Monday, December 21

Why Get In Touch?

The Get in Touch Foundation was established by Mary Ann Wasil Nilan in 2004 to encourage women of all ages to “Get In Touch” with their bodies as part of an ongoing crusade to educate them about the importance of early breast cancer detection. Mary Ann met Waves of Gratitude co-founder Kim Wierman at the Make Mine a Million Conference.

“At the conference we were learning about how women’s attitudes about money and their earning power were affected by the women in their lives,” Kim recalls.  “I stood up and told a story about my grandmother wrapping her spending money in aluminum foil and putting it the freezer and then telling my grandfather it was cheese she was putting in her purse in case she got hungry while she was out.  Mary Ann approached me at a break to tell me how the story really made her laugh, but it was her incredible story of survival, hope and faith during her battle with breast cancer that touched us and prompted us to follow her progress and reach out to her almost a year later.” Their immediate connection back in 2008 resulted in an amazing partnership now.

In an effort to share their gratitude for early breast cancer detection and prevention, Waves of Gratitude will donate $3 from every purchase of a signature Large Branches of Hope necklace to the Get In Touch Foundation through February 28, 2010. Individuals who want to purchase the necklace can visit the Waves of Gratitude website to learn more and get a coupon code to receive 15% off any Large Branches of Hope necklace. Pictured below is the Large Branches of Hope necklace with Rose Quartz Swarovski Crystal. also available with Clear Quartz, Aquamarine, Ruby and Amethyst Swarovski Crystals.

The Get In Touch Girls' Program & Daisy Wheel© teaches girls in grades 5-12 the importance of, and how to do a breast self-exam for life with the proprietary and effective 8-step Daisy Wheel through lectures in open community settings that facilitate comfort and discussion.

Mary Ann Wasil Nilan (pictured above) says, “The Get In Touch Foundation® is delighted to have been chosen by Waves of Gratitude to be a recipient of their philanthropic commitment to making a difference in our world! Each dollar that Waves of Gratitude donates to Get In Touch means one more Daisy Wheel© makes it into the hands of one more girl. Kudos to Waves of Gratitude for joining us in our mission to “change the world one girl at a time!”  Hope Lives!”

“With each Large Branches of Hope necklace purchase, you are affecting the lives of three girls” says Cheryl Nordyke, Waves of Gratitude CEO.” Kim Wierman adds, “We are so excited to give back to The Get in Touch Foundation. I am grateful for Mary Ann’s strength and inspiration, and I know she is going to affect so many people."

Get more information about The Get In Touch Foundation at Don’t forget to visit to get your 15% off coupon code and tell all your friends that they can help Waves of Gratitude give back by giving the gift of a beautiful and meaningful Branches of Hope necklace available exclusively from Waves of Gratitude.

Wednesday, December 16

Recognize Someone’s Extraordinary Life TODAY

At Waves of Gratitude, we couldn’t think of any better way to celebrate the spirit of the season, reflect on 2009 and start 2010 on a positive note than thinking about the people in our lives who express their gratitude with extraordinary personal style.

That’s why we created Expressions of Gratitude, an exclusive Waves of Gratitude award given to one lucky individual nominated for expressing their gratitude with extraordinary personal style.

Nominate someone TODAY to give them a chance at winning the exclusive Waves of Gratitude Expressions of Gratitude Award. Use this link ( to nominate someone by submitting their name and a brief description of how they expressed their gratitude with extraordinary personal style.

One deserving Expressions of Gratitude nominee will win the exclusive Waves of Gratitude Expressions of Gratitude Award on January 15, 2010. To remind the winner about the importance of expressing gratitude, they will receive a stylish solid sterling silver 1 1/4" Branches of Hope Pendant with a clear Swarovski crystal on an 18" Genuine Black Leather necklace (Retail Value: $104.90).

Don't forget to nominate someone who has expressed their gratitude with extraordinary personal style (either yourself, a friend, family member, or colleague) before January 14 at 11:59pm EST for the exclusive Waves of Gratitude Expressions of Gratitude Award.

Friday, December 4

Gift Recommendations from Waves of Gratitude

Looking for a perfect gift for that unique friend, colleague or family member? The Waves of Gratitude team makes your holiday shopping experience easy! With just a few clicks, you will have a printable GIFT CERTIFICATE that will help you take care of everyone on your list.
  • Who reminds you of HOPE? Give them the WAVES OF GRATITUDE BRANCHES OF HOPE pendant on a bracelet or necklace. Waves of Gratitude also created the HOPE Signature Top
  • For YOGA enthusiasts, try the WAVES OF GRATITUDE YOGA WAVE necklace or bracelet. The solid sterling silver piece combines the Health and Strength Waves to make a beautiful, fluid and sculpted form that aligns with the lifestyle.
  •  Try the WAVES OF GRATITUDE DANCING WAVE necklace or bracelet for those that love to DANCE, or DANCE to the beat of their OWN drum.
  •  Who has made a MAJOR ACCOMPLISHMENT this year? Remind them to express gratitude for their accomplishments with our ACCOMPLISHMENT WAVE on a bracelet or necklace.
  • Give nurses, doctors, or all-around HEALTH enthusiasts the WAVES OF GRATITUDE HEALTH WAVE necklace or bracelet.
Recommend the items we recommend, pick your own gift from our website, but ultimately give THEM the choice with a Waves of Gratitude Gift Certificate.

Don't forget to visit to give the gift of gratitude this holiday season.

Tuesday, December 1

Visit the New Waves of Gratitude Website

We are proud to debut the new Waves of Gratitude website and new image at We encourage all our readers to visit the NEW website to view our beautiful and meaningful Inspired Jewelry and Inspired Apparel.

Waves of Gratitude was founded by Cheryl Nordyke and Kim Wierman on the strong belief that everyone should have the opportunity to “wear” symbols of gratitude that have style and meaning. The mission of Waves of Gratitude is to offer products that inspire people to remember the importance of expressing gratitude.

"After finding myself unemployed for the first time at the age of 42, I went searching for a piece of jewelry to remind me to be grateful regardless of my situation," said Cheryl Nordyke, CEO.  "When I was unable to find anything that spoke to me, Kim and I decided to create our own products that inspire and express our gratitude."

To view the new website and new image of Waves of Gratitude, go to

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