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Darlene’s inspiring presentations offer practical advice to bring more well being and success into your life.

In her trademark down-to-earth style, she shares research-based strategies and uplifting messages designed to show you how to create a happier and more productive life, starting today.

All programs can be customized to fit time and theme guidelines.


~ WELLBEING 2.0
How To Thrive In Your Life

What does it take to thrive in our pressure-filled world? Should you push harder, sleep less, work more?

It turns out that one of the greatest predictors of your success–both personally and professionally–is something you can learn. It’s the ability to manage your emotions.

In fact, people who know how to navigate their feelings are more likely than others to reap benefits in all areas of their lives, including more career success, higher salaries, better health, enhanced relationships, greater happiness and even slower aging.

In this program, you’ll:

  • Learn the strategies Darlene taught her UCLA students to succeed in a stress-filled environment and how to apply them to your own life
  • Explore ways to feel good by harnessing the power of your body-mind connection
  • Discover the importance of creating your own Emotional Toolkit

~ THE NEW SCIENCE OF RESILIENCE
How To Be Stronger, Wiser & Better, No Matter What

Stuff happens to everyone.

No matter how hard you try, how good you are or how much you’ve planned, life can sometimes throw you for a loop.

But there’s good news. Revolutionary new research shows that you can bounce back from tough times and become even better than before.

In this program, you’ll discover how to:

  • Use set-backs to leap forward
  • Be your own inspiration
  • Build the psychology of grit

~ MINDFULNESS FOR BUSY PEOPLE
How Meditation Can Make You Smarter, Happier and Healthier

Mindfulness meditation has caught on like wildfire. And for good reason.

Studies show that meditation can actually change the way your brain is wired so that you’re more centered, calm, creative and productive.

That’s why successful business executives from Google to Ford swear by it, doctors are prescribing it to their patients and schools are teaching meditation to children.

In this program, you’ll learn the basics of meditation and how it can help you:

  • Develop greater mental fitness
  • Maximize your ability to manage stress
  • Enhance your feelings of calm and clarity

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Featured Presentation

The UC San Diego Center for Healthy Aging and the Stein Institute for Research on Aging welcomed Darlene Mininni, PhD to give the Frank Benedict Roehr Memorial Lecture titled,”The Science of Resilience: How to Thrive in Life.”

The presentation was featured on University of California Television (UCTV) and has received over quarter million views.