112 responses

  1. Casey @ Pocket Full of Sunshine
    August 22, 2011

    Loved reading all the recaps and it looked like this conference completely rocked Meghann. πŸ™‚ Fantastic job!

  2. Jen @ Jen is Green
    August 22, 2011

    you did an awesome job! i had such a great time! πŸ™‚
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  3. Susan
    August 22, 2011

    Job incredibly well done, Meghann! : )

  4. Callie @ The Wannabe Athlete
    August 22, 2011

    I’m here to help, friend! Seriously, I’d love to work with you on it next year. And you did a great job this year as always!
    Callie @ The Wannabe Athlete recently posted..A Fresh Start

  5. Lisa
    August 22, 2011

    I have never planned a conference all by my lonesome, but I have planned a conference in a group–and even that is HARD, as you said. Mad kudos to you, Meghann. HLS 2011 looked amazing, and I am jealous I couldn’t go. πŸ™‚
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  6. Valerie @ City|Life|Eats
    August 22, 2011

    Hi Meghann, I wanted to say you did a fantastic job in planning the event. I enjoyed every minute of it. I also wanted to say I am sorry I forgot to pick up my nametag after you found it – I just got so distracted talking to bloggers. That said, I so appreciated your making sure to tell you had found it. You were very much on top of every detail and did a fantastic job. Congratulations πŸ™‚
    Valerie @ City|Life|Eats recently posted..Week in Review, HLS Edition

  7. Katy (The Singing Runner)
    August 22, 2011

    Meghann, I didn’t really get the chance to tell you in Philly but you did such an amazing job. Seriously, girl! You are a rockstar! I had so much fun and as a newish blogger (a year in October), I felt so welcomed!

    This was my first HLS but I know that it will not be my last! I can not wait until 2012. (Oh, and if you all need help for 2012, hit me up! Seriously!) πŸ™‚
    Katy (The Singing Runner) recently posted..Out With A Bang

  8. Jen Brentano
    August 22, 2011

    How inspiring! Thanks so much for sharing your experiences. I love love love this! I haven’t attended any of the summits but would love too! I’ll keep info in my sites and look forward to hearing more.

    Many blessings!!

  9. Jen
    August 22, 2011

    I am so sad I had to miss this year, but I’ve heard it went SO well. And that’s all because of you. All of your hardwork paid off Meghann, and we are all so appreciative for it πŸ™‚
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  10. alli @ alli learns life
    August 22, 2011

    you did an amazing job!!

  11. Hilary
    August 22, 2011

    Major props to you…YOU (and HLS) rock!!!!!!!!
    Hilary recently posted..HLS: Just the Food

  12. Andrea @ Run, Eat, Date, Sleep
    August 22, 2011

    You’re simply amazing! I seriously don’t know how you do it all. And I mean this when I say it, please let me know if you need help with next year’s event! I would LOVE to help!
    Andrea @ Run, Eat, Date, Sleep recently posted..One Interval at a Time

  13. Caitlin
    August 22, 2011

    Great post πŸ™‚ I still have nightmares about HLS 2010.
    Caitlin recently posted..Walk This Way

    • Heather
      August 22, 2011

      For realz. It makes me itch. I love love love the original email you put in here though. πŸ™‚

  14. Jennifer @ Eat With Knowledge
    August 22, 2011

    Meghann, you did a fantastic job!!!! The HLS was one of the best weekends of my summer. I learned so much and can’t wait to start blogging more!

  15. Morgan @ Life After Bagels
    August 22, 2011

    although I ended up having to sell my ticket (had to be a big girl and prioritize my family’s budget constraints) – I heard it was awesome and so glad that you kept it up, and please don’t stop because I’ll be back eventually … to HLS 2012 and beyond πŸ™‚
    Morgan @ Life After Bagels recently posted..So Let Us Be Loving, Hopeful, And Optimistic

  16. Steph @321delish
    August 22, 2011

    Thanks for sharing this. Though I didn’t go to the summit, I loved reading all of the recaps, and have definitely decided to attend next year. You certainly worked your tail off, and everyone seems to have noticed:-) Great work!

