October 30, 2016

Happy Sunday everyone!

Happy to share a really incredible story with you for this week’s #ServiceSunday blog. Roberto Corona found me through the world of Happiness and we exchanged the normal pleasantries that come when you realize you run organizations based in the sa...

October 26, 2016

I’ve been in New York City for 9 months. Here’s a progress report.

When I first moved to New York City, I kept having what I referred to as “New York moments” It was the kind of thing that happened when I realized I was experiencing things that are so unique to this ama...

October 23, 2016

The Little Ways We Serve

Time is perhaps our most precious commodity.

And if you disagree or just in general have never thought much about the finite resource of time, then watch this video. (Sidebar: you should watch the video no matter what).

We live in a world that is...

October 19, 2016

My last semester of college, I took three writing courses and one class on public speaking. It was basically my dream semester.

One of those writing courses was poetry, a form of writing I hadn’t touched in years. Naturally then, as someone who had always labeled hersel...

October 16, 2016

At 7:45 in the morning, I was riding the elevator to the 18th floor of my office building with a maintenance man who I cheerfully began making small talk with.

He asked how my day was going and as I turned off my podcast and popped the headphones from my ears, I smiled...

October 12, 2016

On the 31st of every month, Baskin Robbins sells single scoop ice cream cones for $1.31. I know this, because back in May, I signed up for every restaurants email list for the #BirthdayGiveBack campaign and have never unsubscribed. Also, because I like ice cream.

On Aug...

October 11, 2016

Last week, a tape was released of a private conversation between Presidential candidate Donald Trump and Billy Bush of Access Hollywood. You can read the transcript and listen to the video here.

One thing I promised myself as the Founder of The Smile Project was that I...

October 9, 2016


Earlier this week, I complimented my coworkers dress. She hesitated at acceptance. I asked if it was a new dress or if she was uncertain. She said she had bought it online and wasn't sure once she got it, how it fit and how she felt about it.

Then she said: “...

October 7, 2016

Today, on my lunch break, I got a text from my friend Allison about it being World Smile Day.


I knew it was coming up but it’s been such a hectic week and I totally forgot to capitalize on it. And I say I run an organization based around Happiness...

Her message was...

October 5, 2016

*Disclaimer* I wrote this piece a while ago as part of a mini-writing club I'm in with one of my best friends...and by mini-writing club I just mean we occasionally send each other stuff we're working on. Anyway, I liked how this ended up so with no edits, explanation,...

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