Category Archives: Volunteerism

Dignity and Respect- For Yourself and Others

Helping Others Needs to Be a Two Way Street Most of us have been raised thinking it’s appropriate to be generous, kind, loving and helpful to others.  In in today’s world with so much suffering, we are increasingly asked to … Continue reading

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Turn Your Anger into Action!

Don’t Let Anger Make You Bitter- DO SOMETHING POSITIVE There are a number of disturbing things going on in the world. The Ferguson case continues to sadden us. Legislation blocking voter rights is very upsetting, and on and on.  And … Continue reading

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Want to Get Fired Up?

October is International Fired Up! Month “Enthusiasm is the greatest asset you can possess, for it can take you further than money, power or influence.” Dada Vaswani  I created this month in 1997 to celebrate attitude and success. Your positive attitude … Continue reading

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International Fired Up Month

October is International Fired Up Month! “The real secret of success is enthusiasm.” – Walter Chrysler Celebrated from Oct.1-31, this month focuses on motivation and enthusiasm in the workforce, where people learn what gets them Fired Up! and incorporate that into … Continue reading

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Can You Really Feel Better By Helping Someone?

Relieve Your Stress and Depression through Volunteering “Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to … Continue reading

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Helping Others in a Crisis

When a crisis occurs, whether a sudden storm, hurricane, tornado, earthquake or even car accident, people often wonder how they can help.  And while donating to relief organizations is fine, your actions can make a huge difference.  Here are a … Continue reading

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Inspiration from a 12 Year Old

 Not too long ago, I had the privilege of delivering the keynote speech for Community Connections Volunteer Appreciation Event.  This non-profit organization in Jacksonville, FL does an amazing job of fighting homelessness, poverty and hunger, helping families, and homeless women … Continue reading

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You Do Make A Difference When You Volunteer

Plus It’s a Great Stress Reliever     One of the last things you might think of doing when you are very stressed is to take the time to help someone else. But it can truly be the best thing … Continue reading

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