The Lifework of Christine Marek

March 8, 2010

March Health & Wellness Class- Be an Ingredient Detective and More!

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Become an Ingredient Detective!

Ahwatukee (Phx.) Heath and Wellness Class

Every second Saturday of the month a “Health & Wellness” education class is organized which highlights local experts. These experts explain how various beneficial choices can make a positive difference in our lives.

On Saturday, March 13th, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., the class is going to focus on becoming an ingredient detective. Attendees will learn how to find good and bad ingredients on food and skin care products. Bring your favorite tips for this class and help us all be insightful ingredient detectives.

To see more about this class go to www.ABC15.com. There you can see the Tuesday, 3.9.10 newstory by Jodie Heisner that features nutrition expert and chiropractor, Dr. Harlan Sparer. He is explaining to Jodie and the TV 15 viewers the three good and three bad ingredients to look for in our store-bought foods.

This monthly class will also explore whole food nutrition and lifestyles. In addition to this, there will be two special “health” experts:

Darla Salem, owner of A-Peeling Faces is an aesthetician and a massage therapist. Her Ahwatukee business has been titled “Best of Ahwatukee” two years in a row, for 2008 and 2009. Ms. Salem will share ingredient knowledge and insights into skin care products sold in retail stores. She will also give us home remedy tips and provide a skin care demonstration.

Kimberly Salter, owner of Curves and her fitness consultant, Sally Pino, will be explaining and demonstrating how effective short amounts of exercise can bring amazing results for the body.

The class is located in the Ironwood Library at 4333 E. Chandler Boulevard, Phoenix, 85048.

 There is no cost.  A RSVP is appreciated due to limited seating.

 

Call Christine at 480-491-9551 or send an email to Christine@ChristineMarek.com

 

December 30, 2009

Ahwatukee Health and Wellness Class- 1.9.10

**Health Event News ALERT**

Health & Wellness Class returns January 9th, 2009 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Ahwatukee Ironwood Library.

Every month a “Health & Wellness” education class hosts two local experts who explain how various beneficial choices can make a positive difference in our lives. Topics range from mental clarity, weight loss, pain release, dental care, gardening, exercise, etc…

This month the 90-minute class will include two health care speakers who will cover New Year’s Health goals.  

Dr. Sam Sterk, PH.D,  is a trained Psychoanalyst and Hypnotherapist and the director of Peak Performance Plus, LLC, a Counseling, Hypnosis and Sports Psychology practice. Dr. Sterk will explain how counseling and hypnosis can help so many people achieve positive goals for 2010. Dr. Sterk teaches Medical Hypnosis at Midwestern University and is also a Certified Sport Psychology Consultant that has been affiliated with the U.S. Olympic Center.   

Dr. Betsy Yurgel, RN, NMD from the Phoenix Holistic will discuss how Naturopathic medicine can assist in improving health goals for 2010. With the New Year so many of us have new inspirations and goals, Dr Yurgel will discuss how the Naturopathic philosophy can help us obtain and maintain those goals.

Every month the class also explores a group discussion relating to whole food nutrition.   

The class is from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Saturday, January 9th in the Ironwood Library located at 4333 E. Chandler Boulevard, Phoenix, 85048.

 There is no cost.  A RSVP is appreciated due to limited seating.

 

Call Christine at 480-491-9551 or send an email to Christine@ChristineMarek.com

 

 

August 17, 2009

My 3rd Healthy Lifestyle Class - A Good Time

Yesterday, I held my 3rd “Healthy Lifestyle” class at the Ahwatukee Ironwood Library. I was nervous as usual about getting it set up, making sure my guest speaker showed and I was most nervous that few if any would attend.

Yes, I did my job to publicize it to the media and emailed 1800 Phoenix residents. But each time I do an event I just don’t know what will occur. That’s the good and bad of events.

This time few did attend and it was the best one, yet. So go figure.

The guest speaker, Karla Hurt, owner of MoonStone Wellness also arrived an half an hour late. But her timing had actually been perfect. Plus, she brought a friend and co-worker from Moonstone, named Toney. A fascinating, long red-haired woman who with her input complimented our group.

Each fault of the class became a victory and in reflection it was the best class I’d organized in quite some time. That’s an achievement since I’ve planned and hosted a lot of special events. Hundreds to thousands of events. I’m not sure the exact amount. I stopped counting now that I’ve been in PR for over years.

I wish you had been there to see what I mean. Every minute had a purpose and everyone there was meant to be in the round circle of chairs.

The library room lights could be dimmed and it felt like an intimate and surreal gathering of strangers. Don’t get me wrong they were not strange. The all were friendly but all of us found ourselves there thrown together out of curiosity for “Optimal Health”. That theme alone makes me feel good.

As we all anticipated Karla’s arrival to advise us on meditation techniques we started talking about our nutrition interests. It all got started with me explaining why I even have the class each month and then everyone else added their opinions, strategies and tips. That’s what I was hoping would happen at the end of the class but no worries it occurred. From the early part of the class I learned about organic food vendors, social networks and shopping tricks for raw and whole foods.

My hypnotherapist who is also a Reiki Master, Brenda Lowe, surprised me by attending the class. I was so honored that she came I kept glancing at her and hoping it wasn’t a dream. Brenda has been a wonderful health consultant and life coach for me and for her to show up at my event was a great source of fun for me.

So there I was in a circle with interesting people, at my right sat Brenda and at my left was Karla, a dynamic business woman, spiritual guide and meditation advisor.

We began to talk about mediation techniques and Karla lead us through several “out of the box” (her words) examples. After each short mediation, she asked us introspective questions as to how we enjoyed the mediation. This was perfect. I was learning not only from her questions but from the answers in the group. It was just what I had planned for. Now I was wondering if it had been worthwhile for the others.

Teresa, a class attendee, pronounced her enjoyment by stating we deserved “gold stars” for attending. That made me very glad.

I’d brought some whole food, Nuplus,  and beverage samples, Calli Tea and Fortune Delight Teas, I love so much from Sunrider and gave them out as they walked out the library room doors.

Gold stars of nutrition in their hands I felt like all my effort was worthwhile.

So I’ll plan another at the library for 9.19.09. I’m not certain who will be the speaker (s). Send me suggestions if you like and SAVE the DATE.

Saturday, 9.19.09. 11:30 am to 1 pm, Ahwatukee Ironwood Library.

It will be worth it. I’m not sure how or why but if you are like me and want to spend 90 minutes on “Optimal Health” join us. I’ll be there, smiling.

Christine Marek, MBA - Signing OFF!
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