Holiday Hope

I have actively participated in many communities (women) and have attended several events around the Bay Area (networking, talks, job fairs, cultural, schools, business dinners) in the last 6 years. This question remains in my mind: Society is clearly hurting: what are we doing to bring healing? High levels of anxiety and depression are the illnesses of[…]

Dancing Cafe!

Cida Vieira – a Brazilian lady with a multi-cultural heart, a colorful soul and and an amazing power to bring us peace and transform lives through her dance. Cafe com Abraco gave us a well needed break from our busy lives in Silicon Valley. I met Cida in a Transformative Dance Retreat for Women, in[…]

Hope in a Bag – Putting a ❤ in the Valley and Beyond!

December 2016. Pedro, a 9-year-old Brazilian boy, who lives with his family in Mountain View, Silicon Valley was checking out his money jar and counted $21. Pedro’s mother, Marcella Gadbem, asked him: ‘Wow, Pedro! What are you going to to with ‘so much money’!? It was then that Pedro told his mom he’d love to[…]