Introducing myself and my journal: Women Healing the World

Yvette Nahmia-Messinas
Posted March 4, 2010 from Israel

About Me: I am a Greek/Jewish/Israeli woman, mother of three daughters and a Reiki master. I am active in Healing Israeli-Palestinian Relations, and an enthusiastic participant in the Joint Venture for Peace. Over the last year I have met Israeli and Palestinian women who are willing to cooperate to empower each other fincancially and emotionally and serve as bridges between our people. In response to this experience I have authored the collection of poems:They All Sound Like Love Songs, Women Healing Israeli-Palestinian Relations.

My Passions: Women's sisterhood, Caring for each other

My Challenges: Healing Israeli-Palestinian Relations

My Vision for the Future: A lively cooperation in business and culture with the Palestinian people

My Areas of Expertise: Public Speaking, Writing, Facilitating women's groups, healing

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  • Fatima Waziri - Azi
    Mar 05, 2010
    Mar 05, 2010

    Hey there! Welcome to PulseWire!

    Its so exciting having you with us, I am sure you will have a fun time with your new online friends and you will find this to be a positive experience. I encourage you to take advantage of the numerous resources and features available through our vibrant online community.

    Welcome again to our global community and I look forward to hearing more from you here on PulseWire!

  • Jade Frank
    Mar 05, 2010
    Mar 05, 2010

    Hi Yvette,

    Welcome to PulseWire. We are thrilled to have you as a new member in our thriving community of women who are lifting their voices in the name of empowerment and connecting across borders to make positive change for women everywhere!

    I am so inspired by your work in uniting Israeli and Palestinian women together to bridge peace. And I hope that you will share more details and stories about your work with us, along with your poems.

    I invite you participate in our International Women's Day Action Blogging Campaign here on PulseWire. One of the thematic topics for discussion is - Say NO! to war and violence and YES! to peace and hope: How has war torn apart your life or your country? What are you doing to stop violence and promote peace in your community? How are women instrumental in healing communities and rebuilding war-torn regions?

    I sense that you have a powerful story to tell and we are eager to support you in your work and spreading your message.

    Warm regards, Jade

    Online Community Manager World Pulse

  • Yvette Nahmia-Messinas
    Mar 06, 2010
    Mar 06, 2010

    Back to back

    The music was on, you a Palestinian a complete stranger dancing with me back to back. You leaned against me I carried your weight I leaned against your back and you carried mine. Carrying weight Palestinian or Israeli we both knew, right?

    Yvette Nahmia-Messinas copyright 2009

    This is one of the 14 poems I wrote describing the experience of meeting Palestinian women and working with them to promote peace. The collection is called They All Sound Like Love Songs, Women Healing Israeli-Palestinian Relations

  • Michelle Elmquist
    Mar 09, 2010
    Mar 09, 2010

    Hi Yvette,

    I'm so glad you found PulseWire! I would love to hear more about your experience with the Venture for Peace. You have joined an amazing community of inspiring members and we warmly welcome your voice to this conversation that is happening all over the world. Let me know if you have any questions about the community and I will help to get you started.

    Be well,

  • Sharese
    Mar 11, 2010
    Mar 11, 2010

    I, like Michelle and so many others, am very glad you found World Pulse. You are a light in the world that Shines, Shines, Shines! Your poem! Beauty and resonence! And your passion of women's sisterhood is one shared by myself and so many others in this community.

    I look forward to reading more of your poetry as well as reading about the noble work that you are doing in your region of the world.

    This is a place to share and inspire- please let me know if you need any assistance navigating the site or connecting to groups and people.

    Keep shining your light and I look forward to seeing it grow brighter here at World Pulse!

    Much Peace and Love,


  • Yvette Nahmia-Messinas
    Mar 11, 2010
    Mar 11, 2010

    Golden Tulip

    In Beer Sheva’s Golden Tulip we met ushering together the new golden age of Israeli Palestinian women to women’s connection, communication, cooperation. Together we planted the seeds for peace. Unlike our men, we feel, peace is around the corner. We are walking the distance in haste to embrace you fellow mothers, daughters, grandmothers, sisters.

    copyright Yvette Nahmia-Messinas 2009

    Dear women thank you for your welcome and suggestion to help. Yes, I do need help as to how to get started and find out about who is here with us.

    I wanted to share a quote I discovered recently and really like :"Perhaps the universal sisterhood is necessary before the universal brotherhood is possible" by Bertha von Suttner

    In Israel on women's day we had a breakthrough in that regard. Arab and Jewish women demonstrated together on women's rights, women's right to work and earn a decent salary. I participated with a friend and felt that this was a step in the right direction. I have become a sisterhood advocate seeing how much we get from supporting each other. I am sure that peace in Israel will come when we local women have created a strong sisterhood among us.

    With blessings of peace and love, trully yours, Yvette and a link to an article on my work in the Jerusalem Post

  • Maya Norton
    Apr 28, 2013
    Apr 28, 2013

    Shalom Yvette, I was searching for Israelis and Palestians on WorldPulse and came across your page. We live in the same neighborhood. I'm messaging you now, hoping you'll get the e-mail.

    Look forward to connecting. Hag Sameach,

    ~ Maya

  • Yvette Warren
    Sep 22, 2014
    Sep 22, 2014

    Hello, Yvette, from New Orleans, Louisiana, USA