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Sunday, November 16, 2014

#TLForphanage Project

 

http://www.turningleaves.org/#!donate/c1ghi
Hello All

I'm writing this post to ask for your help.

I am raising funds for a Sustainable project in Guatemala and I need your help. I don't usually ask of much, but today, I am asking you to give funds for Turning Leaves Foundation's Orphanage Project.



We really want to help get a consistent Teacher and Psychologist in the Orphanage and with your help I know this can happen. "We are not just giving the fish we want to teach these children how to fish."  A saying.... we are not literally giving them fish or teaching them fishing... you know what I mean! :-D
 I wanted to thank the first donor Che for donating to our cause! I really appreciate your giving. Please ‪#‎HelpUsHelp‬ to the ‪#‎TLForphanage‬ project.

Kindly,
Jes


 
 

Thursday, October 2, 2014

#HOPE





Sometimes you may feel hopeless. But know that there is always HOPE and something you can find to make Life worth living, It takes a little bit of talk through sometimes, and sometimes its right in front of you. Trust that there is always HOPE in front of you.


If your friend or family or someone calls you and they want to suicide, call 911.

If you are about to suicide or hurt yourself: call 911

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273- TALK (8255)

We ask #WHY, when we should ask #HOW.

Food for thought:

There are many reasons and ways to answer why. Sometimes Why is never really answered and that can be frustrating and then some. Sometimes we ask WHY when the reality is that we should be asking HOW.

We ask WHY God, why people, why life, why Buddy, why you, why me, why this, why that... why why-why... why. You can clearly see WHY asking WHY can be not so helpful (at times). You see asking this word of three letters gets us sitting. INSTEAD of taking ACTION.

So asking HOW the next time you want to ask why.

How is this possible?
How do I get there?
How can I get through this?
How can I get through to them?
How me? (well you would have to ask HOW do I as oppose to WHY me right? )
HOW

This will take you to WHAT (you many need) and WHERE (to do, go) and even WHEN. Go figure.

Part of life is TAKING action for your own life. MAKING sure that you are able to do what you need to. Knowing WHERE to go to make things happen for you, even WHEN.

Try it out, let us HOW that works for you.

Opinions accepted. :-)

Smile (if you want)

Jes Sofia Valle

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Where to begin: The process of #PositiveThinking.


In life,... OoooChild! In life we go through sooooo much. ONE thing I can tell you on this Post is that the way you choose to think after something happens, its what you make of it. You can make a hard situation harder, or you can acknowledged that something good may come out of that situation.

Here are Five simple steps to help you begin your positive Journey:

1. OBSERVE the positive: 

Take a moment and ask yourself what are the people, things, behaviors and words that people say that are positive, and leave it at that (for now). Don't go all worry wards and begin to think of the negative. Keep it at the positive. If you are a people watcher, don't be jelly or caddy... really acknowledged and observe what makes people, your surrounding, the people around you positive.

Avoid saying, for Example: I love that about you, BUT i .... or I think thats awesome BUT... see what happens is that BUT negates everything you said before that was positive. Keep it simple. I like that. I love your sense of style. I like how you cook.  NOT,I like how you cook BUT you could have added more salt. You know what people are saying to themselves when you say that? Here it goes... They are saying... "well darn it! you cook and how about you put your own damn salt!" You know most are. However, if you just say I liked your cooking. They will think "Oh she/he appreciates my co" AND do it genuinely. Because people can tell when you are faking it. (yes and this is just step one).

Summary of one: Keep it simple (unlike what I just did...LOL) I like....I think (insert positive).

2. Positive Writing

Take a journal and every morning or evening or lunch time... take 10-20 minutes to write down what you observed that was positive. What you witnessed that was positive. If you have children, write down the positives, if you have a spouse, write down hers/his positives down. Write down your positives. Again, let go of the worry or the "buts" and the "what ifs" and focus ONLY on the positives. It takes practice, you nor am I perfect... but you can do this.

Mental note helps. More so, by actually writing it, you are allowing your body to become synced with your positive thoughts. You are now feeling the positive. You are feeling the pen or pencil that is in fact putting out what you are thinking and making it more concrete. More real, it is no longer just a thought. It's on paper.

*For families here is an idea: Take a paper lunch bag, have everyone design it in a family setting and everyday place a POSITIVE note (ONLY) in your family's lunch bag. At the end of the day or week, read what awesome things your family members have thought about you.

3. Talk the Positive you observed and wrote.  

Positive Self-Statements

First and up most, learn to give yourself a positive kudo. SOMETIMES...MOST TIMES if you are not saying, thinking, feeling positives about yourself, then you probably are not saying positives about others. Just saying... its known to be a behavioral pattern.

So begin with Positive self-statements.  I like what I'm wearing, I like that I can laugh, I like that I'm learning to be a positive person... Use "I" statements, And throw in some (a lot of)  Love... I love that I am a good woman/man. I love that I am alive, I love that I can cook, clean, do an awesome job (insert your job/work duties here) and I love that I can say I love! :-)

4. Continue to talk positives. 

Positive Statements 

Now, steps three and four are usually interchanged. Why? because (based on providing therapeutic experience)  most people who don't think positive can talk about other's positives first before talking about themselves or admitting their awesome-ness to their selves. And that is awesome. AS LONG as you work on your self too! I mean how can you tell someone their are awesome, and not see yourself for being awesome. That saying, "It takes one to know one?" well... it takes an awesome person to acknowledge an awesome person. Its in you.

