2017 YuMMie Update-October 1, 2017

Dear YuMMies (my term of endearment for YMM participants): What a wonderful week for the You Matter Marathon enrollment! And not a moment too soon as our kick-off is in less than a month. Thanks to you all for spreading the word, and a lovely TV segment that went...

2017 YuMMie Update-September 19, 2017

  Person to person, moment to moment, as we love, we change the world. ―Samahria Lyte Kaufman   Dear YuMMies (my term of endearment for YMM participants): Thank you for joining us for the 2nd You Matter Marathon! We can’t wait to spread the magic this...

Great News from the You Matter Marathon-June 27, 2017

Great News: Fundraising for the 2017 You Matter Marathon is off to a gangbusters start! BIG thanks to those who have already contributed to our campaign, either by making a donation or spreading the word. YuMMies have contributed almost $5,000! YMM is proud to welcome...

You Matter Marathon 2017: We Can’t Do It Without You-June 20, 2017

Dear YuMMies, This time last year I was eagerly preparing to launch the You Matter Marathon.  I knew first-hand how powerful and moving sharing even one You Matter card could be. And I wanted others to have this experience, too. What I could never have imagined was...

You Matter Marathon Closing Letter-December 6, 2016

"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing's going to get better, it's not." ~Dr. Seuss A Movement is born. It’s one of kindness, compassion, gratitude, and most of all, connection. I have learned and grown so much from this effort. It’s clear from what...

You Matter Marathon Update-November 30, 2016

"There is nothing so rewarding as to make people realize that they are worthwhile in this world." ~Bob Anderson I kicked off the You Matter Marathon with a story about a powerful and poignant You Matter encounter between myself and a forlorn stranger in a grocery...

You Matter Marathon Update-November 23, 2016

"Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom." ~Marcel Proust, writer As I prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving with family and friends, I want to take a moment to express my deepest gratitude to all of...

You Matter Marathon Update-November 17, 2016

"Some people go through life trying to find out what the world holds for them only to find out too late that it's what they bring to the world that really counts." ~Lucy Maud Montgomery Anne of Green Gables Dear YuMMies: Week 3 of the You Matter Marathon and the...

You Matter Marathon Update-November 10, 2016

"Sometimes someone says something really small, and it just fits right into this empty place in your heart." ~Angela Chase (Claire Danes), My So-Called Life Dear YuMMies: Week 2 of our You Matter Marathon has us going STRONG! Highlights: By our estimation we have...

You Matter Marathon Update-November 4, 2016

In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.      ~Albert Schweitzer Dear YuMMies: What an INSPIRING start to...

Launch Day for the You Matter Marathon!

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. ~Aesop NOVEMBER 1 IS HERE AND IT’S LAUNCH DAY! When I conceived the YMM, back in March, I announced that my goal was to collectively give out 10,000 You Matter cards in November. That would have required 333...

Tired of all the Negativity? Then do This Today

Tired of all the Negativity? Then do This Today If you are: Weary from the negativity and divisiveness of this political season and wondering what can be done to lift your own spirits and those of others around you, or, A leader looking for a simple, economical, and...

You Matter Marathon Update-October 28, 2016

You Matter Marathon Update Dear YuMMies (my term of endearment for You Matter Marathoners!): What a spectacular week for the You Matter Marathon! Highlights: We tripled the # of participants since last Friday! We added our 50th US state - Alaska! (Thank you, Sean...

You Matter Marathon Update-October 21, 2016

You Matter Marathon Update Greetings Dear YuMMies: A momentous week for the You Matter Marathon! Some Highlights: We welcomed over 400 new participants from 3 additional states and 2 new countries. Our community now consists of 6731 people from 28 countries and 47 of...

GREAT NEWS!

GREAT NEWS! We are extending our offer to mail 30 You Matter cards for free to the next 500 people who sign up! PLEASE SHARE: Thanks to you, we have over 6000 people from 45 states and 26 countries participating in the You Matter Marathon so far. Please share this...

The Transformational Power of Gratitude in Organizations

Please enjoy this post from guest blogger and leadership expert, Mary Zenzen, President and Founder, Better World Organizations, LLC. To change our world for the better, we need to change our minds… that is, our individual, group, and organizational mindsets. Why?...

You Matter Marathon Update-October 7, 2016

You Matter Marathon Update Greetings dear YuMMies (my new term of affection for You Matter Marathoners!) Another week filled with You Matter Marathon abundance! Some Highlights: Our community now consists of 6367 people from 26 countries and 44 of 50 US States. The...

The ‘You Matter Marathon’ Goes to School

Here’s an inspiring example of how two pioneering educators, Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Education Dr. Ron Davis, and psychology teacher, Tina Raspanti are sharing the You Matter magic within Mt Lebanon School District in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  ...

You Matter Marathon Update-September 30, 2016

You Matter Marathon Update Greetings! What a prosperous week for the You Matter Marathon! Thanks to you, our community now consists of 6123 people from 23 countries. Marathoners come from: Australia, Canada, Egypt, England, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Iceland,...

Want to See the ‘You Matter Marathon’ in Action?

One of the questions I receive most often when telling people about the You Matter Marathon is, “How do people react when they receive a card?” Until now my answer had been to tell them about the powerfully moving encounter I had the first time I gave a You Matter...

You Matter Marathon Update-September 23, 2016

You Matter Marathon Update Greetings! Thanks to you, the You Matter Marathon is off to a fantastic start. As of today, our community consists of 3460 people from 11 countries (326 individuals, and, 3134 participants from 23 Ambassador organizations). Be Ready to...

A ‘You Matter’ Wonder Woman

As mentioned in a previous post, the idea for the You Matter Marathon began when a colleague, Nedra Fetterman, gave me a You Matter card. She had picked it up from a reception table at a conference she had attended. She later learned that another conference attendee,...

Big changes can start with the smallest of steps

As first published in the Philadelphia Inquirer on August 8, 2016 As a leadership and life coach, I've worked with many people who want to make big changes but don't know where to start. I often recommend they take what seems like a ridiculously small first step....

Two Words That Can Change a Life – Join Me

Is it possible that two words can change someone’s day, someone’s life? What if those same two words could change the world? Well, I’m on a quest to find out – and, with your help, this quest will be a success. This quest inadvertently began last November in a grocery...

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