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Inspired Girl Live: Lightworkers Series

Inspired Girl Enterprises Presents an Evening of Empowerment with Jersey Shore Arts Center! The Inspired Girl Lightworkers Series brings thought leaders to the stage to share messages that connect us, spread light, encourage healing, scream JOY, and are the epitome of love in motion. Tickets $15/pp.

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Inspired Girl Live: Lightworkers Series
Inspired Girl Live: Lightworkers Series

Time & Location

May 25, 2022, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

JSAC - Palaia Theater, 66 S Main St, Ocean Grove, NJ 07756, USA

About the Event

Inspired Girl Enterprises Presents an Evening of Empowerment with Jersey Shore Arts Center!

The Inspired Girl Lightworkers Series brings thought leaders to the stage to share messages that connect us, spread light, encourage healing, scream JOY, and are the epitome of love in awesome motion. On 5/25, we will explore creativity, the human connection, neurophysiliogy, healing, and willingness with 5 incredible authors + thought leaders. Reception and book signing to follow in the Main Lobby. Tickets are $15 per person and are available online and at the door.

JoAnn Nocera – “Ignite Your S.P.A.R.K”

How do you unlock the creative child within?  By adding things that bring you JOY!  Where there is art, music, movement, and joy...there is a spark that shines within you! Author of Give Me Back My Crayons and the companion children's book Katherine Grace Unlocks the Keys, Teacher and School Administrator of over 20 years, and lifetime Creativity Coach, JoAnn has spent years researching and developing techniques in the areas of reading, math, science, differentiated instruction, time management, social emotional learning, and has proven successful in helping students in all facets of education.

She has worked with The Geraldine Dodge Foundation, MindPop, Mind-Aligned, and the Grunin Foundation as well as corporate partnerships with Toys R Us, Ocean First, and Home Depot.

By understanding the way each of us unlocks information, we can get the most out of ourselves and our students.  It has become more important to find JOY in the small things during these unprecedented times and being creative in our own way has been proven to calm our nervous system, inspire our minds, and heal our souls.  Join JoAnn Nocera as she will offer you the space to unlock your creative spirit, encourage you to stay curious, and inspire you to Ignite the S.P.A.R.K. within!


Lucie Dickenson – “How Rubber Ducks Can Inspire a World”

On January 10, 1992, a storm at sea in the Pacific caused a freighter traveling from China to America to dump into the waters 28,800 bath toys. What can this event of “rubber ducks overboard” teach us about life, connection, and inspiration? Author of The Anxious Hippie, Lucie Dickenson will have you thinking, cheering, and laughing when she goes deep and talks about her take on this incredible event.

Lucie Dickenson is a seeker of knowledge, that holds smiles and laughter up as true medicine. After years of crippling anxiety, OCD, allergies, psoriasis, chemical sensitivities and postpartum issues, she found that her mindset was at the core of all her issues. To truly heal and set herself free she needed an entirely new perspective on life. Once Lucie was able to look at life with a positive outlook, and a little humor, she was able to call on her inner strength, kick some ass, and get better.


Dr. Veera Gupta – “Brain Over Body: What Climbing a Snowy Mountain in My Swimsuit Taught Me”

Built into your brain, you have the tools to summit any obstacle, whether in the mind or an actual mountain. In just ten minutes, Dr. Veera Gupta, will help you access neurophysiology of reaching the peaks and surviving the valleys.

Dr. Veera is an award winning, multi-faceted Doctor of Chiropractic who has helped thousands of patients. She has in depth knowledge of neuroscience, philosophy, and chiropractic. With this unique combination, Dr. Veera works extremely well with athletes, even held a volunteer residence for the United States Olympics Committee and has assisted Team USA men’s tumbling and gymnastics. She believes every human being is a hero, and by using their innate strength and activating the brain, anything is possible.


Maura Bertotti – “Uncover Your Healing”

We are all recovering from many things . . .hurts, traumas, breakups, heartache, financial losses, addictions, and so much more. There are steps we can take today to uncover and heal the challenges we face in our everyday lives. Each of our stories, each of our lives, are special and unique in so many ways. And Maura Bertotti will help you use that uniqueness to uncover your healing!

Maura Bertotti is the co-creator of the program Uncover Your Recovery, Uncover Your Healingand the co-author of the forthcoming book of the same name. With almost 20 years of experience in multiple modalities in the world of spirituality, Maura’s mission is to bring love, healing and kindness to others, and to the planet. Dedicated to educating and supporting those along this journey, over the years Maura has established Holistic Centers in the Jersey Shore area and is looking forward to creating and opening a new Center with Ann Merli, continuing to provide open doors and open hearts for this growing Community of seekers.

While helping others find their way, Maura continues her own journey of healing and recovering as well. Over the past 16 months she has lost 129 pounds; and is now sharing that education and support as well. Maura loves nature, with the ocean and the trees being her favorite.


Maureen Spataro – “The Single Most Important Ingredient”

The single most important ingredient to moving past trauma and adversity is willingness.  When you are in the depths of despair, words like strength, courage, resilience, and hope are impossible to relate to.  The pain you are experiencing blocks your ability to see those traits within yourself; traits that exist in all of us.  But willingness?  When someone says they are willing, they are saying “I will try”.  And each step taken slowly unlocks the strength, courage, resilience and hope we possess.  Our willingness to “put me first”, do the work required to release the pain we carry, and clear that space within for all the good that awaits to land is the groundwork we lay in order to build the life we love. Maureen Spataro will share how this most important trait will change your world and remind you who you truly are.

Born and raised in Brooklyn, Maureen is first and foremost the proud mom of her daughter Kayla, a Captain in the U.S. Army JAG Corp.  A surthriver of multiple sexual and domestic violence traumas which began at the age of 6, Maureen released her first book in April of 2020, Press Pause: The Breakdown That Rebuilt My Life & Changed a Family Legacy.  In addition, Maureen has shared her message of surthrival and hope as a speaker at Georgian Court University in Lakewood, NJ, Long Branch High School and the Attachment and Trauma Network Conference in Washington DC.  As a guest on several podcasts and shows including Sonstein Sundays and Women in the Loop on iHeart Radio, Wheelhouse, B*Inspired, and This Is It TV, Maureen’s goal is to share what it took for her to go from “emotional and internal deafness” to creating a life she loves.

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