New Year, New Focus, New Flavors

As we start out the year, we are choosing to be more intentional with our giving, our time, our talents, and our finances.  We have chosen to partner in three areas this year-a local ministry/organization, a National and an International.  This month we are highlighting Purposeful Living Inc (PLINC) as our local organization and partner for 2019.

What is PLINC? 

PLINC is faith-based non-profit here to serve the modern woman; the woman who looks like she has it all together but behind closed doors, she’s hurting, searching, or lonely. We are here to love, to walk alongside, and to encourage women to be all God created us to be: peaceful, joyful, and authentic. Using empowerment events, coaching, workshops, and growth groups, PL INC is transforming women, marriages, and families.  Through the love of Christ in a safe community, women are finding and living out their purpose thus creating a ripple effect in our world.

When Kate first learned about this organization last year and heard their mission, she laughed and said, “Well that describes every woman at one point or another.”  Her own journey had been a series of ups and downs living in isolation, insecurity and personal doubt.  Since learning of PLINC, not only has she personally experienced some of the enrichment, leadership and events offered, she has become a coach to help other women during times of doubt in both business and personal growth.  What resonates most with Kate is the authenticity that the women in this community exhibit and their “WHY” they do what they do. “There is so much sincere love, support and connection felt throughout all aspects of the organization and [it] resonates so deeply with me.” Kate shares.  It is a community of women supporting women and instead of a competitive environment, it truly is a place that helps not only pose the question, “how can I help you be the best version of yourself and to thrive in your giftedness,” but also helps you find the answers. 

We all put on a brave face and we at times struggle silently.  Some interesting stats that may surprise you of your neighbor, your boss, the barista you see each morning, the woman in line at the grocery store or even in your small group. 

Did you know……

12 million women are diagnosed with depression each year in US. That’s 1 in 8. So the next networking event of 24 women, 3 are suffering with this disease.  

America is the #2 country leading in depression.  

Women have a higher rate of depression than men and women are twice as likely to have depression as men of the same age.

20 million American women suffer from eating disorders. The next conference of 200 that you attend, that is around 30 women who silently live in shame.

And something Kate has personally experienced is isolation and loneliness- a modern day epidemic.  Studies show that in the 1970s and 1980s, those who experience loneliness was between 11% and 20 %. In 2010 it was closer to 40% to 45%. In 2016, studies showed that almost three-quarters (72 percent) of Americans experience loneliness. 

We have become a lonely & isolated society.

My Pretty Little Pretzel will be catering for 250 guests this Friday evening to celebrate the amazing work and impact PL Inc is having in Hamilton County and across Indianapolis. There next big event is their annual breakfast on May 7th at 502 East in Carmel, however, there are many monthly events to get plugged into for you or the woman in your life.  For more information, please see www.purposefuliving.org

If you would like to learn more and join us at the Celebrate Event, tickets are still available! Please visit this website for more information and mention My Pretty Little Pretzel when you register! We hope to see you there!