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Bernadette Anderson MD, MPH  

Family Medicine Physician; Author of “Fulfilled. 52 Prescriptions for Healing, Health and Happiness;” Founder of Life in Harmony; Chief Mindset Officer; Wellness Curator

Bernadette Anderson, MD, MPH, is not your ordinary family physician— she is a well-known and highly regarded medical expert, thought leader, visionary and the creator of Life in Harmony, an innovative, intentional and action-oriented approach to well-being. With over 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry, including extensive work in acute, clinical, and preventive care, Dr. Bernadette has dedicated her career to teaching and educating individuals on health and lifestyle medicine.

In addition to her work as a family physician, Dr. Bernadette has authored the book "Fulfilled. 52 Prescriptions for Healing, Health, and Happiness," a motivational guide and workbook that offers a unique perspective on health, recognizing that TRUE health can only live where SCIENCE meets the SOUL. Dr. Bernadette empowers readers to navigate their lives with intention and purpose, unlocking their full potential for well-being. She’s also a freelance writer for GoodRx and has penned thought-provoking opinion essays for various prestigious publications and reputable online platforms, including Essence, USA Today, Fatherly, The Grio, and Live Happy. In 2023, she was selected by Global Health and Pharma for Most Innovative Mental Wellness Programming Provider - Midwest USA.

Dr. Bernadette is a versatile and passionate advocate for health and wellness. Her inspirational presentations, empowering group facilitation, and wellness programs draw from her in-depth knowledge of health, sleep optimization practices, stress management, nutrition, fitness, mental and spiritual wellness, and much more. Additionally, she has expanded her impact to corporate wellness, partnering with Highlights for Children, and leading DEI initiatives that address mental health stigma. Her unwavering devotion to advocate for mental and physical wellness has left an indelible mark on individuals, groups, and entire communities.

Dr. Bernadette’s groundbreaking work also spans to the realm of sports, where she has pioneered a cutting-edge mindset training program for athletes that enhances focus, reduces stress, speeds up recovery from injuries, and improves overall athletic performance. By challenging conventional thinking in the sports world and prescribing mental conditioning techniques, Dr. Bernadette helps athletes unleash their mental toughness and resilience, ultimately achieving greatness in and beyond the game.

A native of Saginaw, Michigan, Dr. Bernadette earned an undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She completed a master's degree in public health at the University of California, Berkeley and a doctorate of medicine from the Medical College of Ohio. She continued her clinical studies at the Mount Carmel Family Medicine Residency Program in Columbus, Ohio. Currently, Dr. Bernadette is a family medicine physician and the co-owner of Faith Family Health, also in Columbus. Both in her work as a physician and as the founder of Life in Harmony, Dr. Bernadette is committed to providing individuals with the tools to champion their own healing, health and happiness.

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From Prescription to Prevention: Transforming Your Health One Lifestyle at a Time

It’s challenging to create good health in the less than 60 minutes a year that most people spend with their physician. My approach is to provide tools and guidance to use lifestyle to cultivate the health and LIFE you desire. In this empowering keynote, discover the power of small changes and practical tips for making sustainable lifestyle adjustments that can lead to significant improvements in your overall wellbeing. By the end of the session, you will have a roadmap to actively participate in unlocking your full potential for health and happiness.

Living With Chronic Illness: Navigating the Challenges, Overcoming the Obstacles, and Thriving Against All Odds

In this informative keynote speech, you will learn how to take charge of your health condition, from heart disease to women’s health, and regain control of your life. You will discover practical strategies for managing your symptoms and making lifestyle changes that can improve your health outcomes. With a focus on empowerment and self-care, this keynote will provide you with the tools and knowledge you need to become an active participant in your own healthcare journey. Whether you're dealing with a chronic illness, recovering from an injury, or simply looking to optimize your health, this talk will help you take the first step towards a healthier you.

