This week's vlog was inspired by a friend who had a not so great experience the last time that she went to Give Back. I have heard so many similar stories and have my own to tell as well. I decided to share what I think is an easy way to ensure that your volunteers have a wonderful time and guarantee that they will in fact return. I guarantee that if a non profit is having trouble keeping their volunteers, I can help them. This vlog is the first step in my upcoming workshops
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
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 currently have a volunteer in your life? Someone who sees that they can make a difference in the world. Someone who gives from their heart on a daily basis. Someone who knows that working together to fight hunger, protect the environment and the like is the only way that we can truly bring about change. If you do, hold onto to them, because these are the people who bring light into this world. Finding someone to date and share your life with is not always simple. Like
Everyday I see some injustice in the world; people without a place to call home or enough food to eat, the environment being taken for granted, etc. I know that I’m not alone in this. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by it all and to think that you don’t have the power to do anything about it. Let me introduce you to the very thing that will change your mind: Volunteering. You’re probably saying to yourself, well that can’t be all there is to it Gail. But it is. I steadfastly be
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
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 lost my younger brother to leukemia when he was 13 years old. The years since his passing have been a rollercoaster of pain, anger, uncertainty and disbelief. There’s no blueprint for grief. No instructions on how long the pain will last or how to answer questions that come from a good place but make you feel the feelings all over again or support you when you feel guilty in the moments when you’ve found a modicum of happiness. In the first few years after he passed, I was
As I was pondering what to blog about this week, the horrors of the world kept knocking at my door. The hurricanes that have left countless men, women and children in peril, the political response that leaves us each feeling less connected than the moment before and now a mass shooting that has left my heart heavy and longing for more good in the world. It was all just too much. And if I’m really being honest it’s just a continuation of a lot of just too much in the world as