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Beth Netter, MD Presents Breath as Medicine at American Meditation Institutes Seventh Annual CME Conference to Help Relieve Physician Burnout


Averill Park, NY (PRWEB) May 26, 2015

Holistic physician and acupuncturist Beth Netter, MD will present a lecture on “Breath as Medicine” to help relieve burnout symptoms for physicians and other health care professionals at the 7th annual American Meditation Institute (AMI) CME conference on meditation, yoga and breathing November 3-7, 2015, at the Cranwell Resort and Spa in Lenox, Massachusetts. Entitled “The Heart and Science of Yoga,” this 30 CME mind/body medicine physician training is accredited through the Albany Medical College Office of Continuing Medical Education.

Now in its seventh year of providing physicians continuing medical education credits, AMI’s comprehensive curriculum will present an in-depth study of the historical, philosophical and scientific nature of Yoga Science as taught in both the East and West. A variety of practical yogic skills will be taught to help reduce the effects of stress and burnout by positively enhancing the attendee’s ability to make health-affirming lifestyle choices. In turn, conference participants will become qualified to teach these same skills to their patients.

Yogic breathing is a fundamental practice of Yoga Science. Dr. Netter’s “Breath as Medicine” presentation will address the importance of diaphragmatic breathing as a means to optimize blood flow, provide sufficient oxygen to the body and improve heart-rate variability. The complete (three-part) yogic breath will be demonstrated and practiced by all conference attendees. Recent medical studies have acknowledged that by stimulating the vagus nerve, yogic breathing techniques can increase neurotransmitters in the brain that reduce anxiety and depression.

Presenter Beth Netter MD is a holistic physician and acupuncturist in Albany, New York. She graduated from the University at Buffalo’s School of Biomedical Sciences, and completed her residency in anesthesiology at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA. Dr. Netter is an AMI certified meditational therapist, and currently serves as Chair of the AMI Medical Education Department.

As part of AMI’s “Yoga of Medicine” program, this 30 CME conference is dedicated to providing quality, comprehensive and evidence-based education. AMI’s CME conference will offer a broad curriculum of Yoga Science as mind/body medicine to enhance the health and wellbeing of both healthcare providers and their patients. Topics will include meditation, diaphragmatic breathing, mantra science, Yoga psychology, mind function optimization, nutrition, Functional Medicine, Epigenomics, Ayurveda, easy-gentle yoga, lymph system detoxification, how to relieve stress and burnout, and the chakra system as a diagnostic tool.

The devotion, enthusiasm, and teaching methodology of the entire AMI faculty will combine to create a dynamic and interactive course for their students. Each faculty member is committed to the advancement and training of Yoga Science as holistic mind/body medicine. In addition to Beth Netter MD, presenters will include faculty director Leonard Perlmutter, AMI founder, meditational therapist and award-winning author; Mark Pettus MD, board-certified internist and nephrologist; Susan Lord MD, lecturer and holistic health consultant for Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health; Kathie Swift, MS RDN LDN, leading educator and practitioner in the field of integrative nutrition and author of “The Inside Tract: Your Good Gut Guide to Great Digestive Health;” Rosy Mann BAMS, senior faculty member of Kripalu School of Ayurveda; Prashant Kaushik MD, board-certified rheumatologist and Interim Rheumatology Program Director for the Albany Medical Center and Stratton VA Hospital; Anthony Santilli MD, board-certified pulmonologist and critical care specialist practicing in Schenectady, NY; and world-renowned artist Jenness Cortez Perlmutter, co-founder and faculty member of AMI.

The National Institutes of Health report that approximately 38% of adults in the United States aged 18 and over, and nearly 12% of U.S. children 17 years and under use some form of complementary and alternative medicine. Significant among these therapies are deep breathing exercises, meditation and yoga––all of which are offered in “The Heart and Science of Yoga” CME course. “This is the first CME approved conference in the nation covering the complete science of Yoga. Its holistic content is designed to provide healthcare professionals and their patients a 5,000 year old, time-tested, science-based mechanism for dealing with the debilitating effects of stress, illness and burnout,” Perlmutter said. “The more consistently the therapeutic practices of meditation and yoga are incorporated into the daily lives of physicians and patients, most symptoms of stress related burnout and chronic complex diseases can be diminished or eliminated.”

