Parents

#3 Topic:
STRESSED OUT? Practical Ways to Manage Your Stress!

TARGET AUDIENCE: High School - Adult - Business Employees - Caregivers
LENGTH: 1 ½ - 2 HRS

This presentation allows the participants to determine if they are under an unusual amount of distress and what specific techniques they can use to cope with those stressors including progressive relaxation and mental imagery. The presentation also focuses on what can be done about their stressors while they write a personal plan of action.



#4 Topic:
THE CARE-FRONTATION SKILL What to do when you are very concerned about someone close to you.

TARGET AUDIENCE: Middle School - High School - Parents - Teachers
LENGTH: 1. Hrs.

This presentation addresses a specific life skill that a person can use to confront someone who they are very concerned about in a caring, concerned and non-judgemental way. A practice session for the participants is included in this presentation.



#7 Topic:
SUICIDE IS A PERMANENT SOLUTION to a TEMPORARY PROBLEM!

TARGET AUDIENCE: M.S./ H.S./ Adults
LENGTH: 1.5 Hrs.

This presentation initially focuses on the sad facts/statistics regarding teen suicide. It also addresses the sign/symptoms of teen suicide. In addition, Tom addresses how one can respond in a caring, non-judgmental way to confront someone who may be severely depressed.



#8 Topic:
HOW WELL ARE YOU? - Looking at your total wellness and beginning to live more “well”.

TARGET AUDIENCE: H.S / Adults LENGTH: 1-4 Hrs.

This presentation addresses the difference between achieving total wellness vs being physically healthy. A personal responsibility is discussed within the 7 dimensions of wellness. Reducing risk factors is also addressed that would dramatically improves ones “quality” of life.



#9 Topic:
WHAT’S IMPORTANT IN YOUR LIFE? - Managing your time and setting priorities in your life.....!

TARGET AUDIENCE: H.S. / Adults
LENGTH: 1.5-3 Hrs.

This presentation addresses time management in your life. It also addresses efficient ways of managing the time you have personally, professionally and family-wise. A look at the participant’s “normal day” is one activity on the program. A closer look at “workaholism” and “quality” time is also included. Don’t bring your watches!



#11 Topic:
CHOOSING TO BE MORE WELL - A personal responsibility!

TARGET AUDIENCE: M.S. / H.S. / Adults LENGTH: 1-8 Hrs.

This presentation addresses total wellness vs. just your physical health and discusses specific personal responsibilities one needs to take socially, physically, emotionally and mentally. The assessment of ones wellness can be turned into a workshop day including stress management, time management, personal wellness and personal wellness/self-care planning.



#12 Topic:
LAUGHTER: Medicine for your Funny Bones!

TARGET AUDIENCE: Adults / Business Groups / Staffs
LENGTH: 1.5-2 Hrs.

This session shares the benefits of laughter. A sprinkling of funny stories and some embarrassing moments will be shared during their session along with some factual information and new research information and new research on how laughter can affect not only our lifestyle, but your longevity. Bring some tissues if you are a crier!



#14 Topic:
AN ELEPHANT IN THE LIVING ROOM - Living in a family of alcoholism....!

TARGET AUDIENCE: H.S. / Adults / Teachers / Administrators
LENGTH: 1-2 Hrs.

This presentation addressees how alcoholism in a family affects the entire family. A discussion of family roles, enabling and co-dependency also takes place. Practical strategies on what family members need to do to get help for themselves is addressed! Knowing how children of alcoholics function allows us to teach and parent more effectively!



#15 Topic:
ALCOHOL/DRUG PROBLEM AWARENESS - for teachers/parents!

TARGET AUDIENCE: Teachers / Parents
LENGTH: 1-2 Hrs.

This presentation paints a picture of the severity of the alcohol/drug problem, it’s effect on student learning/parenting and what prevention efforts need to take place to intervene or prevent problems.


#16 Topic:
GOAL SETTING AND CREATING YOUR BUCKET LISTS: The How To's for  Creating Hope, Anticipation While Truly Living and Ending Your Life With NO REGRETS!

TARGET AUDIENCE: M.S. / H.S. / Adults
LENGTH: 1-2 Hrs.

