50 Mile Radius is about thinking more ’local’ about every aspect of your life. Where you spend time, eat, shop & buy groceries. this Fall Season we are going to challenge ourselves to think and choose ’local’. What’s the difference between grocery stores, farmer’s markets and homegrown co-ops? How to connect with our ’inside’ by going ’outside’ on adventures carrying organic, sustainable snacks and earth friendly bug sprays & sunscreen. In December, we’ll find local men who have it going on for our 5th Annual Man Panel. Sure to be a fine season of positive growth. Happy 5th year to ClOVE Orlando Women’s Group.
We joined the www.missrepresentation.org movement & took the pledge to raise awareness and insist on fairness in how women are represented in the media. This powerful documentary shows at the Sundance Film Festival and OWN Network is proof that our voice is heard. Watch the 3 min video at link above and find DVD on sale with Amazon NOW- http://www.amazon.com/Miss-Representation-Cory-Booker/dp/B006GRWCF2
Dr. Brian Joseph of Park Avenue Plastic Surgery
We discussed physical wellbeing with an emphasis on whether to have plastic surgery or not. Dr. Joseph of Park Avenue Plastic Surgery showed us amazing stats and botched Botox, surgery and how to know what you are deciding on and if its right for you.
It was an educational night to ask any question you’ve been wondering about. We are so grateful that Dr. Joseph provided the Winter Park Women’s Club for us to enjoy. We recommend http://www.orlando-plastic-surgery.com/
Sheryl Kurland, Guests: The Coplins
Social Wellbeing: Our relationships with who we surround ourselves with matter to the overall wellbeing of our lives. Sheryl Kurland, author of Everlasting Matrimony shared what she learned from interviewing 75 couples married 50 yrs or more.
Guests Stan and Felice Coplin, happily married 65 yrs, shared their wisdom and moved every person in the room with their poignant advice.
Dorine Olive, Annette Gluskin-Habin, Heather Stearns
Community Wellbeing. We learned about a new side our our community. Dorine shared her adventures with Couch Surfing.com. Annette shared about Freecyling.org and via Skype Heather Stearns and Adam Dudley shared Location Liberated.com
All new ways to experience your community, the people who are your local & world neighbors. All very reassuring in mankind.
John Rivers, Kyle Repp, Matt Cascadden and Dalas Davis
One of our MOST popular events: 4 men answered any and all of our questions in a non-judgmental environment of honesty, humor, integrity and reality.
Thanks John Rivers, Kyle Repp, Matt Cascadden and Dalas Davis!!
This is one of those events you just have to be present to feel the impact on your life. The mix of questions, women & men present create a unique 3 hrs of personal discovery. Looking forward to our 5th Annual Man Panel!!
michele Lessirard- Money Coach, Rebecca Sargent- Edward Jones
Discussion was about ’Money as Sacrament’ by Adele Azar-Rucquoi. Adele couldn’t attend due to being ill but we discussed as a group with our two experts. The theme was how we formed our opinions surrounding money and what is keeping us from generating money. But also, when we receive money, what it means on a spiritual level when we spend it.
It was a powerful night of honest, open conversation about the fears, hopes and dreams we have for our money stories.
Tracy Brandt with Rising Lotus Children's Village
Each CLOVE Woman shared who they are, how they want to change the world and realize we all have very kindred spirits.
Tracy shared her Rising Lotus Children’s Village with us and how she took 10 children off the streets of India and created a home, school and life for these deserving orphans. She is celebrating her first graduating class this year.
One vacation in her 20’s turned into a whole new life that was filled with purpose and global compassion. She couldn’t turn away when she knew she could do something.
This was our first ’Confession Session’. Each person wrote down a confession on a piece of paper, the papers went into a bowl that was passed around the room for each person to pull one out and read it. You could either fess up or NOT! The discussions were open, humorous, emotional, realistic and authentic.
New friends were made and the 2011 Fall Season began with a great night of sharing and bonding with food, wine and little rain over at the Maitland Civic Center!
Thank you Victoria for your La Dolce Vita hosting. WE all were looking forward to eating, discussing Italy and got so side tracked talking about our upcoming event "Create the Space You Deserve" that I think we were living alive like Italians more than talking about Italy.
When in Rome, I guess! Our big circle of women had more ideas and perspectives flowing it was intoxicating (I’m sure the wine helped). The energy in the room was dynamic, electric and we were phenomenal. I’m sorry that any of the CLOVE ladies missed it.
So onward towards the big event we are hosting April 15, 2011. We are definitely living Conscious, Luminous, Open hearted, Vital and Empowered now. Whoa! Shine on.
3 very real, happy and honest couples at the beautiful showroom Washburn Imports.
This event was a first time "Couples Panel" event. Three diverse couples shared their stories with courage and honesty over the secrets of their successful relationship and ability to endure adversity and yet personally grow in the process.
Michele Lessirard-Shamanic Healer, Astrologer, Visionary, Coach
This evenings discussion was about the life journey of Elizabeth Gilberts "Eat Pray Love" Book (and movie). The ability to change in the face of uncertainty is the inspiring message of this story.
Michele shared her own personal journey from interior designer to shaman, helped us understand our connectedness with Elizabeth Gilbert’s story. Many of us have never met a shaman and entered into this gathering with curiosity, open minds and open hearts. We found that shamans are people too, they just see the world differently.
