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Each Seminar $15 in advance, or $20 at the door. Door prizes at every meeting!
Special: Rest of series (5 tickets) $65 in advance (register/log in to purchase).

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Gala Kick-Off May 31 at 7 pm
David Glass, Mayor of Petaluma
David Glass, Mayor of Petaluma

The Gala Kick-Off will be on May 31, 2014 from 7-9 pm with a discount of 10% on dinner served from 6-7 before the event.

The Kick-Off begins with an introduction by Petaluma Mayor and city planning expert David Glass, former voice of the San Francisco Giants.

Following an opening address by the Mayor, twelve dynamic, professional guest speakers will each provide a brief introduction to what they will be presenting on their respective evening of the speaker series.

Six charitable organization representatives will be introduced at the talks to follow, and one will speak at each seminar. Please feel free to donate to a cause, or volunteer for the one that touches you most.

Be ready to enjoy yourselves! At the end of each seminar, attendees will be able to meet the speakers and learn more about their work to improve your wellness and the well-being of those around you. We also have a great selection of door prizes to give out at every meeting.

Sue Hirsch, Event Organizer
Sue Hirsch, event organizer

Here are the key-note professionals, listed by speaking date: Rev. Madalyn Suozzo, natural health coach and Jan Cercone, musical healer; Susan Price, professional organizer and Michelle Minero, MFT; Richard Standard, Tale-teller and Sue Hirsch, Certified Wellness Coach; Dr. Jennifer Price and Dr. Sara Thyr; Susan and Martin Fisher of 9 Energies and Dale Wannen, sustainable investments; Helen Greico, Clinical Psychologist and Founder of Brave People and Tara Smith, sustainable farmer and founder of TaraFirmaFarms. This list does not include the charitable organization representatives.

My dates, after the Kick-Off on May 31, will be the first Thursday and 4th Saturday of each month from June through August. Note that July is different. In July, the Saturday talk will be on the 19th, the 3rd instead of the 4th Saturday in July. Also note that on first Thursdays, the events will be in the evenings from 7-9p, w/ a 10% discount on dinner served from 6-7. On the 4th Saturdays (3rd in July) the events will be from 12-2 w/ a 10% discount on lunch served from 11-12.

Following is information about our exciting, transformative speakers!

Rev. Madalyn Suozzo
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Rev. Madalyn Suozzo
Rev. Madalyn Suozzo

Rev. Madalyn Suozzo will be stepping in for Dr. Wendy Lyon who has a scheduling conflict.

Madalyn is a lifelong Medical Intuitive and Natural Health Coach, author and speaker who has guided hundreds of people to greater personal health. As a natural health expert, Madalyn has worked closely with doctors to help people expand on the most important relationship we can have - the relationship of self to what she calls 'cellf'.

Our inner lives hold treasures we are not taught to seek out. Our relationships to others are colored by the relationship and respect we give to our own physiology. The deeper we are able to understand and love the messages of who we really are and what we really want on the inside, the greater our success and health with the outside world.

You can take her awareness training and learn the secrets of your inner Universe and how to build a relationship to the world and others that comes from your best self.

Madalyn offers complimentary consultations to those dealing with cancer to learn to navigate the terrain of intuitive knowing in a healing crisis. Her mission is to help people have a greater relationship to their own intrinsic healing information.

Jan Cercone, RN, MA, CMP
Jan Cercone, RN, MA, CMP
Jan Cercone, RN

Jan Cercone, RN, MA, CMP is a visionary musician with a focus on Wellness through Vibration. She teaches that all of Life is living Vibration and through simple processes we can Heal, Clear and Re-New anything! Her workshops are inspirational, creative and you will receive a divine initiation through her voice and sound. She is founder and director of the Solara Healing Center in Pt. Richmond where a new model of health care is forming based on Vibrational Medicine by credentialed practitioners. Beyond this, she sees taking this model out into the world to share it globally with new ideology in Health Care, Sustainable Living and Feminine Leadership through her SOAR program. Her Divine Mystery school offers core leadership training for women to take their role in the change for mankind. She has created an ONLINE Healing Community Becoming Light for quantum healing and education!!