This presentation allows the participants a genuine opportunity to closely look at both their short/long-term life goals, identify steps to attain those goals and also identify behaviors that would prevent them reaching them. Tom will discuss the importance of personal, spousal, child, and family bucket lists!  Strategies to achieve your goals and items on your bucket lists will also take place during this presentation.
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#17 Topic:
TEEN EMPOWERMENT--Life skills needed to navigate through life!

TARGET AUDIENCE: M.S. / H.S. / Parents
LENGTH: 1-3 Hrs.

This powerful presentation or half-day workshop allows young adults to learn and practice some critically important life skills like communication, listening, confrontation, decision-making, and refusal. The student thus becomes more empowered with the needed skills which immediately allows them to make better choices for themselves as well as have more techniques to help others when in need.



#18 Topic:
WHAT’S GOING ON WITH OUR KIDS? - Adolescent issues and how to help our children deal with them.

TARGET AUDIENCE: Parents / School Boards / Administrators / Counselors
LENGTH: 1-2 Hrs.

This presentation focuses on why teens act the way they do, what the issues are that are going on with them and what we can do as parents/teachers to nurture them through this segment of their life without major problems due to their common unhealthy risk/choices/decisions.



#20 Topic:
YOUR CHILDREN-THEIR SELF-ESTEEM---What a Priceless Gift!

TARGET AUDIENCE: Parents
Length: 1 Hr.

This program shares several practical suggestions that have worked for many parents to raise their child’s self-esteem to a level that would allow them to be more assertive and lower their chances of taking unhealthy risks.



#21 Topic:
UNDERSTANDING TEENS-Helping them meet their needs with assets!

TARGET AUDIENCE: Parents / Teachers
LENGTH: 1 Hr.

This presentation will discuss what issues teens are forced having to deal with today and how we as parent, educators and youth advocates can help them meet their needs in healthy ways through ASSET-BUILDING !



#22 Topic:
SAYING NO REALLY DOESN’T HAVE TO HURT”

TARGET AUDIENCE: Parents
LENGTH: 1 Hr.

This presentation focuses on the ability to say no to your children and then follow up with the consequences. Sometimes parents feel guilty saying no so often or simply give up! This presentation gives the participants some quality parenting strategies needed to communicate more effectively with their children and the specific skills needed to confront them when they are concerned.



#23 Topic:
HOW TO DRAMATICALLY INCREASE YOUR OPPORTUNITIES OF RAISING HAPPY, HEALTHY AND SUCCESSFUL CHILDREN!

TARGET AUDIENCE: Parents
LENGTH: 1-2 Hrs.

This presentation share some exciting and relevant information on the 40 developmental assets. The Search Institute, a youth research foundation, has found 40 common traits or building blocks that will increase the opportunities that you’ll raise healthy, happy and successful children. Practical parenting strategies will also be discussed to assist in attaining those assets. VERY INFORMATIVE AND PRACTICAL for ANY parent!



#25 Topic:
TECHNIQUES FOR MORE POSITIVE PARENTING-Strategies that make parenting more effective and give our children lifetime "gifts”

TARGET AUDIENCE: Parents
LENGTH: 1-2 Hrs.

Parenting is a tough job and it should be considered our main career! This session shares practical techniques and/or strategies that make parenting a bit easier and our children better human beings because of it. Enjoy getting reaffirmed for what you do right, adopt some new strategies and continue to give your children the greatest “gifts” of a lifetime!


#26 Topic:
APPRECIATING PARENTHOOD - Affirmations for Parents......!

TARGET AUDIENCE: Parents LENGTH: 1 Hr.

Parenting is a tough but very rewarding career!! Come and enjoy some lighthearted aspects of parenthood and some affirmations of parenting while you begin to appreciate the unbelievably important responsibility we have raising our children.



#27 Topic:
COMMUNICATING WITH YOUR TEEN?????-It Can Be Easy.....!

TARGET AUDIENCE: Parents and Teachers
LENGTH: 1 Hr.

At times, it seems impossible! Communicating with your children can be easy and believe it or not, it can be very effective. Come and learn a few new techniques to better communicate without conflict, power struggles and shouting matches!



#28 Topic:
FAMILY WELLNESS- Everyone wins!

TARGET AUDIENCE: Parents
LENGTH: 1 Hr.

