Information & Inspiration for Your Transformation

January - February 2008
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Create Your Best Life series

Minneapolis Community & Technical College Continuing Education & Training 

1501 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403


Dream Big! 

February 11, 2008, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. CST

Create a "roadmap" to your best life.

. Create clarity about your goals

. 4 steps to achieving those goals

. Learn techniques to access your inner genius


The A.R.T. of Change 

February 25, 2008, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. CST

Learn specific tools to create measurable changes in your life.

. Become aware of your limiting beliefs.

. Release those limiting beliefs.

.Train your mind with specific, proven methods to create change in your life.


Change Your Language, Change Your Life: Become What You Speak

March 10, 2008, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. CST

Your words are powerful tools to create your best life

. Your subconscious mind is your "best friend" - Learn how to speak to it

. Learn which words and phrases to eliminate - and what to say to yourself daily

. 3 steps to creating effective change


Inspired Action Attracts Powerful Results

March 24, 2008, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. CST

Align your intentions with your behavior

. Your emotions are your personal GPS system

. How and why to trust your intuition

. What to do when you are "stuck"


Each session is $79, or register for the entire series for $289. 

For information or to register:

 Click here (Then click on Holistic Health), or
Call 612-659-6500.
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Quotes of the Month

"It's never too late to become what you might have been."

"What we rehearse is who we are."

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"It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new.  But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful.  There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power."



Susan Nelson

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A couple of you noticed that my December newsletter was sent out on January 3. And now, here it is February 4, and I am sending the January newsletter.  So I am calling this newsletter January - February 2008.  Voila!  I am right on schedule!


The photos were taken in Sedona, Arizona.  I was fortunate to be there on the last day of 2007 and the first day of 2008.  What a beautiful, special place!  What a way to start this fantastic year!


To your fantastic 2008,



The Science of Personal Transformation

One of my favorite sayings is "Your perception is your reality."  Recently I was reminded of that when I was given nitrous oxide during some major dental work. 


I was much more interested in the way my tongue felt against the crater formed on my cracked tooth, than I was concerned that I had the Grand Canyon in my tooth.  I calmly pondered why no one has yet designed a quiet dental drill, completely unconcerned that the drill sounded like a buzz saw and drill hammer going on simultaneously in my mouth.


I don't know precisely how nitrous oxide affects the brain, but I do know that there is scientific evidence that you can change the wiring in your own brain. You can unlearn old behaviors and beliefs.  Existing neural networks in the brain can be disengaged. 


Furthermore - you create new synaptic connections between the neurons in the brain when you learn something or have a new experience.  In order to "hardwire" these synaptic connections, you must repeat a thought, action or skill over and over again.  Soon it becomes easy, automatic, second nature.  Repetition is a key component to personal transformation. 


The recipe to transform your life:  Learn something, take new actions, repeat.  The idea is to get from thinking - to doing - to being.  Once you are "being", no effort is involved.  You just ARE. 


Another key component of personal transformation is the power of rehearsal.  If you practice a skill in your mind in addition to physically practicing that activity, you will master the skill faster and will see greater results. 


Try this:  Drummers call it paradiddle.  "Drum" on a table or on your lap like this:


Right left right right

Left right left left

Right left right right

Left right left left, and so on.


At a certain point, you will "flub" it.  Now do the exercise in your mind. Your mental rehearsal is just as effective in learning and mastering paradiddle as when you are physically rehearsing it.  Mental rehearsal literally builds and strengthens neural pathways in your brain.


Imagine how you might improve your performance - and your outcomes - if you were to mentally rehearse your upcoming presentation at work, your tennis stroke, or the new tune you are learning!    


You can create a greatest version of yourself.  You can literally change your mind. 


Your perception is indeed your reality.  What you believe is what you receive and achieve.  Do you believe that you can transform your life?



If this concept appeals to you - that you are responsible for your own life transformation and that you can learn skills to make that transformation easy and fun - please join me at the Create Your Best Life series this February and March in Minneapolis!  Click here (then click Holistic Health) to learn more.   


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Recommended Links  Talk about a personal transformation!  Watch Paul Potts on "Britain's Got Talent".  You might even get tears in your eyes!  Part 1 is 3:36 long, part 2 is 6:11.  Sedona, Arizona - Voted Most Beautiful Place in America. This is an awesome site! Dr. Joe Dispenza has - literally - written the book on the science of changing your mind.  Come experience the swingin' Roots-of-Rock quartet -Square Roots - on Wednesday, February 13 at Lee's Liquor Lounge, 101 Glenwood Ave N, Minneapolis.  Free dance lesson precedes the show.  Be there AND be square!  Check out my complete list of topics and workshops.  I am happy to fine-tune any presentation for your specific audience.


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