The Flutter of Small Wings… “BE-YOU-tiful Butterflies in Bloom”

The Butterfly Effect

It is said, “The flutter of a butterflies wings can create a typhoon.”

Andy Andrews wrote the book, The Butterfly Effect.  He also wrote a wonderful book called, The Traveler’s Gift. Both of these books are on my reading list for this summer.  I got a small glimpse through the window of Andy’s presentation last week at a conference I attended.  I realized lil’ ole me could flutter my small wings and make a difference.

My Heart Aches

I am a educator in one of the highest poverty schools in Spokane, Washington.  We have the highest homeless population and the highest number of refugees.  Our system thinks the solution is to get these children “College and Career Ready”.  It’s not that I am opposed to having children be prepared for college.  However, I do think we may be putting the flight before the chrysalis.  The youth in my school need what matters most…  Love, acceptance, encouragement, and the unconditional belief in them as individuals.

Did You Know?

  • *On average, a girl’s self-esteem peaks at age 9
  • * 50% of all mental illness starts by age 14
  • *Girls are 2X as likely as boys to suffer from depression and eating disorders

*Sources: National Health & Nutrition Examination Survey, 2010; National Comorbidity Survey Replication-Adolescent Supplement, 2010; NIMH, Mental Illness Exacts Heavy Toll: Beginning in Youth, 2005.

How can you help and become part of the flutter of small wings?

I’m looking for 45 people who are willing to order and pay for one Butterfly Cinch Sac.  My goal is to gift these Cinch Sacs to each 6th Grade Girl in my high poverty school next year and start a BE-YOU-tiful Butterflies in Bloom Club.  (Trademark and Copyright being worked on currently).  I will be meeting with the 6th grade girls and volunteering my time after school once a week.

Scatter KindessMy dream is to infuse the arts and involve the girls in promoting kindness throughout the school.  We will brainstorm together how their lives can make a difference in the school community and beyond.  I hope to inspire them to find their wings.

The theme of theBE-YOU-tiful Butterflies in Bloom” Club will be to Scatter Kindness.


The small flutter of wings can make a difference!

Will you help me create a typhoon starting with just one school?Blog Post Winner

  • Cinch Sac: $20.00
  • Personalization: $10.00
  • Total:$30.00 (plus shipping and tax) = $35.22
  • Included in price: $7.50 of school supplies placed in each cinch sac. (Butterfly theme)

How To Order:

  • Contact:  Raschelle R. Holland (Raz)
  • Independent Thirty One Consultant
  • Phone or Text: 509-860-4475
  • Email:

I take each order personally through my Thirty One Business:  “BE-YOU-tiful Butterflies”

With Brave Wings She Flies,



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