- On September 16, 2019
Relief for the Bahamas
“It’s by giving that we receive”….those were my opening words last month and is the focus of our featured speaker at our upcoming FSA event at the Faena, Tierra Santa Healing House Spa in Miami Beach this Thursday on September 19th. As we prepare to gather and celebrate our fall event, we find the need to coordinate and provide support to lend a hand to our neighbors in the Bahamas. In light of Hurricane Dorian that skirted the shore lines of Florida shortly after devastating the Bahamas we can’t ignore the effects this storm had on our sister territory. We appreciate the threat of hurricanes and the loss that it can cause and that’s why we are on a humanitarian relief track, which will be held during our event at the Faena.
In the midst of crisis, when the most vulnerable lack access to basic needs such as food, shelter, and health care, this is when we need to contribute whatever we can to bring aid and relief to those in times of need. The goal is to sooth people that are suffering and help in maintaining human dignity. This is our responsibility, to be conscious of the circumstances of other people’s lives and help them on the basis of need.
This is when we find ourselves opening our hearts and getting involved in helping others. In partnership with the Faena, we are requesting that our spa guests and participating vendors donate specific supplies needed to help victims that have lost basically everything. Our community appreciates the power of reaching out to others in need and that it results in self well-being. There is valid evidence that when we help others, we find happiness in ourselves. Scientists have been studying a phenomenon called “helper’s high”. Helping others releases endorphins which, in turn, improves mood and boosts self-esteem. In short, helping others feels good. It’s possible that helping others does more for the happiness of the person helping than the person who receives the help.
Giving also connects us to others, creating stronger communities and helping to build a happier society for everyone. And it’s not just about money – we also give our time, ideas and energy. Reaching out and bringing comfort to others also brings contentment to ourselves. And this is such an important time to support our neighbors hit so hard by Dorian. So if we want to feel good, we need to do good!