Monday, July 15 ~ SELF EXPRESSION
Guest Speaker, Nikki McCoy 1:30-3:30
Find your voice by telling another person’s story, as well as our own. Use journaling to
get through tough times and tap into creativity and self-expression. Have fun with word-play and brainstorming sessions, followed by free write and sharing your writing with the group. Receive a journal to decorate and take home.
Tuesday, July 16 ~ SELF LOVE
Guest Teacher, Michelle Pugh 10:00 — 11:00 am
A fun flow yoga class that incorporates balancing poses to encourage will power and strength inside and out. Plus a relaxing guided meditation to balance health, wellness and strength.
Guest Speaker, Jessica Smiley 1:30 — 3:30 pm
Learn the exciting art technique of “milliori” designs, an ancient art form of
repeated designs, using polymer clay. Be inspired by your beautiful heart and your
design as you create your own Power Heart. Jess Smiley has been exploring polymer clay for almost 30 years and enjoys introducing other humans to this wonderful clay and process.
Wednesday, July 17 ~ SELF NURTURING
10:30 — 11:30 am Guest Teacher, Molly Robertson
Qigong—Improve emotional balance, strengthen the body and develop focus and
concentration, using movement, sound and playful training for focusing the mind.
1:30 — 3:30 pm Guest Speaker, Shelia Wilson
Meld nature with mindfulness to improve overall health and wellbeing with the
Japanese practice of Shinrin-yoku, or “Forest Bath”. Immerse our senses in the natural
world, learn about our native forests, and discover new plant allies on this nature-based meditation of the senses.
Thursday, July 18 ~ SELF CARE
10:30 — 11:30 am Guest Teacher, Annette McQueen
“You Are What You Eat”. Healthy bodies start from the inside out. What we put into our
bodies is the fuel we have to work within creating a healthy body and a healthy lifestyle. Get ready to blend your way into healthy smoothies to be used as meals or as snacks, using power foods and a Vitamix Blender!
1:30 — 3:30 pm
Guest Speaker, Deborah Grace
Join us in creating girl-goddess cloth dolls! While exploring ways to love ourselves, we
will decorate our dolls with crystals, words, fragrant herbs and tokens. Our dolls and
their symbology will help us feel happy, hopeful, playful and more connected to others and ourselves.
Friday, July 19 ~ SELF RESPONSIBILITY
1:30 — 3:30 pm, Guest Speaker, Jennifer Johnson
Learn how to use your knowledge to clean, sanitize and make your house smell good,
safely! We’ll learn how to read labels on common household products to be responsible shoppers. Learn to use, store and dispose of household products responsibly to create a healthier home. We’ll play bingo to learn about safer products and make a green cleaner to take home.
Thank you to all the lovely folks that joined us last night for our Garden Gala! We are so grateful for ALL your support and encouragement.
left to right: Jeannine Anderson, Stephanie Pratt, Kristen Rubis, Sheri Howe, Jen Johnson, Michele Drake
Special thanks to Ez Foods Olympia, Well 80 Brewhouse, WadeSolutions, Helsing Junction Farms, Jessica Liederbach, Sandy Cavin, The Beat Greens, Katie Rains, Susan Tuzzolino, John Shepard and our Board of Directors for a wonderful opportunity to share and celebrate Empowerment 4 Girls!!!!
Mother's of Our Campers
Mother's Day Brunch
Saturday, May 11, 2019
111 Market St NE
Olympia, Washington 98501
[ Across from the Olympia Farmers Market]
Join us for Brunch and Self Care Raffle Items
Let us pamper you on your special day.
Invite a friend and receive a free raffle ticket.
Space is limited. Please take a moment and RSVP below.
APRIL 6, 2019 ONE-DAY SPRING CAMP
FEBRUARY 2, 2019 ONE-DAY WINTER CAMP
Community member, Elizabeth Hyer, joined me in leading a Vision Board Workshop for the last Friday of 2018, One-Day Empowerment Camp 4 Girls. It felt like a perfect opportunity to encourage the girls to look ahead and plan how they want to feel and what they want to do in 2019.
It's time for the…
Every year, the Olympia Community for Interfaith Celebration (CIC) sells citrus fruit and other delicious holiday goodies, and donates ALL proceeds to worthy organization.
