Life Works Seminar Archive

LIFE WORKS
Seminar Archive 

Below you will find our previous Seminar titles and a short description of what we discussed.

How to Have More Intimacy in Your Life

For several years around Life Works there has been a quiet, yet insistent questioning about how to have more closeness and sharing in our relationships. The complaints are often about too little time/too much to do, longer hours/more responsibilities, with confessions of “I just don’t feel like it,” “I never get any time to myself” and “It’s not that important.” And yet the resigned murmur continues.

This evening we’ll going to open up Pandora’s box and explore this tender and personal issue. As women, we want to be cherished and desired, loved and adored, softly treated and gently known and understood. Is there juice, support and satisfaction that we are overlooking? Are we missing an important part of our femaleness?

In a time when peace is so important on the planet, it seems powerful that we are peaceful within ourselves and our close relationships. We all deserve comfort and tenderness in these trying times. We’ll begin unpeeling these complicated layers. (10/6/10)

The Armor of Amour What’s Between You and the Love You Want

We all have psychological armor that we have created to protect us from being hurt and having our hearts broken one more time. However, it may also be stopping us from having what we want in our lives such as ease, support, more intimacy, and lasting, reliable, unconditional love. Like a medieval knight, perhaps, in addition to protecting us the armor is weighing us down and could be replaced with more discreet, efficient, modern protection.

This evening we will investigate the various styles of armor and see if there are better ways to take care of ourselves. We will talk about replacing what doesn’t work with protection that does…so we can have more of what we want — everyday. Join us to uncover new discoveries and observations on how to live with more satisfaction and ease. This evening is designed to welcome and introduce guests to Life Works as well as deepen, enrich and review focal points of the Workshop for graduates. (9/11/10)

Shifting Your Love Life and Having What You Want

Do you know that you have the power to shift your life? You’ve made changes in your life that you’re proud of, moved life around so you have more ease and satisfaction, right? Yet sometimes we feel powerless to shift our relationships. Could it be that you have missed seeing how powerful you can also be in a relationship?

This evening we’ll give you the confidence and guidelines to move your love life towards the luscious, rich, peaceful, joyful and heart-full relationship you want. It is simple and once you experiment and understand how shifts work, it even gets easy. Join us for this enlightening evening and leave with new skills and confidence that can change the way you love and are loved forever. (8/11/10)

What You Learned From Your First Relationship with a Man

As a little girl you spent a great deal of time trying to figure out how life worked. Your Father was likely the most consistent male presence (or else some other man around you) demonstrating what men looked like, how to treat a man, what to expect from life and thousands of other nuances and shadings of what it means to be in relationship with a male of our species. So it is natural that you have incorporated into your life many of his values — ones you take pride in, some you cringe from and others which may keep you from having what you want. Often the key to having the full, self-expressive, authentic life you desire is wrapped up in how you related with your Dad and thus all men in your life — lovers, husband, boss, colleagues and friends.

This evening we’ll look into this first, perhaps most complicated relationship you had with a man. You can begin to see that since you learned so much from him in childhood, you can now have the opportunity to choose to keep the best of what you gleaned, work on releasing what isn’t useful in your life and find a more authentic, adult relationship with the men in your life. Join us as we begin this powerful, liberating journey. (4/7/10)

Freeing Yourself to Have a Luscious Relationship

We all have psychological armor that we have created to protect us from disappointment, being hurt and having our hearts broken one more time. However, it may also be stopping us from having what we want in our lives such as more ease, support, intimacy, and lasting, reliable, unconditional love.

Perhaps, in addition to keeping us safe, this protection is weighing us down and making it difficult to have the delightful relationship we deserve and could be replaced with more discreet, efficient, modern “heart-safety”. This evening we will investigate the various ways and styles of protection we have created and see if there are better ways to take care of ourselves. We will talk about replacing what doesn’t work with knowledge, wisdom and authenticity that does...so we can have more of what we want — everyday. (3/10/10)

The Most Important Thing Men Want You to Know

At Life Works we believe that relationships are very different than they appear in our culture. We hold that men really do love women and they want to be with us. We say that men are tenderhearted and long to be understood for who they are. In fact, we even wrote a book about it entitled There is NO Prince and Other Truths Your Mother Never Told You to help women understand themselves and men better.

Join us this evening and experience how different your relationships could be if you knew deep in your heart that the men in your life loved you and want you to be happy. Amazing idea isn’t it? Come and learn more about men and what makes them tick. It is different and easier than you think! (02/17/10)

Living in Peace #3 Growing Your Wisdom

Many women come to us to find a great relationship or keep a good one going in the right direction. Others want to be cherished, to uncover their natural power or to become change agents. Some people come to transform their relationship to money, to learn about finding right work, or to look at creative retirement. Others want to unravel themselves from their parents, become more intimate, forgiving, authentic or manifest easier. Everyone, we hope, leaves our work more self-loving which we believe is the key to having whatever you want in life.

At the base of all the work that we do at Life Works is helping women grow their wisdom. Join us this evening to learn about what that looks like, how it works and how you can join the practice of becoming a wise woman. It is incredibly creative to use yourself as an experiment to hone you diverse skills to become a Woman of Authority in you world. (11/11/09)

How to Enjoy Men

Yes, perhaps we can think of men as placed here on the planet to be enjoyed. Try that one on for awhile…hmmm. Kind of gives a new, lighter, more fun perspective on the old post-feminist we-need-to-get-what-they-got era. Taking that idea further down the road, what if we lived from the idea that men want us to be happy? A smile from you makes a man’s day? What if we were given the wrong information and that men are here to make us laugh, lighten our load, and take care of us?