    How about DC next year? I’ll help!
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  17. Heather @ Side of Sneakers
    August 22, 2011

    I loved reading this overview and the history and growth of HLS. You’ve all done an amazing job, and you did an especially great job taking on the daunting task yourself this year. Even if it was stressful and you thought things didn’t go perfectly, no one else had a clue and everything was just fantastic. Now go do something fun and relax and don’t plan anything! πŸ™‚
    Heather @ Side of Sneakers recently posted..Pumpkin Market

  18. Courtney
    August 22, 2011

    Great recap! I’d love to help plan… actually πŸ˜›
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  19. Laura @ Backstage Balance
    August 22, 2011

    As someone who plans marketing for concert events for a living, I can only imagine how complex and laborious it was to put together an event like the Healthy Living Summit. Kudos to you, Meghann!
    I didn’t attend this year (*sniff*) but from all of the recap posts I’ve read, it looks like this year’s was the best HLS to date. Congratulations to another successful year!
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  20. Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife
    August 22, 2011

    WOW–what a very cool, moving post. Sure sounds like you did tons–and it went off almost perfect. NICELY done!!!
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  21. Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat
    August 22, 2011

    WOW, you ladies did an amazing job!!! Sounds like it was a great learning experience for all of you, with tons of successes. I was so sad to have had to miss another HLS this year, but I cannot wait to hear about 2012 because I’m dying to get in on the action. Keep us posted on the date!
    Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat recently posted..Can Fit Pro 2011: The Big Recap

  22. Cait’s Plate
    August 22, 2011

    Congrats on being the ring leader this year! You must feel so proud/accomplished (and exhausted! haha).

  23. Lauren
    August 22, 2011

    You did a great job Meghann! Planning these kinds of events are brutal but so worth it in the end. Thank you for everything!
    Lauren recently posted..My (Brief) Reflection: HLS 2011

  24. Brittany (A Healthy Slice of Life)
    August 22, 2011

    Wow, What a great story. I’ve never heard all the behind the scenes action and am SO impressed with all the hard work you ladies put into the summit. I would have been there this year if I wasn’t 9 months pregnant, but I KNOW I’ll be at next year’s… if there is one?
    On that note, if I can help out in any way with planning or researching for HLS 2012, please let me know. I’d love to be a part of such a fabulous event!
    And might I suggest Charlotte as a location? I’m not partial or anything πŸ˜‰
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  25. clare @ livingspreethegoodlife.wordpress.com
    August 22, 2011

    Wonderful job! Loved reading about it and bummed it missed it.
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  26. Ashley O. @ The Vegetable Life
    August 22, 2011

    Congrats to you and everyone else who put their heart in making this summit a success! All the recaps I have been reading look amazing and I really, really hope I can make it next year!!!
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  27. Emily @ Glitz Glam Granola
    August 22, 2011

    I think you should be so, so proud of what you accomplished! What started small grew into a wonderful conference! I know everyone in the blog world has been talking about it and it is on my must-attend list next year!! I seriously CANNOT wait!!

  28. Kelly
    August 22, 2011

    So thankful for everything you did Meghann, it was a fantastic weekend!!
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  29. Lauren
    August 22, 2011

    Congrats on your success at this year’s event. I really need to make sure I get in on this action next year. May I suggest a West Coast location for 2012? Seattle possibly? We are a very healthy city with lots of great tourist activities and conferences spaces…wink wink.
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  30. Katie G>
    August 22, 2011

    Sad I missed out this year…I REALLY wanted to go, but it was the same weekend as my first triathlon that I have been training for. I hope to make it next year! Looks like you did a GREAT job planning!!!!! Congrats on the success!
    Katie G> recently posted..Triathlon Preparation

  31. Dori
    August 22, 2011

    From everything I’ve heard, you did a fantastic job. I am impressed!!!
    Dori recently posted..Why I Don’t Tell You What I Eat

  32. Jessica @ Sushi and Sit-Ups
    August 22, 2011

    Great job! You should be so proud of yourself for all your hard work. I did not attend, but I can tell from the blog world that it was an amazing time and people are already excited for next year’s. I’d say Mission Accomplished!
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  33. Erica @ For the Sake of Cake
    August 22, 2011

