Recent Posts

Choose Your Business Structure

There are different kinds of business structures, you must choose the one that is right for you.

Sole proprietorship

A sole proprietorship is easy to form and gives you complete control of your business. You’re automatically considered to be a sole proprietorship if you do business activities but don’t register as any other kind of business. 

Sole proprietorships do not produce a separate business entity. This means your business assets and liabilities are not separate from your personal assets and liabilities. You can be held personally liable for the debts and obligations of the business. Sole proprietors are still able to get a trade name. It can also be hard to raise money because you can’t sell stock, and banks are hesitant to lend to sole proprietorships.

Sole proprietorships can be a good choice for low-risk businesses and owners who want to test their business idea before forming a more formal business.

Partnership

Partnerships are the simplest structure for two or more people to own a business together. Individuals may create a partnership by oral or written agreement. In a General Partnership, the partners share personal liability for all claims against the partnership, as well as share all profits and losses. Profits are taxed as personal income for each individual partner.

There are three common kinds of limited partnerships (LP) limited liability partnerships (LLP) and limited liability limited partnership (LLLP).

Limited partnerships have only one general partner with unlimited liability, and all other partners have limited liability. The partners with limited liability also tend to have limited control over the company, which is documented in a partnership agreement. Profits are passed through to personal tax returns, and the general partner — the partner without limited liability — must also pay self-employment taxes.

Limited liability partnerships are similar to limited partnerships, but give limited liability to every owner. An LLP protects each partner from debts against the partnership, they won’t be responsible for the actions of other partners.

A Limited Liability Limited Partnership is a Limited Partnership that chooses to become an LLLP by including a statement to that effect in its certificate of limited partnership. This type of business structure may shield general partners from liability for obligations of the LLLP. Filing with your state may be required.

Partnerships can be a good choice for businesses with multiple owners, professional groups (like attorneys), and groups who want to test their business idea before forming a more formal business.

Limited liability company (LLC)

An LLC lets you take advantage of the benefits of both the corporation and partnership business structures.

LLCs protect you from personal liability in most instances, your personal assets — like your vehicle, house, and savings accounts — won’t be at risk in case your LLC faces bankruptcy or lawsuits.

Profits and losses can get passed through to your personal income without facing corporate taxes. However, members of an LLC are considered self-employed and must pay self-employment tax contributions towards Medicare and Social Security.

LLCs can have a limited life in many states. When a member joins or leaves an LLC, some states may require the LLC to be dissolved and re-formed with new membership — unless there’s already an agreement in place within the LLC for buying, selling, and transferring ownership.

LLCs can be a good choice for medium- or higher-risk businesses, owners with significant personal assets they want to be protected, and owners who want to pay a lower tax rate than they would with a corporation.

Corporation

C corp

A corporation, sometimes called a C corp, is a legal entity that’s separate from its owners. Corporations can make a profit, be taxed, and can be held legally liable.

Corporations offer the strongest protection to its owners from personal liability, but the cost to form a corporation is higher than other structures. Corporations also require more extensive record-keeping, operational processes, and reporting.

Unlike sole proprietors, partnerships, and LLCs, corporations pay income tax on their profits. In some cases, corporate profits are taxed twice — first, when the company makes a profit, and again when dividends are paid to shareholders on their personal tax returns.

Corporations have a completely independent life separate from its shareholders. If a shareholder leaves the company or sells his or her shares, the C corp can continue doing business relatively undisturbed.

Corporations have an advantage when it comes to raising capital because they can raise funds through the sale of stock, which can also be a benefit in attracting employees.

Corporations can be a good choice for medium- or higher-risk businesses, businesses that need to raise money, and businesses that plan to “go public” or eventually be sold.

S corp

An S corporation, sometimes called an S corp, is a special type of corporation that’s designed to avoid the double taxation drawback of regular C corps. S corps allow profits, and some losses, to be passed through directly to owners’ personal income without ever being subject to corporate tax rates.

Not all states tax S corps equally, but most recognize them the same way the federal government does and taxes the shareholders accordingly. Some states tax S corps on profits above a specified limit and other states don’t recognize the S corp election at all, simply treating the business as a C corp.

S corps must file with the IRS to get S corp status, a different process from registering with their state.

There are special limits on S corps. S corps can’t have more than 100 shareholders, and all shareholders must be U.S. citizens. You’ll still have to follow strict filing and operational processes of a C corp.

S corps also have an independent life, just like C corps. If a shareholder leaves the company or sells his or her shares, the S corp can continue doing business relatively undisturbed.

S corps can be a good choice for a businesses that would otherwise be a C corp, but meet the criteria to file as an S corp.

B corp

A benefit corporation, sometimes called a B corp, is a for-profit corporation recognized by a majority of U.S. states. B corps are different from C corps in purpose, accountability, and transparency, but aren’t different in how they’re taxed.

B corps are driven by both mission and profit. Shareholders hold the company accountable to produce some sort of public benefit in addition to a financial profit. Some states require B corps to submit annual benefit reports that demonstrate their contribution to the public good.

There are several third-party B corp certification services, but none are required for a company to be legally considered a B corp in a state where the legal status is available.

Close corporation

Close corporations resemble B corps but have a less traditional corporate structure. These shed many formalities that typically govern corporations and apply to smaller companies.

State rules vary, but shares are usually barred from public trading. Close corporations can be run by a small group of shareholders without a board of directors.

Nonprofit corporation

Nonprofit corporations are organized to do charity, education, religious, literary, or scientific work. Because their work benefits the public, nonprofits can receive tax-exempt status, meaning they don’t pay state or federal taxes income taxes on any profits it makes.

Nonprofits must file with the IRS to get tax exemption, a different process from registering with their state.

Nonprofit corporations need to follow organizational rules very similar to a regular C corp. They also need to follow special rules about what they do with any profits they earn. For example, they can’t distribute profits to members or political campaigns.

A nonprofit corporation may take one of three forms:

  • public benefit corporation operates for public or charitable purposes. Members may not sell their interests or receive distributions from the organization.
  • mutual benefit corporation exists to serve its members. Trade associations, social clubs, and fraternal organizations are examples of this type of nonprofit. Members are given broader voting rights and, while not entitled to receive distributions while the organization is operating, they are entitled to sell their memberships and receive distributions when the organization dissolves.
  • religious corporation is treated much like a public benefit corporation.

Nonprofits are often called 501(c)(3) corporations — a reference to the section of the Internal Revenue Code that is most commonly used to grant tax-exempt status.

 

Business structure Ownership Liability Taxes
Sole proprietorship
One person
Unlimited personal liability
Personal tax only
Partnerships
Two or more people
Unlimited personal liability unless structured as a limited partnership

Self-employment tax (except for limited partners)

Personal tax

Limited liability company (LLC)
One or more people
Owners are not personally liable

Self-employment tax

Personal tax or corporate tax

Corporation – C corp
One or more people
Owners are not personally liable
Corporate tax
Corporation – S corp
One or more people, but no more than 100, and all must be U.S. citizens
Owners are not personally liable
Personal tax
Corporation – B corp
One or more people
Owners are not personally liable
Corporate tax
Corporation – Nonprofit
One or more people
Owners are not personally liable
Tax-exempt, but corporate profits can’t be distributed

Other Types of Business Structures

Assumed Business Name

An assumed business name is a “trade name” or “fictitious business name” under which the business or operation is conducted and presented to the public. It is not the legal name of the person(s) who actually owns the business. An assumed business name must be distinguishable on the record from an assumed business name that is already registered or from any corporate name, limited partnership name, limited liability company name, limited liability partnership name, trademark, or service mark registered or reserved with the Secretary of State.

