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Pamper & Renew Retreat






September 14, 15 & 16, 2018 – Soulful Prairies,Woodstock IL 

Friday (14th) Upon your arrival around 6 pm. You will be greeted by your hosts, Joyce and Jill. You’ll settle in and enjoy a cocktail and appetizers. Linda Bruce, owner of Soulful Prairies, will present a program on Horses and Healing and offer an experience with the horses. Additional evening activities will follow.

Saturday (15th) will be a day filled with pampering, education and fun.

Sunday (16th) we enjoy morning festivities then depart around Noon.

The retreat includes:

  • Accommodations
  • All meals
  • A horse experience
  • Meditation
  • Nutrition coaching
  • Food prep class
  • Stretching, exercise
  • Bonfire
  • Dancing
  • PLUS time to pamper yourself!

Reservation are on a first come basis. Please RSVP ASAP. Feel free to invite a friend.

Complete the registration form FIRST and then you’ll be directed to pay. Go here to complete the form.

$465 Early Bird Special | $500 After July 16, 2018

Program offered by Jill Eggert, Inspiring Wellness, and Joyce Lande, Lively Kitchens, Inc.

Questions? Contact Joyce at 847-754-1593



Squeeze Me

Start your Saturday morning with a fresh burst of lemons! We will explore the culinary possibilities and health benefits of using lemon-based essential oils in your home. Samples and an essential oil gift for each registered guest.

Saturday, June 16, 10 am – 12 pm
SHIFT CoWorking, 42 East St., Crystal Lake, IL

 – $25.00 Contact Joyce to Preregister. Pay at the Door.

Security Blankets 


Core Support, Satisfying Soups  & Soothing Reds

A program to wrap you up in comfort from your head to your toes.


Wednesday, October 10, 6 pm – 9 pm
SHIFT CoWorking, 42 East St., Crystal Lake, IL

— $45.00

Connecting Kitchens
Recipe sharing, meal planning, kitchen and nutrition coaching.

We will cover timely and unique topics each month. Followup emails and notifications for other great programs will be shared too.

Join us!

2nd Tuesdays | Beginning August 2018
SHIFT CoWorking, 42 East St., Crystal Lake, IL

Drop in or Preregister to be eligible for Baker’s Dozen Program (13 classes for $120).

Dates & Pricing

I am currently booking programs for the fall. Contact me to schedule before the calendar is full! Visit Education Programs for program options.

Ongoing Events

In-Home Dinner Prep or Salad Prep Party


WHEN:  Hostess selects day and time


  • Coaching from booking the party to closing the party
  • Support selecting recipes and modifying based on food preferences
  • Grocery list to go shopping for meals prepping
  • Printed recipes on the night of the party
  • Coaching at the party from Joyce Lande
  • Continued support following the party
  • Access to Dinner Prep Party FB group


  • Choose a day and time to HOST the party at your home
  • Contact Joyce to reserve the date and select recipes
  • Select 5-6 freezer-meal recipes from my website (Nutrition and Recipes Tab)
  • Option to include 1 NO BAKE Energy Bar recipe
  • Invite 3-4 family and/or friends to your home
  • $25.00 per person plus cost of grocery items (average $10-20 per meal)


  • Grocery Shopping for foods – 30-45 minutes
  • Dinner Prep Party – 1-2 hours
  • Social gathering following prep party – unlimited!!

Book a second party within 30 days of the first party and the cost is $15.00 for the HOSTESS and $25.00 for guests.

  • Register Here by emailing Joyce Lande or call Joyce at 847-754-1593.