Deborah Kern is visionary teacher and guide whose groundbreaking research showed that mind/body integrated forms of exercise reduce anxiety more effectively than conventional ones. Dr. Kern has studied herbal medicine while living with indigenous women in the Costa Rican rainforest and practiced a yogic lifestyle while living on an ashram in the U.S. as well as in the jungles of Bali. Her varied studies have helped her evolve practices and tools that help people fully experience the power of the body-mind connection.
Dr. Kern studied Nursing at Vanderbilt University and holds a B.A. and an M.B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin, as well as a Ph.D. in Health Sciences from Texas Woman’s University in Denton, Texas. In addition, she is a Black Belt Nia Teacher, a certified Integral Hatha Yoga Instructor, a Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapist, and a Mindful Change Coach.Dr. Kern is passionate about creating health, balance, serenity and joy in her professional life, as well as her personal life as a wife and a mother to a 15-year-old son and 25-year-old stepson. She has observed, time and time again, that when we take actions in our own healing and become aware of the patterns that disconnect body and mind, miracles can occur in every area of our lives—and she adores inspiring others to experience these miracles. Visit Deborah's site to learn more.
Judy Carter is an author, speaking coach, and humorist. Her message of using comedy techniques to decrease cubicle stress makes Carter an in-demand speaker for Fortune 500 companies where her keynotes entertain and inspire. Judy’s been featured on over 100 TV shows, nominated for Atlantic City’s Entertainer of the Year, and has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, The Oprah Winfrey Show and on CNN. When she’s not speaking, snowboarding, or scuba diving, Judy coaches people how to improve their presentational skills by finding their authentic message and making it funny. Her private clients include TV stars, pro wrestlers, celebs and even a United States senator.
As an author, Judy doesn’t like to brag, but she did write the Bible. No joke, she’s the author of The Comedy Bible (Simon & Schuster) as well as, Standup Comedy: The Book (Dell Books) which was featured on Good Morning America, CNN and The Oprah Winfrey Show, where Oprah recommended the book to anyone who wants to lighten up. Judy’s new book, The Message of You: Turn Your Life Story into a Money-Making Speaking Career (St. Martin’s Press, Feb 2013), teaches readers how to use life stories to inspire others and launch a speaking career. Her animals and partner reside in Venice Beach, California, where they provide periodic accommodations to her. Visit Judy's site to learn more.
Dr. Kevin O’Neil is the Chief Medical Officer for Brookdale Senior Living (BSL), the largest senior housing provider in the United States. Dr. O’Neil has practiced and taught geriatric medicine for over 30 years. A graduate of Boston College and Georgetown University School of Medicine, he completed his internship in Internal Medicine at the Washington Hospital Center and his residency at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. He was formerly an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center and is currently a Clinical Professor in the Department of Aging Studies at the University of South Florida. He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in both Internal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and a member of the American Geriatrics Society. He is a member and CMD (Certified Medical Director) of the American Medical Directors Association (AMDA), and is a member of AMDA’s Clinical Practice Committee. Dr. O’Neil is co-editor and a contributing writer to Optimal Aging Manual, which Art Linkletter called “The Great Master Book for the Boomers.”
Dreading the prospect of declining brain function with aging? This presentation will discuss normal age-related changes in brain function as well as conditions such as Alzheimer’s and dementia. Learn what you can do to reduce your risk and develop a plan to “cross train the brain” by identifying actions you can take to help maintain a healthy brain. Click here to learn more about Kevin.
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