Sometimes the sequel can be disappointing; not so for the women who attended the second yoUnlimited lunch in the Women’s Business Networking series, on April 5th in downtown Victoria. Currently, ratings are high and with interest growing each month, there are no concerns about this new Luncheon series being cancelled anytime soon.
Our afternoon began with gratitude, and a beautiful guided meditation that encompassed much of what Terri Davies had recently discovered on her seven week sojourn in India at the Oneness University, while studying Deeksha. Incorporating blessings from so far away was the perfect beginning to a luncheon that focused on Health and Wellness for Mind, Body, and Spirit and also for the Globe, as the fourth pillar of yoUnlimited, Community, was formally unveiled.
Lowell Ann Fuglsang of Workstyle-Lifestyle Consulting was the featured speaker and her gift to the audience was a speak designed around doing business “in the feminine way”. Highlighting her own anecdotal studies, Lowell Ann offered up brain research and noted authors on the topic and invited guests to discover a more ‘feminine’ approach to doing business, to supporting others with a model for encouragement that she says is often lacking in the world of business.
Feeling inspired and liking the skin they were in, the conversation turned to muscle and Karen McCoy told a truly inspiring story of her fall from grace; a heartwarming and healing personal journey that includes body building, weight lifting, spirituality, health and wellness, along with a decision to share her story and her son’s terminal illness in her new book One Rep at a Time. The shift from inspired to empowered was felt throughout the room as women found themselves tuning into their own story and finding new strength from Karen’s speak.
Souls were fed and Ambrosia Catering did their usual fine job of feeding us a nutritious and delicious lunch as we moved from thinking about our own lives to the lives of others and the community speakers took the stage. Susan Pearse of The Green Diet introduced their latest theme, for the community venture behind the group Because We Can, a group of dedicated individuals seeking ways to help others, and using their connection to community to provide for those who are in need. This month’s theme of hygiene saw all sorts of related donations being distributed to the Single Parent Resource Centre, and the next theme, of ‘used jeans’ was offered up for those attending the next lunch or staying in touch through facebook (Because We Can).
And finally, from the local community to the needs of the global one, Frances Litman added another level of excitement and energy to the room with her announcement of the first annual Creatively United for the Planet Festival, set for Earth Weekend (April 20-22nd). Her passion for the environment and her desire to pull together this amazing event included enthusiastic invitations to all to participate in or attend the Festival, one dedicated to bringing awareness and much needed funding to environmental charities.
If after reading about this fabulous luncheon, you are feeling left out and would like to feel the connection, you have an opportunity to join us at our next luncheon, on May 3rd. – and remember to bring your jeans!
Linda Hunter is a professional writer and event planner who is open to possibility and dedicated to service and can be found blogging at www.livingwithgrace.ca