Join us for an enlivening, fun evening when we look through this new lens of being delighted by men and how that perspective alone could have them gathering around us like moths to a light. Let’s look at the modern woman’s dilemma — how to find ways to be amused and cherished as we bring peace and well-being to the planet. (10/14/09)

Welcome to a New World

Do you wake up with a list of things that are overdue scrolling through your head? Do deadlines, emails, to do lists and fear and rumors about the future keep you churning all day with no chance to relax? Do you wonder if you can keep up this frantic pace? Would you like more balance, grace and ease everyday?

The assembly line of our lives seems to have speeded up and looks like it may only get faster. As human beings we need new ways of being with the complex lives we now lead. Life Works suggests we may require a personal operating system upgrade that leaps into the future so we can grow and prosper in these new, challenging times.

The very center of what we teach at Life Works is how powerful women are and the importance of stepping into our female power at this crucial time. Our power is different than men’s. Although many of us feel that we must be “doing” to feel powerful, our “being” actually draws what we want and need toward us. We are the natural healers and communicators with the innate ability to help others. We can find solutions that take care of everyone so that all feel heard and included. We have the ability to nurture people and ideas as well as foster cooperation. We envision, invite, intuit and receive.

What other skills and talents do we have that can transform our lives and the lives of those around us? Join us for this empowering evening and learn more about your authentic, bright, gentle, natural power and thus incredible talents that you naturally possess to be clear, calm and yes, peaceful. Don’t miss it. (9/16/09)

Being Your Lovable Self Wherever You Go

Does it seem difficult to find the love you long for? Does “it” happen to your friends but not for you? Or do you have a guy and still feel it should be easier, more intimate, more loving? Has your marriage become more about getting all the things in your life done rather than having fun with the guy you once called your best friend? Do you feel that you give more than you get? Does your heart cry out to be seen for the magnificent and wondrous woman that you are?

With life spinning so fast these days, our personal lives sometimes lose out to our professional or public personas and then mischief occurs because we don’t feel cared for and loved. Spend the evening at Life Works and see the power you have to be loved and honored wherever you are, in each moment. We’ll put you back in touch with want you long for and want more of in your life as well as the practice of being cherished. Do join us. (8/12/09)

Living in Peace #2 - Having Abundance and Peace Everyday

Today’s challenge is to stay optimistic and peaceful in a world that is not. We are drowning in bad news about the economy, the environment, our ability to create peace, health scares, job security and the future of our country. All this information, especially when it is repeated all day, every day, disturbs our peace. Fear has us clutch onto what it is we do have and it becomes impossible to experience abundance and peace.

This evening we will discover ways to release the stress and transform negative thinking that will allow us each to be an island of feeling good and functioning positively in a world where fear and anxiety are more common. As we embrace change and remain in the moment, we can make the shifts necessary to relax and receive whatever is in store for us.

This evening we’ll learn how to make this incredible ride we are on more fun! We’ll investigate new discoveries and observations on how to live with more satisfaction and ease. This evening is designed to welcome and introduce guests to Life Works as well as deepen, enrich and review focal points of the Workshop for graduates. These evenings are part of an ongoing occasional seminar series designed to encourage a lively discussion and further investigation into how we can have more of what we want in life. (5/13/09)

Living in Peace

So often these days we long for the time when we took peace for granted. Now like almost everything else in our world, peace requires active participation and individual attention. As we are each peaceful, so will come a peaceful world.

If the first step to world peace is individual peace what can we as individuals actually do to find more peace and thus ease and even perhaps joy in our corner of the world? There are many ways to have more peace and contentment in life and this evening we are going to begin the conversation. It will be the first in what may be many discussions with the aim of moving away from what we don’t want in our lives towards peace, well-being, creativity and whatever else you want to flow into your peacefulness.

Join us to investigate new discoveries and observations on how to live with more satisfaction and ease. This evening is designed to welcome and introduce guests to Life Works as well as deepen, enrich and review focal points of the Workshop for graduates.

These evenings are part of an ongoing occasional seminar series designed to encourage a lively discussion and further investigation into how we can have more of what we want in life. (3/14/09)

Three Things Men Want You to Know

There’s a wish that every man has buried deep inside his heart. He may not be able to explain it or even describe it to you, but he does know when a woman he’s attracted to understands these secrets that unlock and open his heart. Without knowing about these secrets of how to be with a man, your relationship will probably not bloom and flower into the fulfilling, transforming possibility it can be. Hint: he wants you to make it easy for him to love you!

At this month’s seminar Marilyn Graman will show you how to cultivate this skill and way of being, first with yourself and then with a wonderful man who will cherish you. This evening you can learn the secrets to becoming a goddess in his universe. And it is quite different than you think. Join us for this stimulating evening and be surprised at how easy it is to be worshiped by a man.

