Via De Lago Spiritual, Health & Wellness Resort


To Via De Lago Spiritual, Health & Wellness Resortpromising a unique balance of workshops, art, excitement, networking, and above all relaxation.  —Coming 2016

Sneak Peek at  Weekly Sessions

  • Week 1: Learn how to become aware of your body, mind, and spirit. Listen to your needs. Feel inspired as you begin to take simple steps to improve your life.
  • Week 2: Explore new ways to live your life. Learn how to prepare nutrition meals; discover your purpose, and begin to practice mindfulness. Develop a mind-set for total wellness, health & fitness though daily completion.
  • Week 3: Gain experience in preparing live foods that you can use at home. Practice advanced alpha state relaxation techniques. Explore the deep connection between your body, mind, and spirit….more.


Brent has dedicated two chapters in her new book, “The Caregiver’s Companion,” focusing on health, wellness, and fitness, (total self-care) by helping you master the necessary skills to balance your life, and take better care of yourself. In her workshops/training courses, she will have you pondering big, detailed questions, but the biggest takeaway involves the most basic of ideas: a healthier you is the greatest gift you can give to yourself and family. Come on this journey and find out how and more.  The Caregiver’s Companion: Caring for Your Loved One Medically, Financially and Emotionally While Caring for Yourself Paperback – January 27, 2015

The health advice presented is intended only as an informative resource guide to help you make informed decisions; it is not meant to replace the advice of a physician or to serve as a guide to self-treatment. Always seek competent medical help for any health condition or if there is any question about the appropriateness of a procedure or health recommendation.

Things to remember

  • Stay connected
  • Get connected with senior centers, church groups and other organizations in your area that you can count on for personal Documents9-001support. Networking support groups can  make a world of difference in improving your attitude, health, wellness, fitness and well-being
  • Find strategies to restore and maintain your health and your sense of well-being. Enrolled in a health, detox or wellness program
  • Getting proper rest daily
  • Everyday stay on top of your health, fitness and appearance
  • Restore your health, wellness & fitness NOW!
  • Take care of yourself
  • Pick up the pieces in your life post-caregiving (grieving, self-worth, forgiveness, love yourself)
    • How to get your Health, Fitness, and Wellness back!
    • The process towards achieving mental and physical wellness
    • Discovering yourself again
    • What is the importance of being able to Just Say No!
    • Enjoy Dating
    • Stay in your  HAPPY ZONE
    • Have crucial emotional, financial and legal conversations with family
    • The difference between Medical Power of Attorney and Medical  Directive
    • Tips and tools for taking care of yourself when you are a family caregiver
    • When it’s the best time for families to start talking about, and planning for, end-of-life issues, and the easiest approaches
    • Know when attorneys are needed to help with legal decisions
    • Everyone must make Life-or-Death decisions at sometime

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Surround yourself with LIKE—MINDED people…The 2015 Fitness Orlando Championships

The following are the amazing judges who have paid the price for HEALTH, Wellness & Fitness… We are—- Ages 34 — 58… Yes, I am 58 and proud! Surround yourself with LIKE MINDED people… And congratulations to all competitors of the 2015 Fitness Orlando Championships! —10/03/15


Here are some key strategies to restore and maintain your health and your sense of well-being. Among  a myriad of health, wellness and caregiver issues, CGS will discuss these and similar  topics:

Exercise is an excellent way to get moving towards managing stress.  Almost any form of exercise such as walking, jogging, swimming, biking, and dancing can act as an amazing stress reliever. When you are active exercise can distract you from daily worries by boosting your feel-good endorphins.  Exercising with a friend or a family member can make it more fun, and having a partner to encourage you can help you stay on track.  However, exercise is just part of your wellness journey.

