Tanya Lopez on Awesomeness Fest and Balancing Passion, Purpose & Profit

I’ve seen such beautiful transformations in people who have come to Afest and it’s such an honour and blessing to be able to play a role in positively impacting people’s lives and all that comes out of those shifts.

I work with an incredible team to bring together conscious, brilliant and purpose driven people in a paradise location to connect, learn, grow and magnify their positive impact on the world. What’s not to love!? :)Read more

#BreakingBread with Michael Tabrizi of #HomelessRestaurantWeek in Baltimore

I decided to invite all the volunteers to sit down with the homeless, have a meal, talk to them, chit chat, have an experience. Sit down and talk to a person. Feel what they feel. I think the problem with homelessness isn’t the lack of food only. They can usually find something to eat. I think the problem is that a lot of them are forgotten. A lot of them aren’t considered humans anymore. We don’t look at them as humans. Read more

Little Miss Traveller, Nicole Jane White on Volunteering in Zimbabwe, Africa

When planning my third trip to Africa in 2012 I felt I wanted to experience the continent in a different way than previous times. I began researching volunteer programs. I came across African Impact. They seemed professional and safe for what I wanted as a lone volunteer traveller. They offer several programs in different parts of Africa. I found the perfect program for me which involved working with orphaned children, gardening and lion conservation at Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.Read more

All You Need Is

I haven’t seen Andrea in almost ten years. Since then she’s had two beautiful girls who I have watched grow up on Facebook. I recently received a text message from Andrea saying she would be in New York for Mae’s treatment. Mae has stage 4 neuroblastoma, which is a rare form of cancer that develops in infants and children. She is two years old.Read more