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Get Unstuck Live Healthy
Aug 13, 2019 12:00 PM

Get Unstuck Live Healthy

Are you facing a health crisis?

Dealing with an acute or chronic health issue?

 

This Live Healthy program is for you if you are struggling with:

  • Just wanting your body to be fixed

  • Longing to just get your life back

  • Feeling betrayed by your body

  • Thinking, “I must be doing this wrong!”

  • Looking for “The” specialist who will fix your health issue

  • Wanting to stay positive, but are actually quite discouraged and scared

 

First and foremost, you are not alone. 

 

I, Susan, went through a 7-year period where I struggled with not one, not two, but four different cancers – one where I was given six months to live. 

 

CrisMarie faced a 10-year battle with a chronic back injury, chronic fatigue, skin and gut issues, and being allergic to about 30 different things. 

 

If you’re like me, when I was dealing with my cancers, it can be a very scary, frustrating, and discouraging time. 

 

We are both here to tell you: 

  • You can rebuild trust with your body. 

  • You can navigate this health challenge in a way that feels more nurturing, supportive, and wholistic.  

  • You can find true joy today rather than waiting to be fixed 

 

YOUR BODY IS TALKING, ARE YOU LISTENING?

 

A health crisis creates immense conflict inside of you. 

 

Of course, you want to be fixed, feel better, and get your life back.  However, this “fix it” mentality, pervasive in our culture, doesn’t work when it comes to your physical health. 

 

Despite what you think right now, the fix – isn’t the cure.  Instead, this “fix it” mentality leaves you disconnected from:

  • your body

  • your intuition

  • your healer within 

 

We’re here to change all of that. 

 

Let’s be clear: we are not doctors. We are, however, experts in conflict, both internal conflict and external conflict.  

 

When you are faced with a health challenge, it can be like a war on the inside. Plus, it can be a war on the outside, as you navigate different doctors, family members who have their opinions about what you should do or not do. 

 

We have each walked this path before you. 

 

CrisMarie and I each had to learn, and will teach you, how to:

  • listen to your body

  • to face the internal conflict and use it for good

  • access your own natural intuition and healer within 

IT’S TIME FOR YOU TO HAVE A DIFFERENT CONVERSATION AND RE-BUILD TRUST WITH YOUR BODY. 

 

Are you ready to try something different?

Ken Napzok Introducing Star Wars: Episode IV and post screening Q&A
Aug 24, 2019 6:00 PM

Ken Napzok Introducing Star Wars: Episode IV and post screening Q&A

Presented by Central Coast Film Society

Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope
With Special Guest Ken Napzok

Presented by Central Coast Film Society

Before you see the end of the Skywalker saga later this year, celebrate our first glimpse at a galaxy far, far away with a community screening of Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope, with special guest, author and Arroyo Grande native, Ken Napzok.

Synopsis
Nineteen years after the formation of the Empire, Luke Skywalker is thrust into the struggle of the Rebel Alliance when he meets Obi-Wan Kenobi, who has lived for years in seclusion on the desert planet of Tatooine. Obi-Wan begins Luke’s Jedi training as Luke joins him on a daringmission to rescue the beautiful Rebel leader Princess Leia from the clutches of the evil Empire. And after Obi-Wan sacrifices himself in a lightsaber duel with his former apprentice, Darth Vader, Luke proves that the Force is with him by destroying the Empire’s dreaded Death Star.

Ken Napzok
The Central Coast Film Society is honored to host, expert appreciator of Star Wars, Ken Napzok, to introduce Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope and participate in a post screening Q&A. Ken “The Pitboss” Napzok, a co-creator of the ForceCenter podcast feed with Joseph Scrimshaw and Jennifer Landa, is a frequent contributor on Collider Jedi Council and the 2017 Movie Trivia Schmoedown Star Wars Champion. He recently published his first book, “Why We Love Star Wars: The Great Moments That Built A Galaxy Far, Far Away” released by Mango Publishing.

VIP Experience
VIP Ticket holders have reserved seating and attend a pre-screening Meet & Greet with Ken Napzok, including a signed copy of “Why We Love Star Wars: The Great Moments That Built A Galaxy Far, Far Away”.

