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President's Message

Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday…

When will it end? We’ve all been inundated with emails about this sale and that sale. It’s easy to get sucked in by the “deal”. I had to take a step back and think about what the holiday season really means to me.

Starting with Thanksgiving, I asked each guest at my table to say what they are thankful for. I didn’t think this was going to be difficult! I said I was thankful for my husband’s unwavering love and devotion to our family, my daughter (although her grades in first week of the marking period are making me feel otherwise!), and the wonderful friends spending the day with us. Each person had to really think about what they were thankful for. I thought this was something we all know in our heart. If you can’t rattle off things you’re thankful for, take some time to yourself and reflect…it’s truly warming to your soul.

Next up is the decorating for the holidays. We all got out our calendars and realized we had ONE day open to get our tree as a family, with a “rain date” scheduled because it NEVER FAILS TO RAIN on the day we go to get our tree :) We are spending Christmas with my family in Florida and debated whether or not to decorate the house this year. I pointed out that we only have 2 more Christmas’s with our daughter home and we need to suck up EVERY moment we can with tradition.

Lastly, we approach the New Year…always filled with good intentions. I’ve learned to not make myself crazy with year-long goals. I take it one week at a time. Although, I’ll admit, by February 1, I’m usually done :) Be easy on yourself…don’t make resolutions that are unrealistic…choose something you can actually attain and you will feel rewarded! 

Don’t forget to give YOURSELF a gift…schedule a few moments this season to pamper yourself.  

With gratitude,

Debi Friedmann
2016 WBC President
Owner, Blue Dog Printing & Design

Member Spotlight

 Kellie Springer, RN
 Registered Nurse, Intuitive Guide, and Reiki Master

How long have you practiced Reiki?

I can't remember exactly, but I believe I've been practicing Reiki for about 9 years.

What does a typical work day/week look like for you?

Typically I keep my work day to 2 or 3 clients so that I can be fresh and focused for each client. I work odd hours, in order to fit my family's schedule, but because some of my hours are out of the typical work day it is more convenient for some folks to make an appointment. I work Sun afternoons, Mon am's and Thurs pm's. 

My clients have the option of having only a Reiki session or I can incorporate my intuitive guidance/insights and 25+ years of my own personal growth to help them more fully understand their emotional health and inner workings. The coaching that I offer is unique to me and it is with Reiki that I further integrate the lessons and energy of the session.
Can you give me some brief information on Reiki and anything you would like the WBC to know about your company?

Reiki can best be described as hands-on healing, it is not a form of massage. The practitioner is consciously allowing the Reiki energy to channel through them, via their hands, to support another. The client typically rests fully clothed on a massage table for the session, the majority of that time is on their back and most times the session is completed with the client laying on their stomach. 

For me, there is no typical session. People will experience many and varied things: Falling asleep, strong emotions, warmth from my hands, tingling or energy jolts, the seeing of colors, etc. The one thing that is consistent is that folks leave feeling calmer and more centered, which is why many people use Reiki for stress reduction.

I also write a blog, which won the One Lovely Blog award and those posts can be found on It is there that I muse about life and challenge the beliefs we hold in our own minds and as a society. Its focus is personal growth.

In September I am proud to say that I published my memoir, Relentless: A Journey of Forgiveness. It is available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble. In it, I chronicle my path of recovery and healing from the abuses I endured as a child. I feel that my story is not just for those that have been abused, but is instead a call to all to own their truth, story, thoughts and feelings so that they too might live from a place of greater authenticity.

What did you do prior to this? 

I worked as a psychiatric Registered Nurse for 13 years. It is with that background that I am able to further assist clients in their personal growth if they choose that option versus a "straight Reiki session". I took time off from nursing to raise my boys and eventually began my Reiki practice when they were older.

What do you like to do in your spare time?  

In my spare time I enjoy taking walks, sometimes solo but often with our youngest dog, Moe. I also enjoy reading, playing games as a family and going out to dinner with friends.

How long have you been with the WBC/WRN?  

I think it has been 2 years.

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December Luncheon Workshop: Holiday Shop

Join the WBC for this very special networking luncheon featuring holiday shopping items from some of your favorite WBC vendors! Finish up your shopping while connecting with other local biz women!

Tuesday, December 13, 2016
11:15 - 1:30 PM
Downingtown Country Club
93 Country Club Drive
Downingtown, PA


Price: Members $25 and non-members $30 when registered online in advance by Monday December 12 at 9:00 am.  The price at the door is $30 for members and $35 for non-members.


Sponsored by:
Nina Malone

Interested in being a vendor? 

Vendor tables are only $20 for members and $30 for non-members with your paid luncheon. NOTE: Vendor tables must be staffed by a woman and WBC members have first right of refusal on vendor space. Space reservation and payment due by December 6. Register online or with the form downloaded here.

FOR 2017:

January – Marjorie Johnson “Motivation: It’s an Inner And Outer Game”

February – Dr. Christine Meyer “Women’s Health is Women’s Wealth”

March – Joan Walsh “Bouncing Back—Strategies to Overcome Obstacles”

April – Randi Penfil “Email Your Way to Marketing Success”

May – Mayor Carolyn Comitta, Special Awards Ceremony

June – “Fiscal Fitness Panel of Experts: A Women-in-Business Check-Up”

July – Jen Croneberger “Showing Up as Your Best Self for Success”

August – Carol Holmes “Connecting Generations: Bridge the Gap for Business Success”

October – “Panel of Experts: Caring for Your Elderly Parents—and YOU”

November – “Dealing with Difficult People”

December – Holiday Shop

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