The Western Woman

“The world will be saved by the western woman.”

These words were spoken at the Vancouver Peace Summit in 2009 by the Dalai Lama. The western woman certainly has a good shot at bringing about a peaceful coexistence on planet crazy, but it seems slow going until . . . until you look at all the work being done that is not necessarily given a lot of public attention.

The majority of the problems brought upon cultures of the world are being instigated by a patriarchal source. I’m not saying that powerful women are not playing a part in letting the problems persist, but women are not the most influential voices in the room. We make our difference on the world stage in a quieter, yet on-going and maddeningly persistent way. We are not looking to be rescued like a stranded motorist on the side of the highway waiting for a towing service.

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Business in the Villages of Guatemala

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“A successful woman can build a strong foundation with the bricks others have thrown at her.” Author unknown.

I was first introduced to Rainbow Bridge when I was in my early thirties. If you google Rainbow Bridge, you’ll get a plethora of feedback about actual physical bridges or pet transitions. Those are not the kind of bridges that I want to tell you about. For those of you who don’t know, building a bridge to assist families out of poverty, means the pot of gold is a real thing at the end of the rainbow.

Attempting to keep the flow of financial and educational aid open, drain cleaning Hamilton even finds this is a clogged and lengthy process. The founders of Rainbow Bridge had a sense of what they were getting involved with after spending several years in the Peace Corps back in the 1960s.

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