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There are still two more workshops left in the Power of Positivity Series. It’s not about being happy all the time, it’s about accepting what’s on your plate in the present moment and choosing how to enjoy life in the midst of all the ups and downs it bring us. Come join me at the Scottsdale offices of Intuitive Psychology, PLC and learn how to use your powerful mind to lead you forward on your personal path…

Intuition:
Listening to your own answers
Thursday, April 30, 2015
6:30pm – 8:00pm

Sometimes we don’t know where to turn when we need solutions to problems – we look to friends, family and professionals, but forget to ask the person who knows us best. Ourselves. This workshop will show you how to navigate through the mysteries of using your intuition to find your own answers. Come discover effective techniques and practical skills for learning to listen more clearly to your intuition.
Sign up for this workshop securely:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intuition-listening-to-your-own-answers-tickets-11386275657

Setting Your Intention
…fulfilling your goals
Thursday, May 28, 2015
6:30pm – 8:00pm

Intentions help us create purposeful maps to guide us in the direction we would like to go on our life path. They are the stepping stones of our lives. Without them we are in danger of becoming lost. In this 90 minute workshop we will discuss strategies for purposefully identifying and following our intentions so that we may successfully reach our goals.
Sign up for this workshop securely:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/setting-your-intention-fulfilling-your-goals-tickets-15636878324

Space is limited to allow for interactive discussion and a comfortable learning environment.
Workshops are $45 per person via telephone and online registration, prepaid by credit card (discounts for students and for accompanying family members and significant others living in the same household are available). All sales are final. Please call (480) 261-4061 to reserve your spot.

I hope you can join me!
Be happy and well,
Sari Roth-Roemer, Ph.D.

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More time to choose happiness!
I got sick, but am trying to make the best of it. Although the event has been cancelled for tonight and postponed to Thursday, April 2nd at 6:30pm, that just means there’s another opportunity to choose happiness! Hope you can join me…

Choosing Happiness:
rewiring your brain with positivity
Thursday, April 2, 2015
6:30pm – 8:00pm
Intuitive Psychology, PLC
Scottsdale, AZ

Life can get pretty overwhelming at times with deadlines at work, financial stressors, family tension, health issues and more… Somewhere along the way we may lose focus on what makes us happy, which throws off our mind, body, spirit balance. Isn’t it about time to bring back the balance and remember that it is possible to be happy even when things are difficult?

Advanced reservations are required.
To register safely on line:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/choosing-happiness-rewiring-your-brain-for-positivity-tickets-15538602378
Workshop cost is $45 per person by telephone and online, payable by any major credit card, with a discount for students and accompanying family memebers and significant others, living in the same household.
Call 480-261-4061 to register and to find out about series discounts. All sales are final.
Be happy and well,
Sari Roth-Roemer, Ph.D.

Why not try a little daily compassion? Eight minutes a day is all it will take…I promise it will make you feel better…there’s research to prove it!

 

Be happy and well,
Sari Roth-Roemer, Ph.D.

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Time to Spring into action with the “Power of Positivity” series

Spring is a time of renewal, restoration and new growth. What a wonderful time of year to join Dr. Roth-Roemer at this interactive springtime workshop series, geared toward helping you discover YOU and the power of positivity! In February, learn about the healing aspects of compassion and gratitude. In March, gain the tools you need to rewire your brain for happiness. In April learn how to pay attention to your wonderful intuition. In May move happily towards your goals with intention. Attend them individually or call to find out about getting a series discount for pre-purchasing 3 or 4 workshops. 480-261-4061

This is a cost effective way to get the psychological support that you need during these changing times, while also giving yourself a chance to make new connections.

The Healing Power
of Compassion and Gratitude
Thursday, February 26 , 2015
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Ancient wisdom as well as current research tells us that there is not much in this world that compassion and gratitude cannot heal. In this 90 minute workshop we will learn how to practice compassion and gratitude on a regular basis so that we can strengthen and increase our ability to use these healing skills whenever we need them most.

Sign up securely for this workshop:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-healing-power-of-compassion-and-gratitude-tickets-15055959781

 

Choosing Happiness:
rewiring your brain with positivity
Thursday, March 19, 2015
6:30pm – 8:00pm

Life can get pretty overwhelming at times with deadlines at work, financial stressors, family tension, health issues and more… Somewhere along the way we may lose focus on what makes us happy, which throws off our mind, body, spirit balance. Isn’t it about time to bring back the balance and remember that it is possible to be happy even when things are difficult?

Sign up for this workshop securely:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/choosing-happiness-rewiring-your-brain-for-positivity-tickets-15538602378

 

Intuition:
Listening to your own answers
Thursday, April 23, 2015 
6:30pm – 8:00pm

Sometimes we don’t know where to turn when we need solutions to problems – we look to friends, family and professionals, but forget to ask the person who knows us best. Ourselves. This workshop will show you how to navigate through the mysteries of using your intuition to find your own answers. Come discover effective techniques and practical skills for learning to listen more clearly to your intuition.

