Sow the Seeds

You have probably noted the farmers and gardeners are out these days working their fields. The farming cycle is one in which we should pay close attention. Late Fall early Spring farmers begin planting seeds and seedlings in anticipation of a Summer and Fall harvest. We must be careful to do the same thing in our personal lives. While we are not limited to a particular time of year, we should still be intentional about setting a regular schedule of seed sowing in order to produce a harvest of good not only in our lives but in the lives of others. Poverty comes when seeds are not sown, don’t produce a harvest or the harvest is destroyed or taken away. There is not much we can do about a failed harvest or its destruction. But failure to sow seeds is completely on us.
I’m excited to have completed my first book entitled “The Sizzle Mindset: Seven Secrets to Keep the Passion Alive in Your Marriage“. Look out for my next post where I will share with you how to get your copy to enjoy yourself or share with somebody else. I have sown many seeds into this book over the last four years. I have spent my resources of time and money to see this project to fruition. It is a blessing to see this seed emerge from the earth and germinate into, I’m hoping, a great harvest. My hope is that it will feed the hungry soul of couples around the globe who are seeking to make and keep their marriage strong and healthy. This book is an example of sowing seeds.
What seeds have you sown? What harvest are you seeking to reap? What harvests are you reaping right now?
I have other harvests I want to reap. One is spending more time with my family. Another is losing weight. Whatever harvest you are seeking to reap, remember, you must sow the seed first. Certainly God reaps where He has not sown. But He has not designed that we sit around and wait for Him to give us a harvest. We must get out there, do the work, make the sacrifice, and sow the seeds.

What’s Happening at Lifestyle?

Schools almost out and my kids are acting like they are already on summer break. Hats off to all those adults who’ve found a way to find jobs that that allows them to enjoy the academic schedule. “Shout out to my son Jonathan the school teacher and sister Carol the school psychologist.” Maybe one day I’ll enjoy the benefits of working a school schedule and become Professor Follette.

Hopefully this note finds you in good spirits. If not make the decision right now to be in good spirits. It’s a choice you know.

We have several upcoming courses and events we would like to share with you.


For Pastors and Counselors

PastorCounselingYou are invited to attend my upcoming Prepare-Enrich facilitator training. If you do premarital counseling or would like to this assessment is an essential tool for you. It is also a great tool for couples who may be struggling in their relationship and come to you for counseling. They have a new parent assessment that is helpful in aligning two very different parenting styles. This assessment adapts to the various backgrounds and values of the couples taking it. I have been using this test for almost 30 years in my practice and strongly recommend it to any professionals working with couples.

The training is scheduled for Sunday June 26th from 9 to 3 PM. In this workshop you will learn how to administer the assessment and use it in your counseling. I will teach you how to integrate into your ministry.

COURSE: Prepare-Enrich Facilitator Certification
COURSE DATE: June ,26, 2016
REGISTRATION FEE: $70 (Includes the training manual.)
DEADLINE: $265 due by June 19, 2016


For Married Couples

Couple with tabletVIP registration for the free course the ABC’S of Sizzling Hot Marriage is now open. Be one of the first to view this video training I have prepared to encourage couples to turn up the heat in their marriage. In this course I talk about what it takes to have a sizzling hot marriage. Don’t miss out! Did I tell you it’s FREE? Register Here!

SHM Cruise PostcardSpeaking of Sizzling Hot Marriage! What do you think about doing the Sizzling Hot Marriage Cruise next year with me? We are now accepting deposits for this 7 day 3 port Caribbean cruise. Learn More Here!

By the way, if you started therapy but got side-tracked, let me encourage you to make an appointment and get back to it. You need to finish what you started.


For Everybody

Did you know that heart disease is the #1 most preventable cause of death in the United States? What is your risk of getting heart disease? Ask these three simple questions posted by the American Heart Association.

Maintaining a healthy LIFESTYLE is essential element of longevity and well-being.

Claudia Follette, RD/LDN is offering a heart disease risk assessment and remediation class that includes a body composition assessment. Take your health seriously. You are not too young to attend this class.

COURSE: Heart Disease Risk Assessment
COURSE DATE: June 6, 2016 – 6-7:30 PM
REGISTRATION FEE: $20 FREE (Includes the body composition assessment.)
DEADLINE: Pre-register by June 4, 2016


Doggie Massage

A major precursor to disease is poor stress management. Lifestyle is proud to now offer Relaxation Therapy. Using biofeedback therapy you can enjoy a deeply relaxing 15, 20, or 30 minute mechanical shiatsu foot, back and neck massage with calming audio visuals, and aromatherapy. Relaxation therapy is especially for wound up individuals who have a difficult time relaxing and resolving anxious feelings. Relaxation therapy alongside psychotherapy is all you need to to open up and let all your pent up emotions out. Enhance your stress management by getting some valuable nutrition therapy to optimize your health choices. Take your stress and toss it to the wind at Lifestyle Therapy and Coaching. Take advantage of our introductory $10 rate by scheduling a session today. Calm your nerves by taking some time out and away for yourself.

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Too Busy for Marriage?

It is pretty evident that your children need your undivided attention. Parenting is the slow process of taking care of your child until they can take care of themselves. Many parents, however, get so caught up in parenting that they totally forget the marriage. So busy taking care of the kids they neglect their own relationship. This is a fatal error. Couples need to keep enjoying their companionship especially during the first pregnancy. They should figure out a way to spend time together doing thing they enjoy doing. Unfortunately many couples have virtually nothing in common when the children launch from the nest. They did nothing to keep the love juices flowing. The