Sunday, January 10, 2010

Author Symposium - hosted by LFA, CT Chapter

First Annual Author Symposium

February 6,2010. The Water Club, 545 Long Wharf Drive New Haven , CT
10am - 4pm

Come hear Donna Jackson Nakazawa, author of The Autoimmune Epidemic! Her book focuses on how to protect your immune system while exploring possible causes and potential cures for nearly 100 autoimmune diseases including Multiple Sclerosis, Lupus, Crohn’s Disease, Type 1 Diabetes, Rheumatoid Arthritis and other autoimmune related diseases like Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome! THE AUTOIMMUNE EPIDEMIC combines up-to-the-minute research emerging out of dozens of today’s cutting-edge scientific labs with the front line perspective of autoimmune sufferers.

Also presenting is bestselling author Bernie Seigel, M.D., author of Love Medicine & Miracles in which he shares his experience with exceptional patients and how powerful the will to live can be and the physical benefits derived from accepting one's mortality and healing your life. The idea of unconditional love as being the most powerful stimulant of the immune system is a common theme in Seigel’s work.

Dr. Joseph Craft, Yale University School of Medicine Professor of Medicine and Immunobiology, Chief of Rheumatology Section, and Director of the Investigative Medicine Program, directs a research laboratory devoted to understanding T lymphocyte differentiation and function in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE, or lupus) will also be presenting at the symposium. His research has been continually supported by the National Institutes of Health since 1985, where he is a current NIH MERIT award recipient, and he is the author of over 140 scientific publications.

Last, but my no means least, clean living coach and owner/founder of Healthy Endeavors- a health coaching and consulting firm, Wendy Battles-Plasse, MA, HHC will be speaking on a nutritional approach! Her teleseminar “Money Saving Meal Planning: Quick, Healthy and Delicious Meals on a Budget” taught individuals a simple system to change their mindset about meal planning and how to plan weekly meals that are both healthy and have an eye on the bottom line. Along the way, Battles-Plasse shares a multitude of resources, tools and forms to make meal planning systematic week after week. She has also developed a simple Money Saving Meal Planning Home Study Course.

Coffee and light snacks will be served in the morning followed by lunch in the afternoon.

PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE  ( Check out the link on the right!)


PHONE: 860-269-6240

We look forward to seeing you there!!

Getting Out!

This year it's time for me to get out and interact with the world. I do it on occasion. But for the most part I'm a home body. I have been for years and the past 2 years forget about it. My not feeling good was the perfect reason to not have to interact with anyone. Don't get me wrong I love people. I love to talk. I just don't like leaving my comfort zone. I don't like to try new things and meet (initiate meeting) new people. Every day I am going to get out and talk to someone new. Don't have to make a new friend, just talk. Say hello. Smile. Be a part of the world. I went to a mixer last night. A fundraiser for the Lupus Foundation. It promised to be an awesome night. It was at a family bar I guess. Very weird set up. It looked like a bar. The name of the place is Bar. There were three rooms with bars in each. Serves food. But there were kids everywhere. Ages 5-10. I don't know. Any who. Had a nice time. I stayed for an hour. I got there at 6. Light crowd at that time. As people started to come in the music got louder and the voices did too and it became too much for me, but before that I came out of my comfort zone and made light conversation with those at my table. Of course everyone at the mixer( we had our own seperate area) was college age. I had my oldest son with me and he assured me that I fit in .:) Isn't he cute! All in all a wonderful night out.

Friday, January 1, 2010


Happy New Year! May this year bring you many new and wonderful firsts!
Love. Live. Laugh. Enjoy!