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Two 5-Star Reviews from Readers' Favorite

Nowhere Else I Want to Be: A Memoir by Carol D Marsh is an inspiring memoir that redefines the sense of humanity in a world where human values are quickly replaced by an egoistic culture. In this spellbinding memoir, the founder of Miriam’s House — a residence for Washington, DC’s homeless women...

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It's Not Enough Just to Show up

I was the keynote speaker Monday at the annual volunteer celebration event for ALIVE! in Alexandria Virginia, and want to share with you something of what I said. [From the Summer 2017 ALIVE! newsletter:] “When our neighbors are lacking the most basic necessities of life – food, housing,...

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Six Reasons: Forum for Growth in Service

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Article in the September 2017 Issue of A&U Magazine

Here is an article written by Tammy J. Banks, who reviewed the book for this magazine in January 2017, then came back for an interview. Enjoy! CAROL MARSH: ADVOCATE by Tammy J Banks For Carol Marsh, starting Miriam’s House was something that she felt called upon to do. “It felt like coming...

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How to be a Good Volunteer

I'm in the process of creating my second course in Forum for Growth in Service, for volunteers in service organizations. My first course, Grow in Service/Gap Year is for people 22 and older who, either after college or as a career change, are taking a year for intensive volunteering as a...

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Recognizing the Symptoms of Burn-out

This article from The New York Times is about recognizing burn-out before it gets too overwhelming. If you're often tired, stressed, over-extended and feeling cynical, you may be headed (if not already in) to burn-out. According to a survey cited in this article, today 50% of respondents report...

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What is "authenticity in service"?

Yesterday, I launched my first course, GROW IN SERVICE. I'm feeling happy about having finished it, proud of myself, and super grateful for the beta group testers and other helpers along the way. I also had the thought that this first blog post might be about "authenticity in service", a...

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Pre-launch blog post

With the official launch of the GROW IN SERVICE course later this month, I'll also inaugurate this blog. Here, I'll post about service-related articles, TED talks, apps, books, experiences, and etc. For participants and former participants, blog content will enhance and continue the reflection...

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