Announcing: The BlogHer '10 Call for Volunteers!

* * *Update: The Call for Volunteers closed as of Monday, February 15, 2010. Thank you to everyone who applied. We will contact you by February 23rd with notification whether you were selected.* * *Ohhhhhhh, BlogHers. The time is nigh. Today we are announcing our BlogHer '10 Call for Volunteers!We’re looking for a few good women (hey men: we like you, too!) who are interested in working at BlogHer ’10. In exchange, we’ll give you free admission to the conference, which includes all keynotes, break-out sessions, breakfasts, lunches and cocktail parties ($300 value)....more

I'm so bummed I let this slip under my radar! Should anyone back out, I would love to apply. ...more

How Did You Decide to Help Haiti for the Rest of 2010?

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

Thanks for sharing all of the wonderful ways that you are helping, and plan to help the ...more

Keeping Your Balance While Helping Haiti

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

From awareness... to action!

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… A Must!

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

How Can We Support Kids Who Want to Create Change?

Need a little pick me up today? Watch this adorable video on 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?" ...more

The articles you linked to in the last post, the Time kids. 


Kiva Fellows Program (KF9) Here I Come!

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. ...more

Breakfast at St. John the Divine

What: Serving breakfast to homeless and hungry ...more

Giving to Go

So sometimes at my office, we order lunch as a group and everyone eats together, and as a thank you for working hard and making money, the company foots the bill. ...more

Not me.. Thanks for the tip! I think i'll update that post on my website to include that ...more