Virtual PIYO Class (Non-Members $10)

Join us for a fun workout with our favorite local PIYO instructor, Christine Newton.

Enjoy the muscle-sculpting benefits of pilates, flexibility of yoga, and non-stop fluid movement.

Grab your mat, a bottle of water and join us from the comfort of your own home for a post-work sweat sesh!

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This event is free to HER Circle members. Access the zoom link in your member email or facebook group.

Non-members are welcome to join for just $10, please purchase your ticket via Eventbrite to receive the meeting room link to your inbox.

Members do not need to purchase a ticket on Eventbrite and can access the zoom link via the Monday member email or the private Facebook group.

Not a member of HER Circle yet? What are you waiting for? We’d love to have you!

Our fun, supportive community of women is the perfect way to build your circle of mom friends, take time for yourself, and gain access to the expert information you care about most. Many of our events are virtual and provide you with a place to connect with like-minded women, build authentic friendships, and connect with trusted experts to get your most pressing questions answered!

*HER Circle Enrollment is currently closed*

Join the waitlist and be the first to know when we’re accepting new members!

Conversation Circle: Talking About Race – Part 2 (OPEN)

Now is a time in which we need education and open conversation. This is how we will learn and this is how we will do better as a nation.

Join us for as many of our Conversation Circle Series on Talking about Race as you can. This series will run for 7 months and will cover a different topic each month. The resources are all provided through the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History & Culture.

It is important that we each do our own work. But it is also important that we come together to discuss and delve deeper with others that are doing the same work. You are encouraged to join for as many of the discussions as possible.

Please plan to read and view the videos prior to the conversation circle so that you can participate fully and get the most out of the conversation.

These events are free and open to any mother that would like to join the conversation.

During the month of August we will discuss Building Community.

August Guide – PLEASE VIEW/ READ THESE BEFORE WE MEET FOR EACH SESSION

All resources for the month of August can be found at: https://nmaahc.si.edu/learn/talking-about-race/topics/community-building

August 13 – (Approx. 45 min)

Read “Community Building” Intro (1 min)
Watch Desmond Tutu “Who We Are: Human Uniqueness and the African Spirit of Ubuntu” (4 min)
Complete “Stop and Think”; Read “The Importance of Community Building”; Read “Community Building in Equity Work”; Complete “Stop and Think” (13 min)
Read “Safe Spaces to Brave Spaces” (1min)
Watch “Safe Spaces” (2 min)
Read “The Power of Storytelling” (1 min)
Watch Brene Brown, “Ther Power of Vulnerability” (21 min)
Watch “An Introduction to Story Corps” (3 min)

August 24 – (Approx. 50 min)

Complete “Stop and Thinks”; Read “The Courageous Conversation Compass” and “Gratitude” (8 mins)
Watch “Not in our Town: Manhattan Beach” (13 min)
Watch Stephen Jon Thompson TED Talk “Creating a Community and Finding Purpose” (14 min)
Watch “If Cities Could Dance” (3 min)
Watch Story Corps “I Remember Never Saying Hi” (3 min)
Watch the “60-second strategy” videos (2 min)
Watch John McKnight “Let’s Think” (4 min)
Read and Consider “Let’s Talk” and “Let’s Act” (5 min)

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*This event is based on each individual pursuing personal education and then engaging in open conversation. The discussions will be facilitated by HER Health Collective co-founders, Cindi Michaelson and Crissy Fishbane.

Both Cindi and Crissy are engaging in this 7-month long conversation series in an effort to pursue their own education and engage in discussion alongside fellow moms. They both draw on experience in this area, Cindi as a former facilitator of Racial Justice Roundtables at the YWCA and Crissy as a former high school social studies teacher with a master’s degree in teaching. Neither claim to be experts on racial equality, inclusion, or social diversity, rather they aim to create a safe space for mothers to explore, learn, and grow in their understanding of this topic together.

Virtual Family Lego Competition (MEMBER EVENT; Non-members $10)

Grab the family and join us for our fun family lego competition!
About this Event
Grab your family and join us for this fun and friendly family lego competition. Kids and adults alike will enjoy this time spent building, problem-solving, and getting creative together as a family.

The winning family gets a virtual high five and bragging rights (until the next family challenge, that is)!

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This event is free to HER Circle members.

Non-members are welcome to join for just $10, please purchase your ticket via Eventbrite to receive the meeting room link to your inbox.

Members do not need to purchase a ticket on Eventbrite and can access the zoom link via the Monday member email or the private Facebook group.

