Then mark your calendar now for the afternoon and evening of June 3-4 when we host our first webinar, TransformAging. You will have free access to top fitness professionals who specialize in the movement needs of midlife women.
Are you wanting to start a movement program but get overwhelmed? Fallen off the workout wagon and having trouble hitching yourself back up? Thought back to the exercises you used to do and though “hayul no, that sounds too painful and intense now that I am in my second half of life”? Yet you still want to enjoy all that life has to offer, in a comfortable, sensible way?
Billy Preston might sing in your eager ear that,
“Nothin’ from nothin’ leaves nothin’
You gotta have somethin’ if you wanna be with me, that’s right, ha yea
Gotta have somethin’ if you wanna be with me
You gotta bring me somethin’ girl, if you wanna be with me.”
Our expert panel will bring strategies, pro tips, and shortcuts to your awesomesauceness ; you bring your attention and questions. You pay nothin’ but you get somethin’! Something super special, such as:
(Go ahead and click on each person’s link. You’ll be impressed by these experts!)
Need we say more? Probably, but you have enough now to raise your heart rate and to keep your June 3-4 evenings open. You’ll get notification soon on how to register (remember we used that magic word “free”). That is to say that if you already are a subscriber you’ll get registration details from us very soon. Very soon, grasshoppers! If you are not yet a subscriber, then subscribe! Good golly, you’ll get great fitness solutions targeted to your baby boomer needs plus the insider track to achieve greater midlife goodness!
Share this post if you have friends seeking some TransformAging! Have them join you online June 3-4 for this special webinar series.
By Kymberly Williams-Evans, MA
Kymberly Williams-Evans, MA
Think of today’s post as a circuit class, where you zip from session to session, getting highlights and quick quotes from each. No one-topic marathons happening today! Ready, set, MOVE-THINK!
Let’s start with the special event co-hosted by Hay House publishers and IDEA: Transformation Day. Several Hay House authors shared their mind/body stories and strategies for a healthier, more joyful, pain-free life.
Anita Moorjani shared her story of “dying” in the hospital from cancer, then reviving with the cancer gone and her family and doctors stunned. Her talk focused on “The Power of Transformation” and how what we tell ourselves and others makes a difference in our bodies and lives.
Anita had us focus on all the red things in the room for a minute. Then she asked us to close our eyes and recollect anything blue. I came up with two things out of dozens. Oops! It was a quick and powerful example of seeing what we look for and not at all noticing what’s equally in front of us if we are not focused on it.
Best selling author, Cheryl Richardson followed up with her session “You Can Create an Exceptional Life,” also emphasizing the role our thoughts and words play in determining our human condition. Key takeaway points I gleaned from her include:
Somehow I must be holding thoughts of knee issues as those rapscallion joints sure are manifesting a party gone rogue. Time to reflect on what I am telling myself when not talking aloud. Yak yak yak leads to tap tap tap ……..
Transformation Day also featured “The Tapping Solution: A Revolutionary System for Stress-Free Living,” by Nick Ortner. To be frank (but not Nick), I was skeptical whether this session would offer anything practical for me, you, and the general, unsupervised baby boomer population. By the time I followed Nick’s cues and taps, and after he worked with 3 volunteers who came onstage, I confess that tapping seemed to lessen some of my aches and pains. His key quotes and questions?:
What I found quite interesting relative to pain management was Nick’s comment that:
Oooh, this comment made me so mad. Ouch! Tap tap tap Just kidding.
Popular presenter, Sue Hitzmann did not know or plan it, but her beliefs and approach to pain management dovetailed with the metaphysical bent of the Transformation speakers. Her movement workshop, “The MELT Experience for Group Exercise,” looked at the need to retrain our neurons, reconnect with our connective tissue, and become aware of the subtleties of sensory experiences in order to melt pain in less than 10 minutes a day. Her insights?:
Sue is a well-argued, well-educated, highly articulate speaker who got me motivated to try her MELT Method. The concept that less is more is still a tough one for me to internalize, even though I cognitively accept it. Note to self — Must connect with less to gain more…….
Holistic nutritionist, Teri Mosey, PhD brought an interesting combination of western and eastern training to her talk on “Balancing Hormones Through Nutrition.” I kind of glazed over during the biochem aspects, but did perk up when Teri stated that:
Maybe I really can out-think the effects of menopause and osteoarthritis. I sure can’t outrun them anymore!
Or as movement specialist and award winning trainer, Cody Sipe, PhD stated in his workshop, “Functional Circuits for Aging Clients”:
Anyone else out there not excited to be a statistic? Having just had both my 56th birthday and an orthopedic appointment to discuss two future knee surgeries, I am motivated to retrain my brain to reduce the pain so I can gain. That’s my refrain!
(Can you identify the piece of literature the above quote comes from? Then you are a true baby boomer, literate person, or good googler).
To wrap up, let’s go with a total non sequitur about water. Given that California is in a severe drought, anything about water seems relevant.
Alexandra and I roused ourselves early to attend “Water 101” sponsored by Gerolsteiner Mineral water. Honestly, the free breakfast and gift pack helped motivate me. Turns out the talk was worth getting up for after all.
Did you know that 75% of the earth is covered by water. Of that huge amount, only 3/10th of 1 % is drinkable. Gives one pause for drought thought, eh? And with that fun fit fact, I am off to think about a drink.
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