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Posts Tagged ‘volunteer’

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. […]


Meditating, lunch breaks & doing nothing are winners

Thank you to everyone who participated in this month’s Comment Contest Tuesday. There were just a few responses. But they were all great and I appreciated every single one of them. It is so important for us to take care of ourselves while we are taking care of others. This Comment Contest Tuesday was part of […]


Comment Contest Tuesday: 5 for 5

This Comment Contest Tuesday stems from Go Fit Girl’s December Monthly Challenge: Free(ish) for 5. In the spirit of the holiday season we are usually thinking about others, which makes us amazing people. But we also have to make sure we take care of ourselves. In the spirit of 5 for 5, over the next […]


Help the Potcakes

While Curt and I were in Turks & Caicos we noticed some feral but friendly dogs and cats hanging around the resort. The dogs are called Potcakes. According to the Potcake Place website, Potcake is the name given to the dogs of the Bahamas and the Turks & Caicos Islands. It came about because the locals […]


Happy Mother’s Day

When I was 9 and my brother was 5 our parents divorced. The choices and decisions my mom made almost 30 years ago makes me the person and woman I am today. At a time when few people were divorcing my mom made the best decision for herself and for her kids. And we struggled. […]