Dancember

Posted on: December 22, 2016

Tis’ the Season!

It’s the holiday season, a time to give thanks, to celebrate, a time for hope, love, peace and joy. But most importantly its the season for giving. I’ve mentioned this before, this season always gives me all sorts of the feels and when you continue reading you’ll see another reason why it gives me all the feels. Good ones too!

I’ve been a fan of this duo and their Youtube family for many years now. I stumbled upon Judy’s beauty videos many years ago and even then she was very relatable with many useful beauty tips and tricks. Then, I started watching her daily vlogs and fell in love with both Judy and Benji and the love they share. When they had their kids (who are the absolute CUTEST) their daily vlogs turned into a wholesome family vlog that I would tune into daily. I’ve had the pleasure of meeting Judy and Benji in person and they are exactly the same as they are in their vlogs and so much more. They’re so sweet and down to earth, just a good wholesome people. When you meet them and see all they do it’s hard not to fall in love with them and their family. I truly admire all they do for their kids and for others. The values and morals they’ve taught their 3 girls are all things I hope to be when I’m a parent one day.

In the spirit of giving back, Benji and Judy do so much for their community and to those in need. Every December for the past 5 year, Benji and Judy began this annual fundraiser called #Dancember raising awareness and giving back to their chosen cause. During their 24 hour broadcast, they dance to raise awareness and and funds for that particular cause/organization/mission. Each year it’s gotten bigger and bigger and it just warms my heart that I can be part of this amazing fundraiser and so can you. This year once again they are giving back to Convoy of Hope. Convoy of Hope is an organization that helps those who are impoverished, hungry and hurting. This year, during their annual 24 hour broadcast Benji and Judy along with friends and family hope to raise $500,000 to help feed 50,000 children. This years live broadcast was on December 17th, and if you’ve seen this years live feed and years prior you’ll see, feel all sorts of emotions, fun, and want to be part of the cause as well as see all the good that comes out of the event. If you’ve seen this Youtube duo and this cause before, then you know all they do is simply spectacular. You too can give back, just think $10 dollars can go a long way. Think about it, your donations can help feed children in need, starving, and impoverished. It’s the season of giving, let’s all come together and help Benji and Judy get to their goal of $500,000 to feed 50,000 children . They are 87% away from their goal. Know that your donations are going towards a good cause and it will help so many children in need. See all the good Benji, Judy, family, friends and all of you have done and can do, click the videos below.

 

Click the link below and donate HELP FEED $50,000 CHILDREN TODAY! https://fundraise.feedone.com/campaign/dancember/c111817

I hope this post inspired you to continue to be all you can be and to believe in the power of giving. I hope the spirit of this holiday season is enlightening, inspiring and empowering. Sending you all warmth, peace, love and joy this holiday season!

As always, thanks for reading, following and supporting me in my journey!


Candi for a Cause

Posted on: October 24, 2016

I’m a huge supporter and fan of inspiring and empowering others however I can. This is one of the reasons why I joined the Chloe + Isabel and opened up my own C+I business and boutique.

Chloe + Isabel is a jewelry lifestyle brand empowering the next generation of entrepreneurs through our innovative social retail opportunity. A real sisterhood that has definitely empowered me in so many ways. I’m proud and happy to be part of the C+I family. With it being “SFB Motivational Monday” I wanted to tell you about our Candi for a Cause collection and what it’s all about.

Back in the Spring of 2016 we launched our: #Candi for a Cause collection.  The collection  benefitted the cause ” I AM THAT GIRL.”Helping girls turn self-doubt into self – empowerment. Which is what Chloe and Isabel is all about and something I strongly believe in. I love meeting fellow #Girlbosses. It’s truly inspiring, when we can empower and support one another. Remember we all have goals, dreams and aspirations let’s come together and empower one another. Here’s a quote that a friend passed along to me: “Girls compete with each other, Women empower one another.” 

 

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With October being Breast Cancer Awareness month, our Candi for a Cause collection will benefit the Breast Cancer Foundation.  Did you know? 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. The numbers seem to be growing each year. It truly devastating, but with your support and help, maybe we can help those in need and beat the odds thru early detection test and education. It would mean the world to me if you would support the cause.  I’ve lost close relatives to breast cancer and know people near and dear to me diagnosed with it. Help me, help them and many others and let’s take a stand against cancer.

