IT'S HERE!! Lara is thrilled to finally share with you the new video and single for Phoenix Rising, a project she has been working on the past few years! HERE is the link to watch the video, and the song is available on iTunes, Amazon and Spotify. Thank you for your listening and support!
With all that is going on our world right now, I have wanted to do something tangible to contribute. I am excited to share a new t-shirt design and campaign with you: the Rise Up tee! The idea behind Rise Up is a call to action, a reminder that we can each stay awake and aware of what is happening inside our own minds and with the people around us, and do something small each day to be a beneficial presence in the world. We can each contribute toward creating a culture of peace by being in tune with our heart's wisdom.
By purchasing this t-shirt HERE, you're not only making a bold statement, you're also supporting the important work being done by several amazing organizations. Shipping is FREE and I will donate 50% of all proceeds to the five organizations listed below:
Step Up Women's Network: Step Up propels girls ages 13-18 living in or going to school in under-resourced communities to fulfill their potential by empowering them to become confident, college-bound, career-focused, and ready to join the next generation of professional women. Step Up creates and implements impactful after-school and mentorship programs that are open to all girls enrolled in one of their partner high schools.
Freedom to Choose Project:
Freedom to Choose is transforming the lives of individuals impacted by incarceration through compassionate experiential education. Their award-winning educational programs teach practical communication, emotional competency and self-responsibility skills to men and women in prison, on parole and probation so that they may return to society and lead productive, successful lives.
Best Friends Animal Society
Best Friends is a nationwide animal rescue and advocacy organization, with spay neuter, TNR (trap neuter return), pet adoption and no-kill programs. I will be donating to their Hurricane Relief fund, supporting recovery efforts to help reunite pets with families, help animals turned into shelters find homes, and help Houston and Florida area rescue groups and shelters rebuild and recover.
Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research
The Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research is dedicated to reducing gun-related injuries and deaths through the application of strong research methods and public health principles. As part of the School of Public Health, the Center examines the public health effects of guns in society and serves as an objective resource for policy makers, the media, advocacy groups, and the general public.
Americares is an efficient, accountable and highly respected, health-focused global aid and development organization. They deliver emergency medical aid and support ongoing health programs both in the U.S. and abroad. They are actively providing emergency aid to those affected by recent hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, the earthquakes in Mexico, as well as responding to ongoing crises and long-term initiatives all over the world.
I am doing pre-sales through October 23rd, so please place your order now to ensure I have your size in stock! T-shirts will be mailed out in early November, just in time for the release of my new music video. This is my first women's t-shirt instead of unisex, so guys please join us with your support and order for a special woman in your life!
Let's keep rising up above our differences and unite as members of the same human family.
"Water is fluid, soft, and yielding. But water will wear away rock, which is rigid and cannot yield. As a rule, whatever is fluid, soft, and yielding will overcome whatever is rigid and hard. This is another paradox: what is soft is strong." -Lao Tzu
Many years ago I toured a vineyard in Napa Valley with a dear friend that makes an incredible champagne called Querencia. It was literally the most magical substance I had ever tasted, and I was completely enamored with the name. Querencia is a metaphysical concept in the Spanish language that describes a place where one feels safe, a place from which one's strength of character is drawn, a place where one feels at home...
It's probably a good day to remember that Love is bigger than politics. This beautiful ray of sunshine named Jonna was bringing her brightness to the Lakers game. Thank you Jonna for the perfectly timed photo, and for being awesome! Let's remember to look for the light in each other today.
Many of you are familiar with my Love Is The New Sexy t shirt campaign, but probably don't know I also wrote a song by the same name two years ago. I am very excited to finally share this new single with you! Listen to the song below and download on iTunes or Bandcamp! Special thanks to my awesome Co-Producer Tim Kobza, and to Brian Jones for the stellar mix!
Lots of you are wearing the Love Magnet and Love Is The New Sexy shirts around and haven't sent in a photo yet. Please do and I'll add them to my public photo album HERE! Thank you for spreading so much love!!