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Living Your Wildest Dreams

June 8, 2010

Women in Charge presents a special one-hour presentation with Julie Lewis on empowering women to unlock their true potential, and “take action”.

WIC &Julie Lewis present Living Your Wildest Dreams

Come along and meet Julie Lewis on our first two WIC talks for June. Julie runs Mountain High, a company which offers a diverse range of challenges, retreats and personal development programmes for women that engages the mind, body and spirit. For women who dare to let their imagination run free in their desire to explore the wonderful world around them.

Julie has made a difference in the lives of many and could do the same for you, unleashing your desire to live your wildest adventure dreams. Julie Lewis’ goal is to encourage, inspire and motivate as many people as possible to step out of their comfort zone, take charge of their health and well being, connect with different cultures and discover their true potential by connecting with nature through adventure travel and her Power of Three retreats.

Do you dare to let your imagination run free in your desire to explore the wonderful world around you? Come and listen to Julie Lewis at the Discovery Bay Golf Club. She will empower you to unleash your natural confidence and share stories, pictures and footage of hundreds of women achieving the extraordinary in the spirit of adventure!

Julie has lead, trained and managed multi-national teams of women & men on adventure challenges and expeditions to Borneo, Nepal, Lebanon, Iran, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, South Africa, Kerala, Morocco, The Arctic, Oman, Tibet, Peru and many more!

Her passion, enthusiasm and energy have been the catalyst for personal change in her clients’ lives. Don’t miss out on this amazing talk – learn to kick your procrastination habit and come and join us!

Most of her projects have had a humanitarian or health related theme to them and Julie’s projects have addressed osteoporosis, breast cancer, diabetes and heart disease. She is also linked to schools and orphanage projects in Sri Lanka and Africa. As a result of her work Julie was nominated for the Emirates Woman of the Year Award in 2005 and this year she has been nominated for the International Business Women’s Achievement Award.

Julie has infectious energy, passion and enthusiasm. She is an authentic presenter with a strong personal interest in unlocking people’s true potential. She has made several television appearances, enjoys wide media coverage and has been a regular guest on several radio programmes in the UAE, where Julie used to live before coming to Hong Kong. Julie has also written for various lifestyles and travel magazines. Come and listen to Julie Lewis at the Discovery Bay Golf Club – prepare to be INSPIRED!

REGISTER NOW!

Venue:             DB Golf Club

Session 1:        Tuesday 15th June from 10am-11am, or

Session 2:        Monday 21st June from 7pm-8pm

Transport:       Buses from the Plaza run at 9:40am and 6:40pm respectively

HK$150 for WiC members

HK$300 for non-members.

Sign up early with Paypal on WIC’s website here>>

For more information email us at   info@womenincharge.com.hk

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Top 10 Reasons why you need to make a Will – Numbers 5 to 1

May 27, 2010
5. By making a will, you can name the people or charities you want to benefit. This means that you know exactly how your estate will be divided in the event of your death.

 4. Without a will, you’ll have no control over who inherits what. Your estate might not be shared as you want it to be. Friends and unmarried partners definitely won’t receive anything. So if you want to make sure that your loved ones can benefit from your estate, then you’ll need to make a will.

 3. By having made a will, the legal aspects of dealing with you affairs will be much easier, for all involved.

 2. If you die without a will, you will have died intestate. This means your loved ones could suffer unnecessary financial hardship or additional distress.

 1. If you’re a parent, then you’ll want to make a will to ensure that you say who you want to bring up your children if you die. Without a will, your children become Wards of Court and the courts could decide to appoint someone else to bring up your children.

 Now you know just how important making a will is, isn’t it time you made one and reduced the amount of distress your loved ones will suffer in the event of your death?
To find out how to make a will, and see what other services are offered by our experienced team of Will writers, contact US

 or call him on 3100 0101.

Top 10 Reasons why you need to make a Will – Numbers 10 to 6

May 4, 2010

Why is a Will so important? Check out what Bradley Erasmus founder of Phoenix Wills Ltd has to say.”

Wheres the Will?

10. If you die without a will you will have died intestate. This means your loved ones could suffer unnecessary financial hardship or additional distress.
9. By having made a will, the legal aspects of dealing with your affairs will be much easier, for all involved.
8. Without a will you’ll have no control over who inherits what. Your estate might not be shared as you would want it to be. Friends and unmarried partners definitely won’t receive anything. So if you want to make sure that your loved ones can benefit from your estate, then you’ll need to make a will.
7. By making a will, you can name the people or charities you want to benefit. This means that you know exactly how your estate will be divided in the event of your death.
6. If you’re a parent, then you’ll want to make a will to ensure that you say who you want to bring up your children if you die. Without a will, the courts could decide to appoint somebody else to bring up your children
 

Regina Brett – Columnist for The Plain Dealer

April 22, 2010

I was sent this via an email the other day and thought it was worth passing on!

Written By Regina Brett, 90 years old, of The Plain Dealer, “To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me.. It
is the most-requested column I’ve ever written”.

Life is too short...

1. Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good.
2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.
3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone….
4. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and parents will. Stay in touch

5. Pay off your credit cards every month.
6. You don’t have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
7. Cry with someone. It’s more healing than crying alone.
8. It’s OK to get angry with your God. He can take it.
9. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck.
10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.
11. Make peace with your past so it won’t screw up the present.
12. It’s OK to let your children see you cry.
13. Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn’t be in it.
15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye.
16. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.
17. Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful.
18. Whatever doesn’t kill you really does make you stronger.
19.. It’s never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up to you and no one else.
20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don’t take no for an answer.
21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don’t save it for a special occasion. Today is special.
22. Over prepare, then go with the flow.
23. Be eccentric now. Don’t wait for old age to wear purple.
24. The most important sex organ is the brain.
25. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.
26.. Frame every so-called disaster with these words’-In five years, will this matter?’
27. Always choose life.
28. Forgive everyone everything..
29. What other people think of you is none of your business.
30. Time heals almost everything. Give time time.
31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
32. Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
33. Believe in miracles.
34. Your God loves you because of who that God is, not because of anything you did or didn’t do.
35. Don’t audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.
36. Growing old beats the alternative — dying young.
37. Your children get only one childhood.
38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.
39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.
40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else’s,we’d grab ours back.
41. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
42. The best is yet to come.
43. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
44. Yield.
45. Life isn’t tied with a bow, but it’s still a gift.”

What have I been eating lately?

April 21, 2010

I havent been feeling well lately so decided to do a little investigating of my own by researching foods that make us healthy. You maybe interested to hear what I have discovered!

Backache – eat plenty of oily fish, cabbage, guava, pawpaw and kiwi fruit for vitamin C – cut down on – coffee, tea and other drinks containing caffeine, fat and sugar if you are overweight.

Joint Problems – Eat plenty of oily fish for essential fatty acids, fresh fruit and vegetables for beta carotene vitamin C, avocados, nuts and sunflower seeds for vitamin E and whole grains, shellfish, cereals and eggs for selenium

Menstrual problems and PMT –  Eat plenty of small, frequent meals high in starchy carbohydrates and low in fat, supplementary evening primrose oil and vitamin B6, foods containing vitamin B6 such as meat, fish and whole grains. Cut down on – salt and caffeine in tea and coffee. Avoid – alcohol

Thyroid Disorders – Eat plenty of foods rich in B vitamins, such as fish, whole grains, pulses and seeds. Cut down in – raw cabbage, turnips, swedes, peanuts and mustard which can inhibit the body’s ability tu use iodine and smoking, alcohol and caffeine, if the problem is an overactive thyroid gland.

Varicose Veins  – Take plenty of fiber-rich foods such as whole meal bread, fresh fruit and vegetables, water at least 2 litres a day and foods rich in vitamin E, such as seed oils, wheat germ and avocados and nuts.

Ovarian Cancer Whispers – so listen carefully . . .

April 13, 2010

Watch out for tell tale signs

Watch for Pelvic or abdominal pain or discomfort;    
·       vague but  persistent gastrointestinal upsets such as gas, nausea, and indigestion 
·       frequency and/or urgency of urination in the absence of an infection; 
·       unexplained weight gain or weight loss 
·       pelvic and/or abdominal swelling, bloating and/or feeling  of fullness; 
·       ongoing unusual fatigue; 
·       unexplained changes in bowel habits. 
  
If symptoms persist for more than 2 weeks, ask your doctor for a combination pelvic/rectal exam, 
CA-125 blood test, and trans-vaginal ultrasound. 
  

A Pap Test WILL NOT detect ovarian cancer.

 

 

WIC Travel – Melbourne part 2

March 12, 2010

You may have read our last blog from Kylie De Clase from Terronova she highlighted some great night life experience from bars to restaurants this time she has focused on day time activities for our series:

Best of Melbourne

Kids Activities

Melbourne Zoo’s – Melbourne has three Zoo’s.

  1. Werribee range Zoo – which is safari style theme park.

    Red Kangaroos @ The Melbourne Zoo

  2. Hillsville Sanctuary – Dedicated to Australian Wild life
  3. Melbourne Zoo – The cities Main zoo located in Parkville.
  4. Melbourne  Aquarium –  The award winning Aquarium is located in the CDB.

Although they are very different I would recommend Melbourne Zoo; although it is the world’s third oldest Zoo the exhibits are large, animal and viewer friendly. During the warmer months the Zoo is open at twilight with each night showcasing a number of bands and singers.

Shopping

Melbourne is Australia’s fashion capital, with the city home to many of the Countries top designers.  The cities shopping caters for all needs, sizes and budgets.

Young Australian Talent – Melbourne has produced some world class young designers over the past few years.  If your after a unique piece you should down to Little Collin’s street in the CDB and Chapel Street, Prahran.

Kylie shopping in the heart of Melbourne

Budget Shopping – DFO (Direct Factory Outlets) are greatly popular around Melbourne, the shopping malls have over 100 stores of just factory outlets.  I can recommend the Essendon DFO as the better of the outlets.  The Essendon Mall is convenitly located only 5 minutes from Melbourne Airport and it is often filled with luggage towing shoppers hunting for last minute bargains.  Along with brands like Guess, Ralph Lauren, Orton, Saba and Olga Berg I would recommend  checking out Ginger tree for one off’s and samples for a quarter of the price.

Vintage –  Brunswick Street, Fitzroy is the home of Melbourne’s ‘alternative’ lifestyle scene and is the home of one of the cities best genuine Vintage stores; Shag (377 Brunswick St, Fitzroy, VIC, 3065) stocks imported clothing and accessories from the U.S, Canada and Europe