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Make a Resolution that Ripples: Become A Big

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Every new year, you may be filled with resolutions to become a better person. One resolution we at the Nerium Ripple Foundation can suggest is to become a “Big,” or mentor, for non-profit organization Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, and January happens to be National Mentoring Month. In the past, we’ve featured Ripple Stories in which the people involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters mention a sense of fulfillment that comes from knowing that they’re making a difference in someone else’s life. Still, you may be on the fence about getting involved as a Big. We understand! It’s a big commitment. So, make sure you’re up for the task by considering these three things as you begin a special mentor relationship. Be authentically interested in building the relationship Kids can tell if you’re genuinely interested in them. Big Sister Jesse would offer rides to her Little Sister Jasmine so…

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How Making Time for a “LITTLE” Relationship Turned into a “BIG” Reward

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Debbi-Jo Horton, 56, is a Rhode Island-based international CPA, and a Nerium International Brand Partner since April 2013. She was introduced to Nerium by a friend and absolutely fell in love with Nerium AD Formula Night Cream, but at first, had zero interest in selling skincare on the side. Debbi-Jo had a very busy family life and a demanding full-time job, living three-and-a-half months out of the year in Costa Rica during tax season. “Nerium frankly didn’t fit into my life,” she said, “there weren’t enough hours in the day to devote to one more thing.” Still, she had retirement on the brain and thought a Nerium business might help her bridge that gap — and give her some peace of mind. Then, Debbi-Jo found herself facing a series of life-changing hurdles. Her partner, Justin was diagnosed with cancer, and after battling for several months sadly passed away in 2016. During…

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Imagine the Ripple You Can Make

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Here at the Nerium Ripple Foundation, we can show you many quotes from Nerium International Brand Partners who’ve chosen to dedicate their time and their support to mentoring kids in their communities. From a weekend museum trip to just hanging out and spending time together during the week, being a mentor to a child can help kids with their self-esteem as well as improve their relationship with family, teachers, and friends. Who wouldn’t want to be a part of that mission? Many of Nerium International’s Independent Brand Partners couldn’t agree more, which is why they take the time to volunteer as Bigs and help kids realize their potential and their futures with Big Brothers Big Sisters of America (BBBSA). This is what some of our Brand Partners had to say about their rewarding experiences acting as Bigs to their Littles. “It has given me more than I ever imagined and provided me with the ability to make a…

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Good News Detroit: Bowling to Uplift the Community Through Bowl for Kids’ Sake

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Recently, Nerium International Independent Brand Partners Rosa and Steve Engelman helped organize their second successful Bowl For Kids’ Sake event at Imperial Lanes in Clinton Township, Michigan. Together, with matching funds from Nerium, the couple delivered more than $10,000 to Big Brother Big Sisters (BBBS) of Metropolitan Detroit. “It always makes us and everyone who participates feel great to help out in such a fun way,” Steve said. “We know this event directly goes to help match kids with Bigs, so it’s worth all the effort to pull it off.” Steve added that turnout and support were strong from friends and family but the couple is hoping more local Independent Brand Partners will come out next year! Come Together As a Big Brother, Steve loves to participate in Bowl for Kids’ Sake to help his local agency raise funds for Big Brothers Big Sisters. Steve became a Big Brother in…

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The Future Looks Bright with SUCCESS for Teens

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Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Nerium International Jeff Olson is the author of the bestselling book The Slight Edge, which was developed into a handbook for kids ages 12 to 17. SUCCESS for Teens is designed to help young people across America learn how to clearly define goals and practice the simple, “slight-edge” disciplines for higher achievement in academics and sports while improving social skills and reaching personal success. “We are proud to have partnered with the SUCCESS Foundation to pursue an initiative of bettering our teens. In conjunction with SUCCESS Foundation, we’ve held free workshops for thousands of teens across the United States,” Olson said. “We’ve also supported the foundation’s goal of donating more than two million free copies of SUCCESS for Teens to tomorrow’s achievers.” Among those who have benefited from SUCCESS for Teens are the aging-out foster kids who attend the Excellerate Youth Development Program, a 16-week…

