Every day we have a choice. We can let others dictate the way we see beautiful in ourselves and the world or we can see the beauty we inherently possess, do something to help someone else, make a person smile, lend a helping hand, change someone's world. We're committed to making this world a better place.


The purpose of this blog is to invite readers to see beautiful. See Beautiful is a lifestyle brand that creates more beautiful in the world by giving back to you.


See beautiful in yourself. See beautiful in others. Create more beautiful in the world.

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Monday, December 15, 2014

Giving Back to Adoptive Families

We have great respect for the insight, inspiration and information shared by Amy Boyer at Terra Toby. Apparently being awesome runs in her family because her daughter, Lauren Casper, is making this world a more beautiful place for adoptive families too. In her book, How To Fund Your Adoption, Laure helps families interested in (or in the thick of) navigate the financial mountain of adoption. At $4.99, she's practically giving this helpful, thoughtful, and seminal information away. If you know someone thinking about adopting, or adopting, this book could be such a gift to their family. 

What's even more beautiful is that if you use the button on Terra Toby's sidebar to purchase the book, Amy is donating 100% of her affiliate fees to See Beautiful to assist our Adoptive Families. It really doesn't get much more beautiful. 


Thank you to Lauren for sharing your own journey to help other families and thank you to Amy for giving back in this world of adoption and loving and living and giving. We are so grateful.

Hop on over to Terra Toby and check it out HERE.


 

Saturday, December 13, 2014

See Beautiful in Life Vest Inside

Over the past few years I've had the opportunity to connect with world changing organizations through See Beautiful. One of these non-profits that I connected deeply with and inevitably took a position on the Board of Advisors on is Life Vest Inside (LVI). I also have the honor of serving as the Director of Education. LVI is dedicated to spreading kindness, empowering people, and building self-value. At LVI, they're all about helping people see the amazing and wonderful potential they have to make a difference in the world through simple yet powerful acts of kindness! This is one of the reasons See Beautiful has been so inspired by them.

Through LVI's events and initiatives, they’ve inspired, engaged and empowered:
  • More than 30 million views of our Kindness Boomerang video
  • 10,000 people through our 3rd Annual WorldWide Dance for Kindness event in over 80 cities, 30 countries.
  • Thousands of people facing adversity received hope through Project Hope Exchange
  • Over 6,000+ Global Kindness Ambassadors in over 100 countries are making a difference every day
  • Thousands using 100,000+ Acts of Kindness cards
  • Over 52,000 subscribers on our Life Vest Inside YouTube channel
  • 61,000+ Facebook fans inspired daily
  • Over 200 Educational Stakeholders who piloted and reviewed our Kindness Educational Curriculum in over 20 schools around the world

I also believe you'll be inspired by clicking HERE to watch Orly, the Founder of Life Vest Inside, on the TED stage last year.


Life Vest Inside's plan for 2015 is to continue to touch the lives of millions of people around the world but we need funding to continue making this impact. I'm asking friends and family to donate $10 to help us meet our goal of $100,000 by year end. 

I'd be so honored for you to click HERE to make a donation and become a Kindness Partner of Life Vest Inside by the end of the year. 

Seeing so much beautiful in this giving.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

See Beautiful in Giving Thanks

Every moment may not be beautiful, but there is something beautiful in every moment. I hope you see that.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Pray for Ellis

One of the most beautiful stories of faith and hope and love we've ever read. You'll remember Sarah as one of our See Beautiful Women of the Month, now Sarah and her fighter of a child, Ellis, are defying all odds. If you pray, pray for Ellis. 

By Sarah Rodriguez:

"Ellis Update 15

It’s been 52 hours since Miss Ellis was taken off her vent and she continues to do well. All her vitals are stable. This alone is a miracle. We are also out of ICU and in a regular room. Would you like to hear another one? She’s taken two bottles today. Slurped them down like it was nothing. She in no way should be able to do this, but she does. She astounds me more every day.
Here’s the thing about the Lord. He’s the same God now He was then. Sure we don’t see as many of the “part the sea” miracles as they did back then. I can’t give you the reasons for why that is, but I can say He’s the same God who did them. So we’ve seen at least big miracle #1 and big miracle #2. She still needs big miracles #3 through probably 10,000. With the injury to her brain she has huge hurdles ahead and we’ve been told the worst of the worst. But we’ve also seen miracles #1 and #2 so that gives us hope to believe for #3 through 10,000.
And believe we will.
Since I first started sharing her story over a million people have read about it. Often at night I will think about how if even 1% of those people are praying for my daughter, that means she’s getting 10,000 prayers. I’m sure it’s much more than we will ever know. We’ve been so encouraged by your stories, messages, emails and especially your prayers. I try to thank you often because it is often in my day I think about how thankful I am for each of you. You are a blessing.
Please continue to pray. I promise to continue to update. Here’s a photo we snapped this morning of one tired but happy Mama and one cozy little Ellis. Also one of her downing her first bottle like a pro..."

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Giving Tuesday


In honor of #GivingTuesday (and in the spirit of a focus always set on giving), purchase our See Beautiful hand-stamped cuffs today and we'll donate $10 to the Giving Initiative of your choice.

Get your shopping on HERE.  

Even better? Purchase one of our 3 amazing scarves made by the women at Colors and we'll donate $10 of your purchase to the Giving Initiative of your choice (enter the Giving Initiative from our "Giving" tab at checkout).



Again, get your shopping on HERE.   

