One of my best qualities and values is compassion. I began a lifetime of work with or for underserved individuals beginning in high school. By age 15, I was volunteering full time at a summer camp for mentally handicapped and abused children. I continued this work until I started college. As an young adult, I founded a non-profit organization: Loudoun County Road Runners. Through this organization, I helped raised over $100,000 to help the Loudoun County's Abused Women's Shelter. Over the past 7 years, this organization has raised an additional $100,000 to assist combat veterans recovering from PTSD. Most recently, I retired from the Veteran's administration where I worked almost exclusively with the drug addicted population. I considered it a privilege and hope I helped many find their way to recovery.
Desmond Tutu stated my life's philosophy best when he wrote:
" God's dream is that you and I and all of us will realize that we are family, that we are made for togetherness, for goodness, and for compassion."
I love this dream.
Tammy Cummins is a health and wellness coach and educator. She writes credentialing materials for her fellow coaches as well as providing group and individual education/coaching on issues of mind-body wellness. Tammy specializes in imparting knowledge and practices that promote greater happiness, manage stress and improve health. You can learn more about Tammy Cummins at: www. thehappiness.coach