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One way to get to know a person you've just met is to ask them to tell you about their favorite friends. It's said that a person essentially becomes an aggregate of the five people with whom they spend the most time.

There's another telling question to ask a stranger. It's all about a book.

1) Is there one book that you have re-read and will read again (and again)?
2) What is the most recent book that you've read and what stands out to you most?
3) What is the title of a book you recommend most often to friends?
4) What was the last book you read that made you so sad when it came to the end? (Because you wanted to keep on reading, not because the ending was sad!).

If the person you are just getting to know has never re-read a book, can't remember what stood out from the last book they read, doesn't recommend books to friends and has never felt sad to stop reading an excellent book...

I suggest that you stop conversing with them. And, perhaps, run. Kidding (not kidding). Perhaps you might consider striking up a conversation with someone else that you might want to get to know. AND start THAT conversation off by recommending a book you've recently read...

Friday, January 29, 2010

Registration for February Writing Processes


A guided (Radmacher Focus Phrase) Process beginning

February 21, 2010. I have long held that the “most important promises are the ones you make to yourself.” And yet, personal promises seem to be the first to be broken and the last to be fulfilled. Teach yourself why and be guided in to creating your very own curriculum to learn how to best keep your promises to yourself.

People say to me, “I have integrity with what I tell other people I will do, but I continually break promises to myself.” I understand that. I’ve created this methodology to call myself into a personal, practical accountability. I recognize I best fulfill my service and vision to others when I am most accountable to my own vision and needs. It is counter to many models. “Selfless service.” “Better to give than receive.” Fill in your own hack phrase right here: ___________________.

If this resonates with your experience, perhaps you are ready to invest in this guided process – It costs $289 and we work for 31 consecutive days. You may write with any questions. I register participants as they reserve their position with payment. We begin with an instructional message the afternoon of February 21. Ready to make a promises to yourself…and teach yourself your own “best practices” to keep them?

Let’s go!

Some Promises To Myself participants share their experience:

Mary Anne's class Promises To Myself has truly opened my eyes to living a mindful life. We all have different needs and desires and this journey is all about you...helping you to define you way, returning you back to yourself, and seeing yourself in new ways. I highly recommend Promises To Myself. You will be completely surprised where it takes you! Jessica R.

Promises to Myself has opened my eyes to the key of creating lasting happiness. Mary Anne has created a way of leading people to a new process of self discovery for creating a life based in truth. Sandra A.

Before this workshop I was already skilled and powerful at making big promises out in the world. But the "Promises to Myself" process is digging deeply into the cracks and corners of my own life, and shedding light on some of the most baffling and persistent patterns of my being, the ones I could never get my hands around before. David K.

This investment in creating and holding myself accountable to my personal promises has generated a rebirth of honoring my soul’s deepest whispers. I’ve uncovered more gratitude, more solitude, more laughter, more joy, more focus - finally grasping and treasuring the profound potential in setting one’s intention. The value has already far exceeded my initial expectations – and they were already high based on my past experiences with Mary Anne’s programs! Marci M.

before: promises were prisons, holding me back from the free-wheeling life i wanted. now: promises fuel my freedom, bringing my hopes and dreams into focus....and soon, reality.

before: promises were a way to force me to do what i did not want to do. now: promises bring forth what i have long been dreaming of doing...and being. dr. k.h.

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Discover the unique voices of phraseologists Caren Albers/Caren4u and Ellen Lambert/Ellen Outloud. Both of these talented and capable writers are offering Radmacher Focus Phrase™ processes Feb. 1st – Feb. 26th for $149.

Caren4u encourages you to “observe, focus, clarify, and invite your inner wisdom to come through your writing. No red pens, no need for perfection, write what your heart tells you about the phrase in your own way.” Get inspired in her February Radmacher Focus Phrase ™ process “Be your own Valentine – Give yourself the gift of Love!” Learn more at or email

Ellen Outloud asks "Do you have something to say? I believe we all do – something unique to us that we were born to convey. It’s taken me a long time to find my voice – to live out loud – though the voice was always there waiting to be heard. For me, I’m heard best through my writing." Ellen will help you discover significant aspects of your own voice through the writing process found in Radmacher Focus Phrase™. Check out or email her at

If you are looking for a profound, heart-warming February experience, I encourage you to enroll in a Radmacher Focus Phrase™ process with either of these talented women.

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