Professional Women of Forest Hills, NY Learned Tips for De-Stressing at NAPW Forest Hills Local Chapter Event in August

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National Association of Professional Women Forest Hills, NY Chapter hosted Wellness Coach Juliette Austin who led a stress-relief workshop for members and guests at August Networking Event.

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When all that you know, willed, applied, and have done, doesn’t get you the results you wanted, a health coach is your helping hand. A coach will help you discover new approaches and the motivation to get to the next level.

Members and guests of the NAPW Forest Hills, NY Local Chapter gathered on August 19th for a professional networking meeting at the Kew Garden Community Center.

The group of professional women got expert tips for staying calm and carrying on from certified wellness coach Juliette Austin. Members and guests also discussed upcoming Forest Hills Chapter fashion event on October 4th.

“Attendees had a great time networking and participating in yet another interactive workshop led by Juliette Austin, the founder of Wellness Muse,” said Chapter President Anjali Chugh.

“She kept everyone engaged in an incredibly interesting interactive workshop where she presented techniques to stay calm and let go of stress, even in the most pressing situations.”

The Chapter President kicked off the August networking meeting by welcoming the group of professional women and introducing the Forest Hills Chapter’s newest members.

After announcing that Paulette Vabrinskas was selected as a showcase member of the month, the President reminded members about the upcoming fashion event on Oct 4th. She requested members’ support and also encouraged the entrepreneurs in the group to participate as exhibitors at the event.

“It’s a wonderful venue for business owners to showcase their products and/or services,” said President Chugh.

All of the proceeds from the event will benefit S.H.A.D., a nonprofit that provides healthcare services, support and education to low income, impoverished Haitian women, and their unborn babies, infected with the HIV/AIDS.

The Chapter President encouraged attendees to visit http://www.shadonline.org for more information about the organization.

Guest speaker Juliette Austin, who specializes in thyroid conscious nutrition and wellness-focused lifestyle coaching, then began her presentation. Ms. Austin focused on helping members and guests achieve the following goals: increasing energy; overcoming depression; losing weight – and keeping it off; controlling food cravings; reducing medication and its side effects and feeling more in control of health and life without feeling deprived.

“When all that you know, willed, applied, and have done, doesn’t get you the results you wanted, a health coach is your helping hand. A coach will help you discover new approaches and the motivation to get to the next level,” said Ms. Austin.

The wellness coach explained to the group of professional women that when a person exceeds his personal threshold of stress tolerance, her body can respond either physically, emotionally or mentally.

Everyone’s breakdown is unique, she said. Ms. Austin also emphasized the importance of taking a simple assessment test before thinking of making any major changes in an existing lifestyle.

She suggested asking oneself questions such as: Do I give time to my priorities? Where am I spending too much/too little time? Why did I spend my time that way? Where do I waste time? What do I need to change? Who is controlling my time?

Ms. Austin impressed upon members and guests the importance of incorporating the following techniques into their daily regimens: practicing meditation; deep breathing; feeling gratitude; staying active, at least 30 minutes of regular physical activity can make a difference; getting a good night’s sleep; laughing; listening to music; meeting with friends; having sex (healthy, trusting and fulfilling intimacy); following a healthy lifestyle and diet and using key dietary and botanical supplements.

Members who attended the August Forest Hills Chapter meeting included: Juliette Austin, Miyoko Yamakawa, Catherine Arnow, Judy Miller, Aixa Cruz, Desiree Mullins, Kimberly Whitaker, Michelle Newton, Jaye Corvino, Paulette Vabrinskas, Marie Jose Santelli, Ruth Milstein, Carol Slotkin, Alve Alexander, Lillian Moss, Margaret Thomas, Donatellah Horvath, Florence Robinson, Cheryl Williams-Meggett, Sandra Ventura, Sepia J. Owens-Villas and Anjali Chugh. Guests were Jane Lang Pathi, Sharia Jones Bey, Yvonn Yao and Michelle.

The National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) is the largest and most recognized network of female professionals. NAPW provides a forum where women can interact, exchange ideas, educate, network, and empower. NAPW Local Chapters allow members to maximize their experience through meetings, networking opportunities, and professional events.

For additional information regarding the NAPW Forest Hills, NY Local Chapter and/or NAPW, please visit http://www.napw.com.

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