Staying Strong & Finding Calm in Stressful Times
Engage with experts and learn how to build resilience and strength during this impactful, free 6-session series.
Meet the Experts
Podcast: The Magnetism of Optimism Podcast
Kurt & Deanna Mangum
Founders - CoupleyFit
Practicing Gratitude: Why Giving Thanks Leads to Resilience
Saturday, March 6, 2021 - 9:00 AM PST/10:00 AM MST
Resilience is our ability to bounce back from tough, even devastating, difficulties. But for us to remain positive, set our intentions, and light the path for ourselves, we must start with practicing gratitude.
While many may view the act of giving thanks as an outward expression that primarily touches others, research has found that gratitude also leads to personal resilience. Join us in this webinar to understand why gratitude is at the heart of whole-person health!
In this webinar, you’ll learn:
How to enhance personal resilience by practicing gratitude
Why gratitude leads to a greater sense of connectedness
Simple yet purposeful acts for applying gratitude in your life
Kurt and Deanna are a devoted husband and wife team intending to create a positive social impact by removing barriers to health and wellness by simplifying health into four major components: Sleep, Water, Activity, Nutrition (S.W.A.N.™️).
Kurt is a Howard University graduate and holds a Master's Degree in Sports Science from the University of Akron along with being a former All-American football player. Deanna is an Arizona State University graduate and holds a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology. She is a certified Nutrition and Wellness Consultant and a Transformational Specialist.
Your Declutter Coach
Manage Your Stress, Declutter Your Paperwork
Saturday, March 13, 2021 - 1:00 PM PST/2:00 PM MST
Recent studies have shown that poor home organization is 1 of the 5 leading causes of stress.
Everyone has different organizational goals and priorities. In this interactive 90-minute session, Wendy will help you synthesize those goals into a clear and actionable plan.
Let's work together to give you back the time and energy you need to focus on what matters most to you. Let Wendy help you reclaim your office space today!
Wendy Zanders is a Professional Organizer and Your Declutter Coach who is passionate about helping overwhelmed families and special needs families Collect Memories and Experiences, NOT Things. An underperformer in grade school due to undiagnosed attention deficit disorder (ADD), Wendy worked hard and surpassed the expectations of everyone around her. Early in her career, she found that she had a knack for systems and organizing, but found herself living in a totally disorganized home after several episodes of depression. She helps overwhelmed families and special needs families get organized by helping them identify what has created the disorder in their lives, and by helping them create systems so they can get back in control of their possessions and homes. Wendy also works with families like herself that are struggling with ADD, depression, PTSD and anxiety.
Founder - Cash in on Change LLC
5 Steps to Shift Your Finances from Stressful Chaos to Peace of Mind
Sunday, March 14, 2021 - 2:00 PM PDT (MST)/2:00 PM MST (Daylight Savings begins)
Money problems cause stress and stress creates more money problems; and so the cycle continues….until now. During this workshop you will hear relatable stories of how this financial/emotional cycle plays out in real life. We will discuss the power of focusing on what you WANT (not what you want to AVOID) and how that change of focus relates to the psychological principle of consistency.
You’ll walk away with five simple and actionable steps to take your financial situation from constant stressful chaos to control - giving you back your peace of mind.
Maria Casillas brings a fresh and creative approach to personal & small business finance because, quite frankly, numbers can be really boring. After getting out of $102k of debt and still feeling stuck, deprived, & frustrated, she turned to her background in Psychology and human behavior for insight. Now she enjoys helping people identify the money habits & thought patterns that keep them stuck & find creative ways to break the cycle.
Melanie Murphy Richter, MS, RDN
Founder - Wholistic Ritual
Nutrition for Longevity & Healthspan
Saturday, March 20, 2021 - 9:00 AM PDT/9:00 AM MST (AZ)
There are a handful of unique places around the world where humans are not only living well past they are 100, but they are doing so in great health. In studying these populations, also known as the Blue Zones, researchers have found many dietary and lifestyle commonalities that we believe contribute to these human's living long, healthy and happy lives. In this presentation, we will explore what eating for and live a long, happy and health-filled life could look like for you, based on scientific research of people and communities who already are! Because it's one thing to live into old age; it's something entirely different to live it with a body that feels great and a mind that is satisfied and happy.
Melanie is a wholistic and functional Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Mindset Coach based out of Los Angeles. She holds a Master’s in Nutrition, Healthspan and Longevity from the University of Southern California. Her private practice, Wholistic Ritual, focuses on uncovering her patient’s unique equilibrium by using food and nutrition as the primary healing tool. Understanding that optimal nutrition is only one critical component on the vast road to health and healing, she also utilizes secondary healing modalities including mindfulness, emotional energy clearing, movement, supplementation and homeopathic remedies, as well as the pursuit of self-acceptance, self-love and joy. Melanie is also the Resource Dietitian for Head Start and Early Head Start programs of South Los Angeles. She focuses on providing quality nutrition and nutrition education to underserved preschool youth, as part of a long-term mission to make the access to healthy food a human right for all.
Founder - Jenn Tarrant Yoga
Sleep Like a Baby
Saturday, March 27, 2021 - 2:00 PM PDT/2:00 PM MST (AZ)
Discover simple, easy-to-implement ideas to wind down your busy day into a peaceful, relaxing night of sleep. Jenn will share the restorative and relaxing benefits of a few yoga poses you can do in the comfort of your own home, that you can enjoy before bed. She will also share a few tweaks you can make to your evening routine to help daily stresses become a distant memory so you can get the rest you deserve. To get the most out of this session, have a yoga mat, a folded blanket (or two!), and a couple pillows handy. If you don’t want to lay on the floor, the poses can just as easily be done on your bed!
Jenn Tarrant has over 5000 hours experience helping others find strength, confidence, relaxation and calm in their minds and bodies through the practice of yoga. As a Yoga Teacher and Master Trainer, Jenn loves sharing all the benefits yoga has to offer and enjoys customizing sessions for individuals and small groups in her Yoga Therapy practice. Jenn also enjoys spending time with her husband, two adult children and the family dog, Finley. Although she’s not very fast, Jenn also enjoys running a few miles a day with her running partner; truth be told, she mostly goes for the conversation!
Founder - Core Connection Wellness
A Mindful Approach to Stress Management
Sunday, March 28, 2021 - 2:00 PM PDT/2:00 PM MST (AZ)
Stress is a feeling we all experience at some point in our lives when we are excited, overwhelmed, or when we experience challenges or transitions. However, stress is more than just an emotion. It is a physical response that takes place in the entire body, from the brain to the internal organs - on a large scale to the cellular level. In this session, you will learn to recognize the signs of stress overload, and you will be empowered with mindful practices that will help you build self-awareness & resilience.
Experience mindful breathing methods to help you beat stress, anxiety, and fear & use your imagination during a guided-imagery mindfulness session.
Sharlyn holds a Master's Degree in Management and is a personal trainer and corrective exercise specialist as well as an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach. She is an RYT 500 & E-RYT200 and a certified Brain Health Trainer. In her wellness practice, Sharlyn specializes in stress management strategies and education. Drawing on her fitness & wellness expertise, along with her personal experience with autoimmune disease, she inspires and motivates her clients to a deeper understanding of food and lifestyle choices that work best for them, improving energy, optimizing health, and finding gratitude & happiness. Her practice goes beyond food and exercise, seeking to bring balance to important elements of life such as finding joy and maintaining healthy relationships, as well as career and finances. She carefully guides others to make simple, small changes that can cause true transformation.