Last week in my post, Keeping Your Balance While Helping Haiti, I suggested that you research organizations working in Haiti that you would like to support by donating, volunteering, or helping in some other way throughout 2010. We need to support the people of Haiti now, but also in the future, when the hard work of rebuilding begins....more
When a tragedy like the earthquake in Haiti happens, and the images and stories are so disturbing, it is normal to feel extreme emotions: despair, depression, anxiety that help isn't getting their fast enough, guilt, even denial. The thing is, extreme emotions are not always the most productive ones. Eventually, Haiti will be out of the 24-hour news cycle, but its people will still need support. Make a commitment this month to do your part to help over the long term, in a balanced way....more
There are as many ways to fight cancer as there are types of cancer. You know that. You've already been touched by cancer, and your sharp, sharp memories are in many cases what moved 35,000 of you to read, and 350 of you to comment on my last post. Your words are powerful. As I read the comments, I felt your pain, your frustration, and your triumph in overcoming the wounds left by this beast....more
Independence: The state or quality of being independent; freedom from dependence; exemption from reliance on, or control by others; self-subsistence or maintenance; direction of one’s own affairs without interference. Independence: Yours. Your childrens’. How do we create our own, and foster our childrens’ independence? I’m going to cover this topic under one umbrella, because whether you’re 6, 16, 36 or 66, every girl or woman needs to be equipped with independence skills....more
Need a little pick me up today? Watch this adorable video on TakePart.com of 5th Grader, Damon Weaver, interviewing President Obama. Damon asks the President about education reform, school lunches, and my favorite question, "I notice as President that you get bullied a lot. How do you handle it?"
From October 2009 through April 2010, I will be volunteering as a Kiva Fellow in Latin America. I will be working directly with one of Kiva’s partner microfinance institutions (MFIs), interviewing entrepreneurs and creating profiles on the Kiva website so that generous lenders like you can learn about their situation and lend them the capital they need to start or expand their microenterprises. Women in developing countries make up the majority of microfinance loan recipients. The work of Kiva, Kiva's partner MFIs and Kiva Fellows improves the standard of living for the business owners, their families and their communities.
As graduating caps and tassels begin to fly, many young professionals are entering the workforce. So to all you young professionals, congrats! You should be very proud of yourself and your accomplishments.
Now that you are in the workforce, there are multiple ways to start rising to the top.
Volunteers are indispensable. They help certain organizations function on a day-to-day basis, do the work that may otherwise go undone, and in some cases, they ARE the organization. Our time is invaluable…. or is it?
Find out what the new generation of makers, creators and mold-breakers thought of Goldieblox and the American Express #PassionProject, and enter to win a game for the young girl in your life. Read more
We asked 15 bloggers how PAM Cooking Spray helps them spend less time in the kitchen, and more time eating and celebrating with loved ones. Read their tips, tricks and recipes for great holiday cooking with PAM Cooking Spray, and enter to win a $100 Visa gift card. Read more