Author Archive | Erin Westfall

Emotional Intelligence

The concept of emotional intelligence as it relates the quality of our relationships is being widely explored. In an effort to build deeper connections and more meaningful bonds with those closest to us, understanding our thoughts and emotions plays a critical role. The basic definition of emotional intelligence is the ability to understand and effectively […]

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Actually, Let’s Stay In The Moment

At BB&R, we strongly believe in mindfulness and the benefits it adds to our daily lives. Many of you have attended our conferences and sessions where we have discussed the importance of staying present. Therefore, when we saw the opinion piece in the New York Times entitled, “Actually, Let’s Not Be in the Moment,” it […]

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Kathie Swift to Speak at the 2016 Achieving Optimal Health Conference!

We are so excited to announce that author, educator, and integrative clinical nutritionist Kathie Swift will be speaking at the 2016 Achieving Optimal Health Conference. Kathie uses integrative nutrition therapies, along with movement practices such as Qiqonq to promote health and healing. She is the founder of cutting-edge nutrition programs at Dr. Mark Hyman’s UltraWellness Center […]

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Meeting His Holiness the Dalai Lama

This past spring, Tricia and Doro had the opportunity to attend the World We Make conference put on by the Center for Healthy Minds in Madison, Wisconsin.  It was a two day conference where Richard Davidson, the Center’s founder, presented research he had conducted over a 20 year period on meditation and the positive qualities of […]

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Doro’s 3 Favorite Products

  Number 1 – The Cuisinart Smart Stick I am a huge fan of the Cuisinart Smart stick. It can blend vinaigrette, milk for latte’s, and just about anything that needs to be blended. What I love is that it’s easy to use and and easy to clean AND it comes in 14 fabulous colors. Number […]

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Doro’s 5 Favorite Books

I would begin with The Power of Kindness: The Unexpected Benefits of Leading a Compassionate Life by Piero Ferrucci. I love this book and have read it over and over again. It explores kindness as the most important human value and how those who practice it can lead a fulfilling lives. There is nothing more […]

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Registration for the 2016 Achieving Optimal Health Conference is now open!

This year’s conference is on Saturday, October 22nd at Georgetown University. We are beyond thrilled to announce that Jon Kabat-Zinn, the founder of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, will be joining us this year! Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD, is internationally known for his work as a scientist, writer, and meditation teacher engaged in bringing mindfulness into the […]

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