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From the Editor Suzanne Takowsky suzanne@suzannetakowsky.com

A Night of Beauty... A Lifetime of Empowerment...

The Chrysalis Program Today, more than ever we have to make a commitment to help those who need a hand. So many times we find ourselves stuck in a “poor me” mode thinking about what we DON’T have. BUT what about what we DO have. We must start being grateful for all the blessings that come into our lives, and forget about acquiring “other stuff” that in the overall picture doesn’t really mean a thing. Not all we want we will get. And that’s OK. The universe somehow finds a way to bring us what we need, and those are the blessings that truly enrich our lives and bring happiness to our hearts. Right now there are millions of people struggling not to get ahead BUT with an urgent need to survive and feed, house and protect their families. By supporting organizations dedicated to helping people get to the next level in life, we will find that our own lives become enriched. Each spring, Chrysalis, a nonprofit organization that creates a pathway to self-sufficiency for homeless and lowincome individuals by offering the resources and support needed to help them find and retain employment, hosts a Chrysalis’ Women’s Empowerment Program’s female clients nine-week Women’s Empowerment Program. The event getting pampered at Planet Salon in Beverly Hills, California concludes with “MAKEOVER NIGHT” – a fabulous and transforming day-at-the-beauty-salon experience that truly makeup applications and beautiful clothes to wear on their new brings out the hidden beauty in attendees. This year’s event in job interviews. The women who completed the program had an April was hosted by Planet Salon, in Beverly Hills, California. opportunity to look and feel their best inside and out and then, off Stylists and makeup artists volunteered to transform the 35 they went with all the tools necessary to help them feel more women in the program with complimentary haircuts and styling, confident about securing their upcoming job possibilities. PLUS, a room of beautiful women emerged looking gorgeous from head to toe. Chrysalis’ services in Los Angeles County prepare for, attain, and sustain employment, giving clients a hand up, not a hand out as they build on their strengths reducing or eliminating any barriers to finding employment. Clients work closely with their Employment Specialists to build an employment plan for short-and long-term goals. In 2012, Chrysalis assisted more than 3,300 men and women in their job search with 1,781 of those securing employment. The “feel-good” stories the Chrysalis’ Women’s Empowerment Program provides can’t be put into words. The personal and professional transformations created are nothing less than miraculous, helping people out of the depths of hopelessness and into a world of endless possibility. For more information, please visit www.changelives.org. Many thanks to Planet Salon, 323 S. Robertson Blvd., Beverly Hills, California. Photo credit: Kristen Hanson l The beautiful and transforming before and after photos of Brenda Hearn part of the Chrysalis Women’s Empowerment Program

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