Episode #7 FANtastic Friday

Episode #7 FANtastic Friday

Before I talk about this episode, do me a HUGE favor?  Please go to the iTunes store, and give the show a star rating???  This is a big way to help the show’s messages grow!  Thanks so much.

In this episode you’ll hear me speak about several ways YOU can get involved to help make the world a better place.  The first way is by checking out Idealist.  This is a website that you can type in your location, what you’d like to do to help out (volunteer, work, internship, etc.), and the website gives you a list of ways you can get involved!  How cool is that?

Most folks, at least in the United States, have heard of Craigslist to buy things, but you can also find opportunities to volunteer in YOUR community at Craigslist.

It’s MOVEMBER ladies and gentleman.  Haven’t you heard?  Everyone is bustin’ out their goofy photos on social media and now you can help by checking out what this is all about.  My brother, Adrian Trumbo, is rockin’ his ‘stache to raise money and awareness to men’s health.  Join or support his team, LOS MOS LOCOS today!

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I also reference to a wonderful website called Dosomething.org where you can be inspired and get involved in various ways.  Just click the link and find out just how you can do just that.

If you would like to financially help with the relief efforts with the recent typhoon tragedy in the Philippines you can read this blog by Huffington Post that outlines the many organizations that are helping the disaster relief efforts.

Oprah talks about “The Secret” in this Youtube video:

Episode #5 Help Ban The R-Word with Roxanne Riggio

Thank you for the interview, Roxanne Riggio!  YOU ROCK!

In this interview you’ll hear from a woman named Roxanne Riggio and her mom, Patty, as they share Roxie’s message of banning the R-word.  She strongly feels that people should stop using the R-word as it’s very hurtful to people with developmental delays or cognitive impairment. In this podcast episode she shares some of the struggles she went through (as an individual with ADHD and cognitive impairments herself) and why she’s insisting we all stop using the R-word.  I hope more than anything you listen to her message and share with others the importance of banning the r-word.

Are you ready to make a pledge to stop using the R-word?  

You can join the Facebook Group she started to Help Ban the R-word today!  (click the link)

Another way to support Roxanne’s campaign is to buy a t-shirt!

If you would like to learn more about Eastern Michigan University’s Best Buddies Program I encourage you to do so. Also, if you’re interested in the Special Olympics program, visit their website

You can watch a presentation by Roxanne at YouTube where she shares her inspiring story.

Please answer honestly:

Thank you for supporting Roxanne’s campaign and for listening to Generosity Philosophy Podcast.

Remember to let me know via email who you know that’s generous so we can give them thanks on the FANtastic Friday shows!  I can’t thank them if I don’t know about them, right?  

Episode #3 with Tina Crow of Green Acres Farm Sanctuary

In this show I met with Tina Crow, Co-Founder & President of Green Acres Farm Sanctuary, in Silverton, Oregon.  She and I sat outside of the large, beautiful barn, on the farm while we conducted this interview.  I apologize that at times the wind picked up, an airplane flew over head, etc.  I wanted the you to feel as though you are sitting there with us and hearing those sounds along with us.

This farm is amazing and the animals each have such wonderful stories behind how they were rescued and ended up safe and well cared for at Green Acres with Tina.  She tells us a couple of those stories during this episode.  At the  Green Acres Website there are even more stories you can read all about the animals.  They have more information about how you can sponsor an animal, come volunteer at a work party, and other ways to support their organization.

You hear us talk about Houdini in this episode.  

Here is a photo of this special goat:

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We also talked about a goose with an injured neck.

Here he is strutting his stuff:

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Tina explained to me what an isolation barn is, and here’s a photo of one:

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Puddle, the 3-legged goat, was probably one of my favorite animals at the farm.  He’s such a sweetheart.

Meet Puddle:

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The puppies were way to fast for me to catch a photograph of, and they have since moved on to be adoptable at Safe Haven Humane Society. 

Tina mentions an organization called START that helps rescue animals, and you can click the word “Start” to view their website.

Here are a few other photos I took of the animals…

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You heard (if you listened to the podcast) Tina and I discussing a great opportunity to go volunteer for a “work party” out at the farm.  The next “work party” is Saturday, November 9, 2013 from 10am-12 noon.  My family will be there and I’d absolutely be so grateful if some of you who live here locally can come meet us out there to also pitch in!

There’s no greater feeling in the world than to make others happy and knowing you helped make a difference for others. In this case both other people, and animals!

Please “like” Green Acres Farm Sanctuary on Facebook to continue spreading the word about this great organization.

Additionally, the next fundraiser will be the second Sunday of December, on 12/8/13.  You can tour the sanctuary and enjoy refreshments from 11:00am-4pm.  They will be selling Christmas trees and wreaths!  You can find more details about that at www.greenacresfarmsanctuary.org

With so many ways you can help out, I hope you do!  Thanks for supporting the Generosity Philosophy podcast.

It’s Launching in just a couple of days! Episode #1 of Generosity Philosophy

Well, everybody it’s almost here!  I’ve gone from realizing what I was “born to do” to making that dream come true within just two weeks.  Insane?  Maybe, but that’s the beauty of it.  

Generosity Philosophy Podcast is going to be available to listen to on Friday, November 1st, 2013 and I’ll be sure to update you all with how you can download and listen to it!  Thanks so much to all of you who have already gone to the Generosity Philosophy Facebook page at www.facebook.com/generosityphilosophy 

The goal is to reach 100 likes on Facebook by Friday.  Will that goal be met?  Just a couple more days to find out….