welcome to rise to wellness

For almost 20 years, we at Rising Star Outreach have regularly witnessed the power of human fortitude in the face of unimaginable circumstances. We have seen what can only be described as “miracles” built out of nothing other than the sheer will and faith of people banning together for a common cause. Each one of us is stronger than we think we are and we are even stronger when we unite.

Let us unite as a global community and lift each other up by generously sharing our strengths, talents, and messages of hope. Together we can help each other get through this troubling time and Rise To Wellness.





Coping With COVID-19, Life In A Leprosy Colony | Time: 2:01

Rise To Wellness Videos & Resources


 We teamed up with some amazing and generous content creators to offer these online haven of wellness resources to anyone who is in need of HEALING, CONNECTION, and EMPOWERMENT. Get comfy in your favorite yoga pants and browse our library of wellness resources below. There is sure to be something for everyone to enjoy.

Boho Dream Catcher | 20 min

By Laura Lofgreen – My 100 Daughters

Make Your Own Boho Style Dream Catcher Inspired By India

Project Details

“I am inspired daily because I believe dreams come true. I have some big dreams, like sponsoring 100 girls from India with Rising Star Outreach. I had the privilege of illustrating 100 beautiful girls in the coloring book My 100 Daughters of India.
So what would a dream catcher for my 100 daughters look like? Most would agree gold is the color of India. From skin color to adorning jewels, gold is almost everywhere you look. Rare, valuable, resilient, beautiful, just like the children of India. I’m a whole-hearted dreamer who believes if you can dream it, it will come true. As a sustainable artist who uses recycled materials, I want to inspire you to believe this too.”  
– Laura Lofgreen

Mindful Elephant Paint Night | 40 min

By Julia DeLeeuw – Rising Star Outreach

Beginner Acrylic Painting Tutorial For Any Skill Level

Project Details

Get some much deserved alone time or have a paint night remotely with some of the friends you are missing the most. Painting along with a beginner acrylic painting tutorial like this is a creative way to destress, nurture your intellectual well being, and gain the satisfying sensation of accomplishment. You don’t need to be an artist to paint your very own boho style Mindful Elephant. You just need to be your own creative being and of course, get a few supplies to paint with.

Supplies: Semi Gloss Acrylic Paint Colors: Black, White, Cobalt Blue, Maroon, Gold / 8×10 Canvas / Paintbrushes: Fan Brush, Small Fine tip, Toothbrush

Washi Tape Watercolor Painting| 17:05

Colleen –Darn Good Yarn

Washi Tape Watercolor Technique 

Project Details

Have you ever tried combining wash tape and painting? This project is so easy that even your kid could do it! All you do is “draw” with washi tape by taping off whatever geometric design your heart desires, keeping in mind that anything taped off will stay white. (It’s kind of like tie dye!) Choose a favorite color or three or ten and start painting. You can get really creative here doing whatever you like. Once your paper is dry carefully peel off the masking tape and reveal a super cool geometric watercolor design that you made! I love this project so much because you don’t need to have any experience painting with watercolors to make something truly amazing and it’s perfect for all ages!


  • Watercolors
  • Watercolor paper (or any sturdy paper like card stock)
  • Washi tape or masking tape
  • Brushes

At Home Photography Tips| 20:22 min

Meghan Beatty –Meghan Beatty Photography

Improve your photography skills at home

Project Details

Here are some photography tips for everyone looking to improve their photo-taking skills while at home! If you love what you see, you can follow Meghan on Instagram @meghanbeattyphoto or visit her website meghanbeattyphotography.com to learn more!