Individuals who choose to own a business under an assumed business name can register the name and declare that they are sole proprietors.  A sole proprietor is a business owned personally by one owner.  An assumed business name can be used by:

  • a sole proprietor,
  • a corporation,
  • a partnership,
  • a limited partnership,
  • a limited liability company,
  • a limited liability partnership, or,
  • an association.

Association

An Association is an organized group of people who share in a common interest, activity, or purpose.

Cooperative

A cooperative is a business or organization owned by and operated for the benefit of those using its services. Profits and earnings generated by the cooperative are distributed among the members, also known as user-owners. Typically, an elected board of directors and officers run the cooperative while regular members have voting power to control the direction of the cooperative. Members can become part of the cooperative by purchasing shares, though the amount of shares they hold does not affect the weight of their vote.

Corporation Sole

A legitimate corporation sole is designed to ensure continuity of ownership of property dedicated to the benefit of a legitimate religious organization. A taxpayer cannot use a corporation sole created to avoid or evade income taxes as a means to exclude the taxpayer’s personal income from tax.

Estate

An Estate is generally a Sole Proprietorship and occurs when an individual owner passes away. Due to the legality and the operation of the business, it may be put into an estate status so the business can continue operating under an existing ownership until all legal issues have been resolved. An administrator or legal representative will be assigned to the estate. The business can be estate status for a long period of time.

Family Limited Partnership

A Family Limited Partnership (FLP) is a type of arrangement in which family members pool money to run a business project. Each family member buys units or shares of the business and can profit in proportion to the number of shares they own, as outlined in the partnership operating agreement.

Joint Venture

A Joint Venture is formed for a limited length of time to carry out a business transaction or operation.

Massachusetts Trust

A Massachusetts Trust is an incorporated business with the property being held and managed by the trustees for the shareholders. The trustees are considered employees since they work for the trust. Filing with your state may be required.

Professional Limited Liability Partnership (PLLP)

A PLLP is a limited liability partnership structure designed for licensed professionals. A person or group of persons licensed or otherwise legally authorized to render professional services, as defined in local or regional codes.

Series Limited Liability Company

A series limited liability company has the ability to partition its assets and liabilities among a set of separate limited liability companies. Each limited liability company may have different assets, economic structures, members, and managers. The profits, losses, and liabilities of each are legally separate from the others in the series, thereby creating a firewall between each entity. It also offers advantages of a partnership while limiting the liabilities of the members and series members.

Tenants in Common

A Tenants in Common allows 2 or more people to occupy the same business while retaining separate identities in regard to assets or liabilities resulting from business activities.

Tribal Government

Any Indian tribe, band, nation, or other organized group or community, including any Alaska Native village or regional or village corporation as defined in or established pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (85 Stat. 688; 43 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.) which is recognized as eligible for the special programs and services provided by the United States to Indians because of their special status as Indians. 2 USC. Code § 658

Trust

A Trust is a legal relationship in which one person, called the trustee, holds property for the benefit of another person, called the beneficiary.

 

Combine different business structures

Designations like S corp and nonprofit aren’t strictly business structures — they can also be understood as a tax status. It’s possible for an LLC to be taxed as a C corp, S corp, or a nonprofit. These arrangements are far less common and can be more difficult to setup. If you’re considering one of these non-standard structures, you should speak with a business counselor or an attorney to help you decide.

Compare business structures

Compare the general traits of these business structures, but remember that ownership rules, liability, taxes, and filing requirements for each business structure can vary by state.

State Costs to Form an LLC

State Filing Fee Recurring Fees
Alabama $200 $10 Annual Report
$100 Annual Privilege Tax (minimum)
Alaska $250 $100 (every 2 years)
Arizona $50 (plus publishing costs) $0 (report due annually)
Arkansas $45 online, $50 by mail $150 Franchise Tax Report (annually)
California $70 $800 – Franchise Tax (annually)
$20 – Statement of Information (annually)
Colorado $50 $10 (annually)
Connecticut $120 $80 (annually)
Delaware $90 $300 Franchise Tax (annually)
Florida $125 $138.75 (annually)
Georgia $100 $50 (annually)
Hawaii $50 $15 (annually)
Idaho $100 $0 (report due annually)
Illinois $150 $75 (annually)
Indiana $95 online, $100 by mail Biennial report – $32 online, $50 by mail
Iowa $50 $60 (biennial report)
Kansas $160 online, $165 by mail $55 (annually)
Kentucky $40 $15 (annually)
Louisiana $100 $30 (annually)
Maine $175 $85 (annually)
Maryland $100 $300 (annually)
Massachusetts $500 $500 (annually)
Michigan $50 $25 (annually)
Minnesota $155 online, $135 by mail $0 (report due annually)
Mississippi $50 $0 (report due annually)
Missouri $50 (online), $105 (mail) $0
Montana $70 $20 (annually)
Nebraska $105 $10 (biennial report)
Nevada $75, plus $150 for the initial list of officers $150 Annual List of Members & Managers
New Hampshire $100 $100 (annually)
New Jersey $125 $75 (annually)
New Mexico $50 $0
New York $200 (plus publishing costs) $9 (biennially)
North Carolina $125 $200 (annually)
North Dakota $135 $50 (annually)
Ohio $99 $0
Oklahoma $100 $25 (annually)
Oregon $100 $100 (annually)
Pennsylvania $125 (plus publishing costs) $70 (decennial report)
Rhode Island $150 $50 (annually)
South Carolina $110 $0
South Dakota $150 $50 (annually)
Tennessee $300 (minimum) $300 (minimum)
Texas $300 $0 report
Franchise Tax
Utah $70 $20
Vermont $125 $35 (annually)
Virginia $100 $50 (annually)
Washington $200 $60 (annually)
West Virginia $100 $25 (annually)
Wisconsin $130 (online), $170 (mail) $25 (annually)
Wyoming $100 (mail), $102 (online) $50 minimum (annually)

Some people will look at the cost of starting an LLC as too expensive and want to form a Sole Proprietorship.

 

How to Raise Your AIOSEO Score in WordPress

Okay, users of the All-in-One SEO plugin for WordPress often see this little indicator on the sidebar of their post editor entitled AIOSEO Score and it will give you a score of what appears to be your post’s current status and the ideal score of 100.

How to Raise Your AIOSEO Score in WordPress

Now, normally, if your All-in-One SEO plugin is left to run in the background, it will do most of the SEO handling of your post on autopilot, without much effort from you. But for those of you who desire to reach the heights of excellence and truly maximize every effort that you put forth (which these are the kinds of folks who are attracted to us and our work), then you don’t want to settle for less than 100%

So, for those of you who want to raise the bar for yourself, we will review what you can do to raise your AIOSEO Score.

Here’s a post that I am working on right now. Notice, this page is just text and look at the AIOSEO Scoreboard. It’s a whopping 56 out of 100.

What can you do to raise your AIOSEO Score in WordPress?

1. Insert Photo

The first thing I do is to insert a photo toward the top of the page, usually after the first paragraph. That way I don’t have to worry about where’s the right place to put the main photo.

You will have to locate an image that either you made or took the picture yourself, or you can find images online that are free to use.

For this example, I will go to pexels.com and search for an image for this post.

I just put in a search for something like “people imprisoned” and this one looks good. Then I go back to the post I’m working on and copy the title. Why? I’ll show you. I save the image to my hard drive as the title of the blog post. Like this.

Then I go back to the post I am working on and click on “Add Media” and upload the image I just saved to my hard drive. And insert it after the first paragraph of my post. Oh, and looky there. I’ll be darned. My score went up to 77 from 56 just by doing that one thing. Not bad, ‘eh?

