1st Annual Gala Fundraiser

Women from around the globe gather in Big Ocean Cottages to strengthen each other, discuss our beliefs, and find ways to effect positive change in their communities. Often the projects they want to undertake, especially in the global south, require more resources than they can access on their own. The intention of our International Cottage…

December 2018 Board Message

Over the last little while, my husband Allen and I have developed a deep passion for personal development. One principle that is often discussed as we read books, listen to podcasts, and talk with thought leaders, is the idea of abundance. It is often the second step–coming directly after gratitude–that is cited as the starting…

A Single Snowflake

The first Christmas my family spent in our home I was struck by many things: the generosity of a large group of neighbors who had stopped on a nightly walk to help us unload our moving truck, even going so far as to unpack our suitcases and hang our clothes in the closets; the lack…

Aloe and Abundance

As I was out shopping garage sales with my family many years ago, we saw a table with aloe plants in various re-used food containers. A sign declared they were free to take. I decided that would be a wonderful addition to my small collection of houseplants that managed to survive. I was starting to…