Passion & Alignment

I’m passionate about volunteering and giving back. Well, ok, fine, I’m passionate about many things, but this is one that has been a consistent thread through my adult life.

I currently volunteer at The Life Center of Hernando County and spending time there has reminded me of what it was like when my two girls were little. How rewarding, and challenging, being a Mom can be. As a shelter for women and their children (from newborns to age 5), TLC strives to surprise our kids with new toys to enjoy year-round – and share for years to come.

Right now, The Life Center’s Annual Toy Drive is underway.  The gifts not only light up Christmas for our current residents, they provide hours of happiness for little ones who become members of the TLC family in the future.

Play time is important to a child’s development, both in terms of learning and emotional well-being. It fosters an environment to spark and nurture their imagination and creativity.

Ready to shop? Aw, c’mon – you know you want to! Click Here to see our Amazon Wish List and send a toy that will surely bring the magic of Christmas home to TLC. If you prefer, you can make a monetary donation – we would be happy to do the shopping for you! And if you are local to the area, we always need volunteers. Just email me at to set up a time to chat about our current openings.

I’ve come to realize giving back in this way has benefited me just as much as it has helped others and has kept me grounded and aligned. Do you like to volunteer or give back in some way? What do you do to stay grounded and aligned?

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