Encourage Courage. Encourage Crusaders.

cru-sad-er: n:¬† 1. a person who campaigns vigorously for political, social, or religious change or movement. synonyms:¬†campaigner, fighter, champion, advocate. The week of Oct 5-11 was recognized as Mental Health Awareness week. It was also the week I was moved by an act of courage.. And when and where courage presents itself, inspiration and empowerment … More Encourage Courage. Encourage Crusaders.

“Everybody thinks of changing the world, no one thinks of changing himself” – Tolstoy

Writing has always come easy to me. Sharing my writing was a little harder. Performing my writing, with a life long inhibitor of stage fright, harder still. And to actually post a video, for more than just my immediate family and friends to see has taken every ounce of my strength to jump over the … More “Everybody thinks of changing the world, no one thinks of changing himself” – Tolstoy

Hours 4-8: Breakfast at Sally’s; Dinner at Fran’s

Before I continue writing about my time at the Franciscan Outreach shelter and of those struggling with homelessness, I think I should be honest and say that I haven’t always seen the homeless with such empathetic eyes. I’ve walked passed. I’ve rolled my windows up on the exit ramp. I’ve lied about not having any … More Hours 4-8: Breakfast at Sally’s; Dinner at Fran’s

Day 1, Hours 0

It’s a strange but not unfamiliar feeling. It’s the nervous excitement that had come over me when I was 15 years old; weeks, days, moments building up before my semester abroad to Australia. It’s the anxious butterflies that flew as I boarded the plane to South Africa last year for my first international volunteer trip. … More Day 1, Hours 0