Inside every person is a contribution waiting to be made.

Brighten your corner of the world.

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

Our purpose is to expose you to your purpose!

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

WHO ARE WE?

House of Shine is a 501(c)3 non-profit whose mission is to develop confident, engaged women and children by providing leadership programs that raise self- awareness and are creative and experiential in nature. By helping individuals identify their SHINE, women and children from all walks of life are inspired to ignite their power within and, ultimately, change their world for the better.

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So... What is Shine?

Built upon the premise that each of us is uniquely wired to make a contribution, the shine philosophy works to help deconstruct where a person’s uniqueness lies and how he or she might best apply it. We start by doing a deep dive into the five things we believe matter most:

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
MATTER
MOST

5
THINGS
MATTER
MOST

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!

When you shine, the world takes notice. We encourage you to share your inner light with random acts of kindness that go above and beyond the ordinary. Our programs for women and educators offer opportunities to make a positive impact on others.

Spreading the Shine!

Blog Musings

You Better Love What You Do

Yesterday alone I experienced four work-related disappointments. A school we were hoping would adopt our curriculum notified us they are going a different direction. An upcoming business trip, about which I was very excited, was... Read More »

In Defense of the Compass

Through history navigational tools have advanced from primitive cairns to instruments such as sextants, compasses, road maps, and now Global Positioning Systems (GPS). But, before accepting that all advancements are, in fact, positive, let me... Read More »

Six Steps: From Dirt to Dazzling

Volunteers showed up in droves yesterday to help House of Shine produce more Shine Tokens. Most recently we’ve used the tokens to deliver messages of hope to high school students, many of whom suffer from... Read More »

Power-Hour

Later today I will hop on a plane to New York and begin summer vacation with my boys and husband. But not before I meet up with a friend for what is becoming our new... Read More »

If Not You, Who?

I’m still thinking about it. I have been passing a sign in my neighborhood for about a week. For the first few days it didn’t register with me and then on the fourth or fifth... Read More »

99 Days, Starting Now

There are 99 days between today, Memorial Day, and September 3, Labor Day. That’s about the same amount of time our community of women will take a summer break from Rise and Shine. Normally, we... 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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