Us Weekly Editorial Representative Nikki Walter-Nemickas Covers 4th Annual The Wellness Experience Festival with Jewel – Times Square Chronicles
Nikki Walter-Nemickas is a health, nutrition, fitness and wellness expert whose inspirational motto of being fit and healthy eating has earned her the coveted place as Us weekly Editorial representative for The Wellness Experience by Kroger, co-founded by singer-songwriter Jewel.
The well-being experience by Kroger is an event in Cincinnati, Ohio and is a multi-day festival. Us Weekly hosted the launch party for the 4e The annual wellness experience with the Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Jewel last weekend.
Welcome entry to the Inspiration Lounge, sponsored by American Greetings, greeted guests with giant greeting cards, where attendees could share a message with area healthcare workers. Several sponsors and guests including Fred Manchur- CEO Kettering Health, and Matt James- The single person appreciated the welcome.
Jewel in his welcome thanking Trevor Drinkwater – Inclusion Companies as she explained, “I wanted to start a festival to help educate others about good eating and teach others to stand up for themselves. I wanted to help others by teaching them that good mental and emotional hygiene was an option, which put me on a life mission to learn these skills. I never used my fame to get a table in a restaurant. I have used it to contact experts in the fields of medicine, nutrition and mental health to learn how to defend myself better. I often say that Misery is an equal opportunist. It doesn’t matter what race, color or creed you are, or if you are the CEO of a very successful business. You can be extremely famous and rich, be poor, if you weren’t raised in a healthy system, no matter what your socio-economic background, once it collapses you need a new tool to to be educated. It takes education, and unfortunately education makes money. Happiness can be an elite; I find that absolutely unacceptable. -Jewel
The evenings ended with music.
Saturday morning, the Women of Wellbeing Brunch Panel – Women Founders Brunch led by Jewel, Colleen Lindholz – President Kroger, Amy Nelson – President Saksworks, Morgan Angelique Owens, Lucrecer – Soul Sista Plants encouraging women by discussing their experiences , obstacles and achievements, losses and gains as they strive to improve accessibility to work for all women in today’s workplace. Discussions focused on women in the workplace.
After the brunch, the Food Is Medicine scene kicked off with a presentation of Chia Pudding with a dietitian Abbott, inviting spectators to listen to the demonstration.
That afternoon, a meditation tent, the Ecstatic Dance Cincinnati group, used the space for their individual expression and creative free movement.
|The festival allowed spectators to collect organic healthy food samples, some training in fitness sessions in 90-degree weather. Others were collecting cosmetics and samples near the DOVE stage.
The amazing products were Wayfare Health Foods, Beanefits, and Greenhouse Foods. Wayfare Health Foods based in Bozeman, MT. The creator having a family with many digestive issues and food allergies decided to create delicious dairy-free alternatives using plant-based products. Expect delicious nacho cheeses, sour cream, puddings, and dip.
CEO of Beanefits Snacks – Dan Costello. As the former executive of Frito-Lay, Nestlé Waters and Sweet Leaf Tea, Dan knows exactly what people are looking for, especially in a low glycemic chip for diabetics. Flavors include a hint of lime, real cheese, white cheddar, hot pepper and nacho cheese.
Greenhouse foods: Plant-based and gluten-free DONUTS! The owners were created by two passionate bakers Ryan Brothers and Hissan who developed a laid back vibe at their stand with a lot of energy and enthusiasm, but wow they created a DELCIOUS three mini donuts! 100% vegetable, 10 grams of protein, 8 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of sugar.
|The animation of the festival ended with Willie Jones and RayeLynn.
The festival is the heart and soul of giving back, educating and providing everyone with the tools they need to create a fulfilling life, no matter what the situation. This celebrity flagship event not only sets the bar for wellness, nutrition, health and mental health, but it shows at the end of the day if we aren’t using our gifts to help uplift, inspiring, connecting and giving hope, fame, influence and fortune mean nothing without helping others to rise up. By taking the time to smile, recognize, listen to or introduce someone to someone who could help another, you are setting an example for someone of inspiration, giving someone the tools to he needs to create the life he dreams of.