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Information on the Noble Circle Project

The following information on the Noble Circle Project is taken from this website and is meant to propagate information about the Noble Circle Project.  The image contributed is my own.

Disclaimer:  I do not take credit for the words below which are the sole property of the Noble Circle Project.

The Noble Circle Project was founded by eight Dayton, Ohio, women who wanted to explore complementary healing methods during their journey with cancer. These women learned from Anne Burns, who conducted the first Noble Circle retreat in 2002 in California. The eight co- founders brought back to Dayton the best parts of Anne’s retreat and went on to build The Noble Circle Project as it is today

Since 2004, The Noble Circle Project has continued to provide the spring and fall Core Program to 30 new women per year, as well as support over 250 women in the Alumnae Program. Begun as a grassroots organization under the umbrella of the Wellness Connection of Dayton, Ohio (reorganized in 2011 as the Cancer Support Community Western Ohio), The Noble Circle Project is now an independent, volunteer-driven non-profit organization with 501(c)(3) status.

The Noble Circle Project was named for Allie Noble, a woman who lived in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1830. Purportedly, her breast cancer surgery was the first to be documented in medical records. She died from an infection a few months following her surgery, but she was a pioneer – doing things no one else had done for health and wellness. The Noble Circle Project carries on Allie Noble’s courage in embarking on a different path for our healing journey.

The Noble Circle Project is committed to creating an intimate and caring community of women thriving beyond cancer by bringing hope, inspiration, empowerment, and well-being through programs focusing on nutritional education, complementary energy techniques, and peer support.

While always being true to our origins, The Noble Circle Project will be recognized as a strong, growth-oriented, sustainable organization that helps women, who have been given a cancer diagnosis, by providing cutting-edge, quality programming; member participation; and fellowship.

The Noble Circle Project New Sister Program begins with an expense-free Weekend Retreat that is located in a pastoral setting with few distractions from the outside world.

 

The in-depth retreat weekend is followed by 10 weeks of Thursday evening classes. Each woman tracks her own progress, practices new lifestyle skills, and comes together with others in her small group who face the same issues and questions. Classes are held at One Lincoln Park in Kettering, Ohio.

 

Throughout the New Sister Program Retreat and 10-Week Classes, women living with a cancer diagnosis learn about:

 

Pillar 1 – Nutrition Education

Pillar 2 – Complementary Energy Techniques

Pillar 3 – Peer Support

 

New Sister Program dates for 2016 are: Spring, March 11-13, Thursdays, March 17-May 19 and Fall, September 9-11, Thursdays, September 15-November 17.

 

Each summer, the Sisterhood is invited to attend a relaxing Summer Retreat, where we continue to develop our understanding of the Three Pillars as we strengthen our bonds of friendship and support.

The Sisterhood also enjoys annual events with family and friends,

The Noble Circle Project welcomes the opportunity to share our enthusiasm about this program. Business, church, or civic organizations may request a presentation to fit your needs by contacting info@noblecircle.org

The Noble Circle Project distributes program brochures two times a year to any office or site that would benefit from providing them to clients, such as doctors’ offices, hospitals, practitioners, or medical facilities. If you would like to be added to our mailing list, please contact us at info@noblecircle.org or download our Core Program Brochure.

The Noble Circle Project brings together women over 18 years old who have been given a cancer diagnosis at any point in their lives.

Hope Springs Retreat Center, current venue for the retreat weekend of the Noble Circle Project’s Core Program

The goal of Outreach is to communicate to the public about The Noble Circle Project’s Mission, Vision, and Core Program.

The AWear Affair is The Noble Circle Project’s Annual Fundraising Event. Our models are all Noble Circle Sisters who are “thriving beyond their cancer diagnosis.”

The Noble Circle Project appreciates the many ways our family, friends, and the community support our members as they travel on their journeys with cancer.

The Noble Circle Project brings together women over 18 years old who have been given a cancer diagnosis at any point in their lives.

Hope Springs Retreat Center, current venue for the retreat weekend of the Noble Circle Project’s Core Program

The goal of Outreach is to communicate to the public about The Noble Circle Project’s Mission, Vision, and Core Program.

 

Noble Circle Project

The diagnosis of Cancer forever changes the perspective of the patient, their families and friends around them.  It was refreshing to hear Piers Sellers, the noted astronaut who has flown three space shuttle missions, walked 220 miles above the earth and studies Climate change, on Fareed Zacharias’ Global Public Square yesterday.  I was struck by his calm and his urgency to do everything he could to protect our home “Planet Earth” from the effects of Global Warming.  At age 60 the diagnosis of stage 4 pancreatic cancer is devastating, it is a certain death sentence and this brave soul takes 10 minutes to judge the situation and comes back to work with the intensity of a sincere and amazing human.  It also frightens me that some of my educated friends still think that Global warming is a myth.

