Meet Toni Marinucci, MS, RDN at ETTWomen North Jersey

Toni Marinucci is a Registered Dietitian with a Master’s Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from Westchester, New York. She is the business owner of Diet Tips With Toni Marinucci, MS, RD, LLC. where she provides online nutrition counseling. She works with busy, working, women who struggle knowing how to eat to fuel their bodies optimally so they can have the energy and self confidence to live a life of freedom; freedom from negative thoughts, self-doubt, and “what-if’s”.

This speech is ideal for women who eat well during the day / week but struggle with overeating at night / on the weekend as a result of dealing with emotional stress. Toni will bring awareness to the triggers that may be driving this behavior and provide strategic tips on how to react to the emotions other than using food to cope. She will also explain why diets don’t work and provide realistic steps towards building a healthy foundation instead.


ETTWomen on NBC News


NBC News Anchor Ashley Bellman stopped by ETTWomen‘s Purpose Pillar at the HMHWomenROCK 2018 event at the Paramount Theater in Asbury Park New Jersey.

It’s truly magical what a colorful 🎩, 🧣, 👑 and 👓 can bring out in a woman… And it was truly inspiring to witness how mothers and daughters, sisters and friends, besties, co-workers, and dreamers all came for some fun at our Purpose Pillar Photo Booth @ #HMHWomenROCK2018 💡

Some shared their purpose word, others their businesses, some simply a smile … In the end, we all left feeling a little more connected to each other’s stories, courage, and determination to continue to work together.

#ETTWomenTV: Dr. Julie Davelman

Dr. Julie Davelman received her Bachelors of Art in Psychology from New York University, and her Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Clinical Psychology from St. John’s University.

In her current position as a psychologist at Abrams Psychological Services, Dr. Davelman uses her diverse clinical background to provide individual and group therapy for people experiencing a wide gamut of clinical symptoms, including depression, anxiety, anger and trauma. Additionally, through her involvement with Births, Babies and Beyond, Dr. Davelman is actively involved in the promotion of mental health as it relates to family life, and especially to the starting of a family and the raising of children.  Dr. Davelman  is also committed to helping people meet their health and wellness goals, whether that means exercising more, losing weight, quitting smoking or sleeping better. By looking at the mental health components of wellness, Dr. Davelman helps clients achieve the goals they set for themselves while providing support during setbacks and struggles.

Watch as Dr. Davelman shares her tips for women and mothers who are also building business.

The Beauty Of A Detox with Dixie Lincoln-Nichols

Throughout the ages, health experts have praised the benefits of cleansing and restoring the body with detoxes. So what is a detox? Does it even work, and is it right for you? I can assure you, it’s more than a beauty buzz word. Truth be told, not all livers are up the the task of eliminating toxins effectively. I’ll be sharing the benefits of supporting the body’s natural detoxification process, who the best candidates for a detox are, and how to determine your detox potential. If this is your first time use the discount code on this page first.

Dixie L Nichols is a wife, mama, science educator, author, certified self-care & wellness practitioner, and entrepreneur. After teaching high school biological science for 14 years, she took a leap, quit my job and founded Dixie Bits Bath & Body, which has been featured in media outlets like, Redbook, Natural Health, Instyle, Working Woman, Huffington Post, Essence Online, Tampa Tribune and more. According to MD Media, healthcare marketing is important for businesses and also for people who need help.
Dixie is a graduate of the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and The College of Naturopatic Medicine in the UK. She is currently immersed in her wellness practice and the chief self-care connoisseur at Inside Outer Beauty, where she curates content supporting women to live beautifully inside and out. Dixie will soon be launching the Inside Outer Beauty Subscription Box.

Join us for Dixie’s LIVE workshop on May 19th, 2017 at 11 am, complete details HERE!

#ETTWomenTV: Vanessa Coppes and Alesha Lazan, founder of Wholetrition at Lululemon Athletica in Freehold

Our Co-Founder Vanessa Coppes is with Alesha Lazan, founder of Wholetrition at Lululemon Athletica in Freehold, NJ.


