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Posts Tagged ‘charity’

Fundraising month(s)

In a previous post I mentioned that I am fundraising for Living Yoga’s Yogathon. I will be fundraising for Living Yoga for all of April. I am also fundraising for Rose Haven. I will be walking on Mother’s Day with members of my Beaverton Huddle. We will join hundreds of people for this Mother’s Day to […]


Standing up for women

Wednesday, March 8, is International Women’s Day. It’s also a protest/strike day: A Day Without A Woman. More information can be found here. A day for women to strike. I have given this day, this strike a lot of thought. If I were still in the corporate world I would absolutely take the day off […]


Beaverton Huddle sets up pantry drive

We stood up … We spoke up … We follow up   I mentioned in an earlier post about being part of a Beaverton Huddle. We met for the first time Thursday, Feb. 9 as part of the Women’s March 10 actions in the first 100 days. The idea of the Huddles all over the […]


Food pantry drive

On Thursday evening I was part of a Huddle. I gathered with other women at a coffee shop in Beaverton to define our next steps, and envision how to transform the energy we saw at Women’s Marches into local and national action. Many things and ideas were discussed. It was a really beautiful and empowering experience. […]


Christmas Day yoga

I will be teaching a special yoga class Christmas morning at OmBase in Hillsdale. My Christmas Hatha Blend! class will be from 10-11:30 a.m. Suggested donation: $10-$20. All proceeds will be donated to Standing Rock. Spots are filling up, but there are still some openings available. Space is limited. Sign up ahead of time to secure your spot. You can […]


To shop or not shop …

I meant to post this last week. Before the full holiday shopping frenzy began. But I forgot to post it. So here it is now. Before Thanksgiving I read some stories about businesses that wouldn’t be open on Thanksgiving for the big start of the crazy shopping season. Here is a list of the stores that stated they would […]


Helping others as 100 strong

My home address is in Portland. But my community is Beaverton, a suburb of Portland. I recently joined a group through the Beaverton Chamber of Commerce called 100 Strong in Beaverton. The group is still fairly new. The idea of the group is women in business focus on giving back through charity donations and community […]


Trying to stay healthy in the month of crazy

Well, we have been launched into a month of crazy. Yup, it’s December 1. And that means parties, stress, overeating, gatherings, over drinking, standing in long line, baking, cooking, shopping, mailing … During this month of nuts-O we need to remind ourselves to take a breath and relax (when we can). It’s important to try to […]


Reunion with fundraising walk

This morning I participated in a charity walk with friends/former and current co-workers to raise money for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. We came together this morning to honor a great man who left this world too soon. Team Goldman ended up being No. 4 in fundraising. We rallied at the end to get back […]


The best gift is giving to others

You feel better at Christmas when you give. ~Sarah on Radio Alice (while talking about toy drive) The above quote was said recently by a morning DJ when talking about the morning show’s plan to run a huge toy drive in the Bay Area. For many of us this is a happy time of the […]