Health Awareness Days for May, 2017

by Maria Koropecky, Wellness Coach

Here’s a list of Health & Wellness Days for May, 2017.

Here’s a link to the Intro for this blog post series, a.k.a the #BeTheChange Almanac.

Here’s a link to JanuaryFebruary,  March and April.

Also, clear here to join our Health Awareness Days LinkedIn group and never miss a day!

Hopefully, these Awareness Days will inspire you to discover your life’s purpose and pitch in where you can.

Spread the awareness and share!

May is the Awareness Month For:

  • Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month (MedicAlert Canada)
    • #AsthmaandAllergyAwarenessMonth, #asthma, #allergies, #MedicAlert, #health, #May, #cure, #awareness
  • Birthflowers of the Month include: Hawthorne, Lily of the Valley
    • #birthflower, #flower, #Hawthorne, #lilyofthevalley, #spring, #May
  • Birthstones of the Month include: Agate, Beryl, Chrysoprase, Emerald, Saffire
    • #birthstones, #crystals, #gemstone, #jewelry, #Agate, #beryl, #YELLOWBERYL, #Chrysoprase, #emerald, #saffire, #saphire
  • Celiac Awareness Month
    • #CeliacAwarenessMonth, #glutenfree, #celiac, #gluten, #celiacdisease, #gf
  • Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month
    • #CysticFibrosisAwarenessMonth, #CureCF, #cysticfibrosis
  • Food Allergy Awareness Month
    • #FoodAllergyAwarenessMonth, #foodallergy, #peanuts, #glutenfree, #anaphylaxis, #allergy, #foodallergies, #peanutallergy, #celiac
  • Foot Health Awareness Month
    • #FootHealthAwarenessMonth, #Podiatrists, #heelrelief, #plantarfascitiis, (sic) #pedicure, #nails, #pedi, #feet, #prettyfeet, #nailcare, #spa, #massage, #toes
  • Hepatitis Awareness Month
    • #HepatitisAwarenessMonth, #HepAware, #hepatitis, #KnowUrStatus, #KnowHepatitis, #HepTestingDay, #HepC, #GetTested
  • Huntington’s Disease Awareness Month
    • #HuntingtonsDiseaseAwarenessMonth, #HuntingtonsDisease, #hdawareness, #HD, #CureHD, #huntingtondisease, #awareness
  • Lyme Disease Awareness Month
    • #LymeDiseaseAwarenessMonth, #LymeDisease, #lymediseasechallenge, #Lyme, #lymeawareness, #lymediseaseawareness, #compoundpharmacy, #awareness, #WeMustFindACure, #TickTalk
  • Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month (Canada)
    • #MultipleSclerosis, #MS, #health
  • National Hemochromatosis Awareness Month (Iron Overload) (Canada)
    • #Hemochromatosis, #awareness, #iron, #toomuchiron
  • National Pet Month (U.S.)
    • #NationalPetMonth, #PawItForward, #pet, #pets
  • National Physiotherapy Month (Canada)
    • #physiotherapy, #physio, #massage, #physicaltherapy, #health, #Physiotherapist, #physiotherapyblog
  • National Melanoma Skin Cancer Awareness Month (U.S.)
    • #NationalSkinCancerAwarenessMonth, #skincancer, #melanoma, #Cancer, #sunscreen, #Skin, #health, #skincare, #sunsafety, #tanning, #dermatology, #wellness
  • Ramadan from May 27th (Saturday) to June 25th (Sunday)
    • #Ramadan, #Quran
  • Speech and Hearing Awareness Month (Canada)
    • #speechandhearing
  • Vision Health Month (Canada)
    • #VisionHealthMonth, #optometry, #visionhealth, #eyehealth, #vision, #eyes, #eyecare, #visionimprovement, #visionhealing, #visioncorrection, #ThinAboutYourEyes, #Healthcare, #eyes4life, #awareness

Special Weeks in May:

  • Mental Health Week from May 1st to May 7th
    • #MentalHealthWeek, #GETLOUD, #mentalhealth, #SwitchOnTheLight, #mentalillness, #depression, #BreakTheSilence, #stigma
  • National Nursing Week from May 6th to May 12th
    • #NationalNursingWeek, #thanknurse, #Nurse, #Registered, #Nursing, #RN, #medical, #Healthcare
  • National Hospice Palliative Care Week from May 7th to May 13th
    • #hospice, #palliative, #Care, #palliativecare, #Nursing, #Healthcare, #charity
  • National Postcard Week (U.S.) from May 7th to May 13th
    • #postcard, #art, #vintage, #travel
  • National Pet Week (U.S.) from May 7th to May 13th
    • #NationalPetWeek, #pet, #pets, #Adopt, #TheSecretLifeOfPets, #animallover, #furbaby
  • North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week from May 7th to May 13th
    • #occupationalhealth, #safety, #NAOSH, #workplacesafety, #workforce, #MakeSafetyAHabit
  • Naturopathic Medicine Week (British Columbia Naturopathic Association) from May 8th to May 14th
    • #NatMedWeek, #naturopathicmedicine, #health, #naturopathic, #wellness, #naturopathy, #medicine, #prevention, #nutrition
  • International Coaching Week (ICW) (International Coaching Federation) from May 15th to May 21st
    • #InternationalCoachingWeek, #ICF, #coaches, #coachescafe, #coachingworks, #coaching, #mentoring, #digdeep, #leadership, #lifecoaching, #executivecoaching, #businesscoaching
  • National Police Week (U.S.) from May 17th to May 20th
    • #NationalPoliceWeek, #EMS, #Thankyouforhelpingothers, #thankful, #BlueLivesMatter, #PoliceLivesMatter, #police, #PoliceWeek, #ThinBlueLine, #NeverForget, #law enforcement
  • ChorFest (BC Choral Federation) in Victoria, BC from May 19th to May 21st
    • #choral, #music, #choir, #singing, #composers, #concert
  • National EMS Week (Emergency Medical Services) from May 21st to May 27th
    • #NationalEMSWeek, #EMS, #volunteers, #Thankyouforhelpingothers, #thankful, #Paramedic, #NationalPoliceWeek
  • Bike to Work Week BC from May 29th to June 4th
    • #BikeToWorkWeek, #BikeMonth, #BTWW, #BiketoWorkDay, #cycling, #smartTRIPS

Special Days in May:

