How Far Will You Go For Change

A couple of weeks ago, I was invited to attend a luncheon hosted by the team behind the incredible MAKERS series. For those of you unfamiliar with it, the MAKERS' site includes videos of women who have done and are doing incredible things. These women have blazed and are blazing trails in industries ranging from politics to education to health and they are all HUGELY impressive....more

Not Until There's A Cure

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Our Young People Don't Deserve AIDS

Being a teenager nowadays is completely different than when I was making my way through my golden years (only 10 years ago). Our teens are facing sexual challenges and peer situations earlier and earlier in life. And, if we want to reach them, then we have to let go of our prejudices against them and set the lack of understanding aside. Too often, I hear older adults write off the teenage crowd with statements like “These young people are out of control,” or “We can’t help them because they just don’t want to listen.”...more

The Power of a Positive Existence

Growing up in a faith-based household, we were exposed to a constant truths and lessons about how to treat others and how to grow our faith. But, none was more important in our household than the creed to speak life and not “death” over our lives. You see, my mother battled multiple sclerosis since before my sister and I were born, and the disease, by nature, was a degenerative disease meaning that as we and she grew older, her MS would no doubtedly get worse....more

Turn Your Living Space Into A Giving Space

Everyday, we stumble into the world to work, play, eat, and everything in between. But, no matter how much fun we have in the streets, there's really is no place like home (Thank you, Dorothy). On most days, there is no place that I'd rather be than my house. Yesterday, I was sitting around trying to think of little habits that I could introduce in order to make my household a giving household. And, to my great surprise, I created a list of 9 small yet effective ways that you (and I) can "turn our living space into a giving space." ...more