Improving Our Health Through Our Relationships: A Community Conversation | Newtown Moms

I’m honored to be moderating an upcoming panel at Edmond Town Hall on Friday June 28th at 6:30PM. One of the things I liked best about my past life in consumer packaged goods marketing was the thrill of a presentation. Whether it be a big annual sales meeting or a smaller presentation to a customer to help sell in a product, I’ve always loved the preparation and then the sense of accomplishment at the end. That’s why I’m so excited to be part of this panel and would like to invite you to join us (scroll down for the full invite). The evening will kick off at 6:30PM with a community conversation on how we can improve our health through our relationships – whether it the relationship with your have with yourself, others, food, exercise, etc.

Regardless of where you classify yourself on your personal health journey, our three panelists have a wide array of backgrounds and philosophies that will give you some food for thought (pun intended) on improving your health. Let me introduce our panelists so that you have a sneak peak of what we’ll be talking about on the 28th:

Carrie Amos is a devoted wife, mom to 3 kids, licensed therapist, and wellness warrior, who has spent the better part of her career leading not-for-profit organizations AND working with clients in private clinical practice.

Carrie does not believe one-size-fits all, especially when it comes to pursuing wellness. She looks to  equip her clients with tools, tips and strategies in order for them to make positive and long lasting changes. Her goal is to create and provide a safe space where clients can dig deep and sort through emotions, feelings and thoughts as they begin to overcome, live and thrive! She works with individuals and couples and facilitates wellness groups for most age groups. She develop tailored plans with clients that have a start and a finish (i.e. she  does not subscribe to a therapy forever relationship). 

Carrie holds her Bachelor of Science degree in Behavioral Science from Manhattanville College, and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Fordham University. Post graduate certifications include:: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Therapy, and Mindfulness Psychotherapy, leadership certifications, and she is a requested speaker and workshop facilitator for organizations, faith groups, and public and private schools.

Emanuela Palmares is a Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, mom, wife, caregiver, editor, and founder EP Health Coaching – a private integrative nutrition health coaching practice focused on helping women from all walks of life find health, happiness and balance.

Her passion for health and wellness is the result of two key ingredients: first, her own struggles with multiple diets and workout regiments while balancing family, work, and community.  Second is her training at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, where she learned innovative coaching methods, practical lifestyle management techniques, over 100 dietary theories, and studied with the world’s top health and wellness experts including: Andrew Weil, MD, director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine; Mark Hyman, MD, founder of The UltraWellness Center; and Geneen Roth, bestselling author and expert on emotional eating.

With that knowledge she developed an effective health coaching protocol to break unhealthy habits by creating desirable healthier ones helping women find happiness and balance in the process. Emanuela’s mantra is: “You are what you eat and much more. Just dieting won’t do the trick”. For more information visit

Gregg Roberts, INHC, is the author of ‘Progress Over Perfection: 16 Simple Steps to Reclaim Your Health and Wellbeing’ and President/Founder of SimpleWisdom Wellbeing Solutions. He has appeared on NBC, CNN, and E! as a guest for various news shows.

He co-founded the Blue Velvet Boxing Club, an award-winning exclusive boxing gym that catered to celebrities and Wall Street executives located in the Flatiron district of NYC. Gregg has been an owner-operator of multiple businesses, from fitness to food, throughout greater NYC ranging from 20-200 employees.

He enjoys serving on a variety of different boards including Stand Together Make A Difference (STMAD), a not-for-profit coalition whose aim is to help prevent substance abuse and addiction through education and awareness. He is also a mentor for at-risk-youth teenagers.

Gregg received his BA from University of California, Santa Barbara, and attended the OPM program at Harvard Business School. He is a graduate of The Institute for Integrative Nutrition in NYC. He is actively involved in the health & wellness field, enjoys boxing workouts, playing tennis, hiking, and is the father of 3 children.

Light refreshments will be served, so please RSVP by emailing [email protected] or by visiting the event on Facebook. Hope to see you on the 28th! Scroll down for the full invite. 

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