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Retooling Your Life

Saturday, April 13, 2019, 8:00am

SUNY Sullivan’s 23rd Annual Women’s Conference

Keynote Speaker

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New Jersey Stand-Up Comedian Robin Fox

Robin Fox-has appeared on TV’s Nick Jr’s “Mom Night Out” Standup Series, has hosted the Lincoln Center “Lucie Awards” and is the winner of the Gilda’s Club Laugh Off.

This very funny New Jersey Mom decided after 17 years of being a housewife that being the funniest mom on the block wasn’t enough for her! Ten years ago Robin moved her act from the school bus stop to the stage. She’s is a powerhouse and her act puts a unique spin on her 27-year marriage, kids, her aging parents, suburban life and so much more.

Not only is she hysterical, she is unique and memorable. Audiences have taken to this “Mother like no other” from the very start. Robin Fox has quickly risen through the comedy ranks and can be seen performing at some of the top Comedy Clubs and venues throughout NYC and the northeast. Robin’s talent has been noticed by winning several comedy competitions including; Philadelphia’s Funniest-1st runner up, Bud Lights Ladies of Laughter, at the finals for The Laugh-Off at Caroline’s, and Baltimore’s funniest.

She can be heard on rotation on XM and Sirius Satellite Radio. Robin has been a guest several times on WOR’s Joey Reynold’s show and has also appeared on WE Entertainment television.

Conference Schedule

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Workshops

Workshop Session I – 10:15am – 11:45am

The Healing Toolkit
Presenter: Samantha Black, Psychic Medium and Master Coach
Join Sam as she helps you discover the root of healing and quick tools that you can access anywhere and anytime! Long-lasting healing must address the mind, body and soul! All three work in unison for us, and when they are not in balance, your tool kit will see you through!

Eat to Live: Retooling Your Diet
Presenter: Dr. Lauren Roman, MD, Amanda Highhouse, RD
and Jacqueline Palmer, Chef at Catskill Regional Medical Group and Catskill Regional Medical Center
Join this information-packed discussion from medical experts on how to retool your diet including: What is a healthy weight, how excess weight effects your body and best foods to eat and why. A food demonstration and sampling of tasty foods designed to keep your health up and your weight down is included.

How to Create More Intimacy in Your Relationships
Presenter: Sheila Pearl, MSW–Relationship Coach & Author
Are you afraid of getting too close to others? Do you wish you could feel closer to people who matter to you, yet don’t know what gets in the way? Are you really good at giving to others, yet notice you’re not giving to yourself? If you’ve answered “YES” to any of these questions, this workshop is for YOU! Learn tools for engaging with yourself and others more effectively and how to establish more satisfying connections, plus keys to creating a healthy and balanced relationship with yourself.

Tarot: It’s all in the Cards
Presenter: Roseanne Freeman, Owner of Sacred Rose Visions
Discover the meanings, mystic and hidden secrets of tarot cards. Find out what is behind the pictures of the world’s most famous deck. Maximum 6 participants. FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED!

Acrylic Pour Painting
Presenter: Kohola, Artist and Writer
Whether you’ve painted before or think you are just not that artistic, this acrylic pour workshop requires no artistic skills whatsoever! Learn a way of using acrylic paint that you will really enjoy. In fact, you might actually unleash a hidden talent you never knew you had! No prior experience needed; just an open mind and the desire to learn something new while having fun and enjoying what you create. 12 participants. FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED!

Kundalini Yoga
Presenter: Gitanjali Marilyn Valant, Yoga Teacher, Owner Sat Nam Yoga Studio
This Kundalini Yoga Class is open to all levels and focuses on “Breath” also known as Pranayam. Using ancient science and technology, revisit your breathing and learn different techniques by using simple physical movements. With powerful breath you can learn to alter the patterns of your thoughts and therefore your mind and state of being. Gitanjali calls the class “Bliss of Pranayam”.

Crystals and their Power: Charging Crystals
Presenter: Marie Smith, Reiki Master/Business Owner
Do you know why you’re attracted to certain crystals? Did you know that in order for them to be used correctly they must be charged? There are many different ways to charge your crystals. In this workshop learn about crystals, their powers and the proper way of charging and storing them.

The Best Biscuits and Scones!
Presenter: Chef Mary Magnetico, Owner of Chestnut Creek Bakery
Tender, flaky, and buttery – just a few of the ways we hear perfect biscuits and scones described. Is it any wonder why we can’t keep our hands off them? In this class learn to make the BEST biscuits and scones! Maximum of 16 participants. FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED!

Women and Finance: How to get on the right track
Presenter: Debra Frances, MBA, owner of Integra Accounting and Bookkeeping Services, LLC
Learn how to create financial independence no matter your current age or stage of life! Participants will calculate their financial position and learn about the different aspects of a sound financial plan. Leave with the tools to discuss your future financial growth plan with your current or future financial advisor.

Collaging From The Inside
Presenter: Kat Strickland, Artist and Teacher
Go step by step through a process of collaging which will help bring forth what is deep inside yearning to be expressed. This technique starts with journaling your most intimate statements, goals, and intentions. Your newly discovered insights will be revealed in a way that will be surprising. This creative layering exercise will teach you how to let go and let your muse be the guide. Maximum 12 participants. FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED!

Fresh, Fast, & Fabulous Frittatas
Presenter: Chef Dayna Halprin, Early Bird Cookery
Fast, healthy, and oh-so-delicious for any meal of the day! Frittatas are easy to make for your friends and family. This workshop will feature several variations with different farm-to-table cheeses and locally sourced vegetables and herbs. Participants will learn tricks for making the best frittatas! Maximum of 16 participants. FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED!

