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Coco Westphal

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Coco Westphal

I'm a writer, blogger, book editor, social media enthusiast and aspiring book author (just finished a complete draft of my first book-length manuscript). &nbsp;I've usually got several projects I'm juggling simultaneously with equal passion. One that I hold particularly dear is <a rel="nofollow" href="http://52weeksofimpact.org/" target="_blank">52 Weeks of Impact</a> which I created with my DH. &nbsp;There I research, implement and blog on my husband and my efforts to make a positive impact on social, animal welfare, environmental and health&nbsp;causes.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> The Washington Metropolitan area, Boston, NYC, Boca Raton, Paris, France and Hamburg, Germany have all been &quot;home&quot; to me at some point or another. &nbsp;I currently reside in Vienna, Austria. Next home: &nbsp;Kamberg Valley, South Africa.<br /> <br /> Positions that I've held that tend to impress people include: news researcher, reporter, public relations manager and writer, corporate subsidiary launch consultant, and training and development manager. I've also held less glamorous, but no less enlightening summer positions such as: keypunch girl (yes, that was a long time ago), fuse factory worker (someone has to put those little metal caps on each side of the glass cylinders), and hostess at the Family Fish House (making teenage employees wear polyester uniforms in a fried fish restaurant should be outlawed).<br /> <br /> If you've got what everyone else says is a hare-brained scheme that you want to put into action? &nbsp;Come talk to me, I'll bet I think it's worth a go!<br /> <br /> <br />

Stories by Coco Westphal

Everyone’s doing it. You, too, want to get out and do charitable work in your community and beyond. But just keeping up with day-to-day living...
Sometimes gifts come well disguised. In my case, the greatest gift I ever received certainly was. It came to me about eight years ago. It...