Jenn Hicks

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Sing-a-long Nia Dance Jam: A fundraiser

Saturday, September 17th, 2016

 

~ Dance – Sing – Raise $ to Save Dogs ~

 

In celebration of 10 years as a Nia teacher, Jenn is having a fundraising party!

Join Jenn and her Nia colleagues as we dance and sing to fun & familiar songs!

Proceeds from this event will benefit Save Me Rescue, a local dog rescue organization.

There will be a silent auction, raffle and you’ll have a chance to meet some adorable dogs

(who are looking for fur-ever homes)!

 

Get your tickets here!

 

Nia dance jam fundraiser


We’ll have a fun afternoon of dancing and singing
as well as raising $ for Save Me Rescue though

– a silent auction


– a 50/50 raffle

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– a specially designed Nia calendar ($20)

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Supporters of the cause will be selling merchandise to raise even more $!

101 Life Hacks Inspired by the Dog Park is a book written by Nia dancer Alysa Golden

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S’wag Jewellery is a jewellery company owned/operated by Nia dancer Sarah Dobranowski

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I’m With Sarah is a sewing company owned/operated by

2 Nia dancers Sarah Dobranowski and Sarah Etienne

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More information here!

These are just some of the cuties looking for fur-ever homes.

Learn about them at the fundraiser on Sunday and/or by visiting www.savemerescue.ca

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Exercise Addiction – My Story in the Toronto Star & On Talk 1010 Radio

Thursday, October 8th, 2015

I’m not shy about my past. After coming out the other side of a major mental health crisis I knew I needed to share my story. I speak openly quite often about my history of an exercise addiction and anorexia. I view the fact that I have bipolar disorder as one of my assets, not something that brings me down.

People say things like “you’re brave for sharing your story”. I disagree. The courageous part was surviving what I went through.

Why has it been so important for me to share? It’s because I CAN. I won’t perpetuate the shame and stigma of mental health issues that has long existed in my family and many others.

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We all have a story. Telling mine helps me to feel that I’m making meaning and purpose out of the confusion I’ve been through. And I trust that elements of my experience will resonant with and inspire others (no matter what one’s life situation is).

This is why I was thrilled when I was contacted by Lauren Pelley of the Toronto Star to be interviewed for an article on Exercise Addiction. You can read that article here – or click on the images below.

You can also listen to an interview on NewsTalk 1010 that Barb DeGiulio did with me here or on the audio file below.
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You can listen to my interview with Barb DiGiulio below. I’m not sure how to take being introduced with Olivia Newton John’s “Let’s Get Physical” playing in the background… Luckily I do have a good sense of humour so am not offended by it. I did however do one *giant* eye roll upon hearing it while waiting for the interview to begin!