how i give back.

Volunteering has always been a core tenant of how I spend my time and energy. From teaching 65+ers to use the internet, painting nails at a local nursing home, fostering 14 dogs in two years, or providing temporary care for at-risk children. I've always felt the most aligned when I'm giving back with my time and energy.

I believe in the power of small, direct acts of kindness and generosity, and in the ability for each of us to be the change we want to see in the world.

Over the past two years I've shifted my focus to how my business can give back in a bigger way, and how I can personally impact the lives of those around me through direct action, education, donations and, most importantly, divesting my earnings back to marginalized communities.

My Personal Pledge

My Personal Pledge is a monthly donation that I give directly to an organization, person, or family in need.  Since beginning the pledge in 2018 I have been able to increase the amount each year, and will continue to do so as the business grows. I rely on a network of activists and clergy to connect me with those needing help.

Donation recipients and their stories are always anonymous. Below is a log of donations to date, with names and details removed. I keep this log as a form of accountability to those who support my business and its efforts. Thank you for helping make each one of these actions possible.

see the log

Devastated  by the lack of climate action and racial justice, I cleared my schedule in the summer of 2020 and dedicated four months to organize my community and campaign for progressive candidates.

I got over 1000 people to join a private Facebook group, where we completed an online training program in community organizing, and then got to work to get out the vote in key battleground states.

The day after the election, I got involved in an effort to register Georgia voters living abroad to help secure the two Georgia Senate Seats in the run-off election.

As we gear up for the midterms in 2022 I'll once again be volunteering my time to work toward progressive change in American politics. 


You can get involved by joining the Facebook Group.



Shoes for Activists

It's no secret that I love Rothy's shoes. I've worn them for years because they're cute...and functional! But...the real reason I love them? They're made from recycled plastic bottles and help clean up our oceans. Each pair removes nearly 100 bottles from our planet's waterways!

Plus...they last forever and can be machine washed on cold and air dried so that they always look brand spankin' new. When you purchase a pair using my link you give me a $20 credit toward a new pair...which I donate to activists, folks doing good in their community, and people in need.


Course Scholarships

I want to build a business that supports marginalized communities and ensures everyone has access to basic information about hydration.

There are scholarships available for my online course, The Hydration Checklist, for anyone experiencing financial hardship.  To use a course scholarship please enter the code SCHOLARSHIP at checkout to be added to the course free of charge. 

protecting water

$2.00 from each sale "Drink Some Water" tee is donated to Save The Boundary Waters.

planting trees

Each purchase of The Daily Page Planner plants one tree through One Tree Planted