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Diane Feffer

Quite often we extend compassion to a friend when that person has experienced disappointment.  

Why is it that we're harder on ourselves when we experience a negative outcome in life?  Why is it so difficult to treat ourselves with kindness and support?

Practicing self-compassion leads us down a path to be our own best friend, giving ourselves understanding and compassion when we need it the most. 

If you'd like to further explore self-compassion, please note that  Denette Mann (featured in the video) will be teaching an online and short Mindful Self-Compassion course which will run six consecutive Sundays, from 2 to 3:30 pm. The course begins on Sunday, August 9th.  This first class on Aug. 9th is complimentary.  Should you want to continue with the rest of the course ( 5 additional classes), a donation will be accepted.  

Denette Mann is a licensed professional counselor in Dallas.  She is also the first Certified Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) Teacher in Dallas. 

As a recap, your key takeaways from this short Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) course are: 

* Apply self-compassion practices to motivate yourself with encouragement rather than self-criticism 

* Be able to handle overwhelming emotions with greater ease 

* Approach difficult situations with calm, resolve and self-motivation 

* Learn inner resilience practice that can be applied to your personal and professional life. 

 

Visit DenetteMann.com to learn more about Mindful Self-Compassion, view video below and RSVP for Aug. 9th class directly to Denette@DenetteMann.com

 
 
Diane Feffer

 

Quite often we extend compassion to a friend when that person has experienced disappointment.  

Why is it that we're harder on ourselves when we experience a negative outcome in life?  Why is it so difficult to treat ourselves with kindness and support?

Practicing self-compassion leads us down a path to be our own best friend, giving ourselves understanding and compassion when we need it the most. 

If you'd like to further explore self-compassion, please note that  Denette Mann (featured in the video) will be co-teaching an online and short Mindful Self-Compassion course which will run six consecutive Sundays, from 2 to 3:30 pm. Denette Mann is a licensed professional counselor in Dallas.  She is also a Certified Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) Teacher, and  will be joined by Author, Mary Marcdante to teach this online class. 

Your key takeaways from this short Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) course are: 

* Apply self-compassion practices to motivate yourself with encouragement rather than self-criticism 

* Be able to handle overwhelming emotions with greater ease 

* Approach difficult situations with calm, resolve and self-motivation 

* Reconnect with the values that help in finding purpose in work 

* Learn inner resilience practice that can be applied to your personal and professional life. 

 

Click here for more details and visit DenetteMann.com to learn more about Mindful Self-Compassion 

Questions?  Contact: Diane@DianeMarketing.com 

Diane Feffer
Could learning to quiet our busy minds be the simple solution to lowering our stress?  Award winning Australian filmmaker, Shannon Harvey brings us her newly released documentary, My Year of Living Mindfully and is offering free admission to view it online thru Wednesday, June 3rd.  

About the Film: Shannon recruited a team of scientists to put mindful meditation to the test. Hear from 18 experts in the area of mindfulness including :

Creator of the Stress Reduction Clinic & Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Healthcare and Society at UMass Medical School,  Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD

Co-Founder of the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion and Author of Self-CompassionKristen Neff, PhD

Science Journalist and Author of Emotional IntelligenceDaniel Goleman 

Psychiatrist, Neuroscientist and Author The Craving MindJudson Brewer, MD, PhD

and more.....

 

 View the 96 min. film here 

View 3 min. TRAILER below of My Year of Living Mindfully

 

Diane Feffer

It has been five years since I came across a documentary that introduced new science showing the link between our mind, body and health. That film was The Connection by Award winning Filmmaker and Journalist, Shannon Harvey. She released that film just as yoga studios were becoming mainstream in Dallas. I organized 11 public screenings of that film in the metroplex just due to consumer demand.  Shannon has now released her second film, My Year of Living Mindfully and is offering free admission to view it online for 1 week, beginning now through Wednesday, June 3rd.  

