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Leadership Lessons for Living

This was taken from my Pilar Stella p-Gifts Newsletter. If you want to subscribe to get these regularly go to: www.pilarstella.com and sign up! Enjoy and happy month ahead! ;) p

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Added by Pilar Stella on February 27, 2010 at 11:33pm — No Comments

January-February Latest e-Giving News

Here is the latest news on giving...may it be useful in helping you to give and receive more!



Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and

responsibility to give something back by becoming more.

~Anthony Robbins



Celebrities & Giving



Bono's Ten for the Next Ten - http://bit.ly/7Go9cm Bono's incredible Top 10 list for the future - be inspired! These are his top 10 ideas to make the next 10 years… Continue

Added by Pilar Stella on February 1, 2010 at 3:32am — No Comments

Help for HAITI

This article came from our OneGiving e-Gifts January-February newsletter, to subscribe go to http://www.onegiving.com/ to receive our monthly newsletters! This edition we are highlighting the HAITI relief efforts.



As the earthquake hit Haiti in January, we felt it most appropriate to focus the organizations of the month on Haiti. As we saw an outpouring from around the world to help the people and country of Haiti in a time of need, we received… Continue

Added by Pilar Stella on February 1, 2010 at 3:30am — No Comments

Birthday Gratitude for My Friends

As I sit here on my birthday and reflect upon the past year and the upcoming year, what is really clear for me is how much friendship has kept me going through the good, the bad, the ugly and the beautiful times. This last year has been one of growth, transformation and faith. As I stepped away from a world and life that I knew and was comfortable withm, and I fully stepped out with courage and faith to follow my heart and dreams, I realize that what has gotten me through have been my… Continue

Added by Pilar Stella on January 21, 2010 at 3:00am — No Comments

Happy New Year, New Decade and New YOU!

Can you believe it is already 2010? I myself am pretty amazed as I wonder to myself where did 2009 go? I have heard that many are glad 2009 is over for what it was not. But I hope that as we enter 2010, we may look back and be grateful for what 2009 brought and for what 2010 will bring.



For me 2009 was a clearing out year - clearing out the old, getting clear on ME - who I am and what I want, getting clear on my priorities for my personal and professional life, my goals for… Continue

Added by Pilar Stella on January 8, 2010 at 8:56pm — No Comments

December's e-Giving News

I am amazed that another year has gone by and here is the latest and last e-Giving news of 2009! May you find it useful, helpful and resource laden! Enjoy and see you in 2010.



You get the best out of others when you give the best of yourself. ~Harvey Firestone



Celebrities & Giving

Alicia Keys: Singing for Success and Giving Back. Grammy-winning musician, trend-setting pop star, and unfailing philanthropist Alicia Keys shares that, "[giving back] is a necessity for… Continue

Added by Pilar Stella on December 28, 2009 at 8:30pm — No Comments

The GIFT of Gratitude

Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it. ~William Arthur Ward



As I woke up this morning to the awareness that it is December 25th and Christmas Day for many and just another Friday for others, I realized that this entire month has gone by and I haven't had a chance to blog. Wow! I know it has been a busy one, but I hadn't realized how busy, until I finally got a moment to be by myself and be with me.



While I don't really… Continue

Added by Pilar Stella on December 27, 2009 at 1:22am — No Comments

The FUN Theory and JOY Conspiracy

Every day I am becoming more aware of how important it is for us to enJOY this journey called life, and not get so caught up in the drama, chaos and need to get to some unattainable destination. This is it! This is your life! So you might as well get busy living, or get busy dying - only you can make the choice.



In between goals is a thing called life

that has to be lived and enJOYed.

~ Sid Caesar




Many of you who know me, know that I am an eternal… Continue

Added by Pilar Stella on November 30, 2009 at 7:08pm — No Comments

November's Latest Top e-Giving News

As Thanksgiving is upon us, no matter what your views about this day, may it bring a moment of pause for all that we are grateful for and the ways we are giving back. This month may you be inspired by our latest e-gifts news and be grateful for all that you have.



Feeling gratitude and not expressing it,

is like wrapping a present and not giving it.

~ William Arthur Ward




A recent article (http://bit.ly/XDg01) talked about a… Continue

Added by Pilar Stella on November 27, 2009 at 5:46am — No Comments

Nobody Told Me There'd Be Days Like These...

Nobody told me there’d be days like these. Strange days indeed. ~ John Lennon



I decided to share this writing in my blog from a few weeks ago because I realized that it is critical that people know about the good and the bad days that come with starting up a company! So often we have the tendency to share the good, but I believe it critical that people also know about the hard days, as it may help them to not feel so alone as they embark on a journey to start up a company… Continue

Added by Pilar Stella on November 23, 2009 at 9:13am — No Comments

October's Latest Top e-Giving News

Given the world’s problems, should we resign ourselves to smallness? ~Dan Pallotta



As October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, we have seen the power of the pink ribbon in cause marketing campaigns everywhere. With this cause marketing, we are seeing the blended and blending line between nonprofits and brands, causes and corporations, marketing and messages, for-profits and nonprofits and the changing landscape of philanthropy. As we enter a new era of the conscious consumer,… Continue

Added by Pilar Stella on October 30, 2009 at 6:29pm — No Comments

Peace - Yes We Can!

