Discover who you are and why it matters.

Brighten your corner of the world.

BE DO SHARE the very best you have to offer the world.

Your shine sits at the intersection of your talents, interests, and a need you want to help fill.

Inside every person is a contribution waiting to be made.

WHO ARE WE?

House of Shine is a 501(c)(3) non-profit whose mission is to help 11 to 14-year-olds discover who they are and why it matters, so they will develop into independent and confident decision-makers.

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So... What is Shine?

Built upon the premise that each of us is uniquely wired, the SHINE framework helps deconstruct who we are and why it matters, so this knowledge can be applied to future decisions.

Strengths

Are recurring patterns in thoughts, feelings, or behaviors.

Hobbies

Are the ways we choose to spend free time.

Interests (Irritants)

Are topics for which we have raised awareness. Irritants are issues about which we care deeply.

Needs

Are those personal values and beliefs that we most need to honor.

Experiences

Are the series of good, bad, and indifferent events in our lives.

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THINGS
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Strengths

Are recurring patterns in thoughts, feelings, or behaviors.

5
THINGS
MATTER
MOST

Hobbies

Are the ways we choose to spend free time.

5
THINGS
MATTER
MOST

Interests (Irritants)

Are topics for which we have raised awareness. Irritants are issues about which we care deeply.

5
THINGS
MATTER
MOST

Needs

Are those personal values and beliefs that we most need to honor.

5
THINGS
MATTER
MOST

Experiences

Are the series of good, bad, and indifferent events in our lives.

Serving Up Programs!

We help 11 to 14-year-olds discover who they are and why it matters, through curriculum and programs that unearth their SHINE. Our programs are for youth and the women who influence them. Our programs for youth and the women who influence them.

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Blog Musings

Self-Awareness is Like a Skeleton Key

Today is installment number two in a four-part series on the role self-awareness plays in helping us shine brighter. The focus of today is Habits. Last week Katie asked me a series of questions during... Read More »

Give the Gift of Noticing

Today starts a four-part series on Self-Awareness and the role it plays in crafting lives that shine. At House of Shine we spend a lot of time talking about being aware of our Strengths, so... Read More »

Experience Gabriel

A good tour guide, like a good teacher, captivates his audience by carefully weaving together curated insights with simple facts and figures. I was reminded of this over the summer when my family and I... Read More »

Hobbies: Delivering Happiness

Tony Hsieh’s, CEO of Zappos, wrote a book titled Delivering Happiness and in it he helps illustrate the role Hobbies play in our success and wellbeing. On page 87 he wrote: “I had always been passionate... Read More »

Strengths Spotting

“If you’re not ahead, you’re behind.” That’s what my twelve year-old son said when I asked him what connection he saw between being, both, competitive and unrelenting. Jack wakes up every day with an agenda;... Read More »

Dear Patti…

Dear Patti, Your thoughtful gesture from last week affirms so much of what I believe about people who shine. People who shine choose gratitude People who shine understand little things make a difference and, therefore,... Read More »

GIVE TO SHINE. LIVE TO SHINE.

One way to spread shine is to donate and we have more than a few ways to put your generosity to work.

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Monthly Giving

Monthly giving allows you to choose an amount to give each month throughout the year. Become a Sol Mate!

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Sponsorship

Would you like to sponsor one of our events, programs or workshops?

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In-Kind Giving

In-kind gifts are contributions of goods or services, other than cash grants.

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