Join us as Marilyn discusses new discoveries and observations on how to live with more satisfaction and ease. This evening is designed to welcome and introduce guests to Life Works as well as deepen, enrich and review focal points of the Workshop for graduates. (1/14/09)

The Armor of Amour

We all have psychological armor that we have created to protect us from being hurt and having our hearts broken one more time. However, it may also be stopping us from having what we want in our lives such as ease, support, more intimacy, and lasting, reliable, unconditional love. Like a medieval knight, perhaps, in addition to protecting us the armor is weighing us down and could be replaced with more discreet, efficient, modern protection.

This evening we will investigate the various styles of armor and see if there are better ways to take care of ourselves. We will talk about replacing what doesn’t work with protection that do so we can have more of what we want — everyday. (11/12/08)

How to Have More Intimacy in Your Life

For several years around Life Works there has been a quiet, yet insistent questioning about how to have more closeness and sharing in our relationships. The complaints are often about too little time/too much to do, longer hours/more responsibilities, with confessions of “I just don’t feel like it,” “I never get any time to myself” and “ It’s not that important.” And yet the resigned murmur continues.

This evening we’ll going to open up Pandora’s box and explore this tender and personal issue. As women, we want to be cherished and desired, loved and adored, softly treated and gently known and understood. Is there juice, support and satisfaction that we are overlooking? Are we missing an important part of our femaleness?

In a time when peace is so important on the planet, it seems powerful that we are peaceful within ourselves and our close relationships. We all deserve comfort and tenderness in these trying times. We’ll begin unpeeling these complicated layers. Do join us for another evening in our 22-year study of how to have more of what we want. (9/10/08)

How to Talk to Any Man About Anything

Often what gets in the way of having great relationships is the fear that what we are saying won’t be heard or make a difference. As women we can see the future, want to take care of those around us and have more intimacy and love in our lives. Yet sometimes we give up or stall when honest, clear, heart-felt communication is required. What is it exactly that stops us from full, authentic self-expression?

Spend an evening looking deeply into what may be holding us back from being respected and cherished as much as we deserve. In these times of tension, fear and anxiety, we need to keep moving forward and clearing what is in the way of having what we want and it maybe quite different that we think. Join us for this enlightening conversation and leave with more wisdom and insight, and feel free to invite friends and colleagues to join you for the evening. (4/9/08)

Creating a Life You Love

Do you yearn to live your fullest potential? Would you like life to be smoother, easier, more graceful and satisfying? Are you looking for more depth, juice, laughter and even surprises? Have you been looking for a way to have tomorrow filled with more of the things you love? Do you ever wonder how you are going to have the kind of life you know you truly want?

We have more power to design our lives that we realize. This evening, we’ll assist you in uncovering what may be in the way of taking your life into your own hands and consciously creating a future that will bring you more joy, fulfillment and gratitude — a life you love to wake up to every morning. (12/12/07)

How to Be Irresistible

Wouldn’t we all like to be irresistible? Be so scintillating, clever, kind, generous, fascinating and full of life that everything and everyone you want in your life would be drawn to you? Life surely would look different if we could have “irresistible” in our handbags and bring it out whenever we wanted, wouldn’t it?

Tonight Marilyn will show you the secret and all the parts of being irresistible. She’ll show you how to draw towards you what is good and right for you. There may be some things you can’t even imagine having that could be on their way to you, if you simply allow them in, really receive them. Irresistible is all around you and she’ll show you where to look.

Come and enjoy this illuminating and fun evening, and leave with more ability to have all the things you want in your life, be drawn to you as if magnetized. (11/14/07)

The Incredible Power of Being Female

The very center of what we teach at Life Works is how powerful women are and the importance of stepping into our female power at this crucial time. Our power is different than men’s. Although many of us feel that we must be “doing” to feel powerful, our “being” actually draws what we want and need toward us.

We can find solutions that take care of everyone so that all feel heard and included. We have the ability to nurture people and ideas as well as foster cooperation and communication. We envision, invite, intuit and receive. Join us for this empowering evening and learn more about your authentic, bright, gentle, natural power. (10/10/07)

Let It Go - The Power of Forgiveness

In looking at our world it appears that we may know little about forgiveness. Sometimes it even seems that we have reverted to Biblical times and the “eye for an eye” method of justice. What if we could have compassion for ourselves and others and be willing to unburden ourselves from having to remember who we are mad at and why? Sometimes we are angry at people who don’t even know or remember that they have hurt us.

Join us this evening to explore the benefits and possibilities of forgiving. Not forgetting but rather releasing the grip we have in our own bodies and the limitations we impose on ourselves because someone did something thoughtless, stupid or even hurtful. It is possible to forgive and it is often in the way of the peace that we long for, which is our birthright. (9/19/07)

The Most Important Thing Men Want You to Know

At Life Works we believe that relationships are very different than they appear in our culture. We hold that men really do love women and they want to be with us. We say that men are tenderhearted and long to be understood for who they are. In fact, we even wrote a book about it entitled There is NO Prince and Other Truths Your Mother Never Told You to help women understand themselves and men better.

Join us this evening and experience how different your relationships could be if you knew deep in your heart that the men in your life loved you and want you to be happy. Amazing idea isn’t it? Come and learn more about men and what makes them tick. It is different and easier than you think! (8/8/07)

How to Be Cherished

Cherished is a powerful word, isn’t it? What does “being cherished” mean to you? When have you felt cherished? Do you long to be cherished by a man who adores you? A wise woman named Marilyn Graman suggests that in order to create the love you want in your life, you must know what you want. So discovering what “being cherished” means to you is an important early step in having a great relationship or having the relationship you have be great.

