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Category Archives: Inspiring People
I met Meg O’Leary one rainy December in Seattle — thirteen years ago — when she and five other women gathered at my house for our first book group. Whenever Meg emailed us, she would start her greeting with, “Hello … Continue reading
Amy Hayes of Chicago, IL, is raising money for the Foundation Fighting Blindness (FFB), a national nonprofit organization that is the world’s leading private source for retinal disease research funding. On June 9, she and her family are participating in the eighth … Continue reading
My friend Karen Story is a writer and a community activist living in Kirkland. I think she is an amazing and inspiring individual — she is one of those people who is always thinking about ways to give back both locally and … Continue reading
The other night I went to hear Brené Brown, the social work researcher from Houston, talk about vulnerability and shame. I had written about her in an earlier post and a friend alerted me to her visit to Seattle to promote … Continue reading
Excited that my article on Haiti Babi has been published. Enjoy!
Check out this interesting TED talk by Chimamanda Adichie. Her message is so right on: Our perceptions of others usually arise from a “single story”. I am keenly aware that the single story can limit needlessly people’s understanding of a … Continue reading
A friend shared an article from Atlantic Monthly which really hit the nail on the head for me because in this current phase of my life, I am pondering what gives me meaning versus what makes me happy. As I started … Continue reading
Jane Drichta (pronounced Drick-ta) is an energetic lady who has her hands full of a million things. When she is not homeschooling her teenage daughter, who fell ill from a stroke, she is busy managing her business, Equinox Healing Arts, … Continue reading
Take a look below at this wonderful talk by Lehmah Gbowee, a Liberian peace activist. Leymah is an extraordinary woman who is working tirelessly on behalf of women and girls around the world. Her message is simple: every girl has … Continue reading