  • Executive Coaching Day on May 1st (Monday)
    • #executivecoaching, #InternationalCoachingWeek, #ICF, #coaches, #coachescafe, #coachingworks, #coaching, #mentoring, #digdeep, #leadership, #lifecoaching, #businesscoaching
  • Melanoma Monday on May 1st (Monday)
    • #MelanomaMonday, #skincancer, #melanoma, #HealthTalk, #ChooseSkinHealth, #sunscreen, #skincare, #Skin, #melanomaawareness, #Cancer
  • World Asthma Day on May 2nd (Tuesday)
    • #WorldAsthmaDay, #asthma, #breathtakingmoments, #AsthmaAwareness, #TakeItSeriously, #BreatheForACause, #Right2Breathe, #WAD
  • World Press Freedom Day on May 3rd (Wednesday)
    • #WorldPressFreedomDay, #media, #pressfreedom, #WPFD2017
  • May the Fourth Be With You Day (National Star Wars Day) on May 4th (Thursday)
    • #MayThe4thBeWithYou, #StarWarsDay, #StarWars, #HappyStarWarsDay, #MayThe4th
  • National Day of Prayer (U.S.) on May 4th (Thursday)
    • #NationalDayofPrayer, #Prayer, #pray
  • National Orange Juice Day on May 4th (Thursday)
    • #NationalOrangeJuiceDay, #orangejuice, #OJ, #breakfast, #healthy
  • Cinco de Mayo on May 5th (Friday)
    • #CincoDeMayo, #Mexico
  • Space Day on May 5th (Friday)
    • #SpaceDay, #CosmicAddress
  • STOP! Clean Your Hands Day (WHO’s global annual call to action for health workers) on May 5th (Friday)
    • #pledgecleanhands, #handhygiene, #cleanhands, #safehands
  • World Pulmonary Hypertension Day on May 5th (Friday)
    • #WorldPHDay, #WPHD #sometimesitsph, #PulmonaryHypertension, #PHAware, #Pulmonary, #PHAssociation
  • International No Diet Day on May 6th (Saturday)
    • #InternationalNoDietDay, #NoDietDay, #nodiet, #losehatenotweight, #treatyoself, #INDD, #wellness
  • National Nurses Day on May 6th (Saturday)
    • #InternationalNursesDay, #nurses, #thankanurse, #NursesDay, #FlorenceNightingale
  • Join Hands Day (dedicated to bringing a union between the older & younger generations) on May 6th (Saturday)
    • #JoinHandsDay, #Oldandyoung
  • National Tourist Appreciation Day (U.S.) on May 6th (Saturday)
    • #tourist, #travel, #tourism, #vacation, #holiday, #trip, #traveling, #wanderlust
  • World Labyrinth Day on May 6th (Saturday)
    • #WorldLabyrinthDay, #meditate, #Labyrinths, #healing, #breatheringoldlight
  • Walk So Kids Can Talk (event for Kids Help Phone) on May 7th (Sunday)
    • #WalkSoKidsCanTalk, #KidsHelpPhone, #BeAHero, #KidsHelpPhoneWalk
  • White Lotus Day (encouraging meditation) on May 8th (Monday)
    • #WhiteLotus, #Lotus, #flower, #meditation, #yoga, #esotericism, #healing, #SpiritualWellness, #spirit, #enlightenment, #spirituality, #love, #spiritual, #peace, #awakening, #happiness, #zen, #mindfulness
  • World Red Cross Day on May 8th (Monday)
    • #WorldRedCrossDay, #RedCross, #thanks
  • World Lupus Day on May 10th (Wednesday)
    • #WorldLupusDay, #LupusAwarenessMonth, #lupus, #LupusAwareness, #HighFive4Lupus, #KnowLupus, #giveback, #imalupussufferer
  • Mother’s Day on May 14th (Sunday)
    • #MothersDay, #mothers, #gift, #women, #handmade
  • International Awareness Day for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, Fibromyalgia and Multiple Chemical Sensitivity on May 12th (Friday)
    • #awareness, #MyalgicEncephalomyelitis, #MECFS, #MyalgicE, #me, #MyE, #fibromyalgia, #chronicpain, #fibro, #chronicillness, #health, #multiplechemicalsensitivity, #allergies, #Perfume, #scentfree, #MCS
  • International Hummus Day on May 13th (Saturday)
    • #InternationalHummusDay, #hummus, #hummusday, #yum, #vegetarian, #vegan, #recipesoftheday, #recipe
  • International Migratory Bird Day on May 13th (Saturday)
    • #InternationalMigratoryBirdDay, #WhyBirdsMatter, #IMBD, #BirdDay, #stripygoose
  • National Babysitters’ Day (U.S.) on May 13th (Saturday)
    • #babysitters, #babysitting, #babysitter
  • Peace Officers Memorial Day (U.S.) on May 15th (Monday)
    • #PeaceOfficersMemorialDay, #PoliceWeek, #ultimatesacrafice, #PoliceHeroes
  • Colour Days!!! Turquoise/Teal Day (let this colour inspire you throughout the day) (public Facebook Group) on May 17th (Wednesday)
    • #colordays, #colors, #colorful, #Turquoise, #blue, #teal
  • International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, & Biphobia on May 17th (Wednesday)
    • #InternationalDayAgainstHomophobia, #LGBTQ, #LGBT, #AllLivesMatter, #love, #WeAreOne, #education
  • World Hypertension Day on May 17th (Wednesday)
    • #WorldHypertensionDay, #KnowYourNumbers, #bloodpressure, #hypertension, #highbloodpressure, #stroke, #WellnessWednesday
  • International Museum Day on May 18th (Thursday)
    • #InternationalMuseumDay, #MuseumDay, #museum, #ArtMuseumDay, #art, #history, #free
  • Vyshyvanka Day or Ukrainian Embroidery Day (Ukraine) on May 18th (Thursday)
    • #VyshyvankkaDay, #Ukraine, #Vyshyvanka, #Kyiv, #Ukrainian
  • National Learn to Swim Day on May 20th (Saturday)
    • #LearnToSwimDay, #swimislife, #learntoswim, #swimming, #watersafety, #safety, #swimminglessons, #swim, #lifeskills
  • World Autoimmune Arthritis Day on May 20th (Saturday)
    • #WorldAutoimmuneArthritisDay, #arthritis
  • World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development on May 21st (Sunday)
    • #WorldDayforCulturalDiversity, #culturaldiversity, #dialogue, #culture, #language, #appreciate
  • Victoria Day on May 22nd (Monday)
    • #VictoriaDay, #longweekend, #fireworks, #Canada, #BBQ, #QueenVictoria
  • Towel Day on May 25th (Thursday), a tribute to the late author Douglas Adams (1952-2001)
    • #towelday, #TowelDay, #DouglasAdams
  • Geek Pride Day on May 25th (Thursday)
    • #GeekPrideDay
  • Sun Screen Day on May 27th (Saturday)
    • #SunscreenDay, #sunscreen, #summer, #spf30, #skincancer
  • Amnesty International Day on May 28th (Sunday)
    • #AmnestyInternationalDay, #AmnestyInternational, #news, #humanrights, #URGENT, #UN
  • National Multiple Births Awareness Day on May 28th (Sunday)
    • #multiplebirths, #twins, #pregnant, #OBGYN, #DueTime
  • Memorial Day (U.S.) May 29th (Monday)
    • #MemorialDayWeekend, #longweekend
  • World No-Tobacco Day on May 31st (Wednesday)
    • #WorldNoTobaccoDay, #smoking, #tobacco, #SayNoToTobacco, #NoTobacco, #quitsmoking, #BreakTheStick
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Health Awareness Days for April 2017

by Maria Koropecky, Wellness Coach

Here’s a list of Health & Wellness Days for April, 2017.

Here’s a link to the Intro for this blog post series, a.k.a the #BeTheChange Almanac.

Here’s a link to JanuaryFebruary, and March.

Also, clear here to join our Health Awareness Days LinkedIn group and never miss a day!

