572: The importance of Activating Your Inner Giver with with Caroline Boudreaux

In today’s episode of the As Told by Nomads Podcast, join me and my guest, Caroline Boudreaux, as we talk about the need for vigilance and how to activate your inner giver. Caroline Boudreaux is a social entrepreneur and founder of Miracle Foundation, where for the past 20 years, they have empowered orphans and vulnerable children to reach their full potential. Miracle Foundation’s revolutionary Thrive Scale™ methodology is based on the UN Rights of the Child and leverages data and technology to create a family for every child in our lifetime. If you want to be part of the cause, check out their website down below!


Activating Your Inner Giver

We all have different privileges, and we often don’t realize them until we’re exposed to other’s lack of access. With the pandemic, people have recognized these privileges and even shared access to those who have less to none. But, how can we make sure it won’t just be a trend? Instead, how can we make this a mainstay movement where we are active participants dismantling oppressive systems? While awareness of the situation is essential, vigilance is nothing without action. Hence, we need generosity, and not just a ‘one-time’ kind of generosity but a consistent kind. In turn, by giving consistently, we get what money can never buy—gratitude, fulfillment, contentment, peace, and love. Being radically generous is always an incredible way to start, and whether it is a million or a single dollar, generosity is generosity. After all, people who are willing to give all they have are always blessed with more. As long as we focus on providing and gratitude, the virtuous cycle will go on.


Outline of the episode:

[02:40] Why 2000 was a pivotal year for Caroline and what she did before then.

[07:18] What ‘passion’ truly means and other things money cannot buy.

[09:20] How the pandemic has affected her work at the Miracle Foundation.

[11:46] The power of privilege and recognizing ours to help others with less.

[15:57] How to become more aware of root causes of issues in a system.

[17:49] Why the foster care system can be harmful to a child’s development.

[21:21] The need for vigilance and generosity, and how to activate your inner giver.

[23:14] “Privilege, Access, Action” and how to help others with the access we often don’t realize we have.

[27:04] Caroline’s response to pushbacks from critics of non-profit organizations.

[29:15] How you help the Miracle Foundation and where you can reach out to them.

[31:19] How Caroline Boudreaux uses her difference to make a difference.


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