Here are some of our favourite projects we really do like

Global Investment Foundation For Tomorrow (GIFT)

GIFT, a non-profit, is the vision of Sam Beard, who has spent over a half century transforming ideas into far reaching impact to improve the lives of millions of people. Sam has led, managed and chaired program for eight U.S. presidents over a distinguished 50 year career. After a personal crisis at age 75 created debilitating stress, Sam found the solution in mindfulness and meditation.

GIFT is here to engage and transform the lives of one billion people through mindfulness over the next decade.

“Sam Beard is a friendly hurricane. He is a strong force for good who aspires to be a major global player in mindfulness while spreading peace around the world.” CHADE-MENG TAN, CO-CHAIR, ONE BILLION ACTS OF PEACE

GIFT Advisory Board
Happily, many of the world’s top scientists, psychologists, educators, business persons, spiritual and religious leaders, and self-empowerment trainers share the GIFT mission. They have signed on to advise and support GIFT.

The Board encompasses all ranges of diversity, gender, age, geography and background. GIFT is committed to a special emphasis on young and emerging leadership.

Under the GIFT umbrella, there are five key initiatives underway:

  1. Making Delaware The First Mindful State
  2. Bringing Mindfulness To Veterans with PTSD
  3. Marketing Mindfulness To Governments Around The World Through The Mindful Nations UK Initiative
  4. The 2018 Super Power Virtual Summit
  5. A Free Mindfulness Education Platform - The Global Classroom

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Mindfulness Try It from Be The GIFT

BeTheGift, a non-profit global enterprise, has the sole purpose to make the daily practice and application of mindfulness technologies commonplace across the world.

We’re for global wellbeing

  • BeTheGift, believes that engaging one billion new people into mindfulness practice represents a powerful antidote to a host of problems affecting all living beings.
  • While mindfulness practices have been part of the human experience for millenia, BeTheGift recognizes the urgent need for global healing and the vast untapped potential from this most accessible of tools available to all of us.
  • BeTheGift brings together leaders and experts to promote, advance and integrate non-sectarian, science-based mindfulness approaches to improve outcomes in public health, education, business and workplace and overall quality of life.
  • BeTheGift was founded by Sam Beard, who has created and chaired public service programs for the past 8 U.S. Presidents over the last half century. He formed the non-profit GIFT to serve as a crucial bridge between innovators, policymakers, educators and the general public with the goal of improving the lives of 1 billion people over the next decade.
  • BeTheGift's work is action-oriented to inspire, collaborate, influence and innovate by co-creating and delivering ideas, content and programs that address our most pressing challenges.
  • BeTheGift's approach is to launch initiatives first on a local level, and once validated to expand regionally and beyond.

What BeTheGIFT can do for you;

People who have not experienced mindfulness training can sample a wide range of mindulness technologies on our Mindfulness Try It page and sign up to BeTheGIFT global challenge to start a 5 minute mindfulness daily practice and let us know how you go. Post a photo of you being mindful or describe what happens for you. Share your story to help others..

Seasoned Users can access the latest information, research and programs from across the globe to help continually evolve their own practices. They can also inspire others by sharing their stories how mindfulness has impacted their lives.

Practitioners, Content Providers, Experts & Key Influencers can join the BeTheGIFT global collective and gain an opportunity to expand their outreach to broader global audiences by collaborating with GIFT on one of its local community or global community initiatives. BeTheGIFT is “the rising tide that lifts all boats"..

Donors & Philanthropists can make a high impact, transformative contribution to a new wave of investing in expanding the frontiers of human potential.

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The Permission Granted Project 

The Permission Granted Project is a wish granting movement to women around the world who are waiting to find that inner voice and courage to say Yes to who they are and Yes to their dreams.

As women, mothers, business owners, teachers, leaders, influencers, creators, we often morph ourselves into whatever our environment needs us to be and we can lose sight of who we truly are and what authentically makes us up.

 We fade ourselves into the background and silence our hearts as the practical realities of survival and responsibilities take our focus away from what could be, what we truly dream about, what we truly want to do.

And we judge ourselves harshly for not being able to make it all happen

But every and then, in moments of clarity, we remember who we are and what we want and we see again ourselves in our true light. And surrounded by that light, we are limitless and fearless.

As fearless females, we need to give ourselves permission to be our true self.

As fearless females, we need to give our sisterhood, permission granted to be themselves also.

Let’s just say Yes, permission granted, to our hopes and dreams and pass it on to our sisters and let them know that we see them too and will say ‘permission granted’ to them, when they may not be doing it for themselves.

The permission granted project asks women to give the gift of permission to themselves first, then to others to be themselves.

  • Permission to be who you want to be
  • Permission to work as you want to work
  • Permission to care as you want to care
  • Permission to love who you want to love
  • Permission to lead as you want to lead
  • Permission to forgive as you want to forgive
  • Permission to laugh as you want to laugh
  • Permission to live as you want to live

The Permission Granted To Be Yourself (PGTBY) Journal initiative mission is to give away 10,000 journals to women who need to hear and receive this simple message  and you can help our cause in 4 ways;

  1. Simply say out loud or journal ‘Permission Granted’ to yourself and your female friends when you catch up and talk about your hopes and dreams
  2. Purchase a PGTBY journal for yourself
  3. Purchase journals for your friends and give them away and let them know that you will say ‘Permission Granted’ for them, until they are ready
  4. Purchase journals as gifts to one of the many PGTBY projects helping women around the world. We will find women who need to hear and receive your gift and pass it on for you.

50% of all proceeds from every sale of the PGTBY journals will go to giving away journals to women’s groups in disadvantaged areas and programs to know that they are not alone.

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The Hearts and Minds Project Series

Get your head and your heart in the same place and start something wonderful.

Ali Fowler, Author & Coach


In this new book series, Ali takes you from inspiration to know how to wisdom to action.

Her simple, easy to read style is for people of all  backgrounds, who are not ‘done yet’ and have more to do, offer, contribute or give back. She will encourage you to just start your ‘something wonderful’, by taking on a side project and just see where that takes you.

If you wanted to take on a project that could change your life or the lives of others, where would you go to find out where to start and how to do it? Answer: right here.

Join Ali and the growing global community of like minded people pursuing their life changing projects and receive notification when this book series is released by Balboa Press later this year. Click on the web link below for more information.

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