January 3, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Pogacha Restaurant, 120 NW Gilman Blvd, Issaquah, WA, 98027

Learning to Surf in the Storms

How have you weathered the storms in your life? Have you found ways to navigate through the rough waves when they hit or are those waves taking you out to sea? One woman who has had experiences with that and more from her famous upbringing and personal struggles will be sharing her story and successful tips for our first luncheon of 2019. We are thrilled to have Cherry Boone O’Neill come and speak on “Learning to Surf in the Storms” focusing on 3 powerful take-away’s:

  1. The importance of “Becoming”
  2. The value of Resilience
  3. It’s never too late to be your best self

Cherry Boone O’Neill

Cherry OCherry Boone O’Neill was the eldest daughter born to singer and entertainer, Pat Boone, and his wife, Shirley, daughter of country western singer, Red Foley. She grew up in an entertainment family which later became an entertain-ING family, The Pat Boone Family.

However, underneath the smiles and songs, Cherry was struggling with the very serious eating disorders, anorexia and bulimia, before most people even knew what they were. She battled these conditions for ten years, and with the help of her family, her husband, Dan O’Neill, and a psychiatrist who had been ahead of the curve in treating anorexia, she was able to overcome them and was the first person to write a very personal account of battling with and overcoming these deadly disorders.

After her battle with eating disorders, Cherry was told she might never have children due to the ravages inflicted on her body, but Cherry has raised five children here in Washington State. In raising her children, she encountered her own inherited genetic tendency towards depression, which she has been successfully treating for the past 35 years. She also learned about ADD/ADHD, as three of her children were diagnosed with the condition, learning differences, mood disorders, which have affected every member of her family, substance abuse and addiction in two if her children, and has dealt with her husband’s depression and PTSD, as well as suicidal ideation and attempts made by two members of her family.

Cherry has always believed in taking the proverbial lemons life hands you and making the best possible lemonade to share with others. She shared her battle with eating disorders in order to share her story of victory with the world through her book, Starving for Attention.

Cherry continues to develop as a person, a mother and now a grandmother of two granddaughters, pursuing her passions, continuing to assist others through some of the struggles she has overcome, and in embracing new adventures as often as possible!

Read Cherry’s Full Bio

Life will always throw us storms, how we weather them is key for our personal and professional success. Bring your girlfriends and come join us for a fabulous luncheon, meet new friends, deepen connections, and leave elevated and ready to ride above the storms in your life. Register for space here:

Bookings are closed for this event.