Recovery is an annual observance that brings attention to recovery programs during the months of September and October 2010.
In support of Michelle Obama's initiatives to address childhood obesity, and to help overcome barriers to long-term recovery, SustainableContentment dot com will host a Nationwide Teleseminar on Thursday, September 30, 2010 at 8:00PM CST. This event is intended to increase public awareness about childhood obesity, addictions and eating disorders and will discuss what families can do about it. It will also educate people about the positive effect that treatment and recovery can have on loved ones and the well-being of our communities, and will celebrate people in recovery - and those who help them.
The purpose of the Teleseminar is to bring awareness to the societal benefits of recovery treatment, to commend the contributions of treatment programs and promote the message that recovery from substance abuse, alcoholism, addiction, eating disorders (obesity, bulimia, anorexia, and binge-eating) - is possible. The Teleseminar will also encourage citizens to take action to help expand and improve the availability of effective substance abuse treatment for those in need. This is an effort to educate the public about treatment, how it works, for whom, and why. Recovery programs have made significant accomplishments, having transformed the lives of untold thousands of Americans. These successes often go unnoticed by the broader population.
The Teleseminar will be moderated by C.J. Good, author of Little Gifts of Sustainable Contentment, a healing book of recovery. "It is time for citizens to start helping their friends and neighbors by noticing the signs of addiction and offering places to turn for help," said C.J. Good. "By alerting people to the recovery services available, we can help community members and their families find a path of recovery, encourage access to treatment services for all those in need. and help sufferers lead productive, healthy lives."
To register for this free Teleseminar event, RSVP at: goodconnie(at)sustainablecontentment(dot)com. Also check the recovery month website - http://www.recoverymonth.gov - to find other events in your area.
Another organization, NEDA (National Eating Disorders Association - http://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org ) hosts an annual walk that takes place on Sunday October 3rd, 2010 from 11am to 1pm in New York. The Walk is NEDA's largest fundraising and community building event. NEDA is a non-profit national organization dedicated to helping families and those who suffer from bulimia, anorexia, or binge eating disorder. It is estimated that up to 10 million people in this country suffer from an eating disorder.
These events also serve to educate the public on childhood obesity as a national health crisis; that addiction, alcoholism and obesity are treatable diseases, and that recovery is possible. "We want to highlight the benefits of treatment for not only the affected individual, but for their family, friends, workplace, and society as a whole." says C.J. Good. "Educating the public reduces the stigma associated with addiction and treatment. Accurate knowledge of these diseases helps people to understand the importance of supporting treatment programs, those who work within the treatment field, and those in need of treatment."
About the moderator:: C.J. Good author of "Precious Gifts of Love" and "Little Gifts of Sustainable Contentment," writes on topics ranging from spirituality, inspiration, and growth to health issues, business and relationships. Her purpose is to write quality books that will make a difference in readers' lives. How we can feel better about ourselves and how we can interact with one another is the basis for ultimate contentment. Values such as integrity, love, compassion, understanding and peace are inherent in the writings of C.J. Good.
