Trudy McAuley, Independent Associate with Legal Shield, provided the members of Women’s AM with invaluable information with respect to Identify Theft and the resources available through IDShield. IDShield is the only identity theft protection company armed with a team of Kroll licensed private investigators on call and by way of this partnership, can offer Legal Shield Members with Privacy and Security Monitoring, Identity Consultation Services and Identity Restoration Services. Kroll, the world’s leading risk consulting company, has provided a broad range of investigative, intelligence, financial, security, and technology services to help clients reduce risks, solve problems, and capitalize on opportunities for over 40 years.
The subject of medical cannabis is controversial, but better understanding through education will help us to learn about its potential benefits as a treatment option. The volume of information available is overwhelming, however, Linda Shanks fromCanniMed, provided an enlightening presentation which included a thorough medical explanation; she outlined the CanniMed products (as a licensed and regulated producer), and she concluded by answering several of our attendee questions relating to this subject.
Medical cannabis is not for everyone, but it can be a good fit for patients suffering from serious chronic and terminal illness. Consult with your doctor about medical cannabis therapy, and if you have any questions, there is a staff pharmacist at CanniMed who is available to take your call at 1.855.787.1577 / www.cannimed.ca / E. firstname.lastname@example.org
Barbara Morgan led the Women’s AM Members through the very serious subject of Emergency Preparedness in a captivating manner by adding her sense of humour which set us all at ease and better able to absorb the importance of being prepared for a state of emergency, whenever that may occur. Although situations range in severity, Barbara highlighted the significance and community impact we will quite possibly face. By becoming more informed and better prepared, we will all transition through these times much easier and minimize potential suffering. Personal, Community, Neighbourhood and School Plans must all be considered, and of course, we must not forget our pets when it comes to getting ready.
Vicki McLeod intrigued us with the title of her presentation, “WHY GOAL SETTING DOESN’T WORK”. Of course, goals are necessary, but her message encouraged us to first clearly identify what we truly want, to focus and work on the resistance rather than the goal or result, and consider what ground conditions are needed to overcome.
Vicki highlighted that our WHY should give us “goosebumps” and we must have a deep connection with our innermost self/truth which takes time and give us Permission to Pause.
Vicki’s vision is that people live rich, authentic lives – recognizing and embracing their soulfulness, creativity and joy in being human. By doing so they will fall deeply in love with themselves, thereby fully loving others and creating a compassionate and peaceful world. To learn more, visit www.vickimcleod.com.
Join Women’s AM for our next meeting on Thursday, March 8th at 7am – stay-tuned for details.
Gay Conn launched our 2018 sessions by introducing us to the North Fraser Therapeutic Riding Association (NFTRA) which is a non-profit charitable organization enriching the lives of children and adults who experience physical, mental, emotional or social challenges by providing safe and professional therapeutic equine programming.
Following the devastating loss of her son, Clay, in 2001, Gay was motivated to pursue a lifelong dream, and her fascination of horses led her to NFTRA. The programs offered by NFTRA promote a host of benefits for riders, including fun, socialization and therapy which is a catalyst for learning and development.
A Competitive Program is now being offered, and attendees of Women’s AM enjoyed a special and personal message from 15 year old Hannah, who is working towards participating competitively, as she shared how the program has improved her confidence and enhanced her life.
Volunteers are welcome at NFTRA to assist with the following roles:
Vicki McLeod is our February speaker, and Vicki, together with Conny Graf Lewis, provided us with a brief introduction to their upcoming “DECLUTTERING CHALLENGE”. Join us on Thursday, February 8th, to learn more details and be inspired to create space, freedom and peace in your day-to-day life.
Food, Fashion and Fun set the stage for this year’s Women’s AM Christmas Party and Fashion Show. Thanks to everyone who joined us to share in this wonderful evening of connection and community. And what about our interactive table game for some added excitement and laughs! A new tradition perhaps?
SPECIAL THANKS to those who made it all come together:
Kathleen Hatley, Bev Schmahmann, Valerie Black and Vanessa Schumacher – Women’s AM Executive Julie Pellechia – Pitt Meadows Golf Club Nancy Gattey – Creekside Fashions Cheryl Ashlie, Janet Laluk, Kelly O’Halloran, Betty Selezinka, Christina Waschko and Shirley Keski-Hynnila – Our Marvelous Models
VERY SPECIAL THANKS to all the Fabulous Door Prize Donors – a complete list of these generous individuals will be included with our next newsletter advertising the January meeting.
HAPPY HOLIDAYS and we look forward to seeing you at our next morning meeting on Thursday, January 11th, at 7am.