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2024 Women’s Wellness Tea

May 11 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm CDT

Saturday, May 11 – Golden Valley Country Club, 10 AM – 2 PM


The Women’s Wellness Tea is an educational, social (and very fun!) event that celebrates women while exploring habits that lead to healthy, happy lives.

The event offers an inspiring keynote speaker and breakout sessions focused on overcoming stress for better health. With a delicious brunch, mimosas, bloodies, tea or coffee, and the loved ‘Bags, Bling & Beauty Auction’, you can count on a great day with your favorite women!  

Proceeds from the A Breath of Hope Women’s Wellness Tea support the A Breath of Hope Lung Foundation national research program and patient and family support services for families living with lung cancer.  

Don’t forget your spring hat/fascinator for our contest! See you soon, Ladies! 


This year’s emcee is Susie Jones, WCCO Radio Host and Lung Cancer Survivor

Susie Jones, born and raised in Southeast Minneapolis, has been with WCCO Radio since 1996. While she has held many radio roles, she is now back to her “roots” in the newsroom as a full-time reporter. She lives in St. Louis Park with her two children. In November 2021, Jones was in a car accident that resulted in a trip to urgent care. A chest x-ray was recommended due to the impact of the seat belt hitting her so hard. Unexpectedly, the x-ray revealed stage 1 lung cancer.While initially angry, Jones now describes herself as being incredibly grateful for the ability to find it at an earlier stage when it is more treatable.


Event Itinerary

10 am: Check-in | Social Hour | Silent Auction | Cash Bar

11 am: Brunch Buffet Opens

11:15 am: Votes for Hat Contest Due

11:15 am – 12:15 pm: Keynote Speaker – Michelle Chen Libi, MA, LMFT: Cultivating Resilience through Mindfulness

12:30 pm: Silent Auction Bidding Ends

12:30 – 1:30 pm: Breakout Sessions

  • Session #1 – Michelle Chen Libi, MA, LMFT: Deepening the Practice of Presence: Finding Joy in Everyday Life
  • Session #2 – Karie Amstutz, LMFT, ATR: Art Therapy to Lessen Our Worries
  • Session #3 – Kelly A Brennan, Certified Fitness Nutritionist: The Keys to Unlocking Your Best Life

1:30 – 2 pm: Social Time | Networking | Cash Bar | Auction Check-out


New this year – photo booth!


Thank you to our Sponsors!

Daisy Sponsors ($1,000)

Susan O’Conner-Von

Anonymous Donor



Session Descriptions

Cultivating Resilience through Mindfulness – Michelle Chen Libi, MA, LMFT 

A mindfulness practice invites us to deepen our connection to ourselves, each other, and the larger community. We will learn how mindfulness cultivates a sense of thriving (versus just surviving) by inviting in presence, grounding ourselves, and attending to joy as we encounter the stressors of everyday life.
Deepening the Practice of Presence: Finding Joy in Everyday Life – Michelle Chen Libi, MA, LMFT 
In this workshop, we will engage in deep listening, curiosity, and compassion as we attend to our inner sensations, thoughts, and emotions. We will also practice the skills of relational presence and connecting through shared meaning and purpose, so that we experience greater resilience and vitality.

Art Therapy to Lessen Our Worries – Karie Amstutz, LMFT, ATR

Art therapy is a powerful tool for nurturing and feeding your sense of well-being. It combines the creative process with psychological techniques to promote self-expression, emotional healing, and personal growth. In this session, you will create a 6-page booklet that will nurture and feed your sense of well-being by tapping into self-exploration and expression, mindfulness and presence, personal growth, and empowerment. No art experience needed.

The Keys to Unlocking Your Best Life – Kelly A Brennan, Certified Fitness Nutritionist, Certified Child Nutrition Specialist, and Certified Health Coach

Discover how you can apply Nutrient Density and Behavioral Mindset to your daily life to combine optimal nutrition with breaking through mindset barriers and learning key habits to set you up for success!

Speaker Biographies

Michelle Chen Libi, MA, LMFT 

Michelle is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 20 years of experience. She is currently in private practice where she provides individual, couples and family therapy, consultation and supervision. She has served as a faculty member in several of the Graduate programs for Marriage and Family Therapy. She is a Certified Mindfulness Instructor through the Mindfulness Training Institute and has an extensive background in the practice of mindfulness and meditation.
Michelle received her M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of St. Thomas and is a LMFT practicing in the Twin Cities. In addition to her therapy practice, Michelle has been facilitating and presenting on cultural awareness and diversity for over 25 years. For the past 10 years, she has incorporated teaching mindfulness and wellbeing in her work with clients.


Karie Amstutz, LMFT, ATR

Karie Amstutz, LMFT, ATR

Karie Amstutz, LMFT, ATR, is a marriage and family therapist, art therapist, and artist. She believes in the healing that creativity brings to wounded hearts and minds and that all have an inner creative muscle. Karie strives to partner with clients as they navigate challenges to turn difficulties into growth opportunities, explore new coping skills, deepen resilience, and strengthen self-confidence.

Kelly A Brennan, Certified Fitness Nutritionist, Certified Child Nutrition Specialist, and Certified Health Coach

Kelly A Brennan

“At this stage of my career, I am thrilled to be doing the work I am so passionate about for my own company. Many years ago, I gravitated toward the nutrition and fitness industry because of personal tragedy and loss. Before I was 29 years old, I lost both my mother and father suddenly to heart attacks. They passed away just two years apart. The impact of those events has forever sparked a motivation in myself to live preventatively and work to educate and help others do the same. I cherish and honor the fact that another human being would come to me for support and put their trust in me. I will always continue to strive to change the landscape of what health and wellbeing look like for all individuals.”

Kelly is a Certified Fitness Nutritionist and Certified Child Nutrition Specialist through NESTA (National Endurance & Sports Trainers Association). She has appeared numerous times on Fox 9 and WCCO TV and on WCCO Radio as the nutrition expert speaking on a Holiday Survival Guide, healthy choices at Target Field and the Minnesota State Fair. Kelly’s weight management industry roles have included: Senior National Accounts Executive, Regional Director of Health Promotions, and Senior Weight Loss Consultant. She also worked independently as a personal nutrition coach for individual clients and as an independent contractor providing nutrition seminar and webinar services to businesses, such as: Thomson Reuters, Securian Financial, Travelers Insurance, KPMG, and Hennepin County. As a graduate of Winona State University, she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Speech Communication. Kelly brought her public speaking skills and extensive nutrition and fitness background to grade schools and high schools by working with summer athletes, teachers and students implementing nutrition and fitness classes. She was included in a feature article on fitness in the St. Paul Pioneer Press in 2006. She was also a member of the Wellness Committee for St Mark’s School for many years. Kelly has a 23 year old son and a 20 year old daughter and lives in St Paul, MN with her German Shepherd, Bo. Kelly enjoys strength training, swimming, martial arts, drawing and spending time with her family outdoors.




May 11
10:00 am - 2:00 pm CDT
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Golden Valley Country Club
7001 Golden Valley Rd
Golden Valley, MN 55427 United States
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