Look ahead with purpose.
The year 2020 is now upon us, and we at CurlyHost are taking time to pause in reflection. How was 2019? Did we put our energy into causes that served us, or did we fritter our time away? What can we do to make this year better? As the year turns over, we want to let go of things that hold us back and say “yes” to new opportunities that will bring us joy, less stress, and more happiness. We’ve put together a list of local organizations for you to consider as resolution partners. People to hold you accountable, and people to guide your way as you work toward peace and joy.
I resolve to…
GET MORE CONNECTED
The joy found when connecting with others can brighten even the most dreary winter day. Get support, education, and love from other female business owners in Grand Rapids with FemPro Society. Connect and collaborate with other young professionals of color at BL²END. Want to help families of all sizes, colors, ages, and backgrounds to help every family build a safe and healthy home base to pursue their dreams? Join Habitat for Humanity as an individual or as a group to build a home!
TUNE INTO MY MIND-BODY CONNECTION
Today your goals may seem like a pipe dream, but committing to a year of health will take you further than you were yesterday. Learn to move with less effort and reconnect with your natural ability to think and feel through the different methods presented by Sound Body Sound Brain. Reach peace in body and mind through flotation therapy, massage therapy, and nutritional counseling from Paradigm Wellness. Ease pain and improve your quality of life through a combination of Eastern and Western medicine and CBD options at 360 Wellness.
LOWER MY ANXIETY
Let peace begin from within as you resolve to manage your mental health in this new year. Receive counseling, testing, or enter a program at neurocore to gain control of your ADHD, anxiety, depression, or stress. Weighted blankets are a unique solution to a multiplicity of anxiety-related conditions, and you can purchase yours from Peaceful Product! Having an emotional support animal can help merely with their therapeutic presence, and Animal Behavior Consultants help treat a wide variety of behavior problems in dogs, cats, and horses so that they can serve you better.
GET MY FINANCES IN ORDER
By being proactive about money, you can prepare for the lean times and look ahead to when your planning pays off. Let the knowledgeable folks at Vision Capital Management manage your investment portfolio or retirement plan, or collaborate with you on complex financial decisions. For financial decisions that specifically affect seniors, like long-term care insurance, talk to Fort Elder. From handling payroll for your business to your individual tax preparation, try the CPAs and business advisors at H&S Companies.
Find joy in the hidden corners of the world and let adventure feed your soul. Sunset Travel & Cruise Agency offers customized travel planning and problem-solving so you can focus on the best part: making memories. Travel in small groups with thoughtfully planned trips to sample food and art in Tuscany, France, and more through Onward Travel. Or travel along digitally with HAS HEART, an organization whose mission uplift US veterans through design.
GIVE BACK TO MY COMMUNITY
When in doubt, the recipe for happiness is to give more to the world than you ask from it. Here are some fantastic non-profits giving back to our community. 3:11 Youth Housing develops safe and affordable housing for youth experiencing homelessness. Guiding Light offers men a back-to-work program and transitional housing. Men are not only able to find rescue and recovery, but they are also able to find work and lodging outside of the mission. The Bright Future Campaign is the most considerable undertaking in Habitat Kent’s history with new housing, healthcare, education, and greenspace to be added over the next three years. WMEAC is focused on building sustainable communities and protecting water resources and is uniquely positioned to respond to emerging issues and new threats to West Michigan’s natural and human ecologies. Heartside Ministry helps heartside area neighbors discover their potential through arts, education, and faith. Our Community’s Children provides young people in the City of Grand Rapids with opportunities and programs that are relevant to supporting their lives. Girls Growing 2 Women empowers, educates, and provides a support system for young ladies in Grand Rapids, helping them reach their full potential. Michigan Adoptee Collaborative (MAC) improves outcomes for adoptees by providing advocacy, education, and support with the adoption community. Safe Haven Ministries has been helping women and children find freedom from domestic violence since 1990.