For fifteen years, as a busy mother with a demanding career on the faculty of the University of Colorado School of Medicine and Director of the Hypertension Research Center, Mary LoVerde tried the ‘superperson’ route -and failed. Struggling valiantly to keep up, she turned to time management, prioritizing, delegating and simplifying. Yet, she continued to feel overwhelmed and torn apart. One day, while furiously working away at her computer and shouting at the kids to keep their distance, she realized a startling fact. In her zeal to get everything done, she had become disconnected — from her family, from her work and from the person she was and wanted to be. LoVerde adopted a new life motto: When you can’t keep up, CONNECT.
A dynamic international speaker, consultant and writer, LoVerde is President of Life Balance, Inc. a company devoted to spreading the message of finding balance through connection. She speaks to diverse audiences across the country and also shares her empowering strategies with dozens of major corporations including AT&T, Merck and Company, Proctor and Gamble, Discover Card, Hallmark, Lucent Technologies and the Mayo Clinic.
Author of “Stop Screaming at the Microwave! How to Connect Your Disconnected Life” and contributor to the best-selling inspirational collections, “Chocolate for a Woman’s Soul” and “Chocolate for a Woman’s Heart,” LoVerde has touched many readers with her stories -including her gift of a “Memory Jar,” filled with handwritten reminiscences to her mother. She presents a wealth of uplifting insights and innovative ideas for taking small steps in the right direction for a less stressful, more satisfying life.
Inspired by her mother, who was separated from her sisters and put into foster care at the age of nine, LoVerde is the national spokesperson for Camp to Belong, which reunites brothers and sisters placed in different foster homes for events of fun, emotional empowerment and sibling connection. LoVerde makes time to share family meals (though she hates to cook and considers pizza today’s pot roast), establish new family rituals (like feasting on gourmet takeout and singing carols by candlelight on Christmas Eve), and cheering each other on and laughing together -even when she’s on the road and far from their home.
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