Join us for the free monthly Seminar and research what being cherished looks like for you. It may be different for you than it is for your friends and even your family. When you uncover what being cherished means for you love, ease, grace and happiness in relationship may be just around the corner. (7/11/07)

Being a Magnet for What You Want

The old axiom says that if you work hard, you’ll get what you want. And we’ve been working hard...perhaps too hard. There is another way you can have what you want in your life. Can you imagine being a magnet, drawing all that you want toward you, easily, smoothly and gracefully? This ability to attract is actually a power you were born with, that you may have simply lost touch with how to use.

Join us this evening and we will help you understand how to reconnect with your innate power so you can draw towards your what you want. When you are an attraction, life has more satisfaction and pleasure, so you can use your precious energy to enjoy what you have, rather than focus on the process of getting it. Don’t miss this enlightening seminar. (6/13/07)

How to Have More Peace and Joy in Your Life

We’d all like to learn another “Secret,” wouldn’t we? How to release stress, enjoy our lives, and live more aligned with who we really are? Are the pages flying off the calendar too fast? Would you like to have more beauty, joy and moments of feeling that “all is right with the world?” You can have the inner peace and joy you long for.

This evening Marilyn will show us several clear, profound and easy ways to release stress and savor each day to it’s fullest. There are both ancient and new methods that can help us. Do join us to explore the deep wisdom that we can all use to be more clear, calm, peaceful and happy to be alive. Be sure to invite your friends! (5/9/07)

How to Enjoy Men

Yes, perhaps we can think of men as placed here on the planet to be enjoyed. Try that one on for awhile…hmmm. Kind of gives a new, lighter, more fun perspective on the old postfeminist-we-need-to-get-what-they-got era. Taking that idea further down the road, what if we lived from the idea that men want us to be happy? A smile from you makes a man’s day? What if we were given the wrong information and that men are here to make us laugh, lighten our load, and take care of us?

Join us for an enlivening, fun evening when we look through this new lens of being delighted by men and how that perspective alone could have them gathering around you like moths to a light. Let’s look at the modern woman’s dilemma —  how to find ways to be amused and cherished as we bring peace and well-being to the planet. (4/11/07)

How to Love Your Mother and Not Be Her

As a little girl you spent a great deal of time trying to figure out how life worked. Your Mother was likely the most consistent presence, demonstrating what mothering looked like, how to treat a man, what to expect from life and thousands of other nuances and shadings of what it means to be a woman. So it is natural that you have incorporated into your life many of her traits — ones you take pride in, some you cringe from and others which may keep you from having what you want. Often the key to having the full, self-expressive, authentic life you desire is wrapped up in how you related with your Mom.

This evening we’ll look into this first, perhaps most complicated relationship and help you look at it in a new way. You can begin to see that since you learned so much from her in childhood, you can now have the opportunity to choose to keep the best of what you gleaned, work on releasing what isn’t useful in your life and find a more authentic adult relationship with the woman who mothered you. Join us as we begin this powerful, liberating journey. (3/14/07)

Finding Your Bright Future

In this internal, seminal time of year as nature is making plans for summer we have the opportunity to also look within and plan for our own futures. What do you want to happen in your life? Is that young, expectant 10 year old in you happy with how her life is turning out? What do you want your contribution to be? Are you spending your days living authentically?

Our lives can be divided into three parts — the first is spent learning and playing, the middle earning with some play. In the last part we have the possibility of integrating all aspects of life — learning, work and playing into the life we have been yearning for — a balanced, full, robust life using all the knowledge, experience and wisdom we have gathered on our own behalf. With planning and preparation it can be the most enjoyable, fulfilling and longest period we will have.

This evening we’ll look into the future and see what a lustrous future we can begin creating, one filled with all the qualities that make us smile and allow our spirits to soar. (2/14/07)

Moving Forward Easily

Life surely is moving fast these days, isn’t it? Do you have fantasies of stopping the world for an hour, a day, a week or more just so you can catch up? Do you wonder if you can keep up this frantic pace? This month we’ll be looking at how we can take back our lives and have what we want easily come to us.

As women we are the natural healers and communicators with the innate ability to help others. What other skills and talents do we have that can transform our lives and the lives of those around us? Join us for this important evening and learn more about the incredible talents that you naturally possess. Don’t miss it. (1/10/07)

Generous Receiving

Marilyn often asks the question, “Who feels like they give more than they receive?”and everyone in the room raises their hand. “So if we are all giving, where does all our giving go?” This profound and yet simple inquiry points to a place of great pain in many of our overworked, over-committed lives. Is it easier to give to others than to receive yourself? Is it sometimes uncomfortable to be the object of people’s expressions of caring and good wishes towards you? How can you receive what you are longing for with more ease and expectancy? Chances are, like many human beings, while you yearn to be cared about, you may not be as graceful as you may think when people express their caring toward you.

