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Serving others makes you Rich

Posted on 12/19/2012 by |Volunteering | Comments

VolunteeringRecently, I was travelling across the upper plains, when I woke up to the thermometer reading negative 26 degrees. I hadn’t experienced these kinds of temperatures since I lived in Minnesota as a child. Yet, somehow, I forgot that the cold can really sting. I forgot that the weather can change drastically in an instant. I forgot that you don’t sit next to a drafty door in a coffee shop. I simply forgot that Jack Frost is still a formidable …

Millennials Find Unique Ways to Give Back this Holiday

Posted on 12/12/2012 by |Tampa, Florida | Comments

VolunteeringWe’re social, tech savvy spenders who have the shortest attention spans that make us one of the most well known generations. Who are we? We are millennials and we want to give your non-profit organizations more than any other generation. We also want to get involved more than just monetarily with non-profit organizations. We are looking for an outlet to show our generosity, and in a way that satisfies our need to give.  In fact, we are more prone to …

4 Ways To Give Thanks By Giving Back

Posted on 11/1/2012 by |Volunteering | Comments

VolunteeringIt’s tradition for many families to sit around the Thanksgiving table to pause – momentarily – while each person says something they are thankful for. Most of the time, the items shared are the same from year to year: “I’m thankful for a loving family”…or…”a good job”…or…”a roof over my head”…or…”plenty of  food to eat,” and while saying what we are thankful is a nice holiday practice, would you allow me to make a tiny suggestion? Try showing your thankfulness. …

How To Start Your Own Volunteer Adventure

Posted on 09/20/2012 by |Volunteering | Comments

VolunteeringWhile showering one Tuesday morning, I had an epiphany. This enlightened thought inspired me to travel through the forty-eight contiguous states in forty-eight weeks doing volunteer, service, and charity work. The main goal was to promote a “service-to-others” lifestyle by lending a hand to people and organizations of all ages, backgrounds, and affiliations. While the “ah-ha” moment came all at once, getting to that point took several months to figure out what I loved to do and how each of …

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 …

2012: A Year to Get in the Game and Make Good Plays

Posted on 01/4/2012 by |Volunteering | Comments

Your LifeLet’s start 2012 out on the right foot, the correct path, a good mindset, have the best intentions, etc etc, etc. No, I’m not going to talk to you about personal resolutions. I’m not going to give you five steps to healthier living or have you add blueberries to you daily food pyramid. Nor am I going to tell you to drink more water, eat less red meat, walk faster or sleep more. However, all those are excellent recommendations; I should …