The Wellness Lounge

August 31, 2015
Hosted by Desiree Watson

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The Wellness Lounge – A Step Further

The Wellness Lounge – A Step Further

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THE WELLNESS LOUNGE-A STEP FURTHER empowers you with the benefits of a wellness lifestyle. Desiree Watson, a pioneer in the wellness lifestyle movement, guides you toward incorporating wellness into your life through commentary and interviews with exemplary personalities from such diverse fields as professional sports, corporate management, government, and health care. Our topics embrace the interconnections of mind, body and spirit, while offering in-depth analyses of the wellness lifestyle movement and its impact on the health care system, politics and international aid. Related topics will spark awareness of the positive impact of the wellness lifestyle movement and how a wellness lifestyle commitment can successfully empower the individual and influence educational and political processes on a local, national and international scale.

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Desiree Watson

Desiree Watson

With Over 30 years of experience in the wellness industry, Desiree Watson is the President and CEO of Wellness Interactive, Inc., which is a premiere provider of practical solutions, strategic planning and implementation for organizations and companies seeking to transform a space for wellness and environmentally friendly products. The firm represents over 20 brands covering wellness events, lifestyle classes, wellness websites and green initiatives.

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August 2015

  • 8/31/2015: The Wellness Lounge Listen Now
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July 2015

June 2015

Yvette Aitkens

Yvette Aitkens attended primary, middle and high school in England and continued on to college where she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and Human Resources. Although it was the pursuit of love that brought her and her young daughter to the United States, it would ultimately be her desire to make a difference that kept her here. Yvette admits that adjusting to the American way of life was difficult. “No one could understand what I was saying,” she says. Determined not to allow minor setbacks to detour her from the path she wanted to create, Yvette decided to make a life here for her and her daughter. Early on, Yvette sensed that more could be done to provide quality care to the citizens that had given so much in past generations and felt compelled to do her part. With the acknowledgement that she would one day become a senior citizen and the memories of personal moments that she shared with her grandmother before her passing prevalent in her mind, Yvette created SmartChoice Home Health Agency, Inc. in 2002, diligently formed the foundations of a company that was to grow to a multi-million dollar entity. With great consideration and soul searching, Yvette led the company and her team to service the geriatric population throughout NJ as they managed multiple state contracts to a national acquisition and sold the organization in 2010. Yvette credits the grace of God for overcoming all the adversities she has endured while creating a successful business. In the short time that SmartChoice has been caring for the elderly and disabled communities in New Jersey, Yvette's desires continues and now through vision, patience and perseverance, her attention is focused on the new chapter of her career by forming Senior Support Advisors, LLC which is positioned to be a healthcare movement transcending across multiple state lines. Yvette continues to share her knowledge and expertise and currently provides healthcare consulting and education to various small or distressed companies, and is actively operating another home health agency in South Carolina where the mission is to serve those in need, regardless of their social economic background and to stimulate employment efforts for future generations. Yvette has succeeded in building multiple businesses including a restaurant along the way, but her commitment continues to share those lessons, create opportunities and embrace the talents that God has given and now embarks to not only build a business, but create her “legacy”. Women to Women Enterprise has been developed to be an organization that encourages and nurtures the women entrepreneurs to come together, cultivate traits and behaviors of our “young women” that they will manifest into strong, recognized and influential business women for the future. View Guest page

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Arlyce Anderson

Arlyce is a Certified Life Coach, motivational speaker, trainer and Instructional Designer. She worked in corporations in finance and accounting for 20+ years before taking a career break to care for her two children. During those years, she founded Consolidated Financial Services (CFS), a company that locates funding sources for start-up companies and Arlisdesigns, a designer clothing accessories company. She is the current owner of Sublime Life Coaching and coaches individuals with career/life balance congruence and corporations who are focused on attracting and retaining diverse and exceptional talent. As the mother of two teenage children, she speaks often on topics related to creating balance between work and life as well as creating a pathway for excellence at work. Her workshop entitled “Sometimes You’re a Tortoise and Sometimes You Get to be a Hare” is a captivating journey through the stages of mate/mom/mogul and how to create balance while pursuing your dreams. View Guest page

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Dr. Muge Artar

Associate Professor Dr. Muge Artar works at Ankara University, Faculty of Educational Sciences department of Educational Psychology; who is the director of Ankara University Center for Research on Child Culture since 2010. Dr. Muge Artar is also the Deputy Head of Educational Psychology and Museum Education Department. Her interest areas are Cognitive Development, Enhancement of Children at Risk Groups, Child Culture and Museum Education. Dr. Artar had run different projects with Bernard Van Leer Foundation about Agricultural Migrant Worker’s 0-6 years of aged children’s lives. Seasonal migrants’ realities: a study of 686 Turkish households is one of them. Every year between April and November, hundreds of thousands of seasonal agricultural workers in Turkey leave their permanent residences and migrate to agriculturally intensive areas for jobs such as planting, harvesting and hoeing. Many take their young children. This project helped us to understand a study of 686 households, revealing more about the reality of the lives of these seasonal migrant families. Associate Professor Dr. Muge Artar's team begin to study life conditions of these children during their travel of working at 2009. It was the first research project. After that Dr. Muge Artar and her team try to find out the route of their work during a year. This retrospective and futuristic project really effects the field because it was the first study to show how many people were traveling and where to travel during agricultural work. The last project was an application project. After working with this group about five years Dr. Muge Artar feels the responsibility to empower the women and so the children. At the region of south east of Turkey 4 cities selected as giving the most of the migrant agricultural workers to all over the country. First a module were developed and 40 women from these cities were trained to be a trainee for their friends. This module consist of information about child rearing; health, hygiene and social emotional and cognitive developmental tips for their children. All modules were consisted of illustrations and little tips about it. Nowadays this project is going to be finalized. About 2000 women (illiterate and less fortunate) were trained by their friends. Associate Professor Dr. Muge Artar was graduated from Middle East Technical University Department of Psychology. She first started her carreer at adoption of Sesame Street Program at Turkish Radio and Televison Corporation. In her career she runs several different projects about Child Development. She is married with two sons. View Guest page

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