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Pioneering Healthier Communities [caption id="attachment_1188" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Kristen Weaver"][/caption] Many exciting projects are underway in Western North Carolina to help make Asheville and the surrounding communities an even healthier place to live, work and play.  Kristen Weaver will speak at Take Time, Take Charge - an event for all women on Pioneering Healthier Communities.  Pioneering Healthier Communities (PHC) was developed to create more opportunity for access to healthy living, with a goal of achieving a sense of well being and longevity throughout the communities.  Come learn about how PHC is serving as a catalyst providing leadership, support, coordination and resources to remove obstacles and assist the community in achieving their physical activity goals.  It is the desire of all organizations involved with PHC for these initiatives to serve as inspiration to the entire state and country to help make our nation a place where healthy living is easily accessible for all. Kristen Weaver is a native New Yorker who relocated with her mother and sister to Brevard, N.C. in 1992.  Kristen began her career at 18 years old and has been passionate about fitness since.  She steadily continued to instruct group exercise and personal train and currently holds certifications in Muscle Pump, Cardio and Step Aerobics, Cycle, Zumba and Personal Training.  Kristen graduated in the spring of 2002 with a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Leadership and a minor in the social sciences, emphasizing psychology and interpersonal communication, Magna Cum Laude from Brevard College. Kristen currently serves as the Director of Association Wellness Advancement at the YMCA of Western North Carolina.  This position serves as a resource for YMCA branches and the community in the advancement, development and implementation of wellness initiatives.

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Pardee to Host Business After Hours

Pardee will host the Henderson County Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours on Thursday, Aug. 26 from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the new Pardee Center for Women’s Health, located at 512 6th Ave. West.   Starting this fall, the building will be the new home of Pardee OB/GYN Associates, Pardee Nurse-Midwifery and Joyce Maybin, lactation consultant. The venue for Business After Hours changes each month, allowing different host and sponsoring companies to promote their location, product or service. This event is usually well attended and regulars have formed lasting business relationships through contacts established at Business After Hours. In addition to the Business After Hours event, a live radio remote with Star 104.3 FM will be held from 4 until 6 p.m.

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Pardee Pain Center to open in September

Pardee Hospital will open the Pardee Pain Center this September, to serve patients in the community with chronic pain.  The Pardee Pain Center will be open from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m., on Thursdays and Fridays.  Patients will be seen by appointment with a physician referral only.  The center will be located on the ground floor of the hospital near the Garden Café on Fleming St. “The Pardee Pain Center will truly be an asset to the community and I am thrilled to be a part of this new center.  We will provide advanced pain management to our patients with the high quality of care you have come to expect from Pardee,” said Edward Lewis, M.D., medical director, Pardee Pain Center. The Pardee Pain Center will provide comprehensive pain management including diagnostic therapy, X-ray guided diagnostic and therapeutic injections, minimally invasive disc decompression procedures, surgical implementation of spinal cord stimulators and intrathecal pain pumps.

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Take Time, Take Charge

 
[caption id="attachment_1177" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Chelsea Wakefield, LCSW"][/caption] Reigniting Your Youthful Passion - Sex for the Tired Woman Women today can do it all and stress and exhaustion is often our reward. Nights of steamy romance are a foggy memory as sex becomes a low priority item on a never ending “to do" list. The thrill of desire is displaced by a strong craving for sleep. What's a woman to do?  Chelsea Wakefield, LCSW will speak at Take Time, Take Charge - an event for all women, about how to rediscover your sensual self, reignite your youthful passion, and develop a luminous, deeply satisfying sexuality ...at any age. Chelsea Wakefield, LCSW, is a Jungian oriented psychotherapist and workshop leader in private practice in Brevard, NC.  She is the creator of the Luminous Woman™ Weekend, and the soon to be 1ed book, Negotiating the Inner Peace Treaty™.  She specializes in helping people transcend the wounds of the past and to creatively integrate the demands of many "inner selves," heart, mind, body and soul.  She has a special interest in assisting individuals and couples in recovering our birthright of a joyful and fulfilling sexuality.  You can find out more about her offerings and soon to be 1ed book at www.chelseawakefield.com. To register for Take Time, Take Charge - an event for all women, call 1-866-790-WELL. For a full schedule of speakers see this previous blog post.

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Take Time, Take Charge

[caption id="attachment_1167" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Peggy Collins"][/caption] Three Secrets to Send Your Small Business Soaring - Taking Charge in the New Frontier If you own a small business, don’t miss this golden opportunity to learn what’s on the horizon, how you can capitalize on your own natural strengths and the three secrets that will propel you to success. Peggy Collins is a professional speaker, author, and small business owner as well as former owner of a successfully sold company. She is just one of many fabulous speakers who will present at Take Time, Take Charge - an event for all women. Her workshops and teleseminars are based on her own experiences taking entrepreneurial ventures from start-up to success. She’ll outline a game plan that includes the three necessary elements to overcome competition and become part of the new frontier – collaboration. Peggy Collins is a professional speaker, author and The Working Gals Mentor™. Owning her own speaking and training business since 1993, she’s also authored a book 1ed by McGraw Hill Help Is Not a Four-Letter Word: Why Doing It All Is Doing You In. Her book reveals a never-before-identified self-defeating behavior she calls the Self-Sufficiency Syndrome. Prior to speaking professionally, Peggy was the designer and implementer of three corporate start-ups and later her first co-owned small business which she sold in 2003. She’s had senior vice president, president and owner after her name but the titles she loves best are mother and grandmother. She’s a member of The National Speakers Association, has been named a Platinum Speaker by Meeting Professionals International and has participated in over 80 radio interviews in the U.S. and Canada since 2007. To register for Take Time, Take Charge - an event for all women, call 1-866-790-WELL.

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