The Nutty Redhead is More Than Just REALLY Good Nuts

You may know her by the pen name, Victoriana Lady Lisa and her book entitled 'International Steampunk Fashions'. Some of you may recognize her from her award winning show All Things Victorian. Students accessing our writing program know her as The Nutty Redhead after she donated a box of her praline gourmet nuts to our program. Lisa … Continue reading The Nutty Redhead is More Than Just REALLY Good Nuts

Writing for the Soul Workshop™ for Families

Vietnam veteran John Mulligan was a homeless "shopping cart soldier" in San Francisco's North Beach, a man wracked with flashbacks and numbed by post-traumatic stress disorder. But his life took a turn during a veteran's writing workshop conducted by noted author Maxine Hong Kingston. Mulligan, now a 53-year-old novelist, left the workshop so elated he … Continue reading Writing for the Soul Workshop™ for Families

Hidden Shame by Lisa A. Griffiths

Nobody knows the mask that I wear, It looks like confidence but smells like fear. If I could seem perfect than no one would know, What really happened all those nights long ago. A little girl, her innocence forever betrayed, With nowhere to go, she was silent and stayed. In time the pain was too … Continue reading Hidden Shame by Lisa A. Griffiths

10 Reasons Why We Will Never Franchise Our Programs Part 2

In Part 1 of this two-part series, we talked about how many small businesses and entrepreneurs create business expansion through franchising their product or service allowing others to bear the cost of their business expansion. In Part 1, we focused on key reasons that we would never franchise our Writing for the Soul Workshop™ programs. … Continue reading 10 Reasons Why We Will Never Franchise Our Programs Part 2

10 Reasons Why We Will Never Franchise Our Programs Part 1

  Almost every small business reaches a point where they search for ways to quickly grow their brands and business. As a business owner, you feel like you have a great business model, and want to expand that model quickly to help reach more customers, so you might evaluate the option of offering your business … Continue reading 10 Reasons Why We Will Never Franchise Our Programs Part 1

Is the Internet a basic human right?

Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, called Internet connectivity a basic human right. Our founder understands how we can benefit from a better global technology infrastructure, and more connected global population. That being said, is connectivity a basic human right? Is it as important as personal safety and adequate water and food? Do we ignore the myriad … Continue reading Is the Internet a basic human right?

The Key to Nonprofit Success? Sustainability

Nonprofit organizations impact our lives and our communities.  In fact, statistics show that more than 80% of the population will access services provided by a nonprofit organization in their lifetime.  If you doubt that number, think about all of the different nonprofits that provide community outreach in specialized areas –like organizations that provide car seats, … Continue reading The Key to Nonprofit Success? Sustainability