The overarching theme of last weekend’s Focus on Women Trade Show was personal betterment.
Either deliberate or by coincidence, the majority of booths set up throughout the Prince Albert Exhibition Centre were under this umbrella, with one of the more recognizably centred on self betterment Chantelle Rodgers’ booth.
A Body Talk practitioner, Rodgers encouraged anyone who struck an interest in her booth to take it easy, and to not let the stresses one feels in their daily life to consume them.
As a Body Talk practitioner, she said, “I’m just listening to your body and finding out where the imbalances are -- maybe it’s an emotional trauma from your childhood, or something that you didn’t deal with properly.”
For some people, the imbalance is harder to find than for others – such as those who didn’t initiate the imbalance themselves.
“Sometimes you can be stressed out about something that isn’t even coming from your life, but from maybe your ancestors – coming from your genetic code.”
These imbalances flare up in various ways. For one man, it was a sore back Rodgers said she linked to a childhood trauma around missing a bus to school.
For more understanding, Rodgers offers a taste of her service online, at www.bestillme.ca.
Across the main room, North Battleford horticulturalist Roxanne Piche displayed her tower gardens, which can accommodate about 20 different plants within about 2.5 feet.
Running on the level of electricity it takes to power Christmas light, she heralded the contraption as an ecological-friendly, healthy alternative to the imported, chemical-laden fruits and vegetables most people eat.
Her website is www.roxannejuniceplus.com.
Elsewhere at the trade show was a laughter yoga booth, life coaches and various beauty and household products.
The event also included life fashion shows and demonstrations throughout the weekend.