Jan is an ordained minister, professional singer, workshop facilitator, inspirational speaker and a gifted intuitive healer. She taught at the Sound and Consciousness Institute in San Francisco. Jan has worked with Hospice patients, children and the elderly and taught programs to teachers and health care providers on how to provide appropriate sound environments. Jan wrote the books Passion Healed Me and Guys Guide to the Divine Feminine and blogs regularly on related topics. You can sign up for updates and her email newsletter at Sound and Light Healing Arts.

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Jan Cercone on Facebook

Jan Cercone CDs for meditation and relaxation

Susan Price
Professional Organizer, Publicity Services, Personal/Virtual Assistant
Susan Price
Professional Organizer, Publicity Services, Personal/Virtual Assistant
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With a corporate background of 25 years, Susan Price comes well equipped to assess and offer concrete, meaningful answers to streamlining both organizing and publicity dilemmas. Her resume includes banking, insurance, marketing and training on a national level. She has also had her own television talk show, “The Susan Price Show”.

Wanting to bring more meaning to her life, she formed her own company over 15 years ago offering Organizing and Personal and Virtual Assistant services. She will do everything from organizing that pile of papers you are always meaning to get to, to compiling your pre-tax preparation and purchasing a new wardrobe for you.

In recent years, she has recognized the need for entrepreneurs to acquire more business and in that vein offers publicity services and coaching designed to put your message in the public eye.

Susan has been featured in articles in the Press Democrat, Argus Courier, Marin IJ, Pacific Sun and the San Francisco Chronicle. She currently writes a newspaper column, On Organizing.

For more info and to post organizing or publicity questions, join Susan's 3 P's in a Pod group on Facebook.

Susan Price brings order out of chaos, one piece of paper at a time.

Michele Minero, MFT
Michele Minero, MFT
Michele Minero, MFT

Michele Minero is a Marriage and Family Therapist, author, writer, and workshop facilitator. She is the founder of Eating Disorder Recovery Support, Inc., a Bay Area based 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is dedicated to promoting community awareness of eating disorders, professional education and collaboration, and providing treatment scholarships to California residents that need financial assistance for treatment.

She is the author of Self-Love Diet: The Only Diet That Works and the writer of the selflovewarrior blog.

Michelle co-founded the Love Warrior Community, a community that uses creativity for healing and exploration and provides motivation, inspiration and encouragement for self-love and body acceptance.

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Michelle is also a co-facilitator of Sacred Body Retreats, a series of nurturing workshops that guide and support discovery, healing and transformation.

Richard Standard, Tale-Teller
Richard Standard, Tale-Teller
Richard Standard, Tale-Teller

Richard Standard, creator and facilitator of the Dulcimer Project and Bringing in the Strings, has been a performer, music instructor and artist for over 30 years. He has performed his stories from the California to France, has four albums of stories to his credit and several television productions and specials. He has had numerous one-man shows and has received many honors and awards for his art and photography as well as his performing art.

Richard grew up in Marin County. A graduate of College of Marin, he has taught the history of the dulcimer and the oral tradition to tens of thousands of students in public and private schools throughout northern California. Richard has also been a performer at many summer camps, regional storytelling gatherings and county fairs.

Richard has served as a president or board member of art and music organizations including the Marin Society of Artists, the Petaluma Elementary Music Association, and Petaluma Arts Association. He is also a member of the Petaluma Arts Council.

Dr. Jennifer Price, DC, CACCP
Dr. Jennifer Price, DC, CACCP
Dr. Jennifer Price, DC, CACCP

Dr. Jennifer Price, DC, CACCP is an Advanced Biostructural Correction™ practitioner and family chiropractor certified from the Academy of Family Practice.

She combines her unique training and techniques to provide structural and functional wellness care to entire families; and is specially trained and experienced to care for pregnant and pediatric chiropractic clients.

As an expert in the field of structural health care, she will be speaking about the direct relationship between posture (the structure of the body) and health (the function of the body); and how you too can feel, move and look better than you have in years.

Dr. Sara Thyr, ND
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Dr. Sara Thyr, ND
Sara Thyr

Dr. Sara Thyr, ND is a fully-licensed naturopathic primary care doctor who specializes in caring for women, children and all family members. Naturopathic care aims to find and treat the cause of disease, prevent illness and can effectively and safely treat common ailments when they do arise. Dr. Thyr can treat your entire family at all stages of life and offers an alternative or complementary approach to conventional medicine.

