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Note from our Executive Director: Nicole Hodson 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When was the last time you played? I mean really played at something? I know, we’re all adults, so why on earth am I asking such a ridiculous question?

Back in college, in an Early Childhood Development class I learned that for children play is actually work. Engaging in play helps kids work out ideas about interpersonal relationships, how to problem solve and better understand the world around them. As adults we play at sports, games, and hobbies. But for some of us, even that type of play is rare.

A few years ago, I attended a conference that had a surprising keynote experience. Walking into the general session that sat approximately 400 association executives, it was hard not to notice the large beach balls at the center of each table. The keynote speaker was a play specialist and executive director of a nonprofit organization whose mission was to teach children in disaster-stricken areas to play again.

As part of his presentation, he got us out of our seats and assigned us the task of playing with the beach ball at our table. We must’ve been quite a sight in our business suits and uncomfortable shoes, volleying a beach ball from one side of the round tables to another. It didn’t take long for the entire room to crescendo into a roar of laughter and giggles. Talk about an ice breaker!

The tie-in… I think we can all agree that holistic nutrition is about the integration of mind, body and spirit. Where the spirit is concerned, we know the importance of thinking positive thoughts and living peacefully. But what about sheer joy? What of laughter and play? If we take time to play (and dare I say, even be a little silly!) how much more joy can we invite into our lives?

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Kick up the fun by entering our “Wear Your Food” competition at the Saturday dinner. 

Prepare for a playful and fun evening as we dress up as our favorite food! 

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This is an incredible opportunity to receive a low cost, high quality, executive-style portrait which can be used on social media, your website, business cards and other marketing materials.

Retouched portraits are only $75 (compared to $200+ in a studio) and you’ll make the best first impression possible when people see your photo. 

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Did You Know...

Portland is one of the few destinations outside of France where you can take your dog into pubs.

 


Holistic Nutrition Business Skills that Boost Your Income

Sherry Strong

Thu, Apr 13, 2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PDT

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Announcing our 3 Student Scholarship Winners!

Congratulations to:

Johanna Setta 
Bauman College

Rajesh Shah
American College of Healthcare Sciences

Celeste Burrows
Bauman College

Help support the Bonnie Fisk-Hayden student scholarship program.
Stop by the NANP booth at the conference and make your donation for next year’s scholarships.

"The charity that is a trifle to us can be precious to others." ~ Homer 


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