2. Check Keyphrase

Next, were going to ask All-in-One SEO what to do next. Before we do that, you want to select and copy your key phrase for this post. I’m going to use the title of the post for my key phrase.

Scroll down below your post until you find this: Focus keyphrase then paste and add your key phrase, and BAM!

Here is your list of to dos to raise your AIOSEO score. For advanced users, that’s all you need. You can go get a cup of coffee or watch along while the rest of us go through this process one by one.

Okay, so I don’t have to deal with Focus Keyphrase in SEO title or Focus keyphrase length, so what do we have left?

3. Include Keyphrase in Opening Paragraph

I know, let’s take a look at that opening paragraph, and I’m going to drop in the focus keyphrase in there and see where that gets us. I’ll save the draft and see what we’ve got. Checking the score, it looks like we picked up a couple of points going from 77 to 79.

4. Add Keyphrase to Alt Text in Main Image

Now, let’s scroll down to revisit our suggestions to see what it says now. Hmm, it says Focus keyphrase in image alt attributes. Focus keyphrase not found in image alt attribute(s). Add an image with your Focus keyphrase as alt text. Okay, that’s easy enough.

We are going to get back to that image and add our keyphrase to the Alternative text, like we were told, and see what happens. And it looks like that didn’t seem to help us in the score department because I am still at 79 out of 100. Let’s see what else they have down there.

5. Make Sure Keyphrase is in URL

It says Focus Keyphrase in URL that the Focus Keyphrase not found in the URL.

Hmm… that doesn’t sound right. So, let’s take another look at that. Looks like it’s in there to me. But I don’t like that “uncategorized” in the URL, so let’s fix that. I am going to give it a more meaningful category and unselect “uncategorized.” Save the draft and look at how we are doing.

I like the URL better now that it has another alternative keyphrase in there, but that didn’t seem to do anything for our score, so how about if I take out that question mark in the title? Maybe that’s the ticket. Save the draft and oh, well looks like we’re in the same boat, so what’s next.

Scrolling down to the Focus Keyphrase is, you know where that is, now scroll down to the next section.

Here we have your Page Analysis with more ideas about how to raise your SEO score. Looks like everything is looking pretty good except for Focus Keyphrase in URL which we are going to ignore right now, leaving the Meta description length, which it says is over 160 characters, and External links, saying that I have no outbound links.

6. Edit Meta Description

Let’s take a look at those, starting with the meta description length.

I scroll up to just above the Focus Keyphrase section to find the Meta Description section, and I am going to copy and paste words from my first paragraph to seed this configuration with 160 words or less.

Save draft and see where we are. Alright, that got us into the green with a whopping 81 out of 100. Back to the Page Analysis to see what’s up there. There are still no external links, so let’s see what we can do about that.

7. Outbound Links

Here is a phrase I can link to another website, so I will link it here. Alternatively, I could link to a book, author page, study results, or even an Amazon product that could even be an affiliate pay link, so if someone clicks on it and buys something from Amazon, I earn a commission.

Bonus: Check Readability for How to Raise Your AIOSEO Score in WordPress

Save draft and check the score. 82 is a respectable score to expect a good result from the search engines, but if you want to do better, you can go back down to page analysis and click on Readability to see if there are any edit tweaks and changes to your text that can help you rank even better.

And here you can see I have a few suggestions to help this page rank even better.

It is not necessary to do all of this and jump through all these hoops for our purposes. Like I said at the outset, the automatic settings will get you there, but if you have the time, energy, and enthusiasm, you can really drill down and dial-in that score all the way to 100.

So, that’s it for today’s

How to Raise Your AIOSEO Score in WordPress

I’m David M Masters for St Paul’s Free University, and you can find out more about me at davidmmasters.com.

Overcoming Repressed Childhood Trauma as an Adult

With every year thousands of new victims of child abuse coming forward, the true magnitude and impact childhood trauma as yet unknown. In this free series of short 7 minute presentations, six experts from a wide range of disciplines will share their secrets to recognizing, dealing with, and eventually overcoming childhood trauma as an adult.

This event will be broadcast live on Facebook on the St. Paul’s Free University Page.

VIEW REPLAY OF LIVE EVENT

Date: Feb 17th, 2021

Time: 11:00 AM PST

Like our Facebook page to be notified when the event goes live.

Event Speakers & Talk Titles

This event will proceed in three phases. Each speaker will give a 7 minute presentation in each of the three phases. Their talk titles and links for additional information are given below.

Rosa M Luna

“Expose Child Abuse Using Curandero Therapy”

“Curandero Therapy Wounded Child Process”

“Ongoing Healing with a Curandero Therapy”

trauma-ties.com

David M Masters

“Are You an Adult Survivor of Religious Child Sexual Abuse?”

“Healing for Sexually Abused Religious Survivors”

“Making a Religious Stand Against Child Sexual Abuse”

davidmmasters.com

Wendy Lynn Johnson

“What’s wrong with me? Adult symptoms of abuse as a child.”

“Meet the younger you with source energy therapy”

“Healing forward with Source energy therapy”

sourceenergytherapy.com

Juanita Holaday

Juanita holady“What Are You Hiding From?”

“3 Effortless Ways to Heal from Child Abuse Naturally”

“Naturally Activated Steps for Continued Recovery”

naturalalternativespecialist.com

 

Lolo Lesser

lolo lesser empatharian“Neurobiology of Child Neglect and Abuse”

“Leveraging the Brain’s Plasticity with Movement”

“Moving Forward with Consistency and Confidence to combat low self-esteem in yourself and your children.”

empatharian.com

Daniel Mark Schwartz

“Narcissistic Parents: Recognizing abuse”

“Immediate recovery from narcissistic parental abuse”

“Five steps to thriving after surviving narcissism”

overcomingtoxicpeople.com

Leveling Up Your Professional Reiki Practice

  • Level up your skills as an energy worker – Expand your skills and practices by adding additional techniques to your Reiki toolbox
  • Connect and bring value to more clients – Increase your reach and market share with these simple tricks used by professional healers
  • Open your work to abundance through harmonious value exchange – Allow increasing energetic and monetary rewards for practicing Reiki

This event will be broadcast live on Facebook on the St. Paul’s Free University Page.

LIVE EVENT COMPLETE. See replay here

Date: January 24th, 2021

Time: 1:30 PM PST

Like our Facebook page to be notified when the event goes live.

Event Speakers

David M Masters

“FREE Lightning Reiki Attunement”

Receive your virtual attunement for the Lightning Reiki plug-in. You must be a Reiki Master to receive the Lightning Reiki plug-in to enhance your Reiki practice, enabling you to do deep emotional work in minutes without unearthing buried trauma.

“Expand your practice to emotional healing”

As Reiki Masters, you already know Reiki is the premier holistic healing modality that deals with whatever ail your clientele. Use the Lightning Reiki plug-in to expand your market to include any type of victims of any kind of abuse that want to take their life back.

“Release your abundance blocks with Lightning Reiki”

Get ready to take your Reiki practices and your life to the next level to enjoy the abundance of love, joy, health, and wealth with Lightning Reiki.

Rosa M Luna

“Adding the ‘Healing Egg’ Practice to your Reiki Services”

Learn how to use the ancient “Curandera Barrida de Huevo” practice of energy sweeping your clients. This ancient technique of traditional native healers is a powerful method to add to any energy healing practice.

“Bilingual Expansion”

Double your potential reach through the community by adding a second service language. Learn how to effectively communicate with clients for whom English is a second language.

“Raise Your Price”

A culmination of the first three topics, Rosa discusses how you can charge more increasing the value of your services. By adding service languages and employing additional methods, such as the healing egg, you can charge more per visit while providing even more value to your clients.

