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December 11, 2019

This year has been really hard and I don’t know that I’ve always been the best version of myself. In fact, it’s been a long time since I’ve really recognized who I am, perpetually stuck in this “weird place” and not knowing quite how to get out. 

I was talking to a frie...

December 8, 2019

This week’s Service Spotlight comes to us from Cleveland, Texas where we are introduced to Alma Rodriguez and  the NarizMojada Foundation, a group dedicated to helping animals that are often overlooked. Keep reading to learn more about their great work.

Liz: Let’s start...

December 1, 2019

Intro:

My dear friend Laura Lavigne is the founder of the Center for Happiness in Anacortes, Washington.  I was extremely blessed to spend six weeks near the end of 2018 living with her in Anacortes and helping out in small ways at the Center. One of the first things La...

November 27, 2019

November was a full month. Between traveling in Washington D.C. and Colorado, visiting with family and friends, and settling into new routines in my home state of Pennsylvania, I spent a lot of time in flexibility. November was a month to take one day at a time.

Novembe...

November 24, 2019

For many people, myself included, an internship is the first look at “the real world” of work or life after school. I first interned at a nonprofit organization near my hometown in Pennsylvania when I was 19 and will forever carry the lessons and experiences I learned...

November 21, 2019

I was sitting in a bar across from Columbia University one night a few years ago, talking to my brother about The Smile Project. In the course of our conversation, we began brainstorming what would become known as “The Bubble Site.”

The idea was simple: an online databa...

November 17, 2019

My favorite thing about sharing these #ServiceSpotlight posts is the opportunity to meet and converse with changemakers around the world. Connecting to Jessica McClard, Founder of Little Free Pantry and Founder/President of Pantry Gift, Inc. was no exception. 

Their wor...

November 13, 2019

Every day I am inspired by the efforts of people around the world, actively pursuing a better world for others. Hearing about the mission of Millie’s Bookshelf in San Diego, California is no exception. 

I am so grateful for the opportunity to share their mission. Withou...

November 9, 2019

People have big expectations for January 1st. For their birthday. For Halloween. (Just me on that last one?)

Nobody expects much from November 9th. I didn’t expect much from November 9th until 2011 when I was driving home on an average day during my senior year of high...

November 6, 2019

November 9th was my first childhood dog’s birthday. We celebrated by going to the pet store and all getting on the “pets only” scale with him when the employees weren’t looking. 

November 9th - according to an old diary - was my first kiss. I was fourteen and by the loo...

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