Speakers & Sessions
Glennon Doyle Melton
Glennon Doyle Melton is the author of the inspiring and hilarious New York Times bestselling memoir, Carry On, Warrior, and the #1 New York Times bestselling memoir Love Warrior, which was chosen as one of Oprah’s Book Club picks for 2016. She is the founder of Momastery.com, an on-line community where hundreds of thousands of readers meet daily to experience her shameless and laugh-out-loud funny essays about marriage, motherhood, faith, addiction, recovery, and serving the marginalized. She is also the creator and president of Together Rising, a non-profit organization that has revolutionized on-line giving through “Love Flash Mobs” and has connected countless families in need with millions of dollars in critical resources.
Glennon became a sensation when her personal essays, which give language to our universal (yet often secret) experiences, started going viral. Her hilarious and poignant observations have been read by millions, shared among friends, discussed at water coolers and have now inspired a social movement. Glennon is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post and other publications. Carry On, Warrior, Glennon and her philanthropic work have been featured on The Today Show, The Talk, and NPR as well as in Ladies’ Home Journal, Woman’s Day, Glamour UK, Family Circle, Parents Magazine, American Baby and Newsweek, to name just a few.
Crystal Andrus Morissette
Emotional Age and communication expert and women’s advocate, Crystal Andrus Morissette is a worldwide leader in the field of self-discovery and personal transformation. She is the founder of the S.W.A.T. Institute (Simply Woman Accredited Trainer), an empowerment coach certification exclusively for women that she created with fellow female visionaries Louise Hay, Marianne Williamson, Dr. Christiane Northrup, Colette Baron-Reid, and Sandra Anne Taylor among others.
Crystal is the author of four best-selling books, including her latest release, The Emotional Edge: Discover Your Inner Age, Ignite Your Hidden Strengths and Reroute Misdirected Fear to Live Your Fullest. She is also certified in nutrition and sports medicine. Crystal overcame seemingly insurmountable odds—her parents’ turbulent divorce, rape, abuse, homelessness, cervical cancer, a traumatic head injury and gaining 80 pounds—to create a life of joy and purpose. Now, she is helping women all over the world to do the same. Crystal has appeared on Oprah.com, The New York Post, Fox TV, The Daily Mail, CBS Radio, CTV, CityTV, Global TV, Slice TV, The Globe and Mail, and the Toronto Star. She lives in southern Ontario with her husband and two daughters. Learn more at TheEmotionalEdge.com and SWATInstitute.com.
Speaker: Gaynell Anderson, PT, CSCS, CMPT
Owner of Absolute
Physical Therapy of Southwest Florida, LLC
the language of breathing and healing
“Breathing" is said to be the body's most basic communication system. Aside from the purpose of taking in oxygen, our breathing is the only system in our body that is both voluntary and involuntary, connecting the two systems to control how our body responds to stress. How we breathe directly controls how our body will react to its environment, to stress, and to comfort. When breathing shallow, quick breaths, our body will react in a "fight or flight" manner: our heart rate increases, pulse increases, stress hormones are released, blood is reduced in the abdominal cavity (and organs) and increased into our muscles to prepare us to fight or run for survival in a stressful situation. In a truly stressful situation, this is an amazing system of survival, however, meant for a short duration. In today's world, situations of stress or calm are often confused, superimposed, often causing a response of continuous "fight or flight" with no down time. Given time, our systems begin to break down and "disease" sets in. The most prominent system controlling this response is our breathing.
Together, we will learn to breathe in a pattern that can very quickly reverse our body's response of "fight or flight" to one of calm, healing, and recovery, reducing tissue damage and disease and promoting overall well-being.
Revive, renew, rejuvenate
Diminish wrinkles, add volume, reduce fat, body sculpt, feminine rejuvenation, whatever your concern, Aesthetic Treatment Centers (ATC) helps you be your best "you" through the latest and safest, non-invasive technology. Join ATC's session to watch experts demonstrate live Vampire facelifts (a non-invasive procedure erasing wrinkles, creating a youthful look). And, one lucky attendee will experience Vanquish non-invasive body contouring to kill fat cells. ATC offers innovative, non-invasive cosmetic procedures and anti-aging programs that get you the results you are looking for to be your best you!
Speaker: Mindy DiPietro
COO of Aesthetic Treatment Centers, AestheticTreatmentCenters.com
Want to live longer, better?
Want to live longer, better? What if you knew that you could add 12 healthy and happy years to your life? Would you be interested? Come learn more about the Blue Zones Project and how you can get involved to make the healthy choice the easy choice for yourself, family, friends and generations to come.
The Blue Zones Project is a free, comprehensive well-being improvement initiative designed to help people live longer, better by building stronger social networks and encouraging sustainable changes throughout the community that lead to healthier choices. When individuals and organizations participate – from worksites, schools, faith-based organizations, and homeowner’s associations to restaurants and grocery stores – the small changes contribute to huge benefits: lowered healthcare costs, improved productivity and a higher quality of life.
Speaker: Deb Logan, M.Ed., RD, LD/N
Executive Director of the Blue Zones Project-Southwest Florida
Bridging your passion, purpose & money
What brings you the most joy? Is it family, charity, leaving a legacy, travel?
Discover how you can profoundly impact your life by learning to bridge passion and purpose with your money, creating powerful motivators that lead you to happiness and self-fulfillment.
In this dynamic and interactive session, you'll also walk away with a five-step method for designing a sustainable financial plan that exemplifies your passion and purpose - providing you with clear financial direction and leading you towards a more joyful future for you and your family.
Speaker: Jill Ciccarelli Rapps, CFP®
Trained Life Coach, Vice President of Ciccarelli Advisory Services, Inc.
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Whether it's for fun and fashion, or medical and age-related hair loss, LaDonna Roye and her team of non-surgical hair replacement experts know the secrets to easy, natural ways to lengthen and thicken hair.
Listen as Roye and her team (who have more than 1,000 wigs and hair pieces in stock) divulge tips to add hairpieces or wear a wig so no one knows. She also knows how to prevent hair loss, regrow hair and resolve scalp issues.
With a free scalp analysis, she'll tell you exactly what your scalp needs today, to prevent issues tomorrow.
Speaker: LaDonna Roye
Owner of LaDonna Roye Hairstylists, LaDonnaRoye.com