This presentation addresses the seven dimensions of a “well family”. It also provides practical strategies to enhance your family’s wellness. Family wellness- what a precious gift and a win for all!



#29 Topic:
JUST “PEER” PRESSURE?-Think again.....!

TARGET AUDIENCE: Parents
LENGTH: 1-2 Hrs.

This presentation focuses on the internal AND external pressure our teens feel and have to deal with on a daily basis! “Pressure” put on your children to drink alcohol, smoke cigarettes, take drugs and/or be sexually active, etc. for the most part, is inevitable! The presentation addresses the ability to truly communicate with your children and follow up on consequences set by the both of you. Sometimes parents feel guilty or simply give up! This presentation gives the parents information on why our children get seduced by alcohol or other drugs and offers necessary life skills to deal with that seduction.



#30 Topic:
PLAIN TALK ABOUT “SEX” --So you can communicate more effectively and keep the “doors open!”

TARGET AUDIENCE: Parents
LENGTH: 1-1.5 Hrs.

This presentation offers practical advice when talking to your teenagers about “sex”/human growth and reproduction. This presentation calms your nerves and opens the door for your child to communicate about this sensitive but very important topic.



#31 Topic:
LIVING EACH DAY-Finding out what really is important in your life...!

TARGET AUDIENCE: Parents / Teachers / Businesses / General LENGTH: 1-2 Hrs.

This session allows you to put your life into perspective and remind yourself of what really is important everyday! Finding time for the people/opportunities in your life that are important to you is discussed. Sit back and enjoy this presentation that will make you you think and feel and refocus the way you live. It also suggests ways to live life each day to it’s fullest.



#32 Topic:
EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE

TARGET AUDIENCE: Teachers / Administrators / Parents
LENGTH: 1-2 Hrs.

This presentation is based on Daniel Goldman’s work. Understanding that your emotional intelligence is even more important than your IQ. Practical suggestions for nurturing a healthy emotional intelligence will also occur.



#35 Topic:
The ABC’s OF PARENTING

TARGET AUDIENCE: Parents
LENGTH: 1-2 Hrs.

This presentation walks parents through the “ABC’s” of parenting, and offers many practical suggestions to assist in your tough job as a parent. Come and learn your ABC’s all over again! Parent differently immediately after this session!



#36 Topic:
DYING TO BE THIN--Disordered eating; it’s not about food!

TARGET AUDIENCE: M.S. / H.S. / Parents
LENGTH: 1-1.5 Hrs.

This session addresses two syndromes of disordered eating--anorexia nervosa and bulimia. It focuses on how teens get trapped in this life-threatening web of mind-games and eating. Signs/symptoms and reasons teens develop these disorders will be addressed. Also, some do’s and don’ts about dealing with someone who may have a disorder and how to more effectively confront them will all be discussed.



#37 Topic:
RESOLVING CONFLICT PEACEFULLY - Strategies for students, teachers and parents.

TARGET AUDIENCE: Teachers / Students / Parents
LENGTH: 1-2 Hrs.

This presentation specifically looks at conflict, what it does to us, and then offers strategies/techniques for teachers and their students. It also addresses how parents can more effectively deal with conflict in their homes. Healthier ways to communicate is a key concept throughout this session.



#38 Topic:
LIFE SKILLS THAT ARE CRITICAL FOR YOUR STUDENTS AND YOUR OWN CHILDREN

TARGET AUDIENCE: Teachers / Parents
LENGTH: 1-1.5 Hrs

This presentation addresses the main life skills that are critical to a healthy lifestyle for your students or your own children. Decision-making, problem-solving, communication, refusal, assertiveness and care-frontation skills are all discussed in a practical manner. If time allows, teachers/parents “practice” the skills themselves so they understand them and are able to teach them to their students and/or children.



#40 Topic:
PARENTING TEENS “IN THE MIDDLE”

TARGET AUDIENCE: Parents of M.S. students / Parents of upper elementary students
LENGTH: 1 Hr.

This presentation will address what middle school-aged youth are like so you know what’s normal and maybe abnormal. Specific parenting strategies will be discussed to deal with this generally emotionally-charged/ socially-activated child.



#44 Topic:
A PREPARATION AND SURVIVAL “WORK SESSION” FOR PARENTS AND TEENAGERS!