This evening we’ll help you discover the true art of caring and “generous receiving,” giving and receiving so that you can more fully enjoy and welcome these experiences. We’ll explore how you can expand your life so that you can more easily and gracefully have what you want and enjoy what you are given. We’ll learn how to become women who inspire others to bring to us what we want...whatever that is, in ways we may not even imagine. Don’t miss this seminar. (12/13/06)

Choosing Well

With so many choices in our lives today, the art of being able to choose what is good for you and right for you seems more complicated than ever before. Everywhere you look there is another choice to make and sometimes it is impossible to see what path is best. In some situations there only seem to be bad choices and choosing the best among the bad is no way to live.

Marilyn Graman has been looking for wisdom about choosing in her own life and this evening she’ll share her discoveries about selecting well for yourself. You’ll be glad to be able to move outside the box that most people live within and rediscover what fits you. You’ll learn how to take back your life from the headlines and fears that limit our aliveness. (11/8/06)

Secrets to Being Happy

Do you long for a feeling of peace and contentment? When was the last time you felt truly at ease and relaxed? Do you go through life like a coiled spring with your shoulders permanently around your ears ready for the next disappointment? Unfortunately, you are not alone. Many of us feel we are missing feelings of pleasure, ease and optimism amid the deadlines, cutbacks and fear we seem to have unfortunately learned are part of our lives today.

This evening Marilyn Graman will share her newest research about how we can bring joy and pleasure back into our lives no matter what is happening around us. It is easier than you think and is always present ready to be tapped into. Join us this evening and learn how to lighten up when all those around you are hunkered down. You can be happy again! (10/11/06)

The 4 Dating Rules After 30

Until recently most women were married in their early 20’s and having their children by 30. Now we find that most women are taking time to get an education and establish careers before thinking about finding a mate. Others are returning to the “world of dating”after the heartbreak of an inappropriate or failed relationship. Women are finding themselves in a more serious, intense dating arena with new rules and unfamiliar resources.

This evening we’ll distill the new dating scene for women into a few simple rules that will make the process easier, more graceful or even fun. So bring your questions. (9/13/06)

What Men Want You to Know About Them

There’s a wish that every man has buried deep inside his heart. He may not be able to explain it or even describe it to you, but he does know when a woman he’s attracted to understands these secrets that unlock and open his heart. Without knowing about these secrets of how to be with a man, your relationship will probably not bloom and flower into the fulfilling, transforming possibility it can be. Hint: he wants you to make it easy for him to love you!

At this month’s seminar Marilyn Graman will show you how to cultivate this skill and way of being, first with yourself and then with a wonderful man who will cherish you. This evening you can learn the secrets to becoming a goddess in his universe. And it is quite different than you think. Join us for this stimulating evening and be surprised at how easy it is to be worshiped by a man. (8/9/06)

How to Talk to Anyone About Anything

A great conversationalist once announced that she found human beings so fascinating that she “could talk to anyone about anything.” We all have our unique perspectives, talents and interests and yet many of us find it difficult to get to know new people and sometimes feel uncomfortable in social situations. The ability to “get out of yourself” and be attentive, scintillating, even provocative can be learned and needs to be practiced.

Join us for this evening when great conversationalist and 30-year therapist, Marilyn Graman reveals her secrets for being able to “bring out the best in the people she meets.” It is easier than you think and a talent you can cultivate in yourself while learning a great deal about how human beings work. We’re not as complicated as you may think. It is fun, too, and when mastered, people will naturally gravitate to you. (7/12/06)

When in Doubt, Take It as a Compliment

Do you savor your life? Stop to smell the flowers? Ever jump for joy? When was the last time you laughed out loud? Or do you find yourself lost in your thoughts, distracted and worrying? Have you ever noticed how much your thoughts influence how you feel and therefore how you act? Your thinking may be the single most important factor in determining whether you will attract and relish the people, passions and opportunities that can enrich your life!

So what you think matters — a great deal! But today’s thoughts are more a reflection of your past than your present: your own experiences, things you have been taught, and the decisions you’ve made about life. To have different experiences in the future, you need to change your thinking. Can change be that simple? Yes! Join us this evening and have your life be filled with more of what you want plus compliments, acknowledgements, laughter, joy and roses. (6/14/06)

How to Enjoy Men

We all want our relationships to work. But sometimes that’s all it feels like — work. Women work at relationships. We even take a 20 hour course to get our relationships working. Men, on the other hand, seem to enjoy relationships. They even live longer when they’re married and report being more happy than their partners. And they often wish we weren’t so serious and concerned about the future and the details of life all the time.

Men generally know how to play and can often laugh from a much deeper place than we do. Many of them follow sports — which are games after all. Men may have something to teach us about having fun. Tonight we will look at how we can enjoy the process of having what we want with men. Join us for some lightening up and heartfelt fun! (5/10/06)

How to Have Your Future Be Different Than Your Past

Do you want some things to change in your life, yet when they do, you can feel your resistance to having things be different? Do you keep doing the same things hoping that one day your life will change? When change does come do you get anxious and worry about missing “the good old days?” Quite a dilemma, isn’t it? Especially when you want to be relaxed and in the flow of your life.

Change is all around us. Technology and human possibility advances by the minute. Life will be easier, smoother and more comfortable when we know more about how to welcome and manage the inevitable change that is a part of our lives today. Join us tonight and explore your future. (4/5/06)

How to Love Yourself While in Relationship

Many of us, whether or not we realize it, are afraid that when we get involved with someone or become more intimate with our partner that we’ll be preoccupied with how he feels, what he is thinking, what his reaction will be, what his needs are, and forget ourselves. We worry that our “alone time” will disappear and we’ll be unrecognizable ourselves. It is possible to have a relationship and take care of yourself at the same time. In fact, no one will be happy — especially him — if you don’t ...

