Feel Good Day!

Feel Good Day has been designed with your uniqueness in mind, customize your own personal agenda, and make it a day to remember.

October 5, 2019
San Antonio, Texas

Featured Guests

Erika Prosper Nirenberg

Erika Prosper Nirenberg

The OutStander Award Ambassador
Erika Prosper Nirenberg

Erika Prosper Nirenberg

The OutStander Award Ambassador

Growing up as a migrant in the Rio Grande Valley, Erika now holds a Master’s in Communication from the University of Pennsylvania Annenberg School, and a B.A. in Plan II Liberal Arts and a second Bachelor’s of Science in Advertising from the University of Texas at Austin. She is employed as an executive at H-E-B’s headquarters.

Erika was the 2018 Chairwoman of the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, having served on its Executive Board for 6 years. She is also a member of the H-E-B Corporate Diversity Leadership Council and various workplace Task forces. A former board member of Say Si Youth Arts, she now sits on the Girls Scouts of Southwest Texas Board, the SA Economic Development Foundation board, the Latina Power Network board and is part of the advisory Board for iempower. In 2018 she was honored as a Leadership Texas Luminary Woman, having been a Leadership Texas 2015 graduate and in 2017 was given the Rising Star Award by the SA Women’s Chamber of Commerce. In 2016, she received the prestigious H-E-B’s David Ashworth Community Service Award and has received the Corporate Diversity Excellence Award for 2015 and 2016. Her proudest honor, however, was receiving the 2010 Association of Migrant Educators of Texas’ Migrant Alumni Award.

As a co-founder and 2015/2016 Chair of the Latina Leadership Institute, much of Erika’s passion revolves around efforts to help improve the quality of life among underserved populations through girls & women empowerment, entrepreneurship education and literacy. She has led the creation of multiple education and economic development white papers, as well as an internationally available, bilingual workbook aimed at helping elementary school-aged children develop entrepreneurial mindsets. Erika and her husband, San Antonio Mayor, Ron Nirenberg, have one son, Jonah.

Melody Thomas Scott

Melody Thomas Scott

Feel Good Day Host
Melody Thomas Scott

Melody Thomas Scott

Feel Good Day Host

Melody Thomas Scott, who stars as Nikki Newman on “THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS,” celebrates 40 years in the role, having joined the cast in February 1979.

Scott’s character has matured from the girl from the wrong side of the tracks to the serial’s luminous and resourceful leading lady. After garnering a Daytime Emmy nomination for “Outstanding Lead Actress” in 1999, she went on to win in the same category for the Soap Opera Digest Award in 2001. She also received four Soap Opera Update Awards for “Outstanding Lead Actress” (1992, 1993, 1995 and 1996).

Scott began her career at age three under the tutelage of renowned coach Ethel Meglin, who launched the careers of Shirley Temple and Judy Garland. She studied singing, tap dancing, ballet and jazz and became one of the world-famous “Meglin Kiddies,” performing in USO shows as she started booking national commercials and guest spots on such series as “Wagon Train,” “My Three Sons,” “Ironside” and a recurring role on “The Waltons.”

She made her motion picture debut at age eight when she was cast by Alfred Hitchcock as the young Tippi Hedren in the thriller “Marnie.” At 13, she co-starred with Clint Eastwood and Geraldine Page in “The Beguiled.” While still a teenager, she played ingénue roles opposite such stars as John Wayne in “The Shootist,” again with Clint Eastwood in “Dirty Harry,” in “Posse,” opposite Kirk Douglas, who also directed her, and in Brian DePalma’s “The Fury.” Scott’s other film appearances include roles in “The Car” and “Piranha.”

Scott starred in “The Paradise Virus” in February 2003, adding to her numerous television credits which include the miniseries “Studs Lonigan” and “Moviola: The Scarlett O’Hara War” and the telefilm “Secrets.” Scott guest starred in television series including “Charlie’s Angels,” “Hotel” and “The Rockford Files,” and appeared as herself on such series as “The Nanny,” “Diagnosis: Murder” and “The King of Queens.” She was also the subject of Lifetime Television’s “Intimate Portrait.”