Sign up for this workshop securely:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intuition-listening-to-your-own-answers-tickets-11386275657

Setting Your Intention,
fulfilling your goals
Thursday, May 28, 2015
6:30pm – 8:00pm

Intentions help us create purposeful maps to guide us in the direction we would like to go on our life path. They are the stepping stones of our lives. Without them we are in danger of becoming lost. In this 90 minute workshop we will discuss strategies for purposefully identifying and following our intentions so that we may successfully reach our goals.

Sign up for this workshop securely:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/setting-your-intention-fulfilling-your-goals-tickets-15636878324

 
Space is limited to allow for interactive discussion and a comfortable learning environment.

Workshops are $45 per person via telephone and online registration, prepaid by credit card (discounts for students and for accompanying family members and significant others living in the same household are available). To find out more about purchasing a three or four workshop series discount, please call the office. All sales are final. Please call (480) 261-4061 to reserve your spot.

I hope you can join me!

Be happy and well,
Sari Roth-Roemer, Ph.D.

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“We already know that psychosocial interventions like mindfulness meditation will help you feel better mentally, but now for the first time we have evidence that they can also influence key aspects of your biology…”

http://www.sciencealert.com/world-first-evidence-suggests-that-meditation-alters-cancer-survivors-cells

 

This is one of many recently published articles that reminds us that meditation works. Your mind and your spirit speaks to your body. And amazingly, all it takes is a few minutes of your time. But that’s the problem, right? No matter how small the amount, it takes our time…and we don’t like to give our time, do we? There’s the struggle, between our intuition and our immersion in our hectic lives, to make ourselves and our health a true priority. In our heart we know we want to, but in our unconscious mind, we make excuses why it’s more important to spend our time on other pursuits.

Here’s the secret…make those unconscious thoughts that stop us from taking care of ourselves conscious. It begins with purposeful awareness. Tune in and pay attention to what you are saying to yourself when you find yourself too busy to sit for 3, 5, or 10 minutes in the morning to be quiet and still. Set a purposeful intention for yourself that you are ready and interested in doing what it takes to take care of yourself. Talk kindly to yourself about this intention on a regular basis. Consciously change your story about where taking care of your health fits into your priorities. Literally envision, in your mind’s eye, how good it will feel. Tell yourself that of course you have time to sit for 3 minutes to start. Remind yourself that meditating is not taking time to do nothing, rather it is taking time to do something crucial for your health and well-being. Expect that there may be obstacles, and make that OK. We all know that obstacles and failures pave our path to success. When you skip a day, or two, instead of giving yourself a hard time about it, allow yourself to be human and simply try again. You see, as with most things, it’s all in your perspective. Ultimately, when we listen to our intuition and take the path it shows to us, the better we will feel inside and out.  And as the Zen proverb reminds us, “You should sit in meditation for twenty minutes every day — unless you’re too busy. Then you should sit for an hour.” Ha!

Suggested meditation links – all for free!
Sari Roth-Roemer YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRzQL1c0gVxmE1QDKBfC-qQ (try the Compassion Meditation or the Mountain Meditation)

UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC):
http://marc.ucla.edu/body.cfm?id=22  (Free mindfulness meditations from 3-12 minutes for relaxation, pain management and even sleep)
Buddhanet:
http://buddhanet.net/audio-meditation.htm (Try Calming the Body with the Breath 17 min meditation with Malcom Huxter)

Headspace:
https://www.headspace.com (simple free 10 min meditation instructional program)
DoYogaWithMe.com:
http://www.doyogawithme.com/yoga-meditation (yoga and meditation for kids and adults, all levels, all variety of times)

Enjoy…

Be happy and well,
Sari Roth-Roemer, Ph.D.

(Thanks for the post link and the inspiration, sister!)

 

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NAVIGATE THE FITNESS MAZE…

We all know that taking care of our bodies and being physically active is good for us. The problem is that our lives get in the way and we can’t get ourselves to do what we know we need to do. Well, help is here. Join compassionate experts as they share useable, practical, and real-world ways to personalize a wellness and fitness plan that works for you! The start of a new year is a great time to think about your health and well-being. Come join me and certified health coach, Dr. Steve Feyrer-Melk, on January 29th. We’ll be teaching fun tips, simple tricks, and important facts to make your health and wellness a top priority in your life. We only have one body. Join us to see how the journey of optimal health is within your grasp.

