Going away to college for the first time is an exciting venture which, for many, marks the beginning of a new chapter of their lives. While thrilling, it can also be a bit overwhelming to ‘move away’ and truly be on your own for what may be the first time.
Life is full of changes. From the very moment we come into existence, we are thrown into a forward motion of continual development and change. While some people seek change and are riveted by it, others find that dealing with transition can induce great amounts of stress.
There are often several factors that come into play when deciding how to gift one’s time through volunteer work. For many, it’s sharing a passion for the mission of a particular organization or finding that perfect opportunity to utilize a specific skill set. Whatever the reason for volunteering, there is no doubt that doing so can have a significantly positive impact both for the organization being served and the individual serving.
Dear Birthright Client,
Though I’ve never met you, I feel like we are part of one another’s stories in some small but deeply significant way. I have been blessed by Birthright, as I know that you have too.
The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines “consent” as a verb meaning “to give approval”. In the state of Missouri, as with all states in the United States, there is an “age of consent” that is the age at which the state has determined that someone can legally consent to participate in sexual activity. In Missouri, the ‘age of consent’ is 17. That means if you are under the age of 17, you cannot give your consent to engage in a sexual activity, even if you agree to it.
As human beings, we all long for companionship and support, but what we sometimes forget is the work that goes into building strong and healthy relationships.
In honor of Valentine’s Day, we asked some of these incredible women who make our work possible through their generous hearts to share their best love advice on what have made their marriages and relationships not only last, but thrive over the years.
Regardless of whether they have been married for 2 years or 50, here’s what our wonderful volunteers and staff had to say:
‘Diversity’ is a term that is as important as it is prevalent in our society today. One of the most beautiful attributes of humanity is the variety in which it is presented—people of all colors, shapes, sizes, backgrounds and world views walk this planet, creating as they do a tapestry only emboldened by the differences displayed.
At Birthright, we are blessed to be able to serve women from of all ethnic backgrounds regardless of race, creed or socio-economic status. In doing so, we have learned first-hand that diversity is a thing of beauty and value.
The holidays can be a magical time of year filled with festivities, friends and my personal favorite, delicious food! At the same time, there are many people who feel their stress levels rise during the holidays. In fact, a survey conducted by Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research found that in the United States, people are more likely to feel an increase in stress rather than a decrease during the holidays.
I found out I was pregnant the second semester of my freshmen year of college. It was early spring, and I knew I would have my baby during the fall semester, sometime in November. For the first several weeks of my pregnancy, I was not able to think long term. I could only focus on the present, how I felt I would have to quit everything in my life, and how many times I was throwing up. I began to miss almost all of my morning classes. I was a good student, with good intentions to go to class, but I would wake up and feel nauseous, sometimes even throwing up and having to go back to bed.
As women, we’ve all heard this advice: To catch breast cancer early, go get regular mammograms. However, you may be asking yourself a few questions, such as: What exactly is a mammogram? Do I really need one? When should I start getting them?
Those are very common questions, and it’s important for women to understand the importance of regular mammograms as well as what risk factors to consider for deciding when to begin regular screenings.