This sentiment is echoed by recent conference graduate, Joel M. Kremer, MD, who is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology in Albany, New York: “This teaching has been an enormous benefit in my personal and professional life. I have less stress, more focus, and am able to serve my patients with greater clarity. It becomes surprisingly easy now to recognize the many clinical situations in which patients with somatic manifestations of ‘dis-ease’ could greatly benefit from Yoga Science.”

In addition to Dr. Kremer, numerous medical pioneers and healthcare professionals such as Mehmet Oz MD, Dean Ornish MD and Bernie Siegel MD have also endorsed AMI’s core curriculum. Previous conference attendees have also noted that the material presented has made a beneficial impact toward their personal and professional efforts at self-care.

About the American Meditation Institute

The American Meditation Institute is a 501(c)3 non-profit educational organization devoted to the teaching and practice of Yoga Science, meditation and its allied disciplines as mind/body medicine. In its holistic approach to wellness, AMI combines the healing arts of the East with the practicality of modern Western science. The American Meditation Institute offers a wide variety of classes, retreats, and teacher training programs. AMI also publishes “Transformation,” a bi-monthly journal of meditation as holistic mind/body medicine. Call 800.234.5115 for a mail or email subscription.

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Women in Diversified Services adds Peak Corporate Networks Donna Kreisler as panelist to Default Servicing Panel as part of its 6th Annual National Conference


Newport Beach, CA (PRWEB) April 17, 2015

Donna Kreisler, EVP of Marketing, Sales, and Operations of the Peak Corporate Network (http://www.peakcorp.com) will join the “New Face of Default Servicing” panel at the Women in Diversified Services (WinDS) “Grow Prosper Sustain” Annual Conference on May 3 – 5th at the Marriott Newport Beach Hotel and Spa. Kreisler’s participation marks the beginning of a partnership between Peak and WinDS. “As an organization dedicated not only to the success of women but to all professionals seeking the next level of success in real estate, mortgage, and finance, I’m pleased to represent Peak at this special event.”

The WinDS conference will be a three-day informational session with a focus on business development through social media and RFPs, showing participants how to grow their business through community engagement, and leveraging diversity, and how to sustain success by understanding economic trends, foreclosure activity and regulatory factors impacting the real estate industry. WinDS co-founding member Shelley Kaye characterizes the conference as an event that “brings vital topics, inspiration, and networking opportunities, which will empower our attendees to succeed. I anticipate Donna’s contribution will provide some unique perspectives on the long-term impact of default on the housing industry.” Donna Kreisler serves as Executive Vice President of Sales, Marketing, and Operations for the Peak Corporate Network, bringing over 20 years of sales experience in retail, consumer, and commercial real estate to the organization. Kreisler joined Peak in December, 2013 as Director of Strategic Operations before assuming the role of EVP of Sales, Marketing, and Operations. “Empowering women through fostering diversity and sharing of ideas is a compelling value proposition that Peak shares with WinDS,” adds Kreisler, “and we look forward to our ongoing collaboration to help this great organization reach this goal.”

The Default Servicing panel is scheduled the final morning of the conference on May 5th. Other industry specialists including Rick Sharga, EVP of Auction.com, analysts from the U.S. Census Bureau and chief economists representing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are scheduled in additional sessions during the conference. Tanya Brown, the youngest sister of Nicole Brown Simpson recognized as an international speaker and author, has been tapped as the keynote speaker for the event.

The conference is open to anyone who wishes to learn about trends within real estate, mortgage, finance or legal sectors. To register, go to http://www.WinDSConference2015.com or for more information contact ShelleyKaye(at)WomeninDS(dot)com.

About WinDS:

WinDS helps advance the careers of women working in real estate, mortgage, finance and legal industries, while enhancing their sense of personal and professional success. WinDS offers training, mentoring, and leadership opportunities for women to learn, lead, grow, become better connected, and share their experiences with other like-minded women across the country.

About the Peak Corporate Network:

Peak Corporate Network is headquartered in Woodland Hills, California. The Peak Corporate Network group of companies provide loss mitigation and workout services, residential and commercial real estate brokerage services, escrow services, 1031 exchange services, real estate financing, short sale services, foreclosure services and loan servicing. For more information, visit http://www.peakcorp.com.

