For the past 7 years, I have donated my birthday to Room to Read, an NGO I trust 100% and am so passionate about. Their mission & goal is for every child in the world to have access to education and literacy no matter where they were born. Today, there are approximately 800,000 people who [...]
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 [...]
My Travel Column as published quarterly in ARE Magazine:: "East Meets West" 2015 Fall Edition – Travel Sri Lanka.
“If every child received an education, 171 million people would be lifted out of poverty.” Room to Read Gala 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 [...]
Room to Read is a non-profit who's main objective is to eradicate Illiteracy and Gender Inequality in the world through build libraries and publishing culturally relevant books in SE Asia & Africa. I have been involved with them since 2011. Every 2 years, they invite up to 20 Chapter Leaders from around the World to visit [...]
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 how a little help can go a long way and make a humongous impact on someone's life, in the US or Across the World. Half the Sky is a three-part documentary [...]
I had the privilege and honor to see Nicholas Kristof, an award-winning NY Times Journalist, #1 Bestseller of "Half The Sky" book & Documentary, yesterday at the All Saints Church in Beverly Hills. This was an event hosted by LiveTalksLA where he introduced his new book, "A Path Appears". I have followed Nicholas Kristof on [...]
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 [...]