Not a member of HER Circle yet? What are you waiting for? We’d love to have you!

Our fun, supportive community of women is the perfect way to build your circle of mom friends, take time for yourself, and gain access to the expert information you care about most. Many of our events are virtual and provide you with a place to connect with like-minded women, build authentic friendships, and connect with trusted experts to get your most pressing questions answered!

*HER Circle Enrollment is currently closed*

Join the waitlist and be the first to know when we’re accepting new members!

Conversation Circle: Talking About Race – Part 1 (OPEN)

Now is a time in which we need education and open conversation. This is how we will learn and this is how we will do better as a nation.

Join us for as many of our Conversation Circle Series on Talking about Race as you can. This series will run for 7 months and will cover a different topic each month. The resources are all provided through the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History & Culture.

It is important that we each do our own work. But it is also important that we come together to discuss and delve deeper with others that are doing the same work. You are encouraged to join for as many of the discussions as possible.

Please plan to read and view the videos prior to the conversation circle so that you can participate fully and get the most out of the conversation.

These events are free and open to any mother that would like to join the conversation.

During the month of August we will discuss Building Community.

August Guide – PLEASE VIEW/ READ THESE BEFORE WE MEET FOR EACH SESSION

All resources for the month of August can be found at: https://nmaahc.si.edu/learn/talking-about-race/topics/community-building

August 13 – (Approx. 45 min)

Read “Community Building” Intro (1 min)
Watch Desmond Tutu “Who We Are: Human Uniqueness and the African Spirit of Ubuntu” (4 min)
Complete “Stop and Think”; Read “The Importance of Community Building”; Read “Community Building in Equity Work”; Complete “Stop and Think” (13 min)
Read “Safe Spaces to Brave Spaces” (1min)
Watch “Safe Spaces” (2 min)
Read “The Power of Storytelling” (1 min)
Watch Brene Brown, “Ther Power of Vulnerability” (21 min)
Watch “An Introduction to Story Corps” (3 min)
August 24 – (Approx. 50 min)

Complete “Stop and Thinks”; Read “The Courageous Conversation Compass” and “Gratitude” (8 mins)
Watch “Not in our Town: Manhattan Beach” (13 min)
Watch Stephen Jon Thompson TED Talk “Creating a Community and Finding Purpose” (14 min)
Watch “If Cities Could Dance” (3 min)
Watch Story Corps “I Remember Never Saying Hi” (3 min)
Watch the “60-second strategy” videos (2 min)
Watch John McKnight “Let’s Think” (4 min)
Read and Consider “Let’s Talk” and “Let’s Act” (5 min)

Expert Q&A: Stress, Hormones & Immunity (Non-Members $10)

Stress, Hormones, and Immunity

Searching for information on lowering your STRESS, boosting your IMMUNE SYSTEM, managing INFLAMMATION, BALANCING your hormones, and feeling as healthy as possible in these unprecedented times?

Join us to learn more about how you can utilize a truly holistic approach to effectively and naturally address signs of a weakened immune system, chronic inflammation, and hormonal imbalances, all of which can stem from long-standing stress.

This expert Q&A session will be led by Dr. Susan Lovelle, MD, MACM

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Are you a smart, busy woman who feels like you’re just surviving on caffeine and willpower? Having been a professional ballet dancer for 17 years and then an award-winning plastic surgeon for over two decades, Dr. Susan knows what it’s like to beat your body and your mind into submission to achieve a certain look or vision.

In fact, the physical, mental, and emotional abuse she heaped on her own body during those years led to the life-threatening health issues she later developed and it was only through a personalized, holistic approach that she healed herself.

Now, Dr. Susan uses that expertise to help smart, over-extended women who are frustrated with ineffective, cookie-cutter health advice discover their own unique path to the energy, power, and balance they want in their lives.

She’s the creator of Premiere Wellness, a comprehensive holistic health company based in Raleigh, NC, serving clients globally with customized wellness solutions for weight, energy, hormones, and more.

Dr. Susan has been featured on The Doctors, Lifetime TV, The Huffington Post, Forbes, Good Morning Washington, and Good Day Charlotte.

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This event is free to HER Circle members.

Non-members are welcome to join for just $10, please purchase your ticket via Eventbrite to receive the meeting room link to your inbox.

Members do not need to purchase a ticket on Eventbrite and can access the zoom link via the Monday member email or the private Facebook group.

