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 scholar who writes about the many ways women have gained and wielded power. She is the owner and CEO of Berkshire Publishing Group, a former trustee of the University of Pennsylvania’s Penn Press, a member of the National Committee on US-China Relations, and the founder of the Train Campaign. Subscribe to Karen’s Letter @Substack https://karenchristensen.substack.com or try her Home Ecology newsletter. She can also be found on Twitter @karenchristenze.
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