<h1>A Wellness in West Virginia weekend event to promote mindful living, set for Sept. 20 - Oct. 1, will be held at the stunning new student center building at the heart of the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM) campus in Lewisburg.<\/h1>\r\nThe first ever three-day workshop is for all who desire to achieve more with their health, reset their mindset, or simply switch to a healthy path. Staying attuned and understanding how your body works is the point of Wellness in West Virginia.\r\n\r\nWe may think mindful living is easier said than done, but to Wellness leader and organizer Erica Bell, it\u2019s as simple as paying attention to what you\u2019re feeling at any given time. \u201cYour choices matter and are okay,\u201d she said. \u201cJust notice and pay attention to how you feel.\u201d\r\n\r\nThe Wellness event is designed to encourage participants to \u201cimagine creating a world in which the vast majority of us live with wellness,\u201d said Bell. \u201cLearning mindfulness is the first step in a process of gradual awareness of your habits, good and bad, throughout your daily life.\u201d\r\n\r\nThe event schedule is mindfully crafted, as well. \u201cNothing is rushed,\u201d said Bell. Participants will learn what\u2019s right for them individually, and explore how to reset their health holistically. There will also be many opportunities for engaging in networking, learning sessions and constructive conversations.\r\n\r\nThe schedule begins with an opening reception on Friday afternoon, Sept. 29, at 6 p.m., following a 4 p.m. check-in. At the reception, participants can sample healthy appetizers and a smoothie bar. A keynote speaker, to be announced, will raise the energy for what participants are about to experience\u00a0 throughout the weekend, and introduce the presenters - or\u00a0 future mentors - who will prepare participants for what is yet to come. Lastly, the amazing Adam DeGraff and Morgan Weidinger will delight, energize and inspire all with a musical performance.\r\n\r\nThe next two days will begin early with a choice of movement activities to suit everyone\u2019s taste for exercise - yoga, Pilates or an open air jog or run. A generous time allotment is built into the schedule to allow participants to enjoy their meals at any of the many downtown Lewisburg restaurants. \u201cThere will be plenty of time to do all the things you came to do,\u201d said Bell.\r\n\r\nThroughout the next two days, participants can choose sessions to attend, offered by a wide field of wellness leaders who will inspire and guide each participant to create wellness in their own life. Each session promises to be an environment for exchanging knowledge, mutual support and synergistic collaboration.\r\n\r\nSpeakers and sessions leaders include Bell, P90X Live instructor; Gina Rieg, nutritional therapy practitioner; Kacie Argabright, licensed aesthetician; Gus Saldana, Eastern Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture; Quincy Gray McMichael, owner @Vernal Vibe Rise; Erika Laurenson, professional counselor; Tim Pence, chiropractor; Adam DeGraff, sustainable living musician; Cari Cohen, spiritual healer and massage therapist; and Andrea Karrs, Barre and Pilates instructor.\r\n\r\nBell is an energetic and intense person who takes on creative endeavors with fervor. These days, her primary commitment is to help others learn how to activate their own individual mindfulness. She is passionate about spreading \u201cwellness\u201d across the community, the state, and, for that matter, across the globe. \u201cIf we commit to working together, each doing our part to help spread wellness, we can build the world we imagine,\u201d she said.\r\n\r\nFor more information about the Wellness in West Virginia workshop, visit www.wellnessinwv.com.