Give 2017-04-04T20:27:07+00:00

Why Give?

There are so many ways to give. Many people feel they don’t have enough money to give to others.  But I believe that we can be an every day philanthropist by giving small things in big ways.  You can give a service, be a volunteer, create a fundraiser, and reach out to your community or cause in a meaningful way. Many of us give through our meditation, prayer and consciousness of the well-being of others.

So Please, Pay if forward, practice and promote mindful consciousness in your life, and your community. Align with a foundation, or cause that you resonate with and give in a large way! It is our responsibility to give, and create opportunities to share your wealth, your heart, and your vision for a better world.  So as I say, make your mark in this world matter and give for the sake of giving.  I feel we are truly happiest when we give for the sake of giving vs. for the self alone.  As a mother, wife and member of this human tribe, I know that when I share the best parts of me, the return heals my soul deeply.

Dalai Lama

Matteo & I  have been involved in global volunteerism for the past twenty years. Working in humanitarian, environmental, animal welfare and educational foundations.  For the past few years we have had the honor of working with His Holiness the Dalai Lama & the Office of Tibet, as well as the Palmo Center for Peace and Education, promoting the benefits of educating the heart and mind through conscious living, compassionate mindfulness and giving.  Matteo has built temples, and sacred spaces for our beloved teachers and dharma community, as well as construction and park management for foundations like the Elephant Nature Park , in Chiang Mai, Thailand to name a few.

I continue to volunteer my skills in family practice, disaster relief, marketing & outreach to dharma foundations, women’s rights and global wellness foundations around the world digitally, as well as physically.

We teach our children to give for the sake of giving as it relates to life, and the well-being of others. Although we follow a Buddhist path and philosophy, we know that love is the best medicine, and love is universal.

When you give of yourself fully, you will be a mirror of compassion for others.  We do our best to give our sons a global experience and support their growth on the path of a mindful little being.

Causes We Support

Smile Train
Pencils For Promise
Save Elephant Foundation

The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential… these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.


Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.

Lao Tzu