Wednesday, February 9, 2011

St. Vincent de Paul Empty Bowls Souper Supper

St. Vincent de Paul is an independent, faith-based, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to helping people who are suffering from the effects of poverty meet their basic human needs and achieve a better future for themselves and their family. Their progams including Beans and Bread and Headstart provide 220,000 meals to individuals in need annually and tools for educational success for pre-schoolers.

I have been invited once again to be a Celebrity Ladler at their Empty Bowls Souper Supper event to be held at the College of Notre Dame in Maryland on March 12! Enjoy a selection of gourmet soups prepared by local restaurants, listen to live music and choose a hand-crafted ceramic bowl created by local artisans and students.

I will be attending the lunch seating from 11a-1:30p. There will be an additional seating for dinner at 4p. Tickets are only $15/person

For more information about the organization and the event, please visit their website:

Friday, February 4, 2011

"Life Beyond Your Eating Disorder."

I was back at the Eating Disorder Center at Sheppard Pratt today. What a great institution, providing much needed health support services to the community.

Prominently displayed at the entrance was a flyer for the kick off event to Eating Disorder Awareness Week Febraury 20-26, 2011. I will be out of town Sunday but do consider attending or refer a friend to hear featured author and Executive Director of the Alliance for Eating Disorder Awareness as she shares insights into the daily challenges of recovery.

I will be picking up a copy of Johanna Kandel's novel "Life Beyond Your Eating Disorder" for my plane ride to Phoenix!

Admission is FREE, RSVP with

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

GSCM Women's Leadership Forum

In a chance conversation with a board member at the Children's Guild, I was reconnected to an organization that I've continued to advocate for long after I gave away my Miss Maryland title, the Girl Scouts of Central Maryland.

I am thrilled to be attending the 5th Annual Women's Leadership Forum on March 9, 2011 featuring 4 local authors, Elizabeth Chandler (Kissed by an Angel and Dark Secrets), Ginny Gong (From Ironing Board to Corporate Board), Jerdine Nolen (Raising Dragons) and Mia Redrick (Transform Me-- 5 Essential Strategies for a Mother's Self Care).

The forum provides an opportunity for women and girls of all ages and stages in their career to discuss the challenges and successes of professional and civic engagement.

Join me at the Women's Heritage Center from 5:30-8:15p for this can't miss reception and panel discussion!