Eating Your Way To Success
in life is largely dependent upon our ability to think clearly
and creatively; our physical vitality; peace of mind; and
fulfillment from and passion for life. We are all coded for
success. It is the human potential. Success has to do with
our condition and our conditioning.
people are suffering with conditions that are accepted as
normal when the only thing normal about them is that many
people experience them. These include low energy, poor memory
and mental clarity, physical and emotional stress and tension,
poor health and weight issues, and lifestyle problems, all
of which sabotage our success.
will give many insights for "reconditioning" ourselves;
will clarify the true meaning of the phrase
"you are what you eat", and offer
many tips for reversing problems. We
Meaning of Success;
is Feeding Us;
The Power of
Holistic Stress Strategies
thought-provoking and innovative presentation offers life-enhancing tools to
transform the stresses, conflicts and problems of modern day living into
joyful, peaceful abundant and fulfilling lives.
Our life's experiences are a result of our "inner" world of thoughts,
attitudes and beliefs. Our
mental/emotional and spiritual aspects can be used creatively and successfully
to dissolve stress. You can learn to
move through your day in an enjoyable way with ease and effectiveness.
We will cover:
thought-provoking and innovative Workshop offers tools to
transform the stresses, conflicts and problems of modern day
living into joyful, peaceful, fulfilling lives.
- How "Inner" Fitness brings
Emotions and Stress
Problems Into Opportunities
Tips to Improve Health & Increase Vitality
Joy In Everyday Living
Balance in a World of Chaos
feel overwhelmed with uncertainty, change, information overload,
over work, unfulfilled dreams, relationship difficulties,
or sickness? Is your life out of balance, or, worse yet, out
of control? How is the global chaos of war, hatred, greed,
prejudice, violence, drug abuse, and addictions impacting
when the stresses of modern day living overcome us, we forget
who we are and what we're capable of. We let expectations,
doubts, fears, and resignation take over. Peace of mind, clarity
and the strength to deal with difficulties are part of each
the outer world reflects our inner world
to cultivate peace of mind, ease stress, improve health
for Inner balance
as a positive force
Creating a Life You Love
all here for a purpose, and are meant to experience life with
vitality and wellness, joy and peace of mind, abundance and
fulfillment. We all have unique gifts, talents, and skills.
Unfortunately, many people are experiencing feelings of inner
malaise, discontent, and just getting by with joyless lives.
presentation will focus on:
a life we love
a personal mission statement
through barriers; overcoming fears
and attracting new opportunities
we have a sense of purpose and direction, our lives become
more meaningful. Restoring passion enriches our lives, improves
health, and moves us in very powerful ways. This presentation
will give you the tools and inspiration to bring the excitement
and enthusiasm into your life to actualize your dreams, even
if you've forgotten what they are.
Eating for Mental and
why certain foods weaken our mental focus, clarity, memory,
and emotional state. We will also discuss the relationship
between our organs and the health of our mind and emotions,
and the relationship between the seasons and our mind and
emotions. Lots of helpful tips will be given.
Money: a Spiritual Matter
does it mean to have an Attitude of Prosperity? Is abundance
only about money? Can money and spirituality mix? Explore
how old attitudes and beliefs interfere with attracting positive
energy in our present lives. Discover the relationship between
physical health and financial health. Create the right mental
atmosphere for bringing abundance into our lives on every
Spirituality and Wellness
of spirituality is gaining popularity at a time when many
are looking for more meaning from their life's experiences.
Our human spirit is always seeking harmony, good health, and
peace of mind. Traditional modalities have recognized and
honored the connectedness of mind, body, spirit and all of
life for thousands of years.
presentation is an overview of spirituality and the role it
plays in enhancing our health and our lives. Included are
exercises that are good springboards to a more complete wellness
program. You will discover how faith, optimism, love, forgiveness
and other spiritual qualities can enhance our health and recovery
from illness. How our daily diet, mind, emotions, and lifestyle
impact our spiritual development and our health will also
be discussed. A spiritual approach is a more satisfying way
to well being, and to creating meaning in our lives.
Spirituality in Life and Leadership
has made the bestseller list. It's hard to pick up even a
management book now without seeing the word somewhere. But
what's really behind the trend? Is it just a coincidence that
the concept appears at a time when many of us are looking
for more meaning from our professional experiences-more than
even financial gains?
presentation is an introductory look at the concept of spirituality,
and the role it plays in enhancing our professional lives.
