Category Archives: giving

Where I’m Giving this #GivingTuesday

Where I’m Giving this #GivingTuesday

If you’re anything like me, you started this week overtired and over-stuffed. Perhaps you ate too much for Thanksgiving. Perhaps you overshopped Grey Thursday, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday deals. Or perhaps, like me, you skipped both Turkey and shopping, but still feel overwhelmed and overmarketed. And now there is the business of… more…

Week #8: Playing for Change

Week #8: Playing for Change

Yesterday we covered the mushy topic of living love. While I’m not typically a mushy person in particular, I’m do get super excited about people who are living intentionally in order to help others. When I started my #give10 search for people and projects who were changing the world, I accidentally surrounded myself by a… more…

Spreading the Love of Life

Spreading the Love of Life

This Valentines Day, per usual, I’m not expecting any flowers or chocolates. But I refuse to be a person who grumbles about being single today. I’m not claiming that I love being a +0 all the time and I’d certainly not turn away a knight in shining armor who came knocking on my door. I’m… more…

Week #7: Meet WITNESS -> Authentic Voices for Human Rights Change

Week #7: Meet WITNESS -> Authentic Voices for Human Rights Change

This week President Obama made a little trip to South East Asia and stopped for 2 days in my home city of Phnom Penh. In preparation for this important visitor, Cambodia has spent weeks both sweeping up the streets and sweeping all things that could make look the country look bad under the figurative carpet…. more…

week #6: In Search of Sanuk = finding fun in doing good

week #6: In Search of Sanuk = finding fun in doing good

Several months ago I sat in the upstairs booth of a very unassuming Japanese restaurant in Bangkok. The place was modest yet awesome, and in some ways mirrored my dinner companion. This was my first meeting with Dwight Turner who started and runs In Search of Sanuk, a project that helps refugee families and asylum… more…

week #5: Love in a Laundry Basket

week #5: Love in a Laundry Basket

Did you know that 10$ = one roll of quarters = the cost for one family to wash their clothes at a laundromat. One time. Most of us reading this blog, I’d dare to guess, have the luxury of at least having a washing machine- if not a matching dryer, in our home. We may… more…

Help Wanted: Choosing a Birthday Cause

Help Wanted: Choosing a Birthday Cause

If you’ve been around here very long you know I like to run. I like to travel. And I like to give away money to people who are changing the world. One thing you may not know yet is that I also really really like to celebrate my birthday. I’m not the kind of girl who… more…