Tips on Reinvention – Coaching from Founder Sue Rock!

When Marlo Thomas heard the story of the woman who taught domestic violence survivors how to sew she simply had to include them in her new book “It Ain’t Over”

Sue Rock Originals is the domestic violence charity whose unique vision has helped women across the globe.  “We provide domestic violence survivors with the skills and resources to repair their lives”  Using fabric donations from the garment industry,  women are taught how to make their own clothing and home furnishings.   Marlo was taken by the generosity and kindness of this organization and chose to include them.  Their story is the first in the chapter titled RELENTLESS, something our work truly is.

She also hosted a webinar on April 29  in the first ever National Reinvention Day.  It was a blast being on the webcast with other contributors to her book and speaking with women from around the country.  It was during this webcast that I really understood WHY Marlo had to do this book.  Women throughout the world are seeking insight as to how to reinvent their lives and bring in more joy, money, time and most of all satisfaction for themselves and their families.

Now is the best time to connect to mentors and teachers to gain the insight on how to reinvent yourself and bring a freshness and newness into your life. I am offering free introductory coaching sessions to men and women who want to go past the book and really get the tips and techniques to develop a new and exciting life!

Contact Sue Rock at suerockoriginals@yahoo.com and get your free 30 minute coaching session on How to Reinvent Yourself from Where You Are Right Now!

Get a taste of the wonderful information shared during Marlo Thomas’ webcast here

 

Creativity is endless – when it’s in your own hands……. – Sue Rock Inspirations

When I was growing up in Brooklyn, New York, back in the 70’s – there were a ton of women’s magazines.  And the interesting thing about those magazines  – they offered more than “How to lose weight”,”how to save money” and “How to save time”.

Magazines like Ladies Home Journal Needle & Craft, Women’s Day Needle & Craft and Family Circle would provide its readership the latest fashion and home decor styling of the day.  Current to trend – the magazines were filled with design ideas – the entire second half of the magazine being the instructions for all of it. Need a pattern for a dress – no problem when you can translate graph paper designs to brown paper.

 

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People were encouraged to “make it yourself”.  It is these magazines that gave me the spark to believe that women could make their own lives if raw materials were provided for them.

Looking at just one home accessory – Throw pillows.   Take a quick glance online and throw pillows can cost anywhere from $28 to $75.  I know if I was starting from scratch, throw pillows would the LAST thing on my list!

But look at the wide variety of pillows you can create yourself!  GORGEOUS! This is why Sue Rock Originals pushes the envelope, encouraging women to believe that many many things are possible (and have been possible for quite a while…..:)

What would you most like to have if you were starting over that you think is impossible?  You might be surprised!

Reinvention in REAL time!

Having the opportunity to speak with MARLO THOMAS and some of the women who are in her new book “It Ain’t Over” was remarkable.  People from all over the country took  the time to share their questions with Marlo and her guests online.

The purpose of Sue Rock Originals Everyone is to support survivors of domestic violence who leave.  These remarkable people are making the first steps towards “reinvention” – what does a peaceful life feel like?  How do I start again? Where will I live?  Where will my children go to school?

One of the ways that we support these women is by providing them creative nourishment. We take the time to encourage them to rediscover their loves and their interests – gently and patiently.   We discuss ways of replacing the items left behind in the search for a new life.  Each choice made restores their faith in themselves.

If you would like to participate in the Sue Rock Originals experience – leave a comment below or contact us at suerockoriginals@yahoo.com

 

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Tuesday April 29, 2014 – A National Day Of Reinvention!

On Tuesday, April 29th, from 7:00-8:30pm EST, join Marlo Thomas and women from her new book, It Ain’t Over . . . Till It’s Over, for a National Day of Reinvention. Have you ever wanted to launch a business, travel the world, get a degree, indulge a creative impulse, find love, or try something new? The women in It Ain’t Over have and will share their stories about how they did it!

I will be on from 7:45 pm – Join the conversation!!

http://www.togather.com/event/930/it-aint-over-a-national-day-of-reinvention.html

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It Ain’t Over – Came In Today – AMAZING

It Ain’t Over – the inspirational book created by Marlo Thomas and 60 amazing women!

Sue Rock Originals story begins Chapter 5: “Relentless”

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Book goes LIVE on April 8, order here:

 

Sue Rock Originals – The Story to Inspire a Generation – presented by Ms. Marlo Thomas!

How do you get the nerve to start again! No one knows better than the women profiled in this powerful book by actress, activist, and bestselling author Marlo Thomas.

And the Sue Rock Originals story was chosen to be one of them!

This is one extraordinary event and I am through the moon about it!

If you are of a certain age you may know about Marlo Thomas from her Mondays with Marlo series in the Huffington Post. But to a huge number of women (and men) she is so much more….

Growing up in New York City in the 1970’s, I was inspired by so many things.  The beginning of integration, the development of the UN, Sesame Street! And tied into that were the multitude of programs which expressed the ever changing times.  Shows like Room 222, Family Affair, Julia and most famously THAT GIRL.

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Produced by the daughter of the amazing entertainer and family man Danny Thomas, Marlo Thomas set the stage for whole new type of girl.  Set in my hometown, this girl was charting her own course with her own mind, her own goals and a great sense of style.  (AND she was an actress!)  I loved the show! 