Daniel Mark Schwartz

“Energy work for victims of narcissist, sociopaths, and psychopaths”

Victims of abusers with a narcissistic personality disorder or other antisocial personality disorders (psychopaths and sociopaths) are in need of deep healing and are rarely assisted by energy workers who can help with the work of overcoming emotional trauma. Learn the best way to approach healing victims of this type with your energy work of choice.

“How to find and heal victims of toxic people”

This module aims to help you connect with clients who have experienced trauma due to abuse from narcissistic, psychopathic, antisocial, or other forms of toxic people. These types of people rarely seek out energy work on their own. By learning to attract them to your practice, you have the opportunity to grow your client base while doing great good for the community.

“Building a professional practice serving victims of toxic people”

Finally, I will discuss the business aspects of finding and keep clients who are victims of toxic people. Continuing to serve such clients offers its own unique set of challenges. By the end of this talk, you will have the tools to build an abundant and profitable practice.

Wendy Lynn Johnson

“Reiki & Source Energy Therapy can benefit your grieving clients”

Learn how the techniques of Reiki and Source Energy Therapy can be used in tandem to massively amplify your work on clients stricken with grief.

“Networking with a Reiki circle”

Learn how to connect and recruit clients through the use of a Reiki circle.

“Reiki and an energy exchange”

Key to an abundant Reiki practice is a proper energy exchange with our clients. Learn how being accepting of the good our clients can do for us is just as important as doing good work for our clients. And, how resisting energy exchange may be hampering your growth as a reiki practitioner.

Juanita Holiday

Juanita holady“Adding natural alternatives to your practice”

Learn how to expand your Reiki practice by adding holistic enhancements that increase benefits to your clients.

“Attract a wider audience holistically”

By adding additional holistic services, we can attract an even wider and more diverse clientele. Learn how natural alternatives can get your energy work out to a larger crowd.

“Increase your revenue by incorporating natural healing products”

By auditing additional products and services to your practice, you are opening the door to greater revenue and abundance. Both physical products and services work best when they are sold together.

Leveling Up Your Professional Reiki Practice

  • Level up your skills as an energy worker – Expand your skills and practices by adding additional techniques to your Reiki toolbox
  • Connect and bring value to more clients – Increase your reach and market share with these simple tricks used by professional healers
  • Open your work to abundance through harmonious value exchange – Allow increasing energetic and monetary rewards for practicing Reiki

This event will be broadcast live on Facebook on the St. Paul’s Free University Page.

LIVE EVENT COMPLETE. See replay here

Date: January 11th, 2021

Time: 1:11 PM PST

Like our Facebook page to be notified when the event goes live.

Event Speakers

David M Masters

“FREE Lightning Reiki Attunement”

Receive your virtual attunement for the Lightning Reiki plug-in. You must be a Reiki Master to receive the Lightning Reiki plug-in to enhance your Reiki practice, enabling you to do deep emotional work in minutes without unearthing buried trauma.

“Expand your practice to emotional healing”

As Reiki Masters, you already know Reiki is the premier holistic healing modality that deals with whatever ail your clientele. Use the Lightning Reiki plug-in to expand your market to include any type of victims of any kind of abuse that want to take their life back.

“Release your abundance blocks with Lightning Reiki”

Get ready to take your Reiki practices and your life to the next level to enjoy the abundance of love, joy, health, and wealth with Lightning Reiki.

Rosa M Luna

“Adding the ‘Healing Egg’ Practice to your Reiki Services”

Learn how to use the ancient “Curandera Barrida de Huevo” practice of energy sweeping your clients. This ancient technique of traditional native healers is a powerful method to add to any energy healing practice.

“Bilingual Expansion”

Double your potential reach through the community by adding a second service language. Learn how to effectively communicate with clients for whom English is a second language.

“Raise Your Price”

A culmination of the first three topics, Rosa discusses how you can charge more increasing the value of your services. By adding service languages and employing additional methods, such as the healing egg, you can charge more per visit while providing even more value to your clients.

Daniel Mark Schwartz

“Energy work for victims of narcissist, sociopaths, and psychopaths”

Victims of abusers with a narcissistic personality disorder or other antisocial personality disorders (psychopaths and sociopaths) are in need of deep healing and are rarely assisted by energy workers who can help with the work of overcoming emotional trauma. Learn the best way to approach healing victims of this type with your energy work of choice.

“How to find and heal victims of toxic people”

This module aims to help you connect with clients who have experienced trauma due to abuse from narcissistic, psychopathic, antisocial, or other forms of toxic people. These types of people rarely seek out energy work on their own. By learning to attract them to your practice, you have the opportunity to grow your client base while doing great good for the community.

“Building a professional practice serving victims of toxic people”

Finally, I will discuss the business aspects of finding and keep clients who are victims of toxic people. Continuing to serve such clients offers its own unique set of challenges. By the end of this talk, you will have the tools to build an abundant and profitable practice.

Wendy Lynn Johnson

“Reiki & Source Energy Therapy can benefit your grieving clients”

Learn how the techniques of Reiki and Source Energy Therapy can be used in tandem to massively amplify your work on clients stricken with grief.

“Networking with a Reiki circle”

Learn how to connect and recruit clients through the use of a Reiki circle.

“Reiki and an energy exchange”

Key to an abundant Reiki practice is a proper energy exchange with our clients. Learn how being accepting of the good our clients can do for us is just as important as doing good work for our clients. And, how resisting energy exchange may be hampering your growth as a reiki practitioner.

Juanita Holiday

Juanita holady“Adding natural alternatives to your practice”

Learn how to expand your Reiki practice by adding holistic enhancements that increase benefits to your clients.

“Attract a wider audience holistically”

By adding additional holistic services, we can attract an even wider and more diverse clientele. Learn how natural alternatives can get your energy work out to a larger crowd.

“Increase your revenue by incorporating natural healing products”

By auditing additional products and services to your practice, you are opening the door to greater revenue and abundance. Both physical products and services work best when they are sold together.

Lolo Lesser

lolo lesser empatharian“Grounding your practice with movement meditation”

Discover a new and exciting revival of an old form of movement meditation, that adds life and interest to any Reiki or energy work practice. Use these techniques to both better yourself as a lightworker, and to teach to clients who can benefit from this practice.

“Teaching chronic fatigue clients energy-generating with Empatharian Movement”

Empatharian movement is a powerful technique to give to clients who have chronic fatigue. In this session, you will learn how to attract and keep an even greater client base, by employing this power antidote to tiredness and lethargy.

“Creating a working, teaching, training Emptharian practice with movement”

This final session covers how to build a well-rounded professional practice the includes Empatharian as one of its core pillars.

The Fountain of Youth – How to Live Forever – Digital Summit 12-12-2020

Are you ready to live the longest and fullest life possible? This summit brings in six experts from very different disciplines including life coaching, business, natural regenerative agriculture, alternative health science, akashic science, Native American curanero healing, to name a few. Each will presenting various methods extending a healthful and productive life through natural methods of mind, body, and soul.

This event will be broadcast live on Facebook on the St. Paul’s Free University Page.

Live broadcast over. View event Replay here. 

Date: December 12th, 2020

Time: 12:12 PM PST

Like our Facebook page to be notified when the event goes live.

Rosa Luna – Freedom from Trauma for New Life

Repressed trauma is causing premature aging and leads to an early grave. Learn how to release trauma for a new youthful life.

Retired mental health professional for the State of Oregon, author and speaker Rosa M. Luna studied at Treasure Valley Community College and many other educational venues, is a practicing Reiki Master, and founding member of Luna Institute of Curanderos, current coach and instructor at St. Paul’s Free University.

