Monday, May 4, 2009

Lots of events, interviews & activities this week!

-- Quote of the Day --
Re: Care-giving, hospice and volunteer work:

You know, I never was attracted to the medical field - I was the president of a school in a low-income housing project in Detroit. Of course I had plenty to do… and at that time I had more homeless students than the state of Michigan… and I only say that because a lot of people will often say that they don’t have the time to volunteer – but I was running a school and had many things to do, yet there are many needs out there that have to be met. Hospice is a philosophy of quality, end of life care. …over 90% of people receive hospice care at home, but you can find hospice support in prisons, hospitals… Some volunteers actually do pet therapy, and certify their pets for hospice care. …If a person wants to be a volunteer but not have direct contact with patients there are lots of things they can do from office duties to fundraising. …One thing that is almost like a secret in America is children as caregivers – 1.5 million children in America are caregivers the last time I looked – some of them as young as 8 years old. …It is not unusual for these children to be late for school or miss school due to these duties. Adult caregivers need to maintain their own good health. …Evaluate your own irritability, your sleep and eating habits.
~ Frances Shani Parker – Mar 3, 2009

This quote today was taken from an interview that aired on Conscious Discussions radio earlier in March. During this discussion we learned about Hospice & Caregiving To access this interview, simply click on the hyper-links here or look to the right for a link to take you to the Conscious Discussions radio show.

-- Eco-events This Week --

Naturopathic Medicine Week (Canada) - May 2-10: "Natoropathic doctors are... teaching patients & members of the community about health promotion & disease prevention... conducting free seminars. Topics include: a naturopathic doctor's approach to stress, eating for energy & health, pregnancy, peri-menopause, digestive issues and the benefits of naturopathic medicine." -

World Press Freedom Day - May 3: "As they investigate sensitive issues, unveil disturbing truths & question policies, journalists find themselves in the firing line of those directly or indirectly exposed by their reports." -

International Composting Awareness Week, May 3rd - 9th: A week of activities, events and publicity to improve awareness about the importance of this valuable organic resource and to promote compost use, knowledge and products. -

-- New Prize Contest This Week !! --

We are looking for as many as 3 prize winners for Richard Rish's book: Beyond Mars, Crimson Fleet (science -fiction) & 5 posters signed by the author - 2nd & 3rd prizes= the 5 posters: see images on or the author's site at: Email: with “prize” in the subject line. Deadline: Sunday morning - May 10th.

* There’s no limit to the number of times you can win from our show & we never, ever use your email or mailing address for any other means than this contest. Anyone around the globe can win a prize if they enter before the deadline & we never, ever use your mailing or email information for anything other than this contest. We welcome prize offerings that promote conscious living from businesses or individuals.

-- Authors Read --

Today on Authors Read radio we have a prolific and popular educational children's author - Doris Fisher. Doris will be reading her book Happy Birthday to Whoo! To access this reading, simply click on the hyper-links here or look to the right for the Authors Read radio show.

Find Dave & Lillian Brummet, excerpts from their books, information about their radio shows & free resources & articles at

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