Monday, December 3, 2012
When I was in college studying manufacturing and inventory control we spent a great deal of time discussing streamlining manufacturing by managing inventory in a "Just In Time" manner (as opposed to "Just in Case"). With Just in Time you don't waste storage space and money stocking inventory for far into the future. It allows space for change, and change can be very good.
When we hold onto more than we need we aren't allowing space for change. I think letting go of excess allows blessings to flow through our lives. I hope this Holiday Season we can all see the areas where we have excess and open our hearts to see the needs that excess can fill. May God Bless you and bless others through you this holiday season!
Monday, September 10, 2012
The above post is submitted by Lovin' Compassion Award Winner Katie Pullano. Katie is a kind hearted beautiful young lady and it saddens us that someone as giving as Katie would endure criticism.
Saturday, September 1, 2012
Monday, August 20, 2012
Sunday, June 17, 2012
Go to www.LovinAward.com/address_entry and tell us where to mail his certificate for a free 56 ounce container of Lovin' Scoopful (about a $5 value). To qualify, in the note section of the address form put the code LovinDad. We'll send it out soon!
Happy Father's Day! Hurry and submit your request! We're taking addresses thru midnight pacific time on Father's Day (6/17/2012).
The fine print: Lovin' Scoopful is not available yet in every state. To see if Lovin' Scoopful is available in your area go to www.LovinScoopful.com/findastore.aspx. We reserve the right to limit mailouts to areas where Lovin' Scoopful is available. We also reserve the right to alter this offer at any time for any reason, but frankly that's not likely. I'm just preparing you in case something completely unforseen happens! ;) Oh, and your certificate will not arrive on Father's Day. These will be mailed out over the coming days. Now go sign your father up for free ice cream!
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
MID ATLANTIC REGIONAL WINNER Scott Gerson
was nominated by Special Olympics Staff member, Chass Seymour, as well as others that took notice in the exceptional example he sets for others. Hevolunteers for Special Olympics, has been active in various Spread the Word to End the Word efforts, and participates in Special Olympics Project UNIFY. Here's what some of the nominators had to say about him.
Friday, May 25, 2012
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Katie uses her voice as a tool to raise awareness and promote equality for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Katie is involved in many extra-curricular activities, but is always ready and available to serve as a Unified Partner or volunteer at a local or state competition. Katie was selected as the 2011 Unified Athlete of the Year for the Special Olympics Texas-Greater Fort Worth Area. On March 7, Katie organized a “Ban the ‘R’ Word” campaign for her school and continues this campaign daily. Through her involvement in school activities Katie is able to spread her mission to many people, both students and staff. Katie politely asked a teacher to quit using the “R” word and provided her with a button and informational pamphlet so she can spread the word to others. Katie has lofty goals, one of which is to speak to Congress. I look forward to the day that I can sit and watch Katie address this group about the importance of acceptance, inclusion, and awareness. She truly is a shining star and will continue to do amazing things for individuals with disabilities.
Monday, May 21, 2012
Nominated by Jenifer Pierce, Mother
Calista is determined to make a difference for Special Olympics’ athletes through volunteering, participating in Unified Sports and fundraising. When she was only 7 years old, she heard our local program was low on funding and immediately set to work making crafts to raise much needed funds. She is inspired by her older brother who is a Special Olympics athlete. Throughout the years, we have watched his decrease in strength, but there is always a Special Olympics event for him. To date, Calista has raised over $12,600.00 and volunteered over 3,200 hours! She has been helping to train athletes in bocce and swimming. Her encouraging personality has been an incredible help during competitions when athletes are overwhelmed or exhausted. She is always ready to lend a helping hand and looks forward to becoming an assistant coach when she is 16 and a head coach when she’s 18. As if all of this isn’t enough, Calista has set out to raise enough money to fund wished through the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The cost of the average wish is $3,400.00 and Calista recently funded her third wish for a child.
