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Anne Enke To Debut GlamTribale Jewelry Collection In Support of Planned Parenthood & African Girls comes soon to Anne of Carversville


In honor of Earth Day, 2012, I want to share with readers design prototypes from our Gaia Collection at No later than June 15, 2012, our new shopping website will open for preview business, offering a spectacular collection of jewelry designed by me and Philadelphia artist Cat Horn.

GlamTribale represents the beginning of a new journey, one in which I leverage the reputation and values of Anne of Carversville to support myself financially, while we extend our Smart Sensuality purses by doing good and helping others.

Our opening statement will include 10-12 collections inspired by goddesses, with each piece developed around mythology and women’s history, while promoting female-centric values.

Global Goddesses on the Move

Each piece of jewelry in our GlamTribale collection is designed with components from a minimum of three continents to emphasize the migration of humanity across the globe and the interconnected nature of our lives. Our Mami Wata Collection will follow the slave routes out of Africa to Brazil and beyond.

Presently, we estimate that components are 80% made of recycled, refuse or natural materials in fair trade shops around the world. Our shipping materials will be eco-friendly with complete transparency in their origins.

Fair Trade Wages and Values

The jewelry will be assembled in Philadelphia, Pa by a team paid fair trade wages. Not knowing what to expect in terms of volume, we will work with a largely free lance staff throughout 2012. It is our goal to create hourly wage jobs, job security and a benefit package for our workers in 2013.

10% of Revenue Donated to African Girls and Planned Parenthood PA/USA

Philanthropy that supports women’s causes is very important to me personally.

When I first conceived GlamTribale, I assumed that 10% of our revenues would go to purchase sanitary supplies for young girls in Africa. Because so many young women in Africa don’t have access to sanitary napkins, they miss a week of school each month and often drop out over the humiliation of accidents and teasing by boys. It remains my goal that 5% of GlamTribale revenues will support young women in Africa.

As a second wave feminist, it’s inconceivable to me that the Catholic bishops and social conservatives would be dedicated to shutting down Planned Parenthood across America and specifically in Pennsylvania, one of the original shining star American colonies.

Nevertheless, it is the goal of the Vatican, Catholic bishops and many evangelical groups to destroy Planned Parenthood, the primary source of healthcare and family planning for poor women in America.

Prepared to help lead a new wave of feminism in America, I appeal to the multitude of Republican women who were the original founders of Planned Parenthood, their daughters and granddaughters, to join me in supporting Planned Parenthood PA/USA with another 5% of GlamTribale revenues. is a project for ALL women of conscience and heart, not only Democratic or progressive women. We must join hands together in a refusal to return to the dark days of no rights to contraception or controlling our family planning in America. ~ Anne Enke

GlamTribale is for Smart Sensuality Women: Smart, Sexy and Spiritual with Heart


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Exercise Increases Brain Health & Performance | Fluid Intelligence | Stunned American Nuns Regroup To Respond

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Brain science is a favorite topic at AOC, leaving us hunkered down in the latest New York Times MagazineAll in Our Minds”.

A feature article “Can You Make Yourself Smarter?” reviews the state of scientific debate as the ability of brain-building exercises that ultimately increase IQ by improving fluid intelligence at almost age.

Not up for debate is the impact of exercise on our brains. The newest research, outlined in “How Exercise Could Lead to a Better Brain” confirms that exercise appears to build a brain that not only resists physical shrinkage but one with enhanced cognitive flexibility.

Just as exercise slows or reverses physical decline in our muscles, it appears to slow the brain’s decay by producing new neurons. In tests on mice and rats, those that ran had about twice the rate of new neurons as the couch potatoes.

Even this test result is not the whole story. To be relevant to the brain’s functioning, the cells improve intellect only then they join the existing neural network. This is not a given, leaving many neurons rattling around untethered.

New research confirms the benefits of exercise in generating increased transferable, multi-tasking skills in our brains.

Just how exercise remakes minds on a molecular level is not yet fully understood, but research suggests that exercise prompts increases in something called brain-derived neurotropic factor, or B.D.N.F., a substance that strengthens cells and axons, fortifies the connections among neurons and sparks neurogenesis. Scientists can’t directly study similar effects in human brains, but they have found that after workouts, most people display higher B.D.N.F. levels in their bloodstreams.

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Katherine Frey/THE WASHINGTON POST - Sister Mary Alice Chineworth, 94, and other nuns at the Oblate Sisters of Providence motherhouse all have their favorite spots to sit during evening prayers in the chapel Aug.24, 2011, in Catonsville, Md.Pundits are weighing in on the aftermath of this week’s major report that cracks down on American nuns through their primary organization the Leadership Conference of Women Religious for what it called “serious doctrinal problems.”

PBS’ Bob Abernethy interviewed David Gibson, national reporter for Religion News Service, who said abut the Leadership Conference on Women Religious:

They’re (the nuns) thinking of simply disbanding and reorganizing on their own, out from under the church’s purview. But the church will have, they have—the archbishop of Seattle has a five-year mandate to oversee this overhaul, and they (the bishops) can rewrite their (the nuns) statutes and vet their (the nuns,) speakers for their (the nuns) conferences and pretty much do as they (the bishops) like.

Sisters of mercy, devotion — and dismay LA Times

In Philadelphia last week, a child sex-abuse trial involving Catholic clergy led to a bombshell — a bishop from West Virginia was accused of abuse.

In Kansas City, a Catholic bishop goes on trial in September, accused of failing to report suspected child abuse.

Last year church officials paid $144 million to settle abuse allegations and cover legal bills, and although many of the cases went back decades, church auditors have warned of “growing complacency” about protecting children today.

So who’s in trouble with the Vatican?


American nuns stunned by Vatican accusation of ‘radical feminism,’ crackdown The Washington Post