Thursday, January 29th from 6:30-8:00pm
Intuitive Psychology, PLC
Scottsdale, AZ

To find and more and register:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/your-pathway-to-health-tickets-12451243003

A quick, easy way to find some calm and internal balance when you need it. Simple, but powerful. Give it a try? …don’t forget to blow your nose first! 😉

Let your intuition be your guide,
Sari Roth-Roemer, Ph.D.

candle-light-heartOur hearts are broken at the relentless news of inhumanity these days…most recently the news of over 100 school children in Pakistan being ruthlessly massacred. How are we to swallow this devastating news? How do we not fall under the weight of the despair it causes? Many of us are left wondering what has become of our humanity. But then we remember, the extremists and the violence do not define us. We are not helpless. These times call on you to rise to your highest self…check on an elderly neighbor, bring soup to a sick friend, smile at a stranger, volunteer at a soup kitchen, or anything that kindles your true compassionate nature. We can remind ourselves that extremists do not define the broader cultures of the perpetrators. We can speak out against extremism and offer our voices and our actions of compassion and caring for the troubled, but beautiful, world we live in. Together, we can open our hearts even wider to shine a beautiful light that helps to brighten the darkness we may feel, and also helps us to see how we are all connected. We are not lost…we are together in this.

May we be filled with loving kindness
May we be healthy and well
May we be peaceful and at ease
May we be happy

Let your intuition be your guide,
Sari Roth-Roemer

Sometimes we may find ourselves agreeing to do things that we really do not want to do, taking on problems that are not ours, or tolerating rude behavior because we would rather avoid conflict than stand up for ourselves. Does that sound like you? Having clear boundaries, those personal lines that mark the things for which we are responsible, is crucial to a healthy, balanced life. Problems tend to arise when we forget when to say yes, and how to say no. Come join me for this 90 minute workshop to learn and discuss how to strengthen your personal boundaries for a happier, healthier you!

To find out more or register:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/learning-to-set-healthy-boundariesthe-secret-to-happiness-tickets-13998029483

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To find out more or register:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/learning-to-set-healthy-boundariesthe-secret-to-happiness-tickets-13998029483

Hope you can join me!

Let your intuition be your guide,
Sari Roth-Roemer, Ph.D.

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Tough week, tough year, tough decade, tough century, tough world history for human rights. In our world today we are constantly faced with these injustices streaming into our lives from afar, as well as face-to-face. It can be overwhelming. It can feel defeating. It can make us fearful. It can make us very angry. What is the answer? Your voice. Speak out. Let it be heard. But how to be heard? We do not hear the words of people who speak out in rage and hatred. We only hear their rage and hatred, and not their message…which often fuels our own rage and anger. To be heard, I’m convinced we need to figure out a way to speak out from a place of compassion…so that we may fuel others’ compassion. Compassion? How can we be compassionate when we are facing injustice and hatred? We must. Because if we respond in kind to anger and hate, we will simply join it, become part of it, and it will grow. When we face it with determination to educate, to speak calmly and clearly, and to understand that it almost always emanates from a place of fear, we can disarm it with compassion. And when we do that, it is the compassion that will grow and not the hate. We will be strengthened by our compassion, rather than weakened by hate. I am not saying that this is an easy task. I am sure that there will be many that disagree with me. That’s OK. My opinion is not the only correct way to think, it is a way that works for me. I am not trying to push my agenda on anyone else, I just want to share it. I put it out there for others to consider and debate with me, so that they can form their own opinions. You see where I am going with this, right?

We must be cautious in thinking that everyone must agree with our point of view. We need to be careful about arrogantly asserting that our way is the only right way to think, feel, or act, even though we may feel that way down to our core. If we do not keep this in mind, we are doomed. Doomed to endless argument and struggle. When we hold onto the fact that we have a right and a duty to speak out about our perspective on an injustice that is occurring, but that we must educate and debate rather than demand and struggle, we will be able to move forward. When we focus on what we can do to practically change our world (write a blog, contact people in power, join a grassroots group, create a grassroots group) we become empowered. When we sit back and rail at the world in anger and disgust, we are victimized. Grab onto your power. Speak your own truth. Respond with compassion, and the hate you speak out against will shrink in comparison.

Rabbi Stephen Kahn, so eloquently wrote in a recent response to a hate filled speech, “We must create communities of compassion, justice and grace for each other.” Let’s do that. Let’s come together in compassion in response to injustice. Let’s create a better world by practicing compassion together, shall we?

May we all be filled with loving kindness
May we all be healthy and well
May we all be peaceful and at ease
May we all be happy

Let your intuition (and compassion) be your guide,
Sari Roth-Roemer, Ph.D.

 

Dr. Sari Roth-Roemer’s Compassion Meditation: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OoFpJCdJfyw

Rabbi Stephen Kahn’s blog:

http://ongoingrevelations.wordpress.com/2014/12/05/a-response-to-pastor-steven-anderson-by-rabbi-stephen-kahn/

 

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