Dec 19, 2007
Dec 7, 2007
Sedona, Arizona, — USABookNews.com announced the winners for its National “Best Books” 2007 Awards and Love’s Secret: Live Your Life In Love was awarded Finalist in the “Self-Help: Relationships” category. Annie B. Lawrence, Ph.D., author of Love’s Secret says this award validates the years of research and work creating her book. She feels the timing is perfect for what people living in today’s tumultuous times need to strengthen their relationships with themselves and their partners.
Love’s Secret offers seekers an action plan to create love, romance and passion and leave pain and drama in the past. Empty nesters find easy steps to recapture romance and passion, and all couples find answers to build a foundation based on love – not conditions. The pain and drama we have all become accustomed to, creates stress and can literally make you sick.
Many who have watched The Secret, and read the Power of Now, still feel stuck in patterns that create chaos. By reading Love’s Secret, connecting to a chapter or character and putting the information into practice, you are empowered to live your life in choice.Love’s Secret makes creating our reality a simple and achievable task. What the world needs now is love sweet love has never been truer. Our world at war and even closer to home, the shootings in our school system make love and peace a valuable commodity.
Love’s Secret offers tools that empower readers to find inner peace and live their life in love. Retreat and Heal’s programs and workshops put them into practice. People travel from around the world to visit Sedona for its peace and beauty, find the inner peace and love you deserve at Retreat and Heal in Sedona Arizona. Annie B. Lawrence, author, is a spiritual life coach and keynote speaker and is available at 928.282.5237
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To Place orders for the book or receive an autographed copy contact Sedona Publishershttp://www.retreatandheal.com/products.html or order your copy at 55% off on Amazon.com and stuff your stocking with love!
Oct 27, 2007
Follow these five steps to release anxiety and overwhelm.
1. Take a break and push the pause button on your life. A retreat gives you time to clear your mind and gain clarity.
2. During your break. Take time in nature and journal each day. Get clear on the things that are working in your life and what you want.
3. Make a plan to restructure your lifestyle. Make a realistic plan that is simple and easy to follow. Work your plan by focusing on what you want. Spend time each day in meditation focusing on what you want to create.
4. Make time in your schedule to move your body. This can be dancing, walking, jogging, yoga, or biking. Whatever has meaning for you--create a plan and just do it! Moving your body keeps stuck emtions moving and avoids the feelings of frustration, fear, and overwhelm.
5. Make a commitment to follow through with your plan for 21-days. It takes 21 days to create a new habit. Make a commitment and follow through to make it happen.
Oct 19, 2007
Oct 13, 2007
National blog day to make a difference is October 15. Al Gore was just awarded a nobel prize for his work with global warming. Many still deny any relationship between global warming and emissions and co2. Yet, extreme weather conditions are happening daily if anyone is aware. For the first time in history the summer was so extremely hot that the northwest passage is open for shipping. Fires in the west, in Florida, and more hurricanes than ever in history with typhoons in China, and tsunami's leave our world in turmoil.
Still in reading blogs I have noticed that some still deny a relationship with our changing weather patterns and global warming. It is apparent that our leaders are not concerned with our health and environment--simply money, and power. Until we wake up and decide to make our voices heard and demand that our leaders take steps to produce healthier alternatives for transporation our future is unsure.
The technology is available for producing electric and other alternative fueled cars. In a state like Arizona the technology is available for solar energy yet the solar cells are still not affordable for mainstream. What can we do to make a difference? Direct our money where our values are. Don't buy new vehicles, until the industry produces vehicles that are better for our environment.
Oct 9, 2007
Oct 8, 2007
Creating peace in a world with environmental changes and disasters, economic and financial change and uncertainty--is a challenge. Love's Secret offers tools to create inner peace in the midst of the chaos. World peace starts with creating inner peace.
October 15 is national blogging to make a difference and this year it is focused on the environment. What can we all do to make a difference? The first step is take individual responsibility to create inner peace and take action to send that inner peace into your community, state, country and then to the planet. Take action steps each day to take your power back from packaged foods and buy locally. Purchase foods, herbs, and products that are produced as close to your home as possible. Eat at home and avoid take out and driving to eat out. Recycle your plastics, cans, and cardboard. This is a practice that takes some time and for many has not yet become a habit. Demand electric car alternatives and plug in technology for our cars. Our environment will not change until we stand up and take action and demand car makers to create cars that are more environmentally friendly. We can reduce the co2, if we all speak up, speak out and take action and only then will we be heard.
Take action to take your power back from chaos and habits that rob your inner peace. Once you have more inner peace you will have more energy to take action steps for the environment. Decide what you want in your life and commit 15 minutes each day to visualize our world at peace and then see yourself living your life at peace, in tune with the law of attraction. Once you know what your want and commit your energy to it you will create it.
