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Fall Into Autumn’s Harvest of Potential for Growth

Fall Into Autumn’s Harvest of Potential for Growth
by Darra McMullen, GHWCC Writer/Researcher and Women’s Health Network Member

Fall’s bounty, in every sense of the word, brings with it numerous opportunities to improve our physical, mental, and spiritual health.  Let’s now take a look at a few of these options for moving in a positive direction.
Number One:  Take advantage of autumn’s plethora of different types of squash and potatoes to whip up healthy and satisfying soups and stews.  Squash and potatoes can serve as a wonderful “base” for many recipes.  Dishes can vary depending on the type of squash or potato used and the add-ins included in the dish.  Consider adding one or more of the following:  onions, carrots, celery, peppers, lean meats, tomatoes, and beans or peas.             Carefully think about whether you want the preparation to run on the sweet, savory, or salty side, and season accordingly.  To stay on the healthy “wagon”, use caution when adding sugar or salt.  Let natu…

GHWCC Member Restaurant Spotlight: Bella Compagnia

Upscale Catering and Personal Chef Service, LLC ABOUT Beatrice Keller is an internationally trained Chef from Switzerland and the owner of Bella Compagnia, an upscale catering  & personal chef service company specializing in intimate fine dining. She has been preparing gourmet cuisine for over 30 years. IN A NUTSHELL
Bella Compagnia is an upscale Catering and Personal Chef Service.  We bring the luxury and service of a fine dining restaurant to the privacy and comfort of your home. We deliver you the ultimate personalized experience.

MENU JUST FOR YOU We design a menu just for your special event
from 2 - 200 guests
It’s a unique way to put on a truly personal private dinner with your loved ones and friends on your terms with little effort.Let the chef do the shopping,preparing, cooking, serving and clean up your kitchen so you can relax and enjoy your guests and be the perfect host.It’s more fun to share good fo…

10 Tips for Better Summer Skin

By Darra McMullen, Women’s Health Network Writer/Researcher

With summer upon us, we begin to take a more relaxed, carefree attitude toward life, and we begin thinking thoughts of various outdoor activities to pursue. Relaxation, vacations, and family fun are very important aspects of life, but let’s not forget to protect our skin while we kick back and play.

Tip #1:Be sure to drink plenty of plain water.  Our skins look best and are at their healthiest when well hydrated.  Always offset the consumption of skin drying substances, such as caffeine, certain prescription drugs, or excess sodium or sugar with some extra water.  Your skin (and body in general) will thank you.
Tip #2:Wear sunscreen to prevent the possibility of sunburn (in susceptible people) and to prevent sun damage to the skin (in anyone). The more regularly you use sunscreens, the lower your risk of skin cancers as well.
Tip #3:Use moisturizers and other cosmetic products with shorter and more recognizable ingredient lists. 

SPARK, Igniting Young Leaders Launch Event

The Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce hosted the SPARK, Igniting Young Leaders launch event at Brooklyn Athletic Club. Over 45 young leaders from different industries in Houston attended the launch event that featured lite bites, drinks, and Bocce ball games. Samieka Goodwin, CenterPoint Energy and Shay Bolton, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank chaired the exciting event.

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Are you a young professional and want to get involved? Contact us at 
or call 713-782-3777.

GHWCC Annual Conference Speaker Wins Europe's First Breakthrough Trade Award

Jurga Zilinskiené, CEO of Today Translations Ltd. and recently a featured presenter on the Corporate Council for Women in Commercepanel of the 2015 Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce No Limits: Greater Houston Conference for Women, has been presented with one of the two first-ever ‘Make Europe Work!®‘ business awards from the COBCOE.

Ms. Zilinskiené brought a delegation of leading business women from the UK to Texas and attended the Chamber’s seventh annual conference. She used the full day event as an opportunity to make additional contacts with GHWCC Board members, attending Houston-area women business leaders, and other conference presenters. With active support from the GHWCC, she is now working to establish Britain’s first Corporate Council for Women in Commerce, which will unite and connect women across Europe and beyond, with a mission to grow GDP.

According to Ms. Zilinskiené, “Receiving the COBCOE award is recognition of what our company has achieved and is an honor o…

GHWCC Member Restaurant Spotlight: Smith and Wollensky

Smith & Wollensky
About Smith & WollenskySituated in Houston’s affluent Highland Village, our traditional green-and-white steakhouse is more than a neighborhood icon, but one of the most desirable destinations in the Houston social scene. Seating up to 350 guests, indoors or on our outdoor patio is a perfect complement to the upscale shopping retail district, it’s the ultimate atmosphere for luxury dining and drinking.
Visit for more information.
Dine with Smith & Wollensky·4007 Westheimer       Highland Village     Houston, TX 77027
·Mon-Wed: 11:30 AM – 11 PM
Thur-Sat:11:30 AM – 1 AM
Sun: 11:30 AM – 10 PM
·Complimentary valet parking

Make a Year-Round Commitment to May’s Emphasis on Women’s Health

By Darra McMullen, Women’s Health Network Writer/Researcher

Because the month of May features the Women’s Health Week national observance, this month would seem to be the perfect opportunity to contemplate women’s health issues that we should be cognizant of all year.
To begin, let’s think for a moment about the frequently heard admonishment of “Know your numbers.”  The idea behind the statement is a sound one, but what exactly does it mean? Generally, the cautionary quip refers to being aware of your readings for blood pressure, cholesterol, weight, and blood sugar, and additionally, the statement encourages us to go have those items measured at a doctor’s office if we have not done so recently.Certainly, evaluating these critical aspects of health is very important to do and taking any needed corrective action for health improvement on these measures is advisable, but our need to “know our numbers” doesn’t end there.  A variety of other crucial health issues can’t be evaluated at al…