Happy Monday everyone. Hoping everyone is enjoying their time off work and spending the day with friends and family. If you’re self employed or looking for work, use part of the day getting yourself in position for the week ahead, but still take some time out to do something for yourself…read a book or go for a walk. Just make sure you do SOMETHING for you.

On May 6, 2011, Walking Into A New Life partnered with Project Single Moms Memphis to host the 2011 S.I.S. Awards Luncheon. S.I.S. (Surviving In Silence) was created to honor, encourage and uplift women who have persevered, empowered and survived obstacles while maintaining their homes, families, jobs and community commitments. These women silently give of their time, talents and service without expectation. We were happy to honor ten extraordinary women and look forward to making this a yearly event.

On May 21, 2011, WIANL was a workshop presenter for Grace Church of God In Christ’s Annual Women’s Conference & Luncheon. The theme/focus of the conference was “Peace In Our Families”. It was a pleasure speaking with women of all ages who actively participated in the workshop, asking questions and stating that I had given them a real sense of hope. I stressed to them the importance of never giving up, finding a good support system and taking advantage of available resources without shame or fear.

We also made appearances at various events throughout the community, making sure that we show our support not only regarding domestic violence, but with any organization/business who supports positive community interaction.

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