If you need more information or want a free coaching session to create your life vision purchase two copies of Love's Secret either through our website at http://www.retreatandheal.com or through Amazon.com. Annie Lawrence has over twenty years experience and is offering for a limited time a free coaching session with the purchase of two of her books. Love's Secret is a wonderful gift for anyone wanting to experience more love in their life.
Oct 7, 2007
"The Secret to life-long love is not a secret to those who read the wise words of Annie Lawrence. Her clear and simple tools empower you to create the love you want." Best selling author Susun Weed.
"Make your dream relationship a reality. Follow Annie's love vision to live your life in love with the love of your life." Author of Inside the Atom, Dr. Don Engelhardt
Winning the love relationship dance requires skill and a game plan. It doesn’t happen by chance. Love relationship's dance floor is riddled with mine fields from past hurts and traumas. Love’s Secret provides a vision for love, and proven tools and solutions to release the past, and keep you focused on love.
Today's Love's Secret tip is to spend time reflecting and get in touch with what you want. Next, create a vision of what you want in life. Most people travel through life without a clue as to what they want, and end up living their life by default. This is like going on a very expensive and important vacation without a map. Once you know what you want, create a vision of how you want your life to be. Then commit to 15 minutes each day to be quiet and focus on your vision.
You are worth 15 minutes each day to create your dream life and relationship. Send me your questions or comments on how to create your vision or for a love's vision template go to http://www.retreatandheal.com/products.html and purchase your copy of Love's Secret.
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Oct 6, 2007
You may not be as lost as Britney, but still experiencing emotional pain, and need some tools. Love's Secret offers proven emotional self help to focus your self and your energy.
Love's Secret, similar to The Secret, and both relationship self help books, offer answers about the wife relationship role, and the husband relationship role, and how to focus on love. Self therapy tools are offered in Love's Secret and today's tip is to remain present and take your emtions off auto-pilot. An easy tool to stay present is also referred to as self yoga. Yoga means union so as you create union within your body, mind, and spirit, it becomes easier to stay present.
To take your emotions off auto-pilot you must create more union within with your self yoga. This means becoming aware of words, thoughts, and habits that cause you to either shut down or create inner battles. When thoughts spin out of control within this creates anxiety, depression, and frustration. As you take you power back from habituated thought patterns and habits it becomes easier through self yoga to create inner peace.
Practice self-yoga today and repeat the mantra "I choose to feel safe, and experience inner peace." Notice any thoughts that might arise that try to pull you out of inner peace. As you notice these thoughts through your self yoga stay centered and choose to release the thoughts. Notice your reaction to life and your relationships and keep bringing yourself back to "inner peace."
Oct 4, 2007
Why reach for drugs and alcohol to numb your emotions? Most would agree that they reach for drugs and alcohol to numb painful emotions. Emotional Freedom Technique is a proven tool to disolve old hurt and trauma and assist in taking your power back from addiction.
Love's Secret tip for the day to stay focused on love is to learn which emotions you are avoiding. You may learn that you are addicted to certain emotions and attract situations that recreate these emotions. Start an emotions journal to learn which emotions you recreate that keep you either angry, resentful, or frustrated. You will discover emotions that you recreate often, and then shut down with drugs and alcohol. Once you become familiar with how you are creating your emotional hell then you can contact someone professisonally to assist you to remove the emotional addiction that causes you to reach for your substance addiction. This can be drugs, alcohol, food, sex, or relationships there are many different addicitons.
Retreats are a good way to take yourself out of your environment and spend time doing some inner reflection to find the root to your emotional pain and addiction. Post your questions or comments and I will respond with further tools and support.
Oct 1, 2007
Love's Secret offers hope for all ages to release pain and drama and create love. The tip today is to own your emotions and learn that you are not your emotions. Learn to breathe and resist the urge to shut down and disown whatever you are feeling. Yoga, tai chi, jogging, tennis, handball, biking while you are feeling you emotions will help to move the emotions and then release them. Shutting down and numbing emotions only postpones the pain and is not a solution.
Next time you are feeling sad, angry, hurt, dissappointed, guilty, fearful or anxious take the opportunity to move the energy by taking a walk. Name the emotion and as you walk make a conscious decision to let it go ie, I am releasing this fear with each step and choosing to feel safe. For more information on releasing emotions follow this link http://www.retreatandheal.com/EFT_Tool.html
Sep 29, 2007
Old emotions are like a sore from the past that gets reinjured over and over in your day to day life. Until you clear that sore and heal it completly you allow your past to affect your daily experiences and your future.
