BlogHer14 Changed My Life So I May Now Help Change Others

The BlogHer 10th Anniversary conference provided so many opportunities to be inspired. As a first-time attendee, I experienced a dizzying number of sessions from which to choose. On Friday afternoon, I decided to attend the session entitled Deep Blogging – Non-Profit Boards: How and Why to Join One. I’m still not sure why. But in my transition from practicing attorney to dedicated advocate, it felt right somehow....more

Give! Before it Hurts!

You’ve heard the old adage - Give ‘til it hurts. You don’t have enough pain in your life? You want to create more? I’m going to help you out – give beforeit hurts. That’s right, before you or someone you love fall victim to an illness or situation, let’s stop it in its tracks!...more

How and Where to Donate

It seems as if we all have too much stuff and not enough space.  It doesn’t matter how much you make, or how big your house is, we all fight the battle of clutter day in and day out.  So its time to really think about what is taking up space in your home.  Do you love your possessions?  Do you use them?  Many times, knowing that someone will be able to use your items better than you can is enough to help you get rid of some of those under used or unwanted items.  Below you will find some ways to donate and even make some money from your old items....more

It Takes So Little Time to Help Others

Did you know if you donate your old iPod to the nonprofit organization Music & Memory, you will be helping someone suffering with Alzheimer’s disease or other cognitive and/or physical challenges listen to their favorite tunes?  Most of the time, hearing their favorite songs or tunes brightens their day and can even trigger fond memories for them....more

Un"Stuff" Yourself: Tips To Help You Downsize Your Life

The average American (middle class) household owns 24 electronic devices and spends about $1700 per year on apparel. What does this mean? Well, it means that Americans have a heck of a lot of stuff. Some people stockpile way more stuff than others. Watch a few episodes of the show “Hoarders” and you can see what happens if you let your stuff take over your life!...more

Help Oklahoma

Today's post is dedicated to the people of Oklahoma.  ...more

Rest in Peace, Patrick O'Rourke

My friend Dan is one of those friends-for-life-no-matter-what type of friend.He's followed Frankly, My Dear from Day One. It was his encouragement that led me to start New Inklings Press. He was the first to buy The Unemployment Cookbook.We talk smack about sports, politics, and humor. All.The.Time. He's just a great guy with a great attitude and a great family.Dan and I have known each other since grade school. He still lives close to where we grew up in Michigan....more

Help Karen Retire

I saw two demons today, but listened to four in total.   I feel sick.  I have that horrible nausea at the pit of my stomach.  It’s full of dread.  The kind of dread and worry you feel, when a loved one is being wheeled away into surgery.  I’m worried about our future.  What will it be for my daughter, with demons like these walking around?   ...more

WAYS to HELP EARTHQUAKE and TSUNAMI Victims in Japan with LINKS directly to Charities. EASY,QUICK -NICE LIST.

List of Ways To Help Earthquake and Tsunami Victims in Japan  ...more

21 Days of Compliments – Day 11

            Today is Day 11 of the 21 Days of Compliments challenge. I was actually drying my hair this morning when my blog idea came to me. You know the saying, “just go to the bathroom and all sorts of ideas come to mind.” By the way, just what does that statement mean? Does the bathroom somehow act as a flushing mechanism for the brain?...more