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Where did the summer go?  It's already mid-August and the children are back to school. YIKES!!! Learning to let them go and grow into their own magnificence has its ups and downs for most parents.

How would your life be different if you were to take this time to refocus and expand your own horizons as well?  Using all that you have learned and experienced this year, what is your next growth edge? 

It wouldn't be fair to challenge you in your learning if I weren't open to expanding my own magnificence.  Personally and professionally, my learning continues.  I will be participating in several intense courses through the remainder of the year.  I will be integrating what I am learning into my coaching business and teachings.  New tools, resources, teaching methods, products and services will be unfolding shortly.  Looking forward to sharing my growth and learning with all of you.

I invite you to join me as your partner in possibilities in your life!


Love & hugs,


985-860-8861 (cell)



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You Do Make A Difference


The Starfish Story

Original Story by: Loren Eisley


One day a man was walking along the beach when he noticed
a boy picking something up and gently throwing it into the ocean. 

Approaching the boy, he asked, What are you doing?

The youth replied, Throwing starfish back into the ocean.  The surf is up and the tide is going out.  If I don't throw them back, they'll die.

Son,the man said, don't you realize there are miles and miles of beach and hundreds of starfish?    You can't make a difference!

After listening politely, the boy bent down, picked up another starfish,
and threw it back into the surf.  Then, smiling at the
man, he said
I made a difference for that one.


Stop for a moment and just breathe. You do make a difference!  This world is different because you are in it. All too often we don't listen beyond the harsh judgments and high expectations we have of ourselves. We allow the beliefs of our value and worth to be tainted with limited, outdated and inaccurate information.  


"All our knowledge has its origins in our perceptions." ~ Leonardo da Vinci   

"The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions." ~ Leonardo da Vinci   


How many times do you go through the day thinking: 

  • I don't make a difference,
  • I don't matter,
  • What I want doesn't matter,
  • There isn't anything I can do to change a situation?

What information have you been using to judge your value or worth?  Is it time to update your old stories? Just because people don't thank or acknowledge you doesn't mean they don't feel and experience your contribution. Even if others would tell or demonstrate their appreciation, would you be able to hear it or would you dismiss, discount or disregard their acknowledgement?


What possibilities would be available to you if you were able to really hear the difference you make in the lives of others?  


Practice with me.

  • Write down the many roles you have played in your life. (ex. friend, daugher, son, partner, etc.) Acknowledge yourself for the many lives you have touched.  
  • Bring to mind the specific people in your life that you have served.
  • Now turn your attention to you and without judgment, breathe in each one of their faces. Imagine them smiling back at you, telling you all the things they are grateful for, all the times you supported, loved and lifted them beyond their pain, struggles and life situations.  
  • Your only job is to let it in. Breathe in their gratitude, love and appreciation even if they haven't told you the difference you make in their lives.  

Notice what just happened.  How did it feel to be showered with acknowledgement, appreciation and gratitude?  If you are having difficulty letting it in, just keep breathing.  Repeat as necessary and take as much time as you need to learn to accept the value you are in the lives others. 


You are magnificent beyond your current beliefs!!! I am here to tell you that you have all you need to create, design and re-invent your life to be all that you want it to be?  


Partner with me as we bring more of your light to the world! 


I am your partner in possibilities!  Contact me to take the next step in creating a life you love.

denise@empoweringpotential.com or (985) 860-8861 

 Current Course Offerings 

Living Fully Expressed - 8 week tele-class beginning Wed., Sept 7
click course title for details

Self-Care: Enhancing the Relationship with Yourself - Sept. 10

click course title for details

Awaken To Your Untapped Energy and Potential -   Oct. 8, 2011
click course title for details


Healing Your Heart - click course title for details 


Best Year of Your Life - click course title for details


Contact me to explore what might be next for you!


I have a limited amount of appointments available for individual coaching. Call or write now to secure your spot!


Denise - 985-860-8861




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What Is Take Shape For Life?


Creating health, starting with weight loss

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Take Shape For Life starts with making the decision to get healthy-now.

Achieving a healthy weight is the first step in along the path to Optimal Health. The Take Shape For Life program offers you a free personal Health Coach who will guide you as you lose weight on the Medifast 5 & 1 PlanŽ, by using the clinically proven, doctor-recommended, portion-controlled nutrition of Medifast Meals. Along the way, your Health Coach will share with you the Habits of Health that can help you to make the choices that will allow you take charge of your health for the long term. Reaching a healthy weight is just the beginning-there is much more to come.


The Path to a Longer, Healthier Life


 Take Shape For Life really is "for life." We offer much more than just fast, safe, effective weight loss; it's your key to better health. Through the Habits of Health, you learn a healthier way of living. You also get the continuing advantage of personalized one-on-one coaching from a Health Coach, who can keep you on course to help you achieve the results you desire.


Choose Optimal Health today, and become a part of the Take Shape For Life Bio-Network and the thriving, vibrant, grassroots movement of Health Coaches, Health Professionals, and Clients who are redefining the path to health and well-being.


The Solution

Take Shape For Life is a company committed to taking back America's health, one person at a time, through:

  • High-quality, portion-controlled nutrition with Medifast Meals
  • Free one-on-one support from a Health Coach
  • Learning The Habits of Health that help you achieve long-term Optimal Health
  • The infrastructure of an ethical, financially sound, publicly traded company (NYSE: MED)
  • The ongoing support of the Bio-Network-a community of doctors, nurses, dietitians, and other health professionals, along with Health Coaches-who are working together, sharing information, and inspiration with one another 
   Call me at 985-860-8861 or Click here for more information!  

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


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Certified Integrative Coach Professional




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