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January 27, 2012

Lunch Tomorrow: Are You Telling Me The Truth? RSVP: Today

How can I tell if you're lying to me?

Eye-Movement: How You Can Tell If Someone Is Telling the Truth

How can I tell if you're lying to me?Have you ever interviewed someone for a job or as a contractor for professional services and wondered if they were telling you the truth? Whether you are hiring someone to help you with the accounting or a lawyer to help you with a legal business matter, wouldn’t it be great to be able to detect an untruth that is being told and sold to you?

Business owners, managers, employers, human resources professionals, or anyone can use simple eye movement patterns in everyday situations to determine if someone is telling the truth or to tell if they are constructing a spontaneous lie. Prevent yourself from being a victim of fraud, scams, and other deceptions by learning to read a few eye movements.

For more than a decade, Rhonda Robbins, a prolific writer, poet, speaker, and teacher, has touched the lives of many through her work, energy, and passion. Rhonda is enthusiastically committed to providing high-level contribution to others and the world. Her commitment is always to leave you with more than you had before your interaction with her or her work.

Join us on January 27, 2012 as Rhonda Robbins, Certified Life Coach, NLP Practitioner, and Personality Trainer joins us to share tips and tricks that can save you money, time, and frustration.

Attendees are invited to bring cards, brochures, and other material to the meetings to share with colleagues.

January Luncheon 
Friday, January 27th
Phoenix City Grille
5816 N 16th St,
Phoenix, AZ

(SW corner at Bethany Home)

Registration: 11:30 am
Lunch: 12 noon
Cost: $20

Please Note: No Credit Cards Accepted. 

Reservations are required. Contact Joan Howard at 602-725-3246 or joanhoward@cox.net to reserve your seat.

January 26, 2012

Total Body Power Workshop – Finish Your Vision Board

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 Covert Baily - Total Body PowerWe are nearing the end of January… a time in which we traditionally make our New Year’s Resolutions, and break them.   One of the many popular resolutions is to get into better shape and eat better.   Life coaching embraces a broad spectrum of how we live our lives, including goal setting and achieving desired outcomes.

Since nutrition, fitness and body health are every bit as important as mental and intellectual health, we are going to embark upon a health/fitness series by Covert Bailey called Total Body Power.

Tonight we will watch the first of the video series (about 1 hour), have a discussion, and the remaining one hour can be used for finishing your vision board and/or starting one.

See you there.

Please RSVP if you are planning to attend.

Click here to RSVP


Now you can lose those stubborn pounds and inches once and for all! World-renowned fitness expert Covert Bailey shows you his proven, easy ways to turn up your metabolism and “release the grease.” You’ll look and feel better for a lifetime of good health.

In Total Body Power – a comprehensive, innovative, easy-to-use program – you’ll discover the real keys to lower your body fat, exercise more effectively in less time, sleep better and have more energy and vitality than you ever dreamed possible.

See for yourself what Covert means when he says, “When you get fit, you get power – Total Body Power!”

In Fitness Secrets for Fast Results you’ll learn how to:

  • Master your metabolism
  • Choose the right exercise for you
  • Raise your Power Point and burn more fat
  • Use Covert’s Four Food Groups of Good Fitness

In this tape series Covert Will describe the relationship between body physiology, metabolism, diet, and exercise, and presents a program for improving eating habits and physical fitness.

Covert Bailey is the popular star of the revolutionary PBS television series Fit or Fat and acclaimed author of five national best-selling books, including his latest Smart Exercise.  A graduate of M.I.T. with a Masters of Science in Nutritional Biochemistry and Metabolism, Covert is one of America’s leading health and fitness experts.

Date:    Tuesday, January 31, 2012, 7:00 PM

Place:  Embrace Your Brilliance Office,  202 East McDowell Road #242, Phoenix, AZ

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January 18, 2012

Reporter gets Scooped! Your Health Matters.

Healthy Body, Healthy Mind Healthy You

This was a pretty incredible story about a reporter trying to get the scoop on a reknown doctor in Los Angeles and what he discovers about his own health.

We seldom think “this could happen” to me, but the plain truth is that we routinely take little consideration for our own health and well-being (aside from exercising at the gym or eating the “right” food).  Health and well-being is more than jogging and eating an organic apple… it is a overall integrated approach to our life —

  • the health of our body at a bio-molecular level (not just what we can visually see physically represented)
  • the health of our mind
  • the health of our spirit
  • the health of our intellect

Make sure it doesn’t happen to you… take responsibility for ALL OF YOU.


