UWM Women’s Leadership Conference

Today I have the great honor to be surrounded by 500 impressive women leaders in the Milwaukee area at a conference hosted by the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee School of Continuing Education. Did you know spending time with other amazing women can lower your stress and reduce your risk of heart disease by 30%?…

Could Job Stress Be The New Smoking?

After working with women to improve heart health and manage stress for more than a decade, I discovered there isn’t enough data about the specifics of the job stress environment and how it impacts men and women differently. This led me to embark on a multiphase research project to explore this important topic. Research suggests…

Tips To Keep Moving Even When You Are Injured

How do you stay active when you can’t walk? A Thanksgiving kitchen accident involving a pot of boiling water put my 15-year-old daughter in a walking boot to protect her scalded foot for a month.  Her injury healed well, but in the process we needed to find ways for her to stay active. I shared…

Move In Your Seat: Healthy Meeting Tips at MANA Conference

This morning’s Michigan Association of Nurse Anesthetists started off with a line dance and fun. Eliz presented “Move Your Bootie” and shared strategies to move in your seat during meetings to keep the blood flowing and increase attention.  Participants in the 7 am session ended with a line dance and smiles. Later in the day…

Healthy Meeting Tips

Get Up! Tips for a healthy and productive meeting, conference, or convention Recently, I had the honor of presenting a session at the National Speakers Association Convention about healthy meeting strategies.  Here is the companion article for the session: A multiple day conference can undo the good work of healthy habits.  Four hours of sitting…

Take A Stand For Your Health

Don’t Just Sit There! Heading to the gym every morning may not be enough if you sit at your desk all day!  Recent studies show among people who exercise regularly, those who sit most of the day have larger waists and higher blood pressure, blood sugar, and lipid levels than people who don’t. Americans spend…

Tips For A Healthy Convention

Today I am traveling to the annual convention for the National Speakers Convention.  This four day event is the highlight of my professional year and I can’t wait to reconnect with my fellow members and get new ideas to build my business.  Four days in a hotel and six days on the road can throw…

Have you said “No” today?

Saying no means saying yes! Have you said no today? Have you protected what is truly important to you by declining to engage in other things? Think about it. Sometimes it is just saying no to the voice in your head that says: “You should be doing more.” Other times is is setting clear priorities…

Meet On Your Feet

Need creativity and productivity in your next meeting? Get your people on their feet! Recently I facilitated a difficult meeting for an association board facing decreasing revenues and a tough decision about staffing.  The organization needed creative thought and an action plan by the end of the day. They needed to meet on their feet!…