    I read every single word of the post! All of your hard work is very admirable. I really hope to attend HLS next year!
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  34. Mary
    August 22, 2011

    you did an awesome job at planning this year’s summit! I’m so sad I couldn’t make it, I would love to come next year though! If you need help with anything, just shout out, i’d be glad to help! πŸ™‚
    Mary recently posted..Bringing Yoga Back

  35. Amber from Girl with the Red Hair
    August 22, 2011

    Great job Meghann! Looked like an awesome event. I am going to try so hard to go next year (would be AWESOME if you guys came to the west coast πŸ˜‰ )

    I really enjoyed this post. Super interesting to hear how HLS came to be!

  36. Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance
    August 22, 2011

    Wow! What an AWESOME post of all the HLS history that nobody knows about!
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  37. Julie @ Wearing Mascara
    August 22, 2011

    So amazing – congrats on the wonderful accomplishment!
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  38. Michelle @ Crazy*Running*Legs
    August 22, 2011

    Awesome job organizing the Summit! I have loved reading every single recap and I’m green with envy that I couldn’t participate. I hope the success continues for years to come — and that I can join in (and volunteer to help) too!!
    Michelle @ Crazy*Running*Legs recently posted..First Day of School

  39. Lauren @ Team Giles
    August 22, 2011

    Meghann, it looks like you did an amazing job! I’m enjoying reading everyone’s recaps πŸ™‚ including yours!
    Lauren @ Team Giles recently posted..Highlights of Vegas Vacation

  40. Kathleen
    August 22, 2011

    Congrats on all your work. Reading your posts and all of the other blogs made me really wish I had attended!
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  41. Joelle (On A Pink Typewriter)
    August 22, 2011

    I plan events and special projects of a similar fashion to this for a living, so I def understand where you’re coming from here.. way to go lady!
    Joelle (On A Pink Typewriter) recently posted..Wordless weekend

  42. Kelly@foodiefresh
    August 22, 2011

    Meghan, you did a wonderful job planning the HLS summit. It was my first time and I loved every minute of it!
    Kelly@foodiefresh recently posted..HLS – the second half of the day

  43. Heather
    August 22, 2011

    i am so v. proud of you. like, beyond words. because there are no words to describe how awesome you are, how valuable you are to this community and how great the summit was.

    Although, i’m sure you could guess that eventually I will TRY to find the words to describe it all on THS.
    Heather recently posted..Call for HLS Photos

  44. Sara
    August 22, 2011

    So interesting and inspiring to read about the behind the scenes aspects of all three years. You did an amazing job!
    Sara recently posted..I’ve Been To The Summit

  45. Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine
    August 22, 2011

    Everyone involved did an absolutely AMAZING job…especially YOU!! Seriously you rock for putting that all together. The conference was absolutely incredible. I remember talking to Kath at Foodbuzz in November and she said HLS might not happen in 2011, and I was so sad! I’m glad you took the reigns and made sure it not only happened, but was incredible as well πŸ™‚
    Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine recently posted..HLS: The Last Day

  46. Fallon
    August 22, 2011

    From reading everyone’s posts looks like you did a FANTASTIC job! You found a great sponsor, have a great location and a successful turn out at the end of the day. I hope I will be able to attend the 2012 HLS!
    Fallon recently posted..Barefoot Contessa Weeknight Bolognese

  47. Sana
    August 22, 2011

    HLS has come a longg way I am so proud of you and the other ladies for getting things going!
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  48. Erin @ The Grass Skirt
    August 22, 2011

    Thank you so much for all of your hard work, planning, and care. This was my first HLS, and I seriously had the time of my life.
    Erin @ The Grass Skirt recently posted..Healthy Living Summit Highlights (Part I)

  49. Stephanie @ Food and Fitness 4 Real
    August 22, 2011

    First of all, you are a ROCKSTAR for handling this year’s HLS all by yourself. Please know that all of you hard work brought together so many bloggers (most of who were first time HLS attendees) and gave us the chance to make awesome new friendships. While you were busy handling the details (no, we didn’t notice any of the issues you mentioned), we were busy networking, meeting the sponsors & speakers and enjoying all of your hard work.

