South Coast Tai Chi exponent Jen Binney has turned her hand to writing in a project that will help raise funds for cystic fibrosis research.
Jen, who operates All About Attitude, launched her book at a Victor Harbor lunch.
Jen is a foundation member of the Women in Business Regional Network.
She paid tribute to the network as paving the way for her book Everyday Reflections as it came to fruition after meeting fellow member Rommie Corso of Hardshell Publishing at a network function in Victor Harbor last year.
“I came home excited that this opportunity had opened up locally,” she recalls.
“Rommie’s warmth and interest in helping ideas grow resonated with me, so we met to talk about a project I wanted to bring to life.
“One year later Everyday Reflections is my first published book, I am thrilled with it.
“This is one way to connect people back with nature and themselves, words and pictures that come from my own experiences and have helped me to relax and find moments of stillness in a chaotic world.”
The book has been published under Jen’s birth name of Shephard.
It features poems by Jen and most of the photographs have been taken by her husband.
Jen chose to assist Cure 4 Cystic Fibrosis as her nephew suffers from the illness. And $2 from each copy sold goes to the charity.
Everyday Reflections by Jen Shephard can be purchased at Coomunga House and the Book Stop in Victor Harbor, South Seas in Port Elliot, Cittaslow Corner Goolwa and the Book Keeper in Strathalbyn.
Also at the latest network meeting another member, Gloria Parkin from Hamper Warehouse, gave a very informative presentation on how to develop a quality business plan, and its importance when coming to sell a business.
The network also extended a warm welcome back to another member who launched her book earlier this year, Stephanie Altus. Stephanie has just returned from walking the Camino Trail from France to Spain to raise funds for the Blackdog Institute. Members are planning to hold a fundraising function to further help the cause in early 2019.
Picture: Author Jen Binney was thrilled with the assistance given to her by Rommie Corso of Hardshell Publishing so she could publish her first book Everyday Reflections.