Speaker: Terri Tate
Friday, May 5 | 9:15 - 10:45 a.m. | Opening Session
The importance of Self-Care & Self-Love as a Practitioner
Care For The Trail Blazers
For nearly forty years, humorist Terri Tate has been traveling the country, speaking to healthcare audiences about the importance of self-care. She preached [and deeply believed] that we can’t take any better care of our patients than we do of ourselves. Then, in 1990, Terri became a patient. She discovered that her mantra was even truer than she had known. Two bouts of disfiguring oral cancer from which she had a 2% chance of survival took her to a deeper level of understanding of what it means to love and care for yourself. She will share the insights gained on her harrowing and often hilarious journey and read excerpts from her newly released memoir, A Crooked Smile, with a foreword by Anne Lamott. We will explore how to love and care for ourselves as we set out to blaze new trails!
Terri Tate, RN, MS, is a speaker, performer, and author whose life and voice were threatened by two bouts of oral cancer from which she had a 2% chance of survival. But her sense of humor was never in danger. Terri’s hilarious solo show, Shopping as a Spiritual Path, chronicles life’s challenges and triumphs. Terri offers customized keynotes, workshops, and webinars such as Wit and Wisdom From Both Sides of the Bed; The Power of Our Stories; and Humor, Resilience and Hope in the Face of Unwanted Change. Audiences across the country are moved to laughter, tears, and standing ovations by her powerful performances. Terri teaches storytelling classes that emphasize healing, comfort in speaking and building the humor muscle. Her memoir, A Crooked Smile, with an introduction by Anne Lamott, was published by Sounds Trueon November 1, 2016. www.territate.com or www.acrookedsmile.com