Monthly Archives: March 2013

The Key to Success: Tirelessly Helping Others

This article about altruism in today’s New York Times Magazine was so interesting, I just had to share it with you. Now I want to meet this researcher, Adam Grant, who basically says that helping others has made him a successful person. … Continue reading

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Do You Want a Happy Life or a Meaningful Life?

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

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Passover and Human Trafficking: What’s the Connection?

An article written by Rabbi Lauren Kurland of Seattle relates the story of Passover — the celebration of the Jews’ freedom from slavery and subsequent exodus from Egypt long ago — to the problem of slavery in modern day times. It … Continue reading

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What do David Cassidy, Philanthropy, and Alzheimer’s Have in Common?

This morning, while working out at the gym, the  “Today”  show was on and I saw David Cassidy standing next to a bunch of his 70’s outfits (fringed and elaborately embroidered and apparently made by one of Elvis Presley’s designers). Of … Continue reading

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An American Midwife in Uganda

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

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The Untapped Potential of Girls: A Talk by Nobel Peace Prize Winner Leymah Gbowee

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

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Let’s start a dialogue about slums

The Seattle Globalist, in partnership with The Seattle Times, has published the first of a three-part series on urban slums around the world. A friend is on their board and shared with me how proud she was that her financial … Continue reading

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