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February 2021:
Self-Care

“You can’t pour from an empty cup.” This phrase has been resonating with people for years for a good reason. It is so important to be able to take time to focus on ourselves, so that we are able to give our best to those around us. February will focus on speakers and programs that will show us the best ways on focusing our energy inwardly!
Explore our full schedule of exciting and educational events at The Lodge at Woodloch, featuring inspirational and motivational guest speakers, available to elevate your consciousness and personal awareness.

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Gemma Nastasi, Health & Wellness Coach
February 5th - 7th
Gemma Nastasi is a National Board-Certified Health and Wellness Coach from the National Board of Health and Wellness Coaching and an Associate Coach from the International Coaching Federation. She holds certifications in holistic nutrition, positive psychology, and life coaching. Her business is Gemma Health Coach, LLC, located in Red Bank, New Jersey. She is also a motivational keynote speaker and author. Gemma was recently an expert speaker on a Health Coaching panel at the Integrated Healthcare Symposium in New York, NY, in February 2020. She was also a speaker for Meridian's Woman Rock Event at the Paramount in Asbury Park, New Jersey, in October 2018. Gemma has authored two books: The Positive Psychology Diet: 21 Days to a Happier and Healthier Life and Happiness Is My Choice – A Practical Guide to Happiness, which are available to purchase on Amazon.com. Some of her published articles include Capitalize on Adversity and Do Not Make Resolutions—Set Goals. Gemma is also the happiness expert for Pink Wisdom, a digital-based destination for the woman seeking advice founded by actress Alison Chace. In her spare time, Gemma enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She also loves healthy cooking and exploring healthy travel destinations. Her favorite quote is: "the teacher comes when the student is ready”.

Friday. February 5th
The Positive Psychology Diet – 21 Days to a Happier and Healthier Life
8:30pm
Did you ever wonder why some people are happier than others? What if I told you that you could increase your Happiness in 21 days? Studies on Happiness have shown that 50 percent of our Happiness is genetic. Ten percent is life circumstances, and forty percent is controllable. Positive Psychology works with your forty percent to increase your happiness and wellbeing. It takes 21 days to create a foundation for change. If you add positive tools each day for 21 days, you will create a positive life habit. The presentation discussion covers changing habits and setting SMART goals. We will discuss the 21-Day Positivity Plan, and the participants will design their best life. The workshop will end with the participants filling out their 21-Day Positivity Plan for their best life.

Saturday, February 6th
Happiness is My Choice
8:30pm
You can choose to be happier. Studies have shown that happier people are healthier, have increased longevity, and are more successful. This presentation will cover the 12 intentional activities that research has shown will increase your happiness. You will discover the areas in your life that need improvement by completing the life satisfaction assessment. We will then discuss how to implement the 12 activities into your life to increase your life satisfaction. Each participant will receive a happiness wheel to take home to remind them that they have the power to choose to be happier.


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Lorraine Radice, Ph.D., Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Certified Practitioner

February 12th - 14th
Lorraine Radice, Ph.D., is a Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Certified Practitioner.  She utilizes the Myers-Briggs personality type preferences in her approaches to leadership and teaching.  She is currently a curriculum director in a school district on Long Island after being a Literacy educator for 10 years.  Dr. Radice is also an associate assistant professor at Hofstra University in the Literacy Studies program.  Dr. Radice has presented her work in the area of literacy at several national and local conferences.  She is a contributing author to the research volume Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment: Intersecting New Needs and New Approaches.  As a lifelong Woodloch guest, she is thrilled to bring her passion of personality awareness to The Lodge and to contribute to the wellness of others.