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Renew & Reinvent

It takes an entire year to create… but for one magical day each year, the world stops as women celebrate with their best friends, sisters, mothers, daughters, and each other.

You’ve been waiting all year for the ONE show that has it all. But this year we will help you renew your soul & empower your body and mind as we re-invent our show – making it the ultimate show for you! The Women’s Lifestyle Show is the one you've come to love for over 20 years, but now we’ve made it more interactive with intimate pavilions that will pamper, indulge, enlighten, educate, and just help you feel joyful and alive.

Even great ideas need to change—we have decided we want an update and we know that today’s women want more… you want to see it, touch it, feel it and experience it. That’s why we are creating a new look, a new floor plan, and a new concept to create a more interactive, dynamic intimate, inspiring day to celebrate and empower you like never before. We can’t wait to bring you a day like never before.



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We are just FIVE DAYS away from the 2014 Women’s Lifestyle Show, and we couldn’t be more excited! Our beautiful insert was delivered with the Peoria Journal Star newspaper yesterday and includes all the info you need on this year’s show. If you didn’t receive the insert, here’s a list of all of the vendors we have signed up so far. You can find out more information on each vendor by viewing our interactive floor plan on the Exhibitor Info page of our website. If you still want to join the show, we have just a few spots still available. Call Allyson at 309.857.6301 or email wlspeoria@comcast.net to get signed up!

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We are less than 30 days away from the 2014 Women’s Lifestyle Show, and we couldn’t be more excited for you to see all of the new surprises we have in store for you! We have two new contests this year that will give you a chance to win some amazing prizes. Here’s a little more information about each contest:

One Magical Moment with Bremer Jewelry
Bremer Jewelry has provided us with ten gorgeous diamond pendants (valued at $299 each!), which will be given to ten secret vendors at the show. We will play the song “Celebrate” by Earth, Wind & Fire over the loudspeaker sometime between the hours of 12pm – 2:30pm. If you are actively engaged in conversation with one of our secret vendors at that moment that you hear the song, you will win one of the pendants!

Girlfriends Getaway with Senara Health & Spa
Do you need a day of pampering to relax with your best girlfriend? You can win an ultimate spa package from Senara Health & Spa valued at over $500 just by coming to the Women’s Lifestyle Show and visiting our vendors! Each vendor booth will have entry forms available for any attendee that completes an activity of the vendor’s choice. It could be playing a game, sampling an item or even just learning about the business. You can enter at as many booths as you visit. We will collect all of the entries and draw our Grand Prize winner at approximately 2:45pm. The winner MUST be present at the time of the drawing to win.

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For the first time ever, we are bringing you SIX celebrity speakers that are guaranteed to educate, inspire and entertain you. Whether you’re interested in healthy eating, organizing your life, a new humorous perspective on the idea of weight and dieting, relationships, happiness or inspiration, we have someone especially for you! Learn more about each of our dynamic celebrities below.

Manuel Villacorta
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Health is not a diet plan, but a lifestyle. Understand your body, your strengths, and your limits and use this knowledge to make a change. Stop dieting, start living.” — Manuel Villacorta

A nationally recognized, award-winning registered dietitian with more than 16 years of experience as a nutritionist, Manuel Villacorta, M.S., R.D., is a respected and trusted voice in the health and wellness industry. He is the founder of Eating Free, an international weight management and wellness program, and one of the leading weight loss and nutrition experts in the country. He is the author of Eating Free: The Carb-Friendly Way to Lose Inches, Embrace Your Hunger, and Keep the Weight off for Good (HCI, May 2012) and Peruvian Power Foods: 18 Superfoods, 101 Recipes, and Anti-aging Secrets from the Amazon to the Andes (HCI, October 2013).

