Enjoy the Life You Were Born To Live

Is that a cliché’ to say live a healthy life, eat healthy and everything will be right with the world?   We would all like to think that, but we  know that things happen and in a spur of a moment, our lives change.  At our Association of Bridal Consultants Meeting this past April, we had two speakers, Judith Topper, healthy living speaker and Alayne Gatto, Certified Nutritionist.  Judith shared with the wedding planners and wedding professionals about healthy eating for our busy lives.  We are all guilty as wedding professionals of eating at our desks, grabbing fast food in between client meetings and the worse one of all, skipping meals.  Judith showed us through proper planning of our meals how we can maintain our health (and figures!).

Alayne Gatto, brought us some education on pregnancy for the pregnant professionals. But she also brought us information on how babies born too soon can affect our lives as well as the babies.  This month the Association of Bridal Consultants invited The Gift of Life, a local non-profit organization that supports parents of premature babies and babies in the neonatal intensive care unit.  The takeaway from this part of the meeting as wedding professionals, all lives matter, because that very premature baby can be our client and prematurity can affect anyone, even a wedding professional.  Tying that back to taking care of our health so that we can be as healthy as can be during the pregnancy for the things that we can control,   for example, proper sleep, nutrition, and exercise will help us be the best we can be during this stage.

Listen to both of these speakers as they give you a glimpse in to their topics!

 

When coordinating this meeting, we had to take in to account the topic of healthy eating.  The Chef at the Sheraton, knew exactly what to make so that we were eating a healthy lunch ad dessert of fresh fruit for our day.

Thank you to our Wedding professionals on this day:

Venue: Sheraton Lake Buena Vista

Linens/Angels Dream Events

Chivari Chairs/Chargers: A Chair Affair

Floral: Peddles

Photography:  Captured by Elle

Videography: Treasured Momenst

DJ/MC: Roque Productions

AV Media: Sheraton Lake Buena Vista

Speaker: Judith Topper/Topper Productions

Speaker: Alayne Gatto/Mead Johnson

Charity: The Gift of Life

Your Co-Directors:

Mark Kingsdorf, MBC

Diane Jenson, PBC

Rosie Moore, MBC

Blog Post by: Rosie Moore, MBC

Reach Out To Others

Day 7 Christmas Countdown

Today take a day to move outside your circle of acquaintances suggests Pauline Wallin, a Clinical Psychologist in Pennsylvania.  Call a long-lost friend to wish them a Merry Christmas or join a community activity such as a town square tree lighting, or volunteering at a charity.

27 Miracles www.27miraclesbyrosie.com

If you are looking for a charity to be a part of consider The Gift of Life www.thegiftoflife27.org

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Focus on You!

Day 4 of The Christmas Countdown

We rarely focus on ourselves during the busy holiday season.  We are out shopping, holiday luncheons, holiday parties at night, kids plays and concerts, wrapping gifts etc.  But we need to at times slow down so that we can recharge ourselves.  Rosie Moore, Master bridal Consultant knows that all too well as she goes from her business to the charity to her work to her family, to events and rarely stops to sleep ( or at least that is what people ask, when do you sleep?)

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Rosie, said at the start of the Thanksgiving season, that this year she wanted to take some time to sit and watch her favorite Hallmark Christmas movies and spend time with family going on outings to see parades, decorations and just plain have downtime.  Of course during the busy wedding season that is easier said than done.  Well she had an early Christmas Carol experience, in a techy sort of way to slow down.  Her computer crashed two days before Thanksgiving…..she thought okay easy fix and done right?  Well after the tech came over to fix it, it was decided that a new computer was in order.  So out with the old and in with the new.  Well, the new computer crashed as well, not powerful enough for the programs that 27 Miracles and the Gift of Life run. Also it was defective.   So back it goes and now it is a wait and get the right one….while Rosie is using her husband’s computer wondering when she will get  her trusted files.

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You say what kind of story is this?  Well, for those that work closely with Rosie, they know that she is always on the go 24/7, smart phone and all.  Accessing emails and work anywhere  and anytime( except church and dance). So for this to happen, it has allowed Rosie to slow down some, enjoy the movies, stories at the book store with her son, walks in the park and leisure time.  Let’s not forget that just the week prior to the computer crashing, her smart phone crashed too! So, be careful what you ask for, you may just get it!

27 Miracles www.27miraclesbyrosie.com

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Darrell Armstrong Supporting Prematurity

When 27 Miracles Rosie Moore met Former Magic Player  Darrell Armstrong, they immediately connected through both their passions and that is to help premature babies and their parents.  As they sat together sharing stories about why each of them got involved in helping, it was clear they shared the same mission.  Darrell had a premature baby of his own so he understood what Rosie Moore meant when she said she was passionate about helping parents..  “In 1999, following the premature birth of his youngest daughter, Darrell Armstrong founded the Darrell Armstrong Foundation for Premature Babies, Inc. Darrell knew his baby daughter would need special care and was thankful that he had the financial means to provide whatever she needed. He realized that many of the parents of the other critically ill children did not have the resources to provide the special treatments and equipment their premature children might need. It became Darrell’s mission to help provide those resources.”