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As time went on, Ms. Thomas was moved by her fans response to her character to create a powerful network of women. She spoke at women’s events, encourged organizing on many level and created the powerful production “Free to be You and ME!” which just celebrated its 40th Anniversary.

 

ImageIt Ain’t Over . . . Till It’s Over introduces us to sixty amazing women who are proving that it’s never too late to live out a dream.  An amazing book (which contributes ALL of the royalties to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital!) chronicles the stories of these women to inspire and encourage people of all ages!

For pre-orders –
http://www.amazon.com/Aint-Over-Till-Life-Dreams-Anytime/dp/1476739919

 

Sue Rock Originals Everyone supports the Chapters of Days for Girls

Well summer 2013, was an intense summer of activity and transformation.  We relocated our 1200 square foot studio and developed a wider reach of women and girls.

As part of our outreach, we chose to extend out donations to a beautiful organization:  DAYS FOR GIRLS!

What is Days for Girls?

Every girl in the world deserves education, safety, and dignity. Together with our network of thousands of exceptional volunteers and partners,we have reached over 60,000 girls and women in 59 nations on 6 continents and counting. It’s working. ​Days for Girls empowers Days of education. Days of health. Days of safety. Days of dignity. We do this by direct distribution of sustainable feminine hygiene kits with many nonprofits, by raising awareness, by helping other organizations start their own programs and importantly, by helping impoverished communities start their own programs to supply kits and training.

Starting in September TEN CHAPTERS  (2 Chapters in California, New Orleans, 3 Chapters in Canada, Utah, Puerto Rico, New Zealand and Australia) we be receiving seasonal donations of panties for use in the creation of Days for Girls packages!

Check out their organization here – its GREAT!

http://www.daysforgirls.org/#!home/mainPage

Sue Rock Originals donates to Sewists helping Oklahoma Tornado victims!

Happy Summer!

Just a quick note to let you know of this GREAT Post this morning on TV host Nancy Zieman’s blog letting sewers know about latest outreach efforts – we will be donating from our fabrics to help survivors of the Oklahoma Tornado disaster!
Check it out here :)

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Sue Rock Originals Everyone, Inc. is willing to donate assorted fabrics to any person or sewing group that is working on projects in their area to support survivors of the Oklahoma tornadoes. All she requests is that the recipient pay for shipping costs.

Interested sewists should contact Sue and her organization at suerockoriginals@yahoo.com. Upon receiving your email, they will send you a response form. The response form requests the following information:

  • The organization/person receiving the fabric
  • The address for delivery
  • The use of the fabric (“Girls Scout Troup 307 of River City is creating pillowcases for families affected by the Oklahoma tornadoes”)

The form gives sewists information about how to pay for shipment of the fabric to their location.

Lastly, Sue requests that in appreciation for the donation and in lieu of payment, that the organization or sewist please share information about this donation in a specific way (newsletter, community meeting, blog, twitter, facebook etc.).  This “word of mouth” outreach helps Sue Rock Originals Everyone, Inc. more than ever! 

- See more at: http://www.nancyzieman.com/blog/nancys-corner/sew-quilts-for-charity-sew-quilts-for-oklahoma-tornado-victims/#sthash.XHL1wElQ.dpuf

 

Sue Rock Originals Everyone, Inc. is willing to donate assorted fabrics to any person or sewing group that is working on projects in their area to support survivors of the Oklahoma tornadoes. All she requests is that the recipient pay for shipping costs.

Interested sewists should contact Sue and her organization at suerockoriginals@yahoo.com. Upon receiving your email, they will send you a response form. The response form requests the following information:

  • The organization/person receiving the fabric
  • The address for delivery
  • The use of the fabric (“Girls Scout Troup 307 of River City is creating pillowcases for families affected by the Oklahoma tornadoes”)

The form gives sewists information about how to pay for shipment of the fabric to their location.

Lastly, Sue requests that in appreciation for the donation and in lieu of payment, that the organization or sewist please share information about this donation in a specific way (newsletter, community meeting, blog, twitter, facebook etc.).  This “word of mouth” outreach helps Sue Rock Originals Everyone, Inc. more than ever! 

- See more at: http://www.nancyzieman.com/blog/nancys-corner/sew-quilts-for-charity-sew-quilts-for-oklahoma-tornado-victims/#sthash.XHL1wElQ.dpuf

 

 

Sue Rock Originals donates the CASA ANA Sewing Program in the Dominican Republic!

When the power of life comes together there are no words….

Sue Rock Originals Everyone has just provided the fabric, sewing machines, notions and garments for the CASA ANA Sewing Project in the Dominican Republic – the genius of Kim Possible and the team at Women Worldwide are making this happen!

Sewing Futures in Azua, DR is a social change project of The Women Worldwide Initiative in partnership with Fundacion Casa Ana that will run in its pilot phase to provide sewing training to increase the skills and income potential of undereducated female caretakers.

Empowering these women with tools, such as technical skills training, will enable them to be better situated to generate income for their households and consequently eliminate the need for them to pull their children out of school.

DSC04278   Jerome Rock is here wheeling out the bags of lingerie and fabrics which will travel from our humble Crown Heights studio to the women in need in the Domincan Republic!DSC04275Here I am with the director of the CASA ANA Project.  She is accepting the fabrics donated from Phillips Van Heusen.  Women will use these fabrics to learn how to sew and uplift their lives!!

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