back: Sarah B, Cat, Jill, Dawn Marie, Sue; middle: Christine, Lupe, Lisa, Pamela, Sarah J; front: Cindy

Inspiring thoughts, ideas and information provided by women business owners.

The purpose of Keystone Women's Circle is to unite, support and promote women business owners. A keystone is the stone in an arch that binds all others in place. In a circle of stones, every stone is a keystone. We believe that together we can create a foundation, not of brick and mortar, but of relationships and mutual support, enabling all of us to prosper.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

I hope today's sunshine is filling everyone with joy. I know it works wonders for me! I would like to let all of my "keystone friends" how much I value our friendship. I don't know how many Mondays now we have gotten together but I feel we have made such great connections with one another. Even though our careers are all different, I feel I have gotten such wonderful support from each of you. Thank you for the time you give to the group and for allowing me to be a part of such an amazing group of women! For those of you reading this that have not attended a meeting I strongly urge you to do so. We have a lot of laughs ~ its good for the soul. Enjoy the sunshine and hug at least one person today. Everyone deserves a hug!!!!

Lisa Fahey

Monday, March 22, 2010

Through the eyes of a child.

I just got back from Wisconsin visiting my very best friend and her new baby late last night. Being in the presence of a new born child is an amazing experience. The delicate hands, the delicate feet, and then you look into their eyes and experience the pureness of their heart. This angel that has chosen to come to earth. You wonder what is she going to be? What is her mission here in this life and how I am blessed to be in her presence. Little did I know that this three month old had a message to pass onto me. What she taught me was to take a look at my own life at this moment. What is it that I want to be? What is my mission here in this life? Am I living up to the truth that is within my soul?

Sometimes, on our journey through this life we may get lost, take a wrong turn or hit a dead end. Know that it is never to late to become what you might have been. The answers are there for you you just have to ask and be open to all the possibilities as to how your question will be answered. Even through the eyes of a child.
Sarah Jaeger, Mystic Journey

Friday, March 19, 2010

"If you're avoiding exercise because of knee pain, take heed: Your knees need it."

"A study published in the Arthritis & Rheumatism journal found that adults in their 50s, 60s, and 70s reduced their knee pain and improved their knee function by strengthening their quads.
Strong, flexible muscles help keep your knees (and any other joint) healthy. Keeping the muscles that support your knees strong helps reduce stress on your knees.
Quadriceps, or "quads" for short, particularly need your attention. These muscles in the front of your thigh help your knee absorb shock. Exercising and strengthening your quads can also help reduce knee strain and pain and prevent future knee injury.
In addition, researchers have found that weaker strength in your quads is seen in those with knee osteoarthritis, even in the early stages." Mayo Clinic EmbodyHealth newsletter
In addition to an exercise program, meditation, acupuncture, chiropractic, and massage therapy have all been shown to reduce pain.
As always consult your physician before starting any new program.

Pamela Pomplun-Morgan, Healing Essence Massage

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Now, here's how I wanna go...

Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways - Chardonnay in one hand - chocolate in the other - body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming "WOO-HOO, what a ride!"

This was an email from a friend of mine today, and did not say who the quote is attributed to. It should be noted that this may not necessarily represent the views of all the members of the Keystone Women's Circle! While I am working diligently with Sarah B.'s hypnotherapy for weight loss, so that I can monkey up and down scaffolding easier, I still think a balanced diet is one that includes all the finer things! Live juicy!

Dawn-Marie, Artist in Wonderland at The Art of the Home

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Great News! The Farmers Market will begin 7 weeks from today! Not only is that a true sign of spring, it also means our dollars spent will support our local growers. According to the American Independent Business Alliance, locally owned businesses on average return approximately 80 percent of each dollar received back to the community! And you can't beat the taste of fresh fruits and vegys! It is a win win for all!
May the Irish hills caress you
May her Lakes and rivers bless you
May the luck of the Irish enfold you
May the blessings of Saint Patrick behold you
Happy St. Patricks Day to one and All

Friday, March 12, 2010

I heard an interesting fact today:
"one serving of 2% milk has the same amount of saturated fat as
one small fry from a fast food resturant."

I researched online at and its actually TRUE!

Have a great week!
Pamela Pomplun-Morgan at Healing Essence Massage

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Imagine a Woman

Hi all! Dawn-Marie, "Artist in Wonderland" at The Art of the Home, here at the computer today. I normally write my own words to share, but I came across this bit from Patricia Lynn Reilly, in Lisa Hammond's book, Dream Big. It embodies the very spirit of the women of Keystone, so I thought it worth sharing with those of you who are just getting to know us...


Imagine a woman who believes it is right and good she is woman. A woman who honors her experience and tells her stories. Who refuses to carry the sins of others within her body and life.

Imagine a woman who believes she is good. A woman who trusts and respects herself. Who listens to her needs and desires, and meets them with tenderness and grace.

Imagine a woman who has acknowledged the past's influence on the present. A woman who has walked through her past. Who has healed into the present.

Imagine a woman who authors her own life. A woman who exerts, initiates, and moves on her own behalf. Who refuses to surrender except to her truest self and to her wisest voice.

Imagine a woman who names her own gods. A woman who imagines the divine in her image and likeness. Who designs her own spirituality and allows it to inform her daily life.

Imagine a woman in love with her own body. A woman who believes her body is enough, just as it is. Who celebrates her body and its rhythms and cycles as an exquisite resource.

Imagine a woman who honors the face of the Goddess in her changing face. A woman who celebrates the accumulation of her years and her wisdom. Who refuses to use precious energy disguising the changes in her body and life.

Imagine a woman who values the women in her life. A woman who sits in circles of women. Who is reminded of the truth about herself when she forgets.

Imagine yourself as this woman.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Get your zzzzzzz's

Did you know that great sleep helps you reduce pain, repair your body and fight off infections. From the collaborative efforts of Pamela Pomplun Morgan (Licensed Massage Therapist) and Sarah Bran de Leon (Certified Hypnotherapist).