I have had the good fortune to connect with some really wonderful people doing their part to change the world. Today I have the opportunity to shine some light on one of these companies, Super Duper Buddy. I met the owner Jonathan via Instagram and I was excited when he offered to send me a few of the buddies so that I could share them with the kids in my world. I'm excited to do my small part to share the good that they are doing and to help promote the company as they have
It's time for one of my favorite days of the year...Giving Tuesday!
It's become an international movement that connects the world with a day of Giving Back. So of course I love it.
Are you familiar with Giving Tuesday? Do you want to find out more about it? In this week's vlog, I share all the ways that you can prepare for this upcoming Giving Tuesday. I hope that you will find the information helpful. I had a really great time recording the vlog...I LOVE talking about Gi
When I decided to create Giving Back With Gail, I knew that I wanted to create a space where I could bring together a community of people all working towards the goal of making the world a better place. Along that line, it was mentioned to me that perhaps I should add a blog to my website. I was hesitant as I'd never done one before, but I was also excited to have another way to share my love of service with the world. So for the past year, (with an unexpected hiatus here and
I am a huge proponent for consistent Blood Donation. It’s something that I feel strongly about and I share with people every chance that I get. I want to share a little something with you...if you are a blood donor, you are literally helping to save a life and in my eyes you are a hero, a champion, a protector and a warrior. Basically, you are a badass. We walk through this life just trying to survive from day to day but it’s the moments when we stop thinking of ourselves and
Do you ever just think about all the ways that your life has made the world a better place? If you haven’t, I recommend that you do so. It’s not a moment based in ego but instead a reminder of the power you have to change the world and the reminder that you are already doing it. I had the opportunity to go on a road trip with my mom over the holiday weekend. There’s a wonderful energy that road trips provide. They allow you to really live in the moment and connect with the pe
Last Saturday I met one of my closest friends and her family for brunch. As is want to happen in New York, the subways were delayed and it would have taken me quite a long time to get there, so I opted to call a Lyft. As soon as I got in the car my driver started a conversation about his life. He mentioned that he had so many good intentions but it was hard to have discipline. He specifically wanted to be more consistent with how he saved money. He had it coming in but spent
The old adage states,“You can’t pour from an empty cup. Take care of yourself first.” In as much as this makes sense, it also feels like it’s counterintuitive to the process of Giving Back. The idea of taking care of self first feels selfish and intrinsically egotistical. As caregivers. changemakers, volunteers and the like we shine our lights in service of others so often that we tend to forget about our needs and feel guilty when we do focus on ourselves. I’m here to remind
Let’s be honest, there’s a lot of need in this world. It can be overwhelming to say the least. We see it on a daily basis. It’s on the news, radio and everywhere that you look. The trick is to not let the overwhelming nature of the whole stop you from doing your part to make the world a better place. So how do you honor your intention to Give Back if you can’t in that moment? First and foremost, acknowledge your intention to Give Back. That’s the perfect starting point. Then
I like to think that Halloween is the one day out of the year when volunteers can dress up as the Superheroes that they are each and every day. Stan Lee describes a Superhero as follows, a Superhero is a person who does heroic deeds and has the ability to do them in a way that a normal person couldn’t. So in order to be a superhero, you need a power that is more exceptional than any power a normal human being could possess, and you need to use that power to accomplish good de
When people ask me about Giving Back it’s usually because they feel overwhelmed by the idea of where to start. They are also often concerned with whether or not the good that they will do will really make a difference. I want to tell you right here and now, unequivocally: WHATEVER YOU DO MATTERS...NO MATTER HOW SMALL THE ACT. Never mistake your inability to do everything with your ability to do something to make the world a better place. You are a powerful presence for good o