Embrace the mystery…

             I had no idea how many volunteers would be here, how it was run or what my role would be. Like I said from the beginning, I am here to serve, to give back in any way possible with my hands and my heart. I didn’t need to know…

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The Untouchables…

            Ramana’s Garden provides a loving home for 68 kids and a free school for over 120 children. It was founded 18 years ago by Dr. Prabavati Dwabha, an American woman from Colorado Springs, CO.  In addition, it provides the children with nutritious meals, promotes creativity, expression and vocational skills for…

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A journey to the Himalayas…

Rise & Shine!               Whenever I have early travel plans, I have a difficult time sleeping as I am paranoid that I will sleep through my alarm (yes, I am the girl that sets 3 alarms). I left my room at 5:30am and headed to the New Delhi Railway…

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Are you afraid???

…..of DYING??   Death, a touchy subject for many and not one that we talk about openly. This is an up close and personal experience I had witnessing death in a completely different way than ever before while volunteering at Mother Teresa’s hospice in Calcutta. Seeing the eastern perspective and views about death makes me that…

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Mother Teresa’s Charity

**No Photo’s are allowed at Mother House (only her tomb). At my project “Prem Dan,” I got permission to take some on my last day** Missionaries of Charity This charity was founded by Mother Teresa in 1950. She was a Roman Catholic religious sister and missionary who lived most of her life in India. Missionaries…

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Hello Vietnam!

After 21 hours, I arrive in Vietnam!!! It feels like I am dreaming. It still hasn’t registered that the “real” work is about to begin. This “purpose project” seemed like something so far in the future and the amount of work it took to create was beyond anything I have EVER done in my life…

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