Join us for the evening and explore this issue that keeps many women from having the love and closeness that they long for. Psychotherapist and workshop leader Marilyn Graman will share her discoveries, techniques and “knacks” for taking care of ourselves so that we can have more of what we want in our lives. (3/8/06)

How to Be Irresistible

Do you think that being irresistible is the same as being hot, easy and young? Well, you are wrong. Attracting a man who is good and right for you and continuing to be the center of his life for as long as you both live is much more subtle, diverse and ageless.

You may be still dating or in a relationship rut because you are looking in the wrong places to have great love in your life. Join us tonight and we’ll show you how to be a goddess in his universe and have all the cooperation, intimacy and love you can handle. (2/8/06)

Creating a Life that Fits You

At Life Works we say that some of the smartest, most perceptive women can be confused at times and hesitant to move toward what they long for — and with good reason. Over the past 35 years the doors of our lives have opened wide and we have opportunities that women before us could only imagine. So many choices...

This evening, during nature’s hibernating time of the year, we’ll help you see how to create and grow a life that may be different than anyone else’s. We’ll encourage you to move forward with all the different “streams of who you are” to actually create the life that fits you perfectly and gives you a genuine connection to who you are meant to be. (1/11/06)

Creating Celebrations of Love

We all have traditions that we grew up with for celebrating the holidays and special occasions. Have you ever stopped to think about how you — the adult in almost 2006 — would like to celebrate the passages of life? Now is your time. You can have festivities be exactly what will revitalize you, bring out your joyous, creative self and bathe you in love.

You have the power to deeply examine what you want and then create it for yourself and those you care about. Sounds simple though it is a profound and life-changing opportunity. This evening Marilyn will guide you through the questions to ask yourself and suggestions for how to enroll others into celebrations that will become cherished memories. (12/14/05)

How to Have More Peace in Your Life

Do you wake up with a list of things that are overdue scrolling through your head? Do deadlines, emails, faxes and to do lists keep you churning all day with no chance to relax? Would you like more balance, grace and ease everyday? Surely!

The assembly line of our lives seems to have speeded up and looks like it will only get faster. As human beings we need new ways of being with the complex lives we now lead. Life Works suggests we may require a personal operating system upgrade that leaps into the future so we can grow and prosper in these new, challenging times. Join us and learn how to enjoy all the possibilities life has to offer and still be clear, calm and yes, peaceful. (11/9/05)

Calling Forth the Life of Your Dreams

Are you “mostly happy” and yet look at those around you and wish you could change some of the details of your life? Do you wish your life had more intimacy, balance, pleasure or... (you fill in the blank). Do you have a vision of what your contribution to the world could be and yet it isn’t happening? Are you tired of waiting for the life you know you could live?

Tonight Marilyn will show you how to have that sometimes illusive dream of the life you want become more present everyday. In fact, today almost anything is possible and you can have the ability to call forward what you want. This evening Marilyn will show you how and share with you the stories of how many women before you have used these clear, simple principles to create extraordinary lives. (10/19/05)

Secrets About Men They Are Hoping You Know

There’s a wish that every man has buried deep inside his heart. He may not be able to explain it or even describe it to you, but he does know when a woman he’s attracted to understands the secrets that unlock and open his heart. Without knowing about these secrets of how to be with a man, your relationship may not bloom and flower into the fulfilling, transforming possibility it can be. Hint: he needs and wants you to make it easy for him to love you.

At this month’s seminar Marilyn will show you how to cultivate this skill and way of being, first with yourself and then with the wonderful man who wants to cherish you. This evening you can learn the secrets to becoming a goddess in his universe. And it is quite different than you may think. Do join us and be surprised at how easy it is to be adored by a generous, loving man. (9/14/05)

Healing Heartbreak and Opening Your Heart Again

Are you ready to have had your last heartbreak? Are you getting what you want from relationships? Are you wondering why relationships are not going easily for you? The answer may lie in unresolved past relationships — heartbreak still not healed. Being loved requires your heart being open. Yet it is hard to open a broken heart. This evening Marilyn will talk about reasons why love may not be going your way and show you how to open your heart and invite in the love you desire. (8/10/05)

Relaxing and Enjoying Your Life

Do you long to truly relax this summer? Would you like to break out of the demands of daily life and have the freedom to enjoy yourself? Want to discover what brings contentment, ease and joy? Can you get back to those simple,wonder-eyed, lazy, hazy days of summer? Yes, definitely you can!

Marilyn’s clear, profound and yet easy to follow perspective on how to have more of you and less stress in your life can absolutely shift your ability to savor and soften your summer. And it is easier than you think. Join us this evening to be reminded that vacations and relaxing are a state of mind. Bring your friends so you can all “have the best summer you’ve had in years!” (7/13/05)

Envision the Future You Want

Do you desire to live life to its fullest potential? Would you like life to be smoother, easier, more graceful and satisfying? Have you been looking for a way to have your future include more of the things you’ve dreamt of? Do you ever wonder when you are going to have the kind of life you know you truly want?