    No complaints here. My only complaint is that I have to wait another year to go to attend HLS again. Sincere thanks for a great weekend & conference.
    Stephanie @ Food and Fitness 4 Real recently posted..And then it was over – Healthy Living Summit

  50. Shanna, Like Banana
    August 22, 2011

    WOWSA! I can’t even fathom. You did a fabulous job, particularly since you were running solo.

    If you need help next year, I’m in. I’m a professionally trained event planner so I have some experience in this area πŸ˜‰
    Shanna, Like Banana recently posted..HLS Part 2–inspired!

  51. Jenn Sutherland
    August 22, 2011

    Thank YOU, Meghann, for making this the best HLS, EVER! And I’ll be working with Quaker to get this in the budget for next year, and we’ll make the process flow a lot smoother. Thanks for all of your support, and to the community for embracing Quaker with so much love and enthusiasm! (client)
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  52. Lisa (bakebikeblog)
    August 22, 2011

    what a wonderful learning experience! It looks like you guys did a wonderful job!
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  53. Anne P
    August 22, 2011

    What a great reflections post! As one of the few non-organizers who has attended all 3 of the HLS’s, I can say that this year was by FAR my favorite. You did a rocking job, and everything felt very inclusive and fun.

    Thanks for a great weekend!
    Anne P recently posted..Home Again, Home Again!

  54. Amber K
    August 22, 2011

    Wow, I never even stopped to think about how much goes into a conference. You are so amazing!

    I really hope one day I will be able to go to one of these and meet all of the wonderful bloggers I’ve come to adore online. Thanks for all you do!

  55. Bri
    August 22, 2011

    Wow, I am impressed! You should be proud of your hard work! Tackling this solo = the ultimate resume booster πŸ™‚ haha. Congrats!

  56. Hillary
    August 22, 2011

    What an incredible thing to say you were a part of from the beginning.
    Hillary recently posted..Smoothied Out

  57. Dani Eats Veggies
    August 22, 2011

    You did such an amazing, outstanding job! Thanks for planning HLS – I really enjoyed it. It was also great meeting you – now that I think of it, when I ran into you in the hall and introduced myself, i’m sure you were busy and stressed, but you were so sweet, so thanks again πŸ™‚

  58. Laura
    August 22, 2011

    I want to go next year!! This looks so awesome!
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  59. Alaina
    August 22, 2011

    I am so jealous of every person that was able to attend. I definitely want to make it next year!

    And if you need any hotel help, I have connections with a lot of different hotel brands! πŸ™‚
    Alaina recently posted..Sweetness

  60. Kathleen
    August 22, 2011

    You did a fantastic job with everthing for the conference!! It was my first HLS and will not be the last. Everything from the food to the speakers to the social events were so well organized and planned. I had an amazing time and will remember the fun. Keep my info handy because I would love to help out next year! You are inspiring ! Thank you.

  61. Army Amy*
    August 22, 2011

    It’s cool to peek behind the scenes a little! Sounds like it was a lot of work but worth it. I hope you can put your feet up and relax at least for a little while.*
    Army Amy* recently posted..Hiatus

  62. Kath
    August 22, 2011

    Really enjoyed reading the history!!
    Kath recently posted..Speed Clean

  63. Chelsea
    August 22, 2011

    I am a rookie event planner (as in the first wedding I am head coordinator is in less than a month), new blogger, and had never heard of HLS until a few months ago, but I would love to help with this! I want to be a part of this event and the learning experience would be fabulous for me! Let me know what I can do for you next year!!

  64. The Delicate Place
    August 22, 2011

    thanks for all you did! hard work pays off and i had a wonderful first summit! =^.^= -melissa

  65. Natalie @ will jog for food
    August 22, 2011

    You did a great job at planning!! You ROCK πŸ™‚
    Natalie @ will jog for food recently posted..HLS Recap Time!

