Live with all your HEART… About Us

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 Live with all your HEART…a workshop/retreat in COSTA RICA

with Dr. Hans Diehl, Dr. John Kelly and Dr. Wayne Dysinger  


john photoFebruary 18th – 24th, 2018

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Vacation

with a Purpose

FREE OF CHARGE

21 CME

Continuing Education Credits for:

MD’s, RN’s, D.O.s, RD’s, DDS

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You can use you fork and knife as:

weapons of mass destruction, or instruments of hope, health and healing!

YOU GET to CHOOSE

The facts are emerging louder every day: the food you eat can either be the  safest and most powerful form of MEDICINE, or the slowest form of POISON.

This event is open to all medical professionals as well as to non-medical professionals

 

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Overview /   Schedule /   Accommodations-Cost   /    About Us   /   Getting There   /   Register

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Hans Diehl, Dr.H.Sc., M.P.H.

Dr. Hans Diehl is the founder of the Lifestyle Medicine Institute in Loma Linda, CA, where he is also Clinical Professor of Preventive Medicine at Loma Linda University’s School of Medicine. The clinical results of his pioneering efforts  as a lifestyle interventionist with the Complete Health Improvement Project (CHIP) have been published in over 40 medical journals. His message is that people don’t have to die of our modern killer diseases.  Since most of these chronic diseases  are largely lifestyle-related, they are largely preventable.  His  educationally  intensive CHIP program has been conducted in several countries affecting entire cities, either “live” or via a sophisticated video set with certified CHIP facilitators. More than 80,000 CHIP graduates have learned how they can arrest and turn most of these lifestyle-related diseases, such as heart disease, high cholesterol, diabetes, hypertension, excess weight, and depression  around. As a National Institutes of Health-supported research fellow in cardiovascular epidemiology at Loma Linda University, Dr. Diehl  evaluated the impact of the Pritikin Longevity Center, where he directed the research and health education departments. 

Chosen as “one of America’s 20 super-heroes of the health movement” and inducted into the Hall of Fame of the North American Vegetarian Society, he offers more than 30 years of leadership in the emerging field of Lifestyle Medicine, which has become the latest American board-certified medical sub-specialty. More than two million copies of  his books, Health Power and You-Turn (co-authored with Aileen Ludington MD) are now in circulation in 32 languages.  He earned his doctorate in Health Science and an MPH in Public Health Nutrition from Loma Linda University. He has been married to Dr. Lily Pan for 47 years. Together they have two children: Byron, an orthodontist and Carmen, a clinical psychologist.

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John Kelly, MD, MPH

“Dr. John,” as he is affectionately called by patients and staff, is passionate about Lifestyle Medicine. Dr. Kelly completed his undergraduate education in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Shepherd College in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude as a McMurran Scholar. He then completed the Dual Degree Program at Loma Linda University, receiving his MD in 2000, and his MPH in Epidemiology in 2002 with honors. He completed residency training in Preventive Medicine in 2003 and received ABPM Board certification in January 2004. Dr. Kelly was also trained in massage and hydrotherapy by Dr. Charles Thomas, a master of physical medicine known for his hydrotherapy expertise.

Dr. Kelly received the American Medical Association’s Excellence in Medicine Award in 2004 as a Young Physician for his work in establishing the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, the medical specialty society for clinicians who specialize in the use of therapeutic lifestyle interventions in the treatment and management of disease. (www.lifestylemedicine.org) He served as the founding President for ACLM.

After completing medical training Dr. Kelly accepted an appointment as Assistant Research Professor in the Nutrition Department at Loma Linda University with the Lifestyle Research Initiative. He conducted a multi-center outcomes analysis of lifestyle centers in the U.S. and served as Co-PI for a multi-$million diabetes research project in the Marshall Islands. He continues to work with ongoing studies investigating the use of therapeutic lifestyle interventions in the treatment and management of type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome and related chronic diseases. He has served as Medical Director for outpatient lifestyle programs in Maryland and Virginia. He presently serves as Medical Director for the Black Hills Lifestyle Medicine Center where he also conducts clinical training in intensive Lifestyle Medicine for licensed professionals (www.BHHEC.org/lifestylemedicinetraining/).

