And I am committed to telling you the stories you want to hear.
You know, the ones about people changing the world in ways big and small.
That’s actually why I got into journalism. I wanted to change the world, or at least tell stories to get people to care about what was happening in the world.
I worked first as a local reporter and anchor, then as a network news correspondent at ABC and NBC, spending my final year at the Today Show. I was able to do many stories I was very proud of, fun stories, stories that I heard made an impact. You can see a lot of that work here.
Other fun facts: I wrote and published my first book for kids called Sal Finds a Forever Home. I just hiked the Grand Canyon from top to bottom and back again. And I teach Muay Thai kickboxing to women.
But it always comes back to the story telling. With the intent of creating not an audience but an engaged community. One that believes that together we can create a better world.
Thank you for visiting. I hope we become friends.
Why are we here?
If you’re human, you’ve asked yourself this question at least once.
For me, the answer is pretty simple: to make a difference and leave a legacy of doing good.
That’s why I started this whole thing. To highlight the doers, the change makers around us, and then inspire people to do the same. To convince YOU that yes, you too can make a difference.
We are creating a community of people who believe they have the power to make things better.
All we ask is that you listen with the intent to make change of your own. After hearing our guests, use their stories as the inspiration and motivation to go do good of your own.
And then let us know what you’re up to.
I don’t blog all the time but when I do, you’ll find my posts here. I blog about whatever’s on my mind, especially when I am challenged by something. Working out in writing helps, and then doing something scary by actually sharing it with the world is even better because it forces me to be brave.
I love writing for kids.
Probably because I am a big kid at heart.
I create characters I wish existed in real life. That’s how much I love them.
I’ve written a series about my late beloved shelter kitty Sal called Sal, Everybody’s Pal. I want to teach kids that adopting from shelters is the best way to find a forever friend and that all animals deserve love and respect: young, old, healthy and medically challenged.
I’m a proud mom to Wynnie, Charlotte and Pansito. They’re all rescues and they’ve all given me more than I can ever repay them. So obviously I am obsessed with pet stuff. High quality, eco-conscious pet products and food. I love animals so much I even wrote a book about my beloved late kitty Sal called Sal Finds a Forever Home. You can find it here. From time to time, I’ll feature my favorite products and test out some as well and let you know how it goes.
Charlotte came to me as part of a bonded pair with Wynnie. They were rescued from their first home where they were going to be abandoned. This fluffy princess is older by 6 months and definitely behaves like the big sister. She can be found sitting on the balcony surveying her realm, or curled up next to Mommy impatiently waiting for neck and chin scratches. She’s gorgeous and she knows it!
Wynnie’s the baby of the group and lives up to the quirky calico stereotype. She loves to play and goes crazy for catnip. She’s also got Mommy trained well - she meows to get her to come running to the bathroom and turn on the faucet. Wynnie returns the favor by serving as Mommy’s bodyguard and doesn’t hesitate to set Pansito straight when he misbehaves.
Pansito is the only dog and only boy in the house. He’s a sweet senior Chiweenie-looking mutt who rarely barks and constantly wags. Pansito was rescued from the street in Bell, CA. While he’s usually a good boy who minds Mommy’s rules, occasionally he does what he wants, running out the door to get yet another walk in.
Copyright © 2016 by Diana Alvear.