Being able to envision a future that is authentic helps it arrive with more ease. We have more power to design our lives than we realize. Marilyn will assist you in uncovering what may be in the way of taking your life into your own hands and consciously creating a future that will bring you more satisfaction and ease.

Join us and your friends, single and in relationship, as Marilyn shares some of the secrets from her books — and will even sign a copy if you ask. (6/2/05)

Breathe Deeply and Open Yourself to What You Want

How long has it been since you allowed yourself to deeply relax? When was the last time you took a full day to pamper yourself or a long walk in nature? How recently have you enjoyed the view from your window, gazed into your favorite mirror, or enjoyed a sunset knowing that all was right in the world? If you are like most of us — probably way too long, because you are busy having a full, invigorating, often over-committed life.

What if you had more time in your life? Would you like more space everyday to include your dreams and wishes with all your obligations and deadlines? Tonight,Marilyn will show you how to expand time,open your arms to include everything you want, and have peace and ease all at the same time. Join us for an answer that may surprise you and can change your life! (5/11/05)

Feeling the Love that Is All Around You

Does it seem difficult to find the love you long for? Does “it” happen to your friends but not for you? Or do you have a guy and still feel it should be easier, more intimate, more loving? Has your marriage become more about getting all the things in your life done rather than having fun with the guy you once called your best friend. Do you feel that you give more than you get?

With life spinning so fast these days, our personal lives sometimes lose out to our professional or public personas and then mischief occurs because we don’t feel cared for and loved. Spend the evening with Marilyn and she’ll put you back in touch with want you long for and want more of in your life — to feel the love that is all around you. (4/13/05)

Smoothing the Path to Love — How What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You

“The course of true love never did run smooth” has been true since before Shakespeare penned the line in a Midsummer Night’s Dream. However, here at Life Works we know that as women we have incredible power to have the lives and thus the relationships we desire. We believe it is possible to have all the ease, love and support we need.

Join us this evening when Marilyn will review with us how to have the lives and loves we deserve and desire. Do join us for this enlightening and fun session and learn how to smooth the path to love no matter where you are in your relationship. (3/9/05)

The Armor of Amour — What’s Between You and the Love You Want

We all have psychological armor that we have created to protect us from being hurt and having our hearts broken one more time. However, it may also be stopping us from having what we want in our lives such as ease, support, more intimacy, and lasting, reliable, unconditional love. Like a medieval knight, perhaps, in addition to protecting us the armor is weighing us down and could be replaced with more discreet, efficient, modern protection. This evening we will investigate the various styles of armor and see if there are better ways to take care of ourselves. We will talk about replacing what doesn’t work with protection that does…so we can have more of what we want — everyday.

Join us as Marilyn discusses new discoveries and observations on how to live with more satisfaction and ease. This evening is designed to welcome and introduce guests to Life Works as well as deepen, enrich and review focal points of the Workshop  for graduates. (2/9/05)

The Secret to Having What You Want

Have you ever noticed there are certain things that happen around you and other things that never seem to happen? Have you ever wondered why? You may have friends who have what they want easily and gracefully. Do they know secrets that they won’t share with you? Did you miss some important life lesson? Is it hard for you to believe you can have more of what you want in your life?

At this time of renewal and beginning again, join us this evening when Marilyn will show you how to open your arms, minds and hearts and allow what you have been dreaming about and longing for to come into your life. You have much more power in your life than you may be using. Come to Life Works for the evening and learn how to have more of what you want. (1/12/05)

Generous Giving and Receiving

Marilyn often asks the question, “Who feels like they give more than they receive?” and everyone in the room raises her hand. “So if we are all giving, where does all our giving go?” This profound and yet simple inquiry points to a place of great pain in many of our overworked, over-committed lives. Is it easier to give to others than to receive yourself? Is it hard to be the object of people’s expressions of caring and good wishes? Chances are like many human beings, while you yearn to be cared about, you may not be as graceful as you may think when people express their caring toward you.

This evening Marilyn will help you discover the true art of caring, giving and receiving so that you can more fully enjoy these experiences. She will explore how you can expand your life so that you can more easily and gracefully have both what you want and enjoy what you get. She will show us how to become women who inspire others to bring to us what we want...whatever that is, in ways we may not even imagine. Don’t miss this seminar. (12/8/04)

Secrets Men Are Hoping You Know

There’s a wish that every man has buried deep inside his heart. He may not be able to explain it or even describe it to you, but he does know when a woman he’s attracted to understands these secrets that unlock and open his heart. Without knowing about these secrets of how to be with a man, your relationship will probably not bloom and flower into the fulfilling, transforming possibility it can be. Hint: he wants you to make it easy for him to love you!

At this month’s seminar Marilyn will show you how to cultivate this skill and way of being, first with yourself and then with a wonderful man who will cherish you. This evening you can learn the secrets to becoming a goddess in his universe. And it is quite different than you think. Do join us and be surprised at how easy it is to be worshipped by your man. (11/10/04)

Having the Abundance You Deserve

Are there places in your life you would like more abundance, ease, grace and even richness, fullness and plenty? Are you willing to have more than you can imagine, for life to be better than you have ever thought possible, to actually have what you really want? Can you sense that having abundance may be easier than you think? Well, it is!

