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Words, Movement and Thought

Week of March 2, 2024

This playful workshop in freeing the body and the voice will include gentle movement, easy dancing, and guided practices in opening the voice and singing...

Nina Wise
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Wholeheartedness: The Synergy of Love, Compassion, Neuroscience, and Philosophy

Week of March 2, 2024

“Wholeheartedness” will be a colorful and fascinating journey through the remarkable advances in the life sciences; allowing us to gain deep insight into love, compassion,...

Joseph Weiss
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Friendship Matters

Week of March 9, 2024

Friendship Matters We arrive on the planet hardwired for connection. We are meant to live in relationship with others. That’s why friendship matters. Friendship is...

Molly Davis & Kristine Patterson
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Think Bigger, Reach Higher: How This CEO Manifests Success

Week of March 9, 2024

From Side Hustle to Shark Tank, How Manifestation Delivers Success Come learn how to become more comfortable being uncomfortable through the lens of one entrepreneur’s...

Sarah Moret
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Healthy Hearing, Healthy Life

Week of March 9, 2024

Hearing Loss and the Brain Research over the last several years has demonstrated a strong correlation between hearing loss and cognition. In fact, the rate...

Jane Baxter and Deborah Clark
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Eating Plant-Based and Advocating for a Better Food System

Week of March 9, 2024

Mackenzie Feldman and Kathy Feldman will host a discussion about their book Groundbakers, including aspects of a sustainable food system such as soil health, land...

Mackenzie and Kathy Feldman
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Enhancing Your Relationships for a Healthier and Happier Life

Week of March 16, 2024

Enlightened Relationships: From Bedroom to Boardroom A healthy lifestyle requires healthy relationships and healthy relationships require healthy interactions, communications, and negotiations. As social beings, we...

Mehrad Nazari
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Breath Work with Shanti Tilling

Week of March 16, 2024

You can survive weeks without food, days without water, but only minutes without air!!  Breath is absolutely vital for our survival and while every functional...

Shanti Tilling
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Forest Bathing

Week of March 16, 2024

Forest bathing, or Shinrin-yoku, is the practice of immersing oneself in a natural environment, mindfully engaging with all senses. With no specific agenda, it's a...

Paula Pijoan
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Herbal Medicine for Everyday Living

Week of March 16, 2024

The Art of Herbal Medicine Learn the basics of how herbs can support your health and well being, in both food and medicinal forms. Herbalism...

Dawn Petter
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The Power of Purpose

Week of March 16, 2024

Bestselling author, life coach, and speaker, Richard Leider brings the power of purpose to life helping us to find meaning, live longer, better. To get...

Richard Leider
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Embracing a Sensational Life

Week of March 23, 2024

Embracing a Sensational Life The traditional five physical senses of smell, taste, touch, vision, hearing are how humans interact with the world around them. They...

Joseph Weiss
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Herbal Medicine for Everyday Living

Week of March 23, 2024

The Art of Herbal Medicine Learn the basics of how herbs can support your health and well being, in both food and medicinal forms. Herbalism...

Dawn Petter
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Creativity and Writing

Week of March 23, 2024

Workshops: Creativity and Writing New York Times bestselling author Ellen Sussman will present ways in which you can tap into your creative energy through writing. We'll...

Ellen Sussman
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Walking As A Way Of Life

Week of March 30, 2024

This program explores walking for fitness, recreation, inspiration and transportation, how walking can boost your brain power and creativity, how to incorporate walking into your...

Lynn Weigand
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Embracing a Sensational Life

Week of March 30, 2024

Embracing a Sensational Life The traditional five physical senses of smell, taste, touch, vision, hearing are how humans interact with the world around them. They...

Joe Weiss
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Eating Well and Feeling Great!

Week of April 6, 2024

Culinary Medicine 101 - Understanding the Basics of Eating Your Way to Better Health Pillars of Wellness - Lifestyle Medicine Principles with Food Being the...

Sabrina Falquier
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Cutting Edge Nutrition

Week of April 13, 2024

Nutritional Resilience & Performance Our food choices also impact anxiety levels and stress, both of which can impair the inner shield of our resilience. Saliva...

Patti Milligan
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Transitions, Transformations, and Traveling Solo!

Week of April 13, 2024

How to embrace the inevitable life transitions and learn a unique way to travel in your new chapter of life.  Transitions—Embrace them! Transitions are part...

Shirley Buccieri
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Rooted in Beauty: Exploring Gardens and Gardening from California to Tecate to Your Backyard

Week of April 13, 2024

Join California-based garden expert, Nan Sterman, for a week-long series on plants and gardens that are a feast for our eyes and our bellies. Garden the...

