So many of us, from families large and small, struggle with the choices we make in shopping, preparing foods and caring for our loved ones. Still, we often forget that ‘little changes’ can make a big difference.
This Tuesday, Feb, 5, the Mansfield Mothers’ Club will host a presentation on how to make easy, ‘little changes’ for healthier living. A talk by by Kristi Marsh, author, public speaker, non-profit founder and an Easton neighbor of ours, is scheduled for 7 p.m., in the Mansfield Public Library, 255 Hope St. To RSVP, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The evening promises to be a memorable one. Kristi empowers her audiences to choose wiser products with kinder, simpler ingredients, giving themselves the gift of the best life possible. Her talk will cover health and beauty, foods and other products in our everyday surroundings.
After being diagnosed with aggressive breast cancer at age 36 and mom to three young children, Kristi started on a quest to eliminate harmful chemicals from her life and environment.
In 2009, Kristi started sharing her dynamic message with women home-party style, visiting mom’s groups, book clubs, and church groups. In a few short months, her audiences grew, as word spread of her engaging talks and workshops. She has presented her message to nurses at Faulkner Hospital, and to women’s conferences in Boston and Springfield, Mass., and Dallas, Texas. Kristi spoke at Purdue University, Boston University Medical Center and the Connecting for Change Conference, among other engagements last year.
Kristi has been recognized by Prevention Magazine’s Picture of Health, Clean Water Action’s 2011 John O’Connor Award, Healthy Living Magazine’s Champion of Health 2010 Awards, and Greenschool’s 2009 Outstanding Leadership Awards. Her dynamic speaking skills earned her second place in Toastmasters 2011 International Speech Contest in Massachusetts. She was the visionary behind the Black Tie and Denim Gala, a fundraising event that raised more than $40,000 for the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.
Kristi founded Choose Wiser, an organization dedicated to educating people about the interaction between environmental toxins and their health, and empower and encourage them to raise the bar on the products they purchase and bring into their homes by becoming savvy, aware consumers. Her first book is titled “Little Changes.”
We took a peek at her bio and learned,
“Choose Wiser is my passion, my way to reach out and offer a place for the curious to learn. Whether it be escaping into the intimate pages of my book, interacting at energy-filled presentations, or online exploring at your own pace, I want you to have a chance to learn about the simmering, swelling world of environmental health. And to be surrounded with encouragement to make changes. I believe in you, and I encourage you to raise the bar on the products you purchase and bring into your homes by becoming a savvy, aware consumer.”
If you plan to attend, please bring a wide mouth glass jar because we will be making a cleaning scrub there! To RSVP, please email email@example.com. Refreshments will be provided, also.
In what ways are you and your family already trying to live ‘greener’?
Jessica Symonds is president of The Mansfield Mothers' Club, a non-profit organization aimed at providing support for local parents. For more information visit http://mansfieldmothersclub.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org or write to Mansfield Mothers' Club, P.O. Box 831, Mansfield, MA 02048.