Hopefully, these Awareness Days will inspire you to discover your life’s purpose and pitch in where you can.

Spread the awareness and share!

April is the Awareness Month For…

  • Birthflowers of the Month include: Sweet Pea
    • #birthflower, #flower, #sweetpea, #love
  • Birthstones of the Month include: Diamond, Opal, Quartz, White Sapphire
    • #birthstones, #crystals, #gemstone, #jewelry, #Diamond, #opal, #Quartz, #whitesapphire
  • Counseling Awareness Month (U.S.)
    • #CounselingAwarenessMonth, #endofsemesterstress, #counseling, #socialwork, #therapy, #mentalhealth
  • Daffodil Month or National Cancer Month (Canadian Cancer Society)
    • #DaffodilMonth, #daffodil, #Cancer, #JoinTheFight, #MyDaffodil, #WearADaffodil, #volunteer
  • International Guitar Month
    • #InternationalGuitarMonth, #guitar, #guitarist, #GuitarPlayersLoveYouALL, #GuitarHero, #music, #acoustic, #poetry
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Awareness Month
    • #IBSAwarenessMonth, #IBS, #IBSAwareness, #invisibleillness, #NotJustIBS
  • National Humor Month (U.S.)
    • #NationalHumorMonth, #humor, #laugh, #comedy, #cleanjoke, #smile, #fun, #funny, #Funnypictures, #lol
  • National Oral Health Month
    • #NationalOralHealthMonth, #dentalhygienists, #teeth, #dentists, #oralhealth, #GoodMorning
  • National Pet Month (U.K.)
    • #NationalPetMonth, #PawItForward, #pet, #pets, #TheSecretLifeOfPets
  • Parkinson’s Awareness Month
    • #ParkinsonsAwarenessMonth, #ParkinsonsDisease, #Parkinsons, #volunteers, #PatientsinNeed, #WatchMeMove
  • Rosacea Awareness Month
    • #RosaceaAwarenessMonth, #rosacea, #sensitiveskin, #skincare, #spa, #esthetics, #Esthetician
  • School Library Month
    • #SchoolLibraryMonth, #libraries, #schoolibrary, #gotothelibrary, #readabook, #read, #LibraryGenius, #books, #ChildrenRead, #teachingreading, #Readingactivities, #learntoread, #websiteforkids, #ShowUsYourLibrary, #shelfie
  • Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention Month
    • #SexualAssaultAwarenessMonth, #sexualassault, #rape, #ItsOnUs, #nomore, #BeTheChange
  • Stress Awareness Month
    • #StressAwarenessMonth, #stress, #stressed, #mentalhealth, #depression, #anxiety, #stressrelief, #mindfulness, #health, #tips, #relax

Special Weeks in April:

  • National Health Ethics Week (Canadian Bioethics Society) from April 3rd to April 9th
    • #NationalHealthEthicsWeek, #HealthEthics, #bioethics, #science, #medicine, #ethics, #DNA, #genetics
  • National Dental Hygienists Week from April 8th to April 14th
    • #dentalhygienists, #dentists, #teeth, #oralhealth, #GoodMorning
  • National Library Week from April 9th to April 15th
    • #NationalLibraryWeek, #SchoolLibraryMonth, #libraries, #schoolibrary, #gotothelibrary, #readabook, #read, #LibraryGenius, #books, #ChildrenRead, #teachingreading, #Readingactivities, #learntoread, #websiteforkids, #ShowUsYourLibrary, #shelfie
  • World Creativity and Innovation Week from April 15th to April 21st
    • #WorldCreativityAndInnovationWeek, #nationalinnovationday, #innovation, #startup, #tech, #technology, #leadership, #creativity, #design
  • National Karaoke Week (U.S.) from April 16th to April 22nd
    • #NationalKaraokeWeek, #karaoke, #singing, #sing, #song, #fun, #music, #friends
  • Spa Week Spring Event from April 17th to April 23rd
    • #SpaWeek, #relax, #spa, #pampering, #facials, #massage, #esthetics, #manicure, #nails, #hair, #skin, #makeup, #skincare, #Esthetician, #beauty, #spring
  • National Immunization Awareness Week (Canada) from April 22nd to April 29th
    • #immunization, #vaccines, #vaccine, #vaccination
  • Administrative Professionals Week from April 23rd to April 29th
    • #AdminAssistant, #secretary, #Receptionist, #office, #Admin, #career
  • National Volunteer Week (Volunteer Canada) from April 23rd to April 29th
    • #NationalVolunteerWeek, #NVW, #volunteering, #volunteers, #volunteer, #giveback, #thankyou

Special Days in April:

