To laugh often and much, to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children, to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded! ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
I keep this quote in my mind when I feel unproductive, unsuccessful or lacking in purpose. The last bit, "to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived.", is, to me, the most meaningful. My original intention when I decided to set up this blog was to create a way of sharing information that we, as
In my own struggles for emotional and spiritual growth as well as improved health, I have learned many valuable lessons the most important of which is that if I am struggling with something, than more likely than not, others are struggling as well. Sharing what I am discovering, what I am learning and what works for me is my way of trying to improve, not just my own life, but the lives of others as well. While my circle of influence may be quite small, I hope that sharing what I know will make at least one life breath easier.
Although my blog has evolved a bit over time to include mostly gender-neutral information (as well as the occasional opinionated rant!), my desire to reach out to other women remains. So, while I have no intention of making BetweenUsGirls an exclusive "girls-only club," I will occasionally post information that is in keeping with my original focus. So, here is a link that many of my women readers (and perhaps some of my male readers as well) may find helpful.
Nursing School Search is a site designed to help make the search for nursing training easier, but they have recently compiled a list of 100 websites that are great resources for women. Sites included in the list provide information and inspiration for all facets of life including pregnancy and childbirth, infertility, emotional growth and development, fitness, nutrition and much more. Check out the list, visit the sites that strike a chord and let us know what you think. If you find a site that is particularly helpful, come back and tell us about it and send the link to a friend or loved one. Remember, your struggles may be shared by so many others and your comments and guidance just might help make someone else's life a bit brighter!