Mother’s Day Proclamation

Julia Ward Howe’s Mother’s Day Proclamation – 1870

Arise then…women of this day!
Arise, all women who have hearts!
Whether your baptism be of water or of tears!
Say firmly:
“We will not have questions answered by irrelevant agencies,
Our husbands will not come to us, reeking with carnage,
For caresses and applause.
Our sons shall not be taken from us to unlearn
All that we have been able to teach them of charity, mercy and patience.
We, the women of one country,
Will be too tender of those of another country
To allow our sons to be trained to injure theirs.”

From the bosom of a devastated Earth a voice goes up with
Our own. It says: “Disarm! Disarm!
The sword of murder is not the balance of justice.”
Blood does not wipe out dishonor,
Nor violence indicate possession.
As men have often forsaken the plough and the anvil
At the summons of war,
Let women now leave all that may be left of home
For a great and earnest day of counsel.
Let them meet first, as women, to bewail and commemorate the dead.
Let them solemnly take counsel with each other as to the means
Whereby the great human family can live in peace…
Each bearing after his own time the sacred impress, not of Caesar,
But of God –
In the name of womanhood and humanity, I earnestly ask
That a general congress of women without limit of nationality,
May be appointed and held at someplace deemed most convenient
And the earliest period consistent with its objects,
To promote the alliance of the different nationalities,
The amicable settlement of international questions,
The great and general interests of peace.

Homeopathy and Swine Flu

A recent article by Dr. Molly Punzo, M.D., shows that homeopathy may well be our best bet for treatment of Swine Flu , H1-N1.  Historically, homeopathy has an excellent track record in treating epidemic illness, without the side effects of anti-viral medicines and vaccines–which are also slow to develop and unable to keep up with the brilliant mutations of ever-changing viruses.

To read the original article at Organic Consumers Association, click here:

Or click here to read more about the history of homeopathy’s treatment of epidemics

New York Times highlights sustainable agriculture

An article in today’s New York Times highlights the need for real food and sustainable agriculture, and offers a promising view that Obama and his agriculture secretary may be on track. The best part is reading about how many members of Congress are carrying Michael Pollan’s book Omnivore’s Dillemma around with them.

A New Kind of Health Care: Sustainable Medicine

Upper Valley Life Magazine Featured the Center for Sustainable Medicine and the philosophy of Didi Pershouse in their March of 2008 issue. Click here to download and read the article:

A New Kind of Health Care: Sustainable Medicine

Didi Pershouse Reading in Chelsea, Vermont, January 10th

I will be giving a reading from my latest manuscript at the Chelsea Public Library on January 10th, at 7 PM. The upcoming book is about my work in homeopathy–which connects patients’ language and gestures with the medicines they need. It is also about my family’s history in radical medicine. My grandfather and great grandfather were both pioneers: one in radiation therapy (working with Marie Curie) and the other in Neurosurgery—discovering the seat of memory by removing part of an epileptic’s brain. I found myself inspired by and also reacting against this legacy—and thus became a pioneer in alternative medicine myself.

There will be plenty of time for discussion and questions.
Hope to see you there.

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