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8 Volunteer Vacations That Will Change Your Life

By |2016-04-07T11:23:12-04:00April 7th, 2016|Categories: Children, Culture, Doing Good, Environment, Travel|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

When you take on volunteer work you do two things: you give something back to the world and you enrich your own life. The number of projects out there is vast and varied.   "When you take on volunteer work you do two things: you give something back to the world and you enrich your own life." [...]

Doing Good: The MLK Day of Service: The Start of a Year of Citizen Action

By |2016-01-18T16:45:26-05:00January 18th, 2016|Categories: Awards, Doing Good, Featured|Tags: , , , , , |

Dr. Martin Luther King had a powerful dream which he courageously pursued! And I Thank God for that. Because of his vision, his commitment, his passion, his tenacity, his leadership, his accomplishments his sacrifices and his legacy, my life--and the lives, hearts and minds of millions of people--has been altered forever. Dr. King believed in a nation of freedom [...]

How We Can Plant More Trees and Preserve Our Forests Plus Infographic

By |2015-11-06T22:05:25-05:00November 6th, 2015|Categories: Doing Good, Green living, Living Green, Living Green|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Forests are an essential part of the global ecosystem and trees are essential to life on earth. Trees actually create the air we breathe and filter air pollution. In addition, trees build soil and help soak up stormwater before it can create a flood, and they offer energy-saving shade that reduces global warming and creates habitat [...]

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Coping with Breast Cancer: The Emotional Roller Coaster

By |2015-11-05T14:17:16-05:00November 5th, 2015|Categories: Breast cancer, Doing Good, Health & Wellness, Positive inspiration|Tags: , , , |

A diagnosis of breast cancer is just the beginning of what can be an emotional and physical roller coaster. Finding ways to cope at the onset can empower patients and help them get through what will likely be the biggest life challenge they have faced. With that said, one does not have to “keep a stiff [...]

What Everyone Should Know About Service Dogs

By |2015-11-02T16:56:39-05:00November 2nd, 2015|Categories: Doing Good, Health & Wellness|Tags: , , , , , , |

Image Source: It always seems a little strange to see a dog in a restaurant. Yet from time to time a dog walks in and takes a seat next to a table. Of course, they are always accompanied by a human handler. And they're always on the larger side of things. You also see them on buses, [...]

Careers Helping Others Calls for Hard Work

By |2015-10-19T17:30:04-04:00October 19th, 2015|Categories: Doing Good|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Most of us feel compelled to do something about the wrongs of the world. Most of us equally feel paralyzed by the weight and complexity of the problems around us. Where do we start? How do we actually make a difference? Between family, work, and sleep, where’s the time?   "A constant urge to help your [...]

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50+ Simple Ways to Create Kindness in Your Life and Boost Your Own Happiness

By |2015-09-16T14:07:52-04:00September 16th, 2015|Categories: Affirmations, Doing Good, Featured, Positive inspiration|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

This morning while I was waiting for the bus a woman was sitting nearby shaking a cup and asking for money. I watched as one person after another walked hastily by or ignored her pleas. Even though I could hear my friend's voice in my head warning me not to trust him, my heart told me something else. I [...]

Top Reasons to Reduce Food Waste and How to Waste Less Now

By |2015-09-10T21:28:57-04:00September 10th, 2015|Categories: Doing Good, Environment, Green & natural home, Green living, infographic, Living Green, Living Green|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

With millions of people going hungry each day in this country and across the globe, the critical issue of food waste and the major role it plays in global warming and climate change is a deeply-disturbing reality that we all have a responsibility to change. It’s been suggested that, were food wastage a country, it would [...]

20+ Creative Ways to Repurpose Old Books Plus Infographic

By |2015-08-05T18:40:30-04:00August 5th, 2015|Categories: Books, DIY, Doing Good, Green living, Living Green, Living Green|Tags: , , , , , , , |

For as long as I can remember I have loved reading books. Books were my friends! I started out going to my local library and reading every book I was drawn to. Once I became a teenager and got a part-time job, I started buying books and I never stopped. I was hooked on owning these [...]

Helping to Make the World a Better Place: Sustainable Global Businesses – Infographic

By |2015-04-20T22:10:10-04:00April 20th, 2015|Categories: Doing Good, Green living, Living Green, Living Green|Tags: , , , |

You've probably heard of these popular companies: Ben & Jerry's, Tesla, Toms, Warby Parker Kiva and Energy Floors! Maybe you have even eaten, driven, worn or used their products and services at some time in your life? In fact, they are probably some of your favorite brands. Yes, they are profitable and well-known, but do you know what else [...]

