Teen Girls and Flowers

The London Flower Lover

The London Flower Lover

Beloved Flower Lover,

Teens have so many different tastes, from the Cool Kids, the Grunge Girls, The Tomboys, The Wannabe’s or the Label Lovers. We love them for their love for life and come up with a little something for them today.  Even the United Nations reports that growing the self esteem of our girls makes a difference to the  world. http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=38329&Cr=population&Cr1The Team

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What could you give a teenage girl today which they might truly love?

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p.s.10  on May 2011 – Women and youth have the capacity to spur economic growth and reduce poverty in the world’s least development country if given access to education, employment and health, including family planning services, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) says in a report unveiled today.

Girls are often overlooked when investments in social services, including education and health, are made, according to the report, entitledPopulation Dynamics and Poverty in the LDCs: Challenges and Opportunities for Development and Poverty Reduction, made public at the ongoing Fourth UN Conference on Least Developed Countries (LDCs) in Istanbul, Turkey.

“Empowering women and girls starts with improved access to reproductive health care and family planning,” said Babatunde Osotimehin, UNFPA’s Executive Director. “Too many teenage girls become mothers, too many die giving birth, too many drop out of school, too many are abused and discriminated against in their daily lives.”

“When girls are educated, healthy and can avoid child marriage, unintended pregnancy and HIV, they can contribute fully to their societies’ battles against poverty,” said Dr. Osotimehin. “In a world of 7 billion, every person, especially women and girls, should enjoy human rights and human dignity, and have the opportunity to make the most of their potential.”

He stressed that investing in reproductive health services empowers women to make decisions on the spacing and number of their children, and increases their opportunities for employment.

“The investments would also reduce maternal death and lead to smaller families with more resources to pour into the health and education of each child. This virtuous cycle helps families, communities and nations escape poverty,” said Dr. Osotimehin.

In an interview with UN Radio, Dr. Osotimehin stressed that a link can be made between high population growth and poverty.

“What we at the UNFPA advocate with governments is that they should empower women, ensure that girls get good education so they are enlightened to make choices about their lives, and can also ensure that they can have the number of children they can look after,” he said.

He also pointed that governments can take advantage of youthful populations to accelerate economic growth by creating job opportunities and supporting their entrepreneurial skills. “Going forward that is my advice and advocacy to governments [in] these kinds of situations,” he added.

The world’s population is projected to reach 7 billion on 31 October, of which 855 million will be living in the LDCs, many of which continue to face major challenges in achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

The LDCs have high infant mortality rates, child and maternal death and high HIV prevalence as a result of lack of reproductive health care, including family planning.

High fertility rates means that the number of people living in LDCs will double to 1.7 billion by 2050, making it more difficult for those countries to increase or maintain per capita spending on essential services, such as health and education.

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Welcome to The London Flower Lover. We are florists who create floral collections to tell your real life story. With colour and texture, we take floristry into an entirely new direction based on the challenges and joys of your life. Offering what we call 'heart based floristry' we use style, fashion, and life situations and merge them with heart based lifestyle support. This inspiring blend creates so much more for those who love flowers. Using flowers in the traditional way of course, but always using flowers to open up a floralicious conversation about relationships of all kinds. We are a sort of work in progress of compassionately confirming how we are already on the inside, the love we want to see out in the world. That is mission of The London Flower Lover. So saying yes to recognising that is at the heart of this blog and using flowers to honour that inner world is how we use the beauty of giving and receiving flowers. This blog is your blog. It's as much about cultivating your heart, as it is about enjoying the physical beauty of flowers. It offers story, poems and video to reflect the life you actually live whilst showing beautifully inspiring collections of flower designs. Hand-tied bouquets, arrangements and more. All this with sought after tips from well established experts on how to keep a happy heart. This is what makes The London Flower Lover unique and magical. Yes, and that's how we make the difference that we do. When life looks, feels, or sounds challenging, we offer a sanctuary that you may dip into. A well of refreshment and strength that you may draw from. Sharing what others have found to be successful ways of being happy in the face of challenges, whilst letting flowers do the talking when we have no other way to interpret what is going on. Use flowers to help you re-discover, reveal and remember how you can still be despite challenges. Use flowers to celebrate and to embody the possibility of your heart felt desire, fulfilled. Use flowers in your life, to remind you of the beauty of your life. Use The London Flower Lover today. We invite you to stay curious in this floral universe as you explore the love in the heart. This is a floralicious world.
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