  • International Fun at Work Day on April 1st (Saturday)
    • #InternationalFunAtWorkDay, #funatwork, #pingpong, #companyculture
  • International Pillow Fight Day on April 1st (Saturday)
    • #InternationalPillowFightDay, #PillowFightDay, #pyjamaparty
  • World Autism Awareness Day on April 2nd (Sunday)
    • #WorldAutismAwarenessDay, #WorldAutismDay, #autismawareness, #autism, #autistic, #LightItUpBlue, #AutismAcceptance, #AutismSpeaks
  • World Party Day on April 3rd (Monday)
    • #WorldPartyDay, #party
  • WE Day New York on April 6th (Thursday) Radio City Music Hall, New York City
    • #WeDay, #YouthSpark, #BeTheChange
  • National Walk to Work Day (U.S.) on April 7th (Friday)
    • #NationalWalktoWorkDay, #WalkToWorkDay, #walk, #walking, #stressed, #walktowork, #walk2work
  • World Health Day (World Health Organization) on April 7th (Friday)
    • #WorldHealthDay, #health, #healthyliving, #WorldHealthOrganization, #Nurse, #wellness, #healing, #exercise, #fitness, #food, #nutrition
  • #KidsYogaDay on April 7th (Friday)
    • #KidsYogaDay, #kidsyoga, #yogaforkids, #yoga, #YogaOn, #bestdayever
  • National Siblings Day (U.S.) on April 10th (Monday)
    • #NationalSiblingsDay, #nationalsiblingday, #sisters, #brothers, #love, #loveyou, #lovethem, #family
  • Oprah & Deepak’s 21-Day Meditation Experience begins April 10th, 2017 (Monday)
    • #21DayMeditation, #meditation, #meditate, #oprahdeepak #mantra
  • National Library Workers Day on April 11th (Tuesday)
    • #NationalLibraryWorkersDay, #librarian, #librarylove, #AskaLibrarian #NationalLibraryWeek, #SchoolLibraryMonth, #libraries, #schoolibrary, #gotothelibrary, #readabook, #read, #LibraryGenius, #books, #teachingreading, #Readingactivities, #learntoread, #ShowUsYourLibrary, #shelfie
  • National Pet Day (U.S.) on April 11th (Tuesday)
    • #NationalPetDay, #pet, #pets, #Adopt, #TheSecretLifeOfPets, #animallover, #furbaby
  • National Book Mobile Day on April 12th (Wednesday)
    • #NationalBookmobileDay, #BookmobileDay, #bookmobile, #readabook, #read, #books, #teachingreading, #Readingactivities, #learntoread, #ChildrenRead
  • Scrabble Day on April 13th (Thursday)
    • #ScrabbleDay, #NationalScrabbleDay, #scrabble, #win, #game, #fun, #words, #boardgames
  • International Moment of Laughter Day on April 14th (Friday)
    • #InternationalMomentofLaughterDay, #laugh, #humor, #comedy, #cleanjoke, #smile, #fun, #funny, #Funnypictures, #lol
  • Easter Sunday on April 16th (Sunday)
    • #EasterSunday, #Easter, #family, #EasterBunny, #HappyEaster, #Jesus
  • National Stress Awareness Day (U.S.) on April 16th (Sunday)
    • #NationalStressAwarenessDay, #stress, #stressed, #mentalhealth, #depression, #anxiety, #stressrelief, #mindfulness, #health, #tips, #relax
  • Wear Your Pajamas to Work Day on April 16th (Sunday)
    • #WearYourPajamasToWorkDay, #PajamaParty, #companyculture
  • World Voice Day on April 16th (Sunday)
    • #WorldVoiceDay, #voice, #DiaMundialDelLaVoz, #voz, #youth
  • Colour Days!!! Purple Day (let this colour inspire you throughout the day) (public Facebook Group) on April 17th (Monday)
    • #colordays, #colors, #colorful, #purple
  • World Hemophelia Day on April 17th (Monday)
    • #WorldHemophiliaDay, #WordHemoDay, #hemophilia, #haemophilia, #bleedingdisorder, #HemoChat, #RareDisease
  • American Income Tax Filing Deadline on April 18th (Tuesday)
    • #IncomeTax, #tax, #taxes, #IRS, #TaxPlanning, #FairTax, #Income
  • Husband Appreciation Day on April 19th (Wednesday)
    • #husband, #happy, #love, #family, #marriage, #appreciation, #grateful, #thanks, #thankyou, #gratitude, #Respect, relationships
  • National Garlic Day (U.S.) on April 19th (Wednesday)
    • #NationalGarlicDay, #garlic, #recipes, #nutrition, #WellnessWednesday
  • National High Five Day on April 20th (Thursday)
    • #NationalHigh5Day, #NH5D, #highfive, #workhigh5
  • Volunteer Recognition Day on April 20th (Thursday)
    • #VolunteerRecognitionDay, #volunteering, #volunteers, #volunteer, #giveback, #thankyou
  • DivaGirl Conference, Toronto on April 21st (Friday)
    • #divagirl, #TGIF, #selfie, #Queen, #fashion, #beauty, #stunning, #style, #beautiful, #linda, #princess
  • WE Day Seattle on April 21st (Friday) KeyArena, Seattle Center, Seattle
    • #WeDay, #YouthSpark, #BeTheChange
  • Earth Day on April 22nd (Saturday)
    • #EarthDay, #Earth, #EarthDayEveryDay, #climatechange, #climate, #green, #NoPlaceLikeHome, #DiaDeLaTierra, #GlobalSelfie, #ParisAgreement, #GlobalGoals, #ChangeClimateChange
  • World Malaria Day on April 25th (Tuesday)
    • #WorldMalariaDay, #malaria, #DefeatMalaria, #EndMalaria, #EndMalariaForGood, #MalariaSUCKS
  • National Kids and Pets Day (U.S.) on April 26th (Wednesday)
    • #NationalKidsAndPetsDay, #kids, #family, #parenting, #baby, #children, #pet, #pets, #animallover, #TheSecretLifeOfPets, #furbaby
  • WE Day California on April 27th (Thursday) The Forum, Inglewood, Los Angeles
    • #WeDay, #YouthSpark, #BeTheChange
  • Biological Clock Day (Balance Your Circadian Rhythm) on April 28th (Friday)
    • #biologicalclock, #circadianrhythm, #tips, #sleep, #health, #essentialoils, #WakeUpinspired, #ticktock
  • Administrative Professionals Day on April 26th (Wednesday)
    • #AdminAssistant, #secretary, #Receptionist, #office, #Admin, #career
  • Help a Horse Day on April 26th (Wednesday)
    • #HelpAHorseDay, #horses, #HelpAHorse
  • HerbDay on April 26th (Wednesday)
    • #herbday
  • National Manicure & Pedicure Day on April 26th (Wednesday)
    • #manicure, #pedicure, #manipedi, #nails, #nailart, #nailpolish, #beauty, #mani, #pedi, #feet, #prettyfeet, #nailcare, #spa, #massage, #toes, #WellnessWednesday
  • National Tell a Story Day (U.S.) on April 27th (Thursday)
    • #NationalTellAStoryDay, #TellAStoryDay, #story, #Listen2aBook
  • Take our Daughters and Sons to Work Day on April 27th (Thursday)
    • #TakeOurDaughtersAndSonsToWorkDay, #work, #bringyourkidstoworkday, #workingmom, #theygrowupsofast
  • National Arbor Day (U.S.) on April 28th (Friday)
    • #NationalArborDay, #ArborDay, #trees, #tree, #treechat, #PlantATree, #nature
  • Workers Mourning Day on April 28th (Friday)
    • #MourningDay, #workers
  • International Astronomy Day on April 29th (Saturday)
    • #InternationalAstronomyDay, #UniversalClassics, #universe, #space, #science, #AstronomyDay, #starryskies, #stargazingatsea, #photography
  • International Dance Day on April 29th (Saturday)
    • #InternationalDanceDay, #WorldDanceDay, #dance, #CannotStopDancing, #confident, #DanceToGlory
  • World Veterinary Day on April 29th (Saturday)
    • #WorldVeterinaryDay, #WorldVetDay, #pets, #ForTheLoveOfVets, #thankful, #pet, #animallover, #TheSecretLifeOfPets, #furbaby
  • Hairstyle Appreciation Day on April 30th (Sunday)
    • #HairstyleAppreciationDay, #longhair, #hairstylist, #hairstyle, #hairextensions, #hair
  • International Jazz Day on April 30th (Sunday)
    • #InternationalJazzDay, #jazz, #JazzDay, #nowplaying, #music
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Health & Wellness Awareness Days for March, 2017

by Maria Koropecky, Wellness Coach

Here’s a list of Health & Wellness Days for March, 2017.

Here’s a link to the Intro for this blog post series, a.k.a the #BeTheChange Almanac.

Here’s a link to January and February.

Hopefully, these Awareness Days will inspire you to discover your life’s purpose and pitch in where you can.

Spread the awareness and share!