Doing Good: A Seed Grows in Columbus – An Organic, Urban Garden Feeds a Community’s Growth

By |2014-08-06T17:37:05-04:00August 6th, 2014|Categories: Doing Good, Positive inspiration|Tags: , , , , , , , |

A vitally-important community garden grows: The Charles Madison Nabrit Memorial Garden.                               Photo courtesy of Paula Penn-Nabrit There is nothing more powerful than a woman on a mission. Paula Penn-Nabrit is a woman with a vision. But she most importantly, she's a dynamic woman [...]

10 Ways to Be a Compassionate Fashionista with Vegan Friendly Summer Fashions

By |2013-07-01T17:51:26-04:00July 1st, 2013|Categories: Doing Good, Vegan, Vegan Fashion|Tags: , , , |

Vegan Friendly Summer Fashions. Image source: Polyvore/PETA With the fourth of July almost here and more than sixty days of summer fun ahead, "what should I wear" as well as "what not to wear" is top of mind. It's much too hot to be tempted by the latest animal-based designs made from fur, leather, [...]

Fake for Animals Sake: 14 Ways to Dress Vegan Style

By |2013-06-20T00:17:09-04:00June 20th, 2013|Categories: Doing Good, EcoStyle, Vegan|Tags: , , |

Fake for the Animal's Sake: 14 Ways to Veganise Your StylePhoto source: Polyvore.com/ PETA Though, most of us grew up eating meat, and wearing animal hides and fur, many of us never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. Did you? The abuse that animals suffer at human hands is sickening, heartbreaking [...]

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BUY A PAIR, GIVE A PAIR: TOMS VEGAN, HOT WEATHER WEDGES

By |2013-05-09T21:52:07-04:00May 9th, 2013|Categories: Doing Good, EcoStyle, Vegan|Tags: , , |

Wedges so cute we can't wait for Summer! When the weather gets warmer and the days get longer, we girls instinctively know that it's time to bare our toes, dash to the salon for emergency organic spa pedicures, then slip our pretty feet into even prettier vegan summer sandals! Why not shoe shop for [...]

Help Mom "Chill" with Mother's Day Gifts That Change Lives

By |2013-05-06T22:32:04-04:00May 6th, 2013|Categories: Culture, Doing Good, Featured, Health & Wellness, Living Green|Tags: , , , , |

Be honest! Does your mother need to chill out! Well this Mother's Day, why not give your mom a few good reasons to relax and recharge while helping to lift the lives of women across the globe, at the same time. Millions of women worldwide struggle to make a living selling their artisan-quality goods, but find [...]

Ecofriendly Mother's Day Gifts That Look Good, Give Back

By |2013-05-06T21:12:36-04:00May 6th, 2013|Categories: Culture, Doing Good, EcoStyle, Living Green|Tags: , , , , , |

What better way to honor our mothers and the spirit of motherhood, than by giving mom a gift that literally supports other women. Millions of women worldwide wage a desperate daily struggle to make a living selling their artisan-quality goods, but find that they have limited access to profitable market opportunities. When we buy gifts for [...]

A Thrifty Way to Decorate, Donate and Support the Arts

By |2013-04-03T01:37:07-04:00April 3rd, 2013|Categories: Doing Good, Living Green, Living Green, Recycling|Tags: , , , |

  Local neighborhood thrift shops are my go-to sources for good quality, recycled home furnishings and accessories. And there's always something new going on! As an amateur home re-decorator, I am always on the lookout for just the right recycled, extra-seating-solutions, eye-catching artwork, textured pillows or intriguing accessories -- to add a bit of [...]

Shop Cheap and Chic for a Cause at City Opera Thrift Shop

By |2013-04-03T01:29:13-04:00April 3rd, 2013|Categories: Doing Good, EcoStyle, Recycling|Tags: , , |

Score donated designer chic for less and support the arts at City Opera Thrift Shop. I admit it. I used to be a 'full-price-designer-shopping' addict until I discovered the New York City Opera Thrift Shop -- a darling gem located right in the heart of the E. 23rd Street shopping district for 25 years. Now [...]

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