To find the path to long life and health, Nick Buettner and his team study the world’s “Blue Zones,” communities whose elders live with optimal health and vitality to a record-setting age. In his talk, he shares the nine common diet and lifestyle habits – Power 9® – that keep them spry past age 100. What should you be doing to live a longer life? Nick Buettner debunks the most common myths and offers a science-backed blueprint for the average American to live longer, better.
Over the last 20 years, Nick Buettner has led 17 expeditions to over six continents around the world. Three of these expeditions were to Blue Zones regions—places with the longest life expectancy and where people reach age 100 more than anywhere else in the world. Nick worked with his brother Dan Buettner, National Geographic, and a team of longevity researchers to identify and explore these pockets of the world where people were living longer, better lives. He was the Executive Producer of the Blue Zones expeditions to Okinawa, Japan; Costa Rica; and Ikaria, Greece. In his current role as the VP of Product for the Blue Zones, he is responsible for taking the Blue Zones longevity lessons to 50 communities across the United States. The Blue Zones Project is a community-wide well-being initiative that positively impacts the health of over 5 million people across the country.
Sleep is critical to healthy living. Dr. Molano will discuss the importance of sleep and its impact on brain health. She will share an overview of sleep and normal changes with aging as well as a more in-depth discussion on how sleep issues can affect changes in the brain. Lifestyle behaviors that impact the brain, such as physical activity and a healthy diet, will be explored. Dr. Molano will also provide valuable tips to improve sleep.
Dave Caperton, BS
Connect, Engage and Enjoy - Little Things that Change Everything!
Our DNA determines much about how we age and we can’t change that. But practicing healthy habits can help you make the best of the genetic hand you’re dealt. Those habits certainly include a good diet and regular exercise, but research now confirms that loving connections and a healthy mindset play perhaps as big a role in our long-term health as what we eat and how much we move around. The good news is that simple daily choices can improve your connections to others and your emotional and physical well-being. These ‘joy hacks’ can make you healthier, happier and less stressed. In this program by speaker, author and former comedy writer and performer, Dave Caperton, you’ll laugh while you learn choices that lead to healthy and joyful living for all the days ahead.
Kelly Rogan, MS, LSW, LICDC-CS
When Helping Becomes Harmful - Codependency
Codependency (When Helping Becomes Harmful) will explore how our care giving can become care taking and less than altruistic when one gets hooked into outcomes. Finding a sense of purpose in helping others is a beautiful, gratifying experience. However, when caregivers aren’t caring for themselves in the process they can become codependent. This session will provide a perspective which includes self in the equation of giving so caregivers do not become depleted and reminds them to “put their own oxygen mask on first before assisting others.”
Conference Registration Costs
Early Bird Ticket Rates:
Registration without contact hours: $69
Registration with contact hours: $89
Tickets go on sale in late November.
All requests for refunds MUST BE RECEIVED no later than Wednesday, February 19, 2020.
Questions? Call 513.979.2246.
A limited number of seats will be available for three speaker luncheons.
Additional cost: $30.00.
You must register for the conference to add a VIP Luncheon to your reservation.
Be Well: An Owners Manual for Whole Health
by Lauri Nandyal, MD
Statistics confirm that over 80% of our chronic illnesses are related to life choices much of which is within personal and community control, leaving us much less at the mercy of infectious diseases or our family inheritances than we may have thought. With a better understanding of our biologic and physiologic responses to stress, diet, sleep, movement, relationships and core values, we can better position ourselves to own our health. Over one hundred years ago, Thomas Edison said, "The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his/her patient in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease."
With mindful living, and conscious, healthy choices about the how and what we eat, the way we structure our wake and sleep time, how we move, how we communicate and build community, we can expand Edison's predictions ensuring that the best doctor of the future is actually the patient!
Come get a peek at the owner's manual for your own body, rediscover your healer within, and reclaim and retain your well-being!
Lauri Nandyal, MD is an Adjunct Associate Clinical Professor and Integrative/Functional Medicine Consultant at UC Department of Family and Community Medicine. While firmly supportive of benefits of Primary Care, she felt it was important for her to assist patients with primary prevention and disease avoidance rather than simply early detection of disease. With that spirit of curiosity, Dr Nandyal sought additional training in Integrative Medicine and Functional Medicine, specialties that address root causes of ill health and prescribe lifestyle interventions for health creation. She is passionate about partnering with her patients and their communities towards addressing underlying, modifiable, lifestyle factors which contribute to their biological balance such as sleep, nutrition, movement, stress modification, emotional and spiritual wellness, and social connectedness.
The Blue Zones of Happiness
by Nick Buettner
What makes us happy? Most people are misguided or just plain wrong. Living our best life involves optimizing how we evaluate our life, how we experience it from day to day and how to live out our purpose. Following the model he pioneered with Blue Zones of Longevity, Buettner worked with Gallup to identify the happiest regions of the happiest countries in the world and distilled their lessons. He also drew from data representing 95% of the world’s population and a consensus of the world’s top experts to debunk some commonly believed myths. Using stunning National Geographic photography, Nick brings the stories and concepts to life, offering an evidenced-based, long-lasting strategy to set up your life to live your happiest.
Support vs. Enabling with Addiction
by Kelly Rogan
Cincinnati and our surrounding communities have been hard hit by the opioid epidemic and addiction. Families and loved ones, afraid and desperate to be helpful, often get into patterns of enabling behavior which further drain resources and energy while not solving the problem. Kelly has been working with families for over 30 years and is frequently asked, “How do I support my loved one without enabling?,” “How do I get through the day without worrying and obsessing?,” and “How will I ever trust again?” During this luncheon, we will discuss how to know if one is being supportive or crossing into “enabling territory” as well as more focus on trusting one’s self rather than other people.
The Cintas Center at Xavier University, Schiff Family Conference Center, 1624 Herald Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45207
Applications are in process for contact hours for nurses, occupational therapists, social workers, counselors, and marriage and family therapists. Please check back in mid-November.
Representatives from many local community organizations will be available to share information and answer questions during the breaks.
Refresh Your Soul Conference attendees can take advantage of special group rates for area hotels. For pricing and information, please visit this page again. The details will be available no later than Oct. 1.
Refresh Your Soul Conference
Monday, March 16, 2020
9 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
The Cintas Center at Xavier University
1624 Herald Ave,
Cincinnati, OH 45207