At Wholetrition, Lazan provides you with the tools you need that make it easy to stay on track with nutrition, fitness and yoga. You can transform your health and live the lifestyle that works for you, while preventing injuries and eating delicious meals. Learn more at!

Halloween for All Diets with The Food Allergy Research & Education and the Teal Pumpkin Project


The Food Allergy Research & Education and the Teal Pumpkin Project are working to create awareness for children with special dietary needs. Together, they are working to reach families in order to generate inclusion for all children by redefining a culture that is more accepting of all types of cheaper alternatives for medifast diets.

  • On Halloween day, provide non-food treats for trick-or-treaters
  • Place a teal pumpkin outside to indicate that you have non-food treats available
  • Display the free sign provided on the FARE website to explain your cause


  • To get a teal pumpkin, you can buy some teal paint and a pumpkin then craft your own!
  • Many craft and dollar stores provide colored plastic pumpkin decorations


The Teal Pumpkin Project is spreading a valuable message that can be supported by all families, and is relative to the concepts of the profession of Occupational Therapy (OT). In OT, the social environment that a child lives in is recognized as an enhancement or a barrier to the performance of an activity. Additionally, play is regarded as an essential occupation to the development of a child, but sometimes there are unintentional barriers to participating in this activity. Halloween is a cultural event that allows children to play and socialize with their peers, but the normal tradition of giving out candy is not as forgiving for children with dietary restrictions. Fortunately, there are ways to include these children in the fun by simply following a few suggestions outlined by the Teal Pumpkin Project! Make the inclusion of all children important in your family and community in order to provide a fun an accepting environment for children with varying diets.

For more information about who is affected by food allergies and the non-food treats suggested by the Teal Pumpkin Project, visit the FARE website at:

3 Steps to Finding Abundance in Your Life

Do you look at the glass as half way filled or half way empty? When thinking about things in your business and your life, is the question ‘why me’?
If you see the glass half empty or if you have become the victim in every plausible scenario, know this: you can change the cycle.
Here are 3 steps you can take right now to find abundance in your life:

Step 1: See the world as an abundant, providing, friendly place.

When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.

Dr. Wayne Dyer

When you see the world as abundant and friendly, your intentions are genuine possibilities. They will become a certainty, because your world will be experienced from a world that provides rather than restricts. You’ll see a world that wants you to be successful and abundant, rather than one that conspires against you.

Step 2: Affirm: I attract success and abundance into my life because that is who I am.

This puts you in harmony with your Source.

Your goal is to eliminate any distance between what you desire and that from which you pull it into your life. Abundance and success aren’t out there waiting to show up for you. You are already it, and your Source can only provide you with what it is, and, consequently, what you already are.

Step 3: Stay in an attitude of allowing. 

Resistance is disharmony between your desire for abundance and your beliefs about your ability.

Allowing means a perfect alignment. An attitude of allowing means that you ignore efforts by others to dissuade you. It also means that you don’t rely on your pervious ego-oriented beliefs about abundance being a part of or not a part of your life.

In an attitude of abundance, all resistance in the form of thoughts of negativity or doubt are replaced with simply knowing that you and your Source are one. Picture the abundance you desire freely flowing directly to you and it will be yours!


Don’t Try to Be Mindful with Daron Larson at ETTWomen’s Ohio Chapter Think Tank

Although mindfulness has been shown to help decrease stress and increase contentment, many who try it give up frustrated, convinced they’re doing it wrong. By comparing mindfulness practice to physical fitness, Daron helps people distinguish the benefits from the exercises required to experience them.

Daron Larson loves working with people who have tried mindfulness but gave up convinced they’re unable to do it. He encourages people to exercise their natural capacities for focus, self-awareness, resilience, and compassion. Many of his students report decreased distraction, anxiety, and insomnia as a result of exploring the exercises he practices and shares. In addition to personal attention training with individuals, Daron has also worked with groups of business leaders, cancer survivors, medical care givers, and prison inmates — all of whom continue to teach and inspire him in return.

