Mary E LoVerde

Mary E LoVerde

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. Now a dynamic international speaker she is devoted to spreading the message of finding balance through connection. Author of Stop Screaming at the Microwave! How to Connect Your Disconnected Life and her latest book, I Used to Have a Handle on Life But It Broke supports her wealth of uplifting insights and innovative ideas for taking small steps in the right direction for a less stressful, more satisfying life.

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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 bestselling 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 is also the author of Touching Tomorrow, which showcases over 200 questions that are sure to help you know your loved ones better than you ever dreamed, and her latest book, I Used to Have a Handle on Life But It Broke. 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. She is blessed with family (her husband of twenty-one years, Joe, and their three children, Sarah, Emily and Nicholas), a rewarding career and a sense of personal fulfillment. 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 in Aurora, Colorado.

LoVerde has a masters degree in medical surgical nursing and is an adult nurse practitioner. She has practiced in hospital medical surgical bedside nursing; in the Emergency room as a nurse practitioner; and in an internal medicine clinic seeing her own patients as an NP. LoVerde directed the Hypertension Research Center for the School of Medicine and has published in the New England Journal of medicine, Clinical Research, JAMA and many others.

    "After experiencing your talk on two occasions, I am fascinated by the way you seem to lift the audience out of complacency into action with your touching stories and sound advice. Your energy is contagious, but your recommendations for managing stress are grounded in statistical evidence that makes your remarks all the more compelling. "

    - American Heart Association

    "You touched the lives of everyone in that room including senior level executives from clinical research, vice presidents and CEOs from pharmaceutical, biotechnical, medical device and contract research organizations. Many delegates approached me to say it was a perfect conference. I believe this was because of you."

    - Institute for International Research

    "I count myself fortunate to have heard many of the world's leading presenters, but rarely have I witnessed anyone who delivers their message with the simple intensity that you have mastered. At every conference there are always one of two speakers who steal the show. In your case you didn't so much steal it, as hijack it."

    - Bodylife, Ltd.

    "Thank you for your contribution in making the 6th Annual Keeping Women Young at Heart, for the American Heart Association a great success! The number of people who have contacted me to express how you positively touched them was truly phenomenal. Comments range from "That was the best Keeping Women Young at Heart," to "A women who needs to find passion in her life," to "Those who made the realization that there was a void in their lives because of their loss of contact with relatives." Many women told me that you were the best presenter that they ever heard! I think that everyone there was touched by your stories to the point of tears."

    - Keeping Women Young at Heart - Event Chair