Anyone can make a difference in our world. The young men of One Army are already engaged in service. And everyone has their reasons for serving others.
In the 25 years since then, technology has evolved and the Internet has emerged. Medical advances have been made and there is now a wealth of information about infertility, medical treatments, alternative treatments, support groups, blogs about fertility, social media, you name it, all available online.
Disappointed and sad, I fell into my usual trap comparing myself to my peers, who had been admitted into Ivy League schools. I, on the other hand, was rejected from nine. How could I be proud of this?
Gone are the days of sanitation languishing in the shadows while other basic human needs take the spotlight.
Many students go to college simply because they believe that is what they must do after leaving high school. I personally think a few years in between might be the best path for some -- while they find who they are as an adult.
At the not-for-profit Visiting Nurse Service of New York, home care nurses help educate family caregivers about the importance of self-care and finding personal balance in order to coordinate the best care for the patients they serve.
This is our first priority for 2015: showing thousands of young people, and through them many more "adults," that a global agreement is necessary, and difficult ... but achievable.
There are many inspiring examples of how love and compassion can lead to good governance and human progress. Here are some examples from my experience at UNICEF.
Every report, case study and anecdote affirms that health workers are vital to the health and well-being of a country.
I've been supporting an amazing lady called Afusat since the New Year. With her solicitor's help, we have followed all procedures correctly. Fresh evidence and recent case law was submitted. Yet two weeks later, a short response came back, to say that her case had 'No merit', that she cannot appeal from within the UK and that she must return to Nigeria.
The truth is, I have some of those photos. Photos of me with three or more young children on my lap smiling for the camera. When you don't even know the other subjects' names, the shared stage of your Facebook profile picture becomes and altar to the commodification of poverty.
It takes a community working together to prepare for, respond to and recover effectively from the destructive forces of nature and other emergencies. Minority Health Month reminds us how important health equity is -- not just for minority communities but for our health and strength as a nation.
In the first few weeks, the community really supports the rape victim, but then there is a shift and the rape victim becomes isolated while the community circles around to defend the perpetrator.
So, I'm outing myself here. Here is my impossible dream: I want to inspire people, with the coaching, the shows, with every gift and talent I have
To let many men tell it, they are experts at deciphering the intentions of women and wooing them towards a mutual attraction, but this confidence quickly disperses when it comes to discussion of sexual assault.