More info about Rosa: Trauma-ties

 

David Masters – Reprogram Your DNA for Long Life

3 self-engineering DNA secrets revealed to increase longevity and vitality from New You DNA

For over 30 years, Transfiguration Specialist, David M. Masters is an Author, Educator, Minister, Entrepreneur, Public Speaker, Life Coach, Master Trainer, and Business Consultant assisting all size businesses to increase online sales, strengthen their overall brand, and dramatically boost web site traffic through proven online marketing concepts. He has helped many people improve their lives financially, physically, personally, spiritually and professionally.

More info about Dave: David M Masters

Lolo Lesser – Using the Power of Embodiment to Live Optimally, Forever!

Body-Mind-Spirit Action with Empatharian Movement for Peace.

lolo lesser empatharianPolish your star! We are all Luminescent Beings of light energy, radiance, and intention- underneath all the layers of our humanness, our past experiences, and what we took too seriously! Let’s have some fun and share our prayers and creativity, learning great stuff about true communication, heartspace, and generating sacredness, all while doing movement, attunement, and improvisational art processes…

More info about Lolo: Empatharian

Juanita Holaday – Reverse Aging with Mother Nature

Key’s to unlock Mother Nature’s formula to live longer and become more youthful everyday.

Juanita holadyA Natural Alternative Specialist is a holistic health sciences practitioner who is able to offer consultation and health coaching to individuals seeking alternative treatments and modalities to modern medical methodologies.

Natural Alternative Specialists advise from a tool kit that includes natural remedies available from Mother Earth, including vitamins, minerals, herbal supplements, adjustments to diet and exercise routines, as well as energy healing, spiritual counseling, and raising your vibration.

More info about Juanita: Blog – Natural Alternative Specialist

Daniel Schwartz – Designing and Planting Your Own Garden of Eden

Long Life and Health Food from Permaculture Food Forests

Daniel Mark Schwartz a specialist in off grid living, renewable energy, and permaculture. Primary author and creator of educational content on offgridpermaculture.com, and the Off Grid Permaculture YouTube channel.

In this talk, Daniel will be describing the immense health benefits available through nutrient rich food grown with organic permaculture growing techniques. Through regenerative agriculture, food forest design, and modeling human system after nature, Daniel hope to take part in converting the Earth back in to a Garden of Eden for all humanity.

More info about Daniel: Off Grid Permaculture

Shamantha Elmore – Applied Holistic Quantum Science for Youthful Longevity.

shamantha Elmore philos5d

Learn how to apply principles of Philos5D to live a long exuberant life by addressing brain and heart health, hormonal balance, and chakras

More info about Shamantha: Philos 5D

Social Media Marketing Tools

For people looking to promote their work, build a following, and promote their education course offerings, social media is a powerful place to make yourself known.

However, for those of us with too little time in the day to bring our light in to the world and constantly post on social media, we need help in the from of power marketing tools.

These are the currently recommended marketing tools that we use here at St. Paul’s Free University to get our message out in to the world.

Tailwind — Pinterest and Instagram Marketing

Tailwind is a powerful post scheduling, content managing, and data tracking service with a history of being practically indispensable for Pinterest marketing, and has added functionality to support Instagram as well.

Both of these social media platforms work best when content creators are posting new items serval times a day, with an emphasis on fresh new content. This level of activity can quickly become quite the time-suck.

What Tailwind allows you to do is bulk upload a large number of pins, and schedule them out days or weeks in advance. Tailwind helps you choose the optimum time to post throughout the day, and tracks how successful each pin was. You can also use their Magic Loop feature to set up a pool of images that will be repined automatically in different places, spaced out over time, to keep your best content constantly being seen.

Additionally, they provide an optional tribes feature, which lets you join groups of content creators in your category of content. Within the group, everyone shares their content, allowing other people to Pin your images in exchange for you pinning theirs. This gives you access to a much wider audience, while keeping people who follow you constantly engaged with a wide variety of content.

IFTTT (If This Then That) — General Social Media Automation

IFTTT is an extremely powerful weapon when it comes to internet marketing. It allows you to link almost any two websites together using there simple automation system, that works by building simple sentences in the form of, “If ___ then ___”.

For example, you could create an action so that if you post a new blog article, then IFTTT will post a link to it on your Facebook Page. This ideas works with all the major social media platforms, reducing the need to copy paste links between sites when you are promoting your new content.

Another thing that it works great for is keeping an eye on the competition. You can have IFTTT keep an eye on things like news sites or Craigslist searches, and email or text you when it find something that meets your criteria.

IFTTT is so versatile, there are practically unlimited uses for it if you are creative enough.

Canvas — Online Design Tool

Canva is a free (with paid options for premium service), online graphics editing package, with an emphasis on simplicity and pre-designed options.

For many marketing tasks, Canva is all you really need to be successful. Some of the things you can do with it include:

  • Create text images for Pinterest
  • Meme style text images for Facebook
  • YouTube video thumbnails
  • Visual ads for paid advertisements
  • Simple logos and social media branding
  • Print items like posters, business cards

Free Resources Stock Images, Videos, and Music

Having high quality multimedia resources on hand is essential when creating engaging content, especially on social media platforms. The following resources offer royalty free resources you can use to create social media posts and landing pages.

  • Pixabay – royalty free images, line art / illustrations, and video clips
  • Pexels – royalty free images and video clips
  • Unslash – high quality royalty free stock images
  • YouTube Music Library – royalty free background music
  • Mixkit – royalty free video clips and background music (be careful of licensing, some videos with “Restricted” licensing cannot be used for commercial projects)
  • Bensound – royalty free music
  • Videvo – royalty free sound effects (note: other resources on site are non-free/attribution required)

Teachers Wanted Free Teacher Certification Replay

In case you missed it, the following is the replay of the event that streamed online. Feel free to like and share it, as we are honoring all students who attend online and we will run this event throughout the COVID-19 lockdown. For those who are staying home and staying safe, this is a good opportunity to get your free teacher certification.

Free teaching certificate awarded to attendees of the Free Teacher Certification Program which includes discovering and monetizing your purpose, message, passion, and mission in life. In this one-day intensive seminar you will learn how to start teaching others using your unique skills and abilities, and training you’ve received from the university of life to help and train others as no one else can. Squash your inner critic, help and lead people who need to hear from you, empowered by this free trainer certification. Learn how to train others by attending this free instructor certification event. Credits earned via St. Paul’s Free University.

 

Free and welcome to all comers.

Click here: https://youtu.be/9JR3bBpYVzk to view the replay.

After you’ve attended the event, click here: http://stpaulsfreeuniversity.com/ftc/ to earn your credits for attending and receive your Free Teaching Certificate.

About the event:

WHY ARE YOU QUALIFIED?

You might be surprised to discover at this event that you are more qualified than an ivy league graduate to teach. Discover why you are so qualified and learn what sets you apart from other classically-trained instructors, and come to realize that this, your accepting your call to train and help others may be a part of your life’s journey, and could be a part, if not the main reason, for you’re being here, your purpose in this life. If so, your life will not make sense until you embrace your teaching mission.

NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY?

Quite the contrary. No formal training necessary. You’ve received your training from a higher source. You’ve been in the trenches. You know what it’s like to look the devil in the eye and find a way to survive in spite of the odds that may have been stacked against you. Experience is necessary. In fact, it is your unique experience and perspective which is invaluable and cannot be taught in any school.

WHAT IS YOUR MESSAGE?

In this event, we are going to help you discover and embrace your message, and honor the life which has pre-qualified you for this sacred work. We believe that you have come here to this earth with a special message, unique unto you, and we are here to help you begin to understand how to interpret all the details that have helped train you for this type of work.

