Do you have a friend that no matter how much time goes by between visits, when you get together it's like no time has passed at all. You pick up right where you left off from the last visit or conversation. Jen is one of those people in my life. A couple of weeks ago, we got to share a weekend together in the snowy mountains of West Virginia. It was such a fantastic time. I flew in with my son and his girlfriend on Friday night. We left Monday afternoon and I don't think we stopped talking unless we were sleeping. And I am not kidding... A true weekend of reminiscing, catching up with each other and yes podcasting. I am so honored that Jen said YES to my invitation to be interviewed.
Jen has one of the most giving hearts. She truly works to make this world a better place. Every time we are together, I come away more inspired and rejuvenated. One of the many places Jen gives her time to is Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry in Charlottesville VA. This is a unique food bank where people can come in and actually shop for their own groceries. This gives the participant a feeling of control in a sometimes uncontrollable world. Here is some direct information from their website... http://cvilleloaves.org. Go donate now!
Three of the Many Reasons to Support Our Mission 36% of those we serve are children under the age of 18. Malnutrition impacts school performance, which in turn impacts career paths and the future of our community. Many of our clients work, but wages may not be enough to fully support their families, many of which are multi-generational. Loaves & Fishes is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Donations are tax-deductible.
The coolest thing about giving is that it can be personal to you, what you feel passionate about. There are so many places right in your own backyard that need you help. Go find one.
Here is a link to Jen's bio. She is a research professor at The University of Virginia, and yes she is a doctor!