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Join us for 2nd Annual Black Women’s Wellness Day!

21 Apr

Black Women's Wellness Day 2010

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SisterSpeak Online Magazine to Host 2nd Annual Black Women’s Wellness Day

18 Apr

BWWDay 2010

Bowie, Maryland- April 2, 2010 – SisterSpeak Online Magazine is pleased to announce the 2nd Annual Black Women’s Wellness Day to be held on Saturday, May 22, 2010, 11:30am-5:00pm at Largo Community Church in Mitchellville, MD.

Following on the heels of last year’s outstanding debut, Black Women’s Wellness Day 2010 will feature dynamic speakers and presentations intended to enlighten, inspire, and motivate attendees to build healthier lifestyles and to stop the cycle of chronic disease that plagues the lives of so many Black women.

This year’s theme, Wellness Is Our Birthright, conveys the core belief of Founder Lisa Peyton-Caire who wants women to fully embrace wellness and well-being as a way of life. “We were born with the basic building blocks for wellness, self-healing, and longevity and its time that we reclaim these gifts by educating ourselves and making a commitment to choose life.”

Peyton-Caire conceived Black Women’s Wellness Day in 2008 following the untimely death of her mother Roberta W. Peyton on May 22, 2006 from congestive heart failure at the age of 64, sixteen years after experiencing a heart attack at age 48.

“My mother was vibrant, beautiful, full of life, and the center of our family. Her life was cut short by a preventable disease that quietly takes the lives of women every day, including those of my paternal aunts, Lois Peyton Alston, Barbara Peyton Jones, and Marguerite Peyton Green. I could name dozens more, and sadly, each of us knows a woman who is struggling with or has succumbed to heart disease, cancer, diabetes, or other ailments. We owe it to them, to ourselves, and to future generations to do all we can to stop this cycle and replace it with a legacy of wellness and longevity”.

Last year’s event, hosted at the Bowie Public Library, featured dynamic speakers and panelists who addressed a range of topics to promote awareness and provide practical solutions for daily living including heart disease prevention, spiritual and mental health, natural cleansing and colon hydrotherapy, fitness, Yoga, Reiki and the healing arts, and more. This year’s roster of speakers will continue the conversation on critical health issues disproportionately impacting the lives of Black women, while infusing fun, laughter, fellowship, a fitness demonstration, and great giveaways, a popular feature of the event. For speaker and agenda updates, visit http://bwwday2010.eventbrite.com or www.sisterspeakonline.wordpress.com .

For ticket information and to register, visit http://bwwday2010.eventbrite.com. Sponsor opportunities are available.

Contact:

Lisa Peyton-Caire, Lisa@sisterspeakonline.com

Reflecting on Black Women’s Wellness Day 2009

18 Apr

Lisa at podium at Black Women's Wellness Day 2009

Black Women's Wellness Day Founder Lisa Peyton-Caire at 1st Annual BWWDay

Greetings friends!

As you know, Black Women’s Health is an issue near and dear to my heart, and on May 22, 2008, I officially declared the date as BLACK WOMEN’S WELLNESS DAY (BWWDay) in honor of my late mother Roberta W. Peyton who passed away on that same day in 2006. I’ve shared her story many times and in many places, and was extremely proud to host the First Annual observance of BWWDay on Friday, May 22, 2009 in her honor. It was a wonderful, inspired occasion attended by a number of fabulous women who laughed, learned and shared along with me, making the occasion memorable and meaningful for us all!

The day was blessed by the support and participation of a number of dynamic, gifted and knowledgeable speakers representing different interests in the health and wellness arena. These fabulous women spoke on issues impacting the lives of Black women like heart disease and prevention, mental and spiritual health, fitness, yoga and reiki and other healing arts, colon hydrotherapy and digestive health, and much more! We left the day refreshed, recharged, and committed to take hold of our health, mind-body-spirit, with a new vigor. It was great!

Take a moment to browse just a few of the photos from the day, and be sure to join us for the 2nd Annual Black Women’s Wellness Day on Saturday, May 22, 2010! See details and register at http://bwwday2010.eventbrite.com .

BWWDay 2009

BWWDay 2009

BWWDay Guests

BWWDay 2009 Guests

BWWDay Guests

BWWDay Guests Participate in Discussion

BWWDay Guests Participate in Group Yoga demo

BWWDay 2009 Guests Participate in Group Yoga demo

Yoga Instructor Dana Smith Rogers

Yoga Instructor Dana Smith Rogers, Owner, Spiritual Essence Yoga, leads Yoga Demonstration

Success Coach Denise Hart

Success Coach Denise Hart , aka 'Motivation Mama, Breast Cancer Survivor, and Owner of Words to Live By Tees, addresses the crowd.

Lisa and Guests

Lisa Peyton-Caire with guests and Colon Hydrotherapist and Naturopathic Practitioner Romunda Ings (far right)

Lisa & Panel

Lisa and Panel of Speakers (from far left): Denise Hart, Success Coach; Ansa Tyus, Spiritual Life Coach; Melanie Kelly, Fitness Instructor and Founder of Creative Praise International; Tracee Robinson, Reiki Practitioner & Dance Therapist; Romunda Ings, Owner, Ma'Neats Holistic Therapy; Dana Smith Rogers, Owner, Spiritual Essence Yoga

Time for Giveaways

A lucky guest wins a giveaway!

Another lucky guest wins a giveaway!

Another lucky guest wins a giveaway!

Guest wins a giveaway

And yet another lucky giveaway!

BWWDay 2009 Guests Take the Wellness Pledge

BWWDay 2009 Guests Take the Wellness Pledge

It’s Been Too Long!

18 Apr

Lisa Peyton-Caire

Greetings Friends!

It’s been too long since we’ve talked!

Life has a funny way of taking you off into directions you can’t foresee, and for me, the past year has been full of unexpected twists, turns, challenges, and a few sobering revelations. Like many of you and my family, friends, and colleagues, we’ve all been impacted in one way or another in our careers or businesses by the economic downturn. Folks have been out of work, taking jobs they never thought they would to stay afloat, and others, especially we small, independent entrepreneurs, scraping and maneuvering to keep our ventures alive.

And so I stand here today happy to say that I am glad to be here, still among the living, and still plugging away with many options and opportunities ahead to continue on the path of building my vision despite the challenges of the past year.  I feel an upswing building, and hope you’re gearing up as I am to take advantage of it!

Lisa