The Mindset Revolution: Breaking the Cycle of Negativity and Cultivating a Positive Attitude

This is a transformative keynote speech that will change the way you think about your thoughts. The Mindset Revolution is a call-to-action to break free from negative self-talk, limiting beliefs, and self-sabotage, and embrace a positive and growth-oriented attitude. This keynote will provide you with practical strategies to overcome self-doubt, manage stress and anxiety, and cultivate resilience and optimism. You will leave feeling empowered and inspired to take charge of your mindset and transform your life to achieve fulfillment and success.

Normalizing Mental Health: Erasing the Stigma and Continuing the Conversation

In this powerful keynote, we will explore the importance of normalizing mental health and dismantling the stigma that surrounds it. We will discuss the challenges that many people face when it comes to seeking help and support for their mental health, and how we can work together to create a culture of acceptance and understanding. We will also address the current state of mental health and the need for greater awareness, advocacy, and support. By breaking down the barriers and promoting a culture of acceptance, we can create a world where mental health is recognized as an essential part of our overall wellbeing.

The Courage to Forgive: Healing Pain and Finding Freedom

Forgiveness can be one of the most difficult and life-changing practices we will undertake in life. Whether it's forgiving ourselves or others, it can seem like an impossible task that is easier said than done. But the truth is, forgiveness has immense power and it takes courage to confront our pain and let go of our grievances. In this enlightening keynote, we will explore the healing practice of forgiveness and learn how to cultivate it in our lives. Through personal stories and insights, we will discover the freedom and peace that come from releasing the weight of resentment. You will leave emboldened to embrace forgiveness as a path to finding true freedom.

Beyond Limits: Overcoming Guilt and Saying No with Confidence

During this insightful keynote, we will examine the importance of cultivating healthy boundaries in our personal and professional lives. Establishing and maintaining boundaries are vital for our emotional, physical, and mental well-being, yet it can be challenging. Using personal anecdotes and effective techniques, we will explore the art of confidently saying "no" and honoring ourselves. You will acquire the tools to create boundaries that are concise, respectful, and impactful, and learn how to communicate them in a way that creates the necessary space to achieve the life you desire.

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Unpacking the Intersection of Race and Health: A Call-To-Action for Black Wellness Solutions

In this eye-opening keynote, we will delve into the complex intersection of race and health in the Black community. We will explore the historical and societal factors that have led to health disparities, as well as the current state of Black health in various areas such as mental health, chronic disease, and access to healthcare. Through this exploration, we will identify actionable steps that can be taken to promote Black wellness and address systemic health inequities. This inspiring section will leave you with a better understanding of the challenges faced by the Black community in regards to health, and a renewed sense of urgency to support and advocate for Black wellness solutions.

The ROI of Mindful Corporate Wellness in Building a Thriving Workforce

In this compelling keynote, we will explore the many benefits of establishing a culture of wellness and mindfulness in the workplace. The return on investment of mindfulness practices include increased productivity, reduced absenteeism, improved employee retention and a healthier, happier, and more engaged workforce. We will discuss the impact of stress, burnout, and poor work-life harmony on employee productivity and morale. By attending this keynote, you will gain a deeper understanding of the link between wellbeing and productivity, as well as practical steps to implement a successful mindful corporate wellness program.

Next-Level Workout: Mindset Training, The Competitive Edge in Sports

In this engaging keynote, we will explore the critical role of mindset training in sports. Top athletes understand that having a winning mindset is just as important as physical ability and talent. They understand that their thoughts and beliefs have a significant impact on their performance in and beyond the game. We will delve into the science behind mindset training, including the impact of positive thinking and self-talk, visualization, and goal-setting on athletic performance. We will examine real-life examples of athletes who have used mindset training improve their focus, build resilience, and overcome mental barriers and achieve greatness in their sports. This keynote is ideal for athletes, coaches, and anyone interested in gaining a competitive edge in sports by unlocking the power of mindset.

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