February 13th, 2014
VALENTINE ALERT! by MiMi
Valentine Alert! Someone out there needs you,Valentine! Go find him/her… actually, all the him’s and her’s ’cause Valentine’s Day needs a ‘scatter gun’ of loving – needs smiles at everyone you see and hugs (even for prickly-pear types like teenagers) — needs a flower on your desk and a dish with candy hearts so you [...]
February 4th, 2014
Sustainable Conservation, Clean Spirited’s charity of the Month, believes that protecting the environment can also be good for business. Their climate, air, water and wildlife initiatives promote practical solutions that produce tangible, lasting benefits for California. Their success in solving California’s most pressing environmental issues is driven by powerful business partnerships, innovative solutions and trusted [...]
January 17th, 2014
Remember the words of Lao-tzu (who lived 2500 years ago) — A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
Do not despair! Go back to The Vow and take One Little Step!
Here’s how it works:
The Vow: Daily swim 25 laps, bike 9 miles to work, walk up 6 flights of stairs to the [...]
January 6th, 2014
SOLVE, Clean Spirited’s Charity of the Month, proves their slogan “It’s our nature to volunteer” with its works. Established in 1969 by Governor Tom McCall, SOLVE (dba) is an organization that brings together government agencies, businesses, community groups, students and individual volunteers in programs and projects to enhance the livability of Oregon. Each year SOLVE [...]
December 25th, 2013
Speaking my sadness to a listening ear
No words – but comfort – how does it appear?
A gash that heals without even a trace,
A spider web spun much finer than lace –
Just a normal day full of miracles.
Time for geese to fly north. How do they know?
Hummingbirds going clear to Mexico –
What tells a mustard seed [...]
December 24th, 2013
Give A Gift That Keeps On Giving by MiMi
Make a Difference this Holiday Season, give a gift that keeps on giving. Following are 4 people who have done just that.
Nurturing nature: Craig McNamara founded our Charity of the Month: Center for Land-Based Learning and the California Farm Academy. Read all about it in our Charity write-up.
Defending the poor and powerless in Asia: Bruce [...]
December 12th, 2013
Be Revolutionary by Bea Amore
The Underground Movement makes t-shirts that mean something. Their premium apparel reveals a rugged individualism. Founded by two Special Forces Soldiers and veterans with more than 20 years of service, the entrepreneurs blend history and fashion. Jason and Greg re-tell incredible stories of America’s past, blending history with fashion.
See favorites like the “Flying Tigers” and [...]
December 9th, 2013
The Center for Land-Based Learning – our Charity of the Month – envisions a world where there is meaningful appreciation and respect for our natural environment and for the land that produces our food and sustains our quality of life. Their mission is to inspire and motivate people of all ages, especially youth, to promote [...]
November 19th, 2013
Thanksgiving Harvest by MiMi
Want that smile that warms down inside you every morning BEFORE your caffeine fix? Before you even get out of bed? Here’s how: close your eyes and think of some good thing – some tiny good thing – for which you are grateful. It’s there; look for it — visualize it; move it around in [...]