Is Too Much Technology Making Us Stupid?

Today’s world is all about speed and gathering information, superficial or otherwise. How does that affect our ability to comprehend, focus and enjoy our lives and do our work? What are the internet and technology doing to our brains? What can you do to take care of your wellbeing, save your sanity and bring focus and energy back to your life? A lighthearted inquiry into how stupid we can be using technology, smart phones and all!


Three key points:

1. Understand and appreciate the Impacts of 21st century technology – you are not alone!
2. Personal Technology Impact Assessment on brain, body and productivity – where do you need help?
3. Learn principles, tools and best practices for more effectively working and living in a “crazy busy” world – What actions will you take?

TAKE AWAY MESSAGE – It is possible to thrive in the face of too much technology and information overload. Make a commitment; learn best practices and you’ll get there!

If Healthcare is About Well Being, Why am I so Stressed Out?

The purpose of healthcare is to alleviate suffering and increase well being. And yet, vast numbers of clincians, administrators and medical staff are feeling over stressed, overwhelmed, over tired and burned out. Sick, distressed employees are prone to poor diet, lack of exercise, low energy and depression.

nurseQuestions and key points:

1. Facing the challenge: exploration of the individual and collective sources of stress and negativity.
2. Assessment: what are your challenges and where do you need support?
3. Inspiration, encouragement, tips and tools for practicing ‘self care’- sharing ideas for exchanging anxiety and stress for relaxation, focus and greater well being!

TAKE AWAY MESSAGE – Learning how to be ‘selfishly healthy’ – without sacrifice or guilt – will help you to be more relaxed, focused and effective in caring for others.

Care Givers; Take Care

Balancing Work, Caregiving and Personal Well Being

Holding HandsThe number of workers with eldercare responsibilities is rising dramatically. More than 40% of US workers have provided care for an aging relative or friend in the past five years. About half of the entire workforce should expect to be providing eldercare in the coming five years!

Whether you’re a caregiver by profession or one of the many millions of american workers who now find themselves in that role, you’ll benefit from resources, principles and best practices for balancing work, family and caregiving. This talk offers inspiration and healing, even a bit of humor, for helping your working caregivers to:

Three key points:

  • More effectively deal with the emotional, financial, and physical, impacts of family caregiving
  • Know what critical steps you should be taking NOW and what resources are available; eldercare benefits, legal and financial.
  • Learn how to take better self care – without guilt, unnecessary suffering, and feelings of isolation, that often accompanies the caregiving experience.

TAKE AWAY MESSAGE – Find inspiration, comfort, healing and humor in the face of your own care giving story — past or current.