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…

Congratulations Oshkosh Well City USA

Employers and Community Leaders Join Together for Wellness Initiative Last night the City of Oshkosh, Wisconsin earned the Well City USA designation from the Wellness Council Of America, WELCOA.  I was honored to be part of the celebration and present a stress management keynote at the event.  Oshkosh is the 13th state nationwide to receive…

Your Environment Matters

Who Surrounds You? There is a familiar quotation from the legendary author and speaker Jim Rohn, had a famous saying: You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with. Think about it.  Who do you spend most of your time with – day in and day out?  Are those people…

Not My Job

Did you make a new years resolution? I didn’t. Why not set a theme for the year, rather than making yet another New Years Resolution? Years ago I gave up making New Years Resolutions.  They don’t work for me.  I have, however, developed a habit of choosing a word or phrase to be a theme…

Embrace a Sense of Humor: THE PITCH

My husband returned from physical therapy today asking, “Where is The Pitch picture?” Suspicious of his intentions, I asked why he would want it.  Evidently he shared the story with his therapist, to the therapist’s great delight.  For years I’ve been telling the story – and always say Clay thinks it is funnier than I…

What Are Your Three?

What Are Your Top Three Priorities? A key element of my program Juggling Stress: A Busy Woman’s Guide to Sanity and Health is naming and focusing on the three most important things in your life.  Understanding your priorities and evaluating decisions based on those priorities is essential to managing stress and maintaining your health. We…

Well At Work: Diversified Insurance Solutions

More than 150 HR professionals, CEOs and managers join the fun at Diversified Insurance Solutions 2nd Annual Wellness Fair. Eliz provided down-to-earth strategies to increase productivity, decrease absenteeism and limit health care expenses in her keynote Well At Work. Were you at the event today? Share your biggest take-away.