About the Film: Worried for the future mental health of her kids who were growing up amidst epidemics of stress, anxiety, depression and addiction, in a world-first experiment, Shannon recruited a team of scientists to put mindful meditation to the test. Hear from 18 experts in the area of mindfulness including :

Creator of the Stress Reduction Clinic & Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Healthcare and Society at UMass Medical School,  Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD

Co-Founder of the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion and Author of Self-Compassion, Kristen Neff, PhD

Science Journalist and Author of Emotional Intelligence, Daniel Goleman 

Psychiatrist, Neuroscientist and Author The Craving Mind, Judson Brewer, MD, PhD

and more.....

View 3 min. trailer of My Year of Living Mindfully 

 View the 96 min. film here

Afterwards, please let us know what you think of the film by visiting Documentary Events® Facebook page and posting a comment.  

 

Diane Feffer

Coppell based registered nurse and board certified nurse coach, Patricia Daiker, RN, NC-BC  weighs in about life with diabetes during the pandemic.  As a Type 1 diabetic herself, she realizes that people with diabetes may face a higher chance of experiencing serious complications from Covid-19.   

The risk of catching Covid19 is accompanied with stress; which is not a friend to diabetes.  According to Daiker, "any sort of stress from illness to worry, can cause blood sugar levels to rise.   Imagine the last 40+ days, that you’re diabetic, following healthy choices but because of stress, your glycemic numbers appear to be off.   It’s the perfect storm for diabetes ‘burnout’ – when you are doing what you have always done, but the numbers don't make sense. If this happens over time, the failures and frustrations may not seem worth the effort and you abandon your diabetes routine. This is diabetes burnout."   "It’s real and dangerous, even on a good day," asserts Daiker who specializes in coaching people through diabetes burnout.

Recently she shared a few strategies to put in place via her 3 min. segment which aired on Mon. April 27th on Fox4 Good Day 

 Approximately 12% of Texans live with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes.  Are you diabetic?  How are you doing?  Take this quiz and find out

Enjoy a complimentary 45-min. webinar on Coping with the Chaos of Corona Replay: https://betterdiabeteslife.com/webinars/coping-with-the-chaos-of-corona-replay/

  

Diane Feffer

Coppell based registered nurse and board certified nurse coach, Patricia Daiker, RN, NC-BC  weighs in about life with diabetes during the pandemic.  As a Type 1 diabetic herself, she realizes that people with diabetes may face a higher chance of experiencing serious complications from Covid-19.   

The risk of catching Covid19 is accompanied with stress; which is not a friend to diabetes.  According to Daiker, "any sort of stress from illness to worry, can cause blood sugar levels to rise.   Imagine the last 40+ days, that you’re diabetic, following healthy choices but because of stress, your glycemic numbers appear to be off.   It’s the perfect storm for diabetes ‘burnout’ – when you are doing what you have always done, but the numbers don't make sense. If this happens over time, the failures and frustrations may not seem worth the effort and you abandon your diabetes routine. This is diabetes burnout."   "It’s real and dangerous, even on a good day," asserts Daiker who specializes in coaching people through diabetes burnout.

Recently she shared a few strategies to put in place via her 3 min. segment which aired on Mon. April 27th on Fox4 Good Day 

 Approximately 12% of Texans live with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes.  Are you diabetic?  How are you doing?  Take this quiz and find out

Enjoy a complimentary 45-min. webinar on Coping with the Chaos of Corona Replay: https://betterdiabeteslife.com/webinars/coping-with-the-chaos-of-corona-replay/

  

Diane Feffer
Learn how the daily practice of mindfulness benefits you and your team. Lower your stress, improve your work performance and sleep better.
 
Stop by for a 30 minute complimentary discussion, which includes catered lunch from TacoDeli. Start time is 1 pm and will conclude at 1:40 pm Q&A follows.
Learn how mindfulness moments can benefit you and your team. 
Health benefits: body awareness, lowers stress and cortisol, better emotional regulation, better sleep, reduces cell damage in the body, increases immune function. 
Business benefits: analyze situations better, improves performance, improves focus, enhances creativity, lowers reactivity, studies show it can reduce healthcare costs by $2K/yer. 
Mental health benefits: lowers depression, increases happiness, lowers anxiety including obsessive compulsive disorder.
Facilitator is Denette Mann , MBA, LPC-S who is the first certified trainer in Mindful Self-Compassion within Dallas metroplex. 
Event will be held within conference room at  Common Desk - Addison location.

