Eat, drink, give

Day 137 of #LiveWell2017 Have a pint, change the world! Last night I had the opportunity to volunteer at the Oregon Public House in support of The Children's Book Bank. It was my first visit to the Oregon Public House (OPH), and now that I understand their story and have seen how they work, I … Continue reading Eat, drink, give

Joy matters

Day 125 of #LiveWell2017 Happy Cinco de Mayo! We're running in the Cinco de Mayo 5K on Sunday, and today we picked up our race packets with bibs, T-shirts, and this really cool backpack pictured above. The run helps to raise money for the Children's Cancer Association, and their slogan is "We Prescribe Joy." Their goal … Continue reading Joy matters

Make time for friends

Day 119 of #LiveWell2017 Friends may come and go as we journey through life, but they help shape us into the people we become along the way. I have childhood friends, college friends, friends whom I met through work or travel, and friends who appeared randomly along life's path. Each one has made an impact … Continue reading Make time for friends

Be the solution

Day 116 of #LiveWell2017 Yesterday I wrote about looking for the good. Today, I got an email from Street Roots, a local street newspaper (of exceptional journalism, by the way) that serves people experiencing homelessness and poverty. Despite the enormous challenges this small nonprofit and the people it serves face each day, they continue to see the … Continue reading Be the solution

Give your time and attention #generosity

Day 108 of #LiveWell2017 There is no greater gift to give someone than your time and attention. Just ask any kid who's parents work. In today's busy world, time seems to be the one thing we never have enough of. But even when we are together with those we love, are we really giving them our attention? … Continue reading Give your time and attention #generosity

Click to give #generosity

Day 107 of #LiveWell2017 These days there is no easier way to give than by the click of a mouse or the touch of a finger to a screen. Giving can be automated through recurring donations to your favorite charity or made easy by the click of a "Take Action" button on an activist website. Here are … Continue reading Click to give #generosity

Five books that will inspire you to give

Day 106 of #LiveWell2017 There are a lot of great books that can inspire us to be more generous. Here are five of my favorites. I encourage you to read them, and get inspired to give. Children's books The Quiltmaker's Gift  by Jeff Brumbeau and Gail de Marken - this is by far my favorite kid's book about … Continue reading Five books that will inspire you to give