Ring in 2017 with Ul­ti­mate Vi­sion Box Party!

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL - By Kayra Wil­liams

If you’re look­ing for some­thing to do that will re­ally start your New Year on the right track, then look no fur­ther than the Vi­sion Box Party, sched­uled for Mon­day, Jan­uary 2. Or­gan­is­ers are promis­ing an event un­like any other, its main ob­jec­tive be­ing to spark cre­ativ­ity. The event is also in­tended to raise funds to pro­vide lo­cal girls with sus­tain­able men­strual care prod­ucts. This week the STAR spoke about the ini­tia­tive with or­gan­iser Dr. Robyn Charlery White from Her­stoire Col­lec­tive.

What in­spired you to host Vi­sion Box Party?

Robyn: The Vi­sion Box is my per­sonal spin on the Vi­sion Board con­cept, where peo­ple place pic­tures rep­re­sent­ing their goals and vi­sions on a board, with the in­ten­tion of mak­ing them re­al­ity. The Vi­sion Box takes this con­cept up a notch to in­clude tan­gi­ble items re­flect­ing one’s in­ten­tions that can be added and re­moved from the box. The vi­su­al­i­sa­tion prac­tice and con­cept of man­i­fest­ing my goals us­ing this tool has proven suc­cess­ful in my life so I started host­ing Vi­sion Board and Box par­ties with my friends. It was an im­me­di­ate hit and grew each year as my friends found greater value in it as a tool. The over­whelm­ingly pos­i­tive re­sponse from oth­ers, as well as my own ex­pe­ri­ences, in­spired me to host this event in Saint Lu­cia where sev­eral women and girls had ex­pressed to me their de­sire to par­tic­i­pate in more up­lift­ing, life-en­rich­ing events.

What are you hop­ing will come out of this ini­tia­tive?

Robyn: My goal is for par­tic­i­pants to leave with a more co­gent un­der­stand­ing of how to set con­crete goals for their lives and use the Vi­sion Box as a vi­su­al­i­sa­tion-man­i­fes­ta­tion tool to help bring th­ese goals to re­al­ity. I also hope to fos­ter net­work­ing and strength­en­ing of the grow­ing com­mu­nity of plan­ner and jour­nal en­thu­si­asts in Saint Lu­cia. As part of the ex­er­cise, I also un­der­score the im­por­tance of plan­ning and writ­ing jour­nals in con­junc­tion with us­ing vi­su­al­i­sa­tion tech­niques. The plan­ner and jour­nal com­mu­nity is ripe for growth in Saint Lu­cia so this will be a great op­por­tu­nity for par­tic­i­pants to learn ef­fi­cient, fun and cre­ative tech­niques to use their plan­ners and jour­nals to stay on task with achiev­ing their goals.

Can you pro­vide more de­tails about the fundrais­ing as­pect?

Robyn: Per­haps my biggest goal for this event is to raise funds that can be used for Her­stoire Col­lec­tive’s ini­tia­tive of pro­vid­ing fem­i­nine care and men­strual prod­ucts for un­der­priv­i­leged girls in Saint Lu­cia. This is our first of­fi­cial fundraiser for 2017 and I’m ex­cited that both par­tic­i­pants and un­der­priv­i­leged girls will mu­tu­ally ben­e­fit from this event.

Why should peo­ple come and be a part of this event?

Robyn: Par­tic­i­pants will find great value in at­tend­ing the Vi­sion Box Party. This is the first event of its kind in Saint Lu­cia and it is def­i­nitely one with a dif­fer­ence. No one will leave empty-handed as each in­di­vid­ual will cre­ate a Vi­sion Box that will be most use­ful to help man­i­fest their goals. At­ten­dees can also ex­pect great door prizes, give­aways, net­work­ing, build­ing ca­ma­raderie and ac­count­abil­ity with oth­ers, goal-set­ting guid­ance and, most im­por­tantly, the great feel­ing of know­ing that their pro­ceeds will be used for a great cause—im­prov­ing our girls’ ac­cess to men­strual hy­giene prod­ucts and ba­sic needs. There will also be a sur­prise at the end of this event re­lated to our fem­i­nine care and hy­giene ini­tia­tive. I would ex­pand more on what it en­tails, but there’s only one way to find out!

Why do you think vi­su­al­i­sa­tion prac­tices like the Vi­sion Box are im­por­tant?

Robyn: The most im­por­tant thing is that this box will rep­re­sent your goals, your vi­sions and your dreams and is aligned with what you want to have in life. A clear vi­sion, backed by def­i­nite plans, gives you a tremen­dous feel­ing of con­fi­dence and power.

Your ticket con­trib­utes to Vi­sion Box sup­plies and ma­te­ri­als, goal-set­ting guid­ance and light re­fresh­ments.

Pro­ceeds go to­wards pro­vid­ing fem­i­nine hy­giene and men­strual prod­ucts to un­der­served girls and women in Saint Lu­cia.

For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact the spon­sors at: Her­stoireCol­lec­tive@gmail.com.

How to plan for Vi­sion Box Party:

* Bring along any tan­gi­ble items you’ve al­ready iden­ti­fied as aligned with your goals, to fit in your box.

* Bring mag­a­zines re­lated to your life. The more the bet­ter!

* Space is lim­ited, so reg­is­ter now to se­cure your spot!

Ring in 2017 in a pur­pose­ful way with your black & gold at the Vi­sion Box Party!

Dr. Robyn Charlery White is en­cour­ag­ing the pub­lic to sup­port this en­gag­ing and in­no­va­tive ini­tia­tive as a pos­i­tive step into the New Year.

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