I’d like to think that giving doesn’t have to be a grand year-end gesture. There are lovely, simple, easy-peasy things we can do now and throughout the year that add up to a big impact. Grand gestures and year-end donations, when we have the means, are still fantastic, but it’s perfectly legitimate to practice generosity and fill in the gaps through a mindful approach to our everyday, capitalism-driven lives.
I’ve taken this pandemic as an opportunity to shift my purchasing power to the greater good. With that in mind, here are four actions you can take to help out small businesses this Small Business Saturday, Nov. 28.
Too often I find myself feeling the angsty sense of constant URGENCY as if there were some action I could take to fix everything. If only!
Monique and Kendra are developing a powerful partnership that helps build capacity within other organizations to continue the important, ongoing work of dismantling white supremacy.
As a self-employed person my list of things to do to keep my business afloat is basically never-ending and can trigger its own cascade of stressors.
To me, the new year feels like a precipice moment that’s both exhilarating and a bit nauseating, as I continue to digest the hugeness of recent political developments and the dizzying, mind-bending unknown of what is yet to come.
I thought of Lujan Grisham because it was at her event that I was speaking: the Congressional Art Competition for high school students across the district. Lujan Grisham is currently our Rep for New Mexico Congressional District 1 (which includes Albuquerque) and since she has been in office she has hosted this competition.
I’m actually doing OK. The news we got last week is literally the very very worst thing I have feared since 2013, and I did not fall apart. I am letting myself feel the awfulness and it is flowing through. I am able to be with my daughter and my family and my friends and not feel like a shell, or like stone. This feels like an accomplishment.
What would tend to happen is the feelings would eventually pass but I wouldn’t have recognized them at all, as if a visitor came to my house and sat there awkwardly for a few days then left without any acknowledgment.
Outlaw Soaps co-founder Danielle Vincent has just written a new book, “You-Nicorn: 30 Days to Find Your Inner Unicorn and Live the Life You Love.” Peri talks with Danielle about forging her own path and her passion for targeted, data-driven marketing.