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Caring for the Poor and Disadvantaged – an Act of Kindness

Posted on 10/18/2012 by | Philanthropy & Fundraising | Comments

VolunteeringCarlos Slim, the richest man in the world, was recently quoted as saying “We have seen donations for a hundred years … and the problems and poverty are bigger. They have not solved anything.”  I’m perplexed by this statement. If you are a type A personality (like I am), you may think to yourself that Slim may be right.  Though global poverty has decreased over the last five years, according to a Brookings Institute study, the number of fragile states is …

How to Keep Calm, Carry On and Use Your Emotions for Good

Posted on 05/1/2012 by | Volunteering | Comments

Your LifeWhose job is it to make you a good person? Are you one of those folks that stereotypes people? Do you usually do the right thing? Whose job is it to tell you to forgive and forget?  Do we look to others for this? Do we depend on Judge Judy to do this or Dr. Phil or perhaps the person you sleep with at night? My opinion is and I believe it with all my heart, that responsibility lies with …

Ordinary People Can Change Lives, Just Like St. Patrick.

Posted on 03/13/2012 by | Volunteering | Comments

Your LifeSean Albro Tuohy is the man I sleep with every night. Well most nights. Oh, get your mind out of the gutter. He’s my one and only.  His younger brother is Seamus Timothy Tuohy. There was a baby brother who died shortly after birth; his name was Patrick Padare Tuohy. Not withstanding, that being said, obviously this family has serious Irish roots. My husband could have actually played basketball on the Irish National Olympic basketball team. I informed him that …

Kindness is Always the Right Path

Posted on 02/1/2012 by | Volunteering | Comments

Your LifeLet me start by telling you this is not what I had intended to write about this week, but after several twist and turns on Tuohy Turnpike 101, I did a Dukes of Hazard slide and changed directions. First, I never imagined so many of you would enjoy my blog post on the time spent in the ladies’ room last Sunday. I’m so glad some of you enjoyed the experience, even if you were living vicariously through me. Secondly, you are …

Don’t Let the Bad Guys Win. Stand up, Participate and Take Action

Posted on 01/9/2012 by | Volunteering | Comments

Your LifeLast week, my blog was about New Year’s resolutions, but it had a Tuohy twist. I wanted to drive home the point that I had hopes many people would make declarations that weren’t so self-centered and went beyond their own desire to better just themselves. Many of you liked it, and some of you did not. One reader declared it lame. Of course, I wanted to tell her to pick up a pen and see what she could come up with and then let me …

Holiday Tip: Think Outside the Shirt Box and Give the Gift of Service

Posted on 12/20/2011 by | Volunteering | Comments

Your LifeDo you remember when you were a child and the Sears catalog would arrive right before the holidays and you, or at least I would, go through and circle everything you wanted for Christmas? It had all the presents you could want in one place. I can hear my father right now saying, “Did you leave anything for anyone else?” I would always have a split second of guilt, but it quickly passed. The holidays can be like a juggling act, …