Your Choice

Marleen Vaughan of coffeesmoke blog talks about Family Planning in developing nations. More than just a word for “abortion”, family planning allows women the right to education, advocacy, exams, contraception, and empowerment. To read more about her post, click here: http://coffeesmoke.wordpress.com/2013/02/16/familyplanning/

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Photographing Nature

Marleen Vaughan of coffeesmoke blog talks about her first experiences photographing nature in middle school. Check our an actual image from her 1989 Photography class here: http://coffeesmoke.wordpress.com/2013/01/18/artsineducation/

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The Art of Compassion

Marleen Vaughan talks about her Buddhist training in the art of compassion for Concerned Bloggers month on Suicide Prevention and Awareness. She even describes how you can start having compassion for yourself. Click here to read the full story: http://coffeesmoke.wordpress.com/2012/12/07/compassion/

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If you are in crisis and need help right away, call this toll-free number, available 24 hours a day, every day: 1-800-273-TALK (8255). You will reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, a service available to anyone. You may call for yourself or for someone you care about. All calls are confidential.

Blood gives life

Marleen Vaughan, co-founder of Concerned Bloggers Association, gives just the facts when it comes to Donating Blood. You can join her efforts by clicking here and reading the full story: http://coffeesmoke.wordpress.com/2012/11/10/donateblood/

Keep coming back for more because we’ll give it to you. All month long we’re going to be talking about Blood Donation! If there is a topic you would like to see us discuss, lets us know! Contact us and we’ll write about it!

I double dog dare you to read a comic book

Marleen Vaughan of coffeesmoke blog writes about her list of favorite comic books to read! Why not start? You can always pick up a copy at your local Public Library! Click here to see her complete list: http://coffeesmoke.wordpress.com/2012/10/14/comics-need-love-too/

Stay tuned for more sound reading advice from your Concerned Bloggers Assocation! We would love to cuddle and read with you!