Speaking at Conferences, Private Meetings, Churches, Schools, Libraries, Workplaces, and Community Centers


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A topic of great importance to hospice professionals – very relatable and personal, useful info to bring back to my colleagues.
~ a hospice professional

It is so much more valuable to hear a survivor of this journey rather than just a researcher. Thank you for encouraging proactive behavior for us when so often you get caught in the frustration, anger, guilt cycle that’s part of this process.
~ a family caregiver

Keynote Topic:

Take Care of Yourself: A Star and Seven Sustainable Skills for the Long-Term Care Journey
This presentation invites participants to learn and experience a visual, auditory, and kinesthetic model of self-care while viewing a socially critical cartoon presentation. Based on the findings of international dementia-carer health researchers and age-old spiritual practices, this program teaches five points for dementia-carer health plus seven sustainable skills. This is an educational, inspirational & light-hearted approach to a very serious subject (may be customized for audiences ages 8-88+).

Breakout Session Topics:

  1. “Take Care” Life-Support Session
    Share your “take care” story ups & downs; experience peer support & networking within a small group; create and take-home your own version of My Doable Self-Care Plan for the week or month.
  2. Partner Yoga for Couples
    Learn & experience seated partner yoga techniques that are proven to enhance non-verbal communication and connection between partners (bring a loved one or come by yourself; pairs will be formed from our group participants).
  3. YogaDance for Care-Givers and -Receivers
    This 60-75 minute yoga dance session accommodates people of all abilities (physical, mental, emotional, social), and brings the group on a body-mind-spirit journey that energizes and restores.

Fee Schedule: Speaking

Local Talks
60 min. $150.00

Conference Speaking

  • 90 min. $800.00 Keynote and Q+A
  • 75 min. $500.00 Breakout Session
  • 165 min. $1,000.00 Keynote and 1 Breakout

Mary collaborates with private groups and organizations to create a compensation arrangement that meets the financial capabilities of participants and/or the organization.

Program facilitation, materials, travel (mileage or airfare & local transportation), accommodations, and meals are standard contract items. Travel is based on Mary’s travel from her home in Topsfield, MA. If travel requires greater than a 2-hour drive, overnight accommodation is required. Groups in a region are encouraged to collaborate to share expenses.