Shortly after my husband died I was in a local grocery at the check out counter and barely holding it together. I avoided all eye contact with the clerk. Then I heard her ask if I wanted to donate a $1 to a local food bank. For whatever reason it grabbed my attention.
I said “YES”.
At that moment something inside me lit up.
Time quickly elapsed since I’ve posted here, so I thought I would update you on some of the events I’ve had the privilege in being a part of these past few months.
Last week, I had the joy of volunteering in Harlem, New York alongside the partners and donors of the Whole Planet/ Whole Foods Foundation. We visited microcredit clients in Harlem with the Whole Planet partner, Grameen America. In addition, we worked with the amazing Green City Force at the Wagner Farms. The young people you see here (in the photo above) are AmeriCorps internes and are learning skills they will be able to integrate into their future while bringing healthy food into the community. The business partners (in photo above) are from Seventh Generation, Papyrus, Whole Foods, Unilever, Chobani, Wallaby, Naked Juice & IZZE.
This is the time of year when we think about setting a new goal for ourselves either personally or professionally or perhaps even both. And it is not uncommon to need a little help along the way, either to stay inspired or help develop a new mindset for achieving your goals. My 31- day guide is unique in the sense that you will receive a daily email for 31 days, and there is nothing online to join or download. It is this simple.
You can email me here email@example.com for more information and the precise details. I look forward to hearing from you and so honored to have you join me in this space.
I am pleased to announce that I am providing One-To-One Coaching via Skype, telephone or in some cases in person. My approach with you is to create a lifestyle that elevates you to not only build resilience but also helps you address any blocks preventing you from living to your full potential. This coaching provides tools to help you cultivate sustainable practices.
I am deeply honored to be able to share with you that I co- collaborated with Dr. Deepak Chopra’s wellness website- Jiyo- on this free 31- day gratitude series. Several weeks ago, I sent an email to the Jiyo team stating that I would love to try to create the world’s largest online gratitude journal.
Starting on September 25, 2017, Jiyo will provide a prompt to you of something to be grateful for and we will be celebrating teachers, military, family, friends, authors and even pets. There some very special people who will be sharing their thoughts about gratitude in this series. It was such a joy to write 31 days of content, and I look forward to seeing your own gratitude videos and snaps. With the exception of two videos, I personally curated the videos, so I can tell you without a doubt, you won’t want to miss any of them.
I’m so glad it is Spring! I’m spending more time outdoors because I’m training for another half- marathon.
On March 30, my heart skipped more than a few beats when I spoke at the 2017 Harvard Medical School’s writing & publishing conference. I shared a bit about my journey, and talked about resilience. I am indebted to Dr. Julie Silver for her generous invitation. I’m also grateful for the ongoing support from the doctors (who attended the conference), and a handful of us are meeting later this month.
March 24, 2017
I am deeply privileged to tell you that I am a part of the New York Open Center’s Benefit Committee. This year they are honoring my dear friend Dr. Deepak Chopra, and the beautiful Marianne Williamson is introducing him. You can learn more about this gorgeous event here.