Manuel served as a national media spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (2010-2013), and currently acts as a health blog contributor for The Huffington Post, an on-air contributor to the Univision television network, and a health and lifestyle contributor for Fox News Latino. Manuel is the owner of San Francisco-based private practice, MV Nutrition and the recipient of five ‘‘Best Bay Area Nutritionist’’ awards from the San Francisco Chronicle, ABC7 and Citysearch.

His warm, approachable style and his bilingual proficiency in English and Spanish have made him an in-demand health and nutrition expert on local and national television and radio channels, as well as in articles appearing in print publications and online. Manuel is a compelling, charismatic speaker.

Born and raised in Peru, Manuel makes his home in San Francisco. He earned his bachelor of science in nutrition and physiology metabolism from the University of California, Berkeley, and his master of science in nutrition and food science from San Jose State University. He has been the recipient of numerous prestigious awards for his research and contributions to the field of dietetics.

 

Dorothy Breininger

DOROTHY BREININGERDorothy the Organizer is America’s Most Innovative Professional Organizer and best-selling author of her new book, Stuff Your Face or Face Your Stuff.

Dorothy is the expert organizer on the Emmy-nominated weekly TV series, “Hoarders.”

She also created the Curb The Chaos System which helps individuals conquer their clutter (physical, emotional and body clutter) in a pleasing and fun way. She is a member and lecturer for the National Association of Professional Organizers and Institute for Challenging Disorganization. She appears on the Today Show, the Dr. Phil Show, the VIEW, QVC and PBS in addition to being featured in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes and O Magazines. Dorothy co-authored five organizing books, produced an award-winning documentary, “Saving Our Parents,” and is a high-energy, sought-after national speaker who inspires her audiences to produce results and take immediate action. Dorothy is the past United States Small Business Association Award Winner and 3 time recipient of NAPO-LA’s “Most Innovative Organizer Award.” www.DorothyTheOrganizer.com.

Monica Parker

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“My dear friend Monica Parker, the hilarious humorist, Mother Hen to me, Gilda Radner, Eugene Levy, Catherine O’Hara, John Candy – all of us when we started out in Toronto has written a book about truly finding yourself, being content with who you are and developing an enduring sense of self-esteem.” –Dan Aykroyd
Monica Parker  is an actor, writer, and producer in theatre, television, and film, most notably All Dogs Go to Heaven. She was born and raised in Glasgow, Scotland, until the age of thirteen when she immigrated with her parents to Toronto, Canada. Monica is currently starring in her insightful and funny one woman show, Sex, Pies & A Few White Lies, which premiered in 2010. Monica has just completed two features already under option, and has a recurring role on ScyFy’s Defiance.

Monica’s book – GETTING WAISTED:A Survival Guide to BEING FAT in a Society That LOVES THIN – is the ultimate anti-diet book.  It’s a book that speaks to everyone who can identify with having struggled over and over to lose weight only to gain it back time after time.

There are so many hustlers promising the fastest fix to a better new us.  “I listened and I drank their elixirs and I became tiny.” What they didn’t tell the author, Monica Parker, is that it wouldn’t last!  An actor, writer and producer, Monica’s story is funny and painful but it’s also inspirational. She considers herself the poster woman for turning lemons into chocolate. We are all flawed, chipped and dented; which doesn’t mean we’re also not interesting, vital and sexy. We must celebrate who we are as our mental health depends on it”.

Ultimately, GETTING WAISTED is a funny and inspirational look at life through society’s fun-house mirror. Bridging the divide between serial-dieter’s survival guide and memoir, it takes the reader on Parker’s bumpy ride from chunky baby to chunky adult, where every mouthful arrives loaded with calories and anxiety. Insanity is added to the mix when she moves to Beverly Hills, a town filled with women all running in circles like dogs chasing their tails as they try to get back to their original birth weight of six-an-a-half-pounds: a place where being fat is considered a criminal offense. GETTING WAISTED is a hilarious and heartfelt memoir, a rallying cry for women everywhere to trade the Spanx for self-acceptance.