This year's beneficiaries includes:
The Olympia Community Kitchen, Interfaith Works Overnight Shelter, Planned Parenthood Teen Council, Empowerment 4 Girls, Wild Grief, Heifer International, South Puget Sound Salmon Enhancement Group
Please consider making a purchase and supporting Empowerment 4 Girls!
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What we're selling
The tree-ripened ruby red grapefruit are grown in Florida. The satsumas and navel oranges are organically grown in California, and make lovely treats during the holiday season. The boxes are generous and guaranteed fresh, and the fruit has always been of very high quality. We are also offering bags of organically grown pecans from Arizona, and organic medjool dates from Coachella, CA.
Chocolate Product Information
We are offering organic fair trade chocolate from Theo Chocolate Company, the only bean-to-bar, organic and fair trade chocolate company in the U.S. For more information on this Seattle company go to www.theochocolate.com
Coffee Product Information
Covabrelli Coffee is a Tumwater, Washington roaster that offers fair trade, organic, and sustainably farmed coffee. We are offering their Colombia medium roast whole bean coffee in 12 ounce canisters. This coffee has a bright, chocolate-orange flavor profile with a caramel body.
YOUR VOTE MATTERS!
This #GivingTuesday, please consider joining me in supporting Empowerment 4 Girls with a donation. Together we make a difference in the lives of girls, giving them the tools, skills and confidence they need to grow into empowered women. Your contribution, large or small, to core support funding will help to ensuring our ability to provide our life-changing programs to more girls in our Olympia community, and beyond. Together we are raising strong girls and building a stronger community.
1:30 — 2:45 pm
Guest Speaker, Cecily Schmidt
The girls will have the opportunity to discuss and reflect on the qualities that make them each unique. They will be guided through a short yoga practice and then write poems that express these unique characteristics that make them who they are. We will close by sharing parts or all of our poems with each other.
10:30 am — 11:30 am
Guest Yoga Instructor, Aly Long
“Seeing Ourselves Through the Eyes of Love” — We will practice asana, breath and meditation to focus on how we see ourselves. The practice will focus on loving ourselves right where we are in this moment and in every moment. Practice will include some partner and group poses.
1:30 — 2:45 pm
Guest Speaker, Elizabeth Swanson
“Body Image” — From my experience and as the mother of two girls, body image is an important topic to me. It’s impact on girls’ identity and confidence can’t be underestimated. I will talk about body image and the relationship we have with how our bodies look and how we feel others perceive us. We’ll also make an art project using self pictures and strong words of identity and confidence.
1:30 — 2:45 pm
Guest Speaker, Emily McMason
“Living in a Social Media World” — It can be a great way to connect. It can also disconnect us from what’s important. We’ll talk about some cool research—the bathing suit test and the kitchen table test. We’ll look at some not-so-little laws—how old do you actually have to be to have a Snapchat account? We’ll dive into brain-behavior—what happens inside your head when your device buzzes at you? And talk about how to decide what to share on social media and with whom.
10:30 — 11:30 am
Guest Yoga Teacher, Kelli Mae Willis
“Powerful Partnership” — We find our strength when we lift each other up. We will use the principles of partner yoga, circus, and acrobatics to embody the power of community. Participants will learn to find body shapes strong enough to hold the weight of a partner, while developing trust and courage to allow themselves to be supported. We will go upside down, laugh a lot, and hopefully everyone will experience something brand new!
1:30 — 2:45 pm
Guest Speaker, Kimberly Mueller
“The Power of Being a Female Engineer” — Sometimes it isn’t easy to feel like yourself when you are surrounded by people who seem different. I will talk about being a female engineer in a male dominated field. I will share a bit about what engineers do and will then focus on why staying true to yourself creates more fulfilling experiences at work. We will also do a fun engineering type activity.
1:15 — 2:30 pm
Guest Speaker, Jennifer Johnson
“Get Out of My Hair, Toxins in Personal Care” — Teens are a primary target for sale of personal care products – yet some ingredients used to make cosmetics, lotion, deodorant, shampoo, and hair dye have been linked to cancer and may cause reproductive and environmental harm. We will discuss toxins in personal care products and alternatives teens can choose to protect themselves. We’ll learn about health concerns, how to read labels, helpful websites, and safer alternatives. The girls will make an all-natural lip balm to take home, to remind them they can keep looking and smelling good without toxic products!
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