Awakening the Power Within – May 15th, 2010 in Ann Arbor

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Come join us for a day of inspiration, education, and renewal at the Awakening the Power Within conference at Weber’s Inn in Ann Arbor, Michigan on May 15th 2010 from 9am to 4pm.  Conference registration is only $25 and includes Weber’s fabulous sandwich buffet lunch. We’ll have a diverse selection of motivational and spiritual presenters:

Time Speaker Topic
9:00 Registration Coffee and networking
10:00 Robin Marvel Energize, Revitalize ~ ChakraCize!
10:55 Marian Volkman Practical Happiness
Noon — break — Lunch provided by Weber’s Inn
12:50pm Rick Ritter Reorganizing the Self: After it has been shattered
1:45pm Jane Saylor The Power of Self-Help:  What you accomplishin this lifetime is all up to you
2:40pm K.J.M. MacLean Consciousness, Feelings, and Self-Empowerment
3:30pm Networking Meet and greet presenters (until 4PM)

Our Amazing Presenters

  • Kenneth J.M. MacLean advocates applying spirituality in a practical, common sense manner to daily life for success and happiness. He’s the host of the Interview with Spirit Show and the author of eight books including The Vibrational Universe: Harness the power of thought to consciously create your life.
  • Robin Marvel is an inspirational speaker, spiritual workshop leader, and radio host. She is the Senior Editor of Marvelous Spirit Press and the author of the Awakening Consciousness series books for boys, girls, and women.
  • Rick Ritter MSW, LCSW is a trauma therapist in a small private practice, disabled vet of 40 years who works at practicing what he “preaches” toward his clients/audience. He is also a father, grandfather, organic gardener (3 acre garden), beekeeper, handcyclist who is extremely blessed. He is the author of Coping With Physical Loss and Disability
  • Jane Saylor is a Life Coach and Motivational Speaker. She is also the author of “The Road You’ve Traveled, How to Journal Your Life”.  Learn more at her new website
  • Marian Volkman has worked in the fields of trauma resolution and personal growth for more than 40 years. She teaches Applied Metapsychology, including Traumatic Incident Reduction in the US, Canada and Europe, and maintains a practice working with individuals. She is passionate about development of human potential, among other things. She is the author of Life Skills: Improve the Quality of Your Life
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    Karen Sherman on ShrinkRapRadio

    Karen Sherman, Ph.D. a licensed psychologist in New York, has been in private practice for over 20 years. Her focus is relationships/marriage and helping people achieve their greatest potential. Karen is the author of “Mindfulness and The Art of Choice: Transform Your Life” which enables people to let go of conditioned responses and empower them to make their own choices; the co-author of “Marriage Magic! Find It, Keep It, and Make It Last,” and a contributor to “101 Great Ways to Improve Your Life, Vol. 2,” writing a chapter about overcoming stress.  She’s certified as a Nationally Board Certified Counselor and a National Family Life Educator and belongs to The National Registry for Marriage Friendly Therapists.She serves on the undergraduate Psychology Dept. at CW Post University. Her web sites, or, offer free newsletters and programs.  She and her husband have enjoyed over 30 years of marriage and have two daughters, a son-in-law, and a grandson
    She’s a frequent guest on national radio and her expert opinion has appeared in numerous publications. Additionally, she was a former relationships expert on the “Bo Griffin Morning Show,” and a marriage expert on Her memberships include American Psychological Association, American Counseling Association, Nassau County Psychological Association. She’s certified as a Nationally Board Certified Counselor and a National Family Life Educator and belongs to The National Registry for Marriage Friendly Therapists.She serves on the undergraduate Psychology Dept. at CW Post University. 
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    Robin Marvel with special guest Raelene Byrne

