10 a.m., April 18)
Womens retreat seeks to rejuvenate, with a philanthropic
By Fred Sherwin
The Orléans Star
Ottawa businesswoman with an Orléans connection
is organizing a special retreat for women aimed at rejuvenating
their mind, body and soul while raising money
for the St. Joes Womens Centre.
Raymond is the founder of Moving Forward Matters, a home
transi-tion service for seniors and empty-nesters looking
to downsize to a smaller residence She is also the founder
of the Women Living Fully group that seeks to empower
its members to live extraordinary lives, and is the author
of the motivational book and DVD, The Art of Living
Power: A Day to Honour You and What Matters Most,
is being held on
April 22 at the Strathmere Wellness Retreat in North Gower.
can expect a day of relax-ation, energizing activities,
and fun with other women in need of a day devoted to themselves.
will experience the power of meditation, art therapy,
and body soothing exercises. They will also learn to simplify
their lives and leave relaxed, rejuvenated, and excited
about what is possible.
hands-on sessions will help participants calm their minds,
invigorate their bodies and bring comfort to their souls,
according to Raymond.
a mother, wife, daughter and owner of multiple businesses,
I comp-letely understand what it feels like to give so
much to everyone else and wanting to take care of everything.
I also know how we often put ourselves at the bottom of
the priority list, says Raymond.
retreat is an opportunity to gift yourself with a day
of self-care, fun and rejuvenation, while benefitting
other women who, for a whole host of reasons, arent
blessed with the same type of opportunities.
all-day event costs $149 and includes a catered lunch.
Participants who want to stay for dinner and a reception
can pay an extra $50, or they can spend the night by booking
a room through the Strathmere Retreat.
this year's event is completely sold out and there are
no more spaces left, but Raymond plans to hold another
retreat next year.
story was made possible thanks to their generous support
of our local business partners.)
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