Campowerment March 2013Stress Awareness Month is coming up in April, and the stresses of being a Mom can really be exhausting. In my book, It Takes All 5, I talk about the importance of self-love and rejuvenation because if we don’t take care of ourselves it’s virtually impossible to have the energy to take care of all the other important people in our lives.

This January I was fortunate enough to experience the first ever West Coast Campowerment. It is a weekend of ultimate transformation. At the session I attended fifty-five women gathered up in the hills of Malibu California, at an old-school summer camp, with a 180-degree view of the crystal blue Pacific Ocean.

All the ladies brought sleeping bags, doubled up in bunks, wore comfy sweats all weekend long and participated in a multitude of interesting activities. There were fashion lessons, yoga, inspirational workshops, zip lining, hiking, fireside chats, and journaling. The most extraordinary opportunity was taking the leap of faith. This required climbing up a telephone like beam and leaping off catching a trapeze swing and tethering to the ground. Everyone had helmets and climbing ties, so no one was danger, It was the most awe inspiring spectacle to watch woman after woman step off the beam into the air with complete trust. There are two more upcoming West Coast Campowerments. The first will be April 25-28 and the second November 14-17 in Malibu. Then on October 11-14 campowerment moves to north Florida. Go to campowerment.com for registration.

Guest Writer – Kerri Zane
Kerri is an Emmy award winning television executive producer, healthy living expert, single mom advisor, speaker, and author of “It Takes All 5: A Single Mom’s Guide to Finding the REAL One.” published by Morgan James, (November 2012). She is the family travel expert for Peter Greenberg Online, a regular contributor to What’s Up For Kids as well as various mommy blogs.


Authored by: Cindy Donnelly

Cindy has worked for What's Up for Kids for over 19 years and is thrilled to take over as owner/publisher. She loves helping South Bay parents connect with resources and working with camps, schools and other businesses to get the word out about their quality programs and services for families. For marketing information you can contact her at cindy@whatsupforkids.com.

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