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Every Ekadashi

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Today is Ekadashi, and to me, that means fasting day.  I follow the Ananda Marga fasting calendar which prescribes full, dry fast twice a month. Since 1996, when I became a vegetarian, I’ve struggled to fast, with no success. I couldn’t for the life of me go beyond lunch without food or drink. But it all changed when in 2007, my partner in grime guided me towards fasting using this strategy:

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On being a facilitator

 

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MEAL Volunteers and Red Cross Staffs work out a participatory session together in preparation for their facilitators role in the DEC Evaluation.

Just last Friday, my team, MEAL (Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Leaning Unit of the PRC-Haiyan Recovery Program in Iloilo supported by the British Red Cross) celebrated the end of the participatory evaluation conducted for the Livelihoods and Shelter support provided inthe Municipalities of Ajuy and Balasan. It capped several weeks of preparation and field work, daily debriefings, which gave us the opportunity to reach 721 community people in 13 barangays for the part of the program  funded by the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC). 

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