Meditation Monday

We were joined by Khalilah, Infin8te Lotus Owner, Lead Instructor, for Meditation Monday. Khalilah gave us techniques we can use to reduce stress and refocus on positive thoughts. Today we concentrated on meditation being a personal journey and feeling empowered to do it our own way. We shouldn’t be limited by preconceived notions about how it should look. Thank you to everyone that attended!

Not your average holiday party

Thank you to everyone that attended our holiday party hosted by NAMIC-Virginia and NAMIC-Capital Area. There were plenty of virtual tidings and good cheer! We has a joyous celebration filled with friends, fellowship and laughter. We all enjoyed games, contests and holiday trivia. Congratulations to our ugly sweater contest winner, Andrina Watson. We appreciate your continued support for this event and throughout the year. Happy holidays!

Salute to our Veterans – You Matter!

Namic-Virginia and Cox Communications’ Salute ERG partnered together to celebrate our veterans and thank them for their services. J.D. Myers II (U.S. Army) moderated the event as we heard personal experiences and resources from our panel. The panel included Marsha Kentish (U.S. Navy), Charles Davis (U.S. Marine Corp.), Antoine Hines (U.S. Navy), and Robert Ashurst (U.S. Navy/U.S. Coast Guard).

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Lunch with Lakysha & Friends

Today was a special edition of Lunch with Lakysha as we welcomed guest speaker Juanita Thompson, Cancer Control Strategic Partnerships Manager at American Cancer Society. Lakysha shared her personal experience battling cancer and expressed gratitude for those that helped her along her journey. Family, friends, Cox Communications and other breast cancer warriors all rallied around Lakysha and gave her strength when she needed it most. We all celebrate Lakysha’s recovery and we came together to let her know that being a survivor is a superpower. When Lakysha was vulnerable, she received support and when she was lost, love and prayers helped her find her way. This was a day to recognize that the battle against cancer requires us all to lean in and remain determined to support those battling cancer along with organizations like the American Cancer Society working to promote new treatments and eventually a cure.


Every Woman’s Life – Virginia Health Department Free Breast and Cervical Screenings

American Cancer Society – Advancing Health Equity – Addressing Cancer Disparities

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Fitness Friday

We were joined by Lavonne Pledger who helped us end our week with positive energy and a great workout. It’s always fun to stay fit while bonding with our colleagues. Lavonne provided helpful tips to help us stay healthy during a time when many of us are challenged to get the physical activity we need.

The Art of Diversity Paint Nite

NAMIC-Virginia and NAMIC-Carolinas partnered to bring you “The Art of Diversity” Paint Nite. We came together for a fun night of painting, great conversation and laughs hosted by The Golden Easel. It turns out we have quite a creative group among NAMIC-Virginia and NAMIC-Carolinas. Even those that struggle to stay within the lines had a blast as there was plenty of wine and jokes which made for a perfect end to our week. Thank you to everyone that attended!

Author Talk: Your Words. Your Story.

NAMIC-Virginia and WICT presented an intimate conversation between two amazing authors. Shinese Collins authored Resilient on Purpose, her story of finding courage, hope, and a path to peace on her journey to become resilient on purpose. Devon Croom is author of Abused Not Broken, an inspiring work designed to give hope to the hopeless and strength to the weak during times of trials and tribulations. It was a memorable event that won’t soon be forgotten! Devon and Shinese also shared advice to aspiring authors and shared experiences that have shaped them into the women they are today.

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Make Money Moves (Part 3 of our Web Series)

Aileen Anonas, Senior Partner, World Financial Group, joined us to complete our web series on the six steps to financial independence. Aileen shared her mission to help people from all walks of life build a better future. We reviewed the first four steps from prior sessions including cash flow, emergency funds, debt management and proper protection for our income and assets. In today’s session, Aileen focused on strategies to build and preserve wealth. Participants learned the four disciplines that promote wealth building and the four threats every wealth builder must conquer. Aileen spoke to the rule of 72 and shared high level tax strategies that promote long term financial sustainability. We also gained a better understanding of the four documents every estate should have. Make sure to follow NAMIC-Virginia on social media and check out our events page for upcoming opportunities to participate in any of our virtual events!

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