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Living Lectures & Wellness Webinars

Tina’s lectures are very interactive which is why she calls them Living Lectures.  They are designed to help employees make changes with their health and wellness immediately even if they are small changes.  They offer them education and inspiration to pursue healthier, vibrant and free lives so they can be more productive in their home lives and work lives.  They are designed as powerpoint presentations and are one hour in length.  Included are handouts and time for questions and answers. These lectures may be organized as a series of once a month or simply one at a time when needed. If there is a topic you would like addressed, Tina will create a lecture just for your employees.

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Why it is important to “Know Your Numbers” around Preventive Care and Nutrition? In this lecture you will discover: the issues with chronic disease in the U.S., what are biometric numbers, what are the risk factors you CAN control & those you cannot, what biometric numbers actually mean, and healthy eating and living a healthy life.
Approximately 39.6% of people will be diagnosed with cancer at one point in their lives. However, cancer survival rates are increasing across the nation and around the world. Cancer deaths have fallen by 25% since 1991 and this decrease is due, in part, to increase cancer awareness, which in turns leads to increased funding for cancer treatments. In this lecture you will learn simple ways to create awareness around cancer and practice ways to prevent it through using food and movement as your medicine.
There is a buzz about resilience recently which is necessary to thrive and flourish in today’s uncertain world.  It is the crucial ingredient to a happy, healthy life. Resilience is the ability to bounce back from trauma, setbacks, high levels of stress and adapt to challenging circumstances and is a foundational tool that empowers us to feel capable and effective of handling uncertainty. Above all, it’s what determines how we overcome and rise above what threatens to wear us down, from a pandemic, battling an illness, to carrying on after a crisis. Everyone needs resilience, and this webinar you will discover seven proven techniques for upgrade our capacity to get through even the worst setbacks including fun, interactive, hands-on, exercises to help build resilience.
What’s the Difference and which on is for me?  There is so much propaganda these days about these DIEts and you deserve to know the truth about nutrition programs and which ones are best suited for you, your individual body.  We need to live a lifestyle and learn health vs DIEts.
What is diabetes?  Am I prone to getting diabetes?  This class will help you learn the answers to these questions as well as teach you the guidelines that everyone, diabetic and non-diabetic alike should live by to achieve a healthy life.    More than one in four Americans has either pre-diabetes or the full-blown diabetes!  Not only is type 2 diabetes completely preventable, it is usually curable if you are willing to make some simple, inexpensive lifestyle adjustments that will restore your life.
Are you an emotional eater? Guess what, we all are to some degree. Learn how to make peace with food and discover how you can make food your friend. This class will help you to become an intuitive eater while providing a new way of eating that is ultimately struggle-free and healthy for your mind and body. This process will help release the shackles of dieting which only means deprivation, rebellion and rebound weight gain. It helps you get back to your roots and to trust your own intuition. This living lecture will change your relationship with food, and it may even change your life.
This powerful interactive workshop will help folks breakthrough their weight issues as they will learn; How they can release weight naturally without starving themselves, Crush Cravings without depriving themselves of yummy foods and Keep the weight off forever without yo-yo dieting. They will leave the session renewed, re-energized and inspired to finally release weight naturally and keep it off forever without yo-yo dieting. They will be free of excess fat, excess stress and live a healthy, vibrant, and joyous life.
All of us want to be more fit.  We want to feel better and look better, and we know that exercise is part of the solution.  The problem for many of us, however, is fitting it in!  Attend this motivating seminar to learn what exercise has to offer and realistic techniques for making it work into your life, on your terms, even at your own desk.
Your heart beats about 100,000 times in one day and about 35 million times in a year. During an average lifetime, the human heart will beat more than 2.5 billion times. In this dynamic webinar discover how to lower your risk for heart disease and improve your heart health by changing certain lifestyle habits such as hydration, exercise, lowering stress and heart healthy simple nutrition tips. These changes will help you manage diabetes better as well.

Join Chef Tina in “Healthy Eating Made Simple,” a webinar that demystifies nutrition and makes healthy eating accessible to all. Discover practical tips for nourishing your body with whole, natural foods without the fuss of complicated diets. Let Chef Tina show you how to make healthy eating easy and delicious. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to transform your approach to nutrition and enhance your well-being!

Healthy Habits

Personal hygiene is how you care for your body. This practice includes bathing, washing your hands, brushing your teeth, and so much more.  Every day you come in contact with millions of germs which can linger on your body, and in some cases, may make you sick. Personal hygiene practices can help you and the people around you prevent illness. They can also help you feel good about your appearance.  In this lecture discover why hygiene is so important, the best ways to practice it, and how you can change your habits to make yourself feel and look better.