Join us this evening when Marilyn guides you in exploring what abundance means for you and how to bring what today may seem over-the-top and more than plenty into your life to enjoy, savor and own. You can have the abundance you dream of. Join us for this lively discussion, which is essential to all the work we do at Life Works. (10/13/04)

Having the Love You Dream of

Did you have dreams of how life would turn our when you were a little girl, adolescent, teenager, young adult? How are you living with all those conflicting images of how life and love would happen? If your life doesn’t look like you thought it would, join all the other humans here on planet earth. Life is moving very fast and we are all rushing to catch up while perhaps carrying old ideas of how life “should” be in our heads. Is it time to release those old dreams and dream anew? Won’t life would be more satisfying if we release the childhood images and dream our lives as full, powerful adult women? Join us this evening when Marilyn leads a fascinating discussion about how we can have lives we dream of today. (9/8/04)

Knowing Your Power in Relationship

How powerful are you in your relationship?
Enough to feel supported and empowered?
Enough to experience the full spectrum of the glory of being female?
Enough to know,even on the bad days,that you are loved unconditionally?
Enough to know that all the love and tenderness you dream of is coming to you?
Yes,you are that powerful and more - much more! The man in your life wants you to be happy each day and thrilled with the life you share or will share with him. Join us this evening and Marilyn will show you how to be fully yourself and use your talents to have an incredible relationship. (8/11/04)

Relaxing and Finding the Joy in Your Life

Do you need a vacation? Not a getaway from your life, rather an easing into yourself and discovering the joyful one? So much of our lives are taken up with doing, being and getting that perhaps we forget what thrills us. Could it be that what we really need is to lean back, look inside our hearts and discover what we madly, truly, deeply want in our lives?

This evening Marilyn will help you to relax into yourself and from the very center of your being give yourself a vacation - a chance to clear out and then envision what will bring you more joy. Different from the usual monthly seminar, she’ll help you leave clearer, calmer and more relaxed than you may have been in months. So invite your friends to join us for the Life Works summer vacation! You deserve a vacation and it’s free! (7/14/04)

Shifting Your Love Life

Do you know that you have the power to shift your life? You’ve made changes in your life that you’re proud of, moved life around so you have more ease and satisfaction, right? Yet sometimes we feel powerless to shift our relationships. Could it be that you have missed seeing how powerful you can also be in a relationship?

This evening Marilyn will give you the confidence and guidelines to move your love life towards the luscious, rich, peaceful and heart-full relationship you want. She claims it is simple and that once you experiment and understand how shifts work, it even gets easy. Join us for this enlightening evening and leave with a new skill that can change the way you love and are loved forever. (6/9/04)

How to Be Irresistible

Wouldn’t we all like to be irresistible? Be so scintillating, clever, kind, generous, attractive, fascinating and full of life that everything and everyone you want in your life would be drawn to you? Life surely would look different if we could have “irresistible” in our handbags and bring it out whenever we wanted, wouldn’t it?

Tonight Marilyn will show you the secret and all the parts of being irresistible. She’ll show you how to draw towards you what is good and right for you. There may be some things you can’t even imagine having that could be on their way to you, if you simply allow them in, really receive them. Irresistible is all around you and she’ll show you where to look.

Come and enjoy this illuminating and fun evening, and leave with more ability to have all the things you want in your life, be drawn to you as if magnetized. (4/14/04)

The Care and Feeding of Your Relationship

Wouldn’t it be great if your man just knew what would make you happy? Have you ever been told you ask for too much, or sometimes don’t know how to even get his attention to make a request? If he loves you he’s supposed to always know what you want, right? WRONG!

Whether you are in a relationship now or want to be in one, this evening will help you learn what makes a relationship solid, loving, intimate and responsive to the needs of both partners. Knowing what you want and knowing how to communicate in a way that works is an art that you can master. You’ll learn how to ask for what you want in a way that makes your desires irresistible.

Join us and see how you can have what you want with a man and take care of yourself and your tender heart, too. (3/10/04)

Creating the Life of Your Dreams

Do you desire to life to its fullest potential? Would you like life to be smoother, easier, more graceful and satisfying? Have you been looking for a way to have your future include more things you’ve dreamt of? Do you ever wonder when you are going to have the kind of life you know you truly want?

We have more power to design our lives that we realize. On February 11, Marilyn will assist you in uncovering what may be in the way of taking your life into your own hands and consciously creating a future that will bring you more joy, fulfillment and gratitude. (2/11/04)

Bringing Back the Glow in Your Relationship

Remember how you glowed when you were first in love? You thought you would live in bliss forever, right? Somewhere along the relationship highway YOU AND YOUR MAN both got very busy, perhaps a little careless with each other and life started whizzing by. Remember the first time you felt neglected and then began holding back the full expression of your love toward him? And then he stopped bringing flowers or complimenting you? It’s sad when we grow distant from the person we’re supposed to be closest to, isn’t it?

This evening Marilyn Graman will show you the road back to the intimacy and passion you yearn for. She’ll show you how a clear perspective, some new information and a little focus can nurture your relationship back to the caring, tender place you want it to be again.

Join us to get the year off to a glowing start. Bring your friends, single and in relationship, as Marilyn shares some of the secrets in her new book, “How to Be Cherished” (Life Works Books, 2004) and will even sign a copy if you ask. (1/14/04)