Giving From Your Heart

Follow your heart. Listen to your heart. Your heart knows the way. There are a lot of clichés that encourage you to be guided by what you feel and take action based on what you believe in your heart. And in this National Heart Month, rather than focus on physical heart health, let’s talk about … Continue reading Giving From Your Heart

One From the Heart – February is American Heart Month

I’ll be the first to admit it. I get stressed. Stress affects our health in many ways, but heart disease is a common result in the United States, particularly among women. As a woman, this is a stressor in itself. Worries and perfectionism aside, what are some simple, everyday ways you and I can decrease … Continue reading One From the Heart – February is American Heart Month

Not Just a “Family Matter” – Domestic Violence in the U.S.

Domestic violence, intimate partner violence, and battering are all different names for the same alarmingly widespread social problem. It affects more people than you think—one in every four people experience abuse—and what we see in the media isn’t the whole picture. Recently we’ve seen domestic violence news about high-profile celebrities, framed in a typical manner: … Continue reading Not Just a “Family Matter” – Domestic Violence in the U.S.

Get involved in the fight for Alzheimer’s disease

Two of my good friends have lost their mothers to Alzheimer’s disease. It’s a heartbreaking experience. I watched as the women I knew disappeared into themselves and blankly became someone who didn't recognize their own child. One friend described it as losing her mother twice – once to Alzheimer’s and once to death. And it’s … Continue reading Get involved in the fight for Alzheimer’s disease

Giving Wisely

Just in time for your year-end giving, here are a few tips from JustGive about donating your money wisely. Budget for giving. Include philanthropy in your budget just as you do other financial commitments. Be informed. Ask questions when someone asks for a donation, including the charity’s 501(c)3 number, the solicitor’s name and relationship to the … Continue reading Giving Wisely