Friday, October 14, 2016

Want a Post-Election Energy Boost?

Here’s just the cure for that “morning after” feeling the day after the election: how about joining me for a high energy breakfast at the Center Club November 9?
            The Susan Katz Advantage and the Maryland Association of CPA’s Business Learning Institute invited me to share some of the personal energy tips, tricks and tactics from my new book, Getting UP! Supercharging Your Energy.
            These are the same strategies I used to a bicycle across the US last year in just 18 days -- averaging more than 150 miles a day.
            What could you do with that kind of energy?
            The continental breakfast includes networking time with more than 100 other professionals and an autographed copy of my book.
            DATE: Wednesday, November 9, 2016
            TIME: 7:30 to 9:30 a.m.
            LOCATION: The Center Club, 16th Floor, 100 Light Street, Baltimore.
            REGISTER: By November 1, 2016 for early bird rate of $45; $59 afterwards.
            It’s a perfect way to recover your energy after watching the election returns!  Sign Up NOW to reserve your seat.  If the link doesn’t work, paste this into your browser:

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Hungry For Change? 35 Years of ODB

Sr. Josanna Abromaitis 1944-2005
Thirty-five years ago, Sister Josanna Abromaitis SSND swung open the doors of a little storefront soup kitchen in Baltimore and invited about 100 hungry men and women in for a hot lunch.
            Today, on the anniversary of her death, Our Daily Bread is Maryland’s largest and most famous soup kitchen, having served more than 7 million meals over almost 13,000 consecutive days.  The program, which once served lunch to the Pope, has transformed thousands of lives, including both its guests and the 10,000 volunteers that make it possible. 
            Catholic Charities of Baltimore is celebrating Our Daily Bread’s anniversary with a free poverty forum October 26 at Loyola University of Maryland from 7:00 to 8:30 pm.  “Hungry for Change: How Our Daily Bread Transforms Lives” will feature Prof. Kathryn Edin of Johns Hopkins, author of $2 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America, and Sr. Patricia Chappell, Executive Director of Pax Christi USA.
            There will also be a panel with Harold Smith, former Catholic Charities Executive Director who conceived of the program, volunteers, and former guests who have experienced ODB’s transforming impact.  Since I was lucky enough to play a role in the founding of the program, I’ll be Master of Ceremonies.
            To register for the free program, please visit