With all the chaos and hate in the world, we need a change of perspective through the eyes of love! If you have ever experienced pain, disappointment, or loss, and you have shut down your ability to accept, forgive, or move on, maybe you are finding anger raging within yourself. It is time to shift your perspective about how anger affects your life. Author, Master Teacher, and world-renowned expert on a Course in Miracles, Carol Howe, will teach us tips on remaining calm even when angry!
Although we all love being in love, February 14th can create a multitude of emotions for many of us. Valentine’s Day can add pressure to be in a relationship. This day can be a lot of fun. But it can also bring up memories and disappointments, especially if we are not in a relationship with a cooperative partner. One thing we know for sure is that we all want to be in a great relationship and madly in love. Mary Jo Rapini, M.Ed, LPC, is a speaker, psychotherapist, and author who encourages healthy relationships. She will share how to have the relationship of your dreams, even if it is with yourself.
When we hold on to past traumas, even when we ignore them and act as they never happened, they affect how we view others, our circumstances, and the world. If you are tired of putting yourself last, if you desire to leap out of your skin, if you are about to make a change and are fearful, perhaps we can take this leap together. Many times, we think we are selfish if we put ourselves first. Let’s change that thought… I will share the importance of valuing everything in life, especially ourselves.
Summer Perkins, MS, CCC-SLP, is a certified Pediatric Speech Language Pathologist with a Master's degree in Communicative Disorders. She has held roles as a Clinical Professor at the University of Florida and Director of a Pediatric Outpatient Therapy Clinic in Chicago. Summer specializes in working with Children and Adults who neurodiverse conditions like, Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia, Down Syndrome, and other issues. Summer is currently developing an innovative program that redefines language therapy for neurodiverse individuals, focusing on self- and co-regulation, advocacy, and social-emotional goals using trauma-informed techniques. Summer will share how we too can use these tools to better understand the brain and improve how we manage our emotions.
Going into the new year, many of us have great plans for a better year. But seldom are those plans fully executed. Do you want to get healthy? Do you want a better job or more income? Do you want better relationships? Do you want more meaning in your life? What do you want? But most importantly... What does God want for you? On this first class of 2024, you and I will look at what we do to sabotage ourselves and how we are going to embrace a New Year, New Truths, and a New You!
Where has the time gone? I cannot believe this is my final class for 2023! When I take a look at all the things that happened this year, I have to take a pause. Some things I could have controlled, while others I could not. This year included meeting and interviewing great teachers, creating wonderful events, and the loss of my friend Lorraine Day, MD. Regardless, each step has been an opportunity for growth. This includes the discovery that each one of us may not have the power to control the outcome, but we can certainly become the SOLUTION! I will share my excitement about the upcoming, 2/3/24, I AM the SOLUTION ~ Natural Health Summit 2024! Are you ready to be your own SOLUTION?
Have you ever noticed how there are certain circumstances that seem to repeat themselves? Even when we are not paying attention, choices we make will create the same unwelcome results. But why does this keep happening? Recall Healing and Mindbody medicine expert Michelle LaMasa-Dawson, PhD, knows that our behaviors and choices are created for us to learn from. Dr. Michelle is back to discuss how by discovering our patterns, we can learn from these growth opportunities and create a lesson to end the cycle.
We are almost at the end of 2023 and this is the time we start thinking about our New Year’s Resolutions. But did you know that approximately 92% of people who make resolutions do not keep them? Well, we can focus on the 92% or we can figure out what the 8% are doing to keep their commitment. I will share how we can set our goals for 2024 to be successful!
Germs, germs, and more germs… There are a lot of gifts that linger that nobody wants. We will be surrounded by many people; some we don’t even know at the store. We focus on the perfect gift, and just like that, Tis’ the season to get sick! Most people are fearful of germs but what if germs were not the root cause of getting sick? I will share tips on staying healthy during the holidays.
As we get older, and hopefully wiser, we realize what truly matters in life. What do you remember most… receiving the latest and greatest toy or spending time having fun with your parents, family, children, or grandchildren? Sometimes our priorities, when it comes to gift giving, can be off balance. We want to give the best gift ever, but we neglect the gift that endures. I will share how to give the gift that keeps on giving this holiday season and beyond.
We just celebrated a holiday that focused on giving thanks. After Thanksgiving, different denominations, faiths, and cultures celebrate their winter holidays. But when you have suffered a loss, family gatherings can create great sadness as you realize that someone who died will not be at the celebration. Celebrations are an opportunity to reconnect, reflect, and rejoice. But how can we do that when the person we love is no longer on this earth. I will share how to embrace and deal with the loss of our loved ones during the holidays.
With all the chaos and hate in the world, we need a change of perspective through the eyes of love! If you have ever experienced pain, disappointment, or loss, and you have shut down your ability to accept, forgive, or move on, maybe it is time to shift your perspective about the miracles in your life. Author, Master Teacher, and world-renowned expert on a Course in Miracles, Carol Howe, will teach us how to find joy beyond the pain even during the holidays.
As each generation passes the baton to the next, it seems certain common courtesies have been ignored. When we host or attend a party, there are certain protocols we should kindly follow. But some people ignore them. Etiquette expert Jacqueline Whitmore, has made it her mission to create awareness of the things we can do to improve relationships in our personal or business lives. With the holidays upon us, we may not be aware of any faux pas we unknowingly commit. Jacqueline will share how we can create the most beautiful holiday experience for yourself and others.