On stage, Scott starred in the critically acclaimed Los Angeles productions of “The Vagina Monologues,” Jane Martin’s “Talking With…” and “Love Letters.” A Los Angeles native, she attended the University of Southern California as a piano major.

As a life-long fan of “I Love Lucy,” Scott served as a founding member of the Board of Directors for the Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Center in Jamestown, N.Y., which is committed to preserving the legacy of the great comedienne. Scott spearheaded a national awareness and informational campaign for Interstitial Cystitis, a bladder condition, which she was afflicted with in 1999 but from which she is pain-free today.

Married since 1985 to Edward Scott, the couple has three daughters, Jennifer, Alexandra and Elizabeth, and five grandchildren. In 2005, Melody and Edward celebrated their 20th anniversary with an “Entertainment Tonight -Celebrity Weddings Unveiled” special that won its timeslot.

Her birthday is April 18. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter: @MelodyThomasSco

Mariachi Las Coronelas

Mariachi Las Coronelas

Mariachi Las Coronelas

Mariachi Las Coronelas

Las Coronelas, directed by Vanessa Del Fierro, have performed for numerous festivals throughout the US, Mexico and Canada. Performances include The Texas Film Hall of Fame Awards for Film Director Robert Rodriguez, Machete Kills Movie wrap party, SXSW, Actor Will Farrell's Funny or Die Comedy & Music Show, The Santa Fe Opera, Houston Stock Show and Rodeo, for Actor Pierce Brosnan and most recently on the Jimmy Kimmel Show. The talented ladies also performed for The Nucleus Collisions World Conference for 300 of the brightest minds in the world.

Robyn Carr

Robyn Carr

New York Times bestselling author
Robyn Carr

Robyn Carr

New York Times bestselling author

#1 New York Times bestselling author ROBYN CARR has sold over 27 million copies of her novels around the world. The author of over 45 books, including 11 #1 New York Times bestsellers, Robyn is known for her emotional, uplifting novels that capture the challenge women face with heart and optimism. Robyn's beloved Virgin River series comes to Netflix in the fall of 2019.

Brenda Jackso

Brenda Jackson

New York Times bestselling author
Brenda Jackso

Brenda Jackson

New York Times bestselling author

New York Times bestselling author and trailblazer BRENDA JACKSON is the author of more than one hundred romance titles. Her fans know that her name on the cover promises passionate characters, high drama and unexpected twists and turns. Brenda lives in Jacksonville, Florida, and divides her time between family, writing and traveling.

Susan Mallery

Susan Mallery

New York Times bestselling author
Susan Mallery

Susan Mallery

New York Times bestselling author

SUSAN MALLERY is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of novels about the relationships that define women's lives—family, friendship, romance. Library Journal says, “Mallery is the master of blending emotionally believable characters in realistic situations," and readers seem to agree—40 million copies of her books have sold worldwide. Her warm, humorous stories make the world a happier place to live.

Featured workshops

During your Feel Good Day experience you will have the opportunity to participate in your choice of three of the below featured workshops. Each has been crafted to align with the Feel Good Sciences to further promote your journey to the happiest, healthiest, most fulfilled life. These workshops offer a new challenge, a fresh outlook, and a community of women who share your zest for life.

FEEL GOOD, Share Gratitude

Gratitude Postcard Workshop

It’s not happiness that brings us gratitude. It’s gratitude that brings us happiness. The everyday people and experiences we fill our lives with have a profound impact on our overall quality of life. This workshop is designed to give you the time, space and creative outlets to pause and reflect on those people in your life who lift you in times of need and bring you joy. Put pen to paper, express your gratitude in your own words and mail off that acknowledgment to your own personal superhero.

