Browsing Category "Advocating"
Update on Strong One Nominations
By     |    Feb 24, 2015
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Update on Strong One Nominations

Thanks to everyone who has already nominated a STRONG ONE either in the comments of last week’s post or by emailing me (margo (at) margodill.com) your nomination. We are so honored that you are sharing a strong person in your life with us. We have read some incredible stories: 93-year-old kind writer who is still writing and publishing her work 91-year-old writer who has had multiple health issues and is […]

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Project Unbreakable Is Something We All Should Read
By     |    Jul 8, 2014
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Project Unbreakable Is Something We All Should Read

I’ve said it about many issues in the world–education is the key. You can start solving many unbelievable problems in the world by educating yourself and your family. If we choose to turn our heads or let someone else deal with the problem, you can guarantee it will continue.  This is why I am discussing Project Unbreakable today. What is it? Project Unbreakable is a blog on tumblr.com. Here’s what […]

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An Organization that Gives Power Back to Girls and Women
By     |    May 20, 2014
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An Organization that Gives Power Back to Girls and Women

In keeping with what I wrote about last week, the book Half the Sky, I’d like to spend one more week talking about human trafficking and how people around the world are fighting back to help girls and women. As a matter of fact, one organization is helping so much that these women wanted to change the name of the company, so their past no longer defines them! Amazing stuff. […]

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Turning a Devastating Problem Into a Positive
By     |    Apr 29, 2014
Posted in: Advocating, Sandwich Lady, Strong Girls and Women     |    4 Comments

Turning a Devastating Problem Into a Positive

This is one of my favorite quotes of all time: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead, a cultural anthropologist, author, and speaker from the 1960s and 1970s, said this, and I used to have it hanging in my office when I had an office. I like it so much because as individuals […]

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Walking to Find a Cure for Arthritis on May 16
By     |    Apr 8, 2014
Posted in: Advocating, Aging, Sandwich Lady     |    8 Comments

Walking to Find a Cure for Arthritis on May 16

This is a bit of a different post than I usually write–I wanted to share with you that I am going to be walking in the Arthritis Foundation walk on May 16 in St. Louis, hopefully with my daughter and husband, too. I have two reasons very close to my heart why I chose to raise money for the fight against arthritis. The first is my lovely and talented and […]

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Love in the Land of Dementia (Book Review)
By     |    Dec 24, 2013
Posted in: Advocating, Aging, Family, Sandwich Lady     |    3 Comments

Love in the Land of Dementia (Book Review)

Love in the Land of Dementia: Finding Hope in the Caregiver’s Journey by Deborah Shouse Publisher: Central Recovery Press Review by Margo L. Dill (The Sandwich Lady) The holiday season can often bring anxiety and depression for caregivers and their loved ones. What is refreshing about Deborah Shouse’s book is that she offers hope, practical advice and inspiration for caregivers, especially those whose loved ones suffer from Alzheimer’s disease in […]

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Being a Medicare Advocate
By     |    Oct 22, 2013
Posted in: Advocating, Aging, Sandwich Lady     |    9 Comments

Being a Medicare Advocate

I’m back to the advocacy topic that I talked about before. Some of you in the Sandwich Generation or with aging parents will face the Medicare system when you are dealing with someone in the hospital. In my case, that someone was my mom during her knee surgery. I won’t go into all the details about her condition, but basically, she had the surgery on a Monday, was supposed to […]

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