Women’s Festival Features
Terry Cole Whittaker
By Rev. Joanne Tucker



Every woman needs a special day of pampering for the soul; a day to relax and enjoy the company of other women, to listen to powerful women speak, to learn about empowerment and self-discovery, to shop at a treasure-filled bazaar and to be entertained by professional singers and dancers.

This inspiring day can be yours at the fifth annual Women’s Festival on Saturday, June 16 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Center for Spiritual Discovery, 2850 Mesa Verde Drive East, Costa Mesa, CA. With a discounted ticket price of only $35 until May 13, you have the opportunity to enjoy a day especially designed with you in mind. After May 13, the ticket price will be $45 so register early by calling (714) 754-7399 ext. 23.

The theme for this year’s Women’s Festival is “I Am Woman”, a tribute to women of all ages, past and present. And keynote speaker, Terry Cole-Whittaker is certainly a woman who has blazed a trail for empowerment and self-discovery with her classic pioneering book on co-dependency, What You Think of Me Is None of My Business, which was #1 on the New York Times best-seller’s list. She also authored How to Have More in A Have Not World; The Inner Path from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be; and Love and Power in A World Without Limits.

In her newest book, Dare to Be Great, Terry reveals a seven-step program that shows people how to become successful and happy. “Knowledge is power! With proper knowledge, one can solve problems, plus attain supreme bliss, abundant wealth and vital health and well-being,” she says.

Terry conducts seminars worldwide and is known for her witty, straight-talking style that teaches people how to handle their daily challenges through self-empowerment. She has been interviewed on over 800 television and radio programs including: Oprah, Larry King Live, CNN, Good Morning America, Michael Jackson, Regis Philbin and in the most important magazines and newspapers in the world including: People Mag–azine, US Magazine, Newsweek, Time Magazine,  The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Los Angeles Times and London Times.

This all-day event features singers Ali Handal and Gail Chasin, known in the New Thought community for their original songs and vocal style. Also included at the festivities are belly and hula dancers, poetry by Nafessa and Thea Iberall, a bazaar with colorful and beautiful wares, and services from local artists and psychic readers. A special interactive workshop is meant to bring out the “playful” you, and there will be lots of opportunities to meet new friends.

This Women’s Festival will also offer opportunities to enrich the lives of women worldwide by seeking volunteers for non-profit organizations that are making a difference in women’s and children’s lives. Regional leaders from the following organizations will be on hand to sign women up for volunteer opportunities: Women for Women International, A Light in the Window, Colette’s Children’s Home and African Action to Save Darfur.

Come to the Women’s Festival to feel loved and connected with other women in a very deep way. Learn new ideas about being a woman in today’s world, shop ‘til you drop and have fun! Remember, this day is just for you to pamper yourself.

For information, visit www.cscsd.org  or call (714) 754-7399.

Rev. Joanne Tucker is a minister at the Center for Spiritual Discovery in Costa Mesa< and a spiritual lifestyles writer.

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