March is the Awareness Month For:

  • Birthflowers of the Month include: Daffodil
    • #birthflower, #flower, #daffodil, #spring, #yellow
  • Birthstones of the Month include: Aquamarine, Bloodstone, Clear Quartz, Jade
    • #birthstones, #crystals, #gemstone, #jewelry, #aquamarine, #bloodstone, #clearQuartz, #Jade, #healing
  • Childhood Arthritis Month (Canada)
    • #childhoodarthritis, #childhoodarthritisMonth
  • Endometriosis Awareness Month
    • #EndometriosisAwarenessMonth, #cureEndo, #endomedtriosis, #endo
  • Help Fight Liver Disease Month (Canada)
    • #liverdisease, #liver, #cirrosis, #hepatitis, #HepC, #FattyLiver
  • National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month (Canada)
    • #ColorectalCancerAwarenessMonth, #colorectalcancer, #coloncancer, #DressinBlueDay
  • National Kidney Month
    • #NationalKidneyMonth, #KidneyDisease, #dialysis, #kidneys, #stayhealthy
  • National Nutrition Month
    • #NationalNutritionMonth, #healthy, #nutrition, #eatright
  • National Social Work Month
    • #NationalSocialWorkMonth, #SocialWorkMonth, #socialwork, #Talk, #Counselor, #coaches, #nun, #priest, #Pastor, #Rabbi
  • Pharmacist Awareness Month
    • #Pharmacist, #pharmacy
  • Red Cross Month
    • #RedCrossMonth, #RedCross, #volunteers, #BeAHero
  • Women’s History Month (U.S.)
    • #WomensHistoryMonth, #WHM, #InternationalWomensDay

Special Weeks in March:

  • National Sleep Awareness Week (U.S.) from March 2nd to March 9th
    • #SleepAwarenessWeek, #7Days4BetterSleep, #sleep, #sleephealth, #zzz, #tips, #wellbeing, #SleepWeek
  • National Spring Cleaning Week (U.K.) from March 6th to March 12th
    • #nationalspringcleaningweek, #springcleaning
  • Victoria Flower Count from March 6th to March 12th
    • #FlowerCount, #spring, #flowers, #explorevictoria, #VictoriaBC, #Victoria #yyj, #nature, #photography
  • World Glaucoma Week from March 12th to March 18th
    • #WorldGlaucomaWeek, #eyecare, #eyeexam, #eyehealth, #glaucoma, #WGW2017
  • Brain Awareness Week from March 13th to March 19th.
    • #BrainAwarenessWeek, #brainweek, #neuroscience, #brain
  • Poison Prevention Week from March 19th to March 25th
    • #PoisonPreventionWeek, #health, #Danger
  • Canada Water Week from March 19th to March 25th
    • #CanadaWaterWeek, #SaveOurPlanet, #water, #groundwater, #WorldWaterDay, #SaveOurPlanet, #drop4drop, #iLoveWater, #SaveWater
  • Canada Reads (CBC’s battle of the books) from March 27th to March 30th
    • #CanadaReads

Special Days in March:

  • Ash Wednesday on March 1st (Wednesday)
    • #AshWednesday, #Lent, #Catholic
  • WE Day Illinois on March 1st (Wednesday) Allstate Arena, Chicago
    • #WeDay, #YouthSpark, #BeTheChange
  • World Book Day on March 2nd (Thursday)
    • #WorldBookDay, #books
  • Dress in Blue Day on March 3rd (Friday) to raise awareness for colon cancer
    • #DressinBlueDay, #coloncancer, #ColorectalCancerAwarenessMonth, #colorectalcancer
  • Employee Appreciation Day on March 3rd (Friday)
    • #EmployeeAppreciationDay, #thankyou
  • National Day of Unplugging on March 3rd (Friday)
    • #NationalDayofUnplugging, #DigitalSabbath, #unplug
  • Improv Day – Le Jour de l’impro on March 4th (Saturday)
    • #improvday, #improv, #actorslife
  • International Scrapbooking Day on March 4th (Saturday)
    • #scrapbooking, #scrapbook, #crafting, #art, #digital, #paper, #Card
  • World Tennis Day on March 6th (Monday)
    • #WorldTennisDay, #tennis
  • Healing Touch Day, Healing Beyond Borders on March 6th (Monday)
    • #healing, #healingday, #energyhealing, #chakrahealing, #Reiki, #MiracleDay
  • International Women’s Day on March 8th (Wednesday)
    • #InternationalWomensDay, #WomensHistoryMonth, #WHM
  • Girl Scout Day on March 12th (Sunday)
  • Spring Forward (BC, ON) and move clocks 1 hour forward on March 12th (Sunday)
    • #SpringForward, #DaylightSavingsTime, #DaylightSavings, #timechange
  • National Napping Day on March 13th (Monday)
    • #nationalnappingday, #NappingDay, #zzzzzz, #naps, #napping, #naptime, #officequickienap
  • National Children’s Craft Day on March 14th (Tuesday)
    • #nationalchildrenscraftday, #creative, #crafts
  • National Learn About Butterflies Day on March 14th (Tuesday)
    • #NationalLearnAboutButterfliesDay, #pollinators, #LearnAboutButterfliesDay, #Butterfly, #BringBackTheBees
  • National Pi Day (3.14) Celebrate Mathematics on March 14th (Tuesday)
    • #NationalPiDay, #PiDay, #pi, #math, #HappyPiDay
  • WE Day Saskatchewan on March 15th (Wednesday) SaskTel Centre, Saskatoon
    • #WeDay, #YouthSpark, #BeTheChange
  • Lips Appreciation Day on March 16th (Thursday)
    • #LipsAppreciationDay, #LipstickEnvy, #lips
  • Colour Days!!! Green Day (let this colour inspire you throughout the day) (public Facebook Group) on March 17th (Friday)
    • #colordays, #colors, #colorful, #green
  • Patrick’s Day on March 17th (Friday)
    • #StPatricksDay, #StPaddysDay, #green, #luckoftheirish
  • Goddess of Fertility Day (U.S.) on March 18th (Saturday)
    • #GoddessOfFertilityDay, #goddess, #fertility, #pregnancy, #health, #infertility
  • Earth Hour is from 8:30pm to 9:30pm on March 25th (Saturday)
    • #EarthHour, #ChangeClimateChange, #WWF
  • Spring Equinox on March 20th (Monday)
    • #SpringEquinox, #VernalEquinox, #spring #HappySpring
  • Fragrance Day on March 21st (Tuesday)
    • #FragranceDay, #fragrance, #Parfum, #Perfume, #scent, #fashion, #aromatherapy, #essentialoils
  • Harmony Day (Australia) on March 21st (Tuesday)
    • #HarmonyDay, #everyonebelongs, #diversity, #peace
  • World Poetry Day on March 21st (Tuesday)
    • #WorldPoetryDay, #poetry, #poem, #haiku
  • WE Day UK on 22 March (Wednesday), The SSE Arena, Wembley, London
    • #WeDay, #YouthSpark, #BeTheChange
  • World Water Day on March 22nd (Wednesday)
    • #WorldWaterDay, #water, #groundwater, #SaveOurPlanet, #drop4drop, #iLoveWater, #SaveWater
  • National Puppy Day (U.S.) on March 23rd (Thursday)
    • #NationalPuppyDay, #puppy, #puppies, #cute
  • World Tuberculosis Day on March 24th (Friday)
    • #WorldTuberculosisDay, WorldTBDay, #StopTB, #tb
  • 3rdAnnual Brookhaven Cherry Blossom Festival 5K Run and 1K Walk on March 25th (Saturday)
    • #blossom17
  • Purple Day – The Global Day of Epilepsy Awareness on March 26th (Sunday)
    • #PurpleDay, #EpilepsyAwarenessDayMarch26th, #epilepsy, #epilepsyawareness
  • National Doctor’s Day (U.S.) on March 30th (Thursday)
    • #NationalDoctorsDay, #DoctorsDay, #Doctors, #ThankYouDoctor, #physicians
  • Take a Walk in the Park Day on March 30th (Thursday)
    • #TakeAWalkInTheParkDay, #takeawalk, #walk, #park, #nature
  • Wear a Hat Day for Brain Tumour Research on March 31st (Friday)
    • #WearAHatDay, #hat, #hatday, #hats, #hattastic, #hatselfie, #charity, #FundTheFight, #braintumourresearch, #BrainTumourAwareness, #BrainAwarenessWeek, #brainweek, #neuroscience, #brain
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Health and Wellness Awareness Days for February, 2017

by Maria Koropecky, Wellness Coach

Here’s a link to the Intro for this blog post series, a.k.a the #BeTheChange Almanac.

