Tuesday, May 8, 2007

May 19 "Gathering in the Garden" at Emory University

This lovely event at the Miller-Ward Alumni House on Emory University's campus is about Balanced Food and Balanced Living. It's coordinated by Joyce Dillon of Healthy Living and Balance, an Atlanta-based wellness coaching company.

Joyce is a certified coach specializing in work-life balance and health coaching. Joyce combines a Masters Degree of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Consultation and Education with twenty-five years of clinical experience and extensive training in mind-body medicine, meditation, energy medicine and transformational work.

Joyce is also the publisher of Healthy Living and Balance eZine, a monthly lifestyle subscription newsletter featuring innovative ideas and resources that empower people to pursue optimal health and a balanced lifestyle. You can subscribe at her website. Hopefully, I'll get a chance to interview her personally about her business and I'll post that here in a date soon to come.

Meanwhile come dine with us at the Gathering in the Garden event on May 19. I'll be donating a healthy salad of organic black beans and corn with a cilantro-lime vinaigrette and I'll be representing for the Dish team b/c Sheri will be at another function that same day. Hope to see you there! Proceeds from the $25 ticket sales will benefit the Atlanta Children’s Shelter.

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Balanced Food, Balanced Living
Gathering in the Garden Spring Brunch

AWE (The Alumnae Women of Emory) and the Office of University Community Partnerships Present
A Benefit Brunch and Lecture for the Atlanta Children’s Shelter

May 19, 2007 • 10:00 am – 1:00 pm • Miller-Ward Alumni House

Join the Alumnae Women of Emory (AWE) for Balanced Food, Balanced Living, a summer brunch and panel lecture on eating and living well in balance.

Balanced living is a choice. When you become aware of what you eat, how it’s prepared, where it comes from and how it’s grown, you live in balance. You live in balance when you consider the human body and its innate connection to nature; and again when you seek the sensory pleasures of eating whole, natural food.

Join us for a summer brunch of convivial presentations on eating and living well in balance. Local purveyors Dish, Whole Foods, Chefs Avalon Catering and others will provide a luscious spread of thoughtful cuisine.


Benefits of Balanced Eating
· Delicious food
· Health and wellness
· Community enrichment
· Sustainable lifestyle
· Healthy planet

How to Get Started
· What to eat
· Why it’s healthy
· How it’s grown
· Where it’s grown
· Where to get it

Joyce Dillon. Panel Moderator. www.healthylivingandbalance.com
Alice Rolls. Georgia Organics. www.georgicaorganics.org.
Julie Shafer. Slow Food. Atlanta Coordinator. www.slowfoodatlanta.org.
Amanda Manning. Edible Atlanta. www.edibleatlanta.com.
Laurie Moore. Moore Farms. www.moorefarms.locallygrown.net.
Tara Simpson, MPH, RD, LD. Nutritionist. www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpa.

Purchase tickets Online for $25.00 at http://alumni.emory.edu/aweorganics then join us for brunch at the Miller-Ward Alumni House, 815 Houston Mill Road on campus. For more information, please call Joyce Dillon at 404-881-1322 or jjdillon@mindspring.com.

This Alumnae Women of Emory event benefits the Atlanta Children’s Shelter.

May 29th "Meet the Author" Wesley Chapel Creative Writers Group

Hey y'all. I'm going to be discussing my life as a writer on May 29th at the Wesley Chapel Library. Check out the details below...

The Wesley Chapel Creative Writing Group Presents
Meet the Author

WHO: Ms. Asata Reid, Journalist, Cross Roads Newspaper

WHEN: Tuesday, May 29 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

WHAT: Ms. Asata Reid is currently a staff writer at Cross Roads News (with a weekly readership of almost 100,000) where she has interviewed physicians, nutritionists, legislators, activists and patients on a number of health and issues: lung cancer, birth defects/premature birth, HPV vaccine, diabetes, obesity/overweight and HIV/AIDS among others. Come hear Ms. Reid share her writing process for publishing non-fiction articles in newspapers and magazines.

WHERE: Wesley Chapel Creative Writing Group is a support group for aspiring writers. The group meets the last Tuesday of every month from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM at the Wesley Chapel – William C. Brown library. 2861 Wesley Chapel Road in Decatur.

CONTACT: Tuwanda Muhammad at (404)579-2715 or mtuwanda@yahoo.com for more information. Registration is not required.

June 9th "Mature Woman's Guide" Class

Join me at the Sylvan Hills Curves on June 9 for the "Food for Live: The Mature Woman's Guide" class.

In the class we'll discuss every day ingredients that can help aleviate and even prevent common ailments that tend to show up in women as we mature:

Protect Your Heart * Fight Cancer * Cool Hot Flashes & Mood Swings
Strengthen Bones * Nourish Skin & Hair * Boost Energy & Improve Sleep
Relieve Joint Pain * Protect Your Teeth
Ease Reflux & Heartburn * Improve Digestion & Elimination

12:30 -1:30 p.m. Saturday June 9 @ Curves Sylvan Hills
1683 Sylvan Rd. SW Atlanta, GA 30310
Only $10! Register @ 404-755-8434