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Breaking Free from Blame and Shame (“BS”)

Breaking Free from Blame and Shame (“BS”)

Most people’s automatic response to pain is either blame, which focuses on the ways others have hurt us, or shame, which dwells on our own mistakes. Either choice distracts us from our purpose, limits our potential, and prevents us from doing the right next thing. No matter what we have experienced, and regardless of the choices we have made, we always have the choice now to move forward and beyond “the BS.”

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Beyond Bootstraps: Expanding Opportunities for All

Beyond Bootstraps: Expanding Opportunities for All

Some people argue that those in difficult situations are there because of the choices they've made. This perspective assumes life is a level playing field where we all have equal opportunities to succeed. However, this viewpoint is flawed and overlooks the systemic...

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How To Live According To Your Values

How To Live According To Your Values

Explore the transformative journey of Matt and Robyn Roberts, co-owners of Riverside Homes, as they share insights on intentional living and purpose-driven choices. Uncover the power of their Goal Circle exercise, guiding you to set concrete goals and align your life with your deepest values.

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Learning About Your “Sphere”

Learning About Your “Sphere”

The goal of the rethreading process is to expand our overall capacity so we’re better able to hold emotions and experiences other than shame, mistrust, and fear. In Episode 4 of our Rethreading Lives podcast, you will see Rethreaded’s Founder and CEO, Kristin Keen, holding up a large toy sphere, which expands and contracts as you push and pull on it. She explains that each of us is like that sphere, expanding and contracting, based on our experiences and responses, in a way that either adds to or takes from our capacity.

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Defining and Practicing Mindfulness

Defining and Practicing Mindfulness

When we’re mindful, we can live in what is likely a safe present reality, rather than become trapped in catastrophic scenarios, a frantic pace of life, or unhealthy coping mechanisms. That’s the subject of Rethreading Lives episode 3 with Bethany Crawley, a mindfulness coach who believes that there is more to life and shares how we can enjoy it more fully.

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Why There Is Joy in the Rethreaded Kitchen

Why There Is Joy in the Rethreaded Kitchen

The Rethreaded toffee kitchen is a production environment with clear procedures, codes to observe, and repetitive tasks. With many batches of toffee to make every day, it would be natural to assume the pace is fast and demanding. While that may be true in other similar environments, Rethreaded’s kitchen couldn’t be more different.

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The Relationship Between Work and Mental Health

The Relationship Between Work and Mental Health

Every employee at Rethreaded contributes in some way to producing, packaging, distributing, or selling our unique items. Many of our jobs are repetitive tasks that do not immediately seem glamorous. This is true of the production floor in our toffee kitchen. And yet, as Kitchen Manager Lisa shared in a recent podcast, the repetitive tasks she and the other kitchen staff complete each day are immensely healing.

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How to Find Your Purpose

How to Find Your Purpose

Finding our purpose can feel like a complicated, existential process. But to Rethreaded’s Kristin and Jason, it’s not that complicated. In Rethreading Lives Episode 8, they explain what they believe is the surprisingly simple (though not always easy) way to find your purpose and start living it out each day.

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Grace Scarf & Threads for Hope

Grace Scarf & Threads for Hope

Before you knew much about Rethreaded, you had probably seen our Grace Scarf around town. It’s our most recognizable item, and we’re so grateful for the many community members who proudly sport one.

Both the Grace Scarf and its newer sister product, the Threads for Hope bracelet, are made from upcycled tee shirts which have been given a new life and purpose. They are, in many ways, a physical representation of the Rethreading Process and how it transforms lives.

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Springfield Saturday

Hello Springfield! Come on down for a day of shopping, toffee tasting, and touring our space. Enjoy a community brunch with neighbors, and get the first pick of our seasonal items… all while supporting survivors of human trafficking.

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Birthday Party

Come celebrate Rethreaded's birthday and support survivors. There will be fun, games, raffles, tasty treats, and much more! We celebrate each year with a fresh theme and plenty of surprises, so be sure to stop in and help us celebrate another incredible year!

Come celebrate Rethreaded's birthday! There will be fun, games, raffles, tasty treats, and much more! We celebrate each year with a fresh theme and plenty of surprises, so be sure to stop in and help us celebrate another incredible year!

Mom’s Night Out

Enjoy reconnection, rejuvenation, and the opportunity to make a difference. This event is designed to uplift and empower moms while supporting a great cause. 

Engage in refreshing activities, enjoy specialty treats, and revel in a community of women determined to support one another through thick and thin.

This is a special event meant to engage moms with refreshing activities, specialty treats, and connections with other moms in the area.

Cocktails For A Cause

Meet with other Realtors in your area while you enjoy cocktails, networking, exclusive toffee tasting, and a personalized shopping experience while contributing to the care and support of survivors of human trafficking.

Are you in the real estate industry and looking to expand your professional network? Our Cocktails for a Cause event connects relators, interior designers, contractors, and other real estate industry professionals here in Jacksonville. You'll not only get the opportunity to network but also here from industry experts.

Women Empowering Women

Connect, uplift, and support survivors of human trafficking. Enjoy hors d'oeuvres, drinks, and Rethreaded’s unique upcycled products. Take part in authentic breakout group discussions about how to value and intentionally use your time. 

Proceeds from ticket sales provide employment, holistic care, and services for women in Rethreaded’s Survivor Development Program.

Connect with other women at our Women Empowering Women events. You'll have the opportunity to take part in authentic breakout group discussions and network with like-minded women in our community.

Mukti Freedom Gala

Join us for our largest annual fundraiser. Enjoy a champagne welcome, hors d’oeuvres, an open bar, seated dinner, silent and live auctions, entertainment, and dancing. 

As always, proceeds from this event go directly toward supporting survivors of human trafficking.

Our Mukti Gala is our largest annual fundraiser that helps us provide the resources needed for the survivor's development program. We would love your support at our next Mukti- which means "freedom" in Bengali - and help change lives with us. Plus, if you have the opportunity to join us in the festivities you'll get to enjoy an open bar, seated dinner, silent and live auctions, entertainment, dancing and so much more!

Human Trafficking Educational Panel

Join us as we discuss human trafficking prevention, dispel myths, and learn how to empower survivors. Experts will share their insights, experience, and perspective. Ticket proceeds support survivor care, support, and education.

Want to learn more about human trafficking prevention, dispel myths, and how you can empower survivors? Join us at one of our Human Trafficking Educational Panels where experts share their insights, experiences, and perspectives.