Anne's Speaking Schedule and Topics

Anne Kertz Kernion
Would you like Anne to speak at your next seminar, retreat, conference, or meeting? Here's your chance!

Since the birth of Cards by Anne, Anne has been invited to be a guest speaker on a number of topics such as Living Mindfully, The Grateful Life, Creativity, and Neuroscience and Happiness. Having taught for years, her presentations are thought-provoking and truly engage the entire audience. All have been happy with choosing Anne to participate in their event.

Some topic examples include:
  • The Courage to be Imperfect
  • The Breath: Pathway to Mindfulness
  • Neuroscience and Well-Being: How Spirituality Affects Our Health and DNA
  • Cultivating Inner Peace: The History and Tradition of Western Mysticism
  • Practices to Cultivate Inner Peace
  • The Spirituality and Science of Happiness
  • Enhancing Our Creativity: Lessons from Neuroscience and Spirituality
  • Amazing Women of the Church
  • Gentle Yoga and Meditation
  • The Spirituality of Imperfection
  • Lessons from Silence: Gentleness, Compassion and Love
  • The Grateful Life
  • The Spirituality and Science of Self-Compassion
  • Neuroscience and Contemplative Practices
  • The Spirituality and Science of Compassion
  • Mindlessness to Mindfulness
To see detailed descriptions of each talk listed above, click here.

Please contact Anne ( for more information and pricing.

Anne's Speaking Schedule:
  • Sept. 6, 2018, "Neuroscience and Well-Being: How Our Spiritual Practices Affect Our Health and DNA," Primary Leaders Conference, Queensland, Australia
  • Sept. 24, 2018, "The Spirituality and Science of Self-Compassion," Jesuit Retreat House, Parma, OH. Call Paula Fitzgerald for details: 440.884.9300, X316
  • October 11-14, 2018, "Women's Wellness Retreat," Ghost Ranch, New Mexico. Call Cards by Anne for details: 888.766.7761
  • October 20, 2018, Workshop on "The Spirituality and Science of Self-Compassion," Catechist Convocation, Diocese of Newark, Paramus Catholic H.S.
  • November 20, 2018, Cardinal Foley Faculty Retreat, IHM Spirituality Center, Bryn Mawr, PA
  • December 10, 2018, "Neuroscience and Well-Being," Faculty Retreat, Catholic Academy, Bridgeport, CT
  • February 23, 2019, "Neuroscience and Well-Being: How Spirituality Affects Our Health and DNA," Catechist Day of Reflection, Nativity Parish, Braden, FL
  • March 2, 2019, Retreat Day, St. John Neumann, Reston, VA
  • April 6, 2019, "Neuroscience and Well-Being: How Our Spiritual Practices Affect Our Health and DNA," 9 am-12 noon, Immaculata University. Call Sr. Mary Henrich to register: 484.323.3434 (Cost:$20)
  • April 12-13, 2019, Busy Women's Retreat, Kearns Spirituality Center, Allison Park, PA
  • June 7-8, 2019, "Neuroscience, Well-Being and Spirituality" Retreat, Weber Center, MI. Call Janet Doyle, OP, to register: 517.266.4015
  • June 28-30, 2019, "The Breath, Mindfulness, and the Courage to Be Imperfect," Retreat, Bethany Retreat Center, Frenchville, PA. Call Nicole for info: 814.263.4855
  • August 23-25, 2019, Overnight Retreat plus Sunday afternoon of Reflection, "Neuroscience, Contemplative Spirituality and Well-Being," Mercy Retreat Center, St. Louis, MO


Anne joined our IPJC community for a day of reflection on "Neuroscience and Contemplative Practices." Her presentations echoed the poetry of John O'Donohue, calling us to "Awaken to the mystery of your own presence...Take time to celebrate the quiet miracles...Experience each day as a sacred gift." We heard lots of appreiation for Anne's day with us. What people appreciated most was that it nourished them, as Anne invited them to live with mindfulness and intention. She gave us contemplative practices for our daily lives and led a chair yoga session."

Sr. Judy Byron, OP
Intercommunity Peace & Justice Center
Seattle, WA

"We can't thank Anne enough for her fabulous presentation on mindfulness! Not only was her presentation interesting, but it was entertaining and captivating as well. She had such a nice mix of videos, information, stories, exercises, etc., which really held the audience's interest. We have heard so many excellent reviews from students and staff who attended, and hope to have her back again in the near future."

~Allison Barash
Professor of Psychology, Community College of Allegheny County
Pittsburgh, PA

Anne's presentation on Happiness gave practical insights based on research on how one can reflect on life in a positive way. I am still reflecting on the information for my own life. The afternoon sessions included time for meditation and creativity which helped me immediately practice some of the tools offered in the morning. Anne's enthusiasm is catchy---she is certainly a reflection of the message she offers.

Sr. Margaret Marzal, HM
Our Lady of the Pines Retreat Center
Fremont, OH

“Inspirational,” “practical,” “nurturing,” “educational,” are just a few words that have been used to describe Anne and her presentations. Our diocese has been blessed to have Anne present at our annual Education Conference twice now, and each time she has nourished our souls with what one attendee calls “spiritual food.” In this year’s presentation, Lessons from Silence: Gentleness, Compassion and Love,” Anne used the stories of the mystics, men and women, to lead us to an understanding of how the practice of quiet prayer/ contemplation can be transformative. We learned that silence can indeed be golden, for it presents us with the opportunity to open our eyes and hearts to see God in all things and in all people, helping us grow ever closer to God. Many of us upon leaving the room could not wait to begin to practice quiet prayer and reap the benefits of which Anne so enthusiastically spoke. We are very grateful to Anne for helping us to grow in our spirituality, and we are looking forward to more food for the soul when she joins us again next year.

Maretta K. Schmidt
Assistant Superintendent
Diocese of Harrisburg, PA