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Entries in living heart (2)


Video Blog: Living Heart Interview

While we were still on the road we envisioned returning home and keeping this blog alive -- writing about whatever the next chapter is in our lives, but it's been really difficult to WANT to sit down and post blogs. Don't get me wrong, life is good, it just doesn't feel particularly blog-worthy.

This video we shot while we were in Peru, however, is something we're very proud of and hope will help Sonia Newhouse and her Living Heart NGO in some small way.

We spent some time with Sonia and her, then, project coordinator, Chrissie Ellison, learning about the Living Heart organization and the help they're providing struggling communities in the high Andes of Peru.

Of all the  sights we saw this past year, all the places we visited and people we met, the time we spent with Sonia stands out. She's caring, strong, savvy. She makes things happen. She's exceptional.



Finding Good Work

All year I've been wanting to do volunteer work. I didn't have anything specific in mind, just some sort of good work that our family could do together, some way to help out, to be of use. I searched the web for 'family volunteering'. I checked out WWOOFing. I looked at eco-farms in Italy. I never found a good fit for us, and I shelved the idea for this trip, hoping for better luck next summer. 

And now quite unexpectedly, here in our last destination before heading home, we are knee-deep

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