A few words from Calista
I have just raised enough money to grant my third wish for a child suffering from a life-threatening medical condition through the Make-A-Wish Foundation. A little girl named Sophia will be going to Disney World in May before her fourth open heart surgery. This will be my second year having a Relay for Life team. It’s going to be harder this year, though because we will be walking in memory of my great grandpa, instead of in his honor.
or her facebook page at www.facebook.com/CalistaCares
or her twitter page at www.twitter.com/CalistaCares
Thursday, April 19, 2012
If you're not ready for a marathon, start slow...but start. Here are some easy way to burn a few extra calories every day.
- Park farther away: You don't need to park near the entrance whether you're parking for work, the mall, or the grocery store. There's an added bonus. If you park further away you can avoid a lot of door dings in your car. If you're going downtown, park a few blocks away and choose a nice scenic walk. Take the time to enjoy the air, the sky, and the new blooms springing up.
- Eat simple foods: The closer you can get to a food's natural state, the better. Fresh fruits and vegetables are fantastic and many of them are full of fiber and vitamins. If you can eat something that looks like it did when it was picked from the vine, tree, or plant then do!
- Don't knock out dairy altogether, just keep it natural:
- Avoid added hormones. This is why Lovin' Scoopful uses milk from cows not treated with rBST hormone. Those hormones are given to cows to make them produce more milk. We can't prove that milk and cream from natural non-hormone treated cows is better, but we don't want to give rBST hormone induced milk to our kids and we're not going to give it to you. We believe that the more natural you can go, the better, and we believe that impacts your overall health and wellbeing.
- The dairy industry asserts that dairy consumption promotes weight loss. There are conflicting studies, but we do believe that a well balanced diet (including reasonable consumption of dairy) is the key to good health.
- Make small reasonable changes instead of drastic ones.
- It's easier to stick with these healthy choices if you don't try to knock out everything you love to eat!
- Small changes add up to a big difference in the long run.
- These small changes are easy for the whole family to pick up. If you cut out all of the fat in your diet or all of the carbs, don't expect the kids to join you. If you make healthier eating a habit, that can lead to better choices for both parents and children.
- Find an exercise that you enjoy and possibly even one that brings about enjoyment.
- Go to the park
- Fly a kite
- Plant a tree
- Plant a garden! (and eat what you grow)
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Friday, February 3, 2012
Do you remember how overcrowded the restaurants were last year on Valentine’s Day? If you want to avoid the same situation, spend time with your loved one helping others. During the holiday season many people think to donate money and time to great causes, but January comes and goes and the donations dwindle. For a memorable and love filled Valentine’s Day, plan a beautiful day helping others! This is also a great time to contact the Special Olympics office in your area to find out how you can participate.
Make Your Sweetheart's Valentine's Day by Giving Them Lovin' Scoopful Gourmet Light Ice Cream!
You can send your sweetheart a certificate for a free 56 ounce container of Lovin' Scoopful on us! Visit our communications website for more details.
Monday, January 23, 2012
If you prefer a traditional pie, may I suggest Pecan cheesecake pie? You'll need:
Frozen deep dish pie crust
8 oz of cream cheese
4 eggs (divided)
3/4 c. sugar (divided)
1/4 t. salt
2 t vanilla extract (divided)
1 c. light Karo syrup
2 cups pecans, coursely chopped
56 ounce container of Lovin' Scoopful Cozy Vanilla
Frozen pie crust (thaw for 20 minutes). Mix 8oz of cream cheese, 1 egg, 1/2 cup sugar, 1/4 teaspoon of salt and 1 teaspoon of vanilla until creamy. Pour into the bottom of the unbaked pie crust. Top with 2 cups of coursely chopped pecans. Then mix/whisk together 1 cup light Karo syrup, 3 eggs, 1/4 cup of sugar, and another teaspoon of vanilla. Pour over the pecans. It may not all fit. That's ok. Just pour in until full. Bake at 350 for 50 minutes. After it cools a little, cut a nice big slice and top it with Lovin' Scoopful Cozy Vanilla. Yummmmmmm...........