The Peak Corporate Network is a brand that represents a group of related separate legal entities, each providing its unique set of real estate services.







SEEDs of Change Coming for Miami Beach Wine & Food Festival Seekers The 2nd Annual SEED Food & Wine Festival Returns to South Beach – Eat. Drink. Enjoy. Consciously.





Seed Food & Wine Festival 2015 Logo


The culinary tides are changing for foodies and oenophiles up and down the hot, sexy shores of Miami Beach this November. The 2nd Annual SEED Food & Wine Festival will be ushering in a new era of conscious culinary innovation, by serving up sustainability one conscious bite at a time, to South Beach festival fans this Fall. This unique culinary event is perched upon the apex of a new foodie era, offering up the only plant based food and wine festival in the United States. Event Co-Founders Alison Burgos and Michelle Gaber, are pleased to announce the return of the Festival.

“We are excited to be bringing the Seed Food and Wine festival back to Miami for its second year, and look forward to showcasing to the world the powerful conscious community that is alive and thriving in South Florida,” says Alison Burgos, SEED’s Co-Founder and Director.

In its inaugural year, SEED impressed festival goers with a literal green bounty of tasty tidbits accompanied by a plethora of high profile celebrities and healthy living icons. Last year’s festival was attended by food lovers of all kinds; from omnivores to vegans to Paleo eaters—SEED welcomes everyone who enjoys amazing food and exciting culinary events. This year’s Festival will continue to ride on the wave of food based conversations that are a trending topic within the culinary community.

“We are grateful that Seed has had the opportunity to elevate the conversation about our health, our planet and the welfare of animals. This year we have even more events designed to celebrate conscious plant based living from dinners to fitness to film to art,” says Michelle Gaber, SEED’s Co-Founder and Director.

SEED Festival guests can be sure to expect a selection of experiences to satisfy any tasty craving or vino fixation. The Festival weekend kicks-off on Wednesday night with a compelling Film Screening. Thursday night will premiere the 1st annual Burger Battle; complete with ‘green carpet’ this is a throw down not to miss. The return of the Farm to Table Dinner will grace Friday’s Eve, hosted by five celebrity chefs and local farmers that have planted specifically for this culinary veg-out event. A 5k SEED Run kicks off Saturday morning, which is followed by the Outdoor Yoga Experience in the afternoon. The flag ship Festival Day and Grande Tasting starts Saturday afternoon and will showcase an unparalleled display of food, wines and spirits, served with a side of celebrity at the culinary demo’s stage. Artfully closing Saturday night is a Modern Dinner Experience. Sunday morning begins with a new Mantra Yoga Brunch presented by Mantra Yoga & Healthy Magazine. Concluding the Festival is a celebration for the wee consumer at Sprouts Kids Day.

“Plant based living and veganism is a hot topic today and SEED is just the place to experience that conversation in a fun and sexy atmosphere. Having the opportunity to bring a conversation about conscious living to our community has been a transformative experience,” adds Alison Burgos.

National travelers are invited to stay at the official festival host hotel, The Thompson – Miami Beach. All attendees are invited to continue their conscious excursions at the Thompson Hotel with a luxury spa treatment, partake in a yoga class, walk on the white sandy Miami beaches or stop by the SEED Welcome Desk to pick up tickets and get tips on fun outings and sustainable, plant friendly options.

Tickets for the 2015 SEED Food & Wine Festival go on-sale on August 1st, 2015. Visit http://www.seedfoodandwine.com for tickets and more information.

About the SEED Food & Wine Festival

Seed Food & Wine, is the first plant-based food and wine festival in the country. SFWF celebrates delicious plant-based foods, fine wines, craft beers, spirits, and lifestyle products and companies, while raising health awareness. Events include upscale dinners, film screening, garden parties, and a Southern brunch, all leading up to a large-scale outdoor festival and grand tasting featuring food, wine, juices, music, gifts, organic body care, clothing, yoga, and everything that celebrates conscious plant-based living. The Festival will gather some of the most talented speakers, chefs, celebrities, athletes and authors for a fun, educational, sexy, hip – and most of all – delicious week of food, cocktails, film, parties, and events.More information on the Festival can be found at seedfoodandwine.com.

