This past week I went the the Zacharias Sexual Abuse Center to drop off some of the beauty packs. It was such a great experience to learn more about their mission and services. They offer counseling for all ages and often tailor to young teens and children. I was shocked to learn that more than 70% of rape victims know their attackers and 38% of victims are kids 14-17 years old. As I walked in to the center, I was greeted by a warm fire place and an overall welcoming ambiance. They provide comforting rooms and play areas for children filled with toys and stuffed animals. When victims first come in after an attack, they are given a teddy bear in order to restore a sense of trust and security. The walls are filled with inspirational sayings and patient artwork. Shown above are a few pieces they have displayed.
I am excited to announce our first round of donations will be going out this Tuesday! I cannot wait to share the experience with all of you. So far, we have fund raised enough money to produce 100 bags (so happy!!). Looking forward for what's to come.
Let the festivities begin! The holidays are just around the corner and many weekend trips will be spent visiting family and friends. I always like to have a comfy outfit packed for those days when you just want to relax or when your taking a long car ride to your next destination. My staples consist of a warm coat, comfy sneakers, and a pair of patterned leggings. Pair this look with a cozy knit sweater and you're set!
Ingrid, or other wise known as 'Miss Glamorazzi' has always been an inspiration of mine. I love her fun style and her happy personality. The other day, she posted a video talking about a few increasingly important topics: whether or not perfection exists, personal struggles, etc. She spoke with a light hearted tone and had such a cool vision of how she saw herself and the world. She emphasized that it's your mind that will take you places, especially when you ask questions. Curiosity is something we are born with, and as a child, you constantly ask meanings of actions, words, and items. We must keep that curiosity as we grow in order to spark creativity and a passion for learning. Never be afraid to ask questions, because in the long term, you will be happier with the answer.
A yummy (healthy) little treat for your Friday!
1 c. Raspberry greek yogurt
1 c. Frozen pineapple
1 c. Frozen mixed berries
1/2 c. Almond milk
1 T. Granola
Begin by adding the greek yogurt into the blender. Then add frozen fruit and milk. Slowly increase the speed until smooth. Serve in a home style mug and lightly sprinkle granola over the top. Enjoy a delicious summer breakfast!