March 22: (Re)Discover Your Life Purpose with Momasphere
Melissa Lopata and her husband Larry have done just that. They left Brooklyn and are living on a farm in Connecticut. Okay, I will admit, I was a bit shocked to hear that these city slickers (and longtime supporters of the Brooklyn Blogfest) have pulled up roots and are doing the Green Acres thing. But then I read the following written by Melissa and I am wholeheartedly intrigued.
Melissa completely changed pace, stopping not only to smell the roses, peaches, pears and apples that she picks daily around her farm when in season, but also re-experiencing the wonders of birth with baby cows, and barn yard kittens, and this spring, building a huge, experimental biodome to grow the family’s food year round. Melissa is also working on becoming a certified organic farmer and Non-GMO food advocate and speaker. She has also set up a painting studio in her house and is re-discovering her artist within.
The good news is that Melissa is coming back to Brooklyn for a visit AND an event. Did I mention that Melissa also runs Momasphere with author Ellen Bari? Momasphere is an organization that produces innovative events and programs for moms of all ages and stages, in and out of the workplace, while also giving back to the community.
Proceeds of their events go to various charities that help women, children and families. After a busy one year hiatus, Melissa and Ellen plan to continue Momasphere from Brooklyn and Connecticut. They will also provide consulting, niche marketing and event planning services to businesses that want added exposure to the dynamic mom market, as well as customized, targeted in-house programming for their mom employees.
This Thursday in Park Slope, come to Momasphere’s 2012 kick-off event called, appropriately enough, (Re)Discover Your Life Purpose with Anne Baker, certified life and career coach. Baker will share proven exercises, tips and steps in this interactive, two hour workshop to help you make a head start this year to achieving greater success and fulfillment in your life. The event is only $20 and Momasphere’s events are always well run and interesting. Even better, a percentage of the admission fee will go towards benefiting Women In Need, Inc. (WIN), providing New York City’s homeless women and their families with safe, clean housing; support and the skills to become self-reliant.
Best of all, you will walk away from the session with a greater awareness of what will bring more meaning to your life; which life areas to prioritize; and a new and creative approach to setting and achieving goals to live your purpose. Plus, every participant can sign up to receive a complimentary coaching session with Anne Baker.
DATE: Thursday, March 22, 2012
TIME: 7:00pm – 9:30pm
Space is limited so RSVP by purchasing tickets online. Tickets at the door are cash only and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Wine & snacks will be served. Receive a free Momasphere / Park Slope Eye tote bag for your workshop handouts.