By tracing the life and work of the “Saint of Calcutta”, her authorized biographer will explore what made her care of the poor, the sick and the dying so exceptional: the priority she gave to dedication, compassion, respect for difference, and being humbly and fully present to the individual; her identification of the need to meet emotional and spiritual problems, and her emphasis not so much on prolonging life at all costs, as on enabling people to die with dignity and surrounded by love. Doing “small things with great love” was a transforming principle that gave meaning and purpose to her life and one she stressed was accessible to all.
As the authorized biographer of Mother Teresa, Kathryn was involved with her work for over seventeen years, and her highly acclaimed biography became a New York Times bestseller. She has spoken internationally including an address at the United Nations conference.
The Purpose of Life is a Life of Purpose
Rabbi Abie Ingber will relate valuable lessons from his parents who survived the Holocaust and inspired him on his pathway to peace. Every farmer knows that it is not about the number of barns you build, but about the seeds you plant; every parent knows it is not about the number of times you push the swing, but about how your child soars when they leave your playground. So it is with our lives. When the purpose of life is a life of purpose, the integration of spirit, heart, hands and mind finds it greatest completion.
Rabbi Ingber is the founder and former Executive Director of the Center for Interfaith Community Engagement at Xavier University. He is passionate about using the lessons learned from his parents' survival of the Holocaust to promote peace and healing throughout the world.
Interactive teaching kitchens and food-first nutrition education are the future of medicine. The growing field of Culinary Medicine and its improved patient health outcomes will be explored. Learn about the Mediterranean Diet, an important building block of Culinary Medicine, and groundbreaking research in this field.
About Leah Sarris RD, LDN
Leah is the Director of Operations and Executive Chef for the Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine in New Orleans. She has developed a premier, interdisciplinary program that involves culinary arts, science, nutrition and medicine. It is the first of its kind and has been licensed by many medical schools. Her passion lies in teaching everyone how to make delicious food that is also good for them.
It’s a well-documented fact that people who manage their stress, maintain an optimistic spirit and take care of their health are happier and healthier than those who don’t. In our frenzied world, folks need to be reminded of why these things are vitally important. Kay Frances will share effective ways to cope with stress and leave you laughing and enlightened on how to age with zest and vigor.
Motivational humorist and author, Kay Frances, has shared her message to “lighten up, stress less and take care of ourselves” in 49 states and Canada for over 30 years. She holds a Master's Degree in Business Administration, a degree in Health and Physical Education and a 4th-degree black belt in karate. Her experience as a family caregiver for many years taught her valuable lessons and inspires much of her work.
|8:00 - 9:00 a.m.||Registration, Check In, Continental Breakfast, Exhibitors, Speaker Book Sales|
|9:00 - 9:15 a.m.||Welcome and Opening Remarks|
|9:15 - 10:15 a.m.||Keynote: Living with Meaning and Purpose - Kathryn Spink|
|10:15 - 10:50 a.m.||Break, Exhibitors, Book Sales & Signing with Kathryn Spink|
|10:50 - 11:50 p.m.||Food as Medicine - Leah Sarris|
|11:50 - 1:00 p.m.||Box Lunch, Exhibitors, Book Sales, VIP Speaker Luncheons|
|1:00 - 2:00 p.m.||The Purpose of Life is a Life of Purpose - Rabbi Abie Ingber|
|2:00 - 3:00 p.m.||Aging with Zest and Humor - Kay Frances|
|3:00 - 3:15 p.m.||Evaluation and Closing Remarks|
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Refresh Your Soul conference attendees can register to earn contact hours for several disciplines such as nursing and occupational therapy. Check back after November 13 for the complete details.
To meet the goal of Episcopal Retirement Services’ Parish Health Ministry (PHM) becoming self-supporting, this event is the primary fundraiser for the ministry. 100% of the conference proceeds will benefit PHM.
Registration opens in mid-November!
All registrations include continental breakfast, box lunch and event materials.
All requests for refunds MUST BE RECEIVED no later than Wednesday, February 20, 2019.
Questions? Call 513.979.2246.
A very limited number of seats are available for speaker luncheons.
Additional cost: $30.00.
You must register (beginning mid-November) for the conference to add a VIP Luncheon to your reservation.
The Cintas Center at Xavier University, 1624 Herald Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45207
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 at nearby hotels. Check back after November 13 for the complete details.