October 18th, 2017


A Note from Our Exeutive Director: Nicole Hodson

What’s Your Emotional IQ?

Last month I wrote to you about my excitement for our upcoming NANP Team Building Excursion. This year’s gathering was another great investment into the administrative future of our organization. We tackled several critical issues and had a wonderful time getting to know our newest team member, Brad Linberg.

But, these are also supposed to be growth experiences, where we strengthen our bond as a cohesive team working toward one goal: promoting our association’s mission in everything we do. In past years we’ve done some interesting team building exercises, including walking a blind-folded co-worker through an obstacle course with only our voice (no touching!), silently piecing a picture book back into correct sequence, and teaming up to build a nest for a raw egg that could withstand being dropped from the second level of a building out of only office supplies. These were all wonderful learning experiences that helped draw out areas where we could improve our communication and cooperation skills.

Yet, when it came to organizing this year’s team building agenda I was at a loss. After all, we’ve done just about every exercise I could find online for free, and team building facilitators are expensive. Then, our NANP President, Miriam Zacharias asked, “How about an Emotional Intelligence exercise?” My first thought when I heard this term ‘Emotional Intelligence’ was, “What an oxymoron!” But the exercise was really revealing and powerful. And the bonus was having Miriam’s help as a facilitator.

Turns out ‘Emotional Intelligence’ includes: 

• Self-awareness
• Managing emotions
• Motivating oneself
• Empathy
• Social skills

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Why Women Entrepreneurs Over 50 Hold The Aces





Featuring NANP Board Member Barbara Rodgers

This is not a how-to column for women over 50 who want to start their own businesses, but rather a “why not?” one.

We hear a lot about sexism against businesswomen and a lack of venture capital for women-owned enterprises. And both of these are serious concerns. But based on my reporting talking to entrepreneurship experts and women business owners, I’d say the deck isn’t stacked against women over 50 hoping to launch businesses. In fact, I’d argue that these women hold a few aces that younger female entrepreneur wannabes don’t.

“I would say that women over 50 starting their own business actually have more advantages than disadvantages in comparison to younger women,” says Kimberly A. Eddleston, a professor of entrepreneurship and innovation at Northeastern University and a senior editor on the EIX Editorial Board of the Schulze School of Entrepreneurship at the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis.

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Join Us for Holistic Cannabis in the Nutrition Practice- Laura Lagano, MS, RDN, CDN Integrative Clinical Nutritionist

Join us for a webinar on Thursday October 19, 2017 at 11:00 AM PDT.


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Learning Objectives:

  • Review terms & definitions pertinent to medical cannabis
  • Explore the role of hte endocannabinoid system
  • Classify cannabis formats & delivery systems
  • Describe the role of nutrition in medical cannabis
  • Learn about featuring holistic medical cannabis as part of a practice.

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 Conterence Travel & Booking Your Hotel!

The Sea Otter Classic  is taking place in Monterey on the same dates as the NANP conference, April 19-22, and is considered the world's largest cycling festival, drawing nearly 10,000 professional and amateur athletes and 70,000 fans! 

Book now to reserve discount room rates 3 days either side of the conference. 

NANP Member Discussion Forum

This week we are talking about:

Spectracell nutrient testing 

Anyone with dyslexia / ADHD experience, particularly in children? 

pH level and athletes 

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