TARGET AUDIENCE: Parents OR parents with their teens!
LENGTH: 1-5 Hrs.

This practical presentation focuses on preparing parents and their teens for the dating experience. Since this is quite an awkward time for serious and deep conversations regarding the many sensitive issues that need to be discussed during these years I thought that I’d share pieces of a book that I’m presently in the process of writing. These “pieces” offer both parents and their teens a model to “work through” and gain some practical information and life skills needed to strategically prepare for some big decisions regarding healthy relationships and sexual activity. It also shares several “contracts” that can be used between the parents and their teen to insure accountability. Come and ease your nerves with your teen while you pick up some very important, yet practical information, on preparing for your teenagers’ dating experiences/ future relationships.



#46 Topic:
CHILDHOOD OBESITY-What’s a parent to do?

TARGET AUDIENCE: Parents
LENGTH: 1 Hr.

This presentation focuses on the many causes of childhood obesity, the consequences if left unchecked and practical suggestions to prevent obesity in your child.



#47 Topic:
DEVELOPING A MISSION STATEMENT FOR YOUR LIFE!

TARGET AUDIENCE: M.S. / H.S. / Teachers / Parents
LENGTH: 2 Hrs.

A builder uses a blueprint to build a home. A cook uses a recipe to cook their delicious meals, and NASA has a detailed mission plan for their spacecraft every second that it’s in space. Why wouldn’t we want a plan/mission for our lives? This session allows the participants an opportunity to develop their own mission plan for their life! It’s an opportunity of a life time for everyone! A written statement that will give you a reason to “be”, get up every day and truly LIVE!



#49 Topic:
LAUGHTER, HAPPINESS AND TIME MANAGEMENT

TARGET AUDIENCE: Educators / Business professionals / Parents

This presentation focuses on three of the five necessary keys to personal rejuvenation. It’ll address the benefits of humor/ laughter, the keys to being happy as well as the interesting and practical ways to look at setting priorities in their lives while managing their time.



#50 Topic:
YOUR PRICELESS ATTITUDE-How to Begin “Infecting” Yourself as Well as Others!

TARGET AUDIENCE: Business professionals / Parents / Educators / Administrators
LENGTH: 1-2 Hrs.

This presentation will address how to acquire a positive and “infectious” attitude every day. Once acquired and conscious of that mental state, we will discuss how you can “infect” others throughout your day! This presentation will leave you feeling fortunate, appreciated, confident, rejuvenated and most of all, with an attitude that WILL BE infectious!



#52 Topic:
CRITICAL INGREDIENTS NEEDED TO GIVE YOUR CHILDREN/STUDENTS 3 LIFETIME “GIFTS”---Health, Happiness and Success!

TARGET AUDIENCE: Parents / Teachers
LENGTH: 1-2 Hrs.

This session addresses the 40 development assets that all children need to be happy, healthy and successful in life. It will also address some critical life skills that teens need to survive this “tough” world.



#55 Topic:
MY CHILD'S SOCIAL SKILLS?-Raising the bar for your children to become more SOCIALLY WELL!

TARGET AUDIENCE: Parents
LENGTH: 1 Hr.

With texting, Facebook, TV, video games and computers, etc. making out teens “socially incompetent”, this session addresses the critical need today to teach social skills with our teens. A discussion on specific social skills needed and how to instill them in your children with relevant and practical strategies will take place.



#61 Topic:
THE ENORMOUS POWER OF TOUCH

TARGET AUDIENCE: Teachers / Parents / Medical/ Nursing Home staff
LENGTH: 1 Hr.

This presentation addresses the research behind the power of touch. It will address the physical, social and emotional benefits of touch and remind you to secure your needed 12 “touches’ a day needed for physical social and emotional healthy development.



#62 Topic:
CO-DEPENDENCY - Living Connected to an Alcoholic/Drug Abuser

TARGET AUDIENCE: Teachers / Parents / Family members of an addicted person
LENGTH: 1 Hr.

Living with someone who is or has been chemically dependant can “infect” you in a very unhealthy way. Learn about co-dependency and some practical strategies you can do to effectively deal with it’s seductive dependency.



#68 Topic:
FISHING FOR A POSITIVE ATTITUDE

TARGET AUDIENCE: Business / Teachers / Hospital staff / Parents / Adults
LENGTH: 1.5-2 Hrs.