ALPHABETICAL LISTING OF SPECIAL GUEST EXPERTS:
ALVATER, Pat -- Childhood obesity expert and author. http://www.outsmartweight.com
BENSEN, Kim - President/CEO Kim Bensen Enterprises, Inc. A weight loss leader and a weight loss success story (lost 212 lbs and has kept it off for 8 years). www.kimbensen.com
BLUE, Reef -- A Hindu Sampridaya Priest, Parvati Productions. www.PlayfulConfessions.com
BOURGET, Dr. Linne, M.A., M.B.A., Ph.D. -- Founder/CEO Institute for Transformation Leaders & Consultants. Consultant, Speaker, Author. www.whatyousayiswhatyouget.com
BRILL, Dr. Janet, Ph.D., R.D., LDN -- A leading diet, nutrition and fitness author, educator and practitioner. Janet holds master's degrees in both nutrition and exercise physiology and a doctorate in exercise physiology (dissertation in the treatment of obesity). An expert in the field of health, weight management and cardiovascular disease prevention, Dr. Janet is the author of two books. www.DrJanet.com
DOLGOFF, Joanna, M.D. -- Pediatrician, author, child and adolescent obesity specialist. www.drdolgoff.com
DONALDSON, Ken -- Licensed mental health counselor, board certified addictions professional, board certified clinical hypnotherapist, certified in Rapid Resolution Therapy™, and certified master relationship coach. www.KenDonaldson.com
EDELBERG, Jacqueline -- A community organizer, writer, and nationally recognized fine artist, Jacqueline has led workshops for the Community Schools Initiative, Northside Parents Network, and Chicago Public Schools on how public schools and reformers can improve public education. www.howtowalktoschool.com
ERDELYI, Eszter, MBA -- Content architect: Feeding Your Kids program for the Clinton Global Initiative. www.feedingyourkids.com
FERRUSI, Steven J. -- FitDesk Laptop Exercise bike invented by Nashville cyclist Steve Ferrusi. www.FitDeskbike.com
FLORIO, Ray -- Holistic health and nutrition teacher and writer. http://www.HolisticSelfRegenesis.com
FONTANESI, Lisa -- Owner/Creator, Kidding Around The Kitchen. Currently working as a consultant and instructor at several LAUSD Schools teaching KATK hands on cooking classes such as Cooks and Books and Foods from around the world. www.kiddingaroundthekitchen.com
HAGAN, Julianne, MS, RD, LDN, RN -- Clinical resource, lifestyle coach, healthy habits pediatric weight management program. www.cc-peds.net
HANCOCK, Dr. Rita, M.D. -- A Pain Management sub specialist medical doctor who helps her patients take extra weight off their painful joints by teaching them to eat according to physical hunger, rather than in response to mindless habits and emotional cravings. Rita grew up morbidly obese, but was able to lose 75 pounds before going to Cornell University where she studied nutrition and obesity psychology. She is the author of two books. www.TheEdenDiet.com.
HANSEN, Melissa -- CEO, President, Sajai Foundation. www.sajaifoundation.org
HAUER, Stephen, M.S.M., M.B.A. -- Principal of DropYourAllergies.com, a National Allergy Services Company supporting physicians with Environmental Allergy Blood Testing and Neutralization of Seasonal & Year-round Offending Allergens via Self Administered Immuno-Allergy DROPs. www.DropYourAllergies.com
HICKMAN, Kimberly, RN -- Intensive care registered nurse. Author and Co-founder of 9th law diet for kids. Has sustained a 90 pound weight loss. www.9thlawdietforkids.com
HILLS, Elizabeth "Lily" -- An award winning author, life coach and the founder of The Body Love Center, a coaching service designed to assist women in developing connected and accepting relationships with their bodies as they heal food addictions and achieve their "natural" and healthiest weight. www.TheBodyLoveManual.com
HODGSON, Lara -- CEO, co-founder: Nourish, Inc. A brand dedicated to bringing nutrition, safety and convenience to young children and their families. www.nourish-inc.com
HUMMEL, Karen -- Karen Hummel is a health, wellness and weight loss coach dedicated to helping others escape from marketing hype by getting clear answers about health out to the public. www.karenhummel.com
IRVEN, Dr. Nancy -- A Chiropractic Physician with her Diplomat in Anti-Aging through the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. She has been in practice since 1994. Dr. Irven is the author of a book about nutrition for teenagers. www.drnancyirven.com
JANIS-NORTON, Noel -- An internationally renowned learning and behavior specialist, parenting coach, author and lecturer. As the creator of “Calmer, Easier, Happier Parenting”, she teaches highly specific and effective parenting strategies that prevent behavior problems and bring out the best in children and teens. www.calmerparenting.com
