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21 06, 2017

Room to Read ‘Comedy for a Cause’

By | June 21st, 2017|Categories: Los Angeles|Tags: , , , , |

Nearly 800 million people are still illiterate TODAY. That’s 1/9 people who cannot read or write, with 2/3 being women and children. While some may not think that helping ‘them’ will affect us here in the US, it certainly does. When you have nearly 1 million people not being able to work because they are handicapped by illiteracy, that affects [...]

28 10, 2015

Published: Sri Lanka

By | October 28th, 2015|Categories: Sri Lanka|Tags: , , , , , , |

  My Travel Column as published quarterly in ARE Magazine:: "East Meets West" 2015 Fall Edition – Travel Sri Lanka.  

5 05, 2015

Room to Read Spring Benefit 5/6!

By | May 5th, 2015|Categories: Africa, Asia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Laos, Los Angeles, SE Asia, Sri Lanka, Tanzania|Tags: , , , , |

      “If every child received an education, 171 million people would be lifted out of poverty.”   ROOM TO READ's 5th Annual SPRING BENEFIT is happening tomorrow at a Private Estate in Beverly Hills! Last chance to purchase tickets to this fun & charitable fundraising event that goes towards building schools and libraries throughout Southeast [...]

11 02, 2015

Room to Read: Chanta & her Family

By | February 11th, 2015|Categories: Asia, Laos|Tags: , |

Every 2 years, Room to Read, a non-profit that builds schools and libraries in SE Asia & Africa, invites 20 of their Chapter Leaders from around the World to visit their projects. Last October, I had the time and opportunity to join their Leadership Trek to Laos. We spent 5.5 days in this beautiful, hospitable country [...]

8 12, 2014

“A Path Appears” Documentary

By | December 8th, 2014|Categories: Africa, Central America, Haiti, US|Tags: , , , , , |

Women make up the majority of the more than 1 billion people living in unacceptable conditions of poverty worldwide. From the Creators of "Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide", comes another wonderful documentary about Hope. A Call to Action. And what a little help we can offer can make a humongous impact [...]

9 10, 2014

10 Things I Learned from Nicholas Kristof

By | October 9th, 2014|Categories: Dharma Bum|Tags: , , , , , |

  I had the privilege and honor to see Nicholas Kristof, NY Times Journalist, #1 Bestseller of "Half The Sky" book & Documentary, yesterday at All Saints Church in Beverly Hills. He was there to introduce his new book, "A Path Appears". LiveTalksLA put the event on which I learned puts on a lot of other [...]

20 06, 2012

Global Yoga Day, with Love from LA

By | June 20th, 2012|Categories: India, Los Angeles|Tags: , , , , , |

  This past Saturday, 100 Yoga studios from around the World participated in Room to Read's "Global Yoga Day", raising money for Girl's Scholarships in India (costs 250$/year to support a girl). Our LA Chapter secured 2 studios within a block from each other in Santa Monica. I truly felt that Karmic Vibration from the [...]