This presentation addresses intentional attitude development and how to “infect” others, by choice, with a positive one at home and/or your work place. The video “Fish” will be shown/discussed to demonstrate how you can have fun at work while still being professional with that positive attitude. Come and catch “the big one”-that attitude that will make you work and live differently!



#69 Topic:
METH-A seductive drug!

TARGET AUDIENCE: Police / Teachers / AOD personnel / Social services /H.S. students LENGTH: 1 Hr.

This informational session provides a power point and a DVD clip with the relevant information about meth. A recovering meth addict is also be present for questions/answers.



#73 Topic:
WHAT DO I WANT TO BE AND DO WHEN I GROW UP?

TARGET AUDIENCE: All aging adults-yes all of us! Especially good for mid-life crisis folks!
LENGTH: 1-1.5 Hrs.

“Dreams are not just for the young at heart.” Finding out what really is important in your life, focusing on those critical things daily while anticipating new goals and dreams really is “Living Life to the Fullest”. This presentation will make you laugh, explore your thoughts and will allow you to determine what is truly important in your life, what inspires and an opportunity to develop a new attitude to live with for the remaining years of your life! It is my wish to help you decide on your achievable dreams no matter what your age, establish YOUR “bucket list”(things you’d like to do before you “kick the bucket”) and then begin intentionally living better than you already are at this point in your life!



#74 Topic:
PUT YOUR OWN OXYGEN MASK ON FIRST:  TAKING CARE OF YOURSELF SO YOU CAN CARE FOR OTHERS!

TARGET AUDIENCE: Caretakers / Parents / Teachers
LENGTH: 1-1.5 Hrs.

This session offers several practical suggestions to “breathe oxygen” into your life so that it is a happy, healthy & successful one. A smattering of stories and readings throughout the self-care strategies will be shared to help all participants truly understand the need for "fresh oxygen"  in order for you LIFE to care for yourself so you are effectively able to care for others!



#78 Topic:
ABSTINENCE: THE BEAUTY OF A ROSE!

TARGET AUDIENCE: M.S. / H. S. with or without parents!
LENGTH: 1-1.5 Hrs.

This presentation deals with how alcohol or drugs and sexual activity in relationships “infect” them and set them up for failure and heartache. A discussion of a relationship continuum will take place followed by a sharing of the many other mental, social, financial as well as the physical consequences of “sex” before marriage. Abstinence is given as the number 1 choice to consider to avoid the 27 unwanted consequences discussed. A rose is passed throughout the audience during the presentation & a petal is stripped as each consequence is discussed. Discussion follows as to the “beauty” of the rose & the beauty of an abstinent lifestyle!



#88 Topic:
WARNING SIGNS OF CLINICAL DEPRESSION/POTENTIAL SUICIDE-What to do, what not to do!

TARGET AUDIENCE: M.S. / H. S. / Teachers / Parents
LENGTH: 1-1.5 Hrs.

This session will share some common warning signs of depression. Whether you are a parent, teacher or friend, this session will offer several strategies as to what you should do and discuss the many things that shouldn’t be done when you are concerned about someone who may be depressed /suicidal.



#90 Topic:
LIFE SKILLS-- Life’s “ingredients” needed to succeed!

TARGET AUDIENCE: M.S. / H.S. / Parents / Teachers
LENGTH: 1 Hr.-2 Hrs.

This session shares the necessary life skills that all teens need to have in order to succeed in life. They are extremely necessary at this stage in their life because of the many life-altering decisions they are making!



#93 Topic:
SWISS CHEESE THEORY/BRAIN READINESS-Why do our children make foolish decisions when they know better?

TARGET AUDIENCE: Teachers / Administrators / Parents
LENGTH: 1-1.5 Hrs.

This session addresses why our teens act the way they do at times and what they NEED to be taught so that they can fill their needs in healthy ways while looking ahead at the consequences of their decisions.



#95 Topic:
DEVELOPMENTAL ASSETS-POSITIVE PARENTING--Giving your children 3 gifts that will last a lifetime!

TARGET AUDIENCE: Parents

LENGTH: 1-2 Hrs. This presentation will affirm what parents are already doing well and then share some new research on developmental assets! Several positive parenting strategies and tips will also be discussed to aid in their own parenting styles!



