Are you a stressed out woman in need of a little tender loving care?
The seventh annual Hearts of Women Conference Nov. 11-12 at Breezy Point Resort may be just what you need.
The event will kick off Nov. 11 with relaxation. Carol Meyer, a Hearts of Women Conference chair, said the night will focus on pampering and managing stress. A dozen providers will offer pampering sessions from neck massages to facials.
Nov. 12 will feature keynote speaker Linda Fuller, co-founder of Habitat for Humanity International and co-founder of The Fuller Center for Housing.
Fuller will talk about a book she co-authored, "Woman to Woman Wisdom: Inspiration for Real Life." The book is about the universal bond women share. It discusses inspirational life lessons and shares the experiences of how our lives fill women with a wisdom the soul reveres.
Meyer said: "Fuller's message is one that is a perfect complement to what we want women to get from the conference."
After Fuller's speech, women may attend specific sessions. Following are the topics women can choose:
"Relaxation matters" by Peggy Seaman. Women will learn techniques of guided imagery and how to use it; the importance of breathing to achieve total relaxation; and acupressure points used to reduce stress headaches.
"A matter of the heart" by Dr. Carol Uhlmann. Uhlmann will cover a variety of women's health issues, particularly heart disease.
"All stressed up and nowhere to go" by Phyllis Michaels. Learn the power of fun and laughter.
"Herbal basics for women" by Kris Kayser. Learn about the top 10 herbs for women and how to safely integrate them into your life for a sane and balanced approach to overall well-being.
"Your personal safety" by Joy Larson and Elizabeth Harris of the Brainerd Police Department. Learn how to take control of your own safety. Learn early options and be prepared to psychologically protect yourself.
"Yoga stretches for every day" by Gail Van Brunt. Learn stretches that are gentle and relaxing and are meant to soothe aching muscles and ease tension.
"Escape to a spa in your own home" by Kim Emerson. Learn stress management techniques while experiencing spa quality treatments that you can recreate in your own home for pennies a day.
There will be a silent auction and Rainy Days Bookstore in Nisswa will be at the event. Meyer said they are still accepting donations for the auction.
There is room for about 300 women at the conference.
Proceeds from the event will go to Lakes Area Habitat for Humanity to support housing projects in Crow Wing and Cass counties, with 10 percent going for Hurricane Katrina relief.
JENNIFER STOCKINGER can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 855-5851.
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