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Friends Don't Let Friends Sit on the Couch!

Tuesday, January 10th


Elawa Farm in Lake Forest

$100 - 10% of your ticket will be donated to Blessings in a Backpack

Join me and the zen of slow cooking to slow down and slow cook at Elawa Farm. During this 3-hour retreat, I will lead you through a one-hour gentle yoga practice, an activity to set your intention for the season, and a wellness talk to set sustainable healthy new year goals. Meg Barnhart and Jane McKay, co-creators of the zen of slow cooking, will take over from here with a mini slow cooking demonstration, slow cooking tips and full slow-cooked lunch. Leave feeling fed in mind, body and soul...and with recipes, spices and wellness tips to savor each moment in the new year ahead. 


Feel good. Do good. 10% of your ticket will be donated to support Blessings in Backpack's local effort at St. Vincent Family Services, which works to feed 160 food-insecure children in their Pre-Kindergarten program each week.



In 30 days, learn how to…

  • Eat well for life

  • Connect to self in a new and meaningful way

  • Let go of old self-sabotaging ways and negative chatter

  • Stay on track even in the toughest moments - and when to indulge

  • Know what your body needs to function optimally

  • Make healthy choices without feeling deprived

  • Feel leaner

  • Curb cravings

  • Create more energy and get rid of fatigue

  • Enjoy taking good care of yourself

  • Love exercise

  • Relax

  • Ignite your spark

  • Find your bliss

Program includes…

  • Customizable Heartful-Eating® plan, shopping list and recipes

  • Two private coaching sessions

  • Access to me as needed - can include emails, texts, calls, in-person meetings

  • Optional outings such as walks at nearby scenic spots, grocery store tours and farmers market visits - weather permitting. 

  • Group emails and private group chat room (for group sessions)


  • What will I eat? Lots of veggies, healthy carbs, healthy fats, lean protein. And you will not be hungry. 

  • Can I have coffee? Yup - 1 cup/day.

  • Can I have cream in my coffee? Non-dairy is ok, almond milk preferred. 

  • Alcohol? Yes - 1-2 "clean cocktails" on Saturday nights.

  • What if I can't attend the outings? These are optional and are designed to get you up and out. You're encouraged to do similar activities on your own!

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