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Two Years!

Exactly one month ago, we completed our first highly anticipated State of Gratitude Wellness Retreat! Not only did we book every tent on site, but it went amazing. We even had the opportunity to co-sponsor some spots with Westwind Recovery of Los Angeles to give some newly sober individuals the opportunity to take part in our experience!  And, after listening to everyone and their comments and joy on the trip, we decided that next year was too long too wait for a second one! So onwards with September 22-25, 2022. Roughly 4 months away from now, at the end of the summer, beginning of Fall, when the hot summer desert days are beginning to cool off again. We will be...

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Pickles in Paradise

Lately, there has been a lot going on in this head of mine. Where to begin almost seems a little daunting. For starters, the past month has been met with triumphs as well as sad moments. The indescribable loss of Julia in January initially cast a dark shadow over a seemingly optimistic start to the new year. As tragic as her loss has been, it has been an opportunity for me to take a step in the direction of making sure that I am okay. So much of my life over the past year and a half with this gratitude baby has been hustling left and right to get this brand and the cause into the light and seen in...

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Tribute To A Beautiful Soul

Normally, we start off the new year with some sort of resolution or positive affirmation. However, sometimes things occur which are completely out of our control and completely unexpected.  Yesterday, Heaven welcomed an angel from Earth, Julia Alvarez. As I type this, it is completely incomprehensible to think that she is no longer with us here. Her life was taken tragically in a car accident on the morning of January 9th, 2022, but her memory and her spirit will always remain with me. She was an incredible individual with such a kind spirit, wise beyond years, but so young (only 22 years old).  I met Julia at a fashion show last year as we coincidentally sat next to each other....

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Letter to 2021

The year is ending and I just wanted to take a moment to reflect on all that has occurred. The beginning of the year was a little rough for me on a personal level, and I just want to thank all my gratitude junkies for truly helping to bring me back to life. Starting this initiative from scratch and having the ability to rally a community around State of Gratitude has been a blessing. Without all of you there would be no State of Gratitude. As the year has evolved, it has been filled with so much excitement as well as challenges. I look forward to continuing to bring what we have started in Miami to other cities throughout the...

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Cielos

Cielos Main Promo.mp4 from Cheni Yerushalmi on Vimeo. It’s called Step One.  Have a vision. Does it have to be clear? Not necessarily. In the beginning of creating State of Gratitude, my vision was to create something bigger than just a simple tee shirt brand. Over the course of time, through patience and trying to imagine a world where the stigma around addiction didn’t exist… cultivating an identity that curates a community of gratitude across all lines regardless of age, race, sexual orientation, identity, and most importantly struggle.  We all overcome certain obstacles in our life and have so much to experience and life stories to share.  What is most important to us is cultivating a community that brings power...

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