Reflections of the Wind

In New Orleans, Lent is not only a time for Friday Fish Fries and giving up bad habits for 40 days. It's also a chance to reflect on your life decisions and the world around you. This is the time to think of ways to "Pay It Forward" to members of our amazing NOLA community.

In early February, multiple tornadoes hit various homes and businesses in New Orleans East. When I first heard the news, I thought, “That could have been me!” My next thought was, “How can I ease the pain of the lives affected?” The answer was easy... COMPASSION + ACTION. I love how quickly our city came together to help our neighbors in need. Moments like this remind me of why I love New Orleans.

 Photo: Catholic Charities of New Orleans

Photo: Catholic Charities of New Orleans

Our next signature "Healthy Happy Hour" is dedicated to the victims of the tornadoes to let them know that WE STAND TOGETHER in times of hardship and heartbreak. In the Big Easy we know how to "Party With A Purpose" and when it's time to "Pay It Forward" to our community. 

Footprints is all about GIVING BACK and we love how supportive our Footprinters are. We select an organization to donate a portion of the proceeds to for each event and are happy to help several families for this upcoming Healthy Happy Hour: Strength & Soul on March 15th. We hope you're able to join us and the Peoples Health New Orleans Jazz Market for an evening of Yoga, Pilates, Barre, cocktails, food and giveaways.

The words "Strength" & "Soul" represent the adveristy and culture of our city. We are resilient and everyone knows it.

 Photo: XO Quinntographer

Photo: XO Quinntographer

Food will be available by the wonderful La Cocinita food truck with spirits by the Bolden Bar at the PHNOJM. There will be both cocktails AND mocktails for those participating in the #AlcoholFreeFo40 challenge with our friends from Eat Fit NOLA, while also supporting the Big Easy Dry Out challenge.  Feel free to stay after to enjoy some great live music during the Jazz Market's weekly Open Mic Night beginning at 9p.

Find the full details of Strength & Soul HERE. Don't forget to #SaveYourMat :)

Come Join The Journey with us in doing what we do best... coming together and celebrating life!