  66. Marie
    August 22, 2011

    Wow, I wasn’t reading back when the first HLS occurred so it was great reading how it all began. I cannot fathom how much work went into this from everyone, especially you! I have been wanting to attend since reading about it last year and hope it comes near Houston one year. πŸ˜‰ Congrats on all the success! I’ve been reading your blog for awhile now but have never commented; love your blog! πŸ˜‰

  67. Brittany
    August 22, 2011

    You are awesome Meghann! I wasn’t able to go to HLS this year, but i’m SO going next year!
    Brittany recently posted..Rest

  68. Cat @Breakfast to Bed
    August 22, 2011

    ok, this is WAYYY off topic, but that pic of the first HLS? I REALLY love your hair. You look SOOOO FAB with a bob. You look great and beautiful now, but that hair just sets you off. I know you were thinking of donating, so i know you don’t need a reason for cutting your hair,but DAYUM, Gal!
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  69. Ellie@fitforthesoul
    August 22, 2011

    wwowww great job Meg~~you truly have some perseverance and definitely administrative gifts! This would be kind of reaaaallllyyyy hard for me to organize b/c I’m not administrative! haha! But it’s great to see your positive attitude.

  70. Ali @ Ali Runs
    August 22, 2011

    Amazing job Meghann! Congrats on planning such an awesome event. It was very cool to see how the first HLS can to be- now you can sit back and relax. πŸ˜‰
    Ali @ Ali Runs recently posted..A Look at My Training for the Atlantic City Marathon

  71. Dani
    August 22, 2011

    I really liked this post! I think this is my favorite recap yet!

    What kinds of things did you change from HLS 2009 and 10? What was the feedback you got then? It would be interesting to hear how people’s perceptions changed and what specifically was different.

  72. Heather
    August 22, 2011

    THANK YOU THANK YOU! I think you did a pretty awesome job. I felt bad for you as I saw you running around the whole time! I am so thankful that this idea didn’t die out, I think so many people would be devastated! I can promise you won’t have to do it yourself, I am sure many people (myself included) would be more than willing to help in the future! One of the joys of working from home you could say. πŸ™‚ Know that you are very much appreciated for ALL of your behind the scenes work!
    Heather recently posted..Saturday Night Fun in Philly

  73. hillary
    August 22, 2011

    wow! i am inspired just reading about the genesis of HLS (only just recently heard of blogher and was wondering how that related to HLS) and how you ladies were able to create something so in demand–this awesome event that keeps getting bigger and better. thanks for sharing!
    hillary recently posted..22 August 11: Swim-o-Rama

  74. Allie (Live Laugh Eat)
    August 22, 2011

    You did a fabulous job, Meghan! Congrats on a great conference.
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  75. Emily @ Comfortable Home Life
    August 22, 2011

    Love this post! I vote for the Carolinas next year.. πŸ˜‰
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  76. Kristen @ notsodomesticated
    August 22, 2011

    Wow, congratulations on a job well done. I wasn’t there, but from all of the blogs I’ve been reading, it sounds like it was a major success!

    I hope I can attend next year!!
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  77. Maria
    August 22, 2011

    I wasn’t able to attend this year’s HLS, but I can say with certainty that I will be there next year and that I can tell from all the recaps just what a wonderful job you did! Part of my job is planning events, so any help you need for the 2012 event, please let me know!

    Perhaps volunteer committees can be formed?
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  78. Deirdre
    August 22, 2011

    Thank you so much for everything you did. As someone who has attended all 3 Summits, they just keep getting better but one thing remains the same: how happy and connected I feel to everyone that attends.

  79. Kristen @ The Concrete Runner
    August 22, 2011

    Meghann, I wasn’t even there and I know you did a fabulous job! Reading the recaps of everyone’s posts makes me feel totally left out that I couldn’t be there! My mom plans a huge banquet for her company every November and I know the stress she goes through planning that – I can’t even imagine what you have gone through this year and in the past to plan HLS. Your hard work definitely hasn’t gone unnoticed – even from those of us who haven’t attended. I am looking forward to next year’s HLS and hopefully I’ll be attending it also!

  80. Sally Anne @ PaleoRunnerGirl
    August 22, 2011

    Wow! Now that is what I call a job well done! You clearly spent a TON if time planning this momentous event! Now it is time for a big, long NAP! πŸ™‚

  81. Erin @ A Girl & Her Mutt
    August 22, 2011

    I wasn’t able to go this year, but I’ve read plenty of recaps and it sounds like you did an AMAZING job. You should be proud of yourself for getting so much accomplished and creating another great community event!