Food Provided by Country Garden Catering.

Early Admission
Early Admission ticket holders will have access to theater seating an hour before the screening and access to pre-screening activities before general admission ticket holders.

VIP Admission at 4:30pm
Early Admission at 5:00pm
General Admission at 5:30pm
Screening Begins at 6:00pm

General Admission: VIP $35, Early Admission $15, Adults $10, Children $7;

Sex After Grief with Joan Price
Aug 24, 2019 7:00 PM

Sex After Grief with Joan Price

Reclaim Your Sexuality After Loss

An Honest Approach to Hard Questions: Sex is complicated at the best of times—but when we’re overcome by grief, it’s especially mysterious and confusing. How do we nurture ourselves as sexual beings when we’re grieving the death of a partner? Why does taking care of ourselves sexually matter at a time when we’d rather hide under the covers and wail? How do we know when it’s time to open ourselves to the sexual phase of a new relationship? And how do we do it?

A Grief Book like No Other: Sex after Grief is the first book to address sex and grief together and treat sex as a normal, positive, life-affirming part of emerging from such a difficult time. Joan Price, the top expert on senior sex, draws on her own experiences as a widow since 2008, when she lost the love of her life to cancer. She shares her raw grief journey, sexual reawakening (and the many stumbles along the way), and attempts to dip back into dating, along with excellent advice on handling each step.

Recovery on Your Own Timeline, in Your Own Way: As Price says, there’s no right or wrong method or timeline for bringing our sexuality back into into our lives, whether it’s with our own hands, a friend with benefits, a hook-up, a new companion, or any combination. Sex After Grief includes a variety of people’s personal stories from folks of all genders and orientations. Some jumped into sex quickly. Some took years. Some withdrew from sexual possibility. No one was wrong, and no choice is defective or shameful.

Sex After Grief includes:

  • Inspiring tales of how different people brought sex back into their lives after the loss of their spouse or partner
  • Guidelines for dating again and getting sexual with a new person
  • Reasons that solo sex is healthy and can be the path to feeling sexual again
  • Advice from therapists, grief counselors, and sex coaches
  • Self-help takeaways for creating an action plan

Readers of Modern LossThe Grief Recovery Handbook and Second Firsts will grow from and appreciate Sex After Grief.

Awakening from Your Stress and Anxiety WITH REV. CONNIE HABASH, MA, LMFT
Aug 25, 2019 2:30 PM

Awakening from Your Stress and Anxiety WITH REV. CONNIE HABASH, MA, LMFT

Anxiety is high in our culture right now – but there’s a way back to more inner peace and ease. Join Rev. Connie for an afternoon practicing 3 keys to returning to your calm, confident self from her book, Awakening from Anxiety: A Spiritual Guide to Living a More Calm, Confident, and Courageous Life. We’ll delve into Presence, Embodiment, and Self-Compassion through yoga, meditation, mindfulness practices, and group exploration. Bring your yoga mat, meditation cushion, a journal and pen! Books will be available for purchase at the event.

 
Sunday, August 25; 2:30-5:00pm
$45 Early Registration before August 18
$50 Regular Registration after August 18
FINCON19 featuring Brynne Conroy
Sep 4, 2019

FINCON19 featuring Brynne Conroy

Brynne Conroy, author of The Feminist Financial Handbook, will be presenting at the 2019 FINCON in Washington D.C.! 

God and Love on Route 80
Sep 5, 2019 7:00 PM

God and Love on Route 80

The Hidden Mystery of Human Connectedness

By Stephen G. Post

As a teen at St. Paul’s School in New Hampshire, the author had a recurring dream of a youth about to jump off a ledge somewhere out west. Guided by the dream as if a premonition, the boy journeyed across the country on Rt. 80 and encountered the youth on the Golden Gate Bridge where the dream became a reality as he rescued the youth in an episode of synchronicity. At that moment, the boy understood that while we exist in different places and at different times we are all inevitably intertwined, and that coincidences are just God’s way of being anonymous. GOD AND LOVE ON RT. 80 weaves together thirteen episodes of synchronicity from Post’s journey to demonstrate the power of human connectedness and the value in being open and hopeful to surprises. It’s a book that fits in the long tradition of successful metaphysical titles like The Teachings of Don Juan, Be Here Now, The Secret, The Power of Now, and Loving What Is, but by a highly regarded scientist whose work has been praised by his peers and popular readers alike.