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Greenberg Traurig Shareholder Nancy Peterman to Speak at 33rd ABI Annual Spring Meeting

CHICAGO –

(PRWEB) April 13, 2015 — Nancy A. Peterman, chair of the Chicago Business Reorganization & Financial Restructuring Practice of international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, will speak at the American Bankruptcy Institute’s 33rd Annual Spring Meeting on the topic “Hemorrhaging Hospitals: Labor Issues in the Healthcare Insolvency E.R.” April 18, 2015. The firm is also sponsoring the opening reception.

This year, the meeting will be held at the Renaissance Hotel in Washington, D.C. According to the ABI’s website, the event hosts more than 1,000 insolvency professionals each year, featuring a roster of the top national speakers.

Peterman focuses her practice on corporate restructurings, bankruptcy, and creditors’ rights law, and has a wide range of experience representing debtors, purchasers of assets, committees, and secured creditors. Among her many accolades, Peterman was listed in the 2015 edition of The Best Lawyers in America for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law.

About Greenberg Traurig’s Business Reorganization & Financial Restructuring Practice

Greenberg Traurig’s Business Reorganization & Financial Restructuring Practice provides clients with the insight and knowledge that come with decades of advisory and litigation experience handling highly complex issues that arise in reorganizations, restructurings, workouts, liquidations and distressed acquisitions and sales as well as cross-border proceedings. The team offers clients a broad multidisciplinary approach supported by a nationally recognized practice that has been engaged in many of the key complex restructurings and bankruptcies of our time.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, multi-practice law firm with approximately 1800 attorneys serving clients from 37 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. The firm is among the “Power Elite” in the 2014 BTI Client Relationship Scorecard report, which assesses the nature and strength of law firms’ client relationships. For additional information, please visit http://www.gtlaw.com.







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9th Annual Tradition of Hope Gala Raises Close to $1 Million and Refuels Augies Quest Initiative to Cure ALS


Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) October 27, 2014

Hundreds of business and civic leaders from Southern California helped “fill the tank” at this year’s race car themed Tradition of Hope gala by fundraising close to $ 1 million for Augie’s Quest to benefit ALS drug development taking place at the ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALS.net).

Held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel and sponsored by Allied Lube/Jiffy Lube, RD Olson Development, Pritzker Family Foundation, College Works, Douglas Allred Company, Traditional Jewelers, Shell, and Dine Equity, the Tradition of Hope Gala pulled out all the stops as guests began the night with a walk down a red carpet donned with models in pit crew attire, followed by an evening of dinner, live entertainment from the a cappella group Filharmonic (from NBC’s The Sing Off), dancing, auction, and award ceremony honoring philanthropic leaders.

Special honorees for the night included Richard Paek, CEO of Allied Lube, who was honored with the Founders Award for his dedication to Augie’s Quest, his continued support of his local community, and efforts in the fight against ALS. José Cofiño, founder of BeyondALS.org and a person living with ALS, was presented with the Courage Award.

In addition, Anthony Carbajal was invited as a special guest of the night. His ALS Ice Bucket Challenge video went viral after he shared his personal account with the disease, making him a recognizable face within the ALS community.

“The gala topped off an incredible year for ALS awareness and support for research,” says Augie Nieto, founder of Augie’s Quest. “I am grateful to all those who are committed to our mission to find a cure for ALS and for their continued support of Augie’s Quest.”

About Augie’s Quest

The purpose of Augie’s Quest has always been to fund research and drug development aimed at ending ALS, Lou Gehrig’s disease. Since 2007, Augie’s Quest has raised over $ 42 million in support of finding effective ALS treatments- making it the largest individual fundraising program for ALS!

All funds raised by Augie’s Quest benefit the ALS Therapy Development Institute ALS TDI, the world’s largest ALS-dedicated drug development organization. Support comes from a huge network of national events and promotions, including the BASH for Augie’s Quest, Tradition of Hope Gala and widely successful campaigns within the very generous fitness industry, such as the Clubs for the Quest, as well as a hugely innovative joint-fundraising initiative called the ClubCorp Charity Classic which benefits Augie’s Quest and other local charities chosen by that networks members directly. For more information, visit http://www.augiesquest.org.