I can honestly say that a large part of my healing after losing my daughter Kathryn has come from helping other people and giving back. Through giving to others, I feel like I am keeping Kathryn alive and honoring her. I know for a fact that my focus on helping other people has been a very large part of finding my way back to the light.

You don’t have to have a lot of money or even time to find simple ways to give back.

I am so very, very excited to share this book with you: Simple Giving by Jennifer Iacovelli. Jennifer is not only a very close personal friend, but she is the creator of Philanthropy Friday, a series on her blog dedicated to sharing how others are making a difference in the world. My son Bug recently guest posted about his idea for a recess club so that everyone has someone to play with at recess. Go read it, it’s cute!

If you’d like to listen to an interview with Jennifer, check out this interview here.

Giving makes you happy. Seriously. Simple acts of kindness can change the world. It’s a belief that Jennifer and I share, but guess what? Science backs this up.

I am very proud not only to share the amazing work by my friend, but also, Jennifer shared my story about this blog and my nonprofit, Sunshine After the Storm