Join Daron Larson at ETTWomen’s June 10th event. RSVP below!


For more information about Daron’s work visit:

Become Your Company’s CHO: Chief Happiness Officer


If you’re a business owner, company manager or team leader, you no doubt try to hire individuals who are competent, skilled and capable. It is likely that you also want your employees or staff to be engaged and supportive of their co-workers and your enterprise. Your postings for open positions may include words such as creative, resilient, adaptable, and motivated.

Even though identifying and hiring people with those sorts of qualities is itself an accomplishment, a smart leader understands that the recruiting effort does not end on the start date of a new hire. According to a recent Conference Board survey of CEOs worldwide, the greatest challenge faced by company decision makers was “how best to develop, engage, manage, and retain talent.” Whether a company is small or large, retention of valued employees is a primary concern for business owners and leaders.

Talented employees are easier to retain when they are engaged. An engaged employee is one who is fully absorbed by, and enthusiastic about, his or her work and so takes positive action to further the organization’s reputation and interests. “Engaged” is not synonymous with “happy,” but we know that a happy employee is much more likely to become — and stay — engaged. A happy work environment also stimulates innovation and commitment. It makes good employees want to stay.

Creating a Culture That Values Employees

So, how do you create happy? You need a company culture that values leadership, teamwork, integrity and transparency. However, to ingrain those values inthe culture of a company, those at the top, even if only a sole proprietor, need to “walk” the “talk” — by having frequent, open communication on matters that concern the company and its employees and by fostering an environment that encourages the free exchange of ideas.

Other requirements for a happy workplace include opportunities for professional growth and a system that reliably recognizes employees for a job well done. Money, of course, is likely to be an important component of any successful reward system. However, employee rewards can also take the form of programs that reduce workplace stress, promote self-awareness and nurture a strong sense of belonging. If employees are provided with an opportunity to develop skills and insights that help them decompress and manage stress in their personal lives, they can, and will, apply those skills and insights in the workplace.

Allowing Teamwork to Evolve

When a group of individuals who work together are allowed an opportunity to connect, grow and have fun together, they evolve into a team. And as a team, with a stake in each other’s success, they will spend far less time of their workday on unproductive or counter-productive efforts, discussions and thoughts. When people feel reinvigorated, they are better able to focus and to think strategically. “Happy” starts to permeate the workplace.

Promoting Wellness

Many people today, of all ages, are exploring holistic approaches to health and well-being. They place a high value on the opportunity to learn and practice new (and sometimes ancient) methods of caring for themselves and those around them. It’s not necessary to form a wellness division within your company to reward employees with an opportunity to benefit from practices that support mind, body and spirit. You can create these opportunities by arranging periodic workshops, half-day retreats or team-building events. Alternatively, you can provide employees with access to an independent practitioner such as a life coach or nutrition counselor, or even by holding weekly yoga classes in a conference room. These offerings communicate to your employees that you value them as individuals and that their overall well-being is important to you and the company.

Mindfulness 101 

The availability of scientific research measuring the many positive physical, mental and emotional changes experienced by those who practice meditation has increased its acceptance into the mainstream of healthcare. As a result, more and more companies are introducing the practice to employees in order to help improve focus and disrupt negative, unproductive thought patterns while under stress. A daily meditation practice of 10 minutes has been proven to strengthen the Executive Center of the brain, responsible for working memory, reasoning, problem solving and planning, after only eight weeks.

Providing mindfulness training at work is another excellent way to reward employees with an opportunity to benefit from practices that nourish mind, body and spirit and improve performance while also creating for them, a pretty cool place to work.

As a leader, what will you do to promote happy and create a positive work environment? How will you demonstrate a professional and personal commitment to your team? Keep in mind that while it’s wonderful to hire great people, it’s even more rewarding overhearing them tell others how much they love where they work!


Fran McConnell, CPC, ELI-MP, is a Certified Professional Coach, corporate trainer, keynote speaker and reinvention expert. She provides mindfulness training and other resilience-based workshops to company employees. Connect with Fran at or


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