Well, while I love the advent of Spring almost a month early and as I gaze in wonder at the flowering buds waiting to burst into bloom, I shudder to think the ill effects of the change in our atmosphere which is causing changes, albeit too subtle for the layman it is momentous for the scientist engaged in its study.  Need I be concerned that this is going to be an early spring and a possibly harsh summer ahead?  For many years the two degree increase of temperature of the earth was considered catastrophic and recent science indicates that a one degree increase in temperature actually has the same devastating effects as was thought of the two degree increase in temperature.  Waters are rising as glaciers melt at an alarming rate, I sincerely hope that we take the science behind global warming seriously and create public and International policies that can divert the changes.  I know this can be done.  I am thankful for the winning Oscar speech of the best actor Leonardo DiCaprio as he took time to address global warming.  I first noticed him when he so eloquently addressed the United Nations in 2014.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ka6_3TJcCkA

So what’s a cancer diagnosis to do with a fashion blog?  Well, we recently had the pleasure to meet 8 brave women of the Noble Circle Project who modeled our clothes with grace to raise money for other cancer survivors so they could tackle the disease with cutting edge quality support programs for their members.  It offers them a group to laugh with – a group of survivors extraordinaire!  Here are some images of that splendid afternoon.  What I cannot transmit to you is the energy, the enthusiasm, the joy and absolute love of life I saw among the 24 women modelling clothes from three area boutiques.

Enjoy every moment of the life you have, Take care of planet Earth as we cannot play with mother nature.  Make each moment count and let your life matter.

To do or not to do! That is the Question!

To do, or not to do?  That is the question!  What makes the fashion entrepreneur tick?  Some jump in for love and some to make a living.  Is it wise to jump right in?  The business of Fashion is a risk – not for the faint of heart.

For a population of seven billion is Fashion really worth betting on?  If the Nightingale of Kuala Lampur, the diamond studded dress designed by Faisol Abdullah at a price tag of 30 million, in 2009 is any indication of Haute Couture, you bet it is!  If 2% of the Indian elite equivalent to the entire population of Australia is craving 450 dollar skin caviar then I would bet this blog on the future of fashion! In 1945 the Paris fashion week had 45 designers on the runway today there are 17!  500 people in the world can afford Haute Couture or High Fashion where the dress is stitched just for them!  “The insides are as magnificent as the outside” –George Simonton FIT.  Is this the sign of the times? Or is there a famine in design? If I could forecast the future, I would think the 20’s are in the horizon.  Fashion never really went away it just got Americanized!  We just loved the idea of shorts and a plain t-shirt or Jeans, Boots and a cowboy hat!  The French are still appalled by the uncouth Americans showing off their hairy legs on the streets of Paris!  Well don’t take my word for it just ask any 60 year old in an American church their opinion on the dress culture at Sunday service.  You’ll see what I mean.  It will probably be the uncouth American who will bring back the dress code to its beloved theaters and operas like it was during the good old days when chivalry was still alive and men wore dark slacks, bow ties and buttoned up shirts; women were impeccably dressed the minute they walked out of bedrooms!  So, if you are impossibly talented and you are the next best thing to “Worth” and “the Minister of Fashion” you best jump in!  If not keep your day job and serve the rest of the 6.99 billion!

The Bling thing!

We’ve all had the cravings for the Bling thing at least once in our lives!  And if it is Handmade to perfection and looks like the real thing – More power to it baby!  We are not by any means far behind the trends at Simply Hyacinth!  We’ve got the right Bling for every occasion – formal, flirty or casual and guess what? – In every price range!  We cannot put up everything on the web but we would be happy to send you some pictures of our one of a kind Bling’s for your next Bling event!

Until then:

To learn more on how to Bling up your Basics visit

http://www.vogue.co.uk/fashion/trends/2015-spring-summer/the-return-of-bling

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Stackable bangles

Chrysalis Jewelry

Chrysalis jewelry now at Simply Hyacinth – The Boutique for the Connoisseur!  Chrysalis jewelry comprises of several collections and are stackable, adjustable bangles and rhodium plated.  Start a collection now for your loved ones!  Also available online at simplyhyacinth.com

“Chrysalis is a British jewelry brand that celebrates the joy found in love and friendship. Designed for sharing memories of those special moments in life, each piece is adorned with talismans and spiritual symbols, combining color and meaning.” http://www.chrysalis.us/about-us

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Scarves as a fashion statement

Handmade scarves

Cool nights of the fall season beckon us to cozy up with colorful scarves and statement pieces to dress up the Fall wardrobe! Accessorize a plain Ho Hum outfit with gorgeous scarves! Don’t shy away from making that style statement! One of kind scarves now at Simply Hyacinth – The Boutique for the Connoisseur!  These gorgeous scarves are made of silk and Merino wool and started by a woman owned Company in Arkansas.  She produces these beautiful treasures in Nepal benefiting the community there.  While you are at it come check out the hand knit cowls that started it all in Dayton OH on a cold day in November 2013!

I bought the scarves from Ellen in late April this year.  It was too late to put them out as Spring was almost over and summer was knocking at our door!  Yet another example of a woman who gave up her high powered job and followed her dreams after looking at the Pomegranate moon!  Inspiration comes to so many of us, yet just a handful take the path less travelled!  I hope her story inspires you to take that plunge!

Read Ellen’s story here:

http://www.pomegranatemoon.com/

Check out other scarf blogs:

http://cupofjo.com/2014/02/three-ways-to-tie-a-scarf/

http://annetouraine.com/blogs/news/36889348-from-paris-with-scarf-love

http://www.scarves.net/blog/

Batucada jewelry

Batucada Jewelry

Batucada jewelry is cool handcrafted ecofriendly pieces designed in Paris and available at Simply Hyacinth the Boutique for the Connoisseur.  The jewelry is made up of recycled materials, are hypoallergenic, nickel free, lead free, latex free and light weight!  It’s modern look is very sensual and creates a dramatic statement!  The creators of the Batucada jewelry line are sensitive to the environment and create a unique look of you without sacrificing the environment. Available online at simplyhyacinth.com