The annual event Love Lives Here is coming to Plano Saturday, April 9 at the Plano Centre. It’s a unique event for women of all ages that will move your heart!

Engage with other women in this relaxed and relational all-day experience put on by the nonprofit The Sisterhood whose motto is “No Matter What…Love!” The event begins at 10 in the morning and includes: a spring fashion show hosted by the online stylist and creator of Get Your Pretty On Alison Lumbatis, featured in Redbook and the Today Show; a variety of local vendors; six workshop topics ranging from navigating healthy eating to spring fashion to guilt-free parenting; a sit-down Italian dinner; live entertainment; and inspirational guest speakers!

Former Love Lives Here speaker

The six workshops last 45 minutes each, start at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. and will be held in various rooms within the Plano Centre. See the full list of these workshops at the bottom of this article. Other workshop topics aside from those previously mentioned are “Finding Your Purpose and Passion” and “Identifying Intimate Relationship Predators.”

The full day packed with fun, inspiration and friendship is only $32! For the detailed schedule or to purchase tickets, click here. Or, if you’d like to go just to shop the local vendors, you can get a shopping pass at the door for FREE! Shopping passes do not include the workshops, fashion show or dinner.

Bring your girlfriends or come on your own and make new ones! Love Lives Here will fill you with a fresh hope and new sense of community.

LOVE LIVES HERE

When: Saturday, April 9, 10 a.m.–8 p.m.

Where:  Plano Centre, 2000 E. Spring Creek Pkwy., Plano, Texas 75074

Cost: $32.64, purchase tickets online here

Letting Go of Mom Guilt – Stephanie Coker, LCSW, LCDC, CDWF; Therapist, Speaker, Story Explorer

Do you ever feel you aren’t “mom enough” compared to everyone else? The pressure to be Super Mom is drowning our creativity, and it often keeps us feeling isolated and stressed out. Using the work of shame researcher Brene´ Brown, explore the myths of mom guilt, what holds it in place, and practical ways to let it go. You’ll walk away feeling a bit lighter and more energized as you explore parenting from a place of self-compassion, rather than comparison.
1 p.m., 2 p.m., Windhaven I

Finding Your Purpose and Passion – Michelle Prince, Best-Selling Author, Speaker and Businesswoman

What is holding you back from achieving more success, stronger relationships and a sense of purpose in your life? Sadly, many of us spend our entire lives wishing for more instead of living our best life. In this presentation, Michelle will show you exactly what it takes to life your best life, and to do it NOW – not someday! You’ll identify your mental barriers and deconstruct them, which will empower you to achieve success and live an extraordinary life.
2 p.m., 3 p.m., Windhaven III

Identifying Intimate Relationship Predators – Marie Krebs, MS, LPC-Supervisor, Treatment Consultant

Intimate relationships are complicated. Dating in the digital age is not for the faint of heart!  This workshop will prepare you to identify predatory behaviors of psychopaths, sociopaths, narcissists and sex addicts. You will learn strategies for identifying behaviors in advance of beginning an intimate relationship, as well as strategies for leaving a perpetrator. Additionally, Marie will outline the elements of a healthy intimate relationship.
1 p.m., 2 p.m., Sunny Slope

Spring Fashion Trends to Try + The Right Way to Shop – Alison Lumbatis, Founder of Get Your Pretty On

Alison will show you an easy and inexpensive way to freshen up the pieces that you already love with the latest Spring trends! If you are the type of person who goes into a store and walks out with a big bag of pieces that don’t go with each other, or anything else in your closet, this workshop is for you. Learn how to take an inventory of everything in your closet and make a list of what to shop for to fill in the blanks in your wardrobe.
2 p.m., Collinwood Hall II & III

Confessions of a Single Mom with Cancer – Noelle LeVeaux, Executive, Mom, Blogger, Cancer Survivor

Do you ever feel like you’re sleep walking through life? Come hear how the wake-up call of cancer helped this mom live her best day ever, every day. Learn how this woman found her greatest strength in her weakest moment. Discover how you, too, can face the challenges in your life through introspection, self-love and appreciation, laughter, and even music.
1 p.m., 3 p.m., Windhaven II

Navigating Healthy Eating and Body Image – Carol Park, LPC, Dietitian, Certified Daring Way Facilitator

Learn how to stay sane in this insane culture! As women, we are bombarded daily with shame messages about how and what to eat in order to be lovable and acceptable. These messages take a toll on our physical, mental and emotional well-being. Carol will draw from Brene’ Brown’s work on shame resilience, vulnerability and authenticity to guide you in what true SELF care means.
1 p.m., 3 p.m., Spring Glade

Colbea Smith

Colbea Smith is a young professional who grew up in Plano and loves the community she will always consider “home”. She is a proud alumna of Texas State University – Go Bobcats! – who spent most...