October 19, 2017

Master the FINE Art of Small Talk: with Debra Fine

Just in time for the holidays, learn helpful conversation skills.  If you’ve ever dreaded a networking event, or felt awkward at a holiday party, this workshop is just the help you need.  December 5, 2017– Master the Fine Art of Small Talk: Make the Most of Mingling This Holiday Season. This class is a fun, interactive, […]

Plan the Life in Retirement That You Want

As you leave your 9 to 5 job or sell your business, it is the perfect time to plan the life in retirement that you want.  It’s finally your time to choose! To paraphrase a bumper sticker I see often, ‘STUFF HAPPENS’.  There is the ‘STUFF’ happens to us, and then there is the ‘STUFF’ […]

Mindfulness: Find What’s Right for Your Practice

What Mindfulness Technique Do I Choose?! by Ginny Castleberry A mindfulness practice isn’t just sitting silently on a mat for an hour.  Different techniques abound!  Some have you walking a labyrinth, some have you eating, some have you chanting.  Some are alone, some are in groups.  Some take you through a wonderfully long, detailed tour […]

Classes for Self Discovery

CFU offers many classes to open new doorways for you to self discovery and spiritual growth. The following classes can be great ways to try out new practices and meet like-minded explorers. 9/6/17–How to Perform at Your Best When the Stakes are High  When the stakes are high and your performance counts, how do you manage […]

Workshop with Peter J. Hughes

Peter J. Hughes-professional muse, is a master change facilitator, with seventeen years of vibe-alignment training and facilitating experience to his credit.  Peter is a gifted change facilitator and intuitive.  CFU is honored to bring his special perspective and unique skills for helping people give bring forward heir own creative potential. Peter’s  powerful one-day workshop, Recipe […]

Relationship Communication: Talk So Others Might Listen

Enriching Relationships:  Wisdom in an Ancient Proverb Mike McCafferty An ancient proverb states, “When the student is ready the teacher appears.” It sounds rather profound and seems to make perfect sense. If a student is unwilling to learn, no teacher can make them listen. With my own children particularly during their adolescent years, it was […]

Joan Janis–Speaking of Being on the Spot…

Speaking of Being on the Spot… by Joan Janis I was in church recently, when the pastor gave out kudos to the brunch team for their fine job.  He began with my friend Virginia, since she was closest to the front, saying how wonderful she was.  As if he had it planned, he walked right […]

Get Real! Jim Jacobs on Being Authentic

The Challenge of Being Real By Jim R. Jacobs, LCSW I was tuned into the radio yesterday morning as I headed into work.  I enjoyed listening as the DJ’s dialogued about a celebrity they described as “so very real!”  They touted her social media posts where she shares both the good and bad and admired […]

Building Rapport to Stay Engaged

Building Rapport, Staying Engaged By Lisa Olcese, MS Getting stuck in some heated conversations, political or otherwise? It seems that we are feeling more divided than ever before, which increases the urgency to build bridges across our differences if we are to create the world we want for ourselves and for future generations. Here are […]

Three Keys to Effective Workplace Communication by Wendy Hauser, DVM

Three key factors form the basis of effective communication in the workplace: Personality Preferences Our personalities are shaped by many causes, innate and environmental.  Understanding our personality preferences and how to recognize the personality preferences of others enhances the effectiveness and quality of our interactions.  When we recognize differences and change our approach based on […]