FALL 2023

Our new Inspired Life Speaker Series, Building Mental Wellness Together, is focused on supporting our families, our neighbors, and ourselves with strategies of resilience so that we can all thrive. We will hear about the current state of mental health and policy, learn techniques to be more mindful, and create a community of wellbeing in all areas of wellness.

All Saints cares about your overall wellbeing and the vitality of our local community. We believe our spiritual wellness is interconnected with every other aspect of our wellness. We want to partner with you as we build wellbeing together and share the positive impact of that in our community.
Inspired Life talks are held at All Saints Lutheran Church in Minnetonka, MN. Directions can be found below.

Inspired Life talks are held Tuesday evenings at 7pm. Talks are about an hour in length, with an opportunity for questions at the end.

Inspired Life talks are free and open to the public. We invite everyone interested to join us.

Mental Health: Promoting Opportunities for Holistic Healing

Tuesday, October 17 • 7pm

Jodi Harpstead, Commissioner of the MN Department of Human Services
Prior to her appointment, Commissioner Harpstead was the president and CEO of Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota since September 2011.

A Mind-Body Approach for Physical, Mental, and Emotional Well-Being — Interactive Workshop

Tuesday, November 14 • 7pm

Kathy Flaminio, Founder/CEO of movemindfully
The challenges of the past few years have taken a toll on all of us with a direct impact on our overall health and well-being. During this workshop, explore practical research-based interventions to interrupt anxiety, decrease stress/distress during the day, and improve sleep. Through hands-on learning, reflection, and discussion, participants will experience simple Breathe Move Rest practices that can be used throughout the day for yourself and your children.

Learning Objectives:
  1. Understand how breathing, regulating movement, and rest practices impact the brain and nervous system, reduce anxiety/stress/distress throughout the day, and improve sleep.
  2. Identify calming and releasing breaths to use in short bursts throughout the day to decrease stress and reduce anxiety.
  3. Practice regulating movement strategies to enhance self-regulation skills and reduce anxiety.
  4. Develop simple rest/relaxation activities to use throughout the day to improve sleep.

Mental Health Connect

Tuesday, January 30 • 7pm

Rev. Hannah Campbell Gustafson, Executive Director of Mental Health Connect
Come hear Rev. Hannah Campbell Gustafson tell the story of her passion for mental health, and the journey that led her to become Executive Director of Mental Health Connect in June 2023. U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy declared that we are experiencing an epidemic of loneliness and isolation, and this disconnection negatively impacts our well-being. Hannah will share her vision for Mental Health Connect, and the ways in which she believes that religious communities can and should play a supportive and de-stigmatizing role in the well-being of our wider communities.


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Inspired Life talks are held at All Saints Lutheran Church in Minnetonka, MN. We are located on the corner of Excelsior Blvd and Woodland Rd.

All Saints Lutheran Church
15915 Excelsior Blvd
Minnetonka, MN 55345



The Inspired Life Speaker Series provides an open environment to reflect upon topics relevant to our community and to find inspiration for lives of purpose and meaning. The series is rooted in a sacred vision to seek abundant life for all, to care for the wellbeing of each individual, and to work for the vitality of our local community and world. We're grateful for our speakers and the support of volunteers in coordinating these conversations.