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Natalie Silverstein


Natalie Silverstein is an author, volunteer and passionate advocate for family and youth service. Her first book, Simple Acts: The Busy Family’s Guide to Giving Back, was published in 2019 and was named as one of the Top Books for parents who want to raise kind kids by the HuffPost. Her second book, The Busy Teen’s Guide to Making a Difference, is launching on July 12th.

After a successful career in healthcare, Natalie became the New York coordinator of Doing Good Together, a national nonprofit with the mission of helping parents raise kids who care and contribute. In this role, she curates a free monthly e-mail listing of family-friendly service opportunities that is distributed to thousands of subscribers. Her personal essays have been published on several national platforms including Medium, Grown and Flown and Motherwell.

Along with her husband, she is the co-founder of The Silverstein Foundation for Parkinson’s with GBA, a non-profit focused on finding a cure for Parkinson’s Disease in GBA mutation carriers.

Natalie earned a master’s degree in public health from Yale University. She lives in New York City with her husband and three teenagers.

May 22, 2023

Our 100th Episode Celebration. Proof That We are Still Figuring Out …

We understand and recognize that nobody's perfect. Nobody ever has been, nobody ever will be. That’s why we chose “ Imperfect Heroes ” as the name of our podcast. And today, we are celebrating our 100th episode by taking a …

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Dec. 12, 2022

Episode 77: A Christmas of Service with Natalie Silverstein

In this podcast episode, DJ invited Natalie Silverstein back on the show to discuss the many opportunities for giving and service around the holidays. Tune in as they discuss the hope we all have to raise grateful, grounded, ...

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Aug. 1, 2022

Episode 58: The Joy of Service with Natalie Silverstein

In this episode, DJ talks with Natalie Silverstein, an author and passionate advocate for family and youth service. Stay tuned as they discuss how service comes into play in our families, in creating a positive attitude in ou...

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