Networking and Network Marketing Like a Pro
Presenter: Shirley Felder, CEO of Ordinary Greatness, Certified Life Coach and Motivational Speaker
Get tips and tools on the art of networking and its importance, not just in business, but in everyday life! Learn the three secret weapons of network marketing and how it will help you profit financially!

A Sacred Circle
Presenter: Shari Riley, Intuitive Healer
A Sacred Circle is a supportive and powerful space in which an intention is set and participants come together to support, heal, and commune. Sacred, because when we live consciously, balancing mind, body, and spirit, we are able to access the Divine within us. In this workshop members will recognize the connection between their own source of power and the Divine. Maximum of 15 participants. FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED!

Workshop Session II – 10:15am – 11:45am

Spring into Mini Floral Wreaths
Presenter: Lynn Manto, Owner of Flowers by Lynn
In this hands-on class, you will start with a basic grapevine wreath and learn how to transform it into a classic yet pretty door wreath that you can hang up or give as a gift. We’ll use flowers that dry well to create your custom design. 12 participants. FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED!

The Art of Ramen
Presenter: Chef Mary Magnetico, Owner of Chestnut Creek Bakery
Uncover the distinct taste & flavors of Japanese Ramen. Learn how to use noodles & broth for this particularly renowned & well-loved dish which can include slices of pork, chicken, beef, shrimp, assorted and more. This filling soup meal has seen vast popularity all over the world! 16 participants. FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED!

Do-it-HERSELF
Presenter: Christine Marie Loucks, Owner of Fallsburg Construction
Ever wonder how to fix something and with what tool, implement or goo? Learn from an expert how to do small odd and end repairs around your house or apartment. Get familiar with a variety of tools that can make your projects easy breezy! Save time and money and learn to DIY!

The Principles of Reiki and Reflexology
Presenter: Marie Smith, Reiki Master/Business Owner
In this workshop learn about Reiki and Reflexology. Participants will begin to understand the 5 Reiki principles that are the guidelines and can be used by everyone in their everyday living to promote a healthy, loving way of life. Reflexology is a form of body work that involves applying pressure to the hands and feet to produce changes in pain and benefits elsewhere in the body. Learn to be the master of your body and mind with this informative yet fun class!

Ignite your Intuition
Presenter: Sam Black Intl. Psychic Medium and Master Coach
Join Sam as she helps you understand how to ignite your intuition and take your communication with your higher self to the next level! Learn strategies that you can start using right away to reach your soul’s purpose and trust the messages that you receive in everyday life!

Finding Your Purpose
Presenter: Shirley Felder, CEO of Ordinary Greatness, Certified Life Coach and Motivational Speaker
Everyone is always questioning their purpose on this planet. What am I good at? Why am I even here? What will help me to feel fulfilled? In this class you will have help discovering these answers. You will leave armed with tools to help you live your purpose and be able to refocus when negative or unproductive thinking rears its ugly head.

Sip Me Baby One More Time: Wine Tasting
Presenter: Sarah Halprin, Wine Specialist
Wine doesn’t have to be unapproachable, and you don’t have to know everything about it to enjoy it or to start studying it. In this introductory class, explore the basics of wine, to help you establish a better found-
ation and appreciation. Join us as we taste through our favorite varietals to explore a range of wines… 21 and over a MUST. Maximum 18 participants. FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED!

Seasonal Sides and Salads
Presenter: Chef Dayna Halprin, Early Bird Cookery
In this healthy and fun workshop join Chef Dayna in creating unique and yummy salads such as kale & quinoa tabouli, roasted squash wedges & seared carrots, and Asian rice salad with ginger, peanut, & lime. Maximum of 16 participants. FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED!

Acrylic Pour Painting
Presenter: Kohola, Artist and Writer
Whether you’ve painted before or think you are just not that artistic, this acrylic pour workshop requires no artistic skills whatsoever! Learn a way of using acrylic paint that you will really enjoy. In fact, you might actually unleash a hidden talent you never knew you had! No prior experience needed; just an open mind and the desire to learn something new while having fun and enjoying what you create. 12 participants. FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED!

The Body Shop
Presenters: Nicole Tyler and Allison Turner, Independent Beachbody Coaches
Join Beachbody Coaches, Nicole Tyler and Allison Turner for a glimpse into the emerging world of On Demand Workouts you can do in your home. Enjoy this fun interactive workout as these ladies get you moving and grooving. This will be mostly floor exercise so bring a yoga mat or towel!

Take Your Best Shot with Ishot Studios
Presenter: Jasmine Lynn Guara, Owner of Ishot Studios
Feeling photo-beautiful as a woman is so important. Join Jasmine, professional boudoir and wedding photographer, as she empowers women by teaching them how to feel beautiful, comfortable and confident in front of the camera at any size or age! Whether it’s
just a selfie or a professional picture, learn how to take your best shot with IShot Studios!

How to Create More Intimacy in Your Relationships
Presenter: Sheila Pearl, MSW–Relationship Coach & Author
Are you afraid of getting too close to others? Do you wish you could feel closer to people who matter to you, yet don’t know what gets in the way? Are you really good at giving to others, yet notice you’re not giving to yourself? If you’ve answered “YES” to any of these questions, this workshop is for YOU! Learn tools for engaging with yourself and others more effectively and how to establish more satisfying connections, plus keys to creating a healthy and balanced relationship with yourself.

A Sacred Circle
Presenter: Shari Riley, Intuitive Healer
A Sacred Circle is a supportive and powerful space in which an intention is set and participants come together to support, heal, and commune. Sacred, because when we live consciously, balancing mind, body, and spirit, we are able to access the Divine within us. In this workshop members will recognize the connection between their own source of power and the Divine. Maximum of 15 participants. FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED!

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