Community Connections

Hope the first half of your summer was everything you hoped it would be. If it was anything like mine, you need a break.  Here it is.

Imagine yourself next to the cool water in the photo.  Now take a moment to relax your shoulders and soften your jaw.  As you continue to relax, breathe into your chest, tummy and abdomen. You can channel your breathing to relax any areas of tension, stress and anxiety. Practicing softening your jaw and shoulders while deep breathing  is a simple and quick way to increase your mental, physical and emotional awareness. 

This awareness allows you to refocus, interrupt the internal chatter and give your body a time out.  It is a break from being on automatic pilot throughout the day. I encourage you to try this a couple times a day.  Notice what happens as you awaken to the body, mind and spirit connection.

That's a "tip of the iceberg awakening" to the interconnectedness of our mental, physical, intellectual and spiritual makeup.  As you read through the remainder of this newsletter, you will see many other ideas, concepts and principles that go hand in hand with awakening.

I invite all of you ladies out there to awaken to the totality of your womanhood. Scroll down to check out the info on the Female & Fabulous course.  Early registration discount in effect through Friday, July 16th.

Love & hugs,


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Learning = Liberation

Minds are like parachutes they work best when open. ~ Lord Thomas Dewar

by Denise Palmisano

Think about the above quote. What possibilities show up for you when your mind is open?  Can you feel the energy, excitement and passion that go along with a yearning for learning? When curiosity and wonder are present, your life and the world as you know it  can transform.

I invite you to put down any beliefs that you SHOULD KNOW or that you ALREADY KNOW as we enter into this conversation.  To learn anything, you must first be willing to admit or acknowledge that you don't know. The teacher can't start telling you what they know until you stop telling them what you know. It has been my experience that learning will be a constant and necessary competence to develop and nurture for the rest of one's life. I invite you to go willingly and choose to be a student.

In today's world, change has become a permanent feature in our lives.  Everything as we know it could change in any moment. We cannot escape the necessity to continue to be in the world as students.  Our survival depends on it.  If you do not expose yourself to new learning, you are limited in your thoughts, words and actions.  It is not likely you will find solutions to a problem from the same mindset that created the problem.

Your Next Step is a calling to be better equipped and prepared to navigate, innovate, accept and embrace your ongoing, natural, imposed and designed transformation, evolution and potential.  Why wait around and let things happen to you?  What would be available if you accepted that your Next Step is to become master of your own destiny as you create the experiences and outcomes that feed your heart, body, mind and soulThe time is now to create an intention and purpose filled life.

Learning is a total body commitment and experience. You don't really know until you can do what it is you have been studying or practicing.  To know is to be able to demonstrate.  This is one reason reading about something doesn't necessarily prepare you for the totality of what you will encounter once you are actually practicing the topic of your interest.

Think about when you learned to drive.  No amount of reading the book of questions to take the test prepared you for what it was like once you got behind the wheel.  You probably froze with opposing energies of fear and excitement at the same time. 

A real life personal experience for me recently was learning how to download or rip CD's on my laptop and become competent at downloading, sorting and building playlists with music from itunes and my CD's.  I can't tell you how long I have avoided learning that. I had all the usual excuses, no time, don't really need that, won't listen to it anyway, costly to buy music, etc.  However, at the same time, by not learning how to do all of this I was was spending time and energy on the consequences of not knowing how to do it.

I was having to haul countless CD's and something to play them on to my workshops.  I had outdated music.  I was limited in choices of songs to play.  Are you getting the picture.  Bottom line is, I was spending more time, money and energy on trying not to learn than if I would have just accepted that it was part of the natural updating and preparation that goes with my life and my business.  Thanks to me for being willing to ask my dear friend Yvette for support and her being willing to take time out of her schedule to teach me, I can now do everything I was afraid of with music.

The really cool part is we had so much fun. I have found that whether I am the student or the teacher an exchange happens that fuels both people. I can be just as passionate about being a student as being a teacher.  I love to learn and I am always in a learning environment.  I have mentors, coaches, friends and teachers that support me in my learning.

I am free because I am have chosen to remain conscious and not limit myself with what I already know to design and create my life. Most of you that know me know that I take risks and I trust that if there is something I need to know, I will learn it when I get to that point.  Until then, I will not limit my choices or my life to the mediocrity and status quo of everything having to fit nice and neat into what I already know.

If you are ready to step out of what has become ho hum for you, you can begin by asking yourself what areas of your life are you currently experiencing disconnection in or less than optimal results?  Are there new areas of learning that would enhance your capacity to experience more of what is important to you?  It might be easier to start out seeing yourself on the other side of having learned a new skill, competence or body of information.  The question to always keep in the background is what would new learning make available to me?  How will my life be different if I choose to be an open and willing student?

I would love to hear what you are learning and what is available to you because of your willing to be a student in your own life. You can make a comment on the blog page of my website by clicking here or drop me a line at denise@empoweringpotential.com

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Female & Fabulous
      A weekend of fun, discovery & rejuvenation

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, "Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous?" Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn't serve the world. There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us, it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

-Marianne Williamson

This workshop would also be a great continuing education, team building retreat idea or opportunity for your circle of friends, workplace, church group, women's group, volunteer organization or community involvement venture.  Contact me if you would like a proposal to deliver this workshop at an alternate location or time tailored to your specific needs.

Click here to check out the updated webpage for details, testimonials or to register via PayPal.

The Female & Fabulous 2 day workshop will teach you to:
  •  Make choices in the midst of everyday demands, challenges & expectations
  •  End the cycle of people pleasing & learn how to say NO
  •  Tap into an endless source of energy and potential
  •  Empower yourself as a woman
  •  Define what is important and meaningful to you
  •    Have everything you need, moment by moment to Create a Life You Love
Dates:  Saturday - July 31, 2010           9am - 6pm
             Sunday   - Aug. 1, 2010            9am - 6pm

             $50 discount if registered and paid in full by July 16th

Wingate by Wyndham
702 East Kaliste Saloom Rd
Lafayette, LA  70508

Tuition:   $300  - Included in tuition: Female & Fabulous 2 day workshop 9am - 6pm both days
                                                          Breakfast & lunch both days

Lodging is not provided however, sleeping rooms have been discounted if you are in need of accommodations.

If you have any questions, need additional information or to register, please contact me, at 985-860-8861 or denise@empoweringpotential.com.

Looking forward to being your partner in possibilities in your next step!

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In person, individual and group coaching: Houma, LA
Visit me at:   AHA Massage Clinic and Salon Denise 20009
                     6270 West Park Ave
                     Houma, LA  70364

Book your 30 minute or 60 minute session today! Call 985-872-4266 to schedule an appointment .

Click here for details

You are Invited to attend our Open Awareness Group

August 22 from 2-5pm at AHA Massage Clinic.

Please R.S.V.P. to Denise@empoweringpotential.com

We are inviting people to fellowship, speculate and learn. If you know of anyone else that might be interested, please invite them to attend.  There are no course pre-requisites.  This is an inclusive not exclusive community of people interested and committed to personal growth and community connections.

Topic for discussion TBA.  Refreshments will be served.

YOU HAVE THE POWER to reinvent yourself moment by moment. ARE YOU READY to experience how good it could really be - TO BE YOU?

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Denise Palmisano, CICP

Empowering and Inspiring People to Reclaim Their Authenticity, Wholeness and Potential

Moment by Moment

Denise Palmisano
Certified Integrative Coach Professional

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