Pillars of Light and Love
Sarah R. - For more than two years I have been a caregiver for my Mother who has Alzheimer's, while working part-time. I applied for assistance through Pillars of Light and Love and I was awarded a free month of yoga, two 60-minute massages, and 3 one-hour life coaching sessions. These free services, which I could not have afforded on my own, were a tremendous relief to me. The yoga classes taught me better meditation practices and basics of yoga to continue on my own. The therapeutic massage helped relieve my physical and emotional stress. Also I benefitted tremendously from the coaching sessions, which helped encourage me to manage my Mom's care more effectively, while making time for my own needs. With Deb Tray's guidance I re-evaluated my situation and found what changes would pay off to make me happier and give me more financial freedom. I found a better-paying job because of it, and I am grateful for all the advice she provided. These services, as a whole, were a godsend to me at a time when I needed it most; when I was so focused on my Mom's care that I was neglecting my own. I can't thank Pillars of Light and Love enough!
Bonnie B. - Pillars of Light and Love at the Empowering U Center does just that – Empowers you! I have been attending both workshops and groups since early 2nd quarter of 2016 and their programs have had both an educational, and an inspirational impact on my life. They have become a second family for my son and me, with excellent life coaches and people to turn to in times of private need. I highly recommend their services and encourage everyone to donate to their awesome program! Thank-you so much for all that you do to help Empower ME!
Cheri S. - I have been having my eight-year-old daughter attend various workshops at Pillars of Light and Love. I know how many challenges there are for young girls her age to face such as self-esteem and bullying. My daughter has always been extremely shy and quiet. After a few classes with great teachers, I have seen her open up to other children with more confidence. The messages taught to children and teenagers are messages of love and acceptance, which are necessary for everyone to hear! We need as many children and adults as possible to hear the messages offered at Pillars of Light and Love. They are helping to end the pain and depression experienced by people who find it difficult to always fit in. Bless everyone involved in this great organization!
Christine M. - What I learned from Kathy Opperman and her workshops at Pillars of Light and Love literally saved my life! I was so unhappy in the circumstances of my life at that time, let alone a list of past baggage to get rid of as well as a list of things I wanted to be for my future self. The power of thinking, and realizing I have had it all along (just didn't know how to use it) helped me make some major steps toward a better mindset- which in turn continues to bring forth more positive (though sometimes disguised!) experiences to me. I could go on and on- but I will forever be grateful that you took to this calling to teach other people how to be their best selves and gain what they want in life by adjusting the way they think about themselves and life. It helped me to make some major changes in my life that opened the door to many amazing things- the best being a great new job and new life in Chicago. I can't believe I've been here for one year now! You truly are a gift from God and I'm so thankful that you were put in my path...
Linda Paugh, Director of Human Resources, Linton's Food Service Management -
Kathy gave a presentation to our leadership team on two occasions on Time and Stress Management. The information and material Kathy presented was not only useful in the workplace but for home and personal life as well. Kathy is engaging, clear speaking and inspiring. Our entire team enjoyed the presentation and had many takeaways!
Vision Board Workshop:
Amazing program! would love to do this again really made me think about setting goals and a great way to get your brain organized.
Building a Bridge to Your Future by Overcoming Your Past:
I came as a guest of someone else and I didn’t expect to gain so much as I did. I feel grateful I plan to return.
Teaching Your Child to Create an Abundant Life:
Christie was excellent, gave many practical examples on what to do. I am going to do all the things she suggested. I know that this has totally made a difference in my life.
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