The ABCs of Social Consciousness – a manifesto

I’m happy to announce the launch of my first eBook. After weeks of pouring my heart into this, I’m glad to share with you: The ABCs of Social Consciousness.   About the manifesto The ABCs of Social Consciousness is a small eBook designed to help raise your level of social consciousness. This short manifesto is a call for all of humanity…

What You Can Do to Fight Human Trafficking

Human trafficking is the fastest growing criminal activity in the world. It is the second largest criminal activity with drug trafficking being number one. A form of modern slavery, human trafficking can be in the form of labor or commercial sexual exploitation. It is a multi-billion dollar criminal industry that denies freedom to 20.9 million people around the world. Slavery…

The Hidden Rewards of a Charitable Lifestyle

My previous post, Altruistic Activities for Each Month of the Year, listed ideas for adding value to other people’s lives. This list highlights the unsought benefits that add to your own! This kind of goes against the true meaning of altruism, I know. It seems that anytime you contribute to the well-being of another, God can’t help but throw some…

Altruistic Activities for Each Month of the Year

  Oswald Chambers wrote, “If you allow physical selfishness, mental careless, moral insensitivity, or spiritual weakness, everyone in contact with you will suffer.” (from “My Utmost for His Highest”) Yikes! Are you guilty of a lack of concern? Have you been complacent, apathetic, completely unaware? You don’t have to live this way. It’s time to rewire your brain. Don’t wait for…

3 Simple Practices to Have a Satisfying Year

Year after year, we make plans for self-betterment. We set goals for personal development and can hardly wait to get started on our new selves. Our vision of the future is filled with promise of a more successful “me.” Still, a more successful me does not mean a more satisfied me. Self-advancement is certainly not wrong. We’ve all been created for…

Freelance Philanthropy: Challenging the Status Quo

Nearly half the world’s population live on less than $2.50 a day. Diarrhea caused by inadequate drinking water, sanitation, and hand hygiene kills approximately 2,300 people per day. Preventable diseases take the lives of two million children a year who are too poor to afford proper treatment. These facts disturb me… and I won’t stand by and watch. My life is marked…

A Meaningful Alternative to the Commercialism of Christmas

It’s that time of year when loved ones are looking for hints on gift ideas. When my daughter called me, she didn’t beat around the bush. “People are asking what to get you for Christmas,” she said. “What do you get the woman who has everything?” she joked. If you know me well, you see the humor. I pondered the…