Rethinker Profile : Sara Mody
Name: SARA MODY
City: MISSISSAUGA, ONT
What do you do when you are not changing the world with philanthropic gestures?
I love visiting museums and art shows in the area, or checking out trendy restaurants. I enjoy hip hop dancing, yoga and golfing. When I have alone time, I love reading, writing and attending conferences.
What is one thing you have re-thought in your life? How did you approach it?
After my breast cancer experience I really made health my priority. I make daily choices about how to live a healthy and happy lifestyle. For me that means seeing my naturopath, watching my eating habits, going to the gym, attending health workshops and keeping myself informed. I especially believe in the health benefits of essential oils, meditation and laughter.
What is the most important thing to know when it comes to donating to a cause?
I think it is so important to understand why you are donating to a cause and how it makes you feel. I choose to volunteer for Rethink Breast Cancer because I have been personally affected. I now enjoy sharing my story and my experiences with people I encounter through the cause, and I want to show my appreciation by giving back for all the care provided to me through my healing journey.
A person who gives back that you aspire to:
I admire my mother more than anyone in my life. She is one of the most generous and kind-hearted women I know and volunteers for many different charities. She has always taught me the gift of being good to others and giving back when you have the time and the means, and is constantly going out of her way to help those in need.
How do you find a cause you are passionate about?
I think you have a find a cause that touches your heart and that you have a personal connection to. Volunteering with Rethink allowed me find my strength and learn new things about myself. While writing my book, I met great people attending events and focused on building a positive relationship with myself and with others.
What is innovative about the Rethink approach?
The dedication that Rethink exhibits is truly one to be admired. I loved being involved with my very first Rethink at the Races event. It is a high energy event and Rethink promotes such fun and interactive ways to raise money and awareness.
What inspires you daily?
My grade one students, the beauty of the earth, my family and friends, and travelling. I want to witness all that this planet has to offer. Every time I travel, I learn new things about the planet, animals and people.
Why should people support a cause they are passionate about?
Supporting a cause that you are passionate about allows you to give back to your community. It gives you the opportunity to meet new people and open new doors to create more possibilities. When I give back I feel grateful for life.