Diane Feffer
Learn how the daily practice of mindfulness benefits you and your team. Lower your stress, improve your work performance and sleep better.
Stop by Common Desk Addison on Wed. March 11th for a 40 minute lunch & learn, which includes catered lunch from TacoDeli. 
Start time is 1 pm and will conclude at 1:40 pm   Q&A follows 
 
Mindfulness practice has the potential to benefit you and your team in the following ways: 
Health benefits: body awareness, lowers stress and cortisol, better emotional regulation, better sleep, reduces cell damage in the body, increases immune function. 
Business benefits: analyze situations better, improves performance, improves focus, enhances creativity, lowers reactivity, studies show it can reduce healthcare costs by $2K/yer. 
Mental health benefits: lowers depression, increases happiness, lowers anxiety including obsessive compulsive disorder.
 
Facilitator is Denette Mann , MBA, LPC-S who is the first certified trainer in Mindful Self-Compassion within Dallas metroplex. 
Event will be held within conference room at  Common Desk - Addison 
Maximum attendance: 16 adults. 
 
Diane Feffer

Denette Mann, LPC-S, MBA will offer a complimentary mindful meditation session and discussion this Wednesday, Feb. 12th ~ 1 pm at the coworking space, Common Desk, Addison location

To make it extra productive, we've included a complimentary light lunch from TacoDeli

Total seat count is 20

Start time is 1 pm and End time is 1:40 pm 

Leave equipped with how to insert mindfulness into your workday and the outcome of benefits to you and your office team.  

Short ink  to recent article highlighting how Mindfulness can help engineers solve problems. 

Questions or to RSVP ?  Contact Diane@DianeMarketing.com

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Author L.A. Starks & The Second Law
Join Dallas based author, L.A. Starks this Friday, October 25th at 7 pm , Barnes & Noble Kitchen, Legacy West
The author of The Second Law will share how her background prepared her to write plausible catastrophes within her thrillers.....making us think 'could this happen in real life?'
 
Find out about thrillers in general and what's on Laura's reading list. 
 

What others are saying about the new thriller The Second Law 

Kirkus "[...] unremitting suspense throughout...Spirited characters, both good and bad, populate this engaging, often surprising thriller."

Rating: 5 Stars Global Energy Thriller. In L.A. Starks' newest thriller, "The Second Law," oil refining executive Lynn Dayton is confronted with a high-pressure alarm at her San Francisco-area facility. Initially thought to be a "computer glitch," Dayton and her team soon conclude the problem was caused by malware implanted in the refinery's control system...clearly sabotage. Meanwhile, another terrorist act is in progress. A giant U.S. oil tanker with a bomb hidden onboard slowly makes its way to a Gulf of Mexico offshore oil terminal. Events move quickly from San Francisco to New Orleans, Vienna, China and back to the U.S. in a compelling plot that features murder, intrigue, espionage and terrorism committed by agents acting primarily on behalf of foreign countries and their respective economic or political interests. Those who enjoy contemporary fiction based on current geo-political events ripped from today's headlines will enjoy and appreciate the technical detail, taut writing and fast-moving plot of "The Second Law." Highly recommended.

      -–Coast Guy, Amazon Reviewer

 

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars. Hold on for the ride of your life as you learn about the energy industry and what vulnerability we have based on our competitor's needs and long-term plans. There is a mystery, intrigue, murder, cyber-warfare, international competitive interruptions, and many more twists and turns.

      -–Pam V., Goodreads

 

Barnes & Noble Kitchen is a relatively new concept in the metroplex.  It's a great blend of bookstore and casual eatery - giving you the flexibility to enjoy a glass of wine, craft beer or sparkling water. Enjoy your beverage in-store or in-restaurant.  Whatever fits best with you.