Expressing gratitude to another human being involves risk.
It takes courage to "show up" as you are — vulnerable, sensitive and often messy — on someone's doorstep!
When I'm not sending gratitude cards, I am a Visiting Artist at the Center for Women's Health and Human Rights at Suffolk University and a PhD candidate at Lesley University. I am the Co-Creator of The World's Very First Gratitude Parade and helped establish Gratitude Day in the City of Cambridge, MA. In 2012, I founded the Women's Writing Circle as a means to merge my passions for expressive writing, positive psychology, community organizing, women’s health, and social activism.
For over 20 years, I have dedicated my professional life towards working for the betterment of society. For 17 years, I worked at Education Development Center (EDC)—a global non-profit working to improve education, health, and economic opportunities worldwide—in a variety of technology, research, writing, and management roles for projects that focused on health and human development, special education, online professional development, literacy, bullying-prevention, urban education, science, assistive technology, and inclusive schooling practices.
I am a graduate of Boston University (B.S.) and Columbia University (M.A., M.Ed) and hold certificates in Wholebeing Positive Psychology, Transformative Language Arts Foundations, Distance Education, and Herbal Studies.
A former Division I swimmer and triathlete, I still love being active, but currently spend more time watching my kids play sports than I do competing myself.
I live with my husband and children in Cambridge, MA and am a grateful intern of life.
Want to reach me? Have ideas to share?
If you received a post-card from me, but didn't know who I was, I'm glad you're here! If you received a card from someone else and it was transformative in some way, I want to hear from you!
Want to spread gratitude to others?
People continually ask me how they can send their own Gratitude Jar post-cards. If you would like to express gratitude to others in your own life, contact me and I will mail you a pack of post-cards. Don't forget to include your mailing address. Free of charge.
Want to create your own gratitude jar?
Recycle any old jar, decorate it and make sure it's big enough to fit all of your daily gratitudes in it! Use the back of cut-up pieces of used scraps of paper to write your gratitudes. Keep the paper and a pen next to your jar for easy access.