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momondays Barrie is at DONALEIGHS
SHOW #10/12 will be FEBRUARY 10 YEP YEP YEP
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You meet the nicest people at momondays!!
Put storytelling into a blender. Add a dash of personal growth & transformation. Then drop in a load of laughs. Mix in real, live music, and great conversation with some of the nicest people on the planet, then push the ‘high’ setting… and out comes momondays!
PRE-SHOW NETWORKING AND SOCIALIZING!
5:30pm - 7:00 pm
There are all kinds of networking events where you can connect with people on a professional level. There are dozens of events where you can 'get into the minds' of brilliant experts on countless subjects.
But how many opportunities do we have to truly connect with each other on the human to human level? Come at 5:30pm or 6pm to give yourself time to connect with some of the nicest people !
An interesting thing happens when you come to momondays for the pre-show socializing and networking. While the purpose of the show is not business, some of the best business connections have come out of a meeting at momondays.
Come on a roller coaster ride of life, laughter and music!
7:00 - 9-ish pm
Washed Away; A Rapid Lesson in Life
While living in Africa Emilie went on a wild adventure down The Zambezi River. Along the way she had a near-death experience when her raft capsized. A story of gratitude, she learned a kind smile goes a long way and the importance of appreciating the little things in life.
“We have one life. Live with a sense of adventure while appreciating the little things.”
Emilie was raised on the East Coast before moving to Africa for eight years. She is now a lively member of the Barrie Community where she met her Fiance. She leads an active lifestyle playing soccer, snowboarding and keeping up with her 4 nephews. She has had a lifetime love with health, fitness and adventure and now operates her own wellness company.
Lenka is a recovering perfectionist. As most of us, she is often overwhelmed and yet managed by her long list of ‘to dos’ and obligations. When Lenka and her husband bought a cottage in 2017, that ‘to do’ list grew by leaps and bounds. Occupied in the never-ending chase, an old family horse served as the perfect reminder for imperfection and how it led to a less perfect yet more joyful life.
Lenka Jordanov is a program manager for transformation projects with a large IT company. She lives in Barrie with her husband Brad and their golden retriever King. She is a stepmom and was born in the Czech Republic.
“Focus your energy on the joy of imperfection and exhale”
Living with CRPS (How a Disease Inspired Me to Live Life to the Fullest)
CRPS or chronic pain. It’s always there. It seems indestructible; yet Ian has found ways to deal with this disease by keeping his brain challenged and free of drugs. His theatre, music and other creative projects occupy his daily struggles and keep him focused on pain management. He is too busy to be angry or feel sorry for his situation because new doors keep opening.
“Just because you have been slowed down doesn’t mean life stops”
Ian is a diverse, artistic entrepreneur. He has been a publisher, musician, model, promoter, deejay, theatre producer, video producer, and quite involved with community volunteer work. A family man who challenges the daily routine of chronic pain and tries to live each day to the fullest and share his story to hopefully inspire others.
Standing Without Attention
Often, she stood looking vacantly into the fridge for something that would stop her thoughts. Annette's fridge, the junk cupboard and the cashier checkout were her way of burying her pain. Bingeing was her way of life and a dark place she struggled with. Diets, promises and years of Overeaters Anonymous failed until she finally understood that her suffering was the answer. No longer consumed with consuming; Annette’s able to really see the world as a beautiful place as she began loving herself which made her healthier and happier. At the end of pain there is hope for a better, healthier life.
Annette re-wrote her life story from a place with way too much fear. She made a life-altering decision to teach herself love and awakened her authentic self. She developed, "Learned to Love Myself", a Human Whisperer - listening to others without judgment, being totally present. An author of an Inner Peace colouring book she also incorporates her creative arts to help others heal.
Progress not Perfection (A Mother's Journey to Acceptance)
Tara Everson is the mother of two unique and amazing children that have changed her life dramatically. So much joy, love and excitement come with being a parent, but what happens when your kids struggle to fit in with the education system? Love, perseverance and progress (not perfection) become imperative. Through trails and tribulations with doctors, diagnosis and the education system, her family was able to create successful and stable lives.
Tara Everson is a professional office manager that is a long time resident of Barrie. She has volunteered with Barrie Minor Hockey Association, parent council member and has captained dragon boat teams raising money for CMHA, Hospice Simcoe and recently COPE service dogs and of course, the proud mother of two miracle children.
Bitter Sweet Sixteen: How to Survive Growing Up
Influenced by artists like Avril Lavigne, 20 year old Melina Mellé is self taught on the piano and guitar and has written over 200 songs. Melina’s music addresses real problems that she faced as a teenager such as mental health, sexual assault, heartbreak and toxic friends and how to deal with them. By sharing her most difficult traumas, Mellé hopes to turn her negative experiences into something positive by shedding light onto these topics. She hopes people can learn from her mistakes and that her music will help people dealing with these problems so that they do not feel alone.
“I have seen the bad in the world so now I can start to let the good in”
Mellé has worked with many writers and producers including Keith Thomas (Celine Dion) and Vincent Barry (Beyonce). When she's not performing, she teaches guitar and singing.
EVER WANTED TO HIKE A MOUNTAIN IN NEPAL? A STORY FROM YOUR moHOST JEFFOSAURUS
9:00 pm - 11:00pm
YOU MEET THE NICEST PEOPLE AT MOMONDAYS... NOW YOU CAN PARTY WITH THEM TOO!
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YOUR MOHOST: Jeffosaurus Rex
Jeff is the epitome of AMBITIOUS yet is a huge believer of BALANCE in life. After some extensive world travelling, he's made it his mission to explore his own backyard and impact the lives of the people in his own community..Barrie. You can find Jeff out on the lake teaching dragon boating for charity festivals or facilitating team building events with his company
He hosts a travelling podcast on Youtube called, "VicariousDiaries" with plenty of inspirational videos. Lesson #1: Create a fun nickname as it is a huge help to being remembered.
In his free time he enjoys writing music with the guitar, singing and learning about plant based cooking.
"There is definitely not a shortage of inspirational or educational content out there; through social media, books or the web...but there is definitely a shortage of human connection. Come, share your voice and enjoy a unique form of art; the art of a story."
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