I would like to wish you all a Happy New Year. The beginning of the year is a fresh start for many people and a time to take inspired action towards personal goals. This can be anything from making healthy lifestyle changes, learning a new language, taking a cooking class, or learning how to play an instrument. There are so many possibilities and opportunities! The start of the year is also a great time to break bad habits such as watching too much T.V, eating too much junk food, smoking cigarettes, hoarding, or any other habit that does not serve your highest good. New Year’s resolutions are rooted in self-improvement, and the end goal is always about personal betterment.
One very important thing to note is that you don’t always have to wait for the new year to begin to make positive changes in your life. You may begin to make changes for the better whenever you feel inspired to do so. Inspiration can come at any time, just roll with it! For example, is it your goal to run a 5K? Grab a pair of running shoes and head outside for a run! If it’s been a while since you’ve been running, that’s ok. Start with a walk around the block and build up to that. The next day, walk a little further, and the day after, walk a little further than that. Do this every day until you are able to run. Soon you’ll be able to run a mile, then two miles, then 3.11 miles (which equates to a 5k). Goals are reached by taking single steps towards them. Large goals can be broken down into smaller, more manageable goals. This will help you feel less overwhelmed by the larger end-goal.
One great piece of advice that I abide by is to keep going at it even when I do not feel inspired to do so. The truth is, you will not always maintain the same amount of motivation throughout your journey towards your goal. The key is to push forward anyway. Do not wait until you find the motivation again. Successful people keep on despite lacking the motivation to press forward. That is one of the major secrets to success. When you continue working towards your goal even when your not motivated to, the rewards of success are that much sweeter. The rewards you reap will be more than worth the effort. Not only that, you will inspire other people to keep going even when they don’t feel like doing so. You’ll lead by example and show other’s how far discipline can take them with a bit of effort.
So what are your goals and aspirations? No matter what they are, you have my full support and I wish you nothing but the best. Good luck in all of your endeavors!
Ms. American Coronet
Happiest Seasons Greetings to all. I hope that everyone is enjoying the season. While it looks a bit different, we are adapting and growing. I have changed the way I approach many things, including my volunteering! I have recently started as a volunteer coach for a sport that I love, gymnastics! Helping youth develop their skills and grow in confidence is something that can truly make a difference to them! Blessed to be able to donate my time to bring the sport I love to a high school in my community.
The holiday season is upon us! I want to wish you all a wonderful and safe holiday season, no matter what you celebrate. With that said, Happy Holidays, Happy Hanukkah, Merry Christmas, Happy Kwanzaa, Happy Boxing Day, Have a Blessed Solstice, and lets not forget Festivus-for the rest of us! 🙂
We may not be able to celebrate the holidays the way that we’re used to, but that’s okay! The holiday is about spreading love and cheer and we can still do so while maintaining proper safety measures. Put on your favorite holiday gear and get ready to send a video holiday card, or take photos and make your own holiday cards that you can mail or safely drop off to the recipient. Food and toy drives are a great way to spread cheer throughout your community, remember to follow all rules and safety guidelines.
Remember that YOU are what makes the holidays a special time of year. When you use your talents and gifts to bring joy to others, you make the world a better place to live. The holidays are merrier and the celebrations more jubilant when you share your love and appreciation with those around you. Your warmth and kindness is just what the world needs today, thank you!
With much love and joy,
Ms. American Coronet
The past couple of days I have been living in my kitchen, cooking hundreds of baked goods for my local first responders. If you are like me and love to bake, this is a great way to help your community! It was amazing to see the excitement of my local paramedics, firefighters, and police officers as I delivered the baskets. I wish I had some pictures to share, but most of the time my hands were covered in flour 🙂
If you love to bake too, lets exchange recipes!
Miss Teen Bluegrass State
Can you say AMAZING! Look at all these toys! I was so honored to be able to take part in this years Toys for Tots charity event! The biggest Thank you to everyone involved and to Tina for all of her hard work to make this possible! I can’t wait to see the faces of the families I get to deliver gifts to! I love this time of year!
This past month I teamed up with my Pageant sister Little Miss Ohio Addison King and we hosted a toy drive benefitting Mercy Children’s Hospital in Toledo Ohio. Our toy drive was a huge success. We were able to present the hospital with about 500+ toys for the kids in the hospital this Christmas.
I teamed up with 2021 Little Miss Buckeye State and we hosted a toy drive for a local Children’s Hospital here in Ohio we had so many nice people and stores help us out.
I I am excited to to use my Foundation Move It for Cancer, to support the Arizona Cancer Foundation for Children. I am collecting items for the Sunshine pack for the next 12 days.
Now that it is officially the holiday season, I wanted to share some community service project ideas! With the harsh season of winter, there are families struggling with the cold, without coats, hats, or gloves. Every year I donate all of the winter clothing items I can and travel around my community asking others to do the same.
This year, I have created a contactless method of donating. I am advertising my project on social media, and having donors place bags of items on their front porch that I then pick up! This way we are being safe, and doing something good for those in need.
Currently, I have about four bags full of items, and I cannot wait to see how much we can give this season!
Covid-19 has been a challenge for all of us this year. However, I have still been out and about in my community. For the past two months, I have been coaching my high school cheer team while maintaining social distance standards. It has been great to give the athletes the opportunity to participate in the sport that they love!
🎄🎅 To anyone that would like to participate in a Secret Santa gift exchange please fill out the online form HERE
Matches will be made on Dec. 1st and plan to ship or deliver your gift by the 15th. 🎄🎅
Please dont sign up unless you plan to participate.
We all could use some extra happiness this year!!