    Robin Marvel intereviewed special guest Raelene Byrne on “Living Out Loud Radio”
    My journey has been a blessed one and I believe totally guided. From early teenage years I was interested in astral travel, crystals, ancient Egyptian history etc so when the opportunity to explore these topics arose I decided to open the doors and walk through.Now that I look back, the whole thing about mind, body and spirit being healthy and in balance has been played out very clearly step by step. My first foray into alternate ways of living, well, I felt that it was a better way to live, it felt more realistic to me, was sourcing loads of information about food. Even back then, trust me it was a long time ago, I had the belief that good, vital foods feed not only our cells but our very soul.
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    Theresa Fraser – Book Bites for Kids

    Children’s author Theresa Fraser talks about her new book, Billy had to Move: A Foster Care Story with host Suzanne Lieurence.
    Child Protection Services have been involved with Billy and his mother for some time now. He has been happily settled in a kinship placement with his grandmother and enjoys his pet cat, interacting with neighbors and even taking piano lessons. As the story unfolds, Billy’s grandmother has unexpectedly passed away and so the story of Billy Had To Move begins.Unfortunately, Billy’s mother cannot be located. Mr. Murphy, Billy’s social worker, places him in the foster home of Amy, Tim, and their baby “Colly.” Billy experiences great loss resulting not only from his grandmother’s death, but also the loss of the life he knew. Billy’s inner journey therefore has also begun and with the help of Ms. Woods, a Play Therapist, there is hope.

    Juvenile Fiction : Family – Orphans & Foster Homes

    Theresa Ann Fraser
    Therapists’ Acclaim for Billy Had To Move

    “This gem of a book gently frames the stages of a child’s natural quest to make sense of his story. Fraser has created more than a teaching story: she generously offers a sacred space that compassionately holds and supports the multidimensional realities of our foster children and their birth families, our social workers and foster families, our teachers and child psychotherapists.”
    –Gisela Schubach De Domenico, PhD, MFT, R-PTS

    “Billy Had To Move is a profound story about the complex issues children in foster care often face. Fraser provides important lessons for caregivers. The book gracefully introduces the sandtray and provides insight into how powerful the experience
    can be when the child has an opportunity to explore their trauma in the sandtray.”
    –Mark E. Hulbert, MA, LLP

    “In this engaging, warm-hearted story, Billy grieving the loss of his grandmother, finds a way to heal by expressing his thoughts and feelings in Play Therapy. Highly recommended!”
    –Charles E. Schaefer, PhD, RPT-S
    Director Emeritus, The Association for Play Therapy

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    From the Growing With Love series at Loving Healing Press

    Billy Had to Move: A Foster Care Story
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    Karen Sherman on Motivational Minds Radio

    On October 26th, 2009 Justin Sachs of Motivational Minds Radio interviewed Karen H. Sherman, PhD about her new book Mindfulness and the Art of Choice: Transform Your Life from Loving Healing Press. Each person is entitled to have “the good life.” Most don’t experience this because of getting caught up in reacting, continually recycling old patterns that keep you stuck and emotionally frozen. By practicing the simple tools in Mindfulness and the Art of Choice, you’ll learn how to live mindfully and create the great life you want. The Art of Choice Will Make a Difference

  • Understand why you have not been able to achieve the life you desire
  • Become aware of the signals that indicate you are responding in an old “knee-jerk” reactive patterns
  • Notice and turn off old negative thought patterns
  • Learn ways to heal old leftover emotional wounds
  • Deal with specific everyday issues that get in the way of a satisfying, joyous life
  • Karen Sherman, Ph.D., has been in private practice for over 20 years. Her first book, “Marriage Magic! Find It, Keep It, and Make It Last” was originally published in 2004 with co-author Dale Klein. She is also a contributing author to “101 Ways to Self-Improvement, Vol. 2,” a featured writer on “Yahoo Personals,” has a weekly blog on, and writes the Disputes column for She is interviewed regularly in the media, and is a frequent guest on both national and international talk radio stations. Dr. Sherman conducts a variety of workshops on relationships and lifestyle issues. She serves on the faculty at CW Post University and she is active in many counseling associations. Karen resides on Long Island, New York, is married and has two daughters. In her spare time, Karen enjoys reading, traveling, and playing Suduko.
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