Holiday Stress Relief

Welcome to the holiday season—that whirlwind of gift-giving holidays, marketing blitzes, holiday parties, and activities galore that begins right after Halloween, builds to Thanksgiving and continues gaining momentum through the end of the year. While this season is meant to bring feelings of love and cheer, it’s also the harbinger of holiday stress for many. In fact, according to a poll conducted on this site, more than 80% of us find the holiday season to be ‘somewhat’ or ‘very’ stressful—that ranks navigating the holidays right up there with asking for a raise! What is it that has us all so hot and bothered? In this dynamic webinar you will discover how to minimize holiday stress, be smart with holiday eating, change your expectations for togetherness and find joy throughout the holiday season.
The most common question people ask is, I want to be healthy, but where do I begin? Truth be told, good health begins with removing inflammation, and restoring gut health.  All of which can be accomplished naturally through the proper foods, exercise, stress reduction and sound sleep.  In this interactive lecture, discover the foods to avoid and the ones to double up on as well as easy exercise, sleep and stress reduction tips and tricks. 
There is lots of talk about Intermittent fasting and how beneficial it is for your health.  It is a way of eating where you eat only within certain hours of the day and fasting for the rest.  There are many ways to cycle your fasting and eating times, such as the 16/8 or 5:2 methods.  Numerous studies show that it can have powerful benefits for your body and brain. In this webinar discover 10 evidence-based health benefits of intermittent fasting such as how it changes hormones, genes, insulin levels, how it helps you lose weight and belly fat, lowers the risk for Type-2 diabetes and more.

Prevent and Reverse Disease

Do you have a personal or family history of certain diseases such as diabetes, high cholesterol, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, arthritis or even obesity? Discover the root causes of dis-ease as well as simple ways to prevent or reverse them through proper nutrition, hydration, exercise, and destressing modalities.

Men’s Health The average man pays less attention to his health than the average woman. Compared to women, men are more likely to drink alcohol, use tobacco, make risky choices, and not see a doctor for regular checkups. Men are assailed by the diseases that can affect anyone—heart disease, stroke, diabetes, cancer, depression… But they also have unique issues such as prostate cancer and benign prostate enlargement.

Many of the major health risks that men face can be prevented with a healthy lifestyle: regular exercise, a healthy diet, not smoking, stress reduction, and alcohol consumption in the moderate range (no more than two drinks a day) if at all. Regular checkups and screening tests can spot disease early, when it is easiest to treat.

So, don’t be an average man — get on board with protecting your health today.

Many of us spend too much time planning, problem-solving, daydreaming, or thinking negative or random thoughts that are simply draining.  Also, these thoughts can cause overeating, stress, anxiety and symptoms of depression. Practicing mindfulness exercises can help you direct your attention away from stinkin’ thinking and simply engage with the world around you in a bright new way. Mindfulness is a type of meditation in which you focus on being intensely aware of what you’re sensing and feeling in the moment, without interpretation or judgment. Practicing mindfulness involves breathing methods, guided imagery, and other practices to relax the body and mind and help reduce stress. In this webinar you will engage in mindful eating exercises as well as discover how to distinguish between physical & emotional hunger, how to eat slowly, engage your senses and more.
Research is still evolving, but evidence is strong that people can reduce their risk of cognitive decline by making key lifestyle changes, including participating in regular physical activity, staying socially engaged, and maintaining good heart health.  In this interactive lecture, discover simple things to keep your brain healthy such as memory and motor skill exercises, fun ways to stay physically active, and how to adopt brain healthy nutrition.
How many commitments do you make to everyone else in the world?  When was the last time you made a commitment to yourself? It is vital that we take care of ourselves first so we can be strong enough to help the others around us. Take time to nurture yourself! Life today is busy, busy, busy. It’s full of all kinds of pressures at work, at home, with relationships, responsibilities, staying healthy and the list goes on. This is why it is important to take some time for yourself just to have fun and relax.  Self-care is all about the everyday habits that help you take care of and nurture your mental health, physical health and well-being. In this interactive lecture you will discover how to adopt a self-care practice and how easy it is to incorporate into your life.
Stress is any real or imagined threat and your body’s response to it.  It can be something real or imagined and the body’s stress response is exactly the same.  Stress is coming at us in so many directions these days and it’s a huge challenge to manage.  The reality is that it can also be damaging our mental and physical selves if we don’t find a way to manage it.  In this dynamic webinar you will discover; What is stress, what are the problems of stress, techniques for everyday stress relief and nutrition to nurture your body and help you tame the tension.
Am I exhausted, overworked and undernourished?  Why do we find ourselves overeating when we’re under stress?  There are specific reasons for this, such as high cortisol levels which can make you gain weight like crazy, and there are many ways you can overcome them.  Learn how to distress your life with some simple steps and watch the weight melt off you.

Discover 10 Simple Stretches To Energize Your Body and Mind.

