Paying it Forward

We are never too small to have an impact. As a small business owner, I am committed to supporting nonprofit organizations that are making a meaningful change in the world. Please take a moment to check out a few of my favorite organizations below and consider making a donation or lending your support through volunteering or simply spreading the word to your friends, families, and communities. We are all in this together and every little bit helps.

A Window Between Worlds created a circle of safety for me so many years ago when I was starting my life over after leaving an abusive relationship. It was the first place where I felt truly held and heard in a compassionate and nonjudgmental way. Their art programs were a safe haven for me to begin releasing the fear, anger, and shame I carried inside and gave me a creative outlet to start envisioning a new and hopeful future. Read more about their life changing work below.

Purple Dot Yoga Project is part of my purpose on this planet. When the founder of Purple Dot Yoga Project, Kate Berlin, asked me to be a part of this very special organization dedicated to helping individuals heal from the traumatic effects of domestic violence through yoga and mindfulness programs, it was the easiest and most soul-affirming “YES!” of my life. I am honored to be the West Coast Director of Purple Dot Yoga Project and so grateful to have the opportunity to share the tools that have personally been the most instrumental in my own healing with those in need.

A Window Between Worlds

A Window Between Worlds is a nonprofit organization with a mission to empower individuals and communities impacted by violence and trauma through a transformative healing arts program. When individuals create art in a safe community they can be heard and respected – replacing violence and shame with safety and hope.

A Window Between Worlds collaborates with human service agencies across the country, training and supporting the staff at these partner organizations in facilitating a healing arts curriculum. Since their founding in 1991, A Window Between World’s transformative arts programming has provided the creation of art as a tool for empowerment and healing to over two-hundred thousand adults and children who have experienced violence and trauma.

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”

Mahatma Gandhi

Purple Dot Yoga Project

Purple Dot Yoga Project is a nonprofit organization with a mission to empower and support individuals impacted by domestic violence using yoga as a healing tool. Purple Dot Yoga Project offers a variety of healing programs to help survivors become thrivers, including in-shelter yoga programs for adults and children, free one-on-one survivor yoga sessions, transformational workshops, retreats, and trauma-informed yoga teacher trainings.

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