Rokelle Lerner

RokelleLernerRokelle Lerner is one of the most sought-after speakers and trainers on relationships, women’s issues and addicted family systems. She has inspired audiences throughout the world with her ability to address difficulties with insight, humor and astounding clarity.She has received numerous awards for her work with children and families, including Esquire Magazine’s “Top 100 Women in the U.S. Who Are Changing the Nation.” Rokelle has been an advisor and consultant with foreign governments, U.S. agencies, corporations, schools and hundreds of individuals on relationships, boundary issues and addiction. She is also co-founder and consultant to Children Are People, Inc., a program used in thousands of schools throughout the country. Rokelle has appeared as a guest consultant on numerous television shows, such as OprahGood Morning AmericaCBS Morning News and 20/20. Her articles and interviews have been featured in the Washington PostNew York TimesNewsweekTimePeople Magazine and Parents Magazine.

Rokelle has published the best-selling books Living in the Comfort Zone:  The Gift of Boundaries in RelationshipsAffirmations for Adult Children of Alcoholics and Affirmations for the Inner Child.

Rokelle’s latest book is available in paperback or Kindle version on Amazon:  The Object of My Affection is in My Reflection:  Coping with Narcissists.

Kim Weiss
KIM_WEISSKim Weiss has been a publicist in the book industry for many years and coaches other writers aspiring to be bestselling authors. Her love of nature and the arts began when she was just a little girl and bloomed into the writer and photographer she is today. From her 14th floor terrace she witnesses the beauty of nature and captures it through the lens of her camera. As a storyteller, Kim has contributed to the hugely popular Chicken Soup for the Soul series and The Ultimate Bird Lover with ‘America’s Vet’ Marty Becker. You can also find Kim’s stories and photos in Arielle Ford’s acclaimed book Hot Chocolate for the Mystical Soul. When she’s not working with authors, Kim is studying opera, playing guitar, being entertained by her birds and cats, or taking photos from her terrace at sunrise and sunset.

 


Barb Schmidt

Barb Schmidt | Peaceful Mind Peaceful LifeBarb Schmidt is such a captivating speaker that her passion and charisma have garnered her the devotion of fans, who travel across the globe to be part of her inspiring movement for global peace through inner peace. Barb is founder of Peaceful Mind Peaceful World, a community outreach program through Florida Atlantic University (FAU) designed to promote dialogue in the greater community on the topic of inner peace by incorporating workshops and weekly teachings with Barb and many of her esteemed mentors, including His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Dr. Jane Goodall, Dr. Andrew Weil, and many others. Barb is also the founder of Peaceful Mind Peaceful Life, a non-profit organization through which she teaches The Practice, a three-part guide to practical spirituality in the modern world and her tool for spreading her belief that “outer peace begins with inner peace.” Peaceful Mind Peaceful Life has rapidly expanded to include an online community via Facebook (with posts reaching over 10 million people), through their daily inspirational emails and weekly blogs. In 2014, Barb’s extensive achievements in fostering positive change earned her an invitation to the White House State Dinner.

 


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We are thrilled to welcome Manuel Villacorta to the 2014 Women’s Lifestyle Show!

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Health is not a diet plan, but a lifestyle. Understand your body, your strengths, and your limits and use this knowledge to make a change. Stop dieting, start living.” — Manuel Villacorta

A nationally recognized, award-winning registered dietitian with more than 16 years of experience as a nutritionist, Manuel Villacorta, M.S., R.D., is a respected and trusted voice in the health and wellness industry. He is the founder of Eating Free, an international weight management and wellness program, and one of the leading weight loss and nutrition experts in the country. He is the author of Eating Free: The Carb-Friendly Way to Lose Inches, Embrace Your Hunger, and Keep the Weight off for Good (HCI, May 2012) and Peruvian Power Foods: 18 Superfoods, 101 Recipes, and Anti-aging Secrets from the Amazon to the Andes (HCI, October 2013).