Not a member of HER Circle yet? What are you waiting for? We’d love to have you!

Our fun, supportive community of moms is the perfect way to build your circle of mom friends, take time for yourself, and gain access to relevant expert content. Many of our events are virtual and provide you a place to connect with like-minded women, build authentic friendships, and connect with trusted experts to get your most pressing questions answered!

*HER Circle Enrollment is currently closed*

Join the waitlist and be the first to know when we’re accepting new members!

Expert Panel: Your Fall School Plan

Whether your family has opted to go with virtual schooling, send your kids back to school or daycare, or is considering some combination, you likely have many questions about the rapidly approaching school year.

Join us as our expert panel discuss the upcoming school year and all the considerations that are likely weighing on the minds of parents.

It is important to note this panel will NOT discuss the “right or wrong” decision, as we believe that is a decision that can only be made by each family individually. Rather, we aim to support all parents in making the best of whichever option they’ve chosen for their family.

Our panel will feature:

Megan Werdel, Vice President and Compliance Consultant for Grey & Company, Inc. Grey & Company offers healthcare consulting and education to outpatient surgery facilities ensuring they are compliant with all guidelines. Megan will share safety precautions you can take and measures you can put in place to keep your family healthy and safe, whether sending kids back to school, or simply venturing out to public places more frequently.
Sara Thatcher, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Trauma Specialist, Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor and Registered Yoga Teacher, with over 18 years of experience in the mental health field, specializing in Play Therapy for children aged birth-12, talk therapy/creative expression with tweens/teens and parent support/coaching. Sara will speak about how to best support children in the transition back to school and protecting their mental health if continuing to keep them at home.
Nicole Wallace, a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate and Parent Coach. Nicole has worked extensively with children between the ages of 5 and 14 in her role as a school counselor and school teacher for 22 years. Nicole will focus on what parents can do to best support their children through the upcoming school year.
This event is free and open to the public.

Conversation Circle: Being Anti-Racist Part 2 (PUBLIC)

Now is a time in which we need education and open conversation. This is how we will learn and this is how we will do better as a nation.

Join us for as many of our Conversation Circle Series on Talking about Race as you can. This series will run for 7 months and will cover a different topic each month. The resources are all provided through the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History & Culture.

It is important that we each do our own work. But it is also important that we come together to discuss and delve deeper with others that are doing the same work. You are encouraged to join for as many of the discussions as possible.

Please plan to read and view the videos prior to the conversation circle so that you can participate fully and get the most out of the conversation.

These events are free and open to any mother that would like to join the conversation.

During the month of July we will discuss Being Anti-Racist.

All resources for the month of July can be found at: https://nmaahc.si.edu/learn/talking-about-race/topics/being-antiracist

July Guide – PLEASE VIEW/ READ THESE BEFORE WE MEET FOR EACH SESSION

July 18 – How to Be Antiracist (approx. 25 min)

Read “Being Antiracist Intro” & “Implicit Bias/ Structural Racism” Chart (5 min)
Watch “How to be Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi” (2 min)
Read “As a White Person or Person of Color, Read more about becoming Antiracist” (12 min)
Read “A Questioning Frame of Mind” (3 min)
July 29 – Overcoming Implicit Biases & Antiracism at the Institutional Level (approx. 35 min)

Watch Verna Myers “How to Overcome our Biases: Walk Boldly Towards Them” (18 min)
Read “Example of Being Antiracist at the Institutional Level” (4 min)
Read “9 Important Elements of Antiracist Education” (3 min)
Read and Reflect: “Stop and Think” and “Let’s Reflect” (5+ min)
Watch two video clips on Implicit Bias (5 min)
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*This event is based on each individual pursuing personal education and then engaging in open conversation. The discussions will be facilitated by HER Health Collective co-founders, Cindi Michaelson and Crissy Fishbane.

Both Cindi and Crissy are engaging in this 7-month long conversation series in an effort to pursue their own education and engage in discussion alongside fellow moms. They both draw on experience in this area, Cindi as a former facilitator of Racial Justice Roundtables at the YWCA and Crissy as a former high school social studies teacher with a master’s degree in teaching. Neither claim to be experts on racial equality, inclusion, or social diversity, rather they aim to create a safe space for mothers to explore, learn, and grow in their understanding of this topic together.

Please contact info@herhealthcollective.com with any questions.