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Darrell is currently the Assistant Coach for the Dallas Mavericks and will be in Orlando for The Gift of Life.  Darrell started his own foundation company called the Darrell Armstrong Foundation .  Their mission: ” The Darrell Armstrong Foundation for Premature Babies, Inc.’s mission is to assist families of premature babies in their efforts to raise healthy children, so they may recognize the gift of love that God has given them.”

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Purchase your tickets here :

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-gift-of-life-tickets-11066816145

A Story of Faith www.astoryoffaith.com

27 Miracles www.27miraclesbyrosie.com

Darrell Armstrong Foundation http://dafpb.org/

Darrell Armstrong Mavericks http://www.mavs.com/team/coaches/darrell-armstrong/

 

 

Mix 105.1 Interviews Rosie Moore

Dana Taylor Mix 105.1 radio broadcaster interviews Rosie Moore to see what The Gift of Life is all about.

http://mix1051.cbslocal.com/2014/08/12/community-connection-the-gift-of-life/

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Visit our website to learn more:  http://www.astoryoffaith.com/

Purchase Tickets here :  http://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-gift-of-life-tickets-11066816145

 

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Mayors in Orange County Unite

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs and Windermere Mayor Gary Bruhn unite with Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer to declare that September 13 2014 is the official Gift of Life Day !

On  September 13 2014,  The Rosen Centre will be receiving guests for The Gift of Life.  The event will have entertainment by local celebrities, guest speakers, dinner, silent and live auctions and dancing.  You will get to walk on the Red Carpet and have your picture taken while you can also have a picture drawn by a world famous caricature artist!

Stay on top of the details on our facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/223058997904739/

Visit our Website to stay up to date:  www.astoryoffaith.com

Purchase Tickets through Eventbrite
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-gift-of-life-tickets-11066816145

Proceeds will benefit the Florida Hospital of Children Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and teh making of the movie A Story of Faith which will provide resources as well for parents of premature babies.

The Mayor’s Proclamation:

Whereas, premature births have been increasingly steady, progressively and alarmingly over the past two decades; and

Whereas, many premature babies are born too small and face the risk of getting sick easily; and

Whereas, even though doctors have made excellent advances in caring for babies born too small and too soon, there is a long way to go in order to prevent preterm birth from happening in the first place; and

Whereas, 27Miracles is an organization that is presenting the Gift of Life, a fundraiser event inspired by Rosie Moore’s own story, who had a premature baby that was born 13 weeks early; and

Whereas, the event seeks to raise funds for equipment supporting Florida Hospital for Children’s Neonatal  Intensive Care Unit; and

Whereas, the special night celebrates the daily miracles of premature newborns and encourages our community to provide support to those families that are having premature babies; and

Whereas, organizations such as 27 Miracles work closely with volunteers  and partners to raise public awareness of the problems of prematurity and to decrease the rate of preterm birth in our region:

NOW,THEREFORE, I, BUDDY DYER,MAYOR OF ORLANDO, Do hereby proclaim September 13, 2014, as

“The Gift of Life Day”

 

In the city of Orlando,

 

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, we hereunto have set our hand and caused the Seal of the City of Orlando to be affixed this 29th Day of July 2014

 

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Spotlight on A Vendor….Darling Brand Studio

Darling Castaneda, is  the creator of Darling Brand Studio. She is  a Strategic Brand Visionary that encourages individuals to discover their dream and then  helps them build it. She works on developing brands through groundbreaking strategy and visually building them through web and graphic design.

When Darling heard about The Gift of Life Event on September 13, 2014, it hit home for her.  We asked Darling why she felt that this hit home for her and she replied…..

“I am so invested into the cause that A Story of Faith caters to because it truly hit home. When I was pregnant with my daughter, Genesis, I was recommended by doctor’s to go through an early termination because, according to them, she wasn’t going to make it to birth. They said that if she was even lucky enough to make it to her due date, that shouldn’t live more than a day. I decided NOT to make that decision; if my daughter was meant to leave me then she would leave on her own terms not because I decided. Genesis was born and stayed in the NICU for 3 months and 2 major surgeries including a left nephrectomy. My daughter is 5 years old and a FIGHTER. I believe in what A Story of Faith stands for because I lived it. It’s a story that hits home every single time.” www.darlingbrandstudio.com

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 If you have not purchased your tickets as of yet click here to purchase 

 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-gift-of-life-tickets-11066816145

27 Miracles www.27miraclesbyrosie.com

A Story of Faith www.astoryoffaith.com

The Gift of Life https://www.facebook.com/events/223058997904739/