Saturday, October 15, 2011

Conference Thoughts So Far . . .

Yesterday proved to be just as awesome as I had been told it would be. 
A brief synopsis of yesterday's seminars that I went to only represents about 20% or less of what was offered. There were seminars running in 4 or 5 rooms simultaneously for each time slot. I could only attend one at a time. My husband also attended some of the same and some different. He has been very impressed with the information offered and the people he has met. Here is a brief synopsis of the seminars I attended:

  • Keynote Speaker - Narcolepsy: The Basics with Dr Eve Rogers - A very entertaining and down to earth view of the history of Narcolepsy. Dr Rogers will present another seminar each day of the conference. I look forward to all of them.
  • Creative Writing Workshop I - A different approach to writing and finding the time for finding the creative you.
  • Support Group for People with Narcolepsy - A HUGE group of people broken into about 4 or 5 smaller groups to discuss specific areas of interest from how your Narcolepsy affects your family to how it affects your work to the guilt you have when you need to rely on others for so much that you used to take for granted to dealing with Narcolepsy in your senior years (with Medicare).
  • Working While You Sleep - A very informative seminar about legal ways of making money with little or no capitol investment using your brains and the world wide web. Something to think about for someone who needs money  but can't work in a traditional setting.
  • Sustained Energy + Weight Loss Through Nutrition - **This one was postponed to a new time tomorrow so it gave my husband and me a chance to check out the silent auction and the "Creativity Corner" of contributions from PWN in one of the "sub-suites". There were beautiful paintings and handmade quilts and such for us to look at only, and a wide variety of items from jewelry to spa days to reduced price days at the hotel to time with a Life Coach available through the Silent Auction.  
A whole new set of seminars is available today and tomorrow. For today, I will be going to some combination of these:
  • Advocating for Yourself and Your Health
  • Performing Your Narcolepsy: Methods of Gaining Mastery . . .
  • Forming a Successful Support Group
  • Sustained Energy + Weight Loss Through Nutrition 
  • Creative Writing Workshop II
FOOD FOR THOUGHT: If you aren't at the conference this year, remember that the NN does offer scholarships to help defray the cost of attending. You just need to fill out a simple (and I do mean simple) form. Think about it for next year. I don't think you will be sorry.

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