Helping For The Holidays

About 10 years ago, my dad did something that would not shock anyone that knew him. My dad was the definition of “family man” and he loved nothing more than a happy child during the holidays. One particular Christmas, my dad was at Wal-Mart and saw Toys For Tots outside. He wanted to buy a toy and make a donation. While in the toy department, he overheard a little boy asking his parents for a bike and they said they could not get one that year. My dad, being the generous man that he was, did something wonderful....more

In the Spirit of the Holidays: Donating to Charities and Avoiding Scams

A Giving Spirit Once upon a time, I volunteered, freely giving of my time and money, as much as possible....more

Living and Giving with an Open Heart

The life lessons learned in yoga are endless.  One basic concept that seems very relevant this holiday season is to live with an open heart.   Physically and energetically a backbend is an amazing pose to open the heart.  I ...more

Kicking Off Christmas Crazy: My Parents Inadvertently Stole a Cabbage Patch Kid

Part of me understood why my parents hadn't rushed out to buy one. I knew money was tight. Why else would we be living in a run-down trailer where rent was less than what some people spend on groceries in a week? I understood that there were medical bills to pay, that scraping by meant sacrifice, and that a doll was the last thing our pennies should be spent on. But I was still devastated. ...more

Paying off all the layaways on Christmas Eve would seriously be the most amazing thing in the ...more

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