Heather and Patrick Rurka to speak on growing healthy loving relationships at Rimbey’s women’s conference. Treena Mielke Photo

Keynote speakers at Rimbey Women’s Conference founders of PHASCO Health

Rimbey Women’s Conference coming next month

A well-known Rimbey couple whose health and wellness program focuses on helping participants find their own path to peace, happiness and abundance in all areas of their life will be the keynote speakers at Rimbey’s 33rd annual women’s conference.

Patrick and Heather Rurka will speak on Growing Healthy Loving Relationships.

The founders of PHASCO Health, and previous owners of Rimbey Value Drug Mart, the Rurkas, both of whom are pharmacists, have studied the field of emotional health and wellness extensively and are happy to share their knowledge and training with others.

Married for 21-years, and parents to two teenage boys, the couple share a passion for helping others become empowered and achieve their goals.

They say growing healthy loving relationships is a choice that requires couples take the time to understand each other, learn to communicate, become aware of their partner’s triggers as well as their own and being cognizant of timing when discussing important issues.

“Love is a verb,” said Patrick Rurka. “It’s an action,” he added, noting that in a relationship people often see the person they fell in love with through a different set of glasses after they have been together for some time.

The six important ingredients to a loving healthy relationship are connection, significance, purpose, safety, variety and love.

The top five things needed to improve a relationship are communication, a smile, a hug, give thanks and think before you react.

PHASCO Health (peace, happiness, abundance, significance, connection and open heartedness) Growing Your Best You, is a 12-week program focusing on the 5A’s, assessing, awareness, acknowledging, action and actualization. It is available locally and also on-line.

The women’s conference entitled Living Loving —Life is to be held Thurs. Feb. 14 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Peter Lougheed Community Centre.

Sessions include ATCO Blue Flame Kitchen (For the love of Chocolate), Maxine Spence (Three Stories for Navigating Change) Panel Discussion (Because I Love You) an information session for current financial and estate planning. Other sessions include Dwight Arthur (Tips & Tricks of Smart Phone Photography), Kori Hart, Fluid Art Painting (Hands on/Take Home) and Dr. Nicole Fox (Health/Wellness/Fitness.

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