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
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
The main purpose of Giving Back With Gail is to inspire others to do what they can to help change the world. It is my goal to take the larger, sometimes overwhelming idea of volunteering and community service and make it palatable on a day to day basis. I believe that Giving Back is an innate part of our being. I’m just here to shine some light on opportunities when you may not be able to find your way. Now, please understand that I know that there are way more than 5 ways to
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
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
The world is full of opinions and let’s face it, we each think that ours is the only one that counts. It’s an entirely human response to question/judge the world around you. The only problem with that is that it’s limited thinking. All you have in fact is your opinion. You get so stuck thinking about all of the ways that the world doesn’t work, that you aren’t able to really see the possibilities for change through action. Consider for a moment what would be possible if you t