Prior to the Etiquette Conference, while preparing for my talk on “mindset,” I searched for a song to use during my talk. I wanted one that highlighted the choice we all have to rewrite our beliefs about ourselves, others, and our circumstances. This belief could be a story from our past, present, or future. Much to my surprise, I stumbled upon a song that resonated. It was in alignment with my beliefs and how I coach people when we work together on changing their perception about any situation. After listening to the song 3 or 4 times, I did more research. This time it was on the singer and songwriter Kayley Bishop. Kaley has an amazing gift. She will share the story behind her beautiful song, Rewrite Your Story.
In August 2013, while during research for the show, I discovered Lorraine Day, MD. It was during that first interview when I swore I would never invite her back to The Classroom. As I began to learn about natural health, I wanted to hear what she had to say. Yearly, Dr. Day would return but in 2019, that changed to monthly. Each month we learned and grew with her. We even did the Revelation and Exodus Bible studies together. She loved when I called her “my favorite eye poker,” and we loved our girly-girl talks. Since February 2023, she’s been on healing mode and could only focus on her Bible study. I never thought this day would come. I will share my favorite moments with this amazing teacher, mentor, and friend. Join me LIVE to share your special moments too.
What typically happens when we are on vacation? We overindulge! For many of us, we use the justification of vacation to get off our regular diet. The reality is… it could be a party, sadness, joy, boredom, stress, or celebration to justify getting off our diet. But what about the holidays? This is a time when overindulgence is at a fever pitch for several months! How can we break the cycle of “any excuse” to eat foods we know cause dis-ease? I will share how we can prepare for a healthier holiday season.
Have you ever spoken with someone who you might consider to be a bit negative? These are the people that when you share any dreams, desires, or plans, their response is laced with fear, what could go wrong, or criticism. Just writing about these people makes me tense up and roll my eyes. How does your body feel when you encounter these people who squash your enthusiasm? Could that person be you? I will share how to handle critical people and become more curious!
I have known author Barbara Maxwell for over 40 years. Barbara is my brother-in-law Tom’s sister. In the last few months I can truly say I know Barbara differently because I have seen and felt her heart. Barbara is the author of two devotional books, Inspired and Refined. She has used her life experiences to learn the lessons she shares today. Barbara will share how she learned to live an inspired and refined life in Christ!
It is still difficult for me to grasp slavery in this day and age. But I know it is still happening. The movie, Sounds of Freedom, has made the world aware there is another side to life that we do not or cannot look at. The president and founder of I AM A Freedom Fighter, Jenny Pruett, has been a champion of other groups and nonprofit organizations such as Life Recaptured that are making a difference in the human trafficking area. Jenny will share how we too can help stop human trafficking.
When we hold on to past traumas, even when we ignore them and act as they never happened, it affects how we view others, our circumstances, and the world. How many times have you thought, “I’ve dealt with that,” only to later find out that it is still affecting your health. Recall Healing expert Michelle LaMasa-Dawson, PhD, has helped us dive into the effects of emotions on the body and how can we trace the issues to our thoughts. Dr. Michelle is back to discuss how our thoughts affect our health and how we can change our thoughts to improve our lives.
Have you ever been called a hoarder? I have. But it was in fun when I did not get rid of a dress or a picture. The reality is, there are hoarders. Most of us could never comprehend what a hoarder is like. Jacob Suarez not only understands hoarders, but he has made it his mission to help them at their lowest. Through his YouTube, Instagram, and TikTok channels, he is creating awareness of this underlying mental health issue. Jacob will share why this is a special mission and what we need to know about hoarding.
As a certified life coach, most of my time is spent listening to my client and discerning how to create peace within the story. Sometimes these stories have been with them since they were children. Other times, it is a recent or current situation. Regardless of when the pain occurred, it is important to dissect every aspect of the story, not only my client’s perspective, but also the other side of the pain. Is this pain an isolated issue? Or is it threaded within a lifetime of circumstances? If there is a feeling or fear that seems to be returning at different times, perhaps there is a lesson to be learned. I will share the value of seeing life through a different and new perspective.
It is difficult to think that slavery is still happening during these times. But Sounds of Freedom, has made the world aware there is another side to life that we do not or cannot look at. The president and founder of Life Recaptured, Brandy Crisafulli, has been a champion for victims of abuse, neglect, and those in physical and emotional pain, for over 20 years. Life Recaptured is a ministry that provides housing and training for women and their children who have been affected by human trafficking. Brandy will teach us we can help create a safe home of refuge for survivors of human trafficking.
As each generation passes the baton to the next, it seems like certain talents, trades, and traditions are being ignored. Some skills that are missing today were considered “everyday courtesy” or proper etiquette in my parent’s generation. Etiquette expert Jackie Vernon-Thompson is making us aware of the importance of teaching proper etiquette to our children and grandchildren. But, what about us? There are times when we need a refresher on how to conduct ourselves in our professional and personal lives. Jackie is back to remind us how we can lead through example in our business and at home.
As the years progress, we rely more on the internet for doing our research, socialization, and entertainment. When we were kids, the only way to meet was to gather at someone’s home. The world has a different perspective on connection today. Now, many of our children and grandchildren do not even know how to physically interact. Looking at a screen has replaced eye contact! This generation faces different issues than we ever encountered. Shannon Perry has a master’s degree in education and counseling and is certified in parenting classes and crisis counseling. Her passion is to reach our youth in a profound way. Shannon will share ways we can connect with Gen Z.