I founded the The Thrivivalist in the Spring of 2010 to offer tips and honor and support our efforts to thrive, instead of just surviving. A thrivivalist is someone who honors her experience, lives with integrity, and pursues any means by which she can help others and live a life she loves. My work has been published on Forbes.com, Teen Identity Magazine, and VolunTourism.org. I am also a marketing and publicity writer. I blog at www.amandaberlin.com.