CBWC | Ontario Region

The 2024 Wellness Revolution: Conscious Mind & Conscious Living

Welcome to our event recap page! In 2024, we embarked on a transformative journey with our community through two impactful events focused on “Conscious Mind, Conscious Living.” Session 1: Mindset and Mindfulness, held virtually on April 20th, set the stage for our wellness exploration. This was followed by Session 2: The Wellness Revolution Experience, an in-person event held for the first time, which brought our community together for a day of connection, learning, and empowerment. Both events were dedicated to providing our attendees with the tools, insights, and support needed to cultivate a conscious, mindful approach to life. Dive in to explore the highlights, key takeaways, and resources from these enriching sessions.

Session 1: Mindset & Mindfulness

A powerful virtual gathering held on April 20th, focused on equipping our community with the mental tools to thrive. This session featured inspiring topics such as “Empowering Black Women Magic: Embracing a Growth Mindset,” which celebrated the unique strength and resilience of Black women. “Beginner’s Mind for Wellness, Growth, and Connection” encouraged participants to approach life with curiosity and openness. “You Were Not Meant to Do Life Alone” emphasized the importance of community and support, while “The Victory Mindset” provided strategies for overcoming challenges and achieving success. This session set the stage for a journey towards a more conscious, mindful, and connected life.

Topics & Speakers

The Victory Mindset

Nicole Waldron

Nicole Waldron is the 2024 Wellness Revolution Host, a professional event planner, inspirational speaker, mental health advocate and podcaster. The multi-faceted Nicole Waldron works tirelessly for the advancement, progress, and prosperity of her community. ⁠Nicole has enjoyed a 30+ year career spanning fields as varied as project management, arts administration, public relations, governance and social advocacy.

Empowering Black Women Magic: Embracing a Growth Mindset

Natacha Pennycooke

Natacha Pennycooke is an award-winning psychotherapist, Mindset Shift Coach, and CEO of Natacha Pennycooke Psychotherapy. With a passion for unlocking potential and creating equitable workspaces, Natacha guides individuals towards healing, resilience, and personal growth through a trauma-informed, anti-oppressive lens.

Beginner’s Mind for Wellness, Growth, and Connection

Michelle Nicholls, M.S.W., R.S.W., B.F.A.

Michelle Nicholls, M.S.W., R.S.W., B.F.A., is a seasoned Registered Social Worker/Psychotherapist with over 20 years of experience. Grounded in mindfulness and social justice, Michelle facilitates transformative healing through trauma-informed practices and mindfulness meditation programs.

You Were Not Meant To Do Life Alone

Simone Donaldson

Simone Donaldson, CEO of Agapé Lens Consulting & Therapy, is a trailblazing advocate for mental health and anti-racism. With over 15 years of experience, Simone bridges the gap between equity and wellness, creating safe spaces for healing and empowerment in racialized communities.

The Wellness Revolution Experience

The Wellness Revolution Experience marked a significant milestone as we transitioned from virtual events to our first-ever in-person gathering. Held on May 25th, this event brought together a vibrant community dedicated to holistic well-being. Attendees engaged in powerful sessions on Conscious Mind and Conscious Living, led by expert speakers who shared invaluable insights on mental, emotional, financial, relationship, and physical health. With interactive workshops, engaging panels, and a supportive atmosphere, the Wellness Revolution Experience was a transformative day that empowered participants to take actionable steps toward their wellness goals.

Topics & Speakers

Host

Nicole Waldron

A professional event planner, transformation speaker, author, community advocate and pod-caster. The multi-faceted Nicole works tirelessly for the advancement, progress and prosperity of her community.

Cultural Expressions of Care: Cultivating Conscious Living

Monique Pitt

Monique Pitt is a dynamic social worker in the GTA of Jamaican ancestry. With over 8 years of practice with marginalized communities, she is always looking for creative ways to empower & uplift others. As the founder of GYALLIVANT, Monique’s mission is to create vibrant and inclusive events & services that celebrate diversity and empower Black women & center their wellness.

Relationship Wellness: How to Experience More of What You Desire

Andrea Boweya, MA RP

Andrea Boweya is passionate about supporting you to experience more of what you deeply desire and deserve in your relationship with self, others and in marriage, through inner healing. Andrea is a Registered Psychotherapist, Relationship Expert, Coach and Clinical Consultant. She has served individuals, couples, and families for over 22 years to experience hope, growth, and healing.

Conscious Nutrition and Eating on a Budget

Dr. Colleen Prendergast

Dr. Colleen Prendergast is a highly accomplished chiropractor, Holistic Nutritionist, and former D1 track and field athlete with a passion for sports injury rehabilitation and optimizing athletic performance through proper nutrition and lifestyle practices. Her diverse background and expertise have made her a respected figure in the field of sports medicine and holistic health.

We are thrilled to offer you a comprehensive resource section aimed at supporting your holistic well-being journey. Here, you’ll find a wealth of resources spanning physical, mental, emotional, financial, familial, and more aspects of wellness. Whether you’re seeking guidance, support, or simply exploring opportunities for growth, our Community Resource page is designed to empower you with the tools and information you need. We invite you to delve into this enriching resource hub and discover the pathways to nurturing every dimension of your well-being.