Peace worldwide, starts inside. ~ The Luminaries



I have been watching the articles and the comments fly about the fact that President Barack Obama received the Nobel Peace Prize. There are many people who are skeptical about it and think he was awarded it undeservedly so. What I think many of the critics don’t understand is that this is actually one of the trademarks of the Nobel Peace Prize. That is, if you look over the Nobel Peace Prize and who it has been awarded to – it has a… Continue

Added by Pilar Stella on October 24, 2009 at 10:51am — 1 Comment

To Think Pink or Not To...That Is the Question!

We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them. ~ Albert Einstein



A recent article in the Boston Globe, "Sick of Pink," talks about people's conflicted feelings about the Pink Ribbon campaign and corporate use of the pink ribbon to promote breast cancer awareness, and as some argue, to boost profits. (http://bit.ly/rTLsG) Some call it "consumer philanthropy" and feel that corporations are commoditizing their diseases and taking… Continue

Added by Pilar Stella on October 13, 2009 at 2:33am — 1 Comment

September's Latest Top e-Giving News

Change always comes bearing gifts. ~Price Pritchett



Here is a blog that I sent out in my newsletter today - you can sign up to receive it regularly at www.onegiving.com! It is the latest news on e-giving from the month of September! Enjoy and happy reading!



The first thing that struck me this month was how much is happening with giving! My favorite was an article in Time Magazine about the Responsibility Revolution (http://bit.ly/3oyk1g). This article was a huge… Continue

Added by Pilar Stella on September 30, 2009 at 9:30am — No Comments

The Responsibility Revolution

"Every generation needs a new revolution." ~ Thomas Jefferson



I wrote in my blog last week about connecting the dots and Steve Jobs’ Stanford commencement speech (http://bit.ly/8wVZ) referring to the fact that you can’t connect the dots moving forward, but you can always look back and see how they connect.



My journey in creating and now working on raising capital to launch OneGiving™ has been such a lesson in connecting the dots and, oh yeah, patience! Any time I am unsure… Continue

Added by Pilar Stella on September 20, 2009 at 5:06am — No Comments

Faith, Trust and Connecting the Dots

I posted this in my newsletter and sharing it with on my blog. Enjoy, happy reading and happy 9-09-09! May this inspire you in your dreams, start ups and breaking through the every day blockages!



As I move forward in building my company, OneGiving™ (http://www.onegiving.com/), and I get ready to go to investors looking for start up capital, I am finding more and more every day that it is about faith and trusting that the dots will connect, even if I can’t see it from… Continue

Added by Pilar Stella on September 16, 2009 at 10:00pm — No Comments

The In-Between Time

Wow! I recently read a paragraph that really hit home and resonated with me. I am sharing it with you below because it helped me to breathe a sigh of relief for where I am at in my life and hopefully can do the same for you, that is, if it resonates with you.



It was uncomfortable to let go of my past before there was any evidence of something new. It was also disquieting to release the way I had always seen myself-my identity, so to speak. Getting rid of so many things that… Continue

Added by Pilar Stella on August 31, 2009 at 3:26am — No Comments

Gratitude in Giving

At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us. ~ Albert Schweitzer



This past weekend was a full one! I had an event on Saturday with Our New Earth (www.ournewearth.tv) in which they were premiering their TV show RAW, all about raw food and conscious living. I had the honor of opening and setting the energy for the event by teaching Kundalini yoga… Continue

Added by Pilar Stella on August 19, 2009 at 11:01pm — No Comments

Si Se Puede - Latest News on Giving & Social Media

Si Se Puede! Yes We Can!



It is with jubilant excitement that I give you the latest news that I could find related to Giving and Social Media. The last few weeks have been a journey - a roller coaster of sorts. I gather interesting articles and tweets as I find them across the days and then I store them all to review and pick out the best of the bunch. I am thrilled about the latest.



We are progressing! Who is this "We" you might ask? Well it is all of us! But particularly… Continue

Added by Pilar Stella on August 7, 2009 at 9:30am — No Comments

Twitter-ific, Twitter-Inspired

There is nothing wrong with change, if it is in the right direction.

~ Winston Churchill




I have to say I have been truly amazing and inspired by the world that is Twitter! While it often takes a lot of time and upkeep and yes, many of the tweets often feel like bombardments of sales pitches, it is well worth the time and energy put in.



Over the last few weeks, I have had calls with people I have connected with on and through Twitter and I have been completely… Continue

Added by Pilar Stella on July 31, 2009 at 8:55pm — 2 Comments

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