Bridging the Gap Wellness brings fabulous women together for inspiration, motivation, self-care, education and fun!
”Amazing things happen when women help other women.”
Women are tremendously self-critical. They tend to scrutinize their shortcomings. They are often absorbed with all the ways they are not good enough, and contort themselves in different ways trying to fix problems that no one else can see. Women do much more right than they do wrong.
Women have many strengths such as:
Exceptional problem-solving skills, creative, inspiring, and relating to others. Women have fine-tuned their many strengths, breaking the “social norms” that have bound them for generations, materializing as remarkable leaders, entrepreneurs, and innovators. While still
being able to uphold the “traditional roles” of being a wife, mother, daughter or grandmother.
Extraordinary mental strengths. Women have a flexibility that allows them to be creative and clever in finding solutions to problems. They focus on getting things done and know that there is more than one way to get there.
Identity strengths that allow them to maintain their values while holding a strong sense of themselves, no matter what situation they find themselves in. Because of who they are, they can deal with adversity no matter what they do or have.
Emotional strengths. They have the to understand their own feelings and can empathize with others. They are able to use this understanding to cope in life. These strengths allows women to anticipate how life situations will impact the situations and this helps them make major decisions.
Enormous relational strengths that can connect with other people. They are able to create strong social networks which provides them support them during stressful times. This inspires others to give their very best and they can easily work toward a common good with others.
International Women’s Day (March 8th) is a global day which celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. In keeping with this mission, March 9-11 provides the opportunity to do just that. As women we give of ourselves all year long.
Sometimes you just need to get away from the demands of being a mom, a wife, a daughter, a sister, a grandmother, a boss, an employee, a neighbour or a friend. Sometimes you need a a time to recharge and energize and surround yourself with like-minded women.
As Women, we carry many responsibilities:
? caretakers ? time managers
? problem-solvers ? money managers
? boo boo kissers ? teachers
? givers of life
If you’re worthy of love, respect, success, health and happiness, this weekend is for you.
It’s time to celebrate and honour the value of women of all ages.
Come together with like-minded women and build lasting connections with other strong women from all walks of life.
Now it’s time to give back to YOU.
Experience that contagious enthusiasm of our guest speakers. Whether you’re a mom, wife, daughter, employee, entrepreneur, professional, retiree, domestic goddess or student, we can ALL support one another to pursue our life’s passion while having fun!
Mistresses of Ceremony Tracy Faulkner presented our speakers.
Presentations from several everyday Ontario women speakers were heard such as our Keynote Speaker, Kelly Williams, as well as Christina Geddes, Hélène Fontaine, Marcia Chum, Penny Tremblay, Rollie Allaire, and Trina Godden Breault.
Grandmothers of the Four Directions: Gramma Marilyn Chevrier-Wills, Gramma Liliane Ethier, Gramma Marcia Brown Martel and one other Grandmother were unable to facilitate a Water Ceremony were on both Saturday and Sunday morning, along with their helpers Carole Cloutier and Karen Beland. We were honoured to have both Carole and Karen facilitated in their stead.
Two continental breakfasts, two lunch and one dinner catered by our volunteers.
The reception on Saturday evening featured Christianne Thibeault from Iroquois Falls.
There were many special giveaways, including the Grand Prize of $1000 won by Maddi Faulkner, New Liskeard.
Plus, amid all of these exciting presentations, women were able to enjoy the “optional” spa services to pamper and nurture you at Loving Yourself Enough To … Women Inspiring Women Conference, with:
Arm, Neck and Facial Massages
Hot and Cold Stone Facials
Hand and/or Foot Reflexology
Personal Photo Shoot
Tarot Card Reading
Historically woman come together to celebrate International Women’s Day.
Loving Yourself Enough To … is providing a venue to share a weekend full of relaxation, union and empowerment in a location central to Northern and Southern Ontario.
About International Women’s Day (8 March)
International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.
International Women’s Day (IWD) has been observed since the early 1900’s – a time of great expansion and turbulence in the industrialized world that saw booming population growth and the rise of radical ideologies. International Women’s Day is a collective day of global celebration and a call for gender parity. No one government, NGO, charity, corporation, academic institution, women’s network or media hub is solely responsible for International Women’s Day. Many organizations declare an annual IWD theme that supports their specific agenda or cause, and some of these are adopted more widely with relevance than others.
“The story of women’s struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organization but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights,” says world-renowned feminist, journalist and social and political activist Gloria Steinem. Thus International Women’s Day is all about unity, celebration, reflection, advocacy and action – whatever that looks like globally at a local level. But one thing is for sure, International Women’s Day has been occurring for well over a century – and continue’s to grow from strength to strength.
(Quoted from www.internationalwomensday.com/About)
Spa Services (optional)
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Spa Services are provided by Christina Geddes, Diane Howe, Helen Fontaine, Jenn Garber, Maarisa Bastien
Yoga will be offered Saturday and Sunday morning as well as Saturday afternoon
Discover the art of yoga through breath, movement and relaxation. Perfect for beginners or those wishing to deepen their own practice.
Christina Geddes offering: Choose 30 minute services with Christina Geddes
Christina has been working with clients for many years, creating space to allow healing, discovery and life changes. Book time with her for a Tarot Card Reading, Guided Meditation or Mini Massage; you will feel rejuvenated and inspired.
Diane Howe offering: Hand and Feet Reflexology with Karinghearts (45 minutes)
Reflexology involves the application of varying degrees of pressure to one part of the body – usually the feet (and occasionally the hands) – in order to produce beneficial effects in other parts of the body.
Helene Fontaine offering: Choose 30 minute services with Helene Fontaine
Book time with Helene by choosing one of her six services: Back Massage, Arm+neck+facial Massage, Legs+feet Massage, Reflexology, Chair Massage or Reiki.
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Jenn Garber offering: Mini Self-Portrait Photo Shoot with Jenn
Jenn Garber Photography will be onsite taking photos of the Conference. During Spa Services, she has graciously offered her services to provide you with mini self-portrait photo shoot. Each mini session will include 8 edited images.
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Maarisa Bastien offering: Spa Luxes’ Hot and Cold Stone Facial (90 minutes)
Spa Luxes’ Hot and Cold Stone Facial si a facla for those seeking pure relaxation and soft, glowing skin. Using hot stones on the hands, arms, feet and legs, stress is massaged away. Soothing cold stones compliment this facial by calming redness caused by blemishes or sensitive skin. This 90 minute treatment ends with a scalp massage and a skin care consultation.
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