Whoop!! Guess who won tickets to the Women's Health Conference in Bismarck on Monday, September 29! Yup, Jackie Schoemer won 2 free tickets, one for her and one for a friend.
Thank you to all those that entered the contest. Be sure to check back here, Facebook or Twitter for yet another chance to win tickets to attend and treat a friend to a healthy day.
Details posted soon.
We are excited to host three outstanding keynotes and four breakout sessions that will touch on the health of your mind, body and spirit and inspire you to continue in confidence with tools for a stronger, healthier, happier you!
Dig into your grit to Make Wellness Fit with Melanie Carvell, be Fearless like music star, Kat Perkins, take a journey on the Road to Change with Anne Mahlum.
Appreciate your mind body spirit
Pause in your busy life, bring the focus onto you, join in activity and conversation on your health, your wellness and give yourself a gift of one day. Continue in confidence with tools for a stronger, healthier, happier you! Register here.
What to wear?
Leave your heels at home, and bring a sweater! You may want to take part in yoga and strength activities thus comfortable dress and shoes are suggested. Room temperatures always vary; consider the advice of your mother and bring a light sweater or jacket!
7:30 Registration & Exhibit Showcase
8:00 Doors Open & Light breakfast
Grace, Gratitude and Grit; Making Wellness Fit Melanie Carvell, PT
9:45 Exhibit Showcase
10:15 Breakout sessions (4 options)
Discover the Power of Simply Being You
Julie Mitzel, LPCC
Getting Real on Our Approach to Eating Well
Beth Schatz Kaylor
Yoga – Anytime, Anywhere, Anyone
11:15 Exhibit Showcase
Fearless | Kat Perkins
1:00 Exhibit Showcase
1:15 Breakout sessions (4 options repeated)
2:15 Exhibit Showcase
The Road to Change | Anne Mahlum
Labor Day marks the end of summer and a chance make time to take care of yourself. What can you plan to do on Monday to take care of you?
In 2013 the Women’s Health Conference featured inspiring stories of role models who work towards health: mental, physical and emotional. Sarah Brindle is a role model in her actions: instead of using food to cover up issues Sarah now uses food for fuel. She enjoys exercising and likes bike riding, swimming, walking, and skiing. Sarah is a champion for health in the community.
Sarah knew from an early age that she was good at helping others and found great value in doing things well. Not only did she graduate from a private college and find success in work, she decided to attend graduate school for counseling and truly dedicate her life to helping others. Sarah always felt good about her accomplishments, but she couldn’t say the same about how she felt about herself, until now. On July 11th 2011 she took a giant leap of faith; she fully committed to change her eating habits and working through concerns she used food to cover. More importantly she changed the way she thought about herself; she came to understand that she could love herself just the way she is including her imperfections. It was this love and respect for herself that allowed for the ability to make healthy choices.
One day of change lead to two then three and now it has been just over three years since her leap of faith, and Sarah has lost over 150 pounds. Sarah had spent plenty of time thinking about others and finally took time to think about herself. And look how’s it’s paid off, that size 6 must feel pretty good. Instead of using food to cover up issues Sarah now uses food for fuel. She enjoys exercising and likes bike riding, swimming, walking, and skiing. Now that she has shed the layers and baggage, both physically and emotionally, she is the real Sarah.
Sarah believes that health is a process- there is no “perfect” and although we can’t control how others treat us, we can control how we treat, talk to, and feed ourselves. Sarah’s message to everyone is to- Live boldly, take a leap, be vulnerable, use your support, and see how good it can be. Anything is possible!
Meditation has been used for centuries to increase calmness and physical relaxation, improve psychological balance, cope with illness, and enhance overall health and well-being. According to the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, a growing body of scientific research on meditation suggests that it is a very powerful tool for increasing the capacity for mindfulness, regulating emotion, and enhancing self-awareness.
Contrary to popular belief, more happens to activate your life while being still than any activity you could fill that same time with. – Gina Sandgren
If chronic thinking persists and interferes with your perceived ability to practice the Mindful Meditation technique, do a “mind dump” before you start. Write down everything on your mind until you feel like you’ve dumped it all.
If meditating at home isn’t always an option, arrive to work or a meeting just a few minutes early, park and lock the door (try it incognito with your sunglasses on) or take quiet time during a lunch break. Until a habit is established, set a reminder on your phone or computer.
Take a day for you, for your emotional health. Join us September 29 in Bismarck. Register for $40.
Here’s your chance to win two tickets to the Women’s Health Conference on Monday, September 29, 2015 at the Ramkota Hotel in Bismarck. Win one ticket for you and another to bring a girlfriend.
This is an event where the speakers and activities invite you to reflect on how you live, gather ideas to make improvements and continue in confidence that you make the best decisions for yourself and your health.
Dig into your grit to Make Wellness Fit with Melanie Carvell
Be Fearless like music star, Kat Perkins
Journey on the Road to Change with Anne Mahlum
You, your new and old friends will finish the day and feel empowered to take steps to make new healthy choices knowing those small changes have a big effect on your health today and into tomorrow.