January 5, 2012

Vision Board 2012 – Workshop Session II

Dream Big - Create Your Future Today

Dream Big - Create Your Future TodayTonight is the Second Meeting.  See you there.

We got a good start on our vision boards in the first meeting.  Vision boards are a “kind of work” in progress.

Accordingly, I want to offer another opportunity to work on them.  Thanks and kudos to both Jeff and Tara for sharing with us their last years vision boards and talking about what they were able to manifest simply by just putting their dreams onto a posterboard.

We took video footage of both of them and will be posting it soon to my website.  Meanwhile, mark your calendar to come Tuesday night, January 17 and either start a vision board, or put some finishing touches on the one you just started.

This is a free event, donations are accepted to cover the cost of the supplies, but not required.

There will be beverages, cookies and a delicious fruit & veggie tray.


Here’s to getting more of what you want in 2012.

Be sure to RSVP quickly as the room can only effectively hold about 10 people (due to the size of the vision boards and table space available).

Please  RSVP here: http://www.meetup.com/embraceyourbrilliance/events/46803932/

January 4, 2012

Life-Changing Principles for 2012

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Core Theme:

I operate with honesty and integrity in all areas of my life, taking into consideration those I am in community with and all others around me who are affected and influenced by my actions or lack of actions; by my integrity or lack of integrity.

I take full responsibility for where I am, for where I find myself (my job, my home, my geographical location, my relationships, etc.).  I clarify what is important to me and write it down, I put a date next to anything that I want to accomplish – a trip, a new house, a new job, a change in relationship. 

I “clean up” and eliminate anything which is inconsistent with what I want to achieve.  I clean up the past – and free the present moment for creative energy. 

I create a vision for where I want to be, what I want to be doing, having and whom and what I am in relationship with.  I create a vivid picture, almost like a movie in which I see myself having all the things I choose, being exactly the way I wish to be, and feeling the exact way I wish to feel, and being in the exactly perfect relationships I choose. 

I go for my choices 100%.  I align and re-align myself to them every day. I am free to change them.


Core Principles:

  1. I decide/create what my life is, not anyone else. I set appropriate limits.
  2. I have complete power over my life. I have choices.
  3. I take responsibility for my life – for where and how I find myself.  I take responsibility for “who” I am “being.” I put myself in the “center” of my life. I must first have a good feeling about and relationship with myself. How I see and assess myself affects my ability to interact with and be in meaningful relationships with others on all levels.
  4. If I feel the need to “change” someone, “coach” someone, or “advise” someone I focus first on changing, coaching and advising myself.
  5. I spend my time with people who energize and support me. I limit my time with those who don’t.
  6. I listen to my gut! I don’t argue with it or ignore it.
  7. I forgive more, judge and criticize less.
  8. I give more “grace,” more often, freely with no strings attached.
  9. I build patterns and behaviors which focus and continue to refocus me on my goals and desires.
  10. I am focused and happy. I am free … I am me!


© 2012, Rhonda Robbins. All rights reserved.

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January 4, 2012

Face the New Year with a Firm Face | Jack Lalanne Shows You How

Phoenix Life Coach Shares Jack LaLanne Facial Exercise Fitness Video

Don’t want to face the new year with the same old tired, droopy face? Just as you are seeking a creative mental surge for manifesting the life you want to live in 2012, being mindful of what you eat and exercising for overall body fitness, you can also tone and tighten your face.

Put your best face forward in 2012.  Jack Lalanne, American fitness, exercise, and nutritional icon has widely been referred to as the “The Godfather of Fitness.”

 “Who sees the human face correctly: the photographer, the mirror, or the painter?” –Pablo Picasso

“Nature gives you the face you have at twenty; it is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty.” Coco Chanel

“Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow.” — Helen Keller

“What is the value of your face.  When you face others, what do they see? Do they see you … or tired and too busy for self-care?  Is your face adequately expressing your being?”  — Rhonda Robbins

A chiropractor, LaLanne gained recognition as  motivational speaker, lecturer, body builder and was known for his incredible feats of strength and endurance.

LaLanne boasts a star on the famous Hollywood Walk of Fame and Hall Hall of Fame, and throughout his long and impressive life won numerous awards including the Horatio Alger Award from the Association of Distinguished Americans.

