The Buzz
Here's what happened in November!
Simply Bee Owner, Audrey Grunst spoke to a group of women in the mental health profession at WAAT's monthly meeting. Her presentation - Breaking Barriers and Reaching your Goals -provided insights and strategies to build confidence and create a plan of action for women who want to be leaders in their business and personal lives.
Simply Bee's yoga instructor, Stephanie Bersh RYT 200, answered audience questions following the screening of the documentary Finding Kind at the Gorton Community Center. The movie showed how bullying is evolving and the life-threatening impact it can have on girls today. Stephanie talked with parents to discuss their concerns related to these issues and provided suggestions for helping our girls find "kind".
On November 7th, our registered dietitian, Teresa Romano spoke to kids at Quest Academy about dispelling the myths of “healthy” eating. There is so much nutrition information out there and sometimes it’s hard to know which information is valid and which claims have been exaggerated. Teresa spoke about the importance of balance, variety and moderation to support overall lifelong health and explore the science and research behind common nutritional claims of “good” vs “bad” food. 
On November 6th, Audrey Grunst spoke to a group of new teachers at Glenbrook South High School about managing anxiety in the classroom. Audrey provided easy-to-implement techniques that teachers can incorporate on a daily basis.
On November 13th, Audrey spoke to the parents of District 128 students at Vernon Hills High School. She discussed ways to manage students stress and anxiety in our ever competitive society. Audrey looks forward to continuing this conversation in January when she stands in front of 1,500 VHHS students in an all-day workshop through D128 DARING program.
Here's What Is Happening In January!
Self-care For Teachers At Warren Township High School
Audrey Grunst will host 2 workshops at Warren Township High School for teachers who are looking to relax, unwind and learn how to incorporate self-care into the their daily routine because let's face it, teachers always put their students first!
Now it's their turn. For more information email
Workshop for Women: Being Okay With Yourself
Thursday January 4, 2018
$45 per session
For more information on the workshop or to sign up click HERE.
Aimee Rodolff, PsyD., has created this one-of-a-kind workshop experience for women who are ready to find their peace and grow a life they want to be fully present for using today's biggest self-help books for women.
Stand in Your Power Workshop for Tween Girls ages 10-14
Saturday January 12, 2018
Heather's Gym, Libertyville
For more information on the Workshop or to sign up click HERE.
Beth Dostal LCSW and Stephanie Bersh RYT 200 are at it again! This time, it's a workshop for girls to teach them confidence skills and how to be a leader of kindness in their friend circles.

All girls experience relationship dynamics that can be hurtful at times. We help empower tweens to stand in their own power to manage relational aggression through activities such as yoga, role play, and meaningful discussion.

This workshop builds tween's empathy, a fundamental skill that all young girls can improve upon.
Vernon Hills High School: Becoming Resilient A Full-day Workshop For Students
On January 17, 2019, Audrey will reach over 1,500 VHHS students to teach them what resilience means and how they can increase their resiliency factors by learning how to self-talk through stressful moments.
Ways To Help Students Make Good Decisions For Parents At Warren High School
On January 31 and February 7, Audrey will be conducting workshops for parents of students from Warren Township High School. These workshops will discuss decision-making and how to help our kids make healthy choices. For details, email
For more information on workshops and public speaking engagements or more... contact or 224-424-0432