  82. Theodora
    August 22, 2011

    This was such an interesting post! You should be really proud of yourself for pulling it off–especially after it looked like it might not happen! So good to see you this weekend and congrats again! xoxo
    Theodora recently posted..My Top 5 Healthy Midtown Lunches

  83. Dani
    August 22, 2011

    Oh, was Kath not a part of the original group? When did she get involved? I see the e-mail is only for 5 of you at first

    • Meghann
      August 22, 2011

      She was added in the 4th or 5th e-mail.

  84. Caitlin
    August 22, 2011

    Meghann- cannot thank you enough for all of your hard work. This was my first year at HLS and it was an absolutely amazing experience – you made it such a fun, positive place to be. Thank you!!
    Caitlin recently posted..Marathon Training Week 9: Mixing it Up

  85. RunningOnCoffee
    August 22, 2011

    Congrats on putting together such a big event! I do think it’s difficult for a business to commit to something before they know enough details (i.e. location, date, event size). I’m guessing after you announced some of that for the 2011 HLS more sponsors came forward.

    From my own experience trying to solicit donated goods/services from businesses for college groups as well as organizations I’ve volunteered with post-college, I find that the more information you have for them, the better. At the same time, it IS hard to move forward with planning an event before you have interest from sponsors! Congrats again on what sounds like a very successful third HLS!
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  86. Allison @ Happy Tales
    August 22, 2011

    Girl, i can’t say it enough. I am BEYOND impressed with everything you did this past weekend, and the months planning up to it. You should seriously consider event planning for a career! (or maybe on second though… that might be too stressful? But seriously, you’re a ROCKSTAR!)

  87. Melissa
    August 22, 2011

    It’s awesome to see how far this event has come in only a few short years, what a great post. Congrats on successfully orchestrating HLS 2011 and I look forward to seeing what’s in store for next year πŸ™‚
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  88. Natasha
    August 22, 2011

    I’ve read everyone’s posts regarding this event and I’m so jealous that I was not able to attend this year. I’m going to try my hardest to make it next year. You should be very proud of yourself for making this happen. From everything I’ve read it seems like this year’s Summit was a major success. Congratulations!
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  89. Brittany
    August 23, 2011

    Great job Meghann!! This year was my first HLS and I LOVED it. πŸ™‚
    Brittany recently posted..7 Things – Healthy Living Summit Style

  90. Mariel
    August 23, 2011

    Love this story! I’m sad I couldn’t attend the HLS this year but I’m def going next year, and I LOVE event planning! This is me volunteering to help out already! Can’t wait to take a look at the presentations! Glad you relaxed today, I think you deserved it! πŸ™‚

  91. Khushboo
    August 23, 2011

    Thank you for posting this- loved reading it and I’m sat here with my jaw drop down- you are such an inspiration and not once did your stress come through on the blog throughout planning! I really hope to attend next year, even if it means flying all the way from Mumbai!
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  92. Sophie
    August 23, 2011

    Wow, what a journey! You should be incredibly proud of yourself Meghann! πŸ™‚

  93. Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun
    August 23, 2011

    I got chills reading this. You did so amazing Meghann and I hope you know just how much you are appreciated for every ounce of energy you gave to this effort. Love you!
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  94. Lea @ Healthy Coconut
    August 23, 2011

    I like reading the history of HLS. I always feel like the blogging community is very supportive of each other and having the HLS is a great way to celebrate that.

    I hope that you will consider bringing HLS to the west coast in future years.

    Having plannned my destination wedding, it was a lot of work but also a lot of fun. But planning a conference for 200+ attendees and multiple days…I can only imagine it is so much harder but also gratifying after it is done.
    Lea @ Healthy Coconut recently posted..Meatless Monday: Maple Dijon Baked Tempeh

  95. Joey
    August 23, 2011

    Come to Las Vegas for next year’s summit & I would absolutely love to help in whatever way I can!

