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A Bright Idea! Watts Of Love

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Did you know that over a billion people live without light after the sun goes down? Families in countries all around the world struggle to survive on the light of a single kerosene lamp the size of a baby food jar. What’s worse is that these kerosene jars provide very little light while emitting toxic fumes that can lead to neurological damage and blood clots after long-term exposure. In the most desperate situations, a family can spend 65% of its...

Be Brave! Join me in adoring Amsha

I recently watched a TEDtalk on how to start a movement. Maybe you’ve seen it. In the 3 minute talk, Derek Sivers proposes that while a movement does require the audaciousness of one person who is willing to get out there and get the ball rolling, — he uses a video of a shirtless dude dancing crazily in public to illustrate his point– one person, however, does not a movement make. He further illustrates that the actions of that one...

NOVICA: Gift shopping that gives back

Novica is a shopping site created in association with National Geographic that is dedicated to offering hard to find goods by artists and artisans from around the globe. Not only can you find jewelry, home decor, artwork and accessories from places like Bali, Brazil, Thailand and West Africa, but Novica also includes a blurb about the artist who created each item, giving you a better insight on the life of the person you are supporting with your purchases. For you savvy shoppers, the website...

Sweet Smell of Success: A Pay-It-Forward Giveaway!

You may have heard me say this before, but my ultimate goal for this blog is to figure out how to monetize it (in a cool way). That way I can spend my days actually being paid to work on it while traveling the world full-time. A big dream, I know. Last weekend, I had the privilege of attending Internet Prophets LIVE! A 3-day event featuring 29 SEO, marketing, branding, software and coaching experts who shared more internet knowledge than you can stuff...

My love affair with El Patrón

It’s shocking, I know, but I find myself in the passionate throes of a full-out love affair with – – of all things- – tequila. Not just any tequila, but Patrón, a gorgeous American tequila that’s crafted in Mexico and sold in beautiful hand-blown bottles that have been individually numbered. My love for Patrón is strong, but stronger than my love for this exquisite tequila in my cocktail glass is my adoration for the brand and the story behind it. Patrón was...