Let’s take a closer look at “The BIG” picture vision to become more resilient.  Are you really “Taking Care of Yourself? ”  —   Answer the following questions:

Discussion Topics

    • Do you take care of yourself and your own healthcare needs?
    • What are you eating? What’s eating (stresses) you?IMG_0310 copy
    • Do you exercise? How often do you exercise? Do you exercise often enough?
    • Do you have an injury? Are you able to workout? Have you interviewed a fitness coach?
    • When was the last time you visited your doctor? Are you on medication (s)?
    • Do you meditate or practice another relaxation technique?

About Carolyn Brent

Carolyn A. Brent known to audiences across the country from her appearances on various national news programs from MSNBC to ABC. Carolyn is an accomplished and award winning author, and eldercare and caregiver’s rights advocate who has also been featured on the pages of publications including: Library Journal, CNN iReport, Escape Magazine, Huff Post, Washington Times, Today’s Caregiver Magazine, Canada’s Caregiver Solutions Magazine, San Joaquin Magazine, California Business Journal and more… Carolyn A. Brent is an American author, elder care legislation advocate, and inspirational speaker. She is best known as the author of award winning—best-selling books, The Caregiver’s Companion: Caring for Your Loved One Medically, Financially and Emotionally While Caring for Yourself and Why Wait? The Baby-Boomers Guide to Preparing Emotionally, Financially and Legally for a Parent’s Death. Brent is the founder of the nonprofit organizations, CareGiverStory & Grandpa’s Dream. Brent travels throughout the United States, lecturing about the importance of adult siblings and their parents having what she calls “crucial conversations” in preparation for the end-of-life issues they may face. One of her special skills is helping families avoid being torn apart and helping families come together as a much stronger family unit. As a result of her work, families have the opportunity to create the type of supportive, loving environment their parents need in order to depart this world with dignity. Brent passion was ignited when she was caring for her own father, who was diagnosed with dementia in 1997. From that experience, she found that neither she nor her family truly understood the medical challenges related to aging and chronic illness, or the financial and emotional weight of these issues on the family. In 2009 she founded her organization, Caregivers Story, which works to disseminate information through books, speaking engagements and a web-based info portal, to empower families who are being challenged by the need to plan for their aging parents’ medical, financial and legal well-being, as well as dealing with their own heartaches and intra-family dynamics. Having herself been a victim of “vexatious litigation” initiated by a family member while caring for her father, she has become deeply involved in the national movement to change laws to protect long- term family caregivers from similar malice. On February 19, 2013, Brent testified before the California State Assembly’s Committee on Aging and Long-Term Care. She told the state legislators her caregiving story, emphasizing the fact that her “father’s wishes were stripped away from him” because a baseless legal action was launched against her and urging them to take action to stop this practice. She is currently working with the legislature to put forward a bill that would make vexatious litigation a felony. The bill is slated to be enacted into law in 201?. After that, Brent says, “I plan to take my reform across the country, to all the states my daddy defended while fighting for our great country. If you wish to help, contact me at my foundation, at I’ve got to change the laws. I’ve dedicated my life to this.” Carolyn Brent’s professional background gives her rare insight into the complex medical issues facing seniors and their families. For seventeen years she worked for some of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies. As a clinical education manager for Pharmacia, she worked with key opinion leaders in the medical field. In her role as a senior therapeutic sales representative for another major pharmaceutical company, Novartis, she provided information to doctors and staff on a variety of subjects, including health care plans. Brent has worked as a volunteer at various assisted-living facilities, including the San Joaquin Behavioral Health Evaluation Center. Since 2008 she has volunteered her services to the United States Congress, doing advocacy work for frail and disabled individuals. In 2008 Brent worked alongside Congressman Jerry McNerney in California in the effort to make the Veterans Administration responsible for protecting disabled veterans’ decisions about the appointment of a fiduciary representative in the event of their disability. Other issues she is committed to resolving are vexatious litigation, reforms to Medicare and Medicaid that will bring financial relief to seniors, and the elimination of profiteering at assisted-living facilities. Carolyn received a B.A. in business administration from National University in Los Angeles, California, and an MBA from the University of Phoenix in Pleasanton, California. She resides in Orlando, Florida.

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