Nan Sterman
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Handwriting Analysis

Week of April 20, 2024

The Secret in Your Script You will be amazed at what your handwriting reveals! Learn how your handwriting is developed by your physical, intellectual, and...

Lena Rivkin
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The Leader Within You

Week of April 20, 2024

Women World Leaders – Lessons of Leadership Stories of Women Presidents and Prime Ministers Lessons and Myths of Leadership Finding the Leader Within You The...

Laura Liswood
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The Perfect Lifestyle: Food, Wine, Sex, & Chocolate

Week of April 20, 2024

A Perfect Lifestyle:  Food, Wine, Sex and Chocolate An overview talk covering a wide range of lifestyle issues, including dietary patterns, obesity and its management,...

Robert Vogel
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Bone Up!

Week of April 27, 2024

Session 1: Discover 7 Surefire Ways to Power Up Your Bones Let’s get personal…I’m sharing a nutritionist’s perspective on lessons learned over the last decade,...

Susan McCandless
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Gathering Guru: How to Come Together with Passion, Purpose, and Power

Week of April 27, 2024

What Facilitating a Wedding, a Funeral, a Bat Mitzvah, and a Board Meeting Have in Common We spend much of our lives gathering with others,...

Melinda Fine
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iPhoneography with Yoni Mayeri

Week of April 27, 2024

All presentations will be on the iPhone; Android users welcome too. If you miss a session, it’s fine to show up for any sessions that...

Yoni Mayeri
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Mah Jongg

Week of May 4, 2024

Mah Jongg  • The Beauty and Soul of Mah Jongg Come hear Toby Salk’s lively lecture about the history of how Mah Jongg became so...

Toby Salk
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Incorporating Fasting into Your Daily Routine to Improve Overall Health

Week of May 4, 2024

Optimizing your Circadian Rhythm and Cardiovascular Health through Intermittent Fasting Dr. Taub’s presentation will review the science behind intermittent fasting including some the research studies...

Pam Taub
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The Great Microbiome and Other Topics

Week of May 11, 2024

The Great Microbiome: Our Greatest Ally for Optimal Health It is becoming common knowledge that gut bacteria are connected to aspects of health, including inflammation,...

Norma Flood
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Developing Your Posture for Growth

Week of May 11, 2024

Are you at a crossroads, contemplating the next chapter of your life, or simply seeking to enrich your life journey with purpose and joy? This...

John Foster
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5 Ways to Nourish Your Mind and Body

Week of May 18, 2024

Our physical, mental and emotional health are interconnected as the very same things that are good for the body are also good for the mind....

Adrienne Youdim
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Designing The Difference You Want to Make in the World

Week of May 25, 2024

Engage in an inspirational process to envision and create a plan for the difference you desire to make in the world. You may already be...

Candace Gray
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Secrets to a Healthy Life

Week of May 25, 2024

Boosting Brain Health Uncover the secrets to a healthy, sharp and focused brain throughout all stages of life.  Emerging research shows how what you eat...

Samantha Heller
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Designing the Difference You Want to Make in the World

Week of May 25, 2024

Explore the Power of Your Uniqueness The first step in designing your impact is to explore who you are and what makes you unique. Learn...

Candace Gray
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Nourishing Your Health with Integrative Medicine

Week of June 1, 2024

Unwinding Anxiety One in five people in the US experience anxiety each year. While pharmaceutical approaches can be helpful, they are most effective and safest...

Victoria Maizes
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Oral History as a Reflective Practice

Week of June 1, 2024

In the age of social media, the way we document our lives can feel frantic and overwrought. What if we slowed this process down and...

Cliff Mayotte
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Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for A Lifetime of Love

Week of June 1, 2024

Renew trust and intimacy in your relationship. Forget about learning how to argue better, or analyzing your early childhood, or making grand romantic gestures. The...

Peggie Dickens
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The BurnBright Experience

Week of June 8, 2024

An Extraordinary Invitation to Transformation The BurnBright Experience is an extraordinary journey of claiming what is best and brightest within you. Join internationally celebrated speaker...

Ozioma Egwuonwu
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Retain/Re-Claim a Clear, Creative, Vibrant Mind

Week of June 8, 2024

Retain / Reclaim a Clear Creative Mind: Cognitive Health Map The body and mind are two sides of a coin. Identify the constellation of issues...

Leni Felton
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Pearls from the Practice of Life

Week of June 8, 2024

A family physician’s guide to help you struggle less and thrive more. The Building Blocks of a Life Well-Lived A review of the ground rules...