FEEL GOOD, Have Fun

Groove Movement Workshop

Heather Winia
Facilitated by Heather Winia
Heather Winia
Heather Winia

Heather Winia is a Master Trainer and Educator for The World GROOVE Movement, adjunct professor at Grand Valley State University, owner and creative director of Positive Vibes and is a featured facilitator on the BODY GROOVE Fit and Strong DVD’s series! She brings with her 27 years of experience in the health and fitness industry and 10 years of sharing holistic health workshops at fitness conferences and wellness retreats. She aims to INSPIRE the WORLD to DANCE, LIVE truthfully and authentically while spreading POSITIVE VIBES in all she does!

This Groove Movement workshop is a simple, fun and a dynamic movement experience for every BODY! If you can move, you can Groove! Enjoy easy movements and rhythms united in a group experience while exploring your own unique expression and creativity to diverse music from around the world. It’s so much fun, you won’t realize how much you’re actually exercising. Each Groove experience ends with a practice in stillness and silence, leaving you feeling relaxed, restored and energized for the rest of your day.

FEEL GOOD, Get Inspired

Author Hosted

Terri Wright
Facilitated by Terri Wright
Terri Wright
Terri Wright

Terri Wright is a career auditor, life coach, consultant, mentor, wife, and mother. Nearly 20 years ago, she survived a horrific car crash. She suffered severe head injuries and almost died, but she recovered against all odds. She felt that God left her here for a reason, but struggled for years to find her purpose.

Terri settled into a successful career, but after many years felt stuck in a rut with her corporate job. She knew she was intended to do more! Many years later, she had another life-altering health scare. The head injuries she suffered in the crash had resulted in two brain aneurysms. After two brain surgeries and a very difficult recovery, Terri decided to start living with intention and find where she was supposed to be.

Now, Terri wants to help others realize their potential and live their purpose, whatever that purpose may be. Terri is on a mission to help women find their hidden gem and identify their strength, so they can start being a light in this world.

You are the author, and the heroine, of your own story. Everything you experience, overcome and celebrate contributes to a powerful and inspiring narrative that shapes you into the person you are today and who you want to be. Get up close and personal with New York Times bestselling authors Robyn Carr, Brenda Jackson and Susan Mallery, who share what their books, which at heart are feel-good stories, have meant to them, how their passions have allowed them to give back and how they achieved creative and personal success. They will guide you in a reflective workshop that will have you leaving inspired, with ideas on how to invest in your passions.

FEEL GOOD, Plant Roots

Nature Workshop

Experience the calming effect of nature. Come get your hands dirty, plant some roots and build a beautiful takeaway that will serve as a lasting reminder of your Feel Good experience. These low-maintenance, self contained mini- gardens are perfect for green thumbs, and brown thumbs alike. You choose the unique plants, the rocks, and decorative items, and craft a garden that fits perfectly in your favorite spot at work, or home.

FEEL GOOD, Dream Big

Vision Boarding Workshop

Dawn Thurmond
Facilitated by Dawn Thurmond
Dawn Thurmond
Dawn Thurmond

Dawn Thurmond is a momma with moxie! Her mission in life is to be a happiness creator and joy finder for organizations and people, especially women. As a Certified Laughter Coach, Dawn has spent the last 10 years working with groups and individuals to help reduce stress in their lives and more importantly, find joy in everyday life. No one else is better at leading people down this path than Dawn. She knows a thing or two about stress AND living life with intention! For 17 years she was a single mom to a kiddo with significant special needs. With a strong vision, Dawn evolved from being a single mom on food stamps, to a successful business leader and advocate. Her best lessons for audiences are about adjusting your perspective and living life with intention and hope.

We become what we dream. Each attendee will be given the tools and resources necessary to build a vision board, which is a powerful visualization tool that will act as a daily reminder of your personal hopes, dreams and aspirations. You can add and remove as time goes on, and as your vision evolves. Now is the time to pause, reflect and put scissors to paper, pin to board and bring those beautiful hopes and dreams to the forefront.