Here’s a link to January.

Hopefully, these Awareness Days will inspire you to discover your life’s purpose and pitch in where you can.

Spread the awareness and share!

February is the Awareness Month For:

  • Birthflowers of the Month include: Primrose, Violet
    • #birthflower, #flower, #primrose, #violet, #purple
  • Birthstones of the Month include: Amethyst, Bloodstone, Moonstone, Onyx
    • #birthstones, #crystals, #gemstone, #jewelry, #Amethyst, #Bloodstone, #Moonstone, #Onyx, #meditation, #healing, #purple
  • Heart Health Month
    • #HearHealthMonth, #hearthealth, #heart, #HealthySnacksHealthyHeart
  • National Cherry Month (U.S.)
    • #NationalCherryMonth, #cherries
  • Psychology Month
    • #PsychologyMonth, #psychology, #mentalhealth, #mentalillness, #therapy, #counselors, #psychotherapy

Special Weeks in February:

  • Winterlude Festival in Ottawa from February 3rd to February 20th
    • #Winterlude, #Ottawa, #MyOttawa, #ottcity, #winter, #RideauCanal, #Gatineau, #canal, #staycation, #SnowflakeKingdom, #skating
  • White Cane Week (for the blind and vision-impaired community) from February 5thto February 11th, 2016
    • #whitecaneweek, #SeniorSafetyTipsoftheDay, #whitecane, #blind, #visuallyimpaired, #accessibility, #smartcane, #lowvision, #visionloss
  • New York Fashion Week from February 9th to February 17th
    • #fashionweek, #fashion, #NYC, #style, #model, #runway
  • Victoria Yoga Conference from February 10th to February 12th, Victoria, BC
    • #yogaconference, #yogaliciouslife, #yoga, #feelinggreat, #Victoria, #yyj
  • International Flirting Week from February 12th to February 18th
    • #flirt
  • Love Week from February 13th to February 17th
    • #LoveWeek
  • London Fashion Week from February 17th to February 21st
    • #fashionweek, #fashion, #Milan, #Italy, #style, #model, #runway
  • Milan Fashion Week from February 22nd to February 28th
    • #fashionweek, #fashion, #London, #style, #model, #runway
  • National Eating Disorders Awareness Week from February 26th to March 4th
    • #NEDAwareness, #NEDAweek, #eatingdisorders, #Recovery
  • Sexual and Reproductive Health Awareness Week from February 14th to February 21st
    • #reproductivehealth, #health, #pregnancy
  • The 9th Annual Tapping World Summit 2017 from February 22nd to March 4th
    • #tapping, #EFT, #WorldSummit

Special Days in February:

  • Winter Walk Day on February 1st (Wednesday)
    • #WinterWalkDay, #WellnessWednesday
  • Groundhog Day on February 2nd (Thursday)
    • #GroundhogHay, #spring, #BillMurray
  • World Play Your Ukulele Day on February 2nd (Thursday)
    • #WorldUkuleleDay, #UkuleleDay, #ukulele, #youtube, #uke, #music, #HarpUkulele
  • Facebook’s Birthday on February 4th (Saturday)
    • #Facebook, #socialmedia, #marketing, #fb
  • Take Your Child to the Library Day on February 4th (Saturday)
    • #gotothelibrary, #readabook, #read, #LibraryGenius, #books, #ChildrenRead, #teachingreading, #Readingactivities, #learntoread, #websiteforkids
  • World Cancer Day on February 4th (Saturday)
    • #WorldCancerDay, #Cancer, #health
  • International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation on February 6th (Monday)
    • #UnitedNations, #UN, #comfortwomen, #ZeroTolerance, #humanrights
  • Boy Scout Day on February 8th (Wednesday)
    • #BoyScoutDay
  • National Kite Flying Day on February 8th (Wednesday)
    • #KiteFlyingDay, #kiteflying, #kite, #flyakite, #beach, #kitesurfing, #kitesurf, #kiteboarding, #fun, #sun, #sea
  • Inventors’ Day on February 11th (Saturday)
    • #InventorsDay, #SharkTankTuesdays, #SharkTank, #propertyrights, #ProfessorBranestawm
  • Students Run LA’s 22nd Annual Friendship Run on February 12th (Sunday)
    • #studentsrunla, #SRLA, #friendshiprun
  • Family Day in BC on February 13th (Monday)
    • #BCFamilyDay, #familyday, #family
  • Westminster Kennel Club Annual Dog Show on February 13th (Monday)
    • #WKCDogShow, #WestminsterDogShow, #BestinShow, #dogs
  • Valentine’s Day on February 14th (Tuesday)
    • #ValentinesDay, #Valentines, #Valentine, #love
  • National Innovation Day on February 16th (Thursday)
    • #nationalinnovationday, #innovation, #startup, #tech, #technology, #leadership
  • Random Acts of Kindness Day on February 17th (Friday)
    • #RandomActsOfKindnessDay, #KindnessDay, #kindness
  • Family Day in AB, SK, ON on February 20th (Monday)
    • #familyday, #family
  • Colour Days!!! Pink Day (let this colour inspire you throughout the day) (public Facebook Group) on February 17th (Friday)
    • #colordays, #colors, #colorful, #pink
  • Northern Hemisphere Hoodie-Hoo Day on February 20th (Monday)
    • #HoodieHooDay
  • Love your Pet Day on February 20th (Monday)
    • #pet, #animallover, #TheSecretLifeOfPets, #furbaby
  • Pink Shirt Day (anti-bullying movement) on February 22nd (Wednesday)
    • #PinkShirtDay, #endbullying, #antibullying, #StopBullying, #PinkitForward, #PinkShirtPromise, #kindness
  • Walking the Dog Day on February 22nd (Wednesday)
    • #WalkingTheDogDay, #dog, #walk, #pet, #animallover, #TheSecretLifeOfPets, #furbaby, #WellnessWednesday
  • World Thinking Day (Girl Scouts and Girl Guides) on February 22nd (Wednesday)
    • #WorldThinkingDay, #GirlScouts
  • WE Day Montreal FR: 23 Février (jeudi), Théâtre St-Denis, Montreal
    • #WeDay, #YouthSpark, #BeTheChange
  • WE Day Montreal EN on February 24th (Friday), Theatre St-Denis, Montreal
    • #WeDay, #YouthSpark, #BeTheChange
  • Oscar Sunday (89th Academy Awards) on February 26th (Sunday)
    • #Oscars, #redcarpet, #AcademyAwards, #Movies
  • Floral Design Day on February 28th (Tuesday)
    • #FloralDesignDay, #birthflower, #flower
  • National Science Day on February 28th (Tuesday)
    • #NationalScienceDay, #ScienceisGREAT, #science
  • Shrove Tuesday, (also called Pancake Day, Fat Tuesday, and Mardi Gras) on February 28th (Tuesday)
    • #ShroveTuesday, #PancakeDay, #pancakes, #MardiGras, #FatTuesday, #Lent, #PancakeTuesday, #HappyPancakeDay
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Best Gemstone to be a better Leader

by Maria Koropecky, Wellness Coach

Today’s question is: What makes a good leader?