John Chuck
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Tai Ji

Week of June 15, 2024

The Essence of “Creative Tai Ji” practice for optimum vitality and well-being in Body-Mind-Spirit, through the “Watercourse Way” of TAO in joyful daily living.  ...

Chungliang Al Huang
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Building Your Longevity Toolkit: Intermittent Fasting, The Power of Food and Other Simple Habits that Promote Healthy Aging

Week of June 15, 2024

Do you struggle with nagging health issues such as inflammation, pesky weight gain, poor sleep or declining energy? Come learn about a variety of free...

Lucy Buckner
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Mothers & Daughters Unfiltered

Week of June 22, 2024

Exploring the Complexities of the Mother-Daughter Dynamic The bond we share with our mother shapes our lives. While this connection can be nurturing and supportive,...

Diane Danvers Simmons and Natalie Danvers Simmons
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Finding Your Balance Between What You Want to Eat and What You Should Eat

Week of June 22, 2024

Macronutrients, Blood Sugar & Their Effects on Your Health, Mood, and Energy Level Ever hit “hangry” or reach a food coma? Ever wonder why and...

Jodie Goodman Block
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Improv(e) Your Life

Week of June 22, 2024

Intro to Improv…The Power of Agreement The joy of improvisational comedy lies in its spontaneous creativity and seemingly effortless collaboration. The secret to both aspects...

Arlene Matthews
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Living Your Best Life: Practical Strategies for Emotional Wellness

Week of June 29, 2024

Learn effective, practical strategies for coping with challenging thoughts and feelings so you can live your best and healthiest life! Living Your Best Life: Practical...

Richard LeBeau
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Food as Medicine: Optimizing Your Health and Well-Being

Week of June 29, 2024

Learn about the latest evidence for how Food as Medicine and other pillars of Lifestyle Medicine (physical activity, stress reduction, avoiding risky substances, social connection,...

Sarah-Anne Schumann
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Navigating the Menopausal Transition

Week of June 29, 2024

While we grow in wisdom and confidence, we also may be challenged with hot flashes, night sweats, sleep disturbances, irritability, vaginal dryness, decreased libido and...

Amanda P. Williams
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TODAY MATTERS: Why Today Impacts Tomorrow’s Success

Week of July 6, 2024

Join us for a transformative four-session journey as we unveil the art of crafting a fulfilling day and its profound impact on your tomorrow. In...

Mark Wuttke
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How Many Mondays Do You Have Left?

Week of July 6, 2024

How Many Mondays Do You Have Left? The practice of memento mori—acting on the Latin phrase that translates to “remember we must die,” has the...

Jodi Wellman
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Happy Hour for Hormones

Week of July 6, 2024

Hormones Through the Ages This comfortable, warm and welcoming discussion will involve the women's health journey through the ages and the relationship of our hormonal...

Nancy Cetel
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Sleep: Brain, Body, and Behavior

Week of July 6, 2024

Sleep: Science and Strategy Sleep is a key factor in our cognitive, emotional, and physical wellbeing.  Demystify the science of sleep, why we need it,...

Sarah Zallek
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Ayurveda and Wellness

Week of July 13, 2024

Digestive Wellness with Ayurveda An overview of how we can approach healthy digestion, and self assessment Eating for Healthy Aging Approaches to support the digestive...

Siva Mohan
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Unstuff Your Life

Week of July 20, 2024

Unstuff Your Life! Whether you want to get a handle on a crowded kitchen, a disorganized closet, are drowning in papers or sick and tired...

Andrew Mellen
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Ayurveda and Wellness

Week of July 20, 2024

Ayurveda and Biohacking Self-Assessment Discover what your body is telling you Customized Healing Tailor treatments to your needs Digestive Remedies   Siva Mohan, MD, MPH,...

Siva Mohan
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Amazing Oceans of Life

Week of July 20, 2024

Amazing Oceans of Life Explore the beautiful and bizarre creatures that inhabit our seas, from tropical coral reefs to the deep abyss, with a leading...

Mark Hixon
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Meditation and Human Flourishing

Week of July 20, 2024

Meditation is Your Natural State Overcoming the Overactive Mind The End of Stress, Distress, & Suffering Human Flourishing: Enduring Happiness, Serenity, & Freedom Meditation is...

Elliott Dacher
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Stargazing + Music

Week of July 27, 2024

Explore Rancho La Puerta’s Night Sky – Lecture The dark skies at the Ranch provide a fabulous opportunity for seeing wonders such as the Milky...

John Scott Marrone
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Hot Topics for Holistic Health and Nutrition

Week of August 3, 2024

Boost Brain Health: Holistic Solutions for Memory, Focus & Clarity Improve brain function and prevent early aging with diet. Your brain needs essential nutrients for...