EMPOWERING YOU

We are here to certify that you are uniquely qualified to share your message and to help others through your teaching, training, and understanding of the material which is about you, the life you’ve lived, and the blessing you can bring to others. You will realize that what looked like chaos, tragedy, and trauma, in the past was all divinely orchestrated to bring you here, to this time and place, where you start supporting others, your community, and the world, as only you can.

INTUITION CAN IMPROVE YOUR PROFESSION

Being intuitive is becoming more accepted than before. It no longer carries with it the stigma of being “out there” or seen as pure hogwash of the superstitious and flighty personas. Instead, it’s seen as a valuable asset that helps, protects, and guides us. Learn how to harness your intuition and how it can improve all areas of your life!

TEACHING MAGIC

Learn from a top mystical instructor how you can monetize your special gifts and abilities and teach others, empowering them to take your message to the masses. Learn how she discovered her gifts and abilities, and took charge of her life, and offer assistance and healing to others in need. Duplicate yourself by multiplying your efforts, and make the world a better place.

HOW TO TEACH EFFECTIVELY

Understanding student’s learning styles helps tailor your teaching so that students can get it. As you learn about the different intelligences and the many models of learning styles, you will be able to cater to each student’s individual needs, as you go.

BE AN EXPERT IN YOUR FIELD

At St. Paul’s Free University, we specialize in making you the master of your story, your life, and your message by making you an expert in your field. We will give you the tools to become an expert in your field. Get the Be an Expert in Your Field Blueprint. Following this event, you will have everything you need to be recognized as an expert in your field.

START YOUR NEW CAREER TODAY

St. Paul’s Free University is looking for new instructors, like you. At this event, you can meet the team and let us know if you would like to join the team.

Your Instructors for this Teachers Wanted Free Teacher Certification Program

Amy Elmore, Lolo Lesser, Rosa M Luna, David M Masters

The Olympia Center, 222 Columbia St NW RM 200, Olympia

7 Phases of Love Live Stream

Date: February 7 – 13, 2020

Time: 5PM PST

In this free online live event, join us in the week before Valentines day to focus on developing a vibrant and healthy relationship with your significant other. For all those in a relationship or singles seeking to attract their perfect soulmate in to their life.

Developing a strong relationship is more than just talk. It takes real commitment and the correct perspective to turn your lover in to the love of your life.

Formatted as 4 short 10 minute takes every day for a week from 4 expert SPFU instructors from a wide variety of backgrounds and expertise. See our schedule below.

View the event live on Facebook on the St. Paul’s Free University page.


 

Phase 1: Falling in Love

Live: Feb 7th, 2020; 5pm

Dating yourself

Wendy Lynn Johnson

Try something new date yourself. Why would you want to do that you may ask? It will help you figure out what qualities and attributes you have to offer someone else as well as learn what exactly you need and want in a partner. If you don’t or can’t love yourself first how can you expect someone else to love you? If you are not clear on what your desires and needs are in a partner how will you know if they are the right one for you? Start by getting to know yourself.

 

Permaculture Relationships: Planting the Seed

Daniel Mark Schwartz

Taking inspiration in nature, Permaculture Relationships series of talks explores the lessons of natural living when it comes to developing a fulfilling and rich romantic relationship. In the spring time of romantic love, passions are high and love is in the air. And this is exactly the time when we need to take care to plant the tree that bears the fruit of our desires. Too often new couples jump head long in to their desires without pausing to implement these few simple planning techniques.

With a little common sense and a return to all to uncommon simplicity in life, new couples have the opportunity to lay the foundation decades of future harvest.

Looking for Love and Finding Something

David M Masters

They say, “seek and you will find,” and when you’re looking for love and finding something, you may be surprised to discover what you’re finding is the opposite of what you’re looking for. They say, “opposites attract,” but this is ridiculous. Stop looking for love in the wrong places and get the love you desire by not looking for love but being the love you long for. What’s the difference between love and attraction?  Instead of wondering, “Where can I find love,” you can attract your soulmate, that special person who is uniquely matched to you, by changing your love vibration to match that which you seek.

7 Signs Your Partner is Right for You

Amy Elmore

When you are in the first phase of a relationship (falling in love) it can be challenging to take off the rose colored glasses to see someone for what and who they truly are. At some point you will need to return to earth from your walk in the clouds and place your feet firmly on the ground, especially if you are looking for a serious long-term relationship. How can you look past the best behavior to see someone’s authentic self? It takes a willingness to be honest to see your sweetheart without partiality no matter how “twitterpated” you are. While these 7 signs require very little digging or effort, they do depend on your sincerity.


 

Phase 2: Coupling

Live: Feb 8th, 2020; 5pm

How Long do You Date Before Becoming Boyfriend Girlfriend?

David M Masters

Coupling is all about transitioning from a dating relationship, getting to know each other better, to a more significant relationship which is more exclusive in nature where we are concentrating on each other to see if more depth and meaning is awaiting our relationship and to discover more about our compatibility and potential of loving each other. So, how long do you date before becoming boyfriend/girlfriend, and what does it mean to be in this next phase of love? Can friends become a couple? As you become a couple you might ask when should you move in with your significant other?

7 Couple Goals that Cause Both Envy and Competitiveness

Amy Elmore

We have all seen the cutesy pictures on every social media platform labeled #CoupleGoals that makes us both envious and feeling the need to post similar images in our social media feeds. But, instead of falling into this alternative and modern level of “Keeping up with the Jones” let’s take a deeper look. Past the perfect make-up, matching clothes, and photo-ops the underlying meaning and message is a desire to be a success in our relationship. These pictures reveal the goals we hope to reach and possibly show to the world, a relationship full of romance, adventures, material success, vulnerability, complete trust, and being best friends besides lovers.

Permaculture Relationships: Choosing the Right Zone

Daniel Mark Schwartz

The young permaculture couple are ready to start making a commitment and staking out ground to make their relationship a reality. Following the wisdom of nature and taking inspiration from permaculture design, now is the time for building common sense connections in your life that take the work out of building a relationship. By leveraging your natural strengths a weaknesses, consciously choosing proper boundaries, and making the most of a natural lifestyle, this the opportunity in your relationship to inspire tremendous growth in your fledgling romantic ecosystem.

Questions to ask yourself before taking that next step.

Wendy Lynn Johnson

Dating, becoming a couple, questions to ask yourself before taking that next step in becoming a couple. The things you must know before taking the next steps into a relationship. Not only about the person you are considering dating however the things you must know and love about yourself.
There’s nothing quite like the feeling of falling for someone new; everything is exciting, and you discover so much about yourself and the other person throughout the entire process. It truly feels euphoric. However, before you start picturing your life with them, you might want to take a few steps back and evaluate the situation before you develop feelings. We will explore what those important questions are to see if you really should be taking that plunge into a potential relationship.

Love with Lolo: What do you think of online dating?


 

Phase 3: Sober Up

Live: Feb 9th, 2020; 5pm

7 Ways to Survive the Post-Honeymoon Phase

Amy Elmore

The dreaded “The Honeymoon is Over” phase can make or break some relationships, this is a time when a relationship can no longer depend on romance to blind one another of the foibles and flaws we all have. The newness wears off and unless you have established a strong bond or have taken time to really know your partner beneath the surface, your relationship might not survive the shift from superficial romance into long-term security. However, this relationship phase is a good time to strengthen and deepen your connection to your romantic partner. As long as you have a good foundation to start with, the rough periods always bring opportunities to improve relationship skills.

