Thursday, November 12, 2009

Networking with Kate Atwood and friends

We recently held a Women's Networking Event at our store, where fabulous women gathered to meet and mingle. The highlight of the event was a visit by Kate Atwood, founder of Kate's Club. We've written about Kate before, and how much we appreciate her organization's efforts to help children dealing with the loss of a loved one.

Kate Atwood

Kate just launched her book, A Healing Place, which she read from. We all listened, as we choked back the tears, then applauded in joy at her passion and tenacity. Kate started her organization at the tender age of 24 after having lost her mom to cancer 12 years earlier. The clubhouse is place where kids go be among children dealing with similar grief. It's a place to escape with fun activities and therapeutic play.

Having been featured on CNN, The View and in various news publications, Kate is becoming known nationally for her compassion and untiring drive to help heal grieving kids. Check out Kate's Club and her book, you'll be glad you did.

We also love the new book by our friend Lisa Washington, owner of B'Tyli Natural Skin Therapies, as much as we love her products. Check out Living Within the Silver Lining, an inspirational read about finding your blessings.

We were so thrilled to have all of our other guests join us to celebrate the passion, generosity and spirit of women who work, give and care.