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Keynote Speaking Topics
Breaking the Cycle of Stress
The stress in our lives, and the internal distress it causes, can wreak havoc on our bodies, our ability to focus and perform tasks, and on our relationships. There may seem to be no escape from the vicious cycle of stress, but there is a way.
Dr. Kern leads a dynamic and interactive workshop that teaches participants simple but effective skills to manage the way stress affects them. These skills are designed to help participants not only be resilient under pressure, but also to empower them to create balanced and healthy lives at work and at home.
As our lives speed up and demands on our time increase, how do we create wellness for ourselves? Dr. Kern will share ways to find calm amidst chaos and teach you skills to create total health and wellbeing. Interweaving recent mind/body scientific data and storytelling, professional and personal experience, humor and drama, Dr. Kern provides a whole new meaning to the word “GRACE” and how to live in a state of “GRACE”.
Expect to be informed. Prepare to be inspired and transformed!
Finding Calm Amidst Chaos – Creating a Sustainable Life
We are a society addicted to complexity. Most of us are so used to doing ten things at once that even when we do have a moment to relax our minds continue working at a frenetic pace. How do we create serenity in the midst of chaos? The answer is not in more information. It is in daring to live a balanced life. Interweaving science, psychology and humor, Dr. Kern teaches easy but effective ways to simplify life, de-stress the body and calm the mind. These skills are designed to help participants not only be resilient under pressure, but also to create a life that is balanced and healthy at work and at home.
Finding the Best in You
When Stress Makes a Mess of You or “Creating Balance in Your Life”
Have you ever wondered why some people get anxious while others get angry when they are stressed? Some gain weight. Some lose weight. Some can’t sleep. Some can’t wake up. Some get fearful. Some get irritable. Whatever stress does to you, you can be sure it makes a mess of you! In this fun and informative session you will not only understand your reactions to stress (as well as your spouse’s and your friends’), but you will also learn practical ways to create balance in your life in order to bring out the best in you.
Create the Body Your Soul Desires
The body your soul desires is not defined by magazine covers or clinical norms. It is defined by your ability to joyfully participate in life. The body your soul desires has enough energy to give the gifts your soul wants to give, share the love your heart wants to share, and manifest the dreams your mind can imagine. Based on her book “Create the Body Your Soul Desires: The Friendship Solution to Weight, Energy and Sexuality” Dr. Deborah Kern shares daily practices that women can relate to. Free from guilt and blame, discover the soul-stirring joy of a body that help you live your life to the fullest!
Breaking the Sugar-Stress Cycle…or Ending the Doughnut Daze
When coaches and therapists suggest that you will feel less stressed if you finish what you start — they don’t mean a bag of chips or chocolate chip cookies! But for many of us, the usual stress response of “Fight or Flight” quickly becomes “Bite and Chew.” If you find yourself craving carbohydrates or grazing aimlessly in the evenings when you are stressed, this session is for you! Using humor and the latest scientific information, Dr. Deborah Kern provides insight, inspiration and motivation to help you break the sugar stress cycle.
Creating a Sustainable Lifestyle
When ecologists talk about a sustainable lifestyle they are usually referring to the environment. What is happening in the macro environment of our world is also happening in the micro environment of our bodies. Overconsumption, toxic waste buildups and depletion of resources are just a few of the challenges we face both environmentally and personally. How do we create sustainable lifestyles that not only support mind, body and spirit but also support families, relationships, communities and environment? The answer is not in more information. It is in the acceptance, integration and practice of wisdom that has been here all along. This session helps you ask the questions that open your heart and mind for hearing the answers.
Heart of the Matter
Health promotion and wellness education are at the heart of cardiovascular disease prevention. Recent studies suggest that being well is affected by much more than simply eating well and exercising. We now know that the mind/body connection is a powerful force for creating health. Interweaving humor, drama, scientific data and fun for all, Dr. Kern will take you on a healing journey that will open you up to new possibilities for creating wellness in heart, mind, body and spirit.
Turn the Tide: Create the Body Your Soul Desires
Fighting fat makes you fatter! The statistics tell the story. We have plenty of information — hype, books, pills, potions, machines, infomercials, even recipes. Meantime, life stresses pull us out of balance: hormones, husbands, kids, parents … pantyhose! What’s a woman to do? The body your soul desires is not defined by the scale. It is defined by your ability to joyfully participate in life. Dr. Deborah Kern gives us a female-friendly way to connect and cooperate with our bodies, rather than isolate and control them. Blending science, nutrition, psychology and spirituality, she gives us commonsense tools that women (especially girlfriends!) can relate to including invaluable information regarding nutritional supplements. Come discover how to view your body – and your whole being – in a completely new way.
How to Avoid the Top Ten Best Stressed List
As the forty-something health scientist, wife and mother of 2 boys, Dr. Deborah Kern is all too familiar with the push and pull of counteracting and unexpected priorities and demands. Learn to laugh at yourself and give these stresses perspective on a moment to moment basis. Find out how to be resourceful in managing and enhancing your overall health and well-being. Combining ancient wisdom with modern science, Dr. Kern helps women understand and “feel” the power of the body-mind connection. Then she shares ways to use that power to create more joy-filled lives – and avoid the top ten best stressed list!
The Pleasure Diet: Living Life with A SMILE!
Come learn how to put a SMILE on your face with The Pleasure Diet. Dr. Deborah Kern invites you to indulge yourself in consciously bringing healthy pleasures back into your life. Mmmmmm. . . . good, we’ll put a SMILE on your face! A woman who lives life with a SMILE is one who has learned the secrets of self-esteem. She has Simplified her life so that she can focus on what is Meaningful. She appreciates her unique Individuality. She knows how to give and receive Love and how to Enjoy life so she can stay Energized and joyfully participate in life. (And, she eats chocolate without guilt!)
Breaking the Sugar-Stress Cycle
Type 2 diabetes has risen to epidemic proportions in the United States and other industrialized countries. Recent research has shown that this disease is highly preventable, but the current high-glycemic lifestyle that is prevalent in our culture must shift. The solution sounds simple: cut back on high-glycemic meals and increase exercise. But it is far more complicated than that. Sugar and lack of exercise have created glycemic stress and neurochemical imbalances that must be addressed. In this program, Dr. Kern addresses the issues of Glycemic Stress, Insulin Resistance, Emotionally-driven sugar cravings and ways to break the sugar-stress cycle.
Women’s Lib(ido): Reclaiming Your Exotic Feminine Power
For Women Only! Every woman has her own exotic way. In Webster’s Dictionary, exotic is defined as: strikingly, excitingly or mysteriously unique. As women reconnect with the unique feminine aspect of their essence they awaken their inherent divine feminine power. This awakening is important not only for the healing of women, but for the healing of the planet .When the divine feminine is no longer revered, competition, judgment and rationality become the fueling factors. The needs for relatedness, feeling, sensuality or attending to nature go unheeded. There is no balance, no harmony, neither within oneself or in the external world. In this session, Dr. Deborah Kern will share “The Art of Exotic Dancing for Everyday Women” as a transformative healing tool.