Infatuation vs. Love

David M Masters

What is love? What is infatuation? What is the difference between love and infatuation? And does it make a difference? If you’re looking for a truly meaningful and deep relationship little is more important in your search for a true love partner. If you’re partner’s infatuated and you’re looking for something more, it could be a problem. But what if you’re in “fatuation” instead of love? It goes both ways when you wake up out of the love-drug-infused romantic whirlwind? Can infatuation turn into love? Can friends become lovers? Can you be friends once you’ve been there? What can you do to preserve the sacred space for having all the love your heart desires?

Real love vs In Love

Wendy Lynn Johnson

You have taken the plunge into a relationship maybe even moved in together. Life may not seem to be that blissful as you had anticipated. You had such high hopes. You were so in love you were going to make each other supremely happy, blissful. Other couples argue and fight not us. We love each other. You were not totally naïve. You knew that eventually you would have differences. However certain you would be able to discuss those difference openly. You have now arrived and neither of you are feeling so open. Now its time to pursue real love. I will help you see the difference between the In-love experience and how it does not focus on our own growth nor the growth or development of our partner. Rather, it gives us the sense that we have arrived. You will recognize the in love experience for what it is a temporary emotional high and now pursue real love. The kind of love that unites reason and emotion. It is the kind of love that involves a willingness and requires discipline, It recognizes the need for personal growth. Our most basic need is to be genuinely loved by another.

Permaculture Relationships: Survival of the Fittest

Daniel Mark Schwartz

Continuing our course of conscious relationship building inspired by nature and permaculture design, we now come the rising action of our newlyweds story. Nothing worth having comes easy, and this is best exemplified by the natural axiom that that which is no longer growing is dying. Nature has a way of weeding you anything which is no longer serving a constructive purpose, and this is the time in your relationship to fight for survival. When living a more natural lifestyle, hard work is inevitably a component of life. But it need not be destructive. In this talk I’ll discuss ways to leverage the inevitable stormy days to strengthen the relationship and further swell eventual fruits to be had during the later stages of love and relationship maturity.

Does past love affect your choices in future love/romance?

Rosa M Luna

Do you wake up one day to find out you’ve done it again? What do you think? Do you keep attracting the same kind of partners? How could you change that destructive cycle? Discover how true this is… Why? why? why?

Is this you doing this?

Choosing the same personalities, habits, and emotionally unavailable partners, over and over again! Sometimes you do try not to make the same mistake in picking a mate, friend or lover. “what the heck?” What is really going on here?

Love with Lolo: What do you think of LGBT relationships?

 


 

Phase 4: Deepening

Live: Feb 10th, 2020; 5pm

What’s your love language?

Wendy Lynn Johnson

Love languages? The emotional needs of our partner must be met if we are to be emotionally healthy. How to communicate a heartfelt commitment to your partner. If you communicate love in a way your partner does not understand he/she will not realize you have attempted to express your love at all. Could it be you are both speaking two different languages? Love languages? People express and receive love in different ways Dr. Gary chapman identifies these as 5 languages of love: Join us as we discuss a little about each love language as well as learn about the importance of keeping your partners love tank full. When your love tank is empty its like a car that is out of gas. Let’s fill those tanks.

Permaculture Relationships: Pattern Understanding

Daniel Mark Schwartz

Growing together as a couple in the deepening phase of love primarily a task of establishing a life rhythm that complements and benefits each other. In nature we call the act of forming a cohesive whole from many desperate parts an ecosystem.

The key feature of a successful long term relationships is that the partners are evenly matched and get more from the arrangement than they give. There needs to be a balanced give and take on both sides to make the arrangement stable in the long term.

In this talk I’ll discuss patterns in nature that can shed light on the proper way to establish this foundation phase of life long romance. As well as suggest some ways to make deep love a reality in your relationship.

What is a Power Couple?

David M Masters

If you’ve contemplated the melding of two powerful love personalities into one, you may have asked, “What is a power couple?” and could you and your partner ascend into such a powerful love relationship? Discover what does power couple mean and find out if this appeal to you and your partner. If your ready to amplify the efficacy of your relationship as the ultimate gift to the community and world at large. Being a power couple is not for everyone, but if you have the desire and ability, the two of you combined can bring so much more together to the world than either of you could independently. Hand in hand you can bless others and make the word a better place.

7 Questions that will Deepen Your Romantic Partnership

Amy Elmore

Once you and your partner have established your relationship and you feel like you’re both in it for the long run, you may want to understand your partner on a deeper level. What makes them tick? What are they passionate about? What are some goals or dreams they haven’t revealed to you? By sharing our dreams with our partners we have a deeper understanding of what our loved one truly desires and it gives us the opportunity to being vulnerable and building trust in one another. Knowing what our partner wants can also help us to be supportive and become their biggest cheerleader, and in turn they become our biggest supporter.

Love with Lolo: How do you find a partner as a single parent?


 

Phase 5: Genuine Bonding

Live: Feb 11th, 2020; 5pm

All We Need is Love

David M Masters

You are taking your love relationship to the next level, and you’re convinced that, “All we need is love,” but you’re going to need more than love to truly bond with each other in this critical phase which moves you to the most meaningful of romantic relationships. You’re willing to say to your partner, “I love all of you,” and mean it with all your heart, and if your partner loves you just as much, how do you grow together even deeper? Is it possible to, in a sense, become one flesh? Can you break the boundaries of a normal relationship and potentially become more connected than other couples?

Permaculture Relationships: Symbiosis

Daniel Mark Schwartz

Genuine bonding is the phase of the relationship story where couples begin to accept there role in the couple and burgeoning family as part of their own identity. They begin to consider this pairing and an indispensable part of their own survival strategy.

In a strong relationship, the bonds that bind us exist on many levels, from a material need and egoistic identification, to intellectual bonds and higher emotions.

Once again nature has much to teach us in the search for a deeper and longer lasting way of relating. Using mother nature’s approach to symbiosis as our guide, in this talk we will discuss how we can go from “individuals in love” to “born to be together”.

7 Tips to Deepen Your Bond

Amy Elmore

Do you know how strong your bond is with your partner? Is communication between you open and honest? Are you spending enough quality time together that doesn’t involve screens? Here’s a few tips that will get the ball rolling towards a strong and secure relationship that will last for the long-haul. Having a deep connection is important when your goal is long-term; in order to stay together, building a solid foundation is key. There may be times when life’s storms causes damage and re-building is necessary especially if there’s children and their stability to consider, but not having a firm foundation one can’t repair without the danger of things falling apart easily.

Genuine bonding

Wendy Lynn Johnson

What prescription is best for you and your love?

Where do we start when it comes to bonding as a couple?

There is no one “best” activity that couples can engage in to build a healthy relationship and safeguard from divorce or separation because each couple will have their own relationship style.

For some couples, it may be engaging in a shared hobby together, like bike riding, playing games, or playing music together. For others, it may be the long talks they often have when looking up at the stars, over morning coffee, or lying in bed at night.

No matter what this activity is, the only things that matter are that the activity:

  1. Is something you can do together
  2. Is something you can do regularly
  3. Is enjoyable (or at least not unpleasant) for both partners, and
  4. Is something that allows you to communicate in a healthy and productive way.

These four criteria don’t narrow down the world of activities very much, and that’s how it’s meant to be. The prescription for a good relationship for one couple may not work for another couple, and vice versa. Each relationship is unique and should be appreciated and treated as the unique connection that it is.
If you’re stumped on what activity might be best for you and your partner, join us in some exploring this deeper.


 

Phase 6: Comfort

Live: Feb 12th, 2020; 5pm

7 Ways that will Revamp a Stale Relationship

Amy Elmore

Every relationship goes through a rough patch when we’re too complacent. We’ve stopped trying and have become lazy in our pursuit of romance and adventure taking for granted our beloved. While it’s good to allow the natural cycles of life to ebb and flow giving us time for rest and re-growth, it isn’t wise to stay stuck in a rut. So, when the days begin to blend into one another and look too much alike, this is a good time to rekindle the romance and passion in your relationship. While absence makes the heart grow stronger, there is a need to keep things interesting and exciting in order to move past relationship plateaus.

