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In Celebration of the 16th Annual National Women's Health Week

The Still Hope Foundation and ARDX Partner to Present

Whether you are a professional, primary breadwinner, or a stay-at-home mom, every woman deserves a little ‘me time.’ As women, we are natural nurturers—often placing our own needs on the backburner for the sake of our families and those we care about. But you matter too…and so does your health! To that end, we invite you to join the Still Hope Foundation, in partnership with ARDX, for a two-day Women’s Wellness Retreat scheduled for May 15th and 16th, during the 16th Annual National Women's Health Week. The featured presenter will be Dr. Robin L. Smith, psychologist, author, and frequent contributor to Oprah Winfrey's media.

This Women’s Wellness event will help and inspire women like you to make positive changes in every aspect of your life. Throughout this two-day retreat, we will give you opportunities to focus on yourself—mind, body and spirit—as we address some of the physical, emotional and financial disparities that exist among females in a fun, interactive and relaxed environment. Highlights include Saturday’s luncheon keynote speaker—Dr. Robin L. Smith, who is a formidable health expert, and gifted, down-to-earth presenter.

Here’s a snapshot of what we’ve planned… just for you!


Speed Mentoring— “Women in Business – Stress & Coping”
Limited seating is available for this session. Mentees will have the opportunity to ask questions, get advice and gain perspective from the 2014 Entrepreneurial Excellence Award recipients, hosted by the Women’s Business Center of Old Dominion University on Friday, May 15th ~ 10:30 A.M. – 1:30 P.M. , at Norfolk’s Slover Library, 235 E Plume S.t, Norfolk, VA 23510 Tickets are only $25.00/person (includes lunch, only 50 spaces available)

Paint Nite Kick-Off ~ An evening of fun, fun, fun and relaxation
Join us for a fun and relaxing evening of cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and a painting party where women can discover their inner Picasso and thank event sponsors. Friday, May 15th ~ 5:30– 9:00 P.M. Norfolk’s Slover Library, 235 E Plume St., Norfolk, VA 23510 Tickets are $30.00/person


Expo, Conference, & Luncheon, with Keynote Speaker, Dr. Robin L. Smith
This daylong event was designed to help women and girls understand and appreciate the importance of practicing self-care of their Mind, Body, and Spirit.

Join us for a day of networking, an interactive panel discussion, break-out sessions, health screenings, and pamper stations, all building up to a delicious luncheon and Fearless Experience session led by New York Times Best Selling Author, Dr. Robin L. Smith. Workshops will touch on areas that are important to you. You’ll have an opportunity to choose to attend breakout sessions that cover topics such as “Building Your Brand,” “Telling Your Story,” “Matters of the Heart,” “Emotional Well-Being Through Life Changes” and “Achieving Maximum Wellness.”

We will provide more information about our Expo participants as we near the event.

Saturday, May 16th ~ 7:30 A.M. – 3:30 P.M.
Webb Center, Old Dominion University, 5115 Hampton Blvd, Norfolk, VA 23529 $35.00/person


Continental Breakfast
8:30 - 9:30 Plenary Session
Session A 9:45 - 10:30 a.m.
Session B 10:45 - 11:30 a.m.

Expo and Luncheon

Noon - 1:30 p.m. Luncheon
Keynote Speaker, Dr. Robin L. Smith

Vision Board Session
EXPO closes at 3:30 p.m.


If you are a business owner, this is a great opportunity to get your brand or product in front of hundreds of women. You can become a sponsor or be part of our Expo experience. Review our sponsor packet to find out how you could support this worthy effort.

If you are traveling to this area, we have group rates available for you to stay at Norfolk’s beautiful Marriott Waterside Hotel. To take advantage of the special group discount hotel rates, simply click on the link below to register for your hotel room:

Norfolk Waterside Marriott



The Women’s Wellness Retreat, is a great way to involve moms and their daughters in being proactive about their health.  While moms attend sessions designed especially for them on Saturday, May 16th, daughters can attend age-specific, fun and interactive workshops.


It’s never too early to start talking with our young girls about issues that affect their health.  While mom is getting some much deserved ‘me time,’ young girls will be meeting in a separate room in the Webb Center where they can attend their own workshops (all in the same location).  Even if mom can’t attend, we encourage you to bring your daughters!  Teen girls, ages 13-19, pay a special, discounted registration rate of $15 and, if the teen is a Girl Scout, she only pays $10 PLUS she’ll receive a badge.  Registration fee includes a box lunch, PLUS they’ll get a chance to meet Dr. Robin L. Smith!


The teen girls’ sessions will help develop young girls into leaders by attending the sessions that will help them understand practices so they can AVOID many of the sicknesses their mothers and aunts experience, while helping them create a vision for their future. Scholarships are available for families with multiple children.



Money Matters: Financial Planning and Self-Supporting

Discovery tools to help young girls with their finances and teach them about how choices affect “money matters!”


Charting Your Future: College Panel Q&A

Ever wonder what college life is really like? How much time you should put into those admissions essays? Is the “Freshman 15” a real thing? This panel will answer questions about the admissions process, the transition from high school to college, eating on campus, grades, interacting with parents, and of course, parties!


Ja’ Makin’ Me Crazy: Healthy Eating and Lunch Workshop

This healthy lunch session is hands-on!  Learn how to make Jamaican Jerk Chicken Salad with a Pampered Chef and Senior Independent Consultant. This workshop will also provide healthy tips and advice while preparing this tropically seasoned delight.


Clearing Your Vision: Emotional Health and Maintenance

What holds us back from living our vision and our purpose? Gain clarity, insight, and inspiration to discover your vision during this informative workshop. Reorganize the past and create a prosperous future while building a vision board to last a lifetime.


Take Charge: Teen Dating and Domestic Violence Awareness

Was that a right swipe (yes) or left swipe (no)? Are you ready for that date? How much does he really like me, or does he love me? Explore the intricacies of being in a relationship and understand the value you bring as a young woman in today’s changing world and the dating scene. Learn about emotional and physical boundaries and define where you want your relationships to begin.


Vision Board Exercise

What are your dreams? What do you want to be when you grow up? Creating a vision board is just one of many ways to take a proactive step to build an intentional life. A vision board is an incredibly empowering project and, like all intentional efforts where we listen to our hearts and then FOCUS our energies over time, has amazing powers to turn dreams into reality.


For more information about the Women’s Wellness Retreat or for ticket information, contact Monica Brothers at (757) 963-5000, or email There are still opportunities to become a sponsor or purchase retail/resource space as an Expo vendor.