Category Archives: Humans

Women are not safe at work, in public, and at home Mark Twain once said, “India is, the cradle of the human race, the birthplace of human speech, the mother of history, the grandmother of legend, and the great grandmother of tradition. Our most valuable and most instructive materials in the history of man are treasured up in India only.” It’s ironic how fondly he is referring to India as a female persona, yet today India is known for being the most dangerous county in the world for women – according to a recent Thomson Reuters Foundation survey. Government data shows that there are four cases of rape reported every hour in India. This fact leads me to the quote by Melanne Verveer, “No country can get ahead when it leaves half of its people behind.” Although India has the world’s largest functioning democracy, gender equality is far worse there,…

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woman with bandana and heart glasses

Have you heard of the Enneagram – maybe on a podcast or in the breakroom? Enneagram is a system of personality typing that describes patterns in how people conceptualize the world and manage their emotions. The model is split into nine different personality types based on how you see the world. Our world today is filled with covered faces, which makes it difficult to “read” people and gauge their emotional reaction to you. It’s like texting but in person. To make your life easier, we have used the 9 Enneagram personality types to identify people by using just their face mask. If you don’t have time to go through the full Enneagram questionnaire to determine what type you are, just look at the face mask you wear. The Reformer Photo by Julian Wan on Unsplash The rational, idealistic type: Principled Purposeful Self-controlled Perfectionistic Although Ones have a strong sense of…

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Happy Mothers Day Card with Magnolias

Can I get a head nod or a “YASSS” from every mom that has found herself doing the jobs of teacher, chef, nurse, IT department, as well as being the mommy for the past two months during the stay at home order? And don’t forget that you have a full-time job that you are barely hanging onto because your employment hinges on whether your employer is approved the for PPP loan. That’s a lot of plates in the air. It’s not easy, but us moms get the job done. Miraculously all homework gets finished, bellies are full and there are enough clean socks for tomorrow. Mother’s Day couldn’t have come at a better time. Mom’s everywhere have been running full throttle during COVID-19 and it’s time to slow down, if only for a day. We’ve come up with some ideas that will help moms forget about the pandemic for a…

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