Leadership is a very hot topic these days and unless you have been living under a rock, you’ve probably talked about this in some way, quite recently.

Lead from Love

Saint Mother Teresa 3rd class relic.
Saint Mother Teresa 3rd class relic.

Over this past weekend, I attended a lecture about Saint Mother Teresa of Calcutta (1910-1997). Although she came from humble beginnings, she became a world class leader and now she’s a Saint. Her message was about love. She lead from her heart and she let love lead the way. It was all about love for her and love just poured out from her, making the people around her feel truly loved in her presence.

So, leading from love is a quality of a good leader.

Create a Safe Space

Creating a safe space and a safe environment for other people to be able to do what they need to do is another quality of a good leader.

Think about it, if you don’t feel safe around your leader, you’re going to have a hard time working with them. It’s like getting into a car with a driver that you don’t trust Visit Your URL. Something is telling you that it’s going to be a bumpy ride and chances are you’re not going to get where you want to go.

Maybe the driver doesn’t know where they’re going, maybe they’re texting while driving and are distracted, maybe they’re yelling at other drivers on the road. Being in the car with someone like that doesn’t feel safe does it? And maybe it would be better to take the bus instead.

When people don’t feel safe around their leaders, they start acting up. They show up late, they leave early, they create drama, they gossip, they’re distracted, they make excuses, they sabotage efforts, and they don’t do their best. They’re not inspired.

A good leader makes people feel safe

We’re all called to be leaders in our lives. Opportunities for leadership are everywhere including in your family, in school, in clubs, in religious organizations, on sports teams, at work, and in your community.

The great leaders are the ones who lead from the heart and help people feel safe.

Rhodonite is the best gemstone to be a better leader.
Rhodonite is the best gemstone to be a better leader.

There’s a stone that ticks both those boxes! It’s called Rhodonite. You can find Rhodonite on the beaches around Victoria and it’s easy to spot because it’s pink and black.

Rhodonite helps remind us to be more loving towards ourselves and each other. It’s also the stone for Self-Actualization — which is all about being OK, safe and enough, no matter what’s going on around us. In order for leaders to create a safe environment, we have to feel safe ourselves. We have to be at peace with ourselves first. And that’s where Rhodonite comes in.

Right now, during these uncertain times, we really need people to step up and be good leaders. If being a better leader is your intention, please contact me about my coaching services. I guarantee working with a coach on a weekly basis will definitely make you a better leader.

Thank you so much for reading. Please leave me a comment below and tell me about your ideas on what makes a good leader.

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Health & Wellness Awareness Days for January, 2017

Here’s a calendar of Wellness and Health Awareness Days and Weeks for the Month of January, 2017.

Here’s a link to the Intro for this blog post series, a.k.a the #BeTheChange Almanac.

Hopefully, these Awareness Days will inspire you to discover your life’s purpose and pitch in where you can.

Spread the awareness and share!

January is the Awareness Month for:

Alzheimer Awareness Month
#Alzheimers, #EndAlzheimers, #AlzhemiersAwareness, #dementia, #GoPurple

Birthflowers of the Month include: Carnation, Snowdrop 
#birthflower, #flower, #carnation, #snowdrop, #pink

Birthstones of the Month include: Emerald, Garnet, Rose Quartz
#birthstones, #crystals, #gemstone, #jewelery, #emerald, #Garnet, #RoseQuartz

Cervical Cancer Awareness Month
#CervicalHealthAwarenessMonth, #PAP, #cervicalscreening, #cervicalcander, #NoFearGoSmearm #pregnancyhealth

Hot Tea Month (Tea Association of Canada)
#HotTeaMonth, #tealover, #tea, #staycozy, #teatime, #TeaProudly

Human Trafficking Awareness Month
#humantrafficking, #sextrafficking, #endslavery, #humanrights

National Bath Safety Month (U.S.)
#NationalBathSafetyMonth, #BathSafety, #BubbleBathDay

National Birth Defects Prevention Month
#healthypregnancy, #pregnancytips, #momtobe, #pregnancy, #healthybaby

National Blood Donor Month
#NationalBloodDonorMonth, #RedCross, #savelives, #donate, #giveblood, #RaiseYourSleeve

National Hobby Month (U.S.)
#hobby

National Oatmeal Month (U.S.)
#NationalOatmealMonth, #OatmealMonth, #OAT, #oatmeal, #breakfast, #healthy, #FuelTheFireWithin, #Great4Kids

National Soup Month (U.S.)
#NationalSoupMonth, #winter, #healthy, #dinnertime, #lunchtime, #soup

Thyroid Awareness Month
#ThyroidAwarenessMonth, #thyroidgland, #thyroidcancer, #Otolaryngology

Walk Your Pet Month
#WalkYourPetMonth, #pet, #animallover, #walk, #TheSecretLifeOfPets, #furbaby

Special Weeks in January:

National Non-Smoking Week from January 15th to January 21st
#WeedlessWednesday, #quitsmoking, #stopsmoking, #smokefree, #health

Special Days in January:

New Year’s Day on January 1st (Sunday)
#HappyNewYear, #NewYear, #newyears, #NewYearsDay

Polar Bear Swim on January 1st (Sunday)
#polarbearswim, #brr, #HappyNewYear

World Braille Day on January 4th (Wednesday)
#WorldBrailleDay, #Braille

World Hypnotism Day on January 4th (Wednesday)
#HypnotismDay, #hypnosis, #hypnotize

Orthodox Christmas Day on January 7th (Saturday)
#OrthodoxChristmas

Bubble Bath Day on January 8th (Sunday)
#BubbleBathDay, #bubbles, #bubblebath, #bathtime, #relax

Clean Off Your Desk Day on January 9th (Monday)
#CleanOffYourDeskDay, #cleandesk, #workspace, #organize

Cut Your Energy Costs Day on January 10th (Tuesday)
#CutYourEnergyCostsDay, #energyefficiency

Human Trafficking Awareness Day on January 11th (Wednesday)
#humantrafficking, #sextrafficking, #endslavery, #humanrights

National Rubber Ducky Day (U.S.) on January 13th (Friday)
#NationalRubberDuckyDay, #RubberDuckyDay, #SesameStreet, #bathtime

Friday, the 13th, on Janaury 13th (Friday)
#FridayThe13th, #TGIF, #Friday

SHE Day (600 Women talk business and leadership in Winnipeg, MB) on January 13th (Friday)
#SHEday2017, #leadership, #business, #entrepreneur, #inspiration, #leadfromwithin, #marketing, #success, #womenleaders, #Winnipeg