FEEL GOOD, Get Creative

Cooking Demonstration & Tasting

The Culinary Institute of America
Facilitated by The Culinary Institute of America
The Culinary Institute of America
The Culinary Institute of America

Founded in 1946, The Culinary Institute of America is the world’s premier culinary college. Dedicated to developing leaders in foodservice and hospitality, the independent, not-for-profit CIA offers master’s, bachelor’s, and associate degrees with majors in culinary arts, baking & pastry arts, food business management, hospitality management, culinary science, and applied food studies. The college also offers executive education, certificate programs, and courses for professionals and enthusiasts. Its conferences, leadership initiatives, and consulting services have made the CIA the think tank of the food industry and its worldwide network of more than 50,000 alumni includes innovators in every area of the food world. The CIA has locations in New York, California, Texas, and Singapore.

Experimenting with flavors and getting creative in the kitchen is a great way to boost happiness and expand your palate for life. If you enjoy exploring new cuisines, and want to expand your culinary repertoire, this workshop with The Culinary Institute of America is for you. The featured chef will walk you through a delicious creation, you'll have a chance to taste it for yourself, and take home the recipe to recreate in your own kitchen.

The Day at a Glance

Time Activity
9:30-10:15 a.m. Registration & Welcome Beverage
10:30-10:50 a.m. Host Welcome on Feel Good Main Stage
10:50-11 a.m. Group Energizer
11-11:30 a.m. Feel Good Panel Moderated by Host
11:45-1 p.m. Lunch #1 & Workshop #1
1-1:45 p.m. Lunch #2 & Workshop #1
2-2:15 p.m. Group Energizer
2:15-3:15 p.m. Workshop #2
3:30-4:30 p.m. Workshop #3
4:45-5:30 p.m. The OutStander Award Presentation
5:30-5:45 p.m. Feel Good Day Performance/Speaker
5:45-6 p.m. Feel Good Day Closing
6-7 p.m. Feel Good, Fill Your Cup:
Cocktail Reception
**additional ticket required
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FEEL GOOD, Give Back

Charitable Commitment

We believe in the power of community, and we know San Antonio does, too. Communities support each other in times of struggle, provide for each other in times of need and invest in each other in times of opportunity. What makes Feel Good Day special is that it focuses on giving back to the community. Our goal is to support and contribute to a variety of important initiatives in the San Antonio community.

Benefitting initiatives:

  • Soliders’ Angels will be benefiting from the collection of non-perishable food items to support the veteran program.
  • Women of Valor Blessing Boxes will be prepared to support the women and caretakers of San Antonio’s wounded, ill, and injured service members.

THE HARLEQUIN FEEL GOOD ZONE

Sometimes we feel our best when we can step away from the energy of the day and have a moment to ourselves. We know this all too well, which is why we’ve created the Harlequin Feel Good Zone, a cozy nook available all day long to allow you to pause and recharge among the exciting, energetic programming.

FEEL GOOD, Fill Your Cup

Cocktail Reception

After a day of fill-your-cup programming, we invite you to join us for a literal cup-filling exercise. This evening cocktail reception is your opportunity to solidify connections you’ve made throughout the day, mix and mingle with the Feel Good Day host, authors and facilitators and enjoy a delicious beverage and passed appetizers. Add the cocktail reception to your ticket for $35.

The Venue

Omni La Mansión del Rio RiverWalk
112 College St, San Antonio, TX
1-800-THE-OMNI (843- 6664)
If you choose to make it a weekend celebration by staying at the venue, use code ‘Feel Good Day’ for a preferred group rate. (Based on availability)

Parking

Limited Valet Parking available at the venue for $35/day.
Adjacent Parking Lot: Houston Street Garage
240 E Houston St, San Antonio, TX