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Women’s Eye Reflections For The New Year–#3

2011 Image for New Year

More quotes to reflect on from The Women’s Eye Interviews for 2010:

Virginia Paca

Virginia Paca

“I would like to leave people a little better than I found them and I’d like to leave the world better than I found it. If I could do that I would feel like I had a successful life.”

 

 

 

Terry Laszlo-Gopadze

Terry Laszlo-Gopadze

“Great women came into my life and mentored me and they have helped me find many ways to heal my body, mind and spirit. Hopefully, I can pass it on to others.”

 

 

Jessica Posner

Jessica Posner

“We are absolutely changing lives. Look at the girls at our school. Last year they didn’t speak; they were shut down. Now a year later they speak English, read, write, and do math. They could be kids anywhere.”

Elizabeth Murray

Elizabeth Murray

“The artist makes a difference. It takes a lot of courage to be creative and then to live that life. You have to believe in yourself and know that it’s all worthwhile.”

Virginia Paca On Her Homegrown Foodbank To Feed The Needy

Virginia Paca grows a special garden to feed friends, families, and the homeless hurting from the economy in Pasadena, California. She began planting her backyard garden two years ago, never thinking she’d be making a difference.

An architect and garden designer by trade, she’s now established her own personal food bank helping people in need with a bumper crop of fresh organic fruits and vegetables. A self-described risk-taker, she says her new calling is “cathartic.”

Virginia Paca's Veggies

Veggies from Virginia

“I would like to leave people a little better than I found them and I’d like to leave the world better than I found it. If I could do that I would feel like I had a successful life.” Virginia Paca

My friend and reporter Stacey Gualandi met Virginia, where else?, in her abundant garden filled with heirloom tomatoes, strawberries, corn, watermelon, cucumbers, you name it, to find out what drives her desire to donate… [Read more…]