Complete with your emotions from the past in order to stay current with your emotions and stay connected to love. EFT or Emotional Freedom Technique is an energy technique that releases pain from the past to keep you focused on love. This technique has you concentrate on what you are feeling and give it a scale ie 0-10. If you are feeling angry or hurt you rate how angry or hurt you are feeling and give it a number. Then you repeat positive phrases and tap on points connected to the energy meridians in your body. For more indepth explanation follow this link www.retreatandheal.com/EFT_Tools.html and view a video.
Once you have completed with old emotions it becomes easier to stay connected to your mate and focus on love.
Sep 28, 2007
Sep 27, 2007
Sep 26, 2007
And a 2003 study in the journal Archives of General Psychiatry found that after marital spats, blisters generally healed more slowly, a sign that stress interfered with immune system functioning. In hostile couples — those who hurled insults or rolled their eyes when arguing — healing was 60 percent slower than in couples who didn't display antagonistic behaviors, the study showed.
Love's Secret offers couples easy to apply tools to release emotions and stay connected to love. Couples who learn to express their emotions have a greater chance of long term success in their relationships. Use this tip to stay focused on love when you are discussing an issue that brings discord. Find a word that has meaning to both you and your mate. This word can be anything that will bring you both back to your love. It can be as simple as "focus on LOVE" or "what is important" or whatever will work for the two of you. When one person repeats the word agree to each take a deep breath and for a moment back away. When you take a breather focus on what is important to you. And most importantly remind yourself that you are committed to stay connected and release the emotions are causing you to want to shut down.
Many times arguments are over little things and couples allow little things that don't matter to push love out of their life. Comment on my post and give me your ideas and secrets that help you stay connected to love.
Sep 24, 2007
Today's action is to spend 15 minutes thinking of all the things you have in your life with gratitude and write it down. Write down 10 things that you enjoy about the person you love and then hold a picture of them in your mind and send them a energy hug.
You can make a difference in your own life and relationship by purchasing Love's Secret and start applying our action plan to live your life in Love. We can create world peace by being the change we want to create. For the next 22 days I will be blogging and sharing ideas to make a difference for our world and planet. Please join me by sharing your ideas. Lets unite and create a world in love.
Sep 23, 2007
Our best hope is to stand up for our rights and ask our government officials to focus on the changes that can be made immediately. Electric cars is one of the first steps that can reduce pollution and global warming immediately. The other initiative that can be demanded is to bring the cost of solar electricity down to reasonable levels that make it affordable for the average person.
We can bring the changes that we want to see if we stand up and make our voices heard. Many answers to global warming and alternative energy production have been offered and have been stopped. We no longer have time to waste we either speak out now or our children suffer the consequences for our lack of action.
Sep 22, 2007
The old herbalist believed that there was a cure for any ailments we might have that grows wild within a ten mile radius. Most have become so removed from the earth and the environment that they would never recognize a remedy if it were available. Sometimes the cure is the dandelion or other "weeds" that are being killed with pesticides.
My tip for today is to reconnect with the environment where you live. Look around and what can you do to make a difference? One simple thing that we do often is when we are in nature we carry a bag and pick up trash. Stay aware and give me your tips to make a difference!
Sep 21, 2007
Buy local and eat local and buy toys made here in the USA.
Sep 20, 2007
On October 15 all bloggers are invited to blog together on the environment. The goal is to bring awareness to creating the change that we all want to see. So join us and blog about what you want to see. How can we create a world of people who hold themselves accountable? We all want to see the world as a healthy place for our children and grandchildren let's unite to create it.
My view of what we can do. A very simple step is to stop the use of all those plastic bags that are convenient but create clutter and then have to be recycled. Purchase a few cloth bags for grocery store and other purchases and use them.
I will be sharing ideas each day on how to take personal responsibility for being the change we want to see. Share your ideas and I look forward to hearing from you.
Sep 19, 2007
Many people wanting to avoid the pick up scenes are resorting to online internet sites to search for partnership. Some complain of falling in love with the profile of their intended and being disappointed with the live person. How do you avoid falling in love with a person who you have created in your head. Here are some tips for finding the person of your dreams and keeping yourself grounded in reality.
1. Create a vision of what you want to create in a relationship. Write down all the things you would love to find in your perfect partner.
2. Once you have found someone you think shows potential set up a public place to meet. Make sure that you set up this meeting shortly after you have made your contact to avoid falling in love in your head with someone who may not exist in person.
3. Once you have met your potential partner, then trust your gut. If you feel that they have not presented themselves as their true self move on. For many people it is much easier to have an intimate relationship via the internet than in person. A partnership requires the ability to communicate in person, negotiate differences, and create compromises to make love and intimacy last long term.
4. Once you have met look back over your list and vision, be realistic, and don't settle for something that doesn't fit. Many times you want intimacy so bad that you settle for something that you know is not a good long term relationship.