Dr. Thyr specializes in diagnosing and treating food allergies. Symptoms may include headaches, autism (and spectrum disorders), fatigue, PMS, insomnia, digestive disorders like IBS, constipation and acid reflux, chronic or recurrent infections, and skin disorders such as eczema and acne.

Dr. Thyr offers naturopathic therapies for people of all ages. Symptoms of menopause, insomnia, and memory issues are handled with nutrient and lifestyle treatments. High cholesterol, high blood pressure, arthritis, diabetes and other health issues associated with aging can also be managed without using medications in most cases.

Interactive blog with Dr. Thyr.

Susan and Martin Fisher
Susan and Martin Fisher
Susan and Martin Fisher

Martin Fisher created 9energies.com to consolidate information available on the 9 Energies and to explore the relationships between systems and how they are represented in the world. He wants to provide a big picture of the overall body of knowledge and to shed greater understanding on the presence and impact of the 9 Energies.

Martin's experience as a commercial pilot helped him to appreciate the importance of solid technical knowledge combined with a greater awareness of our spiritual nature. His time in the sky simultaneously heightened his awareness of human knowledge and the spiritual connections of all things.

Susan Fisher works with Martin, her husband and partner, to build the understanding of how the 9 Energies show up in so many aspects of human understanding and consciousness.

Through her study over the last 10 years with New Equations, where she received her Teacher certification in 2010, Susan learned to activate all 9 of the Active Energies in her body.

Susan is available to work with people to give them the best experience she can of the 9 Energies. She speaks about the subject, conducts workshops, and works one-on-one teaching about 9 Energies.

Dale Wannen, MBA
Dale Wannen, MBA
Dale Wannen, MBA

Dale Wannen, MBA is president of Sustainvest Asset Management, a Petaluma-based investment firm that focuses on integrating sustainable and responsible investing into client portfolios. He is a board member of human rights organization Global Exchange in San Francisco and Holds an MBA in Sustainable Management from Presidio Grad School. He also “Holds” his beautiful 8 month old baby girl Adeline quite often nowadays as well.

Sustainvest Asset Management, LLC is a registered investment advisor based in Petaluma, CA which focuses on sustainable and responsible (SRI) investing. As an independent practice, Sustainvest is able to give clients an objective view without any conflict of interests. Sustainvest does not sell financial products.

Clients include individuals, families, foundations, social justice organizations, and non-profits with services including investment management, 401k, 403b or IRA rollovers, trust accounts, non-profit asset management, retirement planning, fixed income investing and managing inheritances.

Helen Grieco
Helen Grieco
Helen Grieco

Helen Grieco has two decades of experience as an advocate and spokesperson for social, political and economic justice. She has trained community activists and leaders and is an author and producer of educational media. She is the founder of BRAVE People and SHE Academy. Helen is the former executive director of the California National Organization for Women. Helen has a bachelor’s degree in women’s studies, and a master’s degree in clinical psychology.

Helen joined California Common Cause as an organizer in northern California in 2010. She educates Common Cause members on issues, advocacy and organizing tactics, recruits new members and organizes new Common Cause campus and community groups and young professionals, teaches organizing and activism, and runs educational outreach events to address campaign finance reform, government accountability, voting rights/reform, redistricting, media reform, fair elections campaigns, legislation and initiatives.

Tara Smith, Sustainable Farmer
Tara Smith, Sustainable Farmer
Tara Smith

Tara Smith is the owner of TaraFirmaFarms.com, a sustainable farm in Petaluma which won the Bohemian award for best organic farm in Sonoma County. Tara has a wonderful story of trading in a very successful corporate career to follow her passion by becoming a sustainable farmer who now lives with dirt under her nails. Her presentation about "real food" and sustainability is laced with humor and inspiration.

From business suits to muddy boots, Tara Smith is living out her convictions jumping from a successful executive career in the Long Term Care Insurance industry to Farming. From the hen house to cows that sequester carbon, she seeks to share her experience, inspiration and the humor that has brought her down the unlikely and surprising path as a successful farmer.

Charitable Organization Representatives

In addition to the keynote speakers, a representative of a local Charitable Organization will also make a brief presentation at each Seminar. 10% of event proceeds will help support these charities.

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