If You Want To Be Somebody


By Mandy Hall, Board of Directors

So often we look at others that we feel are “somebody”. We look at their house, spouse and life with envy. It may be a co-worker, friend or even an acquaintance on social media. It’s been said time and again that social media is the snapshot of the perfect moment captured between the craziness. It’s really true. If you talk to the subject about their full experience captured, more often than not, they will tell you how stressed, upset or insecure they felt during that “perfect shot”.

We spend so much of our valuable time wishing we were living a life that isn’t ours. If you want to be somebody that you envy, stop wishing to be someone you’re not. Embrace and be confident in who you are and know that you don’t have to give the control of your fate and your life’s snapshots to anybody else. Be real. Be raw. Be unique. Let me just tell you that we see how wonderful you are. We see your strength, stability and abilities lying just beneath the surface of how you may feel right now and we want you to see it too.

“Be yourself; Everyone else is already taken.” — Oscar Wilde

Please reach out to Living Hope Centers if you need support. We are here for you, we will meet you where you’re at and help you take the next step toward that perfect moment between all the craziness that life brings. #youmatter #success



By Mandy Hall, Board of Directors

Sometimes we get into those seasons in life when we feel stuck. There seems to be nowhere to turn, no support and least of all, no chance at making a huge, dramatic life change. Recently, I was speaking with a past Hope House resident that was in this exact situation before she came to us. She really felt like the only option was to keep living in the abused life that seemed to be her fate and her normal, day in and day out.

I was actually reaching out to ask for her help with a project for the upcoming Phoenix Gala. I was hoping to get her to participate and the response I received was, “I will do anything to help promote Living Hope Centers. If it wasn’t for you all, I would be homeless with my 3 children.” This past resident gave me more than what I had hoped for, she reaffirmed absolutely everything we are about.

I want to encourage you today that if you feel like you are in a situation that you have no control over, please reach out. If you or your family is experiencing abuse, please understand that you have a way out. There is hope for your situation and we would love to help you find that hope. You do not have to stay stuck. You deserve an enriched life of love and grace just as much as anyone else.