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Walking the Talk: Nerium Ripple Foundation is Committed to Making People Better

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American poet Maya Angelou once wrote, “I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver.” From day one, Nerium International has believed, valued, and supported personal growth through giving back. “When you create positive improvements in your life,” says Chief Marketing Officer Amber Olson Rourke, “you’re creating positive ripples that spread out all around you, like a pebble of positivity dropped in a pond.” Sure, it’s a tough goal to set for oneself but together Nerium International, its Independent Brand Partners, and Nerium Ripple Foundation are walking the talk. With a vision of Making People Better on a global basis, age-defying skincare and wellness company Nerium International created the Nerium Ripple Foundation in 2015. Since then, Independent Brand Partners have collectively contributed $4.5 million USD showing their commitment to serving the community through its partnerships with Big Brothers Big Sisters, World Vision International (WVI), and…

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Loving, Caring and Sharing is a Family Business: One NMD Shares Her Story

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For many people, yoga represents a conscious connection to self and to life. If you’re feeling philosophical or spiritual, you may agree with Big Shakti – a website offering expert resources and products to help you achieve optimal physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health – that yoga reveals the “luminous intelligence and the beauty that lies within us.” It’s this beauty that lies within her and her enthusiasm to connect with others that motivated Kira to start her own business as a chair-yoga instructor for the elderly after becoming a National Marketing Director with Nerium International. Kira is BIG on this sort of thing – building and developing relationships – which is why she also decided to become a “Big” with non-profit organization Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) with her local Indianapolis chapter. BBBS provides children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships that change their…

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The Slight Edge for Teens: A New Generation of Super Heroes in the Making

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“I know it’s a cliché but it’s true: the next generation of teens DO have their whole lives ahead of them,” author of The Slight Edge Jeff Olson always says. Young people have a unique opportunity to integrate the principles and philosophy of The Slight Edge into their lives early on. Through the ensuing ripple effect, these teens’ purpose-driven actions can then positively impact the world. “That’s what The Slight Edge is all about,” says Olson. Taking advantage of this opportunity, 33 ambitious teens between the ages of 12 and 17 signed up for the annual Slight Edge for Teens Workshop to learn how having a superhero attitude can help them excel in academics and athletics which ultimately will help them achieve their biggest dreams. The workshop was held Saturday, July 22 from 1 – 4 p.m. in The Dome at America’s Center in St. Louis, Missouri, as part of…

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Nerium Honors its Commitment to Making Ripples of Change

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This year, Nerium International attended, as Gold Sponsor, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America’s (BBBSA) National Conference opening luncheon for the fifth consecutive year. With the theme Powering Big Futures, the weeklong conference was held from June 25 to 29 in San Diego, California, to encourage BBBSA partners and affiliates to connect with one another, attend funds development workshops, and inspire each other by sharing personal experiences. Since 2012, Nerium International and its Brand Partners have raised more than $4.2 million for BBBSA: first, through the company’s philanthropic program, and starting in 2015, through the Nerium Ripple Foundation – the company’s charitable organization. Setting a new goal for 2017, Nerium plans to exceed $1 million, making Nerium International the largest corporate fundraising partner of BBBSA in the United States. Nerium International partners with BBBSA to help make a positive impact on children and to empower young people facing social and…

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Independent Brand Partner Spotlight: Susan Miles

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With only two weeks to raise money for Indiana Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) through Bowl for Kids’ Sake (BFKS) in March, Nerium Independent Brand Partner Susan Miles and the Bossbabes Bowlers set out to raise $500. The commitment and dedication of the Bossbabes Bowlers – who also included a couple of men, despite the name –  paid off! The small team of five walked away from the event with double the money raised, thanks to Nerium Ripple Foundation’s promise to match 100 percent funds as part of the company’s ongoing philanthropic partnership with BBBS of America. Brand Partners on a Roll Susan quickly learned to pledge to raise money with a two-week deadline isn’t all that easy. Still, the Bossbabes Bowlers had a goal and there was no slowing down! As team captain, Susan kicked into high gear – and from sunrise until time to tuck her kids into…

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