Sat, 01/05/2013 - 11:00am to 4:00pm

Event address: 

1200 11th St
98225-7015 Bellingham



Ready for a fresh start in 2013? Need help making your New Year's resolutions? Join us Sat., Jan. 5 from 11am-4pm in the Readings Gallery at Village Books for our annual "Resolutions," a day devoted to starting the year right. From 11am-4pm, on the hour, we'll feature local experts presenting mini-workshops on topics ranging from social investing, to clearing the clutter, to healthful living. Come to one workshop or several, and bring your questions, ideas, and a snack too. Participants will receive 10% off recommended Resolutions-related books, that day only.

Resolutions 2013 Schedule:

11am, Carolyn Koehnline, "Clearing Clutter for a Creative New Year"
Creativity is where uninhibited exploration and practical organization meet. Physical, mental, emotional and time clutter can get in the way.  In this workshop, local therapist and clutter specialist Carolyn Koehnline teaches practical ways to carve out the time and space for a satisfyingly creative 2013. Bring a notepad and pen. Visit Carolyn’s website,

Noon, Janet Ott, "Feeling Stuck? Six Keys to Changing Any Behavior in Your Life"
Many of us set New Year resolutions, only to find that they become a distant memory by June! Most of our behavior is habitual and it takes focus, support and time to change our habits. If there is an ineffective behavior or pattern that you want to change in 2013, come find out how to increases your odds of success.

Janet Ott, of Ott & Associates, has an executive coaching, facilitation and workshop business in Whatcom County. She gets paid to help people change their thinking, their behavior, and their lives! Visit Janet’s website at

1pm Leanne Kramer, "A New Year to Love your Finances"
Leanne will lead a discussion on how to get in touch with your finances. With so much change happening in the markets, it is important for clients to feel strong about understanding their personal situation. We will focus on a broad planning overview, and touch upon how to choose a financial advisor that will fit your needs.

Leanne Kramer, Certified Financial Planner (TM), AIF Designee, is a second generation financial planner and advisor. She has been in the industry for 10 years working with many types of clients to understand the art and science of wealth. She is co-founder of Ragnar Wealth, a fee-based wealth planning and management firm based in Olympia. For more information visit

2pm, Nancy Canyon, "Setting Intentions with Collage"
What are your intentions for 2013? Join me in freely choosing magazine images for a 5"x8" collage representing the New Year.  After we arrange and glue down the pictures on mat board, we'll spend some time looking at what our subconscious has to offer for 2013.

Nancy Canyon, MFA, fine artist and author, works and teaches in an art studio in the Morgan Block Building, 1000 Harris, #6, Fairhaven.  She also teaches "Wild Mind Writing" at Whatcom Community College and "Short-Short Fiction" at the Academy of Life Long Learning. Visit her website at

3pm, Erica Quam and Kerry Gustafson

"Vision and Balance: From Intention to (Injury) Prevention"
Live BIG, Live FULLY with vision, intention, and purpose.  Erica will talk about ways to get clear on your vision, take steps to set intention, and determine your purpose each day. Focusing on the body, Kerry will discuss strategies to make your physical fitness and injury rehabilitation New Year's Resolution goals more attainable.  She will also feature some ideas about injury prevention and Prehab.

Erica Quam grew up in Roanoke, Virginia. She spent 15 years as Division I College Swim Coach, and the last nine years as Head Swim Coach at Washington State University.  She owns her own business, The Coaching Experience, located in the Bellingham Herald Building. Visit her website,

Kerry Gustafson was born and raised in Puyallup, WA but has deep family roots in Whatcom County.  Her family has been in business for over 100 years in Bellingham, Ferndale, and Lynden.  She is a Licensed Athletic Trainer and a Licensed Massage Practitioner.  Kerry has spent fourteen years in Pullman, WA working as an athletic trainer in physical therapy and for the athletic teams at Washington State University.  She recently opened Personalized Health Solutions - Massage Therapy and Athletic Training to treat the active community. Visit Kerry’s website at


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