Achieving a Healthy Balance

November 2, 2013

More than 180 guests attended Ridgeview Foundation's 11th annual Achieving a Healthy Balance event! It was an inspirational day that included intriguing speakers, fabulous food, a Minnesota artisan boutique with 30 exhibitors and an abundance of fun!

We would like to extend a special thank you to this year's event sponsors:  

Lead Event Sponsor
    Lake Region Medical 
Speaker Sponsor 
   Emergency Physicians and Consultants
Lunch Sponsor
   Northwestern Mutual, Katherine Forrester
Breakfast Sponsor
   Ridgeview Medical Staff

This years event featured some fabulous speakers and exhibitors:

Cathy Stalhke, On Your Mark ... Get Set ... BREATHE!

In today’s world, we pack into a day as much as we can, from the time the alarm goes off til the sun goes down. Sometimes we forget to BREATHE. Our postures will help you bring back focus, incorporating breathing techniques. Life is too short—don’t forget to relax.

Kris James, Aging Beautifully
Kris shares her love of cooking, tea and natural skin care through her work as a culinary educator, author, tea blender and aromatherapist. She will show us how to create exceptional, customized skin care at home. Kris passionately believes that it is possible for each of us to “age beautifully” using fresh, pure ingredients found in our own kitchens. Attendees will have the opportunity to create a sample product to take home and try.

Petra Marquart, Celebrating the Champion Within
Many women spend a great deal of time and energy making sure everyone around them is okay—often to the detriment of their own well-being! For many, the day of reckoning comes when they look in the mirror and yell, “Hey! What about me?” But by that time, the tank may be empty as the engine that runs their world is out of gas. In this session, author and international speaker Petra will share her ideas on how to re-energize your sense of self and get your engine back into high gear!

Molly Cox, You Got to Be Kidding!
The spirit in which we do anything determines the outcome—positive or negative. Join Molly on a roller coaster ride of stories, strategies and just plain fun! She blends her care giving, customer service and corporate experience into a dynamic presentation that will inspire connection and a positive attitude. You’ll leave filled with ideas and techniques that will bring out a positive outlook and melt stress away. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry— maybe even snort!

2013 Exhibitors

Art by JWB – Acrylic Art, Matted Prints and Notecards
Artful Brew – Custom Blended Teas and Clay Facials
Balance Life Wellness – Essential Oils
Bare Honey – Organic Honey Products
Broken & Beautiful – Inspirational Mosaic Jewelry
Carver County Library – E-reader Information
Expressive Harts – Hand-Crafted Tile Embellishments and Pastel Paintings/Cards
From Wine to Cheese – Hors d’ oeuvre Platters and Bowls
Glass by Des – Stained Glass
Happy Spoons, LLC – Hand-Crafted Beaded Spoons
Heart at Play – Original Artwork, Childrens’ Books, Cards, Organic Soap and Soy Candles
Jewelled Rose – Natural Skin Care Products, Hand-Crafted Soaps and Toiletries
Peter Juhl – Photos of Balanced Stone Sculptures, Greeting Cards, Books on Stone Balancing Techniques
Kara’s Kreations – Natural Stone Slate Platters
La Belle Fleur – Handmade Custom Jewelry Using Mixed Metal, Beads and Other Objects
Marla Mullaney Art & Design – Impressionistic Oil Paintings, Notecards, Colorful Bead and Metal Jewelry
Suzie Marty / Michele Rae – Reiki, Feng Shui and Life Coaching
Musical Reflections – Therapeutic Harpist, Composer, Recording Artist
The Natural Path Wellness Center – Breast Thermography, Essential Bodywear
Northwoods Beads – Hand-Crafted Jewelry, Salt Lamps, Scarves
Oliver Clay Co. – Unique Wheel-Thrown and Hand-Built Functional Pottery
Pottery by David Menk – Pottery
Red Note Botanica, LLC – Natural Skincare for the Bath
Ridgeview Spa Therapy – Chair Massages
Sew & Knit – Mittens, Knitting
Simple Soaps for Simple Folks – Hand-Crafted Goat Milk Soaps, Hand Lotions and Lip Butters
Spotted Moon Designs – Handmade Jewelry
Tim and Rhonda Tesch – “Tesch House” Dressings and Marinates, Folk Art-Style Painted Items on Wood
Sarajo Wentling – Natural Brass, Czech Glass and Semi-Precious Gemstone Jewelry
Wyndmere Naturals – Aromatherapy Products


We look forward to seeing you at next year's event on November 1, 2014!