 

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This event is being co-sponsored by Compassionate Atlanta

God and Love on Route 80
Sep 6, 2019 6:00 PM

God and Love on Route 80

The Hidden Mystery of Human Connectedness

By Stephen G. Post

As a teen at St. Paul’s School in New Hampshire, the author had a recurring dream of a youth about to jump off a ledge somewhere out west. Guided by the dream as if a premonition, the boy journeyed across the country on Rt. 80 and encountered the youth on the Golden Gate Bridge where the dream became a reality as he rescued the youth in an episode of synchronicity. At that moment, the boy understood that while we exist in different places and at different times we are all inevitably intertwined, and that coincidences are just God’s way of being anonymous. GOD AND LOVE ON RT. 80 weaves together thirteen episodes of synchronicity from Post’s journey to demonstrate the power of human connectedness and the value in being open and hopeful to surprises. It’s a book that fits in the long tradition of successful metaphysical titles like The Teachings of Don Juan, Be Here Now, The Secret, The Power of Now, and Loving What Is, but by a highly regarded scientist whose work has been praised by his peers and popular readers alike.

 

You Can Be a Winning Writer: The 4 C's of Successful Authors Path to Publication series
Sep 9, 2019 6:45 PM

You Can Be a Winning Writer: The 4 C's of Successful Authors Path to Publication series

Four Mondays: September 9, October 14, November 11, December 9
6:45 - 8:45 pm
Not all writing careers are created equal. Why are some authors quickly catapulted to publishing success while others seem to take forever? Learn the secrets of how you can become a successful author: What are the four C’s and how can you make them work for you? What are your writing challenges? What is a book proposal, and who needs one? What is the difference between non-fiction and fiction proposals? Does a poetry book need a proposal? Cover letters, finding the right agent (or publisher) and what to do once your book is published.

Brenda Knight Presenting at San Francisco Writing for Change Conference
Sep 14, 2019

Brenda Knight Presenting at San Francisco Writing for Change Conference

1th San Francisco Writing for Change Conference on September 14, 2019  will show writers how they can change the world for the better… through their writing.

The San Francisco Writing for Change conference is based on the premise that ANY KIND of writing can change the world...and several attendees have found book success at previous SFW4C events over the years to prove it. This year, the 2019 SFW4C  presenters will include author/actress/activist Brooke Axtell, The O.G. Rev Harry Louis Williams II, and Michael Warr (Of Poetry and Protest) along with a full faculty of presenters--all on hand to interact with attendees at this information packed one-day event. 

The 2019 San Francisco Writing for Change Conference will take place on Saturday, September 14th, at First Unitarian Universalist Center (Franklin at Geary in SF). The faculty of bestselling authors, editors, publishers, and agents all specialize in working with writers who are passionate about their writing.

 

God and Love on Route 80/ Open Center book signing and presentation with music
Sep 14, 2019 7:00 PM

God and Love on Route 80/ Open Center book signing and presentation with music

The Hidden Mystery of Human Connectedness

By Stephen G. Post

As a teen at St. Paul’s School in New Hampshire, the author had a recurring dream of a youth about to jump off a ledge somewhere out west. Guided by the dream as if a premonition, the boy journeyed across the country on Rt. 80 and encountered the youth on the Golden Gate Bridge where the dream became a reality as he rescued the youth in an episode of synchronicity. At that moment, the boy understood that while we exist in different places and at different times we are all inevitably intertwined, and that coincidences are just God’s way of being anonymous. GOD AND LOVE ON RT. 80 weaves together thirteen episodes of synchronicity from Post’s journey to demonstrate the power of human connectedness and the value in being open and hopeful to surprises. It’s a book that fits in the long tradition of successful metaphysical titles like The Teachings of Don Juan, Be Here Now, The Secret, The Power of Now, and Loving What Is, but by a highly regarded scientist whose work has been praised by his peers and popular readers alike. 

Joanna Kazarouska will play violin