Mom’s Self Care: Mixed Tape Art Fun (Non-Members $10)

Music and Art are both great ways to practice self-care. We are going to mush them together for a fun hour of creative release!
About this Event
This is all about experimenting and having fun so don’t worry about using any precious materials. Fit for a sketchbook or small pieces of paper, just use whatever you have on hand. Grab your kid’s fingerpaints, washable markers, colored pencils, or box of broken crayons!

Whether you listen to vinyl, cassettes or digital tunes, we will assemble five to eight of the group’s favorite tunes. As each song plays, we will let the music guide us in creating our own personal artistic masterpiece… or scribble… both are fantastic!

This is sure to be a fun break from the week and will undoubtedly involve lots of laughter. We hope you can join us!

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This event is free to HER Circle members. Non-members are welcome to join for just $10, please purchase your ticket via Eventbrite to receive the meeting room link to your inbox.

Members do not need to purchase a ticket on Eventbrite and can access the zoom link via the Monday member email or the private Facebook group.

Not a member of HER Circle yet? What are you waiting for?

Join our fun, supportive community of moms. Many of our events are virtual and provide you a place to connect with likeminded women, build authentic friendships, and connect with trusted experts to get your most pressing questions answered!

Come join us. We’d love to have you!

*Membership closes on June 30th* If our doors have already closed be sure to get on our early bird list so you are the first to hear when our doors reopen. We only offer open membership enrollment a few times a year! Trust us, you won’t want to miss this!

Conversation Circle: Being Anti-Racist Part 1 (PUBLIC)

Now is a time in which we need education and open conversation. This is how we will learn and this is how we will do better as a nation.

Join us for as many of our Conversation Circle Series on Talking about Race as you can. This series will run for 7 months and will cover a different topic each month. The resources are all provided through the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History & Culture.

It is important that we each do our own work. But it is also important that we come together to discuss and delve deeper with others that are doing the same work. You are encouraged to join for as many of the discussions as possible.

Please plan to read and view the videos prior to the conversation circle so that you can participate fully and get the most out of the conversation.

These events are free and open to any mother that would like to join the conversation.

During the month of July we will discuss Being Anti-Racist.

All resources for the month of July can be found at: https://nmaahc.si.edu/learn/talking-about-race/topics/being-antiracist

July Guide – PLEASE VIEW/ READ THESE BEFORE WE MEET FOR EACH SESSION

July 18 – How to Be Antiracist (approx. 25 min)

Read “Being Antiracist Intro” & “Implicit Bias/ Structural Racism” Chart (5 min)
Watch “How to be Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi” (2 min)
Read “As a White Person or Person of Color, Read more about becoming Antiracist” (12 min)
Read “A Questioning Frame of Mind” (3 min)
July 29 – Overcoming Implicit Biases & Antiracism at the Institutional Level (approx. 35 min)

Watch Verna Myers “How to Overcome our Biases: Walk Boldly Towards Them” (18 min)
Read “Example of Being Antiracist at the Institutional Level” (4 min)
Read “9 Important Elements of Antiracist Education” (3 min)
Read and Reflect: “Stop and Think” and “Let’s Reflect” (5+ min)
Watch two video clips on Implicit Bias (5 min)
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*This event is based on each individual pursuing personal education and then engaging in open conversation. The discussions will be facilitated by HER Health Collective co-founders, Cindi Michaelson and Crissy Fishbane.

Both Cindi and Crissy are engaging in this 7-month long conversation series in an effort to pursue their own education and engage in discussion alongside fellow moms. They both draw on experience in this area, Cindi as a former facilitator of Racial Justice Roundtables at the YWCA and Crissy as a former high school social studies teacher with a master’s degree in teaching. Neither claim to be experts on racial equality, inclusion, or social diversity, rather they aim to create a safe space for mothers to explore, learn, and grow in their understanding of this topic together.

Please contact info@herhealthcollective.com with any questions.

MEMBER EVENT: Conscious Strong Movement Flow (Non-members $10)

Conscious Strong™ is a lifestyle balancing mindfulness, movement, and reflection to create inner strength, wellness, and mental clarity.

This is a unique movement experience you will not want to miss!

Join us for a movement flow based on the practice of pilates, anchored with moments for mindfulness and reflection.

This is certain to be a fantastic way to end your week!

Lauren McClerkin is the Founder of Conscious Strong™, a multi-certified Pilates instructor, and the owner of an award-winning North Carolina fitness studio. She understands the challenges of balancing a busy family and career with self-care and personal growth. The Conscious Strong™ lifestyle comes out of her own journey to find balance and fulfillment in all areas of her life.