Dr. Kelly enjoys sharing the scientific evidence for the use of lifestyle to treat and prevent disease with his patients, other practitioners, researchers and the public. He gives invited expert presentations on Lifestyle Medicine, Epigenetics and other topics internationally. He has also served as a Lifestyle Medicine expert consultant. Other interests include family life, Christian ministry, agriculture, hiking and camping, computing, and the origin of life.

 


Wayne S. Dysinger, MD, MPH

Wayne Stephen Dysinger, MD, MPH is a Lifestyle Medicine physician who has a long record of experience in both Lifestyle Medicine and academia.  Dr. Dysinger completed medical school at Loma Linda University in 1986.  This was followed by a Family Medicine Residency at Florida Hospital, and a Preventive Medicine Residency back at Loma Linda University.  He also completed his Masters in Public Health at Loma Linda University.  Dr. Dysinger began his career working with the Guam SDA Clinic.  His next job was helping to start a Family Medicine Residency in Atlanta, Georgia.  In 1995 Dr. Dysinger moved to New Hampshire where he helped Dartmouth University, an Ivy League college, start both a Family Medicine Residency, and then a unique Leadership Preventive Medicine Residency that focused on quality improvement and population health skills.

In 2003 Dr. Dysinger was recruited back to his alma mater, Loma Linda University, to be the chair of the Preventive Medicine Department.  Over the next 12 years he filled this role, during which time he helped to start an innovative Family and Preventive Medicine Residency that focused on Lifestyle Medicine and Global Health and was actively involved in medical school education.  Dr. Dysinger also participated in research, acquired grant funding, and quadrupled the size and capacity of the Preventive Medicine Department.  He helped to build clinical activities in not only Lifestyle Medicine, but also Occupational Medicine, student health, and underserved care.

Dr. Dysinger was one of the founders of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, and was the third President of that organization.  He has helped build the Lifestyle Medicine movement from a concept to a significant force that is spreading around the world.  He is currently on the board of the American College of Preventive Medicine where he helps to coordinate the Lifestyle Medicine strategic initiatives of that organization.  He has also served in board or consulting roles for the American Medical Association, the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research, the American Medical Student Association, and Lifestyle Centers of America.

Dr. Dysinger currently serves as Chief Executive Officer for Lifestyle Medicine Solutions, a new model primary care clinic concept that is built on Lifestyle Medicine principles along with a direct primary care funding mechanism.  His practice goal is to make the Lifestyle Medicine choice available to every patient, and to create valid career options in Lifestyle Medicine for every health practitioner.  Dr. Dysinger is also the Medical Director of the Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP), President of the American Board of Lifestyle Medicine, and an active faculty at Loma Linda University.  He remains a sought after speaker, and has lectured or provided consultation around Lifestyle Medicine in almost every continent.

On a personal note Dr. Dysinger is married with four children.  He is an active athlete running marathons and triathlons, even having completed an ironman triathlon.  He loves to travel and spread the Lifestyle Medicine message around the world.

 
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Franco Marini

Franco Marini is a professor at the Daniels College of Business and works with the University of Denver on several educational experiential projects. He is the owner and director of Peak Empowerment, an organization committed to empowering individuals and organizations through exciting programs, activities and unique group challenges. www.peakempowerment.org  He also created and operates Global Journeys Inc., a travel-based company providing personal and professional growth through specialized travel offerings. www.globalj.org One of Marini’s strongest attributes is his ability and knowledge of how to empower human development as it impacts the enhancement of individual strengths and results of an organization. One of his primary focal points is working with the attributes and contributions of individuals and empowering each participant to effectively break through barriers to achieve a level of being their very best. Franco is also a certified Yoga instructor in the Sampoorna tradition, a ceremonialist, a wellness coach, a massage therapist, a drum-maker, and a consultant. He will be leading some of the sessions on this retreat. As director and president of Peak Empowerment for the past fifteen years, Franco has a distinguished record of providing quality training to thousands of individuals. Some of the clients he has worked with include: Phillips Petroleum, McREL, BP, Kaiser Permanente,  Novartis, Intermountain Health, Colgate Palmolive, F.M.I., Daniels College of Business, the U.S. Air Force and Army, DeVry University, BNP Paribas, South Pole Expedition Team, Spectrum Health, Rocky Mountain Orthodontists, Castlewood Fire Department, Vital Yoga and others.


