Girl Talk on the Beach

We work harder than ever to promote and protect our health, often forgetting that do-nothing time is just as important for our health.  There’s nothing like a beautiful Siesta Beach sunset to help us stop and simply appreciate the moment.  This month we’ll appreciate a Siesta sunset together.

Please bring your own beverage and if you like, a healthy appetizer to share.  When you RSVP, I will send specific details about our location, as you will need an access code to attend.


Healthy Cooking with Chef Nancy Waldeck

Join us on May 1, 2013 as Chef Nancy Waldeck translates ordinary food into extraordinary delicious healthy fare.

Chef  Nancy Waldeck is passionate about eating better, enjoying an active lifestyle and cooking delicious food. She combines a corporate training
background with solid culinary education and diverse experience in the food world. Her skills and enthusiasm have taken her from monthly appearances on national TV to the kitchen crew at the TBS cooking show Home Plate, then all the way to Africa where she has served as Chef Instructor at the United States Embassy in Burundi. She believes that food should be fast, fun, healthy AND taste great!

Her unique perspective from big business combined with gourmet savvy make Nancy’s classes fun and creative!! Her enthusiasm for food and wine is evident in her cookbook, TASTE and SAVOR Delicious Healthy Recipes and Tasty Wine Tips and every week in The Friday Four, an unique e-newsletter containing a mouthwatering recipe, smart wine suggestion and 2 valuable kitchen tips. Check out her better food and smart wine philosophy at

Coping with Anxiety, Stress, and Depression

This month we will be discussing ways of coping with anxiety, stress and depression in the different life stages of a woman’s life  with a focus on issues during pre-menstrual, pregnancy, post partum and peri-menopausal periods.  We will address medications, treatments,  &  life style changes available to bring about the optimum positive response.

Guest Speakers

Elizabeth John, M.D.
Board Certified Adult Psychiatrist
Mary Koshy, M.D.
Radiation Oncologist, Manatee Cancer Center


This month is a Women Only Event.

Rich Food, Poor Food

Rich Food, Poor FoodCome hear the Caltons speak on their new book, RICH FOOD, POOR FOOD – The Ultimate GPS or Grocery Purchasing System. In their first book, NAKED CALORIES, the Caltons revealed the importance of choosing the most micronutrient RICH FOODs. Now they make these foods even easier to identify, making sure you leave the checkout with a cart full of health enhancing essential vitamins and minerals. This indispensable grocery store guide takes you aisle by aisle, from the produce section to the pasta aisle, visiting …every department in between, teaching you how to identify potentially problematic ingredients including synthetic hormones, pesticides and GMOs, as well as sharing tips on how to lock in a food’s nutritional value during preservation and preparation. Regardless of age, dietary preference or current health, RICH FOOD, POOR FOOD turns the grocery store and farmers market into a micronutrient pharmacy—filling your shopping cart with a natural prescription for better health and longevity.

The Caltons will share:
· How to define a Rich Food. Is it the same as a real food? Is real food enough any more?

· How to conquer food packaging. Learn the lay of the label and divide and conquer to identify Rich Foods.

· Discover 5 ways your food is making you fat and sick. Learn what to avoid in order to remain healthy and thin.

· Identify the Banned Bad Boys. Which ingredients are banned in other countries but allowed in the USA? Keep them out of your cart for safety.

· Numerous tools to help you shop smart. Where to locate, free downloads etc.

Everything You Wanted to Know about Supplements

Everything you wanted to Know about SupplementsSupplements can provide vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing in a woman’s diet. But how do you know when you need them or if you need them at all, and what supplements are best for your individual needs?

At our next Girl Talk on Health, Jacquie Eubanks, RN of Professional Supplement Center will give us an overview on dietary supplements and answer the most frequently asked questions surrounding the topic. Questions like……

  • Do I need supplements if I practice good nutrition?
  • How do I know if I need supplements?
  • What do I look for when deciding between supplements?
  • What supplements should women over 40 consider?
  • What is the difference between the RDA and DV for a vitamin or mineral?

……..and more.

About Jacqueline K. Eubanks, RN:

Jacquie Eubanks brings more than 25 years of clinical and teaching experience to her career as a nurse. She specializes in assessing, developing and coaching to optimize one’s health with the proper use of pharmaceutical grade vitamins and supplements.