Healing parts of our past, help us see a clearer present moment, we are able to forgive and let go. Clearly, we left feeling like what the Dalai Lama said last year at the Peace Summit "The world will be saved by the Western Women". Sitting in circle, we realized it was each of us.
Carolyn Moor, CLOVE Founder
Carolyn shared her DVD and her experience being on "Shalom in the Home" and the "Oprah Winfrey Show".
How letting go and letting God became the central theme of her life and the many wonderful things that have happened since this show first airing in 2006.
Come and hear revealing and insightful personal stories of women just like YOU who have learned to CARVE THEIR OWN ROAD in life!!
Wondering why you aren’t feeling inspired in life or if you should be doing something else? A lot of other women "get it"!!!
We have 3 women who decided to take the risk. In the midst or already there....life is happier!! Now they are ready to share their tales about personal and professional transformations.
You won’t want to miss this night of extreme bonding.
Let’s celebrate our choices in life....because sometimes all you need is to just hear that somebody else beat all the odds and came out smiling...........
We showed the movie "The Shift" and discussed afterwards the shifts that have occurred in our lives and how it changed how we see the world forever.
See the movie trailer at
Just a movie that may change your life.
An end of the year celebration to talk and get to know each other a little better......we did a little networking as well.
Russ Scala, "The Institute of Nutritional Medicine & Cardiovascular Research".
Clove celebrated their 2 yr anniversary by talking about women’s health and hormones. Russ Scala helped unlock the mystery our hormones are trying to tell us. What we eat, if we exercise and how stress plays an enormous role in your day to day energy levels.
We learned how to loose that last 10-20 lbs by understanding exactly how our bodies function chemically, why our bodies are being depleted of essential nutrients and how to regain the energy and vitality we all so badly want and deserve.
Five very different men with a lot of life experience.
One of our most popular events, the ’Man Panel’ is a night you will always remember.
Five men ranging in age, occupation, marital status and spiritual beliefs. 2 hours of being ’inside a man’s heart and mind’ to discuss women, life, relationships, why they won’t ask for directions and any other wild question you might want to throw out there.
Our Founder, Carolyn Moor, a board member of New Hope for Kids, invited the Clove women to enjoy wine and appetizers for a good cause.
We interviewed the talented team-producer, screenwriter and editor, involved in the Christian movie"Letters to God". Filmed in Central Florida, we are shocked at how difficult it is to make a movie. From storyline, to locations, to hiring the talent, to awful weather conditions, we left amazed movies ever get completed!
We sat in the actual editing room, got a sneak preview and explained how scenes were shot and all the sorted details that go into seconds of shooting. We also learned how movies are financed and how they bring in money and fans.
David Nixon was very gracious to allow us into his studio and we were honored to be allowed to view it before its release date. Very inspiring story about how one person can make all the difference when you need a little hope!
Rachael Todd, Miss Florida 2009
Four months prior, I read an article about Rachael and how her mom who started the ’Hope Foundation’ in Oveido, FL influenced the woman she has become. This was her Miss America platform but also a huge part of her life. She saw how God’s grace and the compassion of one person can change many lives in the process.
She shared her personal story, her Miss America experience and Arbonne, an eco friendly cosmetics line that she uses personally.
We all proudly tried on the sparkly Miss Florida crown and discovered the real secrets of a beauty queen. It was a lot of fun and we learned most of all, that beauty comes from within.
How do you STOP being the person you really aren’t and START being who you truly are? Come find out some secrets from our guest speaker.
Meet Mary Gardner (www.marygardner.com) part TV Talent, Talent Scout, Coach, Charisma Consultant, Author, Columnist, Motivator and Professional Speaker and who knows, maybe your neighbor.
WE all become ourselves by way of mistakes, disappointments, failures, insights, successes, diets, debit, loss of love, discontent, embarrassment and simply just doing our best putting one foot in the front of the other.
It takes a village to maneuver thru life and I can’t think of any better way than sitting and sharing with a girlfriend.
Carolyn Thomas, Bedroom Feng Shui, Stacey Murphy, Sensual Therapist
Stacey Murphy, an intimacy educator and co-owner of Blissful Lotus Romance Boutique and the Blissful Lotus School of the Loving Arts and Carolyn Thomas, a certified Feng Shui Consultant who specializes in intimacy and the author of "Change Your Sheets Change Your Love Life".
We will gather at Blissful Lotus -Orlando’s first sophisticated romance boutique providing women & couples with an upscale shopping experience for all their sensual needs. In addition to providing high quality merchandise, Blissful Lotus offers classes aimed at empowering women to embrace the sensual beings they are with authenticity and pride, offered in a safe and respectful environment.
Stacey Murphy will preview her "Secrets of the Oral Arts: Pleasing Your Man" workshop. Carolyn Thomas will share with CLOVE how placement of furnishings and how you choose to decorate your boudoir makes all the difference.
Re-connect with your sensual self.
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach
Rabbi Shmuley discussed topics about relationships, writing his new book "10 Conversations You Need to Have with Your Kids", his book "Kosher Sutra" and current events.
Bring one book that has touched your heart and share with everyone why.
** The Clove library on this website came from this amazing night of sharing!
You know you love finding out a great book to read!