W.E Gives Back
We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give
Getting out in the world, many of us have aspirations of leaving our mark on the world. To be the best, to make a difference, to be renowned. However, once you get out there, you realize just how vast and complicated the issues are. It can be overwhelming at first when looking at the expansive issues facing our society and knowing where you can best play a role in creating change. One can start to feel jaded by all of the injustices and the realization that the issues are seemingly endless. However, as founders of the Whole Experience, we first sought to be the change we wished to see. Opting to work on ourselves in our wellness journeys and pursue our passions of traveling the world. We marveled at how once we made these healthy lifestyle changes for ourselves, they were seemingly contagious and we were able to help others in our families and communities to do the same. We saw the power of small positive change on a micro level that had the capacity to grow into a macro scale. To us, we found that small sustainable changes do have the power to change peoples lives. This founding principle is what we have built our business upon.
Through our dedication to helping women connect with our same joy and zest for a life of balance and health the Whole Experience was born. In the face of adversity as we stepped into the unknown and blazed a trail to entrepreneurship. It was our connection to people, that continued to ground us and keep us going. We attribute much of our success to this ethos and the reason the universe (or whatever you want to call it), has helped us get to where we are today. Thus, as we grew one of our first calls to action was to be sure we not only served our clients but also contributed to the communities in which we host retreats. To us, it is through a life of service that we find the most reward and fulfillment. We seek to do what we can to leave the world a little better place than when we found it. Thus, with the help of our Tribe members and their continued support, we were able to launch the non-profit arm of our business: W.E Gives Back.
We Gives Back has now funded five non-profits and supported projects on three different continents. Our goal for 2019 includes raising awareness for these global initiatives as well as helping raise $10,000 for our non-profit partners. With each retreat and region we host in, one of our first orders of business is to get out into the community and find non-profit partners we trust. This way we know first hand the funds will be utilized responsibly and used to create pragmatic change. We have been so blessed thus far to actually find many of our non-profit partnerships through our retreat vendors. For example, in South Africa and in Colombia both of our chefs have been connected to local nonprofits that help educate and train at risk youth within their communities. These inspiring initiatives help teach valuable life skills so that these individuals may enter the workforce and have the opportunity to change their lives though means of education and monetary development.
Another project we worked on that was very near and dear to our hearts was the non-profit initiative we worked with in Lombok, Indonesia. In which we were able to be a part of a project that helped build three wells for a community what was severely impacted by the earthquakes that shook the Island nation. What was so humbling for us about this initiative is that it was made possible by Social Media and the villagers calling out to anyone that would listen, that they needed help. It is though this platform that we are also able to connect to our clients and we are always amazed by, when utilized for good, what an amazing tool social media can be. This project was also very special to us as we were able to get on the ground and see the well be turned on for the first time. To us, it was a moment of pure bliss. To realize that two girls with dreams of helping the world but now knowing exactly where to start, could end up on a remote island in Indonesia helping those who needed it the most.
For anyone who has a dream, who seeks to get outside the box, all we can say is take that first step, that leap into the unknown and when you are guided by positive intention, the universe (as we like to call it) will look out and help you get to where you need to go. We are beyond excited to continue this work and add to our global network of non-profit partnerships as our reach grows. Thank you to everyone for your continued support. To read more about the projects we currently support please click the link. W.E Gives Back, would not be possible without all of you, so as always from the bottom of our hearts, Thank you!