The Sun Will Rise | Art Print

Wendy Covington – Covingtons Art

Free Art Print Inspired By India – Download & Print Here

Art Print Details

My name is Wendy Covington and I have been an artist my whole life. I started an Instagram account two years ago to share my passion for art. I mostly do custom art using watercolors as my main medium. Painting portraits is one of my favorite things to do- especially couples! It has been fun and challenging to get out of my comfort zone and create art digitally. It is a goal of mine to get more familiar with digital design and eventually get a certificate in graphic design. The image I created for Rising Star Outreach was inspired to bring others hope during such uncertainty. The floral pattern is Lotus’s, which is India’s national flower. The other pattern is mangos, which is India’s national fruit. It is my hope that this simple image can bring you peace and comfort knowing that the sun will rise, and when it does, it will be beautiful.
   Wendy Covington

Inhale Exhale | Art Prints

Free Grant Yourself Artwork – Download & Print Here

Free Grant Inhale Exhale Artwork – Download & Print Here


Art Print Details

Our good friend and artist Aliza made you not one but two downloadable art pieces. These were inspired by our Rise To Wellness Campaign in the hopes of invoking feelings of hope, healing, and connection for those who need it. Fun Tip: Print at half size on cardstock and they make adorable postcards to send to friends who could use a pick-me-up. 

Connecting To Yourself & Others| 15 min

The Sisterhood Podcast

Connect more with yourself and others during social distancing

Episode Details

The Sisterhood Podcast brings Rising Star Outreach a special episode where these two amazing women from Utah share ideas about how to stay connected with others and ourselves during these times of limited social interactions, and they share with you some of their current favorite things!

Embracing Quarantine In 16 Ways | 9:15 min

Alexi – Paper Airplanes

16 Things to Do to Make Quarantine More Enjoyable and Memorable!

Video Details

Running out of creative ways you and your loved ones can stay engaged during quarantine? Tune in to this video for 15 enjoyable and memorable activities to try!

Alexi is a professional photographer, content creator, and rising motivational speaker. She thrives on chocolate chip cookie dough and empowering others. 

@paperairplanes.photo;  @paperair.planes

Yoga With McKaye | 16:16 min

McKaye – OkayMckaye

A Flexibility and Meditation Exercise


Invest in your physical and mental health by following along with McKaye as she takes you through a flexibility and meditation exercise. Follow @okaymckaye on Instagram for more health and wellness inspiration! Video credit goes to @savvyrichardson.

Hot Vinyasa Yoga Class | 22 min


Strengthening your body and mind


Strengthen your body and mind with Lizzie as she leads you through a hot vinyasa yoga class.

Bollywood Dance with Julianne! | 17:50 min

Choreography by Julianne Binns

Learn a Bollywood Dance


Get up and move with Julianne! This video teaches anyone and everyone (no matter their skill level) how to do an easy Bollywood dance. Choreography by Julianne Binns. The song is titled “Madhubala” – she and Rising Star Outreach DO NOT own it.

Sweet Potato Pesto Hash | 9:46

Mallory Jones Oniki – THE PALATABLE LIFE

Make Sweet Potato Pesto Hash With Mallory

Sweet Potato Hash Recipe

Keep your body happy and nourished with this delicious comfort food. Serve it for breakfast, lunch, or dinner! Share it with your family or keep the leftovers in the fridge to snack on later.

  • 2 Sweet Potatos
  • 1 TBSP Olive Oil
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 1/2 Onion
  • 1TBSP Olive Oil
  • 2 C. Spinach
  • 5 Eggs
  • 1 lb Turkey Meatballs
  • 1/4 C. Pesto
  • 1/4 C. Cheese
  • 2 Tbsp Cilantro
  • Greek Yogurt (optional)

Cut the sweet potato into small chunks. Toss with olive oil, salt & pepper. Bake at 425 f. for 20 minutes or until soft.

Cut the onion into small pieces. Heat up olive oil in large fryin pan and add onion. Cook until translucent. When the onion is almost done add the spinach and cook until it is cooked through. Add the cooked sweet potatoes and turkey meatballs to the pan.

Whisk 5 eggs in a bowl. Add eggs to the pan with the onion, spinach and sweet potatoes. When eggs are almost done cooking add pesto and cheese and stir until combined. 

