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Event Spotlight - DiscoverYou

Ninth Annual DiscoverYou Expo Returns to Warwick

The ninth annual DiscoverYou Wellness Expo will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., March 10, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, in Warwick.

What began as a simple thought has become an annual springtime event. The goal of DiscoverYou is to create a fun and interactive event where exhibitors are encouraged to give the attendees something experiential instead of just information about products and services. When attendees share an experience, they remember the exhibitors they spoke to long after the event.

The Expo features two keynote speakers. Roland Comtois is a clear-sighted, spiritual medium, a compelling, inspirational speaker, host of the podcast The Wisdom Keepers and TV show Signs of Spirit, and author of Signs of Spirit, And Then There Was Heaven, 16 Minutes, as well as co-author of 365 Days of Angel Prayers. Roland’s newest book, Signs of Spirit, about Roland’s development of his signature Purple Papers, tells stories of love lost, love found and the connection between loved ones that extends into infinity. For more than 40 years, Roland has reached many along his vocational path from physical to spiritual healing. He has worked as a geriatric nurse, reiki master, metaphysical teacher and grief specialist.

The second keynote speaker is Dr. Jon Porman. Porman is an internationally known holistic physician focusing on the topics of health, wellness and human performance. He has lectured, trained and treated clients worldwide since 1996. He was an officer in the United States Marine Corps and a contributing author to the book The Thought That Changed My Life Forever. He is currently writing a couple’s book with his wife Jennifer Porman whom he co-founded Legendary Living Retreats.

Other workshop presenters include Kerry Cudmore, Joseph Schechtman, Elizabeth Rocchio, M.D., Kristen Acciari, Alan Post DC, Susan De Lorenzo and many more.

When attendees walk through the doors, they can visit exhibits relating to mind, body and spirit. Some exhibitors scheduled are wellness professionals, including chiropractors, massage therapists, medical doctors, health coaches, life and business coaches, mediums, energy workers and more. Vendors are to include essential oils, cbd products, clothing, beauty products, environment-friendly products, books by local authors and more. According to event organizer, Susan Lataille of DiscoverYou Events, more than 100 exhibits are expected to be available to the attending public with an estimated 1,500 people in attendance along with four breakout rooms for workshops.

Lataille, along with her brother, created the first event in April 2009. Her passion for the holistic field provided the fuel to keep this event going. The mission is to educate people on what is available to them when searching to be well on all levels. It’s the only event of its kind in Rhode Island.

An event app is being created so that all information is available with ease. Attendees can create their own schedules, view exhibitor and workshop information, write notes, take surveys and more, as well earn points to win door prizes throughout the day.

Cost: All-inclusive tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. For more information, call 401-769-1325 x11, email Susan Lataille at [email protected] or visit