Women Enriching Women

Connecting at the 2014 women's event

Finding your inspiration!

Saturday, April 18, 2015
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Cost: $45 per person

*Register with at least one friend before April 1 and you each receive a $5 discount

When you start feeling that every day is exactly the same, it's time to look around you and find the inspiration that will make life feel fresh and new again. We each feel inspired by different sources. Art, music, and literature inspire us. Updating the decor inside our home or office can be very uplifting. Taking up a new or lapsed hobby often puts a spring in our step.

Whether you're looking for the inspiration to start a personal passion project or simply looking for ways to get through your day with a smile, this day will offer you sources of inspiration.

The goals for the day are to have fun, to learn something new, to meet new people and to leave feeling inspired!


8:45 a.m.

Registration in Centennial Hall

9 a.m Welcome and Keynote address: Sandy Monfort
How do you Find your Inspiration? Just Listen! Sandy Monfort will help you find - or stumble upon - God's plan for you so your next steps in life make a difference and have purpose.

9:45 a.m. Alumnae panel answers the question "Where do you find your inspiration?"

10:15 a.m Introduction to four break-out sessions

10:30 a.m.

"Books that inspire" - Joanne Frye
Author Joanne Frye will share her own sources of inspiration from such writers as Virginia Woolf, Tillie Olsen, Toni Morrison and Charlotte Bronte. Drawing on these writers and her experience in crafting a memoir, she will also discuss some of the reasons that a writer might be impelled to write. Come prepared to talk about your pleasures in reading and writing, as well as to share thoughts about the value of reflective journal writing.

10:30 a.m.

"Inspirational home and office interiors" - Melissa Terhark
Find out how a new color or furniture layout can transform a room. Melissa Terhark has been staging homes since 2007. Her business "Staged 2 Sell by Melissa" also offers services in redesign, organization and downsizing of your home or office.

12 p.m.

Lunch and Inspiration Speaker - Elena Rahrig
Lunch in Marbeck Center will include an salad bar, an opportunity to purchase inspirational wares. Inspirational speaker Elena Rahrig will encourage us to "climb out of the box, crush it and never look back."

1:30 p.m.

"What's for dinner" - Jeanna Haggard
Women have been in charge of the answer to this question for centuries. Jeanna Haggard, assistant professor of food and nutrition at Bluffton, and her students, will take us on an interesting food journey while introducing some new spices and techniques for convenient, quick and nutritious meals that fit the modern woman's lifestyle.

1:30 p.m.

"Tapping into your inspiration" - Ruth Everett
Ruth Everett, licensed massage therapist and EFT (Emotional Freed Techniques or Tapping) practitioner, will demonstrate meridian tapping, a self-help technique that relaxes the body and releases negative blocks that prevent us from feeling inspired and living the life we dream.

2:45 p.m.

Closing the circle: coming back together to share inspirations from the day


>>> online registration
For questions or to register via phone: contact Julia Szabo, szaboj@bluffton.edu or 419-358-3245.

Sponsored by the Bluffton University Alumnae Women's Council and: