Tag Archives: Mothers Fighting for Others

The Top 5 Inspirational People I’ve Met in my Travels

One of the things I most love about exploring the world is delving into vastly different cultures, traditions and beliefs—and seeing all the similarities underneath this, that bind us together in the human thread. Part of really connecting with a place and having authentic, meaningful cultural exchanges is through meeting people who are truly giving […]

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The Benefits of Volunteering while Traveling

I admit it: I’m a travel junkie. I’m also a junkie for humanitarian causes. So when I can combine the two, the world just feels like a better place to me. I recently ran across an interview that author Nancy Christie did with me, on the benefits of volunteering, for an upcoming book. I thought […]

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Educating Girls and Finding Purpose

Don’t call Rocky Turner wonderful. Don’t say how amazing the non-profit work she does is, or the great things she has accomplished, or how sweet and selfless she must be to have dedicated her life to a group of 35 girl orphans in Kenya. Above all, don’t dare hint at the word “saint.” Rocky will […]

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A Road Without Obstacles is not Worth Traveling

Yesterday I was handed the best letter I have ever received. I was at St. Monica’s Home for Girls for the first time. Earlier in the day I had met Sarah, a 17-year-old junior in high school who has been living at St. Monica’s since fourth grade. Extremely intelligent, with a vocabulary and life philosophy […]

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