Would the World Be More Peaceful With More Women Leaders?

During the opening months of the First World War, in the midst of the incendiary jingoism roiling Britain, the poet Dorothea Hollins of the Women’s Labour League proposed that an unarmed, 1,000-strong ‘Women’s Peace Expeditionary Force’ cross Europe ‘in the teeth of the guns’ and interpose itself between the warring armies in the trenches. Hollins’s grand scheme did not materialize, but neither did it emerge in a vacuum; it was nurtured by a century of activism largely grounded in maternal love.

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Aeon is a digital magazine of ideas and culture. Since September 2012 they have been publishing some of the most profound and provocative thinking on the web. They ask the big questions and find the freshest, most original answers, provided by leading thinkers on science, philosophy, society, and the arts. Aeon was founded in London by Paul and Brigid Hains. It now has offices in London, Melbourne, and New York. Aeon is a not-for-profit and operated by Aeon Media Group Ltd., committed to big ideas, serious enquiry, and a humane worldview. That’s it.

Peace and #SafePassage for Refugees in 2016

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Greenpeace is the leading independent campaigning organization that uses peaceful protest and creative communication to expose global environmental problems and to promote solutions that are essential to a green and peaceful future.

We Must Remember Their Names

Like most people, I was horrified at the events in Paris this past week. Paris is a city I love deeply and I have friends, there. The attacks on the Charlie Hebdo offices and the Jewish kosher supermarket were shocking, but the reaction of the French people and the actions of two men, Ahmed Merabet and Lassana Bathily, were amazing.

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Lorraine LoBianco started writing as soon as she could hold a pencil. She is the co-editor of the British Film Institute-nominated “Letters – Jean Renoir” and has written hundreds of articles and blogs for Turner Classic Movies. She has worked in television for over 15 years and is very proud to be part of the evox staff.

Joy To The World!

“In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.”~Albert Camus

It’s December 1st, and I just watched a beautiful sunset within this brief window of no rain in a week of much-needed rainy days.

The days are shorter, the nights longer. Cozy nights by a fire, soups, holiday movies, and lots of reading – all call to us, whereas six months ago we were still out running errands and working and just being busy until the sun set much later in the day.

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Dr. Laura Basha is an organizational psychologist, writer and artist, and along with organizational transformation, consulting and executive coaching, she offers her skills as a life coach and educator, specializing in personal transformation and creative self-expression. For over thirty years she has worked with thousands of international clientele, using a principle-based paradigm of health and empowerment, catalyzing an awakening in people to their authentic self-expression, creativity, and power. She has taught her work in private practice as well as community, clinical, academic, professional, public, and corporate settings. Find more of Dr. Laura Basha's teachings, videos, artwork, and writings here: http://www.evoxtelevision.com/evolve-with-dr-laura-basha/

Don't Worry Like Mark Twain

Mark Twain

(Mark Twain...looking worried)

This week’s reality check - or, as I like to call it, “whack upside the head with the Frozen Fish of Reality” (Google Monty Python's Fish Slapping Dance for the reference and have a good laugh)comes courtesy of the great American humorist and writer, Mark Twain.

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Lorraine LoBianco started writing as soon as she could hold a pencil. She is the co-editor of the British Film Institute-nominated “Letters – Jean Renoir” and has written hundreds of articles and blogs for Turner Classic Movies. She has worked in television for over 15 years and is very proud to be part of the evox staff.

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Green grass with women's symbol and peace signs.
11/08/2017
During the opening months of the First World War, in the midst of the incendiary jingoism roiling Britain, the poet Dorothea Hollins of the Women’s Labour League proposed that an unarmed, 1,000-... read more
Refugee life jacket art peace sign in Lesbos
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01/14/2015
Like most people, I was horrified at the events in Paris this past week. Paris is a city I love deeply and I have friends, there. The attacks on the Charlie Hebdo offices and the Jewish kosher... read more
wintery field with snow-covered trees
12/01/2014
“In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.”~Albert Camus It’s December 1st, and I just watched a beautiful sunset within this brief window of no... read more
Mark Twain
04/08/2014
(Mark Twain...looking worried) This week’s reality check - or, as I like to call it, “whack upside the head with the Frozen Fish of Reality” (Google Monty Python's Fish Slapping Dance for the... read more
Green grass with women's symbol and peace signs.
11/08/2017
During the opening months of the First World War, in the midst of the incendiary jingoism roiling Britain, the poet Dorothea Hollins of the Women’s Labour League proposed that an unarmed, 1,000-... read more
Refugee life jacket art peace sign in Lesbos
01/06/2016
by Aaron Gray-Block | Greenpeace On the Greek island of Lesbos there is a rubbish dump of life jackets, discarded now but forever witness to the hope and suffering of those who fled war, poverty,... read more
01/14/2015
Like most people, I was horrified at the events in Paris this past week. Paris is a city I love deeply and I have friends, there. The attacks on the Charlie Hebdo offices and the Jewish kosher... read more
wintery field with snow-covered trees
12/01/2014
“In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.”~Albert Camus It’s December 1st, and I just watched a beautiful sunset within this brief window of no... read more
Mark Twain
04/08/2014
(Mark Twain...looking worried) This week’s reality check - or, as I like to call it, “whack upside the head with the Frozen Fish of Reality” (Google Monty Python's Fish Slapping Dance for the... read more