Kim Ross
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Happy Hour for Hormones

Week of August 10, 2024

Hormones Through the Ages This comfortable, warm and welcoming discussion will involve the women's health journey through the ages and the relationship of our hormonal...

Nancy Cetel
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The Future of You: How to Survive and Thrive in Changing Times

Week of August 10, 2024

This program will provide you with the information and tools to adapt to the upcoming dramatic changes in technology and environment while staying healthy, safe,...

Jill Bronfman
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Finding Your Balance Between What You Want to Eat and What You Should Eat

Week of August 10, 2024

Macronutrients, Blood Sugar & Their Effects on Your Health, Mood, and Energy Level Ever hit “hangry” or reach a food coma? Ever wonder why and...

Jodie Goodman Block
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Body Intelligence: Listen to Your Innate Wisdom for Longevity

Week of August 10, 2024

Explore the transformative power of connecting with your body's innate wisdom and learn practical techniques to promote longevity and well-being. Do you know how to...

Dr. Cindy Tsai, MD
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Cutting Edge Nutrition

Week of August 17, 2024

Nutritional Resilience & Performance Our food choices also impact anxiety levels and stress, both of which can impair the inner shield of our resilience. Saliva...

Patti Milligan
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The Great Microbiome and Other Topics

Week of August 24, 2024

The Great Microbiome: Our Greatest Ally for Optimal Health It is becoming common knowledge that gut bacteria are connected to aspects of health, including inflammation,...

Norma Flood
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iPhoneography with Yoni Mayeri

Week of August 31, 2024

All presentations will be on the iPhone; Android users welcome too. If you miss a session, it’s fine to show up for any sessions that...

Yoni Mayeri
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Retain/Re-Claim a Clear, Creative, Vibrant Mind

Week of August 31, 2024

Retain / Reclaim a Clear Creative Mind: Cognitive Health Map The body and mind are two sides of a coin. Identify the constellation of issues...

Leni Felton
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Learning to Love Midlife

Week of August 31, 2024

12 Reasons Why Life Gets Better With Age   Chip Conley is on a midlife mission. After disrupting the hospitality industry twice, first as the...

Chip Conley
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Breaking Up with Sugar

Week of September 7, 2024

Breaking up with Sugar Sugar is the most inflammatory food molecule we consume today. Refined sugars are a common additive that have been linked to...

Linda Illingworth
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A Path for Personalized Wellness

Week of September 7, 2024

Lifestyle Approaches to Reduce Chronic Medical Conditions The Mediterranean diet can lower the risk of chronic diseases. We’ll explore tips about not only nutrition but...

Nicola Finley
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Secrets to a Healthy Life

Week of September 14, 2024

Boosting Brain Health Uncover the secrets to a healthy, sharp and focused brain throughout all stages of life.  Emerging research shows how what you eat...

Samantha Heller
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Amp Up Your Interpersonal Effectiveness!

Week of September 14, 2024

It All Starts with YOU—and How You Come Across to Others How do you look and sound? We’ll examine the seven essential communication components that...

Denise Dudley
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Your DNA is NOT Your Destiny!

Week of September 21, 2024

DNA is only responsible for approximately 15% of our life expectancy. The emerging field of Epigenetics explains how our choices of health-related behaviors control proteins...

Dr. Lee Rice
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Healthy Pleasures

Week of September 28, 2024

Healthy Pleasures: Why Everything that Feels Good is Not Bad- Monday 1 pm Olmeca Gym Many people think that to promote health they must undertake...

David S. Sobel
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Hot Topics for Holistic Health and Nutrition

Week of September 28, 2024

Boost Brain Health: Holistic Solutions for Memory, Focus & Clarity Improve brain function and prevent early aging with diet. Your brain needs essential nutrients for...

Kim Ross
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Navigating the Menopausal Transition

Week of October 5, 2024

While we grow in wisdom and confidence, we also may be challenged with hot flashes, night sweats, sleep disturbances, irritability, vaginal dryness, decreased libido and...

Amanda Williams
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The Power of Meaning and Purpose

Week of October 5, 2024

Learn how to harness the incredible power of the epigenome to enhance both life quantity and, more importantly, quality.   With more than thirty years...

Dr. Lee Rice
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The Perfect Lifestyle: Food, Wine, Sex, & Chocolate

Week of October 12, 2024

A Perfect Lifestyle:  Food, Wine, Sex and Chocolate An overview talk covering a wide range of lifestyle issues, including dietary patterns, obesity and its management,...

