WMF Newsletter – November 5, 2014

A Glimpse into Day 1 of We Move Forward.

It’s the top of the morning of Friday, March 6, 2015. You’re on tropical, sunny Isla Mujeres, The Island of Women, Mexico. And already, you’re feeling rested and rejuvenated. You think back to the night before where you met other We Move Forward participants at the Happy Hour Meet & Mingle. You’re amazed at how quickly all of you clicked, and how much fun it was later to meander around this quaint Mexican town, take in the Artist Fair, share some tasty Mexican tapas and sip a refreshing margarita with your new found friends.

You hop out of bed. You’re excited about what the day has in store for you – a tropical breakfast at the MIA Reef Hotel and then the official start of We Move Forward 2015! After breakfast, you and your friends wander along a seaside pathway that takes you to the ‘WMF Community Room’ where Team We Move Forward is waiting for your arrival. One the best women celebrations is about to begin, and you’re a part of it!

After a welcoming and heart-felt opening by WMF Founder, Janeen Halliwell, the first speaker, Cherri Prince, an expert on what makes women tick, takes the floor. “I’m thrilled to be kicking off We Move Forward with what I’ve learned about What Women Want on topics from relationships to communication preferences, and even sex!” says Cherri. An engaging and enlightening speaker, Cherri has you smiling and nodding “yes’” in recognition of what brings you joy as a woman, and as an individual.  “She finishes by acknowledging that she is as thrilled as you are to be participating in the full 3 days of inspiration and fun, and to celebrate International Women’s Day on the Island of Women, Mexico. “After-all, what more could women want?” asks Cherri.

Stay tuned, as each WMF newsletter will give you a glimpse of what’s in store at We Move Forward 2015.

Speaker Spotlight: Cherri Prince

And now for some fun tidbits about speaker, Cherri Prince – information you won’t read about in her speaker’s bio 😉

Where did you grow up? I grew up Houston, Texas in the 80’s. Given the state and the decade, I had no choice but to have very, very, very big hair.

If you could choose any actress to play you in your life story who would it be? Hmmm. While I’m not now or ever have been a paid actress, I’ve always secretly wanted to be one. So I’d choose me to play me! I’d love the opportunity to relive the wonderful moments of my life with more appreciation and my tough moments with more confidence.

What is one of the more difficult decisions you’ve ever had to make? To open up to my closest friends when I turned 30 that my life wasn’t as perfect as I worked so hard to make it appear. What a burden lifted! I now make it a point to be openly and joyously perfectly-imperfect every day.

What are you most grateful for at this stage in your life? I’m most grateful for my faith and optimism that everything happens for a reason. I learned this from my very wise mother. This made no sense to me when I was younger, but now that I’m older, and have seen the other side of many life experiences, I see the deep wisdom in it now.

What are you looking forward to most at We Move Forward 2015? I’m most looking forward to sunsets, cocktails and meaningful conversations with amazing women (not necessarily in that order).

What is your favorite quote?  “People support what they help create.”

Give us one other tidbit about you.  I have twins born two years apart.

Learn more about Cherri here:



“Andale Andale! Arriba Arriba!”

You remember Speedy Gonzales and his famous words – Andale! Arriba! Well, it’s time to take Speedy’s advice – “Let’s Go”!

March is a MUCHO BUSY month on Isla Mujeres, and accommodation and space at the conference is seriously filling up.

Act now and you’ll get in on the We Move Forward early-bird discount of $100 and secure a spot at WMF 2015.

Andale & Arriba & We Will be Sure to See Ya – March 5-8, 2015 on sunny Isla Mujeres for the time of your life! “Andale” HERE

Upcoming WIN Wednesday

Throughout history, women have caused wars, defied the rules, and brought men to their knees. The famous and the infamous, queens, divorcees, actresses, and outlaws, have created a ruckus during their lifetimes—turning heads while making waves. Scandalous Women tells the stories of the risk takers who have flouted convention, beaten the odds, and determined the course of world events.

The author, and former WMF speaker, Elizabeth Mahon, is a native New Yorker and historian. While other kids were reading Dr. Seuss, she studied history and wanted to know about the women who made it. From her early years onward she read everything she could get her hands on about these women. The result of her research is the intriguing book, and high ranking blog, Scandalous Women.

Stay tuned for the WMF November 12 WIN Wednesday when you can enter to win a signed copy of Scandalous Women.

ISLA Accommodations

GOOD NEWS – the We Move Forward venue, the MIA Reef Hotel (previously the Avalon) has undergone some significant renovations and improvements in the last year, and you will be AMAZED when you see the results in March 2015! We’re lucky – the renovations took place during the summer & fall months – so we just get to sit back on the white sandy beach…on a swing at the palapa bar… stroll among the hibiscus gardens…snorkel in the kings pool…nibble on tapas at the newly appointed restaurants… and soak up the sun and beauty of this slice of paradise!

For information on getting to Isla Mujeres, and places to stay, click here go to the Location page.

Accommodation Feature: Casitas Del Mar


If you’re looking for a cozy place to stay where you can take in the local ambiance, Casitas Del Mar is a great choice. Owned and operated by Joyce Urzada, a WMF 2014 speaker, and her husband, Bob Sylvester, the Casitas are nestled on the edge of the friendly neighborhood, La Gloria. Oceanfront and ideally located mid-island, you have easy access to all island sites by walking or a quick, inexpensive taxi ride. It’s the best of both worlds! There is a full service grocery store, laundry service, and several neighborhood restaurants, all within easy walking distance.

For more information visit Casitas del Mar’s website.