We had a great day yesterday in Vermilion at the 4th Annual Womens’ Conference, put on by the Vermilion Chamber of Commerce. The day was set up with two speakers, one in the morning and one in the afternoon, with lunch in between. The morning speaker was Barbara Madduck from Saskatoon. She focussed on health, wellness and self care. She had loads of great tips and stressed that our health changes should be practical. “Set realistic goals!” she emphasized. “And get moving. Anything is better than nothing.” Madduck recommended following the 80/20 rule. If you are making positive change 80% of the time you will see real progress.
The afternoon speaker was Linda Edgecombe, a life perspective specialist with a great sense of humour, lindaedgecombe.com. She asked many questions: “When was the last time you did something for the first time? How old are your stories? What does happiness mean to you? Are you on the deferred life plan? What is your energy like? How are you doing? When was the last time all your stars aligned? ” She suggests the key to our success is self-awareness. “Those who live according to their values are the most likely to be in balance, “she said. Linda also has a project rescuing young girls from child slavery in Nepal and getting them into school. She shared many funny stories but also provided some reflection exercises. It was a fabulous conference with lots of pearls of wisdom.
“Do not let what you can’t do, hold you back from doing what you can,” Linda Edgecombe