To enter, click this link and ….voila! You'll be entered to win 2 tickets to the September 29 event. See you there!
No more diets! Beth talks about how small changes in how we eat can help us lead happier, healthier, and richer lives. Learn how to better nourish ourselves, our families, and our communities through Real Good Food.
After nearly a decade of professional food writing and blogging from her kitchen, Beth has pared down her food philosophy to one simple rule: eat real, good food.
“No two people are alike. Food choices are influenced by our own traditions and habits, creating beautiful diversity in tastes and flavors,” says Beth. “But in our modern world, we’ve gotten thrown off balance. There are simple changes we can all make that will nourish not only ourselves, but our families and our communities as well.”
Beth provides guidelines on how to simplify our relationship to food and create more energy and vitality in our lives in the process. She encourages people to eat well with an emphasis on local, seasonal, fresh food and a celebratory attitude to enjoy life to the fullest.
“Dessert isn’t an everyday occasion, but if you are going to eat cake, eat CAKE!” says Beth. “A small slice of homemade cake, made with quality ingredients, prepared with love and shared with friends and family – one should never feel guilty about that.”
Beth Schatz Kaylor is a communications professional, freelance writer, and big fan of all things food. From shopping farmers markets to planning large-scale farm dinners, she actively promotes eating well by enjoying real food produced by local farmers and ranchers. She writes about regional food and travel for local and national publications such as Be Magazine, AAA Living and Midwest Living, as well as on her blog Rhubarb + Venison. A lifelong resident of Bismarck, Beth is married to a carnivore named Kent and has a young son, Benjamin, who loves black licorice and pickles.
Beth will guide us to Getting Real on Our Approach to Eating Well during the Women’s Health Conference.
We are doing another ticket give-a-way. Perfect for those who want to attend the Women's Health Conference in Bismarck on Monday, September 29 at the Ramkota Hotel. Win a ticket to keep and one to give away to a friend.
We've got a line-up of strong, healthy women who just may inspire you and a friend to feel empowered to take steps to make healthy choices, and give you strength in the knowledge that those small changes have a big effect on your health today and into tomorrow.
Embrace your grit to make wellness fit with Melanie Carvell
Be fearless in your life like Kat Perkins
Journey down the road to change with Anne Mahlum
Here's your chance: simply click this link, enter your name and email. Voila! You'll be entered to win 2 tickets to the September 29 event - see you there!
In 2013 the Women’s Health Conference featured inspiring stories of role models who work towards health: mental, physical and emotional. Helping others has always been important to Theresa Schmidt, she’s a champion for breast health.
Theresa worked many years as nurse doing shift work and holiday rotations, but when the opportunity came almost 13 years ago to join Women’s Way, she couldn’t pass it up. Women’s Way doesn’t only make a difference in the lives of the women they serve but also in the lives of their families. The women Theresa has helped have always been an inspiration to her, even more so when the reality of breast cancer hit closer to home.
Only 3 days after her 41st birthday, Theresa shared the daunting news with her family that she had breast cancer. Sharing this information with her children and the tears and fears in her mother’s eyes were the hardest part of her diagnosis. Still, almost two years later there isn’t a day that goes by where Theresa doesn’t worry about her family and what the future may hold. Although her physical scar is a reminder of how life can change in the blink of an eye, she is truly grateful for being given a second opportunity in life and strives to always be a better friend, co-worker, wife, mother, and daughter.
Theresa believes, as women, we do not take enough time for ourselves, but one of the best gifts we can give to ourselves, our families, and our friends is to make the time for our checkups. Although the tools we have to detect cancers are not perfect, breast and cervical cancer are most treatable when caught early. So, never skip a checkup and although we can’t change some risk factors, like being female and growing older, the majority of risk factors can be changed if we are committed to making healthy choices. We know that maintaining a healthy weight, engaging in regular physical active and limiting alcohol intake won’t eliminate our risk, but it does decrease it.
There are great obstacles we encounter when dealing with a crisis. We find ourselves at five intersecting roads which could lead to a catastrophic collision. Carleen provides helpful perspectives implemented during challenging times.
“How are you?” Three small words lead to a whole lot of confusion and anguish when a person is confronted with a sad, devastating crisis. Often the greatest obstacle we encounter is ‘me dealing with me.’ When the mask is peeled away, the underlying surface is inundated with great fear, self-doubt, and stress. We find ourselves at five intersecting roads which could lead to a catastrophic collision.
Following the personal loss of her husband and son, Carleen has anchored in a firm philosophy on how to live. She says, “Values of resiliency, persistence, and perseverance need to be honed. We need to practice being calm.”
Carleen is an expert in supporting individuals on their journey toward healing. She started in 1992 working with families to prearrange funerals at Eastgate Funeral Service. After twelve years, Carleen began focusing on grief care; now her experience includes thousands of families working through loss and grief. She says, “As to our actions, a person involved in a traumatic time of life needs to be considerate and appropriate in all regards when relating to others. The world would feel less complicated.”
During the Women’s Health Conference, Carleen will guide us through the Malfunction Junction and provide helpful perspectives which you can implement as you navigate your own times of challenge.