Actress, Producer, Bestselling Author
With the energy of a teenager and the wisdom of a sage, Marilu Henner is today’s best example of a woman who does it all! She is an actress, author, health guru, talk show host, producer, entrepreneur, director, dancer, singer, comedienne, model, and, most important, wife and mom! It’s no wonder she has earned the nickname "Perpetual Motion."
Marilu Henner’s entire life is a testimony to the power of her approach to health. She believes that with good health you can do it all. But it wasn’t always this way. As a teenager, she was a yo-yo dieter, watching her weight balloon way up.
She was an emotional eater who felt sick and unhealthy all the time. When her parents both passed away in their 50’s–her mother from complications from arthritis and her father from a heart attack—she knew she had to take control of her own health so that the same fate did not await her. It was not about dieting, it was about health and finding a way to live that maximized the way our bodies were meant to function.
She devoted the next several years to learning (and living) everything she could about the human body…its reaction to chemicals in food, sugar, dairy, different fats and the other things we knowingly (or unknowingly) ingest, the effects of exercise and stress and whole foods, and how our habits translate into the rest of the way we live. Marilu truly "walked the talk" with trial and error until she came up with a program that is more than just about food. She believes that total health is also about how we think, how we set up our environment to succeed and how we relate to people. Everything is connected.
Marilu became a model of vitality and energy, constantly being asked how she managed to look so vibrant and healthy. She explained it all in the bestselling books Marilu Henner’s Total Health Makeover: 10 Steps to Your B.E.S.T. Body (Balance, Energy, Stamina, Toxin-Free) and The 30-Day Total Health Makeover. Her website and blog were soon full of success stories from readers who were experiencing amazing results for themselves.
Due to popular demand, she expanded her advice into other areas. Additional books include Healthy Kids: Help Them Eat Smart and Stay Active-For Life!, Healthy Holidays: Total Health Entertaining All Year Round, I Refuse to Raise A Brat: Straightforward Advice on Parenting in the Age of Overindulgence, and Wear Your Life Well: Use What You Have to Get What You Want.
As if her skills weren’t wide-ranging enough, Marilu is also one of only a dozen or so people recognized in the world as having a rare gift called Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory (HSAM). She was profiled on "60 Minutes" and other national media for her ability to remember every single day of her life. Garnering the attention of the medical and research community as well, Marilu recently spoke to several hundred neurologists at the Cedars Sinai Board of Governors Healthcare College (the first layperson ever to do so).
Marilu’s latest book, Total Memory Makeover: Uncover Your Past, Take Charge of Your Future teaches tools for building memory skills and using those tools to break old patterns and improve your life.
And, typical of Marilu, she continues to be a whirlwind of (organized) activity, performing, writing, raising kids and doing it all with GUSTO.
Areas of Expertise: Health/Fitness/Wellness, Life Balance, Psychology/Mental Health, Women’s Health, Arts, Authors, Entertainment, and Humanities, Women Headliners, Women in Health & Wellness, and Women in the Arts, Entertainment & the Humanities.
Total Memory Makeover: Uncover Your Past, Take Charge of Your Future
What if you could remember every single day of your life? What if, just by thinking of any day in your past, you could recall not only the details and facts of what happened, but also experience the emotions as well? Would it be a blessing or a curse? Called Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory (HSAM) this ability is rare indeed. As recently chronicled on CBS' 60 Minutes, and other national news programs, Marilu Henner is, to date, one of only twelve documented people in the world who have this aptitude. With research into conditions such as Alzheimer's Disease so vital today, doctors and scientists are intensely studying this amazing phenomenon as a unique window into how the brain works. Although Marilu was born with this gift, she has actively and consciously worked to build her memory skills (like working a muscle) and now she teaches others to do the same. According to Marilu, we all have the same amnesia when it comes to things like food, work, consumer credit, exercise, and bad relationships, to name a few. By not utilizing our memories to their potential, we are destined to repeat behaviors that prevent us from living our best lives. Conversely, we also tend not to remember our successes, making us less likely to repeat the positive experiences. In this enlightening and fun presentation, Marilu teaches you how to take in information, store it, and access it for later, all with the aim to improve the quality of life in all areas. Her tools help you break old patterns and move forward, putting you in control of your future. Even if you can't remember what you had for lunch yesterday, Marilu shows you that it's never too late to access an unforgettable life…..YOURS!
Marilu--Tailored For Your Group!
A five-time Golden Globe nominee, Marilu Henner has starred in over thirty films and television movies and a total of nine seasons on two highly successful Emmy award-winning classic TV sitcoms Taxi and Evening Shade. Marilu has also starred in six hit Broadway Shows (including Grease, Chicago, Social Security, Over Here! and The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife) and has made over 2000 talk show appearances. It’s no surprise that she won the “Talk Show Guest of the Year” award several years in a row. In addition to her prolific acting career, for more than 20 years, Marilu has whole-heartedly lived a healthy lifestyle that has transformed the lives of thousands. She has testified in Congress six times on the issue of women’s cardiovascular health, and is the author of eight bestselling books on health, parenting, and living life with GUSTO. She also has spoken to several hundred neurologists at the Cedars Sinai Board of Governors Healthcare College. She is funny, dynamic, relatable, and totally committed to helping others become the person they want to be. Along with Marilu’s non-stop energy and down-to-earth sense of humor, each presentation is packed with life-changing tips and strategies.