I am a writer and former health educator living in Seattle, Washington. I am also a volunteer coordinator for a nonprofit, a busy mom of two wonderful children and a young grandmother to my lovely stepdaughter’s child.
During the last 15 years working on public health issues, I have come to realize that what really gets me jazzed up is telling stories about amazing people and organizations doing “good”.
In the midst of all the depressing things happening in the world (poverty, disease, climate change, war, intolerance, etc.), there are wonderful people and organizations working hard to make this world a better place. And I believe there are many more individuals out there who would like to make a difference, but aren’t quite sure HOW.
In the early nineties I had the good fortune to be a Peace Corps Volunteer in Malawi, Africa, as a teacher. This experience was life-changing. I came back having a whole new perspective about poverty, volunteerism, and the true meaning of community.
And ever since my Peace Corps experience, I have tried to find opportunities to make a difference in whatever way I can. As a philanthropist, I am simply giving my time and talents to worthy causes. Sometimes I donate a few dollars here and there.
I write about important issues that have an impact on how we live our lives and how we choose to conduct ourselves with our families, friends, colleagues and within our communities. I’ll be profiling inspiring organizations working on important causes and people doing amazing things with their lives. Through the stories I tell, I hope to help people connect and identify with causes and values they believe in. We are doing what we can, with what we have.