Villanova Women: The Art of Slowing Down - Event Recap!

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I started these quarterly events to empower women to have open discussions -- the goal is to have a shared human experience with elements of movement + personal / professional development. I am a firm believer in community + connection -- and when we can come together + be vulnerable, we are stronger together.

So, how the heck do we slow down? In our full-of-goodness world, it can be tough. Last night, beautiful Villanova Women gathered at Sweaty Betty Tribeca in support of this effort. Aileen Axtmayer of Aspire with Aileen + Lori Gildea of The Pure Bag joined me in sharing their stories + insights into how we can integrate self-care into our lives. We kicked off with a Core Blast + Restorative Yoga class then dove into our intimate chat. Post-class, we were fueled by Sweet Nova - delicious + refreshing Smoothie Freezes - + enjoyed 20% off Sweaty Betty's new collection!

 Thank you Sweaty Betty for our matching Power Leggings!

Thank you Sweaty Betty for our matching Power Leggings!

Lori shared how her experience with illness (from bacteria / virus that she picked up at the gym) inspired her to start The Pure Bag - the stylish + germ-resistant way to protect your gear. and you! Using resources + relationships through ICE, the Villanova Business school accelerator, Lori has built her brand + business + launched recently - in March of this year. I love the passion + dedication Lori has poured into her business + The Zip Pocket goes with me everywhere.

As a holistic health + career coach, Aileen spoke about how her brother's fight with Hodgkin's Lymphoma inspired her to take her health + wellness more seriously. She spoke about setting boundaries, understanding your why / defining your values, figuring out life hacks to fit in the experiences that are meaningful for you + finding out what works best for YOU.

What an energizing evening -- I always leave these gatherings feeling motivating + inspired. Thanks for everyone for shining bright + showing up! Raffle prizes were generously provided by Chi Chi Life, Aileen, Lori, LYMBR + Sweaty Betty.

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