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Friday, October 9 • 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Setting Boundaries: How to Say It's Your Way Or...

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Women who've chosen a life without motherhood hope their decision will be respected, but too often it is rejected. Unfortunately, women without children by circumstance face similar hassles from friends and family. Thoughtless comments like 'Just relax and it will happen' hurt, just as 'You'll change your mind later' labels careful decision-making as juvenile and ineffective.

Through screaming matches, written word and quiet conversations, NotMoms may explain their feelings and request a change in behavior, but...nothing changes at all. This session teaches basic, solid skills that keep your message strong and clear (not rude, defensive or hurtful) as you draw your final 'line in the sand'.

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Montana Miller, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Dept. of Popular Culture, Bowling Green State University
While my job that pays the bills is teaching qualitative research methods and ethics in cultural studies at Bowling Green State University, my life has mostly been spent in various professional aerial careers, most recently in the world of skydiving, where I hold multiple world records, work as a tandem instructor and captain one of the only all-female competitive formation skydiving teams in the world. My aerial career has led me down many roads... Read More →
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Lesley Pyne

Coach, Supporting Childless Women
Lesley Pyne is a London-based coach who supports childless women to heal and to create a life they love. After 10 years of struggling to come to terms with her own childlessness and trying to find her place in the world she trained in NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) and Time Line techniques. This enabled her to let go of the grief and sadness and find inner peace and happiness to move forward. Now, Lesley uses her first-hand experience and... Read More →

Friday October 9, 2015 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Downtown Marriott at Key Center - Huron Room

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