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      ChariTy evenT from page 1                         Beach County,
                                                        SleepOut is part
      stars on the ball field is optional, but dedicating the night   of The  Lord’s
      to ending homelessness is essential.              Place’s effort to
        With an estimated 3,000 men, women, and children   spread awareness
      without a safe place to call home on any given night in Palm   and  raise  the
                                                        funds  to  provide
                                                        the resources,
                                                        p r o g r a m s,
                                                        a n d  se r v i c e s
                                                        n e c e ssa r y  t o
                                                        break the cycle
                                                        of homelessness.
                                                        The fundraising
                                                        goal is $325,000
                                                        and all donations
                                                        will be matched  Left to right: The  Lord’s Place
                                                        dollar-for-dollar  Board Chair Cornelia Thornburgh,
                                                        until March 31,  The Honorable  Ann Brown, The
      Grace (jumping) and Charlotte Bischoff at a past   by The Honorable  Lord’s Place CEO Diana Stanley at
      SleepOut event                                    Ann Brown.       SleepOut 2022

        The Singles Scene Column                                            ©

        Contents Inside May Cause Happiness!               We have also noticed that our clients are falling in love   Closing candlelight ceremonies at past SleepOut events
                                                        quicker than in years prior. The “L-word” comes easier these
        By: Kelly Leary, M.S.,                          days. Exclusivity is making a comeback. Traditional one-on-
        CEO/Head Matchmaker                             one dating is on the rise leading to sustainable courtships and/or     In addition to the hopeless eyes behind the person holding
           “Life moves pretty fast. If                  forever love. This is just the happiest news ever, right?   the “homeless and hungry” sign on the side of the street,
        you don’t stop and look around                     Thanks for spending your time with me again today. I am   there are many who are unhoused and hidden from sight:
        once in a while, you could miss                 looking forward to catching up with you soon. Please mention
        it.” ~~Ferris Bueller                           this article for priority booking when you are on the phone with   the man whose rent recently skyrocketed and no longer has
           Happy March to all of our                    one of my matchmakers! Our schedules are filling up quickly this   a place to live; the woman who became disabled in a car
        clients, friends, and couples.                  year (lucky you...the more the merrier).           accident, can no longer work, and whose disability check
        Spring is days away. This is a                     Happy Saint Patrick’s Day to all! Let’s celebrate together!   doesn’t cover the cost of living in Palm Beach County; the
        time for new beginnings and                                                          XOXO, Kelly   mother who is working during the day while her children
        refreshing. Spring cleaning                        #LuckyInLove #RevolutionDating #SpringIntoLove
        is not only for the home.                       #JoinTheMovement #TellYourFriends                  are at school and then sleeping in their car at night. These
        It’s for the soul. If you find                     Kelly Leary  has 32 years in the dating         scenarios are too prevalent.
        yourself nesting and making                     industry and a Master’s Degree in Psychology.        SleepOut 2023 is your opportunity to help. Based on
        your surroundings even more                     She’s been profiled by  Florida Woman              the community’s feedback, The Lord’s Place reimagined
        beautiful this time of year, remember to prioritize your personal life   Magazine, The Palm Beach Post, Stuart   this annual event with brand-new activities. SleepOut will
        too. There is no better anti-aging phenomenon than falling in love.   Magazine, and other local publications. All
        You are never too old and it is never too late! In the here and now,   Revolution Dating clients are prescreened   give people of all ages the opportunity to actively engage in
        calm your heart and light up your soul. Positive things are about to   in person in their private corporate office.   hands-on volunteer opportunities, travel the agency’s mission
        happen for you! Ready. Set. Go.                 Professional photos are taken by the staff. Revolution Dating   pathway through a client’s eyes, and enjoy an auction, music,
                 1. Believe In Yourself. What do you love about YOU?   is not online dating or blind dating. In addition to providing   a celebratory program, and an inspiring candlelight ceremony.
        Regardless of your age, clothing size, or status—know that you   matchmaking services that make singles “UN-single” through their   SleepOut will shine light on those experiencing homelessness
        have a lot to offer. Your future guy or girl (who is right around the   exclusive membership, each membership is custom made to suit you
        corner) will feel the same way too. Banish self-doubt. Confidence   and your needs. For more information, please call 561-630-XOXO   in our community – helping our most vulnerable neighbors
        mixed with kindness is appealing. Don’t let the noise between   (9696) or 772-932-HERE (4373) or visit www.revolutiondating.  access the tools needed to create sustainable, independent lives.
        your ears talk you out of dating. All of the good ones are not   com. *All inquiries are confidential. *Representing Ages 21 to 81.     After the program, all attendees are encouraged to set up
        taken~~just look in the mirror!                                                                    sleeping bags and tents at the event, uniquely on the outfield,
                 2. Minimize Time Killers. Decrease your time on social   Local Revolutionary Hot Shots:   or in their homes or backyards. SleepOut encourages people to
        media sites. Intentionally change your patterns this March and      The following photos were taken at the corporate headquarters
        socialize IRL (in real life). Walk away from the dating app trap and   of Revolution Dating located in PGA Commons. Revolution   step out of the comfort of their homes for a night in a symbolic
        hire a professional to do the work for you. Stop dating that man or   Dating has been shining like a star over PGA Boulevard for   effort to raise awareness of those without a home.
