid We stood Though we trembled We reached Though we feared falling We let go Though you are far? You caught me Though you were struggling You held on Though we both felt we couldn’t We did And the light that bathed our rebirth Was a mute white And the song in our mouths Was of gratitude…


Our Community

Originally posted on Art by Rob Goldstein:
We pass through this world but once.  Few tragedies can be more extensive than the stunting of life, few injustices deeper than the denial of an opportunity to strive or even to hope, by a limit imposed from without, but falsely identified as lying within.  ~Stephen Jay Gould, The Mismeasure of Man


Yale Observes Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. If you’re looking to increase your own awareness, join learners around the globe in Dr. Anees Chagpar’s “Introduction to Breast Cancer.” The course caters to a wide audience ranging from medical professionals to those personally affected by the disease. Dr. Chagpar says “by understanding breast cancer better, people can breathe easier and the process may become less … Read More Yale Observes Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Me Too ?

Originally posted on vanbytheriver:
There is a form of collective PTSD that has emerged from the Twitter campaign started by actress Alyssa Milano, #Me Too. Millions of women and many men have responded. It is not just about Hollywood’s casting couch culture. My Facebook feed has blown up with the two word admission by friends, family, internet acquaintances. Image. Getty/ It has stirred up…

Lightly child, lightly.

Originally posted on Live & Learn:
‘What did you mean by saying that you were psychic?’ ‘What did you think I meant?’ ‘Spiritualism?’ ‘Infantilism.’ ‘That’s what I think.’ ‘Of course.’ I could just make out his face in the light from the doorway. He could see more of mine, because I had swung round during that last exchange. ‘You haven’t really answered my question.’…


Sincerely X, by TED Talks *EX-CON*

Episode 3: Ex-Con Released   Aug 03, 2017 A remorseful insider brings us a hard-earned truth: prison is effective. While his years behind bars helped him see where his life went off the rails, it also helped him create a system for how former inmates can get back on track.

Survivors Blog Here Welcomes Alyssa from Fight MS Daily

We’re excited to welcome Alyssa from Fight MS Daily to the Survivors Blog Here team. Diagnosed with MS at age 19, she fights to keep her illness in check, has a full life and she a Southerner. Please stop by to say hello and be sure to follow her journey.  M  

Triple Shot Thursday *When We Stand Together*

I picked a few special tunes this week, my hope is they sooth the soul. Around the world people are having hard times, please know I acknowledge your pain, feel empathy with and for you. We are one. Human.  M


WordPress Instructions on Republishing a Post

Republishing a Post Sometimes, you may want to republish an old post. If this is your goal, you have a few different options: You can reschedule your post by editing the date and time the post was published, entering a future date and time, then clicking Schedule. When the scheduled time arrives, the post will jump from its current position in your timeline to … Read More WordPress Instructions on Republishing a Post


Don’t Suffer From Your Depression In Silence

Another Great TED Talk. Enjoy. M


October’s Featured Blogger: Looking for the Light

Originally posted on Art by Rob Goldstein:
Our featured blogger for October is blogger, artist and mental health advocate, Melinda Sandor of the Looking for the Light Blog. Melinda is also the driving force behind SURVIVORS BLOG HERE, a collaborative of online mental health advocates who write and make art. If you have questions about in joining the Survivors Blog, send a tweet to…

Throw Back Thursday *Rock Out With Fleetwood Mac, Eagles and Peter Frampton*

Originally posted on Looking For The Light Blog:
July 7, 2014 Throw Back Thursday startled to lighten the mood as we slide into the weekend. One day to kick back, for that short time lose yourself. Three years later it’s evolved to Triple Shot Thursday. I look forward to Thursday the same as I did in the beginning. I hope you enjoy three of my…


Saudi Arabia Lifts Ban on Women Driving

  Posted on September 29, 2017 by Universal Life Church Monastery In a surprise decision earlier this week, the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia announced that he will lift the country’s infamous ban on female drivers. Beginning in 2018, women in Saudi Arabia will finally be able to apply for driver’s licenses and legally get behind the wheel. The controversial driving ban – the … Read More Saudi Arabia Lifts Ban on Women Driving


See Charity Navigator Before You Donate

Charity Navigator will guide you to Charities who are physically responsible. The information provided is enough to make a sound decision on how much of your donation will go to people supported by the Charity. It was and eye opener when I started researching charities to support, some were spending 85% on the CEO salary and administrative cost. Your money is not going very … Read More See Charity Navigator Before You Donate


No Person Should Have To Be So Alone

No Person, trying to take responsibility for her or his identity, should have to be so alone. There must be those among whom we can sit down and weep, and still be counted as warriors. Adrienne Rich “Sources”


Love Hard, Love Wide, Love Long

  No matter where life takes you…the place where you stand at any moment is holy ground. Love hard and wide and love long, and you will find the goodness in it. Susan Vreeland  Lisette’s List

Tom Petty RIP

Forever missed, never replaced  


Why People Of Different Faiths Are Painting Their Houses Of Worship Yellow

TED Talks


What I Learned As A Prisoner In North Korea

TED Talks has outdone themselves on Euna’s presentation.


7 Smart Ways To Use Technology In Classrooms Sep 13, 2017 / Hailey Reissman Elementary school teacher Kayla Delzer’s students tweet, post on Instagram and watch YouTube in class. Here’s why she thinks all kids should do the same. Many schools and teachers have an uneasy relationship with technology: they decry its power to distract young people but see it as a necessary evil to be tolerated, or at least strictly … Read More 7 Smart Ways To Use Technology In Classrooms

Triple Shot Thursday *To Love, To Be Loved By You*

Have a great weekend. See you here next week.  M    

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