Can a high-ranking woman official expect respect from male counterparts and direct reports while carrying a baby and a D&G bag?
Spain says ‘yes’. This is not new news, but a great example that illustrates how to execute balance while serving as a high-ranking political official:
When Spanish Prime Minister José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero’s new cabinet members took their oath of office before King Juan Carlos on Monday, one of them, the recently-appointed Defense Minister, stood out from the rest. Literally. Carme Chacón, 37, is not only the first woman to head Spain’s armed forces. She is also seven months pregnant.
The upcoming Cirque du Soleil production Amaluna will be a love story inspired by Greek mythology, Amazonian warrior women and Shakespeare, featuring 70% female performers.
“The story of Amaluna is about a young daughter becoming a woman, and all the great goddesses and women who come to participate in this ceremonious right of passage,” the show’s director, Diane Paulus, said following its unveiling in Montreal on Wednesday.
After Cirque du Soleil told Paulus they were interested in creating a “big top show that was a homage to women,” she began to brew ideas combining female Greek goddesses like Juno, Demeter and Persephone with more contemporary literary inspirations, specifically Shakespeare’s final play The Tempest.
Paulus said The Tempest‘s male protagonist Prospero has been modified in Amaluna to Prospera, a shaman Queen who lives in exile with her daughter on the remote island of Amaluna. Prospera then causes a storm…
I’m currently fascinated by calligraphy…Since I hand write most of my correspondence, I’d like to learn how to write in modern calligraphy eventually. Here’s a video I found on anothers’ WordPress blog.
If you have read my blog for a while, you recognize this book! I loved Princess of the Midnight Ball, which is a retelling of this story. I have had this book ever since I can remember! I love the ornate illustrations in it!
I really hope to share this book with my (maybe) little kids someday!
Tibet’s Buddhist leader the Dalai Lama has won the 2012 Templeton Prize worth US$1.7-million for his work affirming the spiritual dimension of life, the U.S.-based John Templeton Foundation said on Thursday.
The spiritual leader “vigorously focused on the connections between the investigative traditions of science and Buddhism as a way to better understand and advance what both disciplines might offer the world”, the foundation said in a statement.
Specifically, he encourages serious scientific investigative reviews of the power of compassion and its broad potential to address the world’s fundamental problems – a theme at the core of his teachings and a cornerstone of his immense popularity.
Within that search, the “big questions” he raises – such as “Can compassion be trained or taught?” – reflect the deep interest of the founder of the Templeton Prize, the late Sir John Templeton, in seeking to bring scientific methods to the study of…
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