What a week it has been – chock-full of news, some that got me and many others mad. Others were great for comic relief and then there were the informative bits, particularly for women’s health.
Friday is my lazy day of the week. I go to my paid job earlier in the day and there is only one post here. This is it – the Weekly Roundup post, in which we highlight the happenings in the news that puts a cap on the week as well as point you to our top and featured posts.
If you are a first-time visitor to this blog or never really browsed our archive (and I suggest that you do), we use the word ‘news’ somewhat loosely. We focus on stories that impact and influence the lives of women and those who love them. Tragedies and drama are not our focus. Uplifting and inspiring are our intentions. While some stories might have a dramatic element to it, we seek to bring out the underlying meaning and the effect on our lives.
Stories like this one put a cap on our week:
We have read so much lately about Baltimore and not too much of it on the positive side. So I jumped at the idea of posting this story from Yahoo News as it ties in so neatly with one that we featured earlier in the week.
Baltimore’s ‘restaurant week’ is a perfect time for businesses to draw in new customers and for locals to try delicious meals on the cheap. One restaurant owner hopes to serve anywhere from 900 to 1000 guests during the week-long event. But they won’t be paying patrons: they’re all going to be members of the city’s homeless population. Michael Tabrizi, the owner of ‘Tabrizi’s’ doesn’t think this is time to “promote business.” Instead, considering all that’s happened in Baltimore this year, he thinks “it would be better to do something for the city to unite the people. The ‘Homeless Restaurant Week’ will be from July 20-25. Read the full story here.
One week of food might not seem much to many of us but to someone who has not eaten for as many days as they are in a week and even longer in a restaurant, this will be a treat. This story demonstrates how each of us can help one. It is similar to our featured story on Wednesday, The Scourge of Homelessness, that featured the WeShelter app. Did you read it? Check that one out here and if you are living in New York or know someone who does, please share this post with them today! [tweetthis]Help a homeless person today![/tweetthis]
Wellness Is A Daily Habit
Men have long been reported as not taking care of themselves in a holistic way. If that remains true, there are women in their lives who might very well be trying to influence a change in their lifestyle. There are also organizations and groups encouraging and motivating men to embrace wellness.
A story about breast cancer in women over 70 years old caught my attention. I am still a couple of decades away from that, but it is still concerning to know that women of that age remain uncertain about the symptoms of this disease. Check out the post here for both stories. [tweetthis]Spread the word on #Wellness for men & breast cancer in elderly women[/tweetthis]
Maddening News – Camille Cosby
Yesterday I was really mad – at Camille Cosby and women who like her stand by their man even when there is mounting evidence that they did wrong. Remember this:
Well, I thought we had evolved beyond this – what with Hillary proving that we women can be whatever we want to be, including being President of one of the most powerful countries in the world.
We forgave her for this, but it is time that as women we stop doing this for the sake of our daughters. Read my full rant here that was the most read of the week. Do share your opinion in the comments below the post. [tweetthis]Why Camille Cosby makes mothers of daughters mad! [/tweetthis]
Come rain, come shine this weekend will be enjoyed! What plans do you have for yours? Share the highlights with me in the comments sections below and do Subscribe and receive my updates over the weekend.
Here are a couple of my favourite quotes about the weekend. Do they give any clue about what I will be doing?
“Music always sounds better on Friday.” Lou Brutus
“Cozy+smell of pancakes-alarm clock=weekend” Amy Krouse Rosenthal
“It’s not that we spend five days looking forward to just two. It’s that most people do what they enjoy most on those two days. Imagine living a life where everyday are your Saturdays and Sundays. Make everyday your weekend. Make everyday a play-day…” James A. Murphy
There might be a surprise in it for you if you guess #3!!! Post your answer in the comments below and we will see! LOL.
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