Health, Happiness & Helping
I recently shared an article on Facebook about rethinking Operation Christmas Child, and it created quite the conversation. Many people were upset … but one friend asked if I had alternative ideas. I do.
After living in Haiti for just a short time, as we worked with farmers, we learned more and more about the packed meals and how they affect Haiti (and countries like it). If we intend to help those who are in desperate need, it is important that we look at the whole picture and not just what is right in front of us or what our limited life experience tells us.
My 10 year old, Clover, is obsessed with ocean life. She has been since she was 4, which is when she began her intense study of sharks and whales. That love has only grown over time, and as she has learned more she has become quite the conservationist! We recently...
I think most, if not all, missionaries or humanitarians started out their journey because of a mission or service trip to another country. I know we did, as did many/most of our ex-pat friends living in Haiti. And so, when we give advice that is contrary to what we personally did, it seems contradictory. And yet, it isn’t …
I have spent the last few weeks reviewing applications, talking to parents and kids, and laying the groundwork for our Education Initiative. The first two years were sort of just done as a combo ... People gave to the fund, we sent kids to school - 10 kids in year...
… we live in the distance, between two worlds: Our roots are stuck in America, where we grew up with privilege and ease. But our hearts are stuck in Haiti, where we get the privilege of knowing the oppressed, developing our understanding of the world’s injustices, and deepening our faith.
As I tumble towards the big 4-0, I have become more and more conscientious about my skincare routine. In the last year or so, I have tried several anti-aging products. I thought it would be fun to share the ones that have become my favorites – and (best part) they’re affordable!
I am a yoga pants addict. But recently I had a lightbulb moment that made me change how I dress for working at home. Meet your perfect spring work-at-home outfit!
As an ex-pat living in Haiti, there is a struggle to eat and stay healthy. One of my favorite go-to meals is this super-easy oriental inspired salad that you can use with pretty much any vegetable you can find at the local market.
In a day where it seems half the world is aspiring to look like almost not-human, perfect, plastic dolls and the other half is going as natural as possible, what do we think about how our food affects our appearance?
I was recently accused of being anti-adoption. Anyone who really knows me knows how ridiculous that is to say. But have you noticed that these days it seems like if you are FOR this or that cause, somehow you’re automatically AGAINST something else? I don’t understand why the world today is so divisive!
There are thousands of examples around the globe, and throughout history, of women coming together. Yet in America, and even the mission field, we see so much shaming and competition. Whatever happened to sisterhood?