        woman that you know is not the one. Focus your energy in a positive   almost ten years and counting. LOCATION is KEY when you     “At The Lord’s Place we recognize that all people deserve
        direction. If someone or something is not serving you--cut the ties.   want the best clients in South Florida and the Treasure Coast.   respect and a place to call home; so, we are answering the call
                 3. Be Vulnerable. Fear of rejection should not govern you.   Please note, the following clients enjoy the extra exposure as   for help. Let us take you out to the ballpark for a night where
        If you sense that this is your problem, talk to a trusted friend or a   an add-on bonus--and they have agreed to go public. If you are
        therapist. My team and I are always available for questions too, if   interested in any of our amazing clients here, please mention it   you can give back to our community and learn how to be part
        you need a neutral and honest opinion. When you date with intention,   when you call. Know that the majority of our database wishes   of the solution, and, in turn, we will be your feet on the street
        the dating process will be much more fun than you think. Half of this   to remain confidential and you can too. Obviously, these clients   helping those most vulnerable,” stated CEO Diana Stanley.
        is who we date, but the other half is how we date. So many people   will be swept away soon so do act before they become TAKEN.     Register to attend this free, fun, and life-changing event
        find the right one who has everything they are looking for and they   Timing is everything. Many of them are already on their first dates   using the code “FreeEvent” or make a donation of any size
        are so afraid of rejection that they either self-sabotage or freeze.   and second dates. We move quickly and so should you. We look
                 4. Cool Down Urges. Overdoing food, drink, or any other vice   forward to collaborating with you too! This is clearly not blind   to be matched by The Honorable Ann Brown: sleepouttlp.
        is a surefire way to sabotage the balance of your romantic future.   dating or online dating. This is matchmaking the best of the best   com/register.
        If you find yourself overindulging and doing things you should not   singles in our local communities. This firm does not enroll people     “No one should have to worry about whether they have a roof
        be doing or dating people you should not be dating, you are only   over the phone or on a video chat. *If someone is pre-qualified   over their heads. This year, I am matching every single dollar
        destroying the chances of living your best life. You are essentially   we will make an exception and do the first interview via video   raised for SleepOut, because when my husband Donald and I
        blocking yourself from love. I.E. Thwart your own escape tendencies   chat but the goal is to meet all clients at least twice in-person in
        and face the mystical music of love that you yearn for deep down.   our office. This is a good thing in this day and age. What’s not to   first attended SleepOut almost 10 years ago, we were moved.
                 5. Walk It Off. Movement is key and is a cure for mild   love? My clients love their life (as you can tell in these photos)   We saw ‘the world’ represented at this great equalizer and were
        depression and/or anxiety. The next time you find yourself plopping   but there is one thing missing...could it be YOU?   impressed and moved by the number of people coming together
        down on the couch after dinner, go for a 30-minute walk instead.      Let the good times roll!     with donations, large and small, to make a difference in the
        The rewards of action versus stillness are too profound to measure.                                lives of those experiencing homelessness. I continue to give in
        Your mind will relax and create more space for loving people and
        thoughts. This is medical science. You will sleep better too. Your                                 memory of Don. It is my way to honor him,” commented Brown.
        future companion will appreciate your extra beauty sleep!                                            Attendees are also encouraged to bring supplies to help
                 6. Reconnect by Disconnecting. Instead of spending time                                   create school backpacks, pantry baskets, cleaning buckets,
        alone in front of the television or on social media, make a date                                   and outreach bags during the event. The kits assembled will
        with someone you would like to get to know better--or make an                                      serve the 1,800 clients who are in The Lord’s Place care every
        appointment with me. The point is: If you don’t know anyone
        to connect with, we can help make an introduction for you. It is                                   year, including those currently living on the street and in their
        not what you know, it is who you know. It’s simple. It’s math.                                     housing programs for men, women, and families. For more
        It’s smart. Life is all about connecting.                                                          information on the items to bring, visit:
                 7. Expand Your Circle. Make new friends and see new places.   Meet Jason...  Meet Corrina...  Meet Liz...  Volunteer service hours will be provided.
        Challenge yourself. Awaken. It’s good for your brain...not to mention   Managing   Retired and   Registered Nurse     Each additional housed person in Palm Beach County is a
        your love life and your health. Dare to do something out of your daily   Partner/CEO  Loving Life   and Wellness Coach
        grind. Do it today. Variety is the “spice of life:” and will compliment                            home run. Attend SleepOut 2023 and help hit homelessness
        your life, year, mind, heart, and soul. You deserve it too. Refill that                            out of the ballpark.
        love tank. You have waited long enough and missed out on enough                                    About The Lord’s Place
        this past twelve months. So, keep calm and go for it! You’re alive                                   For more than 40 years, The Lord’s Place has been
        and the world is full of wonder this Spring of 2023.                                               working to break the cycle of homelessness for men, women,
           We have always had an impressive draw of people in this club,
        but I have to say that the clientele we are meeting this year and last                             and children in Palm Beach County, through innovative,
        year is different and even more impressive than in prior years. With                               compassionate and effective services. It provides supportive
        the online dating nose dive gone rampant in Florida, quality singles                               and graduate housing at 12 locations; operates social
        are more likely to hire a verified matchmaker (with a physical local                               enterprises including Joshua Catering; provides job training
        office). I’ve also noticed that people that would usually not commit are                           and placement services, clinical and care coordination, and
        committing. Exclusivity is on the rise. Pairing Off is trending. These   Meet Kristy...  Meet David...  Meet Jason...
        facts make online dating and the bar scene even more undesirable for   Nurse Anesthetist   Medical Doctor  CEO and Director   community engagement services; and has a highly-successful
        Florida singles. So where do the good ones go? HERE, my friend.                                    reentry program helping men and women transitioning from
                                                                                                           incarceration. For more information visit
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