Category: Make A Difference

Color Run : The Happiest 5k on Earth

Color Run

  In the Spring, when my daughter asked (in her sweetest voice with pleading eyes) if I’d do the Color Run 5k with her, I think I nearly fell over. My first thought was YES! Yes, I will go out and do a spiffy, athletic run with my baby girl! Hugs […] Read more…

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month

Yes, you have to wear sunscreen. Yes, you have to look for shade. Yes, you have to cover up. Yes, you have to check your skin regularly. Yes, you can prevent skin cancer. Yes, it’s that important that you are educated about skin cancer to protect yourself and your family. Yes, […] Read more…

Food Pantry Wish List – It’s Not Just About Green Beans and Pineapple!

Best things to donate to a food pantry.

While food pantries need our support all year long, this is the time of year that many people thing about donating. At work, we collect for our food pantry several times a year, and I wanted to share a wish list of things that are really needed. First, some of […] Read more…

April is #Autism Awareness Month

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On March 27, 2014, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced new autism prevalence rates. According to the CDC report, the prevalence rate for autism is now 1 in 68, which is an increase of over 30% from the 2012 CDC report.  (Read the full report here.) April is […] Read more…

World #Autism Awareness Day – April 2

World-Autism-Day

Thanks to a United Nations Resolution, April 2 is now recognized as World Autism Awareness Day.  The eighth annual World Autism Awareness Day is April 2, 2015. Have an Autism Hero in your life? Know someone who works hard to make sure families living with autism have the support they need? […] Read more…

April is #Autism Awareness Month-Order Your Scrabble Tile Necklace today!

Put on the Puzzle! For autism awareness, puzzle pieces are the most recognized symbol of the autism community in the world. Show your support for individuals with autism by wearing the Autism Awareness Puzzle Necklace handcrafted by the Rockdale County Autism Support Group.  All proceeds will benefit the iCan Shine Bike Camp that […] Read more…

Guest Post: The Science of Authentic Happiness

I feel so very fortunate to be able to share an amazing guest post with you all from a wonderful friend.  Carol is one half of the sister duo that breathed peaceful life into a website called Ahh The Simple Life.  Visit them to read more about health, love, ecology […] Read more…

Ten Lessons in Giving and A Win $100 Visa Gift Card So You Can Give, Too! #Giveaway

Medtronic Bakken

Thanks to Medtronic for sponsoring today’s discussion. Don’t forget to read through to the end to learn how you can win a VISA gift card to give back to your own community!   For some, it can be overwhelming or intimidating to hear about grandiose charity events or foundation projects […] Read more…

42 Simple Habits to Become a Better Person

  Many of us want to make changes but we don’t know where to start. Many times we view change as a monumental task that we are apprehensive to commit to. Let’s break it down: Which of the habits from this list could you immediately implement?… Read more…

Tweet #shopcartons to Plant a Tree This Month!

During the month of July, you can help donate a tree just by tweeting!             My friends at the Choose Cartons blog are partnering with Trees for the Future to donate a tree each time the hashtag #shopcartons is mentioned!  By partnering with Trees for the Future, Choose […] Read more…

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