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Listen To Your Voice
Listen To Your Voice
Part of me listening to my voice has been to follow my heart when it comes to my passion for empowering others to find their voice while learning to make choices to live a life they love. The partnerships I am honored to experience through my teaching, mentoring and coaching has transformed not only the lives of others but mine as well.  Guess I'm doing something right, I was featured in the current issue of FitLife magazine. 

There are two versions, hard copy and online. 

 Click here  to be directed to the online version of FitLife magazine where the full length article can be found.

Also, the 90 Days to Habits of Health Challenge starts today, Oct. 3 through Dec. 31, 2011.
Still time to register. Click here for details.

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

Love & hugs,


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Listen To Your Voice 

If you are unsure what I mean when I say, Listen To Your Voice, it refers to that deeper knowing inside that has all your answers. Call it instinct, call it gut, call it divine, call it wisdom. It matters little what you call it. The important piece is that you know or learn how to access it.

I am going to guess that among the many life experiences you have had up until now you may have an idea what I am talking about when I say, What is your heart yearning to say?  What makes your heart sing? You know that voice within you that speaks from the heart. Your heart-centered wisdom is your life force and vitality! The truth will set you free!! I invite you to listen intently.

The heart has more information to tell you than just that you are sad or lonely by a "heartache" or that you ate something that didn't agree with you when you experience a "heartburn" or that your heart is diseased or compromised when you have a "heart attack". 

I am here to say it has messages and wisdom in the way of things that are good for you as well.  Your heart-centered wisdom or inner voice holds the key to your goals, dreams, desires and passions. It has the answers to all those questions we seek an answer to outside of ourselves.  You need not look any further, you have all you need to live a life you love. I can teach you to listen.

The question is, do you really want to hear? If you answered yes, then read on.  If you are not ready to hear or if you are afraid of what your heart is longing to say then I wish for you the courage and compassion to one day break free of your suffering, limiting beliefs and self-sabotaging actions. When the student is ready, the teacher will appear. I am not attached to it being me.

For those of you that are ready, read the instructions first then find a quiet place to practice. This exercise requires that you close your eyes so don't attempt this while driving or operating heavy machinery.  (You laugh but stranger things have happened).

  • Stop whatever you are doing and just sit still.
  • Sit relaxed with your shoulders back to allow for your chest to be fully exposed. (slumped shoulders block, prevent and shield a full experience) 
  • To remove any distractions in your surroundings, please close your eyes or bring them to a soft focus
  • Focus on your breathing and see if you can listen from your heart instead of your head.  
  • Get present to this moment.  
  • If the noise in your head is too loud, acknowledge that it is there yet choose not to follow it and return your focus to your breathing as many times as it takes.
  • When you experience a quiet, calm, openness, think of a situation that you would like an answer to in the form of what's next. Remember, you are asking for guidance, clarity & focus. 
  • You might want to start with "What is my heart wanting to say in this situation"?  
Trust whatever comes up even if it doesn't make sense at the time. Don't try to mold it or make it mean anything. That just takes you right back to the mindset that created the situation or suffering in the first place.  Listen to the purity and matter of fact simplicity of what is in your highest interest. Don't rationalize, analyze or compromise it with your stories, excuses or justifications. It is what it is. You internal wisdom is not attached to having you like it or agree with it. It will not be sugar coated or foreign. You will not be able to deny the truth it has for you.

If you want more information or would like help in creating a plan to move forward through the situation you worked on in this exercise, contact me at 985-860-8861 or


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 Current Course Offerings 

90 Days to Habits of Health Challenge. Oct. 3 - Dec. 31, 2011. (Still time to register)

Living Fully Expressed - 6 week tele-seminar beginning Wed., Oct. 5
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

Optimal Health is a whole new approach to well-being that is based on creating health with the Take Shape For Life Program. Three unique components- your Health Coach, the Medifast 5 & 1 Plan, and the Habits of Health-create the foundation and long-term support that will guide you along your journey.

  • Start by losing up to 2 to 5 lbs per week, quickly and safely
  • Learn the Habits of Health that can create health for a lifetime
  • Become a part of a thriving Bio-Network of Clients and Health Coaches who are taking back America's health and wellness
How is Take Shape For Life different?

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 
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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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