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Total Woman’s Conference – Empowering the Wise and Well Woman

Last Saturday morning I got up early and drove down to Milford, Delaware to attend the Total Woman’s Conference : Empowering the Wise & Well Woman #wiseandwell 

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This free conference was sponsored by The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC) and Women of Wellness, LLC , and some of the other sponsors included the Milford Lions Club,, Highmark Delaware and Jazzercise.

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Despite the cold and rainy weather there were well over 50 women in attendance at the Milford Library, all who came with a common goal and purpose – to learn more about breast health and wellness.


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Nationally, African American Women have the highest death rates from breast cancer of all of the racial groups, and are 40% more likely to die of breast cancer than white women. Medical research indicates that comorbidities, such as having diabetes in addition to breast cancer, increase the risk of dying from the disease. Studies also show that Black women have a higher incidence of diabetes and other comorbidities such as hypertension that reduce


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Proper exercise, healthy nutrition habits, and stress management could substantially decrease a woman’s chance of developing comorbidities, including reducing a woman’s chance of developing breast cancer. However, studies show that many women experience a barrier to engaging in stress management and a healthy lifestyle because they do not understand what those terms mean and how to integrate them into their current lives.

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The conference kicked off with a survivor’s story, followed by a mini Jazzercise class conducted by Glenenise Parks some of which can be see on my Facebook feed. 

Prior to the Breakout Sessions we listened to presentation on diet and nutrition and the takeaway for me was, “it’s not what you eat, but how much and how often” which is something my grandmother always believed in.



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There were three breakout sessions of which you could attend, I chose to listen in on the Stress Management session, the other two were Breast Health and Financial Fitness.

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After a wonderful lunch, Lisa Blount Rochester, Democrat for Congress gave a keynote speech filled with inspiration and aspiration. The takeaway from her speech for me was, “find your Glenda with a support system” – a reference to The Wizard of Oz.

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Lisa Blunt Rochester

There were several raffle giveaways including autograph copies of Lisa’s book, Thrive.  There was also time afterwards to visit the various exhibitors, get health screenings and take pictures.

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I learned about this event from the website and encourage my Delaware followers to sign up to receive their weekly email blasts for more exciting happenings in and around the state of Delaware.

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 Have you ever attended a Breast Health Care Conference?

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Essence of Essential Oils Giveaway

Essence of Essential Oils

Hello friends, I hope all is well in your world. If you are a busy wife, mom, girlfriend or grandmother you know how important it is to take care of yourself and try to stay healthy. However, oftentimes we are running from pillar to post and before we know it both our minds and bodies are exhausted. At the end of each post, I close with “New Year ~ New You” which is a reminder to you and me to slow down and take better care of ourselves.

Essential Oil therapy has been a common form of alternative medicine used for thousands of years to effectively affect a person’s mood or health. Essential Oils are rubbed into the skin to penetrate and diffuse throughout the blood and tissues. The bottom line is they smell great, feel good and depending on the ingredients can be very soothing and calming and beneficial to our health.

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I recently had an opportunity to try ‘Relax’, a Mia Mariu Organic Therapeutic Essential Oil that contained Lavender, Sandlewood, Cedar, Clary Sage, Coconut and Almond oil. My nighttime ritual has included adding a few drops after my shower as the last thing that I do before getting into bed. This relaxing essential oil relieves the stress of the day, promotes inner peace and supports a restful night’s sleep, and as a blogger I need something that helps to calm my mind.

A few drops of the Mia Mariu Therapeutic Oils can be placed on your pulse points or used as a massage oil to rub directly onto your body where needed. There’s another fragrance “I Feel Good’ which contains Eucalyptus, Lemon, Bay Laurel, Peppermint, Apricot and macadamia Oil which together promotes good digestion and supports overall respiratory health.

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My friends over at Mia Mariu’s are offering to give away one FREE bottle of Relax Essential Oil to one of my readers, so enter today for a chance to win.   to which fragrance you would prefer then check out Mia Mariu’s website for wellness tips and other great products.  

Contest is open to US Residents only and will end at midnight on 4/11/15.

New Year ~ New You

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