National Dress Up Your Pet Day (U.S.) on January 14th (Saturday)
#DressUpYourPetDay, #pet, #animallover, #TheSecretLIfeOfPets, #furbaby

Orthodox New Year on January 14th (Saturday)
#OrthodoxNewYear, #OldNewYear, #NewYear

Hat Day on January 15th (Sunday)
#hat, #hatday, #hats, #selfie, #badhairday, #hatgame, #hattastic, #hatselfie, #WearAHatDay, #fun

Go to the Spa Day because it’s Blue Monday on January 16th (Monday)
#BlueMonday, #mondaymotivation, #spaday, #pampering, #spa, #relax, #massage, #facial, #beauty, #relaxation

Colour Days!!! Rainbow Day (let these colours inspire you throughout the day) (public Facebook Group) on January 17th (Tuesday)
#colordays, #colors, #colorful, #rainbow, #rainbowday

Ditch Your New Year’s Resolutions Day on January 17th (Tuesday)
#NewYearsResolutions, #ditch

World Religion Day on January 17th (Tuesday)
#WorldReligionDay, #interfaith

Weedless Wednesday on January 18th (Wednesday)
#WeedlessWednesday, #quitsmoking, #stopsmoking, #smokefree, #health, #WellnessWednesday

National Popcorn Day (U.S.) on January 19th (Thursday)
#NationalPopcornDay, #popcorn

National Hugging Day on January 21st (Saturday)
#NationalHuggingDay, #NationalHugDay, #hug

National Answer Your Cat’s Question Day (U.S.) on January 22nd (Sunday)
#cats, #kitty, #kittens, #pets, #cute, #animallover, #meow, #TheSecretLifeOfPets, #furbaby, #purrfect

Change a Pet’s Life Day on January 24th (Tuesday)
#ChangeAPetsLifeDay, #FOSTER, #volunteer, #TheSecretLifeOfPets

Family Literacy Day on January 27th (Friday)
#FamilyLiteracyDay, #raiseareader, #literacy, #family

Chinese New Year Day of the Rooster Year on January 28th (Saturday)
#ChineseNewYear, #yearoftherooster

International Lego Day on January 28th (Saturday)
#LegoDay, #lego

Women’s Right to Vote in Canada 101st Anniversary on January 28th (Saturday)
#womensrighttovote, #womenleaders, #Canada, #worklifebalance

Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day on January 30th (Monday)
#BubbleWrapAppreciationDay, #pop, #whomakesthisstuffup

See you at the end of January for February’s Awareness Days!

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Intro to my #BeTheChange Almanac of Health & Wellness Awareness Days

by Maria Koropecky, Wellness Coach

I think the purpose of life is to be useful, to be responsible, to be honorable, to be compassionate. It is, after all, to matter, to count, to stand for something, to have made some difference that you lived at all, ~ Leo C. Rosten (1908-1977)

Green Leaders have heart!
Green Leaders have heart!

Funny how things show up in your lap just as you need them! In this case, I’m referring to the above quote by Leo Rosten.

I didn’t know about this quote at all until my friend Margaret sent it to me as part of her email signature. She wasn’t aware that I was about to write my introduction to my #BeTheChange, Almanac for 2017 and this quote about life purpose fits just perfectly with my intention.

It’s About Life Purpose

I have been thinking about my life purpose for most of my life. When I was 11, I went to a Catholic school and I can remember Sister Catherine talking about her calling to be a nun and describing the difference between having a vocation and avocation. Since then, I’ve been obsessed with figuring out my own calling so I can do what I’m meant to be doing and do what I came here to do.

Over the years, I kept on listening and listening and listening for my calling and as it turns out, my calling is being a Wellness Coach.

I love helping people be proactive about their health. Connecting with people and listening to their life experiences brings me tremendous joy. With coaching, I get to have deep conversations with amazing people about topics that truly matter and often that includes figuring out their life’s purpose.

Even though the topic of life purpose is important to me, I didn’t set out to create a tool to help people discover their life’s purpose. I just started collecting dates that had some connection to my idea of wellness.

But each time I added a Health Awareness Day or special event to my list, I found myself saying, “There’s a day for that???” more than once. Some days are whimsical while others are more serious. Some days are literally a walk in the park while others highlight family life, pets and animals, food products, sporting events, religious holidays, debilitating diseases, occupations, or the environment. There’s a day for everybody!

Then the #BeTheChange Almanac was born!

Soon, it occurred to me that there’s more to this list than meets the eye. Each and everyone of these special days, weeks, and months that I’ll be sharing with you in the coming months in this blog, have HEART. They each speak to a broader need that needs to be filled on our planet. Opportunities to be of service are everywhere!

I thought perhaps this monthly list of Health & Wellness Awareness Days may spark some ideas for my clients and may be helpful for people who are searching for their life’s purpose. In this #BeTheChange Almanac of special days in 2017 blog post series, you’ll find literally hundreds of ways to pitch in, and make a difference, and to follow Mahatma Gandhi’s words,

“Be the change you wish to see in the world.”

Being of service and making a positive difference in the world starts with becoming aware of a need and then taking steps to address it. It’s about being creative and resourceful and using your talents for the greater good. Life purpose is about sharing yourself with the world, giving back, and being of service. In my opinion, that’s what gives life meaning.

So, if you’re looking to discover your life’s purpose, hopefully you’ll find some cause or event or organization or activity in the #BeTheChange Almanac blog posts that strongly resonates with you. If something does jump out at you, see if your particular talents are a match, and consider applying for a job there, volunteering, donating money, or participating in their events.

And if social media is your game, you’re in luck. Each month on this blog, you’ll receive prompters to create your own content for your blogs and status updates. It’s basically an editorial calendar in a box filled with tons of ideas of what you can write about over the course of the year, month by month.

Plus — there’s a BONUS that you won’t find anywhere else — related hashtags for each day are included! You’re welcome!

Please Share on Social Media

I’d really love it if you’d share these special days and the #BeTheChange Almanac monthly blog posts via social media with your friends, family, co-workers, and clients. We can all reach out to the people around us and help each other through the rough patches and celebrate the good times as well.

On another note, if none of these upcoming Awareness Days speak to you, that’s OK, too. In fact, that may be a good sign because it means you might have to start a movement yourself from scratch for somebody out there who hasn’t been heard yet but desperately needs help. So don’t fret.

Talk to a Wellness Coach

I’m also here as a wellness coach if you’d like my help to explore your options. All of these dates started with creative and caring people who identified a need and worked hard to help people and to raise awareness to make these dates official on local, national, and international calendars. They saw a need and did something about it. They became the change and you can do the same.

Please let me know of any special health- and wellness-related days, weeks, or months that you know of by sending me an email so I can add them to the list. I sincerely hope these blog posts land in your lap just like the opening quote landed in mine – just when I needed it.

I also hope these future blog posts help you tap into your potential, discover your life’s purpose, enjoy the year 2017 and beyond with gusto, and #BeTheChange!

Happy New Year!

Maria Koropecky, Coach * Healer * Author

 

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