Michelle May M.D.
Inspirational speaker and author
Michelle May, M.D., a physician and recovered yo-yo dieter, empowers individuals to live the vibrant life they crave. As an inspirational speaker and author, Michelle's passion, insight, and humor stem from her professional experience and personal struggles with food and body image. She resolved her issues by developing a balanced, mindful approach to food, movement, and self-care—and now shares this process with others who want to improve their well-being too!
Michelle is the founder of Am I Hungry?® (www.AmIHungry.com) Mindful Eating Programs and Training, available in 30 countries. She’s the award-winning author of the Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat book series and has been featured on Discovery Health Channel, Dr. Oz, and Oprah Radio and has been quoted in Cosmo, Fitness, Health, Parents, Prevention, Self, TIME, Woman’s Day, and other popular magazines. She earned the Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation, delivering well over 500 highly-rated keynotes and workshops and inspiring tens of thousands of audience members with her compelling message and constructive approach to living a vibrant life.
Dr. May was a Family Physician in Phoenix, Arizona with 16 years of clinical experience. She "retired" from practice to focus on other projects. She received her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Arizona State University and her Medical Degree from the University of Arizona College of Medicine. She completed a three-year Family Medicine Residency at Good Samaritan Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona where she served as Chief Resident.
Michelle is Past-President of both the Arizona Academy of Family Physicians and the National Speakers Association-Arizona. She is an Associate Faculty member at Arizona State University, teaching Mindful Eating for Students.
TEDx Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmRStcJ_LEQ
Topic 1: The Power of the Mind: Don’t Believe Everything You Think!
Description: What if you could harness the power of your mind? Learn techniques for tuning in and changing habitual thought patterns that drive your unwanted results.
Topic 2: Mindfulness Isn’t Just a Fad: How to Move from Mind-Full to Mindful
Description: “Mindfulness” is everywhere—from companies like Google and General Mills, to exam rooms and classrooms. How can the simple act of nonjudgmental awareness bring more happiness and success in your life?
Topic 3: Mindful Living: How to Build a Self-Care Buffer Zone
Description: Do you exist on autopilot most of the time? This is your life! Learn how to care for your body, mind, heart, and spirit to build a buffer zone and live the fulfilling life you crave.
Topic 4: Emotional Literacy: How to Decode Your Emotions to Get What You Need
Description: Without emotional literacy, emotions can hijack us into reacting in ways that take us further from what we want. Emotions provide clues for meeting your needs, so learn how to identify, interpret, and manage them.
Topic 5: The Mindful Eating Cycle: How to Break Your Eat-Repent-Repeat Cycle
Description: Do you have a love-hate relationship with food? During this highly interactive session, we’ll deconstruct your Mindful Eating Cycle and explore a powerful and balanced approach to eating without deprivation or guilt.
Topic 6: Fearless Eating: How to Enjoy Your Cruise without Going Overboard
Description: Decades of ineffective dieting have left us feeling deprived, guilty, and obsessed with food. This interactive, entertaining session will delve much deeper than the obvious advice to "eat less, exercise more" and provide real-life strategies for eating fearlessly to balance nourishment with enjoyment.
Topic 7: Mindful Eating: How to Love What You Eat
Description: The ancient practice of mindful eating has profound applications in our modern food-abundant environment. Learn how to eat with intention and attention, and practice with a guided mindful bite of chocolate!
Topic 8: Mindful Movement: How to Rediscover Joy in Physical Activity
Description: Contrary to common cultural messages, exercise is not punishment for eating! No matter your current level of fitness, learn how to overcome barriers to activity and move mindfully for safety, connection, and calmness.
Topic 9: Mindful Stress Management: How to Take Your Vacation Mindset Home with You
Description: Stress, busyness, and competing priorities zap our energy and distract us from living meaningful lives. Instead of powering through, freaking out, or reaching for food or alcohol, mindfully manage stress for a more relaxed, balanced life.
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