Riding a gondola through the “streets” of Venice was high on my “30 Before 30” list. I was so happy to check that one off on this trip. The gondola ride was amazing. It was so cool to ride through the city and into the Grand Canal. The architecture was wonderful. What I liked the […]
If you know me, you know that I try to live a frugal lifestyle. I don’t know about you, but I spend the most money when I spend time with friends. Hanging out with friends can cost a lot of money. Whether it is going to the movies, paying covers at clubs, going to concerts, […]
Okay, Colorado has stolen my heart.
It is no secret that across many cultures women are subordinate to men and are often expected to take the lowly role of the housewife. According to Dr. Vandana Shiva, it is the knowledge and background work of indigenous women that is responsible for the preservation of biodiversity in a patriarchal world that destroys biodiversity. She […]
Our mission in the Dominican Republic is a multifaceted operation. Our main mission is the support of a guardaria, which is essentially a place that serves as a free daycare to preschool age kids and offers them two square meals a day (that they would not receive at home). I have a million adorable pictures […]
Surrounding yourself with supportive and like-minded people is very important in every area of life. It is especially important when you are a missionary and rely on the financial and moral support of your friends, families and other people in your life to make your dreams of helping others to come true. My friend, JuanMartin, […]
It has been a while since I have written anything for my Ethics with Em series which is strange because I have so many topics to cover in that area! I took a very inspiring environmental ethics class last semester which really opened my eyes to a million issues. I was particularly inspired by a […]