Tell being what you see that's awesome about them or something they like. I tend to be random because it makes people smile. I usually say "I think that dress, tie, looks good on you. Your rocking' it!" Of course if i thinking it too. I have to be honest, most women tend to be able to give other women props for looking good. And it may be seen different with men. But hey! if your single ready to mingle, stroke that ego! stroke that ego!!! LOL

and Lastly

5. Believe in the positive. 

Have conversations in a positive format. 

Sometimes we lose practice of observing, recognizing, acknowledging, admitting, stating, reporting, living ours and other's positivity that we become brittle folks. Don't become a Brittle folk! Enjoy life. I mean your breathing for goodness sakes! Make sure you take advantage of that. Live, believe it and show it! I mean I'm Thirty *cough cough* something and I can't believe I'm already in my thirties. now imagine you, you are either younger or more Mature (yeah you know you liked that!) than me, so make it good. Make it happen! Make is positive! Make it you! Make it life.

and

Smile (if you want to)

Jes Sofia Valle 




Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Hispanic Scholarship Fund


I recently went to an event for the HSF. It was a beautiful event. At the JW Marriott and It presented ten scholarships. It made me happy to see the smile on the student's faces when they where acknowledged for their hard work.

"HSF scholarship award amounts range from $1,000-$15,000. The average award amount is $2,500 for students attending four-year institutions and $1,250 for students attending two-year institutions."

This year's Corporate Sponsors where Wells Fargo and Target.

The awards that the students won at the event are in addition to scholarships that they have already received. Karen Villegas, the Female Scholar of the Year winner for a Gates Millennium Scholar and has received a good through graduation scholarship. 

HSF award on average 3,000 students per year for a total of 60,000 and $430 million since 1975. 


You can Donate Today: https://my.hsf.net/en/donations/donate#/donate

See more at: http://hsf.net/en/resources/faqs/general-questions/#sthash.WhwrVods.dpuf

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Jes Sofia Says...: TLFoundation Orphanage Project

Jes Sofia Says...: TLFoundation Orphanage Project: TLFoundation Orphanage Project By Jes Sofia Valle  In Social Impact Located In Los Angeles, CA  PEOPLE HELP PEOPLE in Guatemala. This Se...

TLFoundation Orphanage Project

TLFoundation Orphanage Project By Jes Sofia Valle 
In Social Impact Located In Los Angeles, CA

 PEOPLE HELP PEOPLE in Guatemala. This September 2014 we hope to provide orphanages with Education and Mental Health, along with providing basic needs such as Milk, Diapers & other necessities. We are going to Guatemala!! Help us out! or Join us!! I'm Jes, with one S, like Yes in Spanish. I 'm a child Therapist and Child Advocate. I'm looking to be able to help orphans and their homes. I will tell you how this all started.

 WHILE ON MY TRIP TO GUATEMALA, I had the urge to help someone other than myself. I felt that I should be doing more than just spa-hopping, so with just one day left on my rental car. I put my mind to what wanted to accomplish. Really, it was instinctual – I wanted to give to kids. Anyone that knows me already can vouch for how much I love helping kids, so I went to a few bigwig companies to ask for help. After a few weeks of waiting some companies said no, but others said yes. I sat down in one of two Starbucks locations in Guatemala, and talked to my friend on Skype. When I was done with my conversation, a man approached me and in English (mind you, was conversing in English on Skype, in a part of the world where all you hear is Spanish), and he said, “I was eavesdropping and overheard you wanted to help an orphanage.” I said, “Yes!” and he introduced himself as Mike and said he was a director of a team in Guatemala who works with local orphanages -- talk about heaven sent! “We provide food for them,” Mike shared, and from I immediately was completely amazed and inspired by the get-go. He told me about his organization, Orphaned Resources International, and through the conversation, I was able to link him to various sources of mine. And I told him I was interested in helping an orphanage dedicated to babies and toddlers and he gave me three choices to choose from.

I ultimately chose Hogar de Ninos, Amor de Patricia. I ran to a store, which had already agreed to help in my quest, and a representative from Huggies also happened to be there, too. I asked them for diapers, and was able to fill my car with Huggies, milk, baby formula, toys and bottles. They gave me so much for the kiddos, in addition to what I purchased myself that I ended up with so much more than what I expected to end up with. After about an hour drive, When I went inside, my heart was filled with so much emotion; I wanted to adopt all of them! I wanted to take them home and work my butt off to give them a life outside those orphanage walls. But I knew that I could not give them all the lives they deserve all by myself, which is why I’m asking YOU and brands to help Guatemalan orphanages with a donation to help the orphanage hire teachers and a psychologist. we will provide basic needs such as Milk for the babies and kids, diapers, and clothes. This time I cannot buy all the things I would like to give them, and I would also like to help more than one orphanage.

So can you help me?

 Ways You Can Help: 

Donate to buy: Milk, Diapers, Clothes, and Toys
 Donate airfare to help us give.
 Donate to Hire Teacher and Psychologist ($600 Monthly)

PLEASE help SHARE this through Social Media! FACEBOOK/TWITTER/INSTAGRAM/ ANY SOCIAL MEDIA OUTLETS! Trust us, it helps!

 Thank you! Jes and Team

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