According to the UNHCR, there are currently 25.9 million refugees in the world. 6.7 million of those refugees come from Syria. For some reason, the Syrian civil war has always struck my heart more than other conflicts. I think I began to really take notice of Syria when I learned that Syrian President Bashar Assad was using chemical weapons to attack civilians. I lay in bed at night and ask myself and God, "what can I do for the Syrian people?" I feel so helpless, like there'
I really like talking about nutrition. In high school I tried that terrible diet called Atkins, and though I didn't stick with a low/no-carb lifestyle, it did begin my hobby of learning about food and how it makes us healthy (or not). Today, I am obsessive about meal planning a week in advance, I always have a new cookbook checked out from the library, and watching food documentaries is a common occurrence in my house. Food is so beautiful! I love the way it knows how to grow
Volunteerism and non-profit advocacy are at the core of my work. That's why I want to feature a new organization each month, explaining who they serve, what they do, and how you can get involved with them. This month's featured non-profit is Lava Mae. I don't remember how I heard about Lava Mae a few years ago, but I remember being so excited about the simple, and yet essential services they provide. Lava Mae uses showers and mobile grooming services to give poor people the d
There are SO many great non-profits out there changing lives every single day. And yet, I've had moments when I want to volunteer or donate, but I feel at a loss for where to start or I wonder which non-profit is worthy of my time and hard-earned money. It can be overwhelming to navigate the world of charities and NGOs, and I want to help make it just a little easier for people. Because of this, I am starting a new series on the blog called Non-Profit Spotlight. Each month I'