Happy 4th of July

Happy 4th of July to all of you and your families. I want to thank you for your support of this blog. I really appreciate the feedback after posting on this site for over five years now.

The birthday of America is a special day, and for all of the service members in our military forces I thank you in a special way. Thank you for your sacrifice for us, so that we may live in peace and freedom.

I just finished recording a 4th of July podcast for Life Coach Radio Network. Some of you know that I host a podcast series called, “Undivided” and the show is one year old now. It has been a blessing to reach people with messages of hope, unity, harmony and peace.

My latest episode was on America: Individualism versus Community. Many people think that individualism is a “good thing” and certainly individual freedoms are the core of American society and should be celebrated.

However, it has come at the expense of our communities and our sense of community. We have lost that collective and shared responsibility for one another, that sense of community, was once a bedrock of American society.

There are many causes for that disconnection: technology, the economic phases, and other sociological situations. The podcast looks at the role of the individual contrasted against the collective. It provides concrete ways to move beyond your own individual focus and find pathways to increased community involvement.

I invite all of you to listen to my podcast and I hope it helps you to foster better connections to your community. That is how we can truly move America forward in unity and harmony.

Please use this link to listen:
Thank you all for your support. I wish you and your families a safe and Happy 4th of July!

Red Nose Day – Lifting Communities From Poverty

Walgreens and NBC are teaming up to bring Red Nose Day to America, the telethon starts tonight at 8 PM. This event has been held in the United Kingdom since 1988 and will be held in the U.S. for the first time. The goal of the event is to raise funds to be used by several of the world’s leading non-profit charitable organizations in order to lift communities out of poverty.


Some “A list” Hollywood talent has been recruited to participate in the program this year, and social media has been very active with pictures of people wearing red noses to signify the event. A source told the media that Walgreens sales of the red noses far outpaced their anticipated demand.


The event has characteristically done well in the past in raising money in Britain for several charitable organizations. The U.S. telethon has a website where you can find out plenty of information about the event and the charities involved: www.rednoseday.org


The importance of the work done by these organizations cannot be emphasized enough. The money raised has three goals for children and families: keep them safe, educate them, and ensure that they are healthy. The proceeds from tonight will be split with half going to the U.S. domestic based charitable programs and half going to programs to aid the poorest countries in the world.


The recent earthquake in Nepal, rising terrorist activities in Africa, and human rights issues throughout Asia underscore the need for these programs at this point for the international community. The poor communities in the world are threatened by drought conditions, economic stagnation, and political instability. The funds raised tonight will dramatically assist these organizations in helping those in need throughout the world.

The domestic side of the fundraising effort will help assist several notable charities such as Oxfam America, Boys and Girls Clubs of America, LIFT, Feeding America, and the United Way. The stagnant job market, flat wages, and increased reliance on assistance programs such as food stamps have left so many American children hungry and families struggling.


You can make a difference in helping the communities located right in your own city or your home state to combat the perils of poverty. You can help these communities find a way to provide healthcare and educational opportunities so that they can thrive once again.


National Red Nose Day is an effort to raise awareness to the work that is done by these organizations, work that is critical to helping our communities and to helping children and families in need throughout the world. It is meant to be a starting point for other efforts toward education, fundraising, and volunteerism to continue throughout the year.


Please tune in to NBC tonight at 8 PM for the telethon and to help these communities both at home and abroad to make our world a better place for those most in need of our care and support. Thank you for taking the time to read this and to support this effort.