with John Travolta. What many people did not know until now is that the star has dealt with multiple challenges in life, breast cancer, divorce, the disappearance of her partner of nine years & her daughter's battle with an eating disorder. Whenever a star talks about how therapy improved their lives, it helps others overcome their concerns about trying therapy. She found both therapy & the use of anti-depressents as a way to gain the strength to heal & deal with things. Thank you Olivia Newton John, not only for your beautiful musical voice, but also for speaking up about depression & the importance of therapy. -->http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/19/olivia-newton-john-depression-therapy_n_2717779.html?icid=maing-grid7|heroes|dl19|sec1_lnk2%26pLid%3D272235
2) Those of you following my blog know that I have been advocating for sensible changes in the laws surrounding gun control & increased mental health services both in schools & with adults in our nation. This week, I learned of an easy way to tell your story & to voice your opinion to your senators & congressmen. Although it is a non-profit supporting Barack Obama's policies, they want to hear from you & all citizens as they design new more sensible programs. Take a look. It only takes a few minutes for you to share your stories, thoughts & ideas. --> http://www.barackobama.com/stories/share-your-story?utm_medium=email&utm_source=obama&utm_content=httpmybarackobamacomShareYourStoryonGunViolence&utm_campaign=em13_20130220_sr_act&source=em13_20130220_sr_act
3) My third fabulous find,-->One Million Acts of Green, (@omaog) empowers people to make a difference to save our planet (close to 4 million actions have been taken worldwide since it's launch!). It suggests & supports all sorts of actions you can take from creating your own actions & content, to joining groups, or getting inspired by celebrities.
4)-->The fourth fabulous find: Causes is a website that was "built for change." They offer "free & easy tools for passionate people to spread the word, find supporters, raise money, & build momentum."
Their "goal is to help you reach yours." They help you by offering nine templates that you can customize "ranging from a boilerplate petition to a page designed to capture video views - to fit your aspirations & drive towards lasting, real-world impact. If you're not ready to lead a movement, browse through some of the most popular actions to find one that could use your support."
So in case you feel like aliens have already attacked our planet & you want to make a difference, here are some resources that can help you change the world.
Have a wonderful weekend!