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High Altitude Society: Vail Valley Business Women embrace empowering your wholeness

Attendees of the Vail Valley Business Women’s January meeting at Hovey & Harrison take notes during an exercise with author Julie Kiddoo during her program to discuss her journey and promote her book titled, “Bye-polar.”
Betty Ann Woodland | Special to the Daily

On Jan. 9, the Vail Valley Business Women gathered together at Hovey & Harrison Cafe, Bakery and Market to network, socialize and learn about one woman’s journey of wellness, healing and wholeness. It was an appropriately emotional and educational evening full of compassion and support. Besides the camaraderie, there was learning, great food and refreshments. The evening’s fare was delectable, healthy and delicious. Prepared by chef Brandon Utley and the crew at Hovey & Harrison, attendees were delighted with the wholesome dishes.

Julie Kiddoo lives west of Vail with her husband, Tom, their children, and their golden retriever, Nala. Kiddoo owns Revolution Power Yoga, a Baptiste affiliate yoga studio located in Avon. She has completed over 1,000 hours of training with Baptiste yoga, a LifeForce yoga Level 1 practitioner and is a teacher and a leader of yoga, influencing hundreds of lives on and off the mat. Kiddoo loves being on her yoga mat, spending time in nature, writing, skiing, enjoying road trips with her family and having fun with family and friends.

Kiddoo recently published “Bye-Polar,” sharing her struggles with depression and the healing that she has found along the way. Through a tremendous amount of courage and support she has found her path to wellness. Yoga, meditation, self-inquiry, community and a willingness to learn and grow in order to rebuild anew have helped her to thrive.

On this evening, Kiddoo was open to sharing.

“I will share about my story tonight and share some tools, and we will do some intention setting,” Kiddoo said. “If you have ever struggled with depression or anxiety or if you know someone who has, I just hope that you can walk away from tonight with one tool that can make a difference in your life or someone else’s.”

Her self-care checklist included meditation, yoga, time in nature, exercise, connecting with friends, healthy eating, good sleep and more.

About VVBW

The Vail Valley Business Women’s organization is dedicated to the advancement and future growth of professional women in the Vail Valley.

Become a member of the VVBW and connect with members at monthly networking events, promote your business or organization to local women and support local girls in the valley through the VVBW scholarship fund.

VVBW has served the community of professional women in Colorado’s Vail Valley since 1977. Traditionally, their monthly event includes networking followed by dinner and programming including professional development, networking and social outings. Meeting locations vary throughout the valley to broaden your experience. VVBW is a nonprofit, and 100 percent of the fundraising provides college scholarships for female high school graduates planning to attend two- or four-year institutions in the field of business.

Email rsvp@vvbw.org or visit http://www.vvbw.org with questions about VVBW.

Betty Ann Woodland is a longtime local who covers social events including fundraisers for non-profits, local happenings and soirees of all kinds. She can be reached at bettyannw6@gmail.com.