Robert Vogel
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How I Became a New York Times Bestseller

Week of October 12, 2024

How I Became a New York Times Bestseller: A Very Improbable Story Please join us for a raucous evening of joy and laughter as Firoozeh...

Firoozeh Dumas
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Amp Up Your Interpersonal Effectiveness!

Week of October 12, 2024

It All Starts with YOU—and How You Come Across to Others How do you look and sound? We’ll examine the seven essential communication components that...

Denise Dudley
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Improv(e) Your Life

Week of October 19, 2024

Intro to Improv…The Power of Agreement The joy of improvisational comedy lies in its spontaneous creativity and seemingly effortless collaboration. The secret to both aspects...

Arlene Matthews
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Be Quiet, Be Heard

Week of October 19, 2024

Hidden Communication: Why People Hear What We Don’t Say A world of communication lurks below the surface of our awareness. When we are in conflict,...

Peter Glaser and Susan Glaser
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Building Your Longevity Toolkit: Intermittent Fasting, The Power of Food and Other Simple Habits that Promote Healthy Aging

Week of October 19, 2024

Do you struggle with nagging health issues such as inflammation, pesky weight gain, poor sleep or declining energy? Come learn about a variety of free...

Lucy Buckner
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Incorporating Fasting into Your Daily Routine to Improve Overall Health

Week of October 26, 2024

Optimizing your Circadian Rhythm and Cardiovascular Health through Intermittent Fasting Dr. Taub’s presentation will review the science behind intermittent fasting including some the research studies...

Pam Taub
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iPhoneography with Yoni Mayeri

Week of October 26, 2024

All presentations will be on the iPhone; Android users welcome too. If you miss a session, it’s fine to show up for any sessions that...

Yoni Mayeri
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Visual Fitness 4 All: Engaging Creativity & Insight®

Week of October 26, 2024

Develop your visual fitness by exercising and building your creative muscles while enhancing your discernment skills. Enjoy unique interactive conversations and fun hands-on experiences that...

Renee Sandell
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Amp Up Your Interpersonal Effectiveness!

Week of November 2, 2024

It All Starts with YOU—and How You Come Across to Others How do you look and sound? We’ll examine the seven essential communication components that...

Denise Dudley
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Developing Your Posture for Growth

Week of November 9, 2024

Are you at a crossroads, contemplating the next chapter of your life, or simply seeking to enrich your life journey with purpose and joy? This...

John Foster
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Bone Up!

Week of November 9, 2024

Session 1: Discover 7 Surefire Ways to Power Up Your Bones Let’s get personal…I’m sharing a nutritionist’s perspective on lessons learned over the last decade,...

Susan McCandless
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Sedentary Lifestyle is the New Smoking

Week of November 16, 2024

Our bodies were made to move. Regular motion is the key to healthy circulation, optimizing cardiac risk factors, maintaining muscle mass, functional capacity, and joint...

Dr. Lee Rice
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Your Best Year

Week of November 16, 2024

Your Best Year: Finding Fulfillment in Unfulfilling Times Our world today is rife with chaos and uncertainty. There is so much happening and a great...

Karen Kimsey-House
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5 Ways to Nourish Your Mind and Body

Week of November 30, 2024

Our physical, mental and emotional health are interconnected as the very same things that are good for the body are also good for the mind....

Adrienne Youdim
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Your DNA is NOT Your Destiny!

Week of December 7, 2024

DNA is only responsible for approximately 15% of our life expectancy. The emerging field of Epigenetics explains how our choices of health-related behaviors control proteins...

Dr. Lee Rice
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Amp Up Your Interpersonal Effectiveness!

Week of December 7, 2024

It All Starts with YOU—and How You Come Across to Others How do you look and sound? We’ll examine the seven essential communication components that...

Denise Dudley
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iPhoneography with Yoni Mayeri

Week of December 7, 2024

All presentations will be on the iPhone; Android users welcome too. If you miss a session, it’s fine to show up for any sessions that...

Yoni Mayeri
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Nourishing Your Health with Integrative Medicine

Week of December 21, 2024

Reversing Illness: Lessons from Integrative Medicine Given the incredible advances of modern medicine, it is surprising that its focus is more often on managing chronic...

Victoria Maizes
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Finding Your Balance Between What You Want to Eat and What You Should Eat

Week of December 28, 2024

Macronutrients, Blood Sugar & Their Effects on Your Health, Mood, and Energy Level Ever hit “hangry” or reach a food coma? Ever wonder why and...

Jodie Goodman Block
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The New Matriarchy + Writing Workshop

Week of March 22, 2025

The New Matriarchy There's a new generation of powerful older women who are becoming a major force in our society. You don't need to be...

Pamela Redmond