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Women *Represent 70% Of the Global Health Workforce

In these stressful days the novel coronavirus seems to hit female health care workers harder than others who contract the disease. No wonder since right now,  where workers are on the front lines of patient interactions, women in health-care jobs make up more than 70% of the global workforce.

As these women making up the majority of health-care workers globally, women are overwhelmingly also the primary caretakers in their families. This means that many women in health care are balancing a demanding work life and home life at the same time.

This emphasizes that these women health-care professions also have responsibility to take care of parents, who are older, and school-aged children, so no wondering their lives are enormously impacted by worrying about elderly relatives and by school closures.

Let’s think about following, it are people who go into health care, whether they’re nurses or physicians, they do it because they want to help people. So, who takes care if the caretaker, while people normally run away from tragedy, these are the folks that run toward it, and we just need to support them and keep them safe!

We can’t emphasize enough that attention must be paid to ensuring safe conditions for ALL caregivers, special attention is needed for female health-care professions —not only in access to personal protective equipment essential to ensuring they are able to function well.

Let’s start to pay attention to what is happening in peoples’’ homes and support an equal sharing of the burden of care between women and men. There is a great opportunity to “un stereotype” the gender roles that play out in households in many parts of the world. Men can (should) take a role to assist with the daily household tasks. Let’s start now to tribute to our shared humanity, making a difference to implement actions that build a more equal world!

Important observation what needs immediate attention! Across the globe, medical professionals have said that they do not have enough access to personal protective gear and equipment, and access to more may be difficult to ensure. This very concerning for the livelihood of our caretakers and their families.

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Colorful Earth globe with light, closeup. Elements of this image furnished by NASA

The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider Freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less, we buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees but less sense, more knowledge, but less judgment, more experts, yet more problems, more medicine, but less wellness.

We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too little, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom.

We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values. We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often.

We’ve learned how to make a living, but not a life. We’ve added years to life not life to years. We’ve been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbor. We conquered outer space but not inner space. We’ve done larger things, but not better things.

We’ve cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul. We’ve conquered the atom, but not our prejudice. We write more, but learn less. We plan more, but accomplish less. We’ve learned to rush, but not to wait. We build more computers to hold more information, to produce more copies than ever, but we communicate less and less.

These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion, big men and small character, steep profits and shallow relationships. These are the days of two incomes but more divorce, fancier houses, but broken homes. These are days of quick trips, disposable diapers, throwaway morality, one night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do everything from cheer, to quiet, to kill. It is a time when there is much in the showroom window and nothing in the stockroom. A time when technology can bring this letter to you, and a time when you can choose either to share this insight, or to just hit delete.

Remember to spend some time with your loved ones, because they are not going to be around forever.

Remember, say a kind word to someone who looks up to you in awe, because that little person soon will grow up and leave your side.

Remember, to give a warm hug to the one next to you, because that is the only treasure you can give with your heart and it doesn’t cost a cent.

Remember, to say, ‘I love you’ to your partner and your loved ones, but most of all mean it. A kiss and an embrace will mend hurt when it comes from deep inside of you.

Remember to hold hands and cherish the moment for someday that person will not be there again.

Give time to love, give time to speak! And give time to share the precious thoughts in your mind.

And always remember, life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by those moments that take our breath away.

Tell the people you love that you love them, at every opportunity

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As we prepare to celebrate this holiday season with family and friends, we customarily take stock of those things in our lives for which we are grateful. As we count our blessings, we must also take note of what is happening beyond our borders.

Today, more refugees than at any other time in history have fled unimaginable violence and persecution in search of safety and a more promising future for their children. Refugees need support now more than ever. Come join us to make power, communication, and access to knowledge a reality for those that need it most. And let’s consider what we could do more for those who have nothing.

It serves us well to remember that we are a country of refugees and a nation of immigrants. There is no better time to honor the legacy of welcoming the stranger than during this time of sharing and giving. Wishing our Friends and Family a Joyous Holiday filled with Peace, Love, and Prosperity. Best Wishes for a Healthy New Year!

Mike Freni

Kumbaya

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Dealing with Dyslexia. When I was in my early years, my cousin recognized my struggle and explained the challenges and opportunities of the disorder to me. I found my way around and dealt with it in my own way, how I read, write and absorb information, is far different, to how I relay information. Others started to see me highly intuitive – known to be “street smart.” and often “dead on” in judging personalities of others.

Today I am still struggling like uncertainty with words, punctuation, and spelling when writing. Reliance on spell-check and grammar-check. Reliance on others (assistants, spouses, significant others) for written correspondence can be even more frustrating.

Dealing with dyslexia we read better with a bigger font size. It also explains why I prefer to use for example Century Gothic some Microsoft Office Typefaces. ComicSans, Century Gothic, Verdana, Trebuchet

Richard Branson, Virgin; Paul Orfalea, Kinko’s; Ingvar Kamprad, Ikea; James Dyson, Dyson; Steve Jobs, Apple; Kevin O’Leary, Shark Thank; we’re all extremely creative people and all have one thing in common, Dyslexia (including myself). A Dyslexic sees failure as a part of the path to progress.

Dyslexics Will Rule the Future
Strengths • Creativity • Problem-Solving • Connecting Unrelated Dots / Patterns • Big Picture Thinking. Dyslexics are extraordinarily creative about maneuvering their way around problems
The most valuable lesson I learned in school was how to “hack” the system which forced me to get creative.

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We share the same humanity, we share our need for purpose, identity and community – even if we prefer our own company and solitude. Our lives consist of ebb and flow, coming and going, life and death. We may struggle to make our mark, to make ends meet, to be creative and fulfilled. We have dreams, hopes, disappointments, drama and trauma. Often, we look from afar to others for support and guidance, and are attracted by their creative expression, wisdom and aura. “We absolutely have to tell the world, show the world, that there is a collective responsibility to act. We share the same humanity and we cannot continue to allow economic wars to be fought on women’s bodies.”

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Every year I look back on the biggest challenges that life brings us but also looking at the greatest opportunities what came to us with thanks. Life never hands out things that you can’t handle. How you approach it will determine how you come through the other side. You can assume the victim role and feel sorry for yourself, or you can reach into the essence of who you are and find your inner strength. Then demand the self-worth and ability to rise up and meet your challenges heart on. You need to believe you can do this — you are powerful, you are amazing and you are inspirational!

Today we are giving thanks to all who have been supportive and kept us going from darkness to the ultimate light. From unconnected to be connected. This is just another year I praise to be surrounded by my beloved ones, my advisors and supporters, my team of smart developers and engineers and all those appreciated connections from around the world. Happy Thanksgiving. Thanks for your continued support @Kumbaya

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We all have to recognise that we all have weaknesses. I know I do. But I’m never willing to let them defeat me, or get me down. I have always sought to turn my disadvantages into advantages. For example, my dyslexia taught me to think differently, and solve problems in a unique way.

Richard Branson A to Z of business: W is for Weakness

I became a really good delegator early in life, and learned to find and work with people whose strengths balance my weaknesses.

By surrounding myself with fantastic people, who are brilliant in the areas where I struggle, we’ve managed to grow Virgin into the global group of businesses that it is today.

So instead of covering up your weaknesses and trying to sweep them under the rug, acknowledge them and start thinking about ways that you can use them to really benefit you.

What are you weaknesses?

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