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MORNING:   YOUR NEXT STEPS–CREATING MEANING AND PURPOSE THROUGH WORK  (90 Minute workshops)

 

1. BEYOND THE EMPTY NEST

The kids are gone (or almost gone) and you are wondering what’s next.  What will excite me, fulfill me, stretch me? Whether you have some ideas or feel completely stuck, this session will help you to create your identity Beyond Being Mom.

Takeaway: You will rediscover your purpose and create an action plan for this next stage in your life.

Session Leader: Barbara Wasserman

2. HOW DO I FIND MY NEXT JOB?

You know that in this next stage of life, you need (or want) a job, but you have been out of the work force for SO long.  Or maybe you feel that if you have to do your current job for even one more second, you will start tearing your hair out.   You know what your skills are, and you know what you are good at.

Takeaway: You will leave with tools and resources for finding your next job

Moderator: Elizabeth Brown – Author of Life After Law

Panelists:

Subhadra England– Recruiter Thinkflex.net

George Zeller, Boston’s Best Resume Writer

Alyson Weiss, Social Media/Linkedin Specialist

3.  HOW DO I MAKE A LIVING AND A DIFFERENCE? (CLOSED – SESSION IS FULL)

We no longer equate the end of a successful career with the beginning of retirement. We want to stay in the game, or even better- change the game. We want to leave a mark. We want to make a difference- and continue to make money.

Takeaway: You will leave with a map of a plan for your transition.

Session Leaders: Dorian Mintzer and Roberta Taylor

 

BREAK: Healthy Lunch and Learn:    “What Did I Do With My Keys?:  Unleashing Your Beautiful Brain.”  Marie Pasinki, M.D, currently a staff neurologist at MGH and faculty member at Harvard Medical School and author of “Beautiful Brain, Beautiful You”, will talk about our memory concerns and improving our brains at midlife.  This is one you won’t want to miss, so don’t skip out on lunch (as if you would…)

AFTERNOON:   START WITH A HEALTHY SELF—MIND AND BODY WORKSHOPS—(90 minute workshops)

 

1. THE FOOD- MOOD CONNECTION.

Eat great to feel great. Time to ditch the diet mentality and the extra cup of coffee and put your focus on eating the right foods to increase your energy and alertness, reduce your fatigue and improve your mood. Yes, eating healthier not only helps you look great, but can help you FEEL fabulous too.

Takeaway:  You will leave this workshop with tips and strategies (and some recipes) for what to eat, when to eat, and how to eat –to feel better than ever!

Session Leader: Lisa Lewtan and Stephanie Elkind

2.  WHY BE SECOND BEST WHEN YOU CAN BE YOUR BEST?  IGNITE YOUR LIFE!

Dr. Cathy Utzschneider, a multiple USA Track and Field age group champion who has coached dozens of women over 50 to national championship titles– will introduce you to her MOVE! method. You can use it to be your best and achieve any goal within the context of the rest of your life.   Come to this workshop with a physical or personal goal in mind–I want to lose 10 pounds; I want to run a half marathon and I can barely run a mile; I want to Climb Mt Everest (or the Blue Hills.) Takeaway:  Define your goal and put together a tangible plan of how you will get there.  (cathyutzschneider.com).

Takeaway:  Define your goal and put together a tangible plan for how you will get there.

Session Leader: Cathy Utzschneider

3.  STRESS REDUCTION WORKSHOP: Take Back Your Life with Mindfulness.

Stress got you down? Is it stopping you from moving ahead in your life? In this 90-minute workshop you’ll learn about mindfulness — and how to break out of the downward spiral that can lead to anxiety, insomnia, depression, and many other life-limiting conditions. Change begins with simple attention on your breath. It’s always there to get you back on the road to calm and clarity.

Takeaway: You’ll come away with some simple tools you can use anytime, at work or at home, to stay grounded during stressful times.

Session Leader: Sunada Takagi

4.  DOES YOUR IMAGE MATCH YOUR NEXT PHASE?

Doreen Dove, image consultant and personal style coach, will share insider style tips so you can take immediate action to bump up your self-confidence and your style quotient! Learn how to know your body, like your body and dress your body to accentuate the positives and disguise the liabilities.
You have 15 seconds to make a first impression –
Make your appearance a priority!

Takeaway: You will leave with strategies on using style as a tool to take strategic control of your image.

Session Leader: Doreen Dove

 

TEA TIME AND MINGLE (green tea and healthy snacks)