HAVE SOME FUN TODAY - Recently, a few of us were sitting around the HSFT studio and brainstorming what to call ourselves. See, there's this community of people that have gathered around this brand with soul, and it's really been amazing. They've become the HSFT vibe. They've become part of the brand and inspiration. "Squad" seemed a little juvenile and overused, "Tribe" is taken, "club" seems like we need a secret handshake. We couldn't land on the perfect word to describe our community.
Who We Are
Like-minded and eclectic, we're connected as much by what makes us different as what makes us the same. We're movers and shakers, designers, artists, writers, thinkers, and glass ceiling breakers. We're all someone's daughter and someones friend, some of us are moms and wives, sisters and aunts.
Somewhere along the way, I jotted down Soul Circle. I was thinking back to a time when sewing circles were a thing, when women would gather because of a task at hand and would connect over so much more. And our founder, Stephanie Taormina, has always called this a brand with soul. A company that was born from the legacy of her late father's mantra, Have Some Fun Today. You don't get much more soulful than that.
Whatever it is, it's proved to be powerful and palpable. And a little bit magical. HSFT has become it's own thing and has a different meaning for everyone.
You Can BE HSFT
So it's not an exclusive club or a members only kind of a thing. We decided it's a mindset. It's a philosophy that we hope everyone will embrace, to really try to Have Some Fun Today. And what does life look like if we're trying to have a little more FUN? It's a shift in how we live, how we think and what possibilities we open up to. And the best part is, that's FREE.
We're creators, who were inspired to create something, that inspires others. Hopefully it inspires you. We think it's sort of contagious and that we need more of it in the world.
Pop Up Shop For The Arts
Join us at our HSFT Studio today for a Pop-Up Shop from 12-3 with proceeds going to Art Education and Outreach. We love supporting our community and the things that make this world a better place.
We wanted to create something that changes the world; a mindset of positivity and love. Our shirts, hats, hoodies, and gifts are designed to share the vibe. You can host an HSFT party and share the goodness with friends in your home OR join us at one of our HSFT Pop-Up Shops or our in-Studio Events. Life is what you make it, so make it FUN. #hsft
Written and contributed by Rebecca Doubek who loves the HSFT vibe....
Katherine E. Thornton is a woman on a mission with a drive for everything she does. "I go by Kate!" she will tell you, but that's only if you can keep up with her. Mover, shaker and HSFT woman-on-the-go, her megawatt smile is only matched by exuberance and passion for her life and for her work. Originally from Kingston, PA, Kate moved to Berks County in 1992 for a job in the Reading Health System as the Director of Volunteer Services. She made her way back to the Reading Health System last fall after a 16 year absence when they named her the interim Executive Director of the RHS Foundation. In April of this year, she was named President of the RHS Foundation, a non-profit organization that oversees community contributions to further the mission of Reading Health System. "There's nothing better than working with community members and RHS employees who are passionate about the health of our community. Every day I meet people committed to making a difference in healthcare -their enthusiasm is palpable. My work for RHS Foundation affords me the opportunity to link the drive of our employees with their support from our dedicated community members."
What is your personal mantra or Mission Statement?
I have so much more to do in Life. I cannot wait.
What inspires you?Knowing that I am making a difference.
What do you value most in life?
My family, friends and community. Time with my husband. Travel. New experiences. Education and Learning.
Do you use any daily disciplines or practices to energize you?I work out almost every day. I make it a priority. I strive to stay organized. I prioritize. I follow through.
How do you like to unwind?I love to read. I could read for hours and enjoy reading fiction.
What is one piece of advice or words of inspiration you live by?
The experiences of life are opportunities for growth. Stay positive. Don’t be afraid to take risks. The only way to grow is by stretching beyond your abilities. Success comes from accepting and overcoming challenges.
What helps you Have Some Fun Today - each and every day?
Loving what I do at home and at work.