Sep 18, 2007
A smoker of 30 years, who visited our retreat center last year, recently wrote to say thanks for helping her to release cigarettes. She shared: After feeling controlled by cigarettes for over 30 years I have been free since my visit to Sedona. The EFT session with you flipped a switch in my head and I have not craved cigarettes since that day. It is a wonderful feeling to take my power back from the nasty habit. I feel much more energy and in addition I have released 40 pounds since that same visit.
It is a wonderful feeling to assist guests to find the strength within themselves to take their power back from cigarettes. COPD is an umbrella term for a range of progressive chronic lung diseases, such as emphysema and bronchitis, which block the airways and restrict oxygen flow around the body. More than a million people who smoke are thought to have COPD, but many have not been diagnosed.
If you are a smoker you can take your power back and choose not to smoke. EFT and Hypnotherapy are a powerful tool to assist in releasing the urge to smoke.
As a woman I started driving at age 15 as most American women do. I grew up on a farm in Tennessee where women were dominated by their husbands. However this level of domination is completely unimaginable, and I hope the Saudi women can win their independence.
Speaking of independence,let's look at some of the other things we need to take our power back from, like old habits. What habit do you have that you would like to claim independence from? I am a Clinical Hypnotherapist and I also work with EFT to assist people to take their power back from habits. I have great results assisting clients to stop smoking, loose weight, and take their power back from depression and other addictive emotions. You might be thinking-- are emotions addictive? More on that later.
Sep 17, 2007
In looking more closely this card has a word virus listed right on the card NO HASSLE. And yes, it just became a huge hassle. My card had to be canceled and a new one reissued. It is an interesting life to keep a positive outlook when things take a downward spiral. The good news is that the $2000 western union wire transfer that was made to my card will not be my responsibility. Somewhere out there someone just made away with $2000 and it seems to be easier than robbing a bank and if this is happening all over the word it can be just as lucrative. When it happens to us personally it hits home how widespread the crime is.
Sep 16, 2007
The conclusion of the 13 year study showed evidence that couples who were still successfully married had maintained positive loving intimacy. Love's Secret empowers couples with communication skills to build love habits, ignite passion, and keep romance alive.
Sep 15, 2007
In a world of plastic and a slow economy, over spending with a credit card can bring lots of worries. And since our subconscious mind doesn't hear no we are being bombarded with either "no problem" or now a new version of the word virus is sprouting up as "No Worries". Technorati Profile
Sep 13, 2007
Most of the guests who come to us at Retreat and Heal come to us seeking inner peace and clarity. Unless you are willing to go through a period of being uncomfortable in becoming present in your current situation--you are powerless to change.
Examine the words you use on a daily basis and commit to change your word diet. Once you become aware of words you have become conditioned to repeat, you are empowered to choose your words. Awareness allows you to use words to express who you are and what you want in your life. The old saying "as long as you do what you have always done you will continue to get what you have always got."
For some change is a challenge. If you want to create a better world with your words then make peace with change. Don Miquel Ruiz's book Four Agreements, just like my book, Love's Secret, offers tools to live life in choice and create more love and passion for life.
Become present and aware of your words and take them off auto pilot. You are then empowered to create more joy, happiness, and love in your life.
The Secret, The Power of Now, Law of Attraction, are all popular and a lot of us have read these books. Many in main stream society have the working knowledge but are lacking in skills for living the secret and the law of attraction. I live in Sedona, Arizona and I am sure if you did a poll here 99 % of the people have read The Secret, Law of Attraction, Power of Now, and all the popular books, cd's and watched the videos. Yet there is a "word virus" that runs rampant everywhere in our current society. It is "No Problem" and my intention is to raise awareness of the widespread use and it's effects.
Do we see our world riddled with problems and lack the ability to control our words to create what we want? Most of us are aware that like attracts like, and if we see our world as a problem, then problems is what we will attract. Let's all intend to raise the awareness of words and clean up our word diet.
If you end a conversation saying "no problem" you are leaving a bad after taste with your friends, family, or co-workers. In order to avoid inviting problems into their life as well as yours, you must take your words off auto-pilot. You can then choose to say your welcome, my pleasure, or other phrases that are comfortable for you.
I challenge you all this week to be aware of words and keep them positive and uplifting for yourself your friends, family, and co-workers. Check out my book to find solutions to take your power back from words that are habits and often on auto-pilot. To live our life in love we must take our power back now!
Sep 12, 2007
The subconscious mind doesn't recognize negatives like no and only hears "problem." Therefore those who continually repeat over and over problem throughout their day are creating their "problems" by using the law of attraction.
I would like to hear from you and have you share your thoughts. I have found that if I bring it to the attention of those saying this negative phrase it can really push buttons.