 

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Just Keep Giving (In Unique and Beautiful Ways)

In the spirit of Thanksgiving and GIVING THANKS and GIVING, we're showcasing our amazing See Beautiful Giving Initiatives throughout the week. With today being Thanksgiving we are overwhelmed with gratitude for the role we have the honor of playing in See Beautiful. It is a gift that we get to see this community of amazing people grow and we are committed to continuing to help more and more people see and create beautiful in their lives. We donate $5 from every $15 See Beautiful Aluminum Cuff purchase to the See Beautiful Giving Feature of your choice. When they reach their goal, we send them a check. It's that simple (and beautiful)!

Fund one of our See Beautiful UNIQUE GIVING Initiatives (enter the CODE of the School you wish to support at checkout):


DANIELLE LEE INITIATIVE: select DANIELLE LEE from the dropdown box when purchasing.*

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Help Danielle Lee continue to spread beautiful in the world! Danielle is 26 years old and celebrated her one year wedding anniversary Sunday, July 20.   She has a devoted husband, precious 6 year old step son and a close knit supportive family.  Danielle was living a wonderful new chapter in her life when suddenly her world was turned upside down.  In May of this year this beautiful young woman had a large tumor removed from her stomach.  At first her doctors could not determine what it was.  With the help of Memphis based St. Jude and LeBonheur Hospitals and a second opinion from Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston, Danielle was told she has a very rare form of cancer called Ewing’s Sarcoma. 

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Not much is known about this form of cancer since it is so rare.  Survival rates have varied.  Doctors are not sure about her chances for survival due to her type of tumor and the fact that she is metastatic.  Treatment is aggressive so she is being hit with heavy doses of chemo & she will also be undergoing Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy, or HIPEC, surgery.  This uncommon procedure involves going into her stomach to remove any cancer and pouring chemo into her belly.  It is unknown how successful this treatment will be, but Danielle and her family are hopeful for a positive outcome.  But with the damaging effects she will endure because of all the chemo, Danielle will need an Autologous Stem Cell Transplantation.  This procedure requires at least 2 separate trips to Washington University in St Louis that will include a 1 week stay for the collection and a minimum of 30 days as an inpatient for the actual transplant.  Although St. Jude Hospital has been involved in diagnosing Danielle’s tumor, she is not a candidate for treatment there since she missed the cut off age by 5 months.  While the community has been very supportive in raising funds to help with her huge medical expenses, Danielle needs more help.  The estimated goal for these 2 trips to St. Louis to cover fuel, lodging and meals for her & her husband is $7500. In spite of the fear and pain that comes with this horrific sickness, Danielle has remained positive and is continuing to live her life as fully as possible.  She has shown admirable strength and courage.  Thank you for reading this story and please keep Danielle and our family in your thoughts and prayers. We are honored to support Danielle and hope you can create a little more beautiful in her world through your support as well!
How Your Purchase Helps: $5 from every See Beautiful Aluminum cuff sale is donated to Danielle Lee to help her travel to St. Louis for her cancer treatments.


HOW GLOBAL Giving Initiative: (select HOW GLOBAL from the dropdown box when purchasing)*

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A simple purchase can create so much beautiful in the lives of young girls in Kenya by supporting HOW GLOBALHow Global is raising funds to provide a three-day camp for girls during a national holiday in December.

This camp is crucial, as the timing of this camp coincides with when young girls are often forced to succumb to genital mutilation. Girls attending this camp will learn from doctors and nurses about why this puts their lives at risk. During the camp, children who have taken the vow not to cut will further understand the important decision they made.



Picture This camp is one creating beautiful as girls' voices and strength will be honored and celebrated. They will write poems, sing songs, and celebrate their ability to make healthy, empowering choices for themselves and their bodies.

Each girl who gets to attend is one more life saved from the tragedy of cutting. Please help HOW GLOBAL create more beautiful for these girls in Kenya!

How Your Purchase Helps
: $5 from every See Beautiful Aluminum cuff sale is donated to How Global to provide an empowering and educational camp for young girls in Kenya!

Don't need the bracelet, but still want to help? Go straight to How Global and make a donation. Every little bit helps!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Just Keep Giving (To Animal Rescue Groups)

In the spirit of Thanksgiving and GIVING THANKS and GIVING, we're showcasing our amazing See Beautiful Giving Initiatives throughout the week. We donate $5 from every $15 See Beautiful Aluminum Cuff purchase to the See Beautiful Giving Feature of your choice. When they reach their goal, we send them a check. It's that simple (and beautiful)!
  
Fund one of our See Beautiful ANIMAL RESCUE Initiatives (enter the CODE of the Animal Rescue you wish to support at checkout):



BULLSEYE RESCUE INITIATIVE: enter code BULLSEYE at check out.*

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Help BullsEye Rescue spread the word that Pit Bull type dogs are beautiful! BullsEye Rescue is an Atlanta, GA-based dog rescue and a licensed 501c3 non-profit committed to improving the lives of Pit Bulls. BullsEye Rescue saves stray, surrendered and sheltered dogs, providing veterinary care and training in a foster home environment until a qualified forever home is found. BullsEye’s goal is to reverse the negative and incorrect stereotype of this breed and let the world see them for what they are – goofy, joyful, kind, and beautiful.  




How Your Purchase Helps: $5 of every $15 See Beautiful Aluminum Cuff Bracelet sale is donated to BullsEye Rescue to provide medical care for dogs in their foster program.