Optional: Once eggs are cooked through top everything with cheese and put in the oven for 5 minutes to melt the cheese.

Top with cilantro and serve with greek yogurt.

Fluffy Homemade Bread | 9:12 min

Savannah Petersen – Random Creations

Easy Homade Bread Anyone Can Enjoy Making

Homemade Bread Recipe


  • 5 cups of very warm water (too hot will kill the yeast, the water should feel as if you are giving a baby a bath) 
  • 2 tablespoons of yeast 
  • 2/3 cups vegetable oil
  • 3 teaspoons of salt
  • 2 cup of sugar or 1 1/2 cups honey 
  • 12 cups all purpose flour, or wheat flour 

Add the warm water, then add the yeast in a Bosch or mixer. Let the yeast sit in the water for 1-2 minutes to make sure that the yeast is rising/expanding. 

Then add the oil, sugar or honey, salt, and mix.

Now time for the 12 cups of flour. Add 3 cups at a time mixing after every 3 cups. When you get to 11 cups, add the last cup SLOWLY watching it carefully. It is done when it is slightly sticky, soft, and when it is starting to pull away from the sides of the Bosch. Sometimes it takes more or less than 12 cups total. After the dough looks good, turn on low and knead for 8 minutes. 

Take the dough hook out, cover, and let the dough rise in the Bosch for 50 minutes – 1 hour. 

This recipe makes 4 loaves. When the dough is done rising in the pan, shape the 4 loaves and set in greased bread pans. 

Let the loaves rise on the counter covered with a kitchen towel for one hour or almost doubled in size. 

Bake 2 at a time in the oven at 325° for 42-45 min. You know they are done baking when the bottom of the loaf is golden!

All Are Welcome Storytime | 3:45

Join Katherine For Story Time!

A Book About Inclusivity & Acceptance.

Book Details

Join Katherine for story time! She reads the children’s book about inclusivity and acceptance called All Are Welcome, written by Alexandra Penfold and Suzanne Kaufman. Watch this video with the little ones in your life and learn about the power of kindness together. At Rising Star Outreach, we know that this message is very important and that every one of us can help others feel welcome and wanted!

Wellness Bingo Game | Weekly

Free Wellness Bingo Printable- Print Here

Setting Healthy Goals Just Got More Fun

Game Details

Setting healthy goals doesn’t have to feel like a chore. Make wellness fun for kids with this easy to use Bingo sheet. Just download, print and let your kids check off the boxes one by one. You can set a goal with your child to hit a certain amount of bingos by the end of the week, or see who can get a blackout first. Make it fun with a healthy reward at the end. 

Daily Affirmation Poster

Download & Print Here

Free Rise To Wellness daily affirmation poster made just for you during this time of social distancing. Download and use as your computer background or print it out and place by your mirror. Remind yourself to read these out loud everyday during quarantine to help start your day off the right way.

Daily Wellness Check-Off List

Download & Print Here

Setting daily and weekly goals is essential to overall wellness and is especially vital if you are struggling during social isolation. Take a few minutes each day to check off the items from this list for more meaning and balance throughout your week.

Journaling To Wellness Prompts

Download & Print Here

Journaling can be therapeutic on so many levels. It’s a helpful way to process what you are going through, to get some clarity, and to document events from your own unique perspective. You can turn this situation into an opportunity for more self reflection, exploration, and expression.

Share Your Skills & Join The Movement


Do you have a message of healing and wellness or a skill you could share to help and inspire others to “Rise To Wellness”?

Join the movement by creating your own healing and wellness related content or share about this free online haven of resources with your friends and family on your social media. We need your help to come together as a community, share our strengths and talents with one another, and Rise To Wellness. 

Please email our Communications Coordinator, Lexie at lexies@risingstaroutreach.org and get more information about how to submit a Rise To Wellness video contribution. 

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