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Giving

Life Area

Giving

The BE Event is designed to help us build up a community of women supporting women. Giving: your time, your talents, and yes, your money, are just some of the ways we can build each other up while building our community as well. Let’s focus on how we can give in meaningful ways that fill us up and support us all.
Jess Ronne, Giving
Speaker Bio

Jess Ronne is an author, speaker, podcast host at Coffee with Caregivers, associate producer of the Unseen Documentary, and caregiver advocate.  She is the founder and executive director of The Lucas Project—a non-profit dedicated to providing recognition, respite, and residential support for special needs families. She and her husband Ryan live in Michigan with their 8 children, including their son Lucas who has profound special needs. Her story of beauty from ashes has been shared on The Today Show, Daily Mail, and Huffington Post and is detailed in her memoir Sunlight Burning at Midnight To follow the ongoing saga she can be found at www.jessplusthemess.com or purchase her latest book, Blended with Grit and Grace.

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Giving Articles

Just Breathe

Just Breathe

Too often we get caught up in what we want without taking into consideration what the party that we are negotiating with considers a win. This year with fear creeping in on all fronts, from our health to the political unrest to the state of the economy we have found...

Balance is Bull#$%&

Balance is Bull#$%&

Years ago a lovely woman named Kay Bush said to me "You can have it all, but not all at once". I had very little interest in listening to her at the time, determined to be the best, business owner, boss, leader, wife, mother, athlete, cook, cleaning person, daughter,...

This Year Has Been the Year

This Year Has Been the Year

This year has been the year where the working mother has fought harder than any other year to hang on to the years of work for equal pay and equal opportunity in the workplace. According to Hired.com, the wage gap is widening in 2020. 63% of men earn higher salaries...

This is The Year to Begin Again

This is The Year to Begin Again

This is so the year to begin again. In the beginning of the pandemic, I stopped planning. I released control and made the decision that I was done with any more than what was happening in the next 24 hours. I committed to myself that when things got unreasonably...

This Year I Tried to Grow a Garden

This Year I Tried to Grow a Garden

This year I tried to grow a garden. There is something so amazing about the idea of a seed becoming something that we can actually put in our bodies to nourish us. I ordered organic soil, I tilled and mulched and planted, and then with deep amazement very little grew....

There is Our Perception and Then There is Reality

There is Our Perception and Then There is Reality

There is our perception and then there is reality. This photo of my son Jack is the perfect example. There is another one where he is sitting perfectly in my lap, hands crossed all Glamour Shots, but this is the one I put on social media. This is the truth of...

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