Feeling anxious, nervous? Well today we celebrate the play that announced the International Ladies Garment Worker’s Union into world wide recognition. It was done with a play called, “Pins and Needles” and appeared on Broadway in 1937. For a while, it was the longest running play on Broadway with over 1100 performances. It was written by Harold Rome and appeared at the Labor Stage Theater in New York City. It was about the struggles of the women working the garment industry and their lives in what amounted to sweat shops.
How to celebrate – Learn about the Garment Industry in New York in the early 1900’s. Learn about the Unions in New York City. Put on your own version of “Pins and Needles”.
April 16th National Stress Awareness Day
Today we need to become aware of all that stresses us out and what we do to stress others out as well. We also need to learn what eliminates stress from our lives, and what eliminates stress in others. In other words… RELAX! Our lives are stressful enough, we certainly do not need to add more. The day was created by the Health Resource Network. Stress can cause all sorts of health issues and really, it has no useful purpose. And just remember, when you are stressed out it causes everyone around you to get stressed out as well.
How to celebrate – Learn the different ways to relieve stress in your life. Stay calm, getting stressed helps no one. Don’t repeat things that you know stress you out. Find a peaceful relaxing activity such as bike riding, yoga, reading…