As a graduate of The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John University, Jacquie has worked in the areas of psychiatric nursing, public health and teaching anatomy and physiology.

Today, Jacquie brings her experience and knowledge to Professional Supplement Center where her consultative skills in the areas of nutrition, vitamins and supplements are greatly valued by both customers and staff.

The Professional Supplement Center specializes in providing pharmaceutical grade vitamins and supplements recommended by health care practitioners for optimum health maintenance and rehabilitation. With over 15,000 professional brand products from which to choose, The Professional Supplement Center is your source for only the finest and freshest vitamins and supplements available.

Professional Supplement Center
5441 Palmer Crossing Circle
Sarasota, FL 34233
(888) 245-5000

Moving into Wellness in 2013

Gail CondrickGirl Talk on Health – Moving into Wellness in 2013
January 9th, 2013

Holiday Inn Express
5730 Gantt Road, Sarasota, FL

Moving into Wellness
is a unique program developed by Gail Condrick that combines wellness and fitness to jump start a personalized program for you and your lifestyle. This presentation will help you find and stick to a plan that is perfect for you! Come and discover:
1) Your Wellness Personality -Are you Yin or Yang in your lifestyle and your fitness choices?
2) Three Traits of Successful Fitness Programs
3) The Mind/Body Connection…and why it is important.

Have fun identifying your personal patterns and how they best translate into a wellness program. Wear comfortable clothes and get ready to move into wellness with Gail!

About Gail:  Gail Condrick is a member of the Nia Technique Training Faculty, one of 45 people in the world licensed to teach people to become Nia mind/body fitness instructors. A former couch potato, Gail discovered Nia in 1996 and it has transformed her body, her life, and her philosophy of wellness. Gail retired in 2007 after serving 23 years as the Director of Cable Television and Consumer Protection for Fairfax County to form her local company GaelaVisions.  She has a BA in English from USF, and is also a Caroline Myss Sacred Contracts Consultant/Soul Coach and Reiki Master.   Gail is the creator of the Moving Into Wellness Program and also the founder of the Women’s Wisdom Weekend retreats to rejuvenate your mind/body/spirit.   She can be reached at

The Myth of the Normal Mammogram

Mammograms indeed save lives. However, did you know that the ability of a mammogram to detect cancer is not the same for every woman? Come join us for an informative session on mammography’s biggest flaw and on how you can be sure that you have access to all of the latest technologies that allow for the earliest detection of breast cancer.

Presented by: Thomas Bakondy M.D., Director of Breast Imaging & Intervention, Partners Breast Diagnostic Center, Sarasota FL.

Unlock the Secret Messages of Your Body

It’s time for a spiritual detox for the body!

Are you trying to get in shape but something seems to be blocking you? Do you feel that it’s time to do something about your health, but something seems to limit you?

  • Align your body with you life’s purpose.
  • Love and cherish the body you have, no matter what shape it is in.
  • Realize why you were born in your particular body.
  • Get in physical shape, easily and joyously.
  • Activate cellular healing and strengthening of your body from the inside-out.

Presented by: Felicia Grant – Certified Soul Coach®
Founder of The DragonflyExperience –

Discover Your Best Health Through Food, Fitness & Fun with Polly Pitchford

Our next Girl Talk on Health is on Wednesday, August 1st @ 6:30 p.m.

Come join Polly, author of 2 health food cookbooks, fitness instructor, personal trainer and motivational speaker on health and wellness as she simplifies the steps needed to make the changes for a healthy lifestyle.

This presentation is designed to give people the awareness, the education and the skills needed to take charge of their own good health and live fuller, richer, more productive lives.

In this fun, interactive and inspiring talk, Polly will combine humor, intellect and her own life experiences in looking at the three main aspects of how to accomplish healthy living: nutrition, exercise, and attitude.

Attendees will walk away rejuvenated and inspired to incorporate the following into their daily lives:

  • Learn the “I can’t believe I can have that!” foods

  • The GREATEST travel snack food.  Never leave home without this!

  • The 5 minute flexibility routine

  • The healthiest way to balance any meal

  • The must-have one piece of exercise equipment (and how to use it)

  • The 5 most effective and fun ways to reduce stress