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    Loving Local and #CelebratingGracefully for Independence Day

    Inspiration and positivity are two things we love - and we had a good dose of both when we attended the fifth run of #CelebratingGracefully, a positivity workshop series hosted by life coach Kimi Lu and mompreneur and blogger Grace Barbers-Baja aka The Spoiled Mummy.

    Grace Barbers-Baja and Kimi Lu recently hosted the fifth run of #CelebratingGracefully for Independence Day

    Held at Artesania Furniture in Makati, the workshop was a celebration of everything local in time for Independence Day. The workshop invited attendees to spend a few hours of introspection and engage with like-minded people through interactive activities. 

    Attendees shared stories over Artesania’s Pinoy pica-pica and a grazing table with Grace’s delectable array of artisanal dips. 

    Artesania's Pinoy pica pica spread 

    Attendees sampled Grace's artisanal line of dips called Taste by Grace Home

    What made this workshop more special was special guest Amber Folkman aka A Momma Abroad who talked about the positive aspects of living in the Philippines  and re-framing the negative with an abundance mentality. 

    Case in point: stuck in crazy Manila traffic? Instead of complaining, listen to audio books and podcasts while you're in transit. 

    Kimi and Grace with Amber Folkman 

    “I made a personal pledge to find whatever I needed locally. Manila has everything and the more I looked for things I needed, the more I found them,” she shared. This personal pledge was what inspired #PerksofPinas, which is now a community hashtag that invites people to find magic in everyday Pinoy life. 

    “I feel so fortunate that I get to do motherhood and raise my kids in the Philippines. It’s a very special place,” Amber said.

    Among the attendees were Liz and Phi Anh of Project: Ki.D.S, a caring community that helps feed malnourished children through the sale of Kindness Hero Dolls.

    Phi Anh and Liz of Project: Ki.D.S

    The price of one doll can already support 1 child for 10 months. Part of the proceeds of the workshop were also donated to this project.

    Project Ki.D.S' Kindness Hero Dolls

     

    Thank you, Kimi, Grace and Amber for an afternoon of good vibes!