Did you know that he opened his first health spa in 1936 in Oakland, California and that he was one of the first individuals to design exercise equipment?  He designed the world’s first leg extension training machine complete with  pulleys, cables with weight selectors  — this type of technology remains a “standard” in the fitness industry.

Check out all the exercise (both face and body) on this YouTube Channel or at this site: http://www.jacklalanne.com/jacks-adventures/

January 4, 2012

Create a Vision of Your Year – Join us Wednesday for our Vision Board Workshop

2012 Vision Board Workshop

2012 Vision Board WorkshopFor anyone who is not satisfied with the way the last year transpired —  anyone who wishes to break the grip of financial scarcity, anyone who is ready to soar, to achieve, to be, to do and to have  — this is the session for you.  

Just a reminder that tomorrow night is our vision board workshop. There are many ways to jump start your dreams, transform your life and “get” the results you desire in this new year.  Discover how you can transform your life through the creation of your personalized vision board (also known as a “dream board,” or “Life Map”).

Use the powerful and transformative vision boarding process to distill and define what it is you exactly want for your life in 2012, and by putting it “out there” in a physical way bring yourself into complete alignment with that outcome.

Henry Ford once said “What the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve”. A vision board is about solidifying in our minds our intentions for this next year and in doing so, bringing achievement within reach.

We will discuss the mindset and thought process for creating visions board that work to help you to materialize in your life those things you desire in your heart and mind.

Experienced vision-boarder or novice, come prepared to put your dreams in action, get creative, and have fun building your dreams on paper with others who share your desire for growth!

All boards, scissors, glue, etc. will be supplied. We will have magazines available, however if you have any you want to bring, please do so. Also, please come prepared with any graphics or images you have printed from internet.

We will be serving water, tea and cookies.

Bring your imagination, your dreams and desires along with $10 to cover the supplies.

For your convenience, you may pay in advance with Pay Pal.

See you there.

Date: Wednesday, January 4, 2012, 7:00 PM

Place: 202 East McDowell Road #242, Phoenix, AZ (map)

Price: $10.00/per person

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January 4, 2012

Dr. Oz – 28 Day Diet: Oz Interviews Oprah on Show Last Night

Find Dr. Oz's 28-Day Fresh Start Diet Plan in the upcoming issue of O magazine

Find Dr. Oz's 28-Day Fresh Start Diet Plan in the upcoming issue of O magazine It’s a new year, create a new you!  Last night I watched as Dr. Oz interviewed Oprah.  They were talking about the fabulous 28-day diet plan from Dr. Oz.  Oprah published this in her January 2012 “O” magazine.

Oprah, the queen of transformation teams up with Dr. Oz to help you renew your body, mind and soul.  For every single person who has ever wanted to “get healthy” “lose the weight” “lose the cravings” and “get fit” this is the diet for you.  It’s is more than a diet, though, it is about lifestyle change.  Change the way you think and you will change the way you feel.

If you don’t already have a subscription to “O” magazine, you will want to put this on your list of things to buy the next time you are out shopping.

Here’s a handy list for each day that you can print to bring with you as you shop at the store or eat out with friends.

  1. Day 1 : Go green / Start drinking green tea
  2. Day 2: Partake in a little dark chocolate
  3. Day3: Start cooking for your heart/ cook with heart smart foods
  4. Day 4: Forgiveness is bliss
  5. Day 5: Memorize a poem
  6. Day 6: Get busy getting busy
  7. Day 7: Jot down everything you eat/Food journal
  8. Day 8: Get your sweat on
  9. Day 9: Sleep like a baby
  10. Day 10: Need a chill pill? Try Meditation
  11. Day 11: No snacking before bed
  12. Day12: Know your portions
  13. Day 13: Track you steps
  14. Day 14: Interview your family
  15. Day 15: Take the right pills
  16. Day 16: Calculate your BMI
  17. Day 17: Change your routine a little bit
  18. Day 18: Pass the corn (Popcorn)
  19. Day 19: Pack a smarter lunch
  20. Day 20: Keep your breakfast
  21. Day 21: Purge your pantry or cabinet
  22. Day 22: Call an old friend
  23. Day 23: Floss the right way
  24. Day 24: I know its gross, but look before you flush
  25. Day 25: Say no more often
  26. Day 26: Stretch
  27. Day 27: Vow to never be hungry
  28. Day 28: Spread some kindness
Happy new year, happy new you.