Manuel served as a national media spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (2010-2013), and currently acts as a health blog contributor for The Huffington Post, an on-air contributor to the Univision television network, and a health and lifestyle contributor for Fox News Latino. Manuel is the owner of San Francisco-based private practice, MV Nutrition and the recipient of five ‘‘Best Bay Area Nutritionist’’ awards from the San Francisco Chronicle, ABC7 and Citysearch.

His warm, approachable style and his bilingual proficiency in English and Spanish have made him an in-demand health and nutrition expert on local and national television and radio channels, as well as in articles appearing in print publications and online. Manuel is a compelling, charismatic speaker.

Born and raised in Peru, Manuel makes his home in San Francisco. He earned his bachelor of science in nutrition and physiology metabolism from the University of California, Berkeley, and his master of science in nutrition and food science from San Jose State University. He has been the recipient of numerous prestigious awards for his research and contributions to the field of dietetics.


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The countdown is on, and we are less than 50 days away from our biggest show yet! Check out our latest vendor list below. New vendors are signing up every day, and booth space is filling up fast! If you want to showcase your business to over 10,000 women at the 2013 Women’s Lifestyle Show, don’t wait. Call Allyson today at 309.857.6301 or email wlspeoria@comcast.net. We want you help YOU build your business!

2013 Women’s Lifestyle Show Vendor List as of 9.6.13


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Four Dynamic Celebrities!

We are thrilled to welcome FOUR fantastic celebrities this year! You can look forward to being inspired and entertained by these dynamic women!

GL whiteGloria Loring

Gloria Loring is a singer, songwriter, actress, author and keynote speaker; the recording artist of the #1 hit song “Friends and Lovers;” co-composer of television theme songs “Diff’rent Strokes” and “Facts of Life,” which she also sang; an audience favorite as “Liz Chandler” on “Days of Our Lives;” one of few artists to sing two nominated songs on the Academy Awards and is the mother of R&B singing sensation Robin Thicke.

 

 

 

 

 

MJB_press_photo-forwebMary Jo Buttafuoco

Back by popular demand! Mary Jo Buttafuoco now lives a quiet life, but her name blasted into celebrity status in 1992 when she answered the front door and found a young girl on the porch. Within moments, a 17-year-old Amy Fisher took out a gun and shot her point blank in the head. Now you can hear the real truth about that day and what has brought Mary Jo Buttafuoco to some amazing realizations about her life, overcoming trauma, facing physical and emotional devastations, divorce, betrayal and more.

 

 

 

 

 

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 Dr. Lori

Dr. Lori stars as the antiques appraiser on The Discovery Channel’s hit reality TV show “Auction Kings.” She has been featured on NBC’s “The Tonight Show” and Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” for her comedic and no-holds-barred approach. Dr. Lori will be doing 100 appraisals during the Women’s Lifestyle Show, and guests may bring an antique for her to appraise as part of her wildly funny, one-of-a-kind, entertaining event. Dr. Lori never knows what types of stuff her audience will bring next, and she leaves them howling for more. Every show is different and totally unscripted.

 

 

 

 

 
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Melissa Costello, founder of Karma Chow, has always had a passion for healthy, delicious food and nutrition. As a child, Melissa would spend hours in the kitchen with her Italian father making homemade tomato sauce and pasta. When she became a vegetarian at age 19, she began experimenting with healthier versions of everyday recipes, which led her to her passion for vegetarian cooking. Her collection of simple yet delicious vegetarian and vegan dishes and desserts has become popular among many top names in the film and music industry. Melissa is the creator of The Vital Life 30-Day Food Based Cleanse and a personal chef to celebrity fitness guru and P90X creator, Tony Horton. She has been featured on TV Guide’s “Secrets of the Hollywood Body” and is currently the host for Beachbody’s newest product, The Ultimate Reset Cleanse. She is also the co-host of the online cooking and yoga series, Food and Flow, produced through YogaMint.


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