Photo Slideshow: High Hopes In High Heels, Tampa

Keeping your balance in juggling work, family and community is a modern woman's constant challenge.

No one knows that better than Rachel J. Coleman and Jessica Grimsley, co-founders of High Hopes in High Heels, a personal and professional networking group in Tampa that manages to give equal weight to networking, philanthropy and fun.

The group's mission is to help provide support to members in order to make a difference in their communities through charitable work while providing opportunities to share, inspire and grow personally as well as professionally.

A calendar on the group's website shows monthly events featuring organized volunteer work and self-nourishment classes. Upcoming events include helping out at a Special Olympics swim meet, planning a fun party at the Children's Home, participating in the fall festival at Kids Charity of Tampa Bay and volunteering at Kids And Canines annual Paws For A Cause. Self-nourishment classes offer lessons in beauty tips, cooking, inspirational books and breast cancer awareness.

Speaker and author Sherry Sexton, recently spoke to a small gathering of HHIHH members at The Grape to discuss Me Time & De-stressing. Sexton discussed breathing exercises, going to a movie solo, meditation and singing among other things as a way to cope with stress.

Take a peek at the High Hopes in High Heels Me Time & De-stressing gathering in this photo slideshow by 83 Degrees Managing Photographer Julie Busch Branaman. Comments? Contact 83 Degrees.

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Diane Egner is the publisher and managing editor at 83 Degrees Media in the Tampa Bay region of Florida. 
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