I always resolve to be well-prepared for Christmas, so instead of tension about gifts and decorations and cooking I can enjoy this special time with my family. But I still find myself winding up tighter and tighter about all the things left to do. (Embarrassingly, that’s after considerable scaling back! I won’t be sitting up on Christmas Eve putting the finishing touch on knitted gifts, the way I did when my kids were small.) But here’s a way to change perspective by giving some personal to someone elsewhere in the world: your expertise. Make a gift to the future by signing up for Global Mentoring, a project of Lucy Hooberman’s that I first heard about through the TED conference mailing list.
The gift of yourself: be a global mentor
About the Author: Karen Christensen
Karen Christensen is an entrepreneur, environmentalist, and occasional scholar who also writes about how women gain and wield power. She is the owner and CEO of Berkshire Publishing Group, a research associate of the Fairbank Center at Harvard, a member of the National Committee on US-China Relations, and founder of the Train Campaign. She was a trustee of the University of Pennsylvania’s Penn Press, Read Karen’s occasional dispatches from the frontlines of international publishing at Karen's Letter on Substack, and follow her on Twitter etc @karenchristenze.
- August 28th, 2020 | 0 Comments