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Women’s Wellness Forum

The 15th Annual Women’s Wellness Forum, “Straight from the Heart,” is Saturday, March 23 at Payson High School.

Forum participation is limited to 300 women, so early registration is recommended.

The event’s keynote speaker is Abby Rike, a 2009 member of “The Biggest Loser” through which she was able to lose 100 pounds between May and December.

A former educator and now an author and motivational speaker, she shares her experiences with others, encouraging listeners to enjoy a healthy lifestyle and vigor for life, and to realize even in our darkest hours there is always hope.

Programs planned for the 2013 forum include: parenting teens and preteens with Debra Shewey of Southwest Behavioral Health; cooking for health: meet your nutrition heroes with Dee McCaffrey, an author and speaker, who lost 100 pounds by changing her eating habits and has kept it off for 20 years; healthy gardening with Kenny Evans, a one-time migrant farm worker who went on to assemble one of the country’s largest family farming enterprises, and mayor of Payson; hormones with Roslyn Rogers, certified nutrition counselor and herbalist; qigong with Penny Navis Schmidt; heart health with Salvatore Gillette, doctor of osteopathic medicine; accelerated wisdom: are you living a balanced life with Holly Crump; bringing a spark to relationships/partnerships/marriages in the golden years with Marilyn Kiefer Andrews; weight management with Dr. Alan Michels; and reducing toxins to reduce disease with Dr. Cynthia Booth.

Registration is $15 per person and includes a continental breakfast, the keynote address and three of the planned programs, lunch and an opportunity to meet vendors and shop. To learn more and sign up for three of the individual programs listed above, contact the Mogollon Health Alliance at (928) 472-2588.

The 15th Annual Women’s Wellness Forum will be from 7:15 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, March 23.

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