  96. Jillian @ sprinkle massacre
    August 23, 2011

    I can’t wait until 2012. I will help if need be – seriously, it was an AMAZING experience that I’m sure everyone wants to continue on for years to come! Great job planning Meghann! We are all so appreciative of your hard work!!
    Jillian @ sprinkle massacre recently posted..Healthy Living Summit – Day 3

  97. Ashley@MyFoodNFitnessDiaries
    August 23, 2011

    Wow, awesome awesome job! I didn’t get to attend HLS, but reading all about it from other bloggers that were there made it sound like it was an incredible weekend. I give you major props for taking this into your own hands! I hope to get to attend next year, so I’m glad there’s a plan of making it happen. πŸ™‚
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  98. Allison
    August 23, 2011
  99. Allison
    August 23, 2011

    This was my first time attending HLS and I have to say you did such an amazing job!!! I was so impressed by the event and had a great time. Thank you, thank you for everything and congratulations!!

  100. Tina
    August 23, 2011

    LOVED this post! πŸ™‚
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  101. Sarah for Real
    August 23, 2011

    Interesting to read the behind-the-scenes action!

    cough * next year maybe think WEST COAST? * cough

    … oh sorry, had a tickle in my throat πŸ˜‰
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  102. Rachel Wilkerson
    August 23, 2011

    Congrats! I can only imagine how much work, organization, and time it took to put on an event like that. It looked like a ton of fun and very smooth and professional — you should be very proud!

    Out of curiosity, was directing the entire HLS this year a paid position or volunteer work? I’m just curious — if all this work was volunteer work out of the bottom of your heart, even more props to you for doing all that for free!!
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    • Meghann
      August 23, 2011

      Thanks! It was paid, but not much. πŸ™‚

  103. Melissa @ TryingToHeal
    August 23, 2011

    Yay! I’m sooooooooooo proud of Meghann and wish I could have been there. Next year i certainly will…can we please have it in SD?! I’ll help scout or anything you need for West Coast info!!!
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  104. sarah (the SHU box)
    August 23, 2011

    i think you did a FANTAAAAAASTIC job!! i wanted to say thank you and also mention that the fact you had your sister, brother, and boyfriend all there helping was just the nicest thing ever.

    i want to go next year!! can it be in NC though!? i’ll hopefully have a 4 mo old πŸ™‚
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  105. Shayla @ The Good Life
    August 23, 2011

    What an awesome post Meghann and you are so inspiring and basically rock for planning the summit by yourself! I wasn’t able to attend, but from what I’ve read from other blogger recaps, the event looked fantastic and it made me wish only more that I was there! Congrats to you on such an amazing accomplishment!

    And I’m so happy to hear there will be another one next year because I am definitely planning on attending!! πŸ™‚
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  106. Koko @ KokoLikes
    August 24, 2011

    What an amazing post. I’ve been reading everyone’s posts from the weekend and I can tell you right now I am already looking forward to the HLS 4, I love how much fun everyone had, how there was so much friendship and love and everyone was smiling. I truly can’t wait to attend

  107. Mara Shorr @ The Leone Company
    August 28, 2011

    Meghann- Loved watching the planning from afar. I was so sorry I wasn’t able to make it this year (especially since I was born and raised in Philly), but hope to be able to check it out next year. And, I have a conference idea of my own that I’d LOVE to pick your brain on, especially about the ups and downs of planning a conference alone! Would love to touch base πŸ™‚
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  108. Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio
    March 21, 2012

    I had a blast at the conference last year! Thank you for all you do.
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  109. Lauren @ Sassy Molassy
    July 25, 2012

    Meghann, I thought you did an AWESOME job on the planning and during the weekend you seemed so composed and at ease (even if you were stressed). I was so happy to be able to attend after watching from afar and reading others’ posts about it for the two years prior. I’d love to go, but just can’t foot the bill this year. Last year I really lucked out and got a $150 plane voucher from a blog friend who couldn’t use it. That definitely helped me pay for my $500 or so airfare.

    I also have to say how awesome it was that I found roommates on the HLS facebook page and was able to make new friends and split room costs that way. Anyway, so happy to be part of the healthy living blog community!
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