Our Stories Matter: How Writing Can Heal Our Hearts

Our Stories Matter: How Writing Can Heal Our Hearts

Thank you to Holly Corbett and Consciously Unbiased for publishing my article: “Our Stories Matter: How Writing Can Heal Our Hearts“ During the past two years of the COVID roller coaster, life has been more obviously uncertain. Anna Quindlen’s newest book, Write for Your Life, suggests that “it [is] possible to be in a dreadful situation … Continued

Start with Small Steps: Niver’s News: March 2022

March News 2022 with Lisa Niver & We Said Go Travel: My thoughts are with the people of the Ukraine and their incredible president, Volodymyr Oleksandrovych Zelenskyy. Many people have asked how they can help–here are six articles I published with ways to HELP:  #StandWithUkraine GoFundMe with Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher, Airbnb and Flexport Help the … Continued

A Soviet Childhood in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine

Thank you to Julia Bendis for sharing this excerpt from her book, No Smiling Allowed: Growing up in Soviet Russia and other funny stories from a Jewish immigrant. ABOUT NO SMILING ALLOWED: This book is a comedic take on life in the former Soviet Union, as an immigrant in America. Bendis has compiled many years … Continued

Hamantashen for HOPE and more ways to HELP Ukraine

You can help by BAKING: Hamantashen are a symbolic cookie for the holiday of Purim – a time of reflection about destructive megalomaniacs and triumph of good over evil. Ukrainians are, in real time, facing a modern-day Haman in Vladimir Putin. Let’s do what we can to help. FROM NOSHER at My Jewish Learning: To … Continued

YOU Can Help Keep Ukraine’s Media Going

FUNDRAISER: Keep Ukraine’s media going Help Ukrainian media keep going! Ukraine is facing an unprecedented, full-scale war. Media across the country continue to operate under the most challenging circumstances. They have shown extraordinary courage, but the reality on the ground is that most operations cannot continue from Ukraine alone. This fundraiser is aimed at helping media relocate, set-up … Continued

RUSSIA-UKRAINE WAR: INFO AND WAYS TO HELP

RUSSIA-UKRAINE WAR: INFO AND WAYS TO HELP Information on the conflict In the culmination of the ongoing 8-years-long war between Russia and Ukraine, Russia has declared that it recognizes the “people’s republics” in Donbas as “independent”. This move is meant as the setup to jeopardize years of diplomatic negotiations around the conflict and disrupt peace in … Continued

YOU Can Help Rescue the Refugees at the Ukrainian Border

Are you wondering how to help the people in the Ukraine? When I travel, I always want local knowledge and fortunately two of the smartest travel people I know shared the following– Cyd Cunniff shared John Boulding‘s post, who I traveled with in Italy when he was CEO for Insight Vacations, about what Tim Pendlebury … Continued

Ukraine, Tustan: “Stand Here”

“Tustan!” he yelled out in the melodic tone only locals use. The wind carried the word into the woods and valleys below us. “Tustan!” I echoed him but the sound of my own voice was not as soft and deep as his; he belonged here. Tustan, literally translated, the name of the place means “Stand … Continued

We Said Go Travel

We Said Go Travel