Many people now are finding their days both hectic and hazy: The disconnection from our old routines just makes us feel off. That’s where a daily stretching routine comes in handy—both for people working or caring for family at home. A quick stretch or two throughout the day has huge impact on how you feel about yourself, your work and the people around you.  It can also provide a much-needed boost of energy due to increased blood flow which helps to reset your mind and increase focus.   The reality is that you don’t have to be tied to your computer from 9 A.M. to 5 P.M.  Your brain and your body deserve a break every now and then.  Join Tina as helps you give yourself a physical and mental reset.  She will demonstrate easy stretches to ease fatigue throughout your body including the necks, shoulders, back, hips, legs, lower back and more, which typically end up feeling not-so-great after sitting all day long. It’ll help your body and mind feel better—and that’s something we all really deserve right now.
Sugar is in most all processed foods, from cookies, cakes, candies, colas, coffee and more and most often its hidden.  Americans consume approximately one hundred pounds of it every year.  It is as addictive as nicotine – and as poisonous.   In this webinar discover the effects that sugar (real and artificial) has on your mood (from anxiety, depression, anger and more), energy, cognition, and your overall health.  You will start questioning food labels and question everything you eat.
We all want to maximize our time at work and at home so we can be more productive in our lives.  Time management is the key to efficient working.  They are habits that helps you prioritize work tasks and achieve goals faster.  When you better manage your time, you’ll improve your performance, produce better work, deliver work on time, lower your stress levels, take less sick time and boost your confident.  In this webinar learn 10-time management techniques that are truly worth using.

One of the most popular resolutions is to lose weight. Considering that 70% of Americans are overweight or obese it seems like there are plenty of individuals that could benefit from that resolution. The problem with resolutions is that most people don’t keep them and end up yo-yo dieting and actually becoming fatter than they were before they started trying to lose weight. In this dynamic class, learn many tips to help you lose the weight in a healthy way and stick to your goals.

Discover the five healthy habits to stay sane and double your energy levels.

Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to have energy throughout the day, accomplish more and live happier with the same amount of fuel? To stay consistently energized without a reliance on external motivation?

In this presentation your teams will discover the five energy habits that will help them maintain sustainable energy so they can have a greater impact and find joy in their success.

This transformational talk pulls from my 21 + years of experience and research in the health and wellness field that has led to a proven methodology to abundant energy so that a busy professional can thrive and live in Joy.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn the top 5 energy habits to have a balanced, productive, and satisfied life.
  • Master your mindset and truly discover the benefits of work-life balance…while crushing your career goals.
  • Discover how to stay motivated through chaos.
  • Implement the 5 energy habits into your daily life.

Please contact Tina for more information to schedule this keynote talk for your next conference.


Women experience unique health care challenges and are more likely to be diagnosed with certain diseases than men. Chronic diseases and conditions—such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes—are the leading causes of death for women. Thirty-eight percent of women suffer from one or more chronic diseases, compared to 30 percent of men.  Women’s health should be a big focus in any female’s life. That’s why it’s important for women to understand the advantages of getting well woman checks regularly. These checks can in some cases even save lives. If you want to find out if you have any type of medical condition, a wellness exam can give you the information you need to take action.
For many people, the pursuit of a healthy work-life balance seems like an impossible goal. With so many of us torn between juggling working from home, heavy workloads, managing relationships and family responsibilities, and squeezing in outside interests, it’s no surprise that more than one in four Americans describe themselves as “super stressed.” And that’s not balanced—or healthy.   Not to mention the strain that improperly set up home offices can have on one’s body. When you are balanced and happy, you will be more productive at home and at work, you may take fewer sick days, and are more likely to stay in your job.  In this webinar you will discover a few practical steps we can all take to loosen the grip that stress and poor posture has on us and win back the balance in our lives.

The Restaurant Survival Guide Place your food order from a fast-food drive-thru, a local diner, or a fine dining restaurant, and you are taking a leap of faith by giving control to a handful of people who have no invested interest in your health and wellbeing. The average American eats in a restaurant 4.2 times a week spending roughly half their food budget and restaurants are getting increasingly savvier about getting you to part with more of your dollars. This is one of the big reasons why over 60% of America is either obese or overweight and we are seeing type II diabetes amongst our children which used to be called adult-onset diabetes.

Restaurant portions tend to be oversized and are filled with hidden fats and ingredients which are hard to monitor and are harmful to your health. There are all sorts of sneaky things that restaurants do to make us want to eat more of their food as well as spend more money. Staying home isn’t always the solution, you have options. In this dynamic webinar discover how to eat at restaurants and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Virtual Happy Hour

Online healthy happy hours are a new and creative ways to engage with coworkers at the end of the day, week or month. Thanks to virtual events, our social calendars employees can finally gather again and socialize in a fun environment full of games, music, dancing, mocktails and or appetizers. Do your employees find themselves missing the after-work ritual of happy hour with coworkers? Then why not host a virtual happy hour of your own?

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