Welcome to Spoken Lives

Stories Women Share

These vibrant evenings are creating new connections for women. Three women speak from the stage at each gathering and we see ourselves in their stories.

These women share stories of adventure, success and what they learned along the way. They offer inspiring stories from the stage, share their challenges and triumphs, and that motivates the women who attend. Real life stories are also shared at the tables by audience members. These evenings are enriched by a massage therapist onsite.

Authentic women sharing stories of adventure, triumph and success with real women.

See what our participants are saying

Spoken Lives has become quite a tradition for my friends and I. We all have busy lives and getting together is imperative but sporadic. Spoken lives has provided a chance for quality time, dinner, refreshments and an evening of inspiration and empowerment. Alone or with friends, I always feel welcome. Elizabeth Verwey has brought together an interesting and inclusive group of women from all walks of life. Both the audience and the speakers are real woman with real stories with experiences and wisdom to share. If you’re looking for a safe, friendly, openminded, expansive evening please join us at the paintbox for dinner beforehand at 6pm or 7pm for the Speaker series. You’ll find me there. I promise you won’t be disappointed. Come with friends or solo, everyone is very friendly and welcoming.

Lynne P. McNelly

Yoga & Meditation Teacher, Wild Woman Project Circle Leader Toronto

Spoken lives is much more than an event, It has become a community of women who speak from the heart and soul. This collaborate group of individuals share their passions, moments of triumph , bringing strength and awareness to a room filled with people listening from the edge of their seats to every word spoken , listening for the gold. This group becomes more expansive with each event, as we certainly always want to bring someone else in our lives to share the experience with. The space provides an atmosphere for all of us to connect with one another, share our own lives, and create deeply connected relationships. Spoken lives is more than an event, it has become a community.

Megan Sheppard

RE/MAX Hallmark realty

I’ve been attending ‘Spoken Lives’ evenings since their inception and I have to say I wouldn’t miss one of them for the world.  Elizabeth has done an incredible job of curating a roster of truly amazing women who ‘bare their souls’ each and every time.  They say that ‘everyone has a story’ and boy, do you ever realize how very true that is when you attend an event. The women who speak do it from the heart with such passion and eloquence that you wonder how they can all be in the same room at the same time!  I have learned so much since attending. The themes are always fascinating and relevant to my life in one way or another.  I have met incredible women and have gone away just that much ‘better’ as a person myself having interacted with such inspirational people.  Thank you, Elizabeth, for creating such a wonderful, genuine and loving experience for us.

Karyn Spiesman

from Toronto

Toronto Events

About our November sponsor

Free Your Inner Guru

Intentional lifestyle. Intentional leadership. Intentional success.

Everything you need is inside of you. Your job is to find it and bring it into the world. When you free your inner guru, you become the leader you want to see in the world.


Free Your Inner Guru is a safe space for personal growth where we gather to share stories and insights on how to connect to the wisdom within. We must each claim our voice – our inner guru – and use it. Loud, clear and decisive, that voice is in you, as it is in all of us.


Hear from host Laura Tucker and other leaders on the spiritual path to success. Learn the tools and strategies they use to connect to their inner guidance, embrace their core values and carve out an empowered, conscious and meaningful path to lasting success.

Visit Free Your Inner Guru See November event details

28 November 2017

On November 28th, we will gather to share our stories. Three inspiring stories will be shared from the stage and many more around the tables. Look forward to seeing you there.

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26 September 2017

On September 26th, we will gather to share our stories. Three inspiring stories will be shared from the stage and many more around the tables. Look forward to seeing you there.

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30 May 2017

On May 30th, we will gather to share our stories. Three inspiring stories will be shared from the stage and many more around the tables. Look forward to seeing you there.

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We have ambitious expansion plans to transplant these Circles of Support around the world.


Curated by: Elizabeth Verwey

Elizabeth Verwey first learned to live alone at 55 years of age. After 36 years of marriage, she went through a divorce. She turned to friends during this life makeover. Elizabeth hosted a series of Nurture Nights in her new place. She invited friends over for pot luck evenings. Most women had a story to share about their challenges and the lessons they learned while meeting these life challenges.
These events grew as her friends invited their friends and Elizabeth wanted to move these gatherings to a more public space to make room for everyone who wanted to join us.

Now, we’re creating Circles of Support and making “herstory” by sharing our stories with one another in a more formal way. Three speakers share from the stage and other stories are shared at the tables.

Authentic Women. Genuine Community. Real Stories.



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