Kay LatchmanSingh is the main organizer and logistic expert of this retreat. Her background in international trade and finance and her attention to details will ensure that this will be a quality experience for all. She is in communication with everyone who is a part of this program and makes sure that all aspects of this endeavor are synchronized. Kay is also in charge of participant wellness and takes care of everyone from the time they register until they are back home. Kay is the co-owner and vice-president of Global Journeys. She provides a wealth of experience in travel and cultural connections. Kay was born and educated in British Guyana, moved to the U.S. and has traveled and worked with people in many European countries, Russia, Egypt, South Africa, British West Indies, and Central America. Her knowledge and connections with various cultures is a wonderful asset as she works with and teaches a variety of people. Her vision of providing service to those in need and doing so in a celebratory way certainly is the foundation of this retreat. She is a Yoga Shiromani (teacher of yoga) in the Sampoorna tradition, and is a student of Sanskrit. She will be leading some of the  sessions on this retreat. Kay’s Hindu practice, knowledge of the Vedic Traditions, experience leading Kirtan, amazing ability to prepare Indian cuisine and Yoga knowledge will be invaluable assets on this retreat.

21 CME credits as well as a Certificate of completion are available from Loma Linda University to participants of this program at NO COST to you… learn more

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Testimonials from various past global journeys

The Retreat of a lifetime!! What a journey! From the moment we decided to do it, it was the easiest trip we have ever been on and truly the most enjoyable. Every detail was taken care of and considered before I even knew to think about it... from the packing list to the airport pick up, from the hotel staff to the daily events. I walked stress-free through the most amazing week in my life, to date! Because of that, I will highly recommend Global Journeys to others but I will also be looking forward to joining you again.
The sessions were ‘mind-blowing’ to say the least. He has such amazing information to share and his meditations took me to places I did not know existed. I was inspired and motivated to change my life and excited to take some major steps. My life is forever changed because of his work.
Sugar Beach is a little piece of heaven. The setting of a small private resort was so relaxing. The staff was incredible helpful, happy to help at every turn. The beach was gorgeous, the sunsets were nothing short of incredible and the natural setting of the resort made you feel that you were in the middle of nowhere with beautiful people or just for yourself.

Juanita

I can't say enough good things about having chosen to go to Costa Rica for our trip with Global Journeys! It was such a relief to have two experienced leaders and teachers with us who knew the country, the retreat center, and the available activities so intimately. When I chose to travel with Franco and Kay and Global Journeys, I had been researching retreat centers and opportunities, and their program was the most comprehensive and easy because they not only guide you and help with promoting the retreat, but they handled questions, concerns, and registrations, making the whole process so easy and seamless for us as the teachers. They helped us determine what we would offer and when, and which local activities and excursions we should do, then put all the plans in motion.

And that is just the logistics.The retreat itself was beyond my wildest imaginings! When we first arrived at the center and stood on the deck to absorb the view, it brought tears to my eyes. Thank you Franco and Kay for creating an amazing adventure. We look forward to our next adventure with you.

Mara

I want to take a moment to thank you again for a wonderful, wonderful time. I felt each place, the people, it was all an amazing feast. Even though I have been to most of these places long ago it felt like I was seeing them for the first time.
I have been continuing to hold onto the joy I felt at seeing the amazing creations in each town and the scenery. It was a treat to see you both do what you do so well. You are masters at creating group cohesion and serving as best one can the needs of a diverse group. You really got it all.

Erica

This retreat was the most amazing experience of my life. I never imagined that I could be loved without pretense or aggression- this realization completely changed my life. Furthermore I made 14 close friends on that trip; I can't imagine life without them. They are my family, really. I gained a true sense of love for the universe. Our retreat was based in a forested area. It was absolutely perfect- we camped together and ate every meal together. All of the workshops taught me something different.
I've actually recommended this sort of retreat to my mom. I believe she would truly benefit from this sort of experience. Everyone deserves to feel this sort of love at least once in their life!
You're awesome, Franco. I miss you already!

