New Year New You Event Makes a Difference 

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On January 10, 2010, the New Year New You event took over the beautiful Antoine Du Chez Salon at the Belleview Promenade in Greenwood Village.  An evening of health, healing, beauty and resources was provided to 38 Denver area women who had a rough 2009.  The women who walked out the door looked very different than the women who walked in.  Many were changed by a new hair cut, a relaxing massage, manicures, pedicures, ionic footbaths, detox/inch loss body wraps, and a variety of healing energy work.  Many women participated in laughing yoga sessions, Pilates sessions, and self-help acupressure lessons.  Several women  took advantage of resources like a financial planner, mortgage broker and legal services broker.  Great food was donated by local businesses and many women won additional services and prizes in a raffle.

Susan Trost created the New Year New You event as her community project in the Landmark Self Expression and Leadership program.  She wanted to make a difference in the lives of women who had a tough year for  a variety of reasons   divorce, job loss, single moms, financial challenges, cancer, illness, death of a loved one or caring for a sick or elderly family member.  Women tend to put themselves last and especially do not take care of themselves in a time of crisis.  Susan said “I was amazed how easy it was to get people to donate their time and services.  MK Bolling, owner of the Belleview Antoine Du Chez, didn’t hesitate to offer her incredible salon and staff.  All the other various healers I asked wanted to participate too.  What is really amazing is that many of these nominated women now want to volunteer for a future event.”

Through a nomination process, Susan found women who had a rough 2009 and do not have the time nor the money to take care of themselves.   She wanted to hit a niche of people that are not served by public assistance and yet cannot afford to nurture themselves right now.  Susan also wanted to give these women tools and resources to help them deal with the stress in their lives.  The ultimate goal was for each woman to leave feeling beautiful, confident, nurtured, valued and empowered.  The hope is that this “new woman” can now make a difference with their family, friends, neighbors and coworkers.

The event was a huge success!  One women who had been unemployed for 18 months found a job a few days later and attributes the change to the new confidence she had after the event.  Another woman said it was the first time she had actually laughed in months after the death of a family member.  Another said it opened her eyes and transformed her attitude about the future.  Another woman is now excited about 2010 after a very difficult 2009.  Yet another commented how great it was not to worry about anyone else for just a few hours.

Special thanks to these businesses as they really care about the community.  Please support them.  MK Bolling and the staff at Antoine Du Chez, Susan Trost of Living Healthier Now and Pre-Paid Legal Services, Melanee Higgins of Melanee’s Colon Hydrotherapy, Dave Elzey and Tamlyn Hill of Integrative Medical (Castle Rock), Kim Maez of Ameriprise Financial Services, Peppino's Tech Center, My Favorite Muffin (Highlands Ranch), Paradise Bakery and Cafe (Park Meadows), Yia Yia’s Euro Cafe, Baskin Robbins (Castle Rock), Marie Soderberg of You are the One, Jill Roblyer of On The Mark Consulting, Rick and Michelle Greeott of It Works!, Darlene Zwolinski of Windsong Holistic Health, Patti Hildebrand of Paragon Mortgage Services, Phillis Shimamoto Nikken Wellness Consultant, Elements Therapeutic Massage (Castle Rock), Premiere Pilates (Castle Rock), Remy Fenske – Pilates, Peaks to Plains Construction, and Creative Edge.  Additional information available at under the New You Event Tab.





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