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Our Candi for a Cause collection features a variety of  jeweled charm necklaces paired with different affirmations on them: Love, Peace, Brave, Believe, Faith, and Dream. With each purchase you can help a woman today. Each charity charm necklace holds a special meaning, with proceeds benefiting causes central to our mission of empowering women to achieve their dreams.

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Available now on my boutique for $45 each. Know that your support and purchase is going towards a great cause. Support #BreastCancerAwareness where the proceeds will benefit @nbcf all month long. 20% of cash proceeds benefit National Breast Cancer Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to Helping Women Now®, inspiring hope to those affected by breast cancer through early detection, education + support services. Learn more at nationalbreastcancer.org

Click  the link below and I hope you can help me in spreading the word and support the cause: https://www.chloeandisabel.com/boutique/emilydesouza/shop/collection/22204/candi-for-a-cause-ddb853b1-f5d0-4e55-8e2d-e1075c9eac38

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As always, thanks for reading, following and all your love and support. It’s greatly appreciated!


INSPIRATION THURSDAY: ANTI-BULLYLING AWARENESS- I’M WITH LIZZIE & “EACH ONE, TEACH ONE.

Posted on: October 22, 2015

     Each one, Teach one…
“Stand up Today”
“Be part of the future, not part of the cycle.”
“Speak up!”

As we all settle into the fall season, we embark and celebrate many holidays up ahead. We also take the time to mark each month for a particular awareness to educate, inform, and acknowledge what is going on within our society. October is dedicated to spread awareness for  Anti-Bullying. In our society, many of our youth are teased and ridiculed each and every day. If its not our youth, its those who are disabled, the elderly, those who are overweight, and many others. We need to stand up and teach one another the importance of speaking up and stopping this cycle. Because before we know it, it may be too late. Many children who are bullied at school tend to be home-schooled because the crude remarks and hurtful comments they receive in school are just too hard to deal with. No one should ever have to stay home or leave school because of someones verbal abuse and attacks.

In the last couple of years, studies and research have shown that those who were mocked because they were gay, obese, disabled, or just someone thought to be out of the ordinary were ridiculed so much to the point where some took their own lives to stop the pain. Some sometimes turn to self mutilation or another self hurting tactics to end the hurt.  Others who were bullied came out of the attack with a broken arm, a punch in the face, or even a broken leg. THIS HAS GOT TO STOP!

The United States still doesn’t have a bill for Anti-Bullying, and it’s been 9 years and counting…. Let’s come together and stop the bullying TODAY! Join the cause today, join with me and lets make a difference.. Let’s make a stand together. A young influencer who was deemed, “World’s Ugliest Woman” is one of the most bravest, couragegious, positive rays of sunshine this centuries seen yet. Lizzie Velasquez is an American Motivational speaker and author. She was born with a rare congenital disease among the other symtoms, one of which impedes her ability to increase her body fat. Even with her disease, and all the ridicule she’s received over the years, she remains positive as she shares her story with the world.

Her message and story is so inspiring, that we all need to hear it. To me, I find her to be one of the most courageous women out there with the most beautiful soul and heart. After all the hate and hurt she’s gone thru she still remains relentless, positive despite the odds. She’s truly an inspiration, watch her video below and you’ll see what i’m talking about. Join Lizzie and others to end bullying today. She’s been a victim and at times continues to be, but that doesn’t stopped her and her fight. Let’s come together for change and join Lizzie today. I’m with Lizzie. Are you? Join the fight and cause and let’s help get a bill through Congress and end the hate now. Raise awareness for bullying and become part of the cause not the cycle. Watch the video and join Lizzie and others. Join the cause.

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We need to teach our youth and the rest of our society that violence and saying hurtful words isn’t the answer. We have to stop the hate, we have to stop judging others because if we don’t, the results are can be heartbreaking. Each one, Teach one, that is the motto we have to take to our youth. It starts now, to stop the hate, stop the bullying. And say you’re with Lizzie and you will help build awareness against bullying. Thanks for taking the time to read this post. Spread the word and continue to show kindness and compassion for others. Remember “Each one, Teach one” and join the cause today.  Say, “I’m with Lizzie!” And then maybe we can save a life or even create a better society without any hate or judgement. Maybe this can only exist in a dream world, maybe not but we’ll never know if we don’t try…

 What do you think about all this? What is your take on bullying?

How can we make this end?

What are your preventative ways for ending hate and bullying?

How will you spread the awareness?

Share your thoughts and comments, I would love to hear from you.