As I'm sure many of you can relate...a difficult part of the "empty nest" is coordinating a time to be together...and for us specifically..to travel together. It was quite a surprise last month when I received a text from the girls..."mom, can we go to Tulum for spring break." So guess what? We are heading to Tulum at the end of March.
As with all of our travels, the story isn't so simple. I was excited to be on the road again with the girls but the thought of going into Mexico and enjoying its land and its people did not seem fair. As I sat with my unease I saw the obstacle...and then reminded myself of who I was...and the message to send to the girls....and all became clear. We would go...but we would go with an Olive Branch..and a collective light...from our community.
I began to look deeper into Tulum and discovered the beautiful spirit that resided within. As I followed the bouncing ball of google, I came across an organization that was heavily supported by the community, "Art of Conservation". Art of Conservation, a nonprofit dedicated to programming for young children in Mayan villages and preserving the rich biodiversity of Mexico’s Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Excited about the work they were doing, I reached out to the founder, Julie Ghrist. She was excited to learn of our intention to bring down an extra suitcase of whatever they needed...and quickly supplied us with a list. They need everything from art supplies to soap. The children in Julie’s program are learning the best habits of keeping themselves and their land healthy. Resources are not plentiful in the area…. they quite literally bring buckets of fresh water to teach each child how to wash their hands. Talk about revolutionary love!
We are going to do a drive locally as our community has a big heart and close ties to Mexico....but you are a part of my community as well..and I know from first hand experience that your light shines bright....so here is a way that we can work together....
Discounting ONLY applies to my favorite products:
Stagecoach Italian Napa Valley Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Cask 85 Napa Valley Red Wine Vinegar
Lemon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Balsamic Vinegar Tradizionale
20% Off for You .... 20% goes to purchases of supplies for Art of Conservation
COUPON CODE: REVOLOVE
Those who purchase will be kept in the loop until the end of the journey so you can experience the joy of giving right along side of us.
I hope your day is filled with revolutionary LOVE!
P.S. If you want to donate directly or learn more about Art of Conservation work, go here!