Anne's Speaking Schedule and Topics

Anne Kertz Kernion
Would you like Anne to speak at your next seminar, retreat, conference, or meeting? Here's your chance!

Since the birth of Cards by Anne, Anne has been invited to be a guest speaker on a number of topics such as Living Mindfully, The Grateful Life, Creativity, and Neuroscience and Happiness. Having taught for years, her presentations are thought-provoking and truly engage the entire audience. All have been happy with choosing Anne to participate in their event.

Some topic examples include:
  • The Courage to be Imperfect
  • The Breath: Pathway to Mindfulness
  • Neuroscience and Well-Being: How Spirituality Affects Our Health and DNA
  • Cultivating Inner Peace: The History and Tradition of Western Mysticism
  • Practices to Cultivate Inner Peace
  • The Spirituality and Science of Happiness
  • Enhancing Our Creativity: Lessons from Neuroscience and Spirituality
  • Amazing Women of the Church
  • Gentle Yoga and Meditation
  • The Spirituality of Imperfection
  • Lessons from Silence: Gentleness, Compassion and Love
  • The Grateful Life
  • The Spirituality and Science of Self-Compassion
  • Neuroscience and Contemplative Practices
  • The Spirituality and Science of Compassion
  • Mindlessness to Mindfulness
To see detailed descriptions of each talk listed above, click here.

Please contact Anne ( for more information and pricing.

Anne's Speaking Schedule:
  • February 23, 2019, "Neuroscience and Well-Being: How Spirituality Affects Our Health and DNA," Catechist Day of Reflection, Nativity Parish, Braden, FL
  • March 2, 2019,"Neuroscience and Well-Being: How Spirituality Affects Our Health and DNA," 9:00-2:30pm, St. John Neumann, Reston, VA
  • March 5, 2019, "Lenten Spiritual Practices to Nourish Our Brains, Bodies, and Spirits," Kearns Lenten Breakfast, Allison Park, PA
  • March 9, 2019, "The Spirituality and Science of Self-Compassion," Pittsburgh Mercy Parish Nurse and Health Ministry
  • March 15, 2019, "Neuroscience and Well-Being: How Spirituality Affects Our Health and DNA," Spiritual Directors International Conference, Bellvue, WA
  • March 23, 2019, "Neuroscience and Spirituality: Technology, Our Brains and Spirituality," Religious Education Congress, 10:00 am, Anaheim, CA
  • March 27, 2019, "Neuroscience and Well-Being: How Spirituality Affects Our Health and DNA," St Agnes 125th Anniversary Speaker Series. 6:30 pm, San Francisco, CA. To register, contact Grace Salceanu:
  • April 6, 2019, "Neuroscience and Well-Being: How Our Spiritual Practices Affect Our Health and DNA," 9 am-12 noon, Immaculata University. Call Sr. Mary Henrich to register: 484.323.3434 (Cost:$20)
  • April 12-13, 2019, "Neuroscience, Well-Being and Spirituality" Retreat, Kearns Spirituality Center, Allison Park, PA. Friday night to Saturday afternoon, Call 412.366.1124 to register.
  • May 8, 2019, Catholic Women's Group Retreat, Ft. Belvoir, VA
  • May 31-June 1, 2019, "Neuroscience and Spirituality," Sophia Community Retreat, St. Marguerite Retreat House, Mendham, NJ
  • June 7-8, 2019, "Neuroscience, Well-Being and Spirituality" Retreat, Weber Center, MI. Call Janet Doyle, OP, to register: 517.266.4015
  • June 28-30, 2019, "The Breath, Mindfulness, and the Courage to Be Imperfect," Retreat, Bethany Retreat Center, Frenchville, PA. Call Nicole for info: 814.263.4855
  • August 23-25, 2019, Overnight Retreat plus Sunday afternoon of Reflection, "Neuroscience, Contemplative Spirituality and Well-Being," Mercy Retreat Center, St. Louis, MO
  • September 14, 2019, "Neuroscience and Spiritual Practices," Teresian Retreat, Shalom Retreat Center, Dubuque, Iowa


Anne joined our IPJC community for a day of reflection on "Neuroscience and Contemplative Practices." Her presentations echoed the poetry of John O'Donohue, calling us to "Awaken to the mystery of your own presence...Take time to celebrate the quiet miracles...Experience each day as a sacred gift." We heard lots of appreiation for Anne's day with us. What people appreciated most was that it nourished them, as Anne invited them to live with mindfulness and intention. She gave us contemplative practices for our daily lives and led a chair yoga session."

Sr. Judy Byron, OP
Intercommunity Peace & Justice Center
Seattle, WA

"We can't thank Anne enough for her fabulous presentation on mindfulness! Not only was her presentation interesting, but it was entertaining and captivating as well. She had such a nice mix of videos, information, stories, exercises, etc., which really held the audience's interest. We have heard so many excellent reviews from students and staff who attended, and hope to have her back again in the near future."

~Allison Barash
Professor of Psychology, Community College of Allegheny County
Pittsburgh, PA

"Anne talked about telomeres and our health: it was fascinating! It was great to learn more about how we can maintain and improve our health by focusing on simple things and being open to change. She offered lively, well-balanced presentations for body, mind and spirit that was good for our variety of personalities and ages."

~Sr. Margaret McDonnell, DC
Daughters of Charity Community Assembly, July 21, 2018
Los Altos Hills, CA

"I've attended other sessions on self-care. This blew them all away. Anne used a multifaceted approach to the topic with appropriate use of self care practices." "Anne's energy and enthusiasm, in addition to her background knowledge in neuroplasticity, and her comfortable presentation style made this session very enjoyable." "This was a very helpful workshop. Anne did a great job showing us new and innovative paths to self-care. We all need more help understanding and learning self-compassion."

~Evaluations from July, 2018, presentation to Chaplains, Anaheim, CA