Book Club Episode Three podcast episode

Book Club Episode Three

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The HRart Worker Book Club Podcast is back again with another episode as we read three very different books and discuss the amazing themes that run throughout them all. Karen, Liza, Ben and Samm jump back and forth between talking about mindfulness, suffering, the power of focus, and the practice of reading itself. Grab your copy of The Mamba Mentality: How I Play by Kobe Bryant, Think Again by Adam Grant and Living Buddha, Living Christ by Thich Nhat Hanh and join us!

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About the Book Club Guests

Ben Hartzell

Benjamin Hartzell is 23-years-old and an HR Associate at FedEx Supply Chain. He loves sports, antiques and Human Resources.

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Liza Naylor

Liza Naylor grew up in an international home learning to cook dishes from around the world at a very early age. This formed her foundation and passion for global cuisines featuring ingredients unique to different cultures, a variety of spices, seasonings, flavors and textures. She was also introduced to the theory and practice of food for wellness and mission driven entrepreneurship. In 2017, Liza opened Locally Seasoned as a personal chef service. Today, Locally Seasoned offers gourmet pantry items for your inspired life! Liza continues to celebrate resilience and cultivate life-long learning through Locally Seasoned’s gourmet pantry items inspired by the stories, people and cultures behind them. 

Check out … and follow Locally Seasoned’s journey on social media because LIFE IS WORTH TASTING. LOCALLY SEASONED…FOOD FOR YOUR JOURNEY!

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Karen Stone

Karen is a a York County, PA resident and serves as the Director, Outcomes & Assessment for Community Progress Council in York, PA. Karen has worked in non-profit program improvement, program evaluation and strategic planning for over 12 years and is passionate about data informed decision making and organizational development. Karen’s work has focused on centering social determinants of health in social service programming and using process improvement/planning frameworks to increase both employee/client engagement as well as community impact. When she isn’t working her non-profit day job, Karen serves on the Planning Committee for Leadership York’s Leadership Training Program, and stays busy raising chickens, training for a running event, or exploring the outdoors with her husband, young kids and pup.

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About the Host

Samm Smeltzer

Samm is an HR Visionary and Medical Qigong Healer. In November 2021, she earned her Masters certification in Medical Qigong with Ted O’Brien at the East Coast Institute of Medical Qigong. As an HR Visionary, her decade-long pursuit of the missing elements for employee engagement within organizations led her down this path of merging Spirituality, Eastern Medicine and workplace wellness to create the potential for deep healing within our workplace cultures.

As a Medical Qigong Therapist, Samm’s clients come from a range of different backgrounds though she specializes in healing stress and burnout for professionals as well as coaching them back to their Connected Path. She is currently pursuing her doctoral certificate in Medical Qigong at the 3 Treasures School of Medical Qigong studying under Lisa VanOstrand.

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