In this overview, Deborah will discuss her working definition
of spirituality and the pure joy and fulfillment we can feel
from experiencing our connectedness to all of life.
is on how business leaders can apply spirituality in developing
leadership skills, improving team building, enhancing creativity,
and more. Drawing upon her 20 years experience in working
with people from a wide variety of fields who have wanted
more from their working years, she will highlight her key
points with actual case studies.
what we will discuss:
way to look for underlying causes to persistent health problems
such as chemical addictions, chronic pain, lack of vitality
and depression. Spiritual development can increase energy,
reduce absenteeism, improve sleep, mental outlook, and overall
profound way to help employees recognize their passions,
learn to use their creativity and abilities, and even make
significant contributions to their professions, communities,
and to their lives. It can simply help employees enjoy coming
authentic way to appreciate colleagues and become better
more satisfying way to find and create meaning in our work
Healing Power of Food
you use more energy, vitality, better concentration and mental
clarity? Perhaps you'd like to improve your digestion, elimination,
sleep, or lose a few pounds. This presentation will clarify
some of the confusion around healthy eating and offer tools
for disease prevention and enhancement of overall well-being.
the Surgeon General stated that two-thirds of the deaths in
this Country are directly related to improper diet. Western
Science now recognizes that our daily food choices can be
an important healing force. However, frequently food therapies
are used with little or no result, and sometimes undesired
results. Healing with food is not haphazard. Food acts according
to its various therapeutic properties, and is the foundation
for our physical, mental, and emotional health.
presentation will discuss:
To Make The Transition
To Eliminate Cravings, Binges and Addictions
joyful, and abundant living are concepts that have received
considerable attention, but still seem to elude many of us.
This is often because we lack the motivation to change until
there is a crisis or we give up on the idea that our lives
can be better.
This informational offers tools to transform the stresses,
conflicts and problems of modern day living into joyful, peaceful,
Problems Into Opportunities
Answers In Everyday Living
Emotions and Attitudes
Holistic Weight Loss
issues are health issues and are often multi-dimensional.
Willpower, sacrifice, deprivation and drugs are NOT part of
good health or our approach. Long term success in losing weight
requires addressing the physical, mental/emotional and spiritual
causes. This comprehensive program, created and facilitated
by Deborah Barr, is based on her 23 years experience in
Traditional Chinese Medicine, Holistic Healing,
Dietary Healing, Food Energetics, Spiritual
Development, and Attitudinal Healing and
to support weight loss and balanced health
transition - understanding balance
and Balance Metabolism
of mental diet
and stress-related eating
our minds can sabotage our efforts
core beliefs that keep one overweight
cravings, discharge and addictions
to let go of unproductive patterns
Wellness Programs Add Value to the Bottom Line
Holistic Health. Alternative Medicine. On the heels of the
managed care movement, it's hard to imagine how organizations
can embrace one more health care trend. The good news is,
wellness isn't a fad. It's our natural state and we can find
our way back to it.
presentation, Barr will explain her wellness philosophy, illustrate
it with some of her many success stories and show how companies
of all sizes can integrate it into their employee health and
of this approach for employees are numerous:
in Your Business Environment
Sense of Fulfillment from Work and Life
More Positive Attitude and Outlook
Creativity and Productivity
sense of unity that promotes stability, creativity, genuine
a variety of techniques, Barr will show how creating a work
environment of wellness, growth and balance will be profitable
in more ways than one. Employees who are healthy in body,
mind and spirit create a successful company.
Holistic Approaches to Women's Health
troubled with PMS, Menstrual Cramps, Menopause difficulties, and other
common female disorders? We will discuss the causes and severity
of symptoms; nutritional recommendations for prevention and
relief; the role of herbs, vitamins and minerals; and the
benefits of acupressure, yoga, and exercise for relief of
symptoms. The impact of lifestyle factors and attitudes that
work against our health will also be a focus of this Workshop.
You will discover many tools for maintaining health that can
be integrated with your current health care.