Krista

I can say, with complete honesty, that this retreat in Costa Rica is one of the best things I have ever done. And I have participated in some extra uber spectacular experiences. I have come away a different human being, and thoughts, conversations, words and images from this experience continue to roll over me in waves as I walk through my Life. I have been so utterly moved by the experiences of daily yoga and meditation, that I have committed to making both of those things part of my daily practice. Interestingly enough, when we got home to our small, rural town in North Carolina, a new yoga studio had opened up that had escaped my awareness prior. I have since joined on an unlimited pass, and have only missed one day since being home. Doug and I continue to prioritize meditation in our day as well, utilizing some of the great audios that I purchased from Dr. Joe's selections, and I continue to be able to sink deeper and deeper into the great void, and deeper understanding of myself and how it all works.

Truly life changing. I have already been witness to some enormous changes in myself and how I perceive what have heretofore been challenging situations in my work and with my associates. My refractory periods of heightened emotions are dramatically shortened, and sometimes not even existent! I am beginning to look at myself in the mirror now and the person I see looking back at me is someone I haven't seen in years! It's great to make her re-acquaintance!

Jennifer

Words cannot describe the gratitude I have for you for organizing such a beautiful retreat that truly changed my life forever. Your prompt and courtesy responses to inquiries, attention to detail, and tireless efforts are evident in your presentations, as well as support before, during, and after the retreat. Moreover, the choice of Sugar Beach resort on the beautiful coast of Costa Rica is a testament to your global expertise as the service, meals, accommodation, beach, excursions, and even proximity to the airport and other local spots was first class in every detail. Finally, I cannot emphasize enough how this retreat truly changed my life.
Not only would I strongly recommend doing business with Global Journeys to others, I am actively trying to recruit people to join me for your next adventure
I will never forget this experience, so I graciously thank you so very much from my heart.

Michael

I wake up every morning and think of you all. I cannot even express how much I love and miss you. Thank you for such an amazing experience together. Ever since the retreat, I have felt so open and happy and enough, which is such an incredible gift. That was easily one of the best weeks of my life, and continues to make every day wonderful.
Much, much love

Alex

The Retreat of a lifetime!! What a journey! From the moment we decided to do it, it was the easiest trip we have ever been on and truly the most enjoyable. Every detail was taken care of and considered before I even knew to think about it... from the packing list to the airport pick up, from the hotel staff to the daily events. I walked stress-free through the most amazing week in my life, to date! Because of that, I will highly recommend Global Journeys to others but I will also be looking forward to joining you again.
The sessions were ‘mind-blowing’ to say the least. He has such amazing information to share and his meditations took me to places I did not know existed. I was inspired and motivated to change my life and excited to take some major steps. My life is forever changed because of his work.
Sugar Beach is a little piece of heaven. The setting of a small private resort was so relaxing. The staff was incredible helpful, happy to help at every turn. The beach was gorgeous, the sunsets were nothing short of incredible and the natural setting of the resort made you feel that you were in the middle of nowhere with beautiful people or just for yourself.

Heather

This was the most awesome thing I have ever done. I made good friends, saw tons of wildlife, learned how to surf, ate great food, met great people and feel really grateful for what I have.

John

I was completely stunned by degree to which my trip with Global Journeys would change my life. A true before-after moment. I county myself fortunate to have experienced it. I can't wait to live the rest of my life! Thank you Global Journeys!

Chris

There simply isn't another Costa Rica trip in the current market of eco-adventure trips for the active traveler that matches Franco Marini's Costa Rica Trip package. Franco has put together a package that enables the traveler to enjoy and explore the country on a very intimate level.
Some the opportunities are truly unique to this trip and quite simply won't be found anywhere else! This is a trip that will inspire your teen in ways they may not even realize now. It may be seeing and touching a tree that's over a thousand years old will inspire a future botanist, a future filmmaker, or a future writer. It could be learning about the marine life and wildlife first hand in this part of the world, or visiting the different forests and developing a sense of value for this diverse ecosystem, or overcoming their fears and emotions in some very personal way that will impact your teen, and plant some seed of inspiration. They may simply fall in love with this beautiful country and wish to come back again some day. This is truly a world-class trip at a school-trip cost!

Brenda

To make the decision to take this journey is an accomplishment in itself… but to then dive into a world of the most beautiful surroundings , with beautiful people who share amazing stories is something you will cherish for years to come. Adding different styles of yoga and meditation with one of the best presenters makes it an experience of a lifetime! Thank you for sharing such amazing time in my life .

Jeannene