Are you too comfortable in your relationship?

Wendy Lynn Johnson

 

Signs that you are too comfortable in your relationship and it is causing problems. Its an amazing feeling when you get to a point in your relationship where you can relax and complexly be your true self. However, you want this comfort to remain Positive. If you are to comfortable you may find that you stop putting any effort in. You may be giving off the energy that you are to comfortable. In a relationship you want to get to the point that you are not stressed about all the little things, make sure you are being conscious of how your partner is feeling. You do not want to find that they are feeling as if their feelings do not matter. When you become to comfortable in a relationship you run the risk of the relationship not being a priority. We will discuss ways to avoid this and how to keep on track and if you find you have fallen off how to get it back.

Permaculture Relationships: Surviving the Seasons

Daniel Mark Schwartz

In this final and most difficult trial of the bonds of relationship, couples must deal with boredom in the relationship. Up to now everything has been new and exciting, but now that some form of stability has been achieved there is a pronounced instinct for self sabotage.

However, the real key to long term survival is learning to leverage the power of the relationship to give back and grow the world around. One key concept of permaculture is that everything must contribute positively to the world around it. And this goes doubly so for a couple coming in to their power of love.

As two, your personal strength is potentially multiplied many fold by the partner standing beside you. But, in order to stand the seasons you must originate a strong forest around you.

Healthy Love

David M Masters

You know the sweetest phase of love when tow share healthy love together. This is the sweet spot of love where mutual respect and support flows freely between the two of you. You are fully supporting each other with very little effort. Compromise is not an issue, you both support the highest and best of each other and find fulfillment in your blossoming into this phase of love. This conscious loving is the most mature healthy love, free from drama and trauma of struggling for independent expression when compared to other love and relationships. There exists a daily love compatibility between both parties which is in peace and harmony.

Love with Lolo: What if you partner is not emotionally available?


Phase 7: True and Enduring Love

Live: Feb 13th, 2020; 5pm

Permaculture Relationships: Harvest

Daniel Mark Schwartz

The great maxim of the farmer is that, “You reap what you sow.” After years and decades of work and intentions you are at the phase where the seeds of your choices are coming to fruition. Although not necessarily a set time in life, harvest is a key step in any lif long soulmate relationship.

Throughout life, we need to be ready to take the fruits of our effort whenever they are available. Further, we must have the future in mind when we are planning for today.
Like every aspect of a homestead, developing a rock solid relationship requires a long term perspective, deep perception, and a commitment to hard work.

In this talk, well round out the permaculture relationship with goal setting, methods to enjoy life today, and connecting our relationship goals with every other aspect of our life to form the ultimate goal of a permaculture, a cohesive whole.

True Love

David M Masters

The attainment of true love is no longer illusive. You’ve found your true love relationship. Your conscious loving has moved to the next level and you are both the love expert and your love light shines bathing others within proximity with your vibrant light of love. This is the most coveted of all types of love relationships. As the fortunate participant in the deepest level of love and trust in relationships, you surpass known expectations of traditional psychology of relationships and love. True and enduring love is the epitome of partnership love relationships, where love for your partner is beyond reciprocal and natural in this highest and best true love relationship.

What ingredients are necessary to build or strengthen your relationship?

Wendy Lynn Johnson

What exactly is true and enduring love? Many people have enduring love for chocolate, they have loved it for a long time, and will continue to love it. the word enduring means long lasting. Relationships are often construed as easy you fall in love and all is blissful. That’s the way it happens in the movies. Long-lasting relationships are built on enduring love, which is itself based on a healthy foundation. Couples can build ahead and plan the foundation. Couples who find that their relationship seems to be lacking the things they desire can take corrective steps to strengthen their foundation. I will be discussing 6 ingredients necessary to build or strengthen your relationship foundation.

7 Habits of Happy, Long-Lasting Couples

Amy Elmore

Have you ever seen an affectionate older couple and think “I want that”? Nature doesn’t make the perfect couple, it takes work and a desire for both of you to be happy and fulfilled, it’s a balance of give and take equally; if one partner is always and only giving—they suffer burn out. It takes patience, compassion, trust, communication, and a sense of humor to live under the same roof of any human-being let alone a partner we’ve committed our lifetime to. Life can be as beautiful or as challenging as you make it, the same goes for your relationship. With some effort and investment from both partners, your relationship can be both endearing and enduring.

 

The 7 Symptoms of Being in Love

 

Love with Lolo: What if you don’t have a date for Valentine’s Day?

Free Life Coach Certification

 

If you have been drawn to help those around you – your family, loved ones, and friends – through hard times and difficult circumstances, then this is a free opportunity to get started. Whether out of self-interest or a desire to enter a career in counseling, this FREE seminar will get you started on the right path.

All attendees who participate in the entire event will earn a certification and credit hours from St. Paul’s Free University. View the full replay here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-OxwjrFKk0w which will remain available during the COVID-19 lockdown.

After you’ve viewed the entire video, you can receive your credits and certification here: http://stpaulsfreeuniversity.com/plcc

Free and welcome to all comers.

Intuitiveness as a Skillset

“How to Use Intuition as a Coaching Tool”

 

Amy Elmore

We all know that intuition can be an incredible asset that protects us in times of uncertainty when our safety feels most vulnerable. But, did you ever think it could be a useful business skill set? When our career or business involves dealing with people, especially one-on-one, we don’t think to use our intuitive skills. Often empathy and compassion in this field takes center stage, as they should.

However, intuition can help us make better management decisions and assist us in finding and marketing to our ideal clients. By honing-in and sharpening our intuition, we can offer clear insights to better guide our clients while also helping us find the best process for their personal success: every coach’s number one goal.

Download handout: intuitive hand out

 

Facilitating Development of Life Purpose

For many clients lack of life purpose is the major road block standing between them and   their optimum potential. Lack of a well defined goal in life leads to lethargy, depression, aimlessness, self destructive, or reckless behaviors. Working through the self reflective process of realizing a client’s unique life purpose is an invaluable technique for any practicing life coach.

In this introductory presentation, we will cover various techniques that can be employed during sessions or recommended to clients for home work. Additionally we will attempt to illuminate possible road blocks to success in the process as well as indications that a
client is particularly apt to begin this particular means of self development.

Download slides and handout: Developing Life Purpose

Law of Attraction and Life Coaching

 

Have you ever wondered how you can use the law of attraction in your life coaching business?

We will explore what the law of attraction is and just how it can help you be successful as a coach. We will also dive into a few simple processes you can use to help your clients shift using the law of attraction. The Law of Attraction is working in your life whether you’re aware of it or not. And it may explain why you are attracting the things in your life that you do. Our emotions play a huge roll in our lives and us taking the driver seat can shift our entire lives as a coach or for our clients.

Remember what you think about comes about. See you soon!

Download handout: cover worksheet for summit LC -2

Free Life Coach Certification

Life coach trainer and author of the definitive life coach training manual for the Olympian Life Coach School expresses how to become a life coach, reviewing the basic skills used in various life coaching practices.
If you’ve been drawn to peer counseling or coaching as an expression of achieving your highest and best, supporting others, contributing to your local community, and make the world a better place, attend this review of life coaching as a practice and how to maximize efficacy in a world that needs your skills now more than ever. All attendees will becoming a life coach, verified to possess core skillsets and will be certified to practice as a life coach.
The Olympia Center, 222 Columbia St NW RM 200, Olympia