Thank you to all who have served, currently serve or loved someone who put their life on the line for our freedom! Land of the free because of the brave! To my great grandpa who was a Marine, we love and miss you and Honor you along with so many others today! Happy Veterans Day!
I’d like to wish all Veteran’s past and present, a wonderful Veteran’s Day. Thank you so much for your service, you are all truly outstanding individuals!
Ms. American Coronet
Hello I am so excited my pageant sister Little Miss Buckeye State and myself are hosting a toy drive this month for Childrens miracle network 💙 ❤ 💖.
I hope we get alot of toys for children in the hospital on Christmas day… so we can make them smile and feel loved.
Wishing everyone a safe, happy, and fun Halloween!
Cherie Poolsiri, Ms. American Coronet
I would like to share my platform with you today, Human Trafficking. Human trafficking is a modern day form of slavery that does not have any place in today’s world. This is a cause that really means a lot to me, and I have been spreading awareness about this cause for many years. In my spare time I make and sell crafts and donate the proceeds to non-profit organizations that work toward eradicating this terrible crime, as well as helping victims and survivors by providing them with the necessary resources and support that they need.
Two organizations that I like to support include Polaris-Project.org. This organization is based in the United States and provides a lot of great information about this cause along with ways to educate as well as help.
Another organization I like to support is urban-light.org. This organization is based in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Their mission is to, “PROTECT boys and young men by meeting their core needs and EMPOWER them through education, training, and counseling—all to give them FREEDOM to choose a life beyond exploitation.”
One great educational resource on the topic is endinghumantrafficking.org. There are informational podcasts provided in English and Spanish.
Sometimes, the best thing we can do to help others is to educate ourselves. Knowledge is power. There is also a lot of power in inspiration, and when you share what matters to you with others, they may in turn feel inspired to give back.
Thank you very much for allowing me to share this with you today. Have a wonderful weekend!
Cherie Poolsiri, Ms. American Coronet
Every year, starting on October 6th through October 12th, is National PA week! Before it was a weeklong event, National PA Day was celebrated every year on October 6th, 1987 in honor of the 20th anniversary of the first graduating class of PAs. October 6th is also the birthday of the profession’s founder, Eugene A. Stead Jr., M.D.
As I’m sure many of you know, I am attending college at Grand Valley State University, enrolled in their Pre-P.A. program, studying to become a Physician Assistant! I also am working at a hospital as a Patient Care Tech, experiencing different medical situations everyday, all while helping and caring for people, and their medical needs. Even though I love helping and caring for people, working at the hospital is helping me get patient-contact hours for when I apply to PA school. It’s so nice to be able to have the education I’m receiving at Grand Valley, while working hands-on and practicing what I am learning.
Physician Assistant’s are very, very hardworking medical professionals and every year, PA week has a theme and this year’s theme is “PAs are essential.” This is so true, especially for what is happening all around us in the world today. So, make sure to thank all medical professionals and healthcare workers, especially PAs!
I think most people would agree 2020 and Covid-19 have had a hard impact on so many people, families, businesses, and life in general. Don’t forget someone always has it a little bit harder and just lending a helping hand can change someone’s world! It’s been hard getting out into the community to help with all that is going on in the world, but this past Tuesday reminded me how amazing people are when they come together for a good cause! The ARIS Foundation is helping people all over AZ and to be a part of that change feels amazing! Spread love in anyway you can, it will make a difference to someone💕!
October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month. As an individual with Down Syndrome. I would like to share some Facts about Down Syndrome
Down syndrome occurs when an individual has a full or partial extra copy of chromosome 21. This additional genetic material alters the course of development and causes the characteristics associated with Down syndrome
There are three types of Down syndrome: trisomy 21 (nondisjunction) accounts for 95% of cases, translocation accounts for about 4%, and mosaicism accounts for about 1%
Down syndrome is the most commonly occurring chromosomal condition. Approximately one in every 700 babies in the United States is born with Down syndrome – about 6,000 each year
Down syndrome occurs in people of all races and economic levels
The incidence of births of children with Down syndrome increases with the age of the mother. But due to higher fertility rates in younger women, 80% of children with Down syndrome are born to women under 35 years of age
People with Down syndrome have an increased risk for certain medical conditions such as congenital heart defects, respiratory and hearing problems, Alzheimer’s disease, childhood leukemia and thyroid conditions. Many of these conditions are now treatable, so most people with Down syndrome lead healthy lives
A few of the common physical traits of Down syndrome are: low muscle tone, small stature, an upward slant to the eyes, and a single deep crease across the center of the palm. Every person with Down syndrome is a unique individual and may possess these characteristics to different degrees or not at all
Life expectancy for people with Down syndrome has increased dramatically in recent decades – from 25 in 1983 to 60 today
People with Down syndrome attend school, work, participate in decisions that affect them, have meaningful relationships, vote and contribute to society in many wonderful ways
All people with Down syndrome experience cognitive delays, but the effect is usually mild to moderate and is not indicative of the many strengths and talents that each individual possesses
Quality educational programs, a stimulating home environment, good health care and positive support from family, friends and the community enable people with Down syndrome to lead fulfilling and productive lives
Hi everyone! I hope this post finds you all well.
After the year we have all had I know many are looking to end the year on a good note with some positivity. I recently joined an exchange group on Facebook to do just that. There are almost 900 members all over the world exchanging Christmas cards!
I loved the idea but to be extra cautious I went to a different town and opened up a PO Box and then got started on cards. So far I have sent out near 100 cards all over the world and begun receiving them as well. I am putting mine in a basket to open on Christmas Eve as a fun birthday thing for myself.
It seems like such a simple thing to do but the happiness and excitement it is bringing others and myself to send and receive makes it every bit worth it.
Hobby Lobby employees are going to start recognizing me as the card lady soon haha.