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These are a few of my favorite things.

Because of my experience with non-profits and coaching, many people have asked for various recommendations over the years, so I’ve compiled a list of my favorite things to share the love with you.


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Quotes

“Everything is possible, even the impossible.” — Mary Poppins

“Love is the force that transforms and improves the soul of the world.  Is is we who nourish the soul of the worlds and the world we live in will become better or worse because when we love we always strive to become better than we are.” — Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

“Power is the ability to achieve purpose and affect change.” —Martin Luther King Jr.

“Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.” — William Morris

“Find out who you are and do it on purpose.” – Dolly Parton 

“If I can’t do great things, I can do small things in a great way.” —Martin Luther King Jr.

 “God is with me when shit happens and God is rooting for me when I need to decide things and I’m ok with that. I don’t need God to be in charge of my life. I just need him to be the center of it.” — Father Gregory Boyle, Barking to the Choir

“God is too busy loving you to have any time left over to be disappointed.” — Father Gregory Boyle, Barking to the Choir 

“Please let me be here, in this house, with these people.  Please let me stay. Because this is it. This is the great adventure.” – Kelly Corrigan (and exactly how I feel about living with my little family)

“It doesn’t really matter what you expect from life. What matters is what life expects from you.” — Wheeler, Sandy Hook Parent Survivor on Super Soul Sunday

 “I’ve moved from success to significance.” — Humans of New York Banker turned homeless advocate

“I think that might be the golden core of real friendship. When you make each other better. When the two of you are whole – completely whole – but you each make brilliant add ons to what the other brings into this lifetime.“  — Hannah Brencher, If You Find This Letter

“Do Good. Love Well.” — Kathy Izard, The Hundred Story Home

“To whom much is given, much is expected.” — Jim Payne

“It is not joy that makes us grateful. It is gratitude that makes us joyful.” — David Steindl- Rast  

“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” — Anaïs Nin

“There is a voice inside of you that whispers all day long, ‘I feel that this is right for me, I know that this is wrong.’ No teacher, preacher, parent, friend or wise man can decide what’s right for you – just listen, to The Voice that speaks inside.” — Shel Silverstein.

“Trust the whisper.” Kathy Izard, The Hundred Story Home 

“If you don’t like where you are, picture where you wanna be.” — Auggie, Wonder

“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” — Nelson Mandela

“Luck occurs when opportunity meets preparation.” — Seneca

Books

  • Kids

    • A Good Night for Mr. Coleman by Kathy Izard

    • Helping Out Is Cool by Ellen Feinman Moss

    • Little Engine that Could by Watty Piper

    • What would you do with a chance? by Kobi Yamada

    • What would you do with an idea? by Kobi Yamada

    • What would you do with a problem? by Kobi Yamada

  • Adult

    • Glitter and Glue by Kelly Corrigan

    • The Middle Place by Kelly Corrigan

    • Tattoos on the Heart by Gregory Boyle

    • Barking at the Choir by Gregory Boyle

    • The Unhealthy Truth by Robyn O’Brien

    • Carry On, Warrior by Glennon Doyle

    • Love Warrior by Glennon Doyle

    • The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

    • Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Stayed

    • A Celebration of Mothers from StoryCorps by David Isay

    • Live What You Love by Naomi Simson

    • The Other Wes Moore by Wes Moore

    • Nickel & Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich

    • Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom

    • The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom

    • The Next Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom

    • First Phone Call from Heaven by Mitch Albom

    • Same Kind of Different as Me by Ron Hall & Denver Moore with Lynn Vincent

    • Option B by Sheryl Sandberg

    • When Breath becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

    • The Hundred Story Home by Kathy Izard

    • Daring Greatly by Brené Brown

    • The Power of Vulnerability by Brené Brown

    • Dare to Lead by Brené Brown

    • Tell Me More by Kelly Corrigan

    • The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

    • Giving It All Away by David Green

    • If You Find This Letter by Hannah Brencher

    • Life Is Good by Bert & John Jacobs

    • God Is Always Hiring by Regina Brett

    • The Road Back to You by Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile

    • Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

    • Becoming by Michelle Obama

    • Money Rock by Pam Kelley