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Another View of the 1%

Living near Oakland, California we’ve experienced some of the most intense Occupy protests in the country. A little more than a week ago, there was yet again a fairly violent clash with the Oakland police.  Of course there were interviews with the protesters and after listening to one particular interview, I was struck by the […]


UniversalGiving: An Opportunity to Do Good

My motto “Feel Good. Do Good.” is about creating balance in our lives. One of the important ways we can do this is by exploring our life’s purpose and playing a bigger game. This can show up in a lot of different ways, as a parent or family member, with our colleagues at work, through […]

A Shining Spark: Microsoft Doing Good

There’s a shining spot amidst the negative news about our country’s economic situation. Microsoft has a global program – Bizspark – to help small business startups by giving them access to software development tools. The software giant also provides a forum to connect fledgling businesses to connect with industry players and create marketing visibility. What […]

A Nonprofit Doing Good: Dog Bless America

One of my clients is Explore, a multi-media organization that documents leaders around the world who have devoted their lives to extraordinary causes. Through July 4th, 100 companion and service dogs will be paired up with veterans who are living with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as part of their “Dog Bless America” challenge grant. […]