#96 Topic:
A RECIPE FOR YOUR LIFE: TOTAL WELLNESS

TARGET AUDIENCE: Adults- Teachers, Parents, Business and Community
LENGTH: 1 Hr.

This presentation looks at combining the necessary ingredients to live MORE WELL! As with a recipe, it lists what is needed "TO BAKE" or to truly LIVE a balanced, productive and well lifestyle. Sprinkled with stories and video clips, you'll be given those necessary ingredients that'll make your life "cook" to perfection!



#98 Topic:
INTERNET SAFETY-For Parents!

TARGET AUDIENCE: Parents
LENGTH: 1 Hr.

This presentation shares specific internet safety measures that parents need to be made aware of to protect their children!



#99 Topic:
BULLYING-STEPPING UP TO STOP IT!

TARGET AUDIENCE: Parents/Teachers
LENGTH: 1 Hr.

This presentation looks at the severity of the bullying problem as well as several specific strategies that parents and children can learn to prevent this "infectious issue".



#100 Topic:
CREATING RESILIENCY IN OUR CHILDREN

TARGET AUDIENCE: Teachers and Parents
LENGTH: 1 Hr.

This session discusses how we as parents and teachers can intentionally raise/develop resilient children. Our children/students will face adversity in their lives and being resilient young adults is critical when times get rough. Come and learn about a few strategies to develop a resilient child!



#101 Topic:
BALANCING YOUR LIFE PERSONALLY, PROFESSIONALLY AND FAMILY-WISE: It’s About TIME!!

TARGET AUDIENCE: Teachers, Business employees, Parents, Community professionals
LENGTH: 1-1.5 hrs.

This presentation allows all participants to seriously look at how they can realistically balance their lives personally, professionally and within their families. This thought-provoking session allows those in attendance to reflect on how thier lives are literally being "spent" while considering some specific stategies to begin the change that may allow that needed balance to take place. All will be encouraged to truly think about their priorities in life------the things that make them happy, the things they live for each day! It's ended with a challenge to TAKE ACTION and begin the process!


#102 TOPIC:
PARENTING PRE-TEENS……? Don’t Freak…..Tweak and Empower them for LIFE!

TARGET AUDIENCE: Parents/teachers/mentors/grandparents/foster parents of pre-teens (ages 11-15)
LENGTH: 1-2 hrs.

This presentations’ content comes from a book I have written and published. The presentation will address those critically important issues that need to be discussed and communicated with your pre-teens. As you know, there are several big, possibly even life-altering decisions that your pre-teen will have to make soon in their lives. Just a few of these decisions include alcohol and drug use, sexual activity, smoking, driving responsibly, etc. The presentation assists the parent, guardian, mentor, teacher, etc. with not only the needed information but with a variety of relevant and practical interactive activities that can be done together WITH the pre-teen to enhance communication and build the necessary trust that’s needed between a pre-teen and their responsible caring adult. The presentation provides the necessary knowledge and specific and relevant strategies to assist pre-teens as they begin to make those choices and develop relationships.


#104 TOPIC:
IT TAKES 2 TO SAY “I DO”- Simple Tips to make your “I DO” last

TARGET AUDIENCE: Couples
LENGTH: 1 hr.

This interactive presentation addresses specific tips couples could keep in mind to maintain a positive and healthy spousal relationship. A blend of the “little things” couples can do for each other will also be shared. Specific strategies will be discussed to keep their “I DO’s”, a long lasting one! There is time for discussion regarding looking back, looking forward and identifying present thoughts and feelings about their relationship. All this will be discussed before a suggested, “Date-Night-Out”.


#105 TOPIC:
INFECTIOUS ATTITUDES within your MARRIAGE and your FAMILY…Creating an Epidemic from Within!

TARGET AUDIENCE: Couples and parents
LENGTH: 1 hr.

This presentation discuss many practical ways couples can develop a more positive attitude with their spouse AND their children. Suggested tips/practical strategies on relationship-building through an intentional choice of a positive attitude will be shared. This presentation includes couple discussion time which is followed up with their true couple and family “attitude adjustment” action-planning time.


#106 TOPIC:
HAPPINESS; What Does It Take?---YOUR Ingredients Await…!

