By Bonnie Clark
Ever feel like you’re drifting away from what you desire?
The Exchange is a monthly gathering of women in the Canton/Woodstock community that exists to inspire women to live on purpose and with intention. This environment encourages women of all backgrounds and beliefs to explore a topic, enrich our relationships and ourselves, and then engage it in our everyday lives.
Elizabeth Pehrson of Cumming started The Exchange. Elizabeth has eight kids, has read a zillion books, and has been a guest speaker for multiple organizations. She is highly involved in her community and is a passionate communicator who hopes to see women live intentional lives.
Elizabeth noticed a trend; women drifting away from things that are good for them concerning intentional marriage, friendship, parenting, work, health, etc. We simply get busy with life, and soon we start to feel like we’re drifting, with no plan, next steps or purpose. So, she invited some women to chat about the power of vulnerability and being intentional. That was last January and 125 ladies showed up. By September, more than 250 women were attending monthly meetings.
This idea of inspiring women to live on purpose absolutely resonated with a group of ladies in Woodstock, so in March, we joined forces with Elizabeth to bring The Exchange to Woodstock. We launched in August and it has been an incredible ride. Already we have seen life change as women take brave steps to being the best version of themselves. We are excited about the rippling impact this could have on the women and families in our community.
Join us each month as Elizabeth and other guest facilitators explore topics like entitlement, serving our community, seasonal depression, our personalities and more. The Exchange Woodstock hosts events at Venue 92 in Woodstock on the second Thursday of each month from 7−9 p.m. This is a free event open to all women in the community.
Coming Up in Woodstock
Jan. 12: Your true identity: What makes you tick?
Feb. 2: Winter blues and dealing with seasonal depression
March 9: Let’s talk about sex, baby
April 13: Save the Date – TBD
Facebook: The Exchange Woodstock