Work Life Balance
sometimes feels that time is speeding up? Have you
noticed that with all the conveniences that modern day living
and technology provide, you have more to do and less time to
do it in?
is a concept that has received considerable attention, but
still seems to allude many of us. This is often because
we were never taught healthy "self-care" skills, or we lack
the motivation to change until we're sick, exhausted,
depressed, or in crises. Often when the stresses of
modern day living overcome us, we lack the skills to regain
workshop offers simple, effective techniques to regain and
maintain a nourishing rhythm to one's life; receive energy,
joy, and passion from all our experiences; and accomplish a
great deal with much less effort. Enhancement of overall
health and longevity, improved mental clarity, and peace of
mind are a natural outflow of balanced living.
in this Workshop are:
To Recognize When You are Out of Balance
"Fundamental Needs" Assessment
Your Diet Working For Or Against You
to Cultivate a Daily Nourishing Rhythm to Life
Essential Ingredient to Health, Happiness and Success
Use of Mind and Finding Emotional Harmony
This presentation discusses the
integration of body/mind/emotion/spirit in healing, and the
importance of the relationship between
diet, lifestyle, attitudes and wellness.
Whether you are tackling a health issue, weight problem, lifestyle
issues, or want to learn a preventive approach to wellness, this presentation
will provide strategies and tips for
regaining and enhancing your health and life.
The various components of holistic health will be discussed and
Physical and emotional
and lifestyle problems are signals
that we are out of balance, and are keys to understanding
the broader patterns of imbalance in our lives.
Problems can be used as an entry point for uncovering our life story,
pointing to our purpose as well as our blocks.
This presentation will focus on the bigger picture behind symptoms and offer guidance on regaining equilibrium.
Understand and Eliminate Cravings and
This presentation will help you understand why we have
cravings and additions as well as develop a solid plan for breaking addictive
patterns to drugs, alcohol, food, attitudes and behaviors. Everything that we crave and choose is
filling a need, and we can learn to use our cravings and addictions as a tool
for understanding ourselves. When we
learn to make new choices that will fill our needs in a healthful way, then
cravings and addictions dissolve without struggle and will power.
We will cover:
of Addictions & Cravings
Interpret the Messages behind the Addictions
Role of Emotions
Importance of a Nourishing Life
a Deeper Hunger
New Choices with Ease
One of the most
basic tenets of Traditional Chinese Medicine is that all phenomena are, in
essence, vibrational energy. This philosophy
has the advantage of simplifying and unifying the understanding of all things.
This theory is thousands of years old and
has been used by historians, psychologists, philosophers and political leaders
When we learn to look at all things as more
expanded or more condensed forms of energy, we can apply this wisdom toward an
awareness of the personal factors
creating radiant health on every level.
We can learn to use everything to our advantage when we understand
everything as energy.
This overview will
The Human Energy System
Recognizing "energy" deficiencies and
Energetic Causes & Treatment of
audience loved your presentation! Life changing ideas were
articulately presented. Everyone had a wonderful time and
were very enthusiastic when they left." --
Bloomquist, Program Coordinator, Chautauqua Institution
"Thank you for the excellent
Attitudinal Healing Seminar you gave
at Pittsburgh Technical Institute. Our
employees gave your program top marks in
their evaluations and are already asking
for another seminar with you as facilitator."
-- Susan Polick, Coordinator of Training
& Development, Pittsburgh Technical
a speaking perspective, I know Deborah as wise, single-focused
and passionate about people's emotional, physical and
spiritual well-being. When Deborah speaks, lives change."
Snedden, Time Management Consultant
can attest to Deborah's ability to capture a group with
her obvious grasp of her subject and long experience in her
field. She has a spiritual quality about her that gives one
a sense that she is very grounded and truly believes that
what she is doing is part of a greater good." --Robert
Boyd, President, Hi-Lite Industries, Inc.
have always found Deborah to be knowledgeable, genuine and
caring. These qualities come across to her audiences, and
she does make a difference in their lives. Whether she delivers
a keynote, a workshop, or a seminar, she will serve you and
your constituents well." --Marcia
Partial list of
Barr, founder of Whole Health Resources, has
International Macrobiotic Health Conference, Westfield, Mass.
Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua, New York
Council of Western Pennsylvania
Cross of Western Pennsylvania HealthPlace
Women's' Hospital and WomanCare Centers
Hospital School of Nursing
& Life Enrichment Expo in Columbus, Ohio and Pittsburgh,
Human Resources Association
County Drug and Alcohol
College, Meadville, Pennsylvania
Center, Inc., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Regional Medical Center, Bradford, Pennsylvania
of Family & Consumer Sciences, Inc.
KDKA-TV and radio numerous times
- Pittsburgh Press
- Pittsburgh Post Gazette
- In Pittsburgh
PA Health & Fitness Magazine
Women - Wholistic Solutions Column
Central's Directory of Speakers