TARGET AUDIENCE: Teachers/Parents/Community Groups/Business
LENGTH: 1 hr.

This presentation addresses the 12 things that happy people do differently! It also discusses the correlation between happiness, your attitude and your overall gratitude. Some “secrets of true happiness” are shared from a book entitled, Happy for No Reason”. Also discussed are the 5 traps that ensnare folks trying to achieve happiness. It concludes with 12 practical and relevant suggestions for one to consider to begin the process of living more happily than they already may be, by intention.-----DON’T WORRY-----BE HAPPY!


#107 TOPIC:
CARING for the CAREGIVER: How to Support a Sick Loved One Without Falling Apart Yourself

TARGET AUDIENCE: Anyone caring for a sick loved one
LENGTH: 1 hr.

This presentation will address 6 barriers one needs to overcome when caring for a sick loved one. Also, specific strategies for success while care giving will be shared. The presentation will conclude with a smattering of practical suggestions to simply care for oneself so you’re able to care for your loved one.


#108 TOPIC:
GRATITUDE’S THE ATTITUDE!

TARGET AUDIENCE: Adults/teachers
LENGTH: 1 hr.

The gift of gratitude is a priceless gift. This presentation focuses on 10 ways tp practice gratitude while you develop your thankful attitude. Ways to “master” the gratitude attitude will be discussed as well. A gratitude journal will be suggested after listening to this presentation.


#109 TOPIC:
EFFECTS OF TECHNOLOGY ON TODAY’S TEEN SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL MATURITY

TARGET AUDIENCE: Adults/teachers/teens
LENGTH: 1 hr.

This presentation addresses the “problems” / “concerns” that technology has put on teens today directly affecting their social and emotional maturity. The session will share some of the latest research regarding the “addiction” of technology. Practical suggestions for a healthy balance for parents and their teens while using technology will also be discussed.

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#112 TOPIC:
AGING WELL: KEEPING YOUR MIND SHARP AND HEART ALIVE!
TARGET AUDIENCE: Adults
LENGTH: 1 hr.

This presentation focuses on specific strategies to intentionally and purposefully "age well".  Topics such as one's attitude, ability to continue to play and goal setting (yes goal setting) are all addressed.  Looking at the process of aging will also be discussed.  Attend and pick up some pointers on looking at aging differently while you enjoy the life you have as you age WELL!

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#113 TOPIC:
MOVING FORWARD: Learning from the Consequences and Moving On!
TARGET AUDIENCE: HS students or athletes who have been suspended from the schools's code violation AND their parent(s) or guardian(s)
LENGTH: 1 hr.

This session addresses the latest brain and body research from the effects of alcohol/drug use/abuse.  This relevant and eye-opening research from John Underwood and the American Athletic Institute (Life of an Athlete) will be shared in a way that allows the student and or athlete to learn from the decision they made, accept the consequences rendered to them and move forward! Parents, guardians immediately feel safe, non-threatened and non-embarrassed.  The hour presentation is about learning from their "mistake", and MOVING FORWARD! Suggestions for the student or athlete AND their parents conclude the presentation.
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#115 TOPIC:
CHANGE: WHAT DOES IT TAKE FOR NEW BEHAVIORS TO BECOME HABITS OF ACTION?
TARGET AUDIENCE: Adults/Teachers
LENGTH: 1 hr.

This presentation looks at the process of change.  The session allows participants to understand the stages of change and what it really takes to make the necessary strides to take intentional and purposeful actions towards a  behavior change they may be considering.  Change is difficult but most of the the time, well worth the effort!  Come and begin to see what you can change with a suggested 30 day wellness challenge of your choice.

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#116 TOPIC:
EFFECTS OF TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIAL MEDIA ON TEEN SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL MATURITY
TARGET AUDIENCE: Adults/Teachers
LENGTH: 1 hr.

This parent/teacher session clearly addresses the social/emotional impact technology is having on our teens. tom will share 5 ways social media is changing the teen brain and he will also address "social media addiction"----a new addiction interfering with our teen's social and emotional maturity.  tom will share brief clips from a recent CNN documentary titled, "Being 13 Inside the Secret World of Teens". Practical strategies will be shared for parents and teachers on what they can DO to effectively deal with this constant and relentless issue at hand.