JEN, Dr. Catherine -- Professor and Chair, Department of Nutrition and Food Science, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan. She has conducted obesity related research for thirty years. She has published more than one hundred research papers. Co-principal investigator for a federal-funded $5.7 million dollar research project. Co-inventor of Mirafit fbcx. Vice-president ArtJen Complexus, USA. www.mirafit.com/dr-jen.html
KELLER, Jackie -- A Licensed & Certified Wellness Coach. Author. Founder of a premiere nutritional services company, NutriFit. Jackie has helped countless individuals achieve their weight-loss goals and she has provided her nutritional expertise to numerous celebrities. www.nutrifitonline.com
KESTEN, Robert -- Executive Director of Center for SCREEN-TIME Awareness, the world’s leading nonprofit focused on the impact of electronic media on health, education, families, communities and the workplace. 917-520-6382
KOENIG, Karen R., LCSW, M.ED -- Psychotherapist, eating coach and expert on the psychology of eating, with 30 years of experience teaching chronic dieters and overeaters the skills that “normal” eaters use naturally to maintain a healthy weight for life without dieting. www.eatingnormal.com
LAMOTHE, Dr. Denise -- Clinical Psychologist, Dr. of Holistic Health, Author: The Taming of the Chew. www.drdenise.org
LEIBERMAN, Carole, M.D. -- A Beverly Hills psychiatrist on the Clinical Faculty of UCLA. Amongst her patients, are those with addictions, eating disorders, obesity, and self-image issues. Dr. Leiberman has authored several books. www.drcarole.com
LEVIN, Randi L. -- Author of award-winning cookbooks. www.themuffinlady.com
LIPPMAN, Dr. Cathie-Ann, M.D. -- A leading expert in the practice of Environmental and Preventive Medicine and is founder of the Lippman Center or Optimal Health in Beverly Hills, CA. www.cathielippmanmd.com
LUSKIN, Rae -- Artist, teacher, community activist. Survivor of sexual abuse, weight and body issues. firstname.lastname@example.org
LYNN, Ondrea -- A certified health coach and personal trainer. She has extensive experience in body-mind wellness, and is a graduate of the Institute of Integrated Nutrition, affiliated with the Teachers College at Columbia University. www.bodyandsoulbyondrea.com
MANDEL, Debbie, MA -- Author of several books, a stress-reduction specialist and mind/body lecturer. She is the host of the weekly Turn On Your Inner Light Show on WGBB AM1240 in New York City and has been featured on radio/ TV and print media. www.turnonyourinnerlight.com
MANN, Stephanie -- National Safety Consultant. Author: 4 crime prevention books. www.safekidsnow.com
MAY, Michelle, M.D. -- A recovered yoyo dieter and founder of the Am I Hungry?® Mindful Eating Workshops. She is an award-winning author of several books. www.AmIHungry.com
MAYS, Blake -- Author and Group Fitness Director, Club H Fitness, Manhattan. A Mind/Body Fitness Expert. He has been transforming the lives of others using the mind, music and movement for over twenty years. www.Blakemays.com
MARTIN, Denise -- Bulimia survivor, co-founder of The Sugar Detox Center, author, and the Creator of Dome it! www.eatingmywaytoheaven.com
MCCLEARY, Dr. Larry, M.D. -- Former Acting Chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Denver Children's Hospital and author of Feed Your Brain Lose Your Belly and The Brain Trust Program. He is trained and has practiced as a pediatric neurosurgeon and has completed post-graduate training in theoretical physics. His scientific publications span the fields of metabolic medicine, tumor immunology, biotechnology and neurological disease. He has lectured to audiences around the world. www.drmccleary.com
MCDONELL, Jennifer, MHTY, MNLP, MTLT -- Dip (M.P.Th) Diploma Meridian Psychotherapy, Stonebridge College London, Meta-Medicine Certification: Bristol UK, Member Australian Holistic Healers Association, Practicing Neuro-Hypnotherapist from Australia, who is working with Applied Positive Psychology and Meta-medicine concepts. Author and keynote speaker. www.mentoronline.com.au
MIGLIORE, Marilyn Ann, MS, RD, ACSW, BCD -- Cardiovascular dietician, clinical social worker, psychotherapist, author, eating and weight disorders specialist at the University of Michigan. www.thehungerwithin.com
PANTAZIS, Suzanne -- Suzanne owns a successful law practice and she is the President of Joy Vibe Productions, a company which is dedicated to making positive ripples in our world. Suzanne struggled with obesity; she has lost and kept off 100 pounds. She authored a book that deals with overcoming addictions, developing warm and loving relationships, and winning strategies to get happy and healthy. http://joyvibe.com
PEARL, Michelle -- A fitness expert and entrepreneur and the author of the book Wake Up! You’re Probably Never Going to Look Like That: How to be Happier, Healthier and Imperfectly Fit which chronicles the story how Ms. Pearl lost over 100 pounds twice in her lifetime, and how she managed to keep the weight off the second time around. www.imperfectfitness.com
PIVONKA, Elizabeth, Ph.D., R.D., -- President and CEO of Produce for Better Health Foundation, the nonprofit organization behind the Fruits & Veggies—More Matters national public health initiative. Dr. Pivonka regularly interfaces with policy makers, legislators, regulators, academia and industry on nutrition policy and programs. She has co-authored books, has testified before Congress and federal agencies on numerous occasions, and is widely quoted in consumer media. www.pbhfoundation.org
POTISK, Dr. Tom -- A holistic family practitioner, author, and speaker. He empowers people to make wiser healthcare decisions, and empowers doctors with more joyful practices. www.thedowntoearthdoctor.com
PRAGER, Michael -- Author and self-publisher of a book based on having lived through a fat childhood. Was grossly obese (365 pounds). Has sustained a normal body weight for two decades. www.fatboythinman.com
RINEHART, Alexander J., MS, DC, CCN -- Chiropractor, Certified Clinical Nutritionist CoActive Health. www.CoActiveHealth.com
RODRIGUEZ, Dr. Lavinia -- A clinical psychologist with over 30 years experience working with people with eating and weight problems. She is the author of Mind Over Fat Matters: Conquering Psychological Barriers to Weight Management. www.fatmatters.com
SALERNO, Dr. John P. -- Board Certified, American Boards of Family Practice. Family practice physician in New York City and co-founder with James Beard award winning cookbook author and journalist: Linda West Eckhardt of www.thesilverclouddiet.com. www.salernocenter.com
SCHEIMAN, Wayne -- An ACE certified personal trainer for the past 18 years. www.newyorkcommercialfitnessequipment.com
SEBASTIAN, Nicole and Michael, M.A., ABD -- Celebrity Life Coaches, Expert Decision Coaches, Authors, Celebrity Dream Experts, Certified Addictions Counselor, DUI Specialist and Behavioral Sociologist. www.DreamTeamCoaching.tv
SILBER, Debi, MS, RD, WHC -- President, Lifestyle Fitness, Inc. The Mojo Coach® is a registered dietitian with a master’s in nutrition, a personal trainer, whole health coach, speaker and author of The Lifestyle Fitness Program: A Six Part Plan So Every Mom Can Look, Feel and Live Her Best (recommended by Parenting Magazine www.TheMojoCoach.com
SLOCUM, Loren -- Founder, CEO and President of Lobella International, an organization dedicated to helping women “stay true to who they are” and realize their natural gifts. Author of 3 critically acclaimed books. www.lobella.com
SNARIC, Jay, MS -- Professor Jay Snaric has a masters in physiology. He teaches anatomy, physiology and nutrition to college students. Author and Co-founder of the 9th law diet for kids. www.9thlawdietforkids.com
STALLINGS, Kelly, MS, LPC -- Psychotherapist, Speaker, Author, Life is Mental. www.LifeIsMental.com
STEIN, Sara M.D -- Is a Bariatric and Integrative psychiatrist, physician leader, author, speaker, and teacher at Kaiser Permanente. She is an expert on obesity, workplace wellness, stress management, social media in healthcare, violence prevention, and is a frequent guest on national television and radio. obesefromtheheart.com
SYM, Annette -- Australia's low-fat weight-loss queen, and best selling author. www.symplytoogood.com
TINSLEY, Dr. Marc -- Is a health, fitness, safety, and wellness expert who works with organizations. He takes the fear, difficulty, mystery, and confusion out of health, wellness, safety, and fitness with keynotes, breakouts, workshops, in-services, teleseminars, webinars, coaching, and consulting. He is the founder of Fitness For The Rest of Us™. www.DrMarcTinsley.com
VAN LUVEN, Gina, H.C.-- A Health and Nutrition Counselor, certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners and Columbia University. She assists individuals, families and groups in improving their health and vitality through personalized counseling sessions and workshops that educate them about how to make healthier food and lifestyle choices. www.YOUniqueNutrition.com
WILKES, Elaine, Ph.D., N.C., M.A., LEED -- Hay House author. A nutritionist, with a master’s degree in psychology, and a Ph.D. in naturopathy, Elaine blends ancient wisdom with modern research, and science with imagination to unravel nature’s clues that fill you with inspiration, healing, and the wonder of your child within. www.ElaineWilkes.com