The Mother Load

What is “International Volunteer Day”?

I once read that volunteering allows you to age with grace. For me, the actress and humanitarian Audrey Hepburn is a prime example of that statement. If volunteering provides me with a fraction of her grace then I will consider myself truly blessed. Ms Hepburn said, “Giving is living. If you…

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Sometimes you go searching for your Purpose, other times your Purpose finds you

I wrote this essay to share my story of volunteering.  I would like your vote please.  The competition is open to US citizens only but I would still welcome your vote to help share my story to others who are unsure if they should, could, would like to volunteer.  Click…

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Shit happens. Now what?

At my lowest in 2016 I believed that God himself was punishing me for 40-plus years of ill doings, flawed character and anything else suppressed by my over-active conscience that had been in denial. For most of the year I thought I had entered a deep pit mine with a…

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My child, I know you know. I’ve always known. I’m sorry. It will be confusing and it will hurt more in the coming days, but we will heal and live again. You are worth so much more than whatever value you place on yourself. You are loved far beyond your…

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What is “International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women”?

Just as Christmas comes but once a year, so does International Day For The Elimination Of Violence Against Women. Amid much fanfare and activities, do you actually know what this day is about?

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