Sometimes Just Caring is the Best Gift

A few weeks ago, I watched a rather disturbing documentary called Dreams of a Life. The documentary was about a woman named Joyce Carol Vincent, who was found in her…

11.26.2013 ,

7 Ways to Give Back Thanksgiving Week

It’s Thanksgiving week, and while I’m consumed with visions of turkey, cranberry sauce (canned, not homemade) and pumpkin pie, I bet you’re less focused on your appetite and more on…

11.25.2013 ,

10 More Great Causes To Support This Holiday Season

Hello! We hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday for those who celebrate. This time of year is often a time when individuals focus on how to improve the world…

11.18.2013 ,

After Haiyan: Skip The SWEDOW, Help Usefully

Boxes filled with Santa costumes, 4-inch high heels, and cocktail dresses landed in tsunami-affected areas. In some places, open tubes of Neosporin, Preparation H, and Viagra showed up. The aid…

10.21.2013 ,

Anti-Bullying, Anti-Suicide Resources For You or One You Love

As you may have heard, October has been named “National Anti-Bullying Month.” As I was doing research for this post I found an observation regarding how sad it is that…

10.09.2013 ,

[INFOGRAPHIC] Millennials are Not Whiny, Over-sharing Aliens from Saturn

A Platform for Good‘s mission is to highlight how technology can enhance our lives, and the opportunities it affords us to create social change. They pay particular attention to how…

10.08.2013 ,

Pay It Forward Movement Rolls On With #AJO

I’ve been following the rise of the Pay it Forward movement, a worldwide effort by do-gooders to help others. It often helps the needy, but not always. Sometimes it’s just…

09.05.2013 ,

Help Me Help the ImAlive Suicide Prevention Chat Service

Photo by Violetix   The weekend before Labor Day, 2011, was a beautiful weekend in Northeast Ohio. Since my birthday was coming up I spent a lot of time with…

Social Media Love Made Tangible

In 2007, back when Livejournal was still my favorite online platform, I was running an organization called Homespun Helpers. The group existed solely in the online world, although in some…

04.22.2013 ,

A Note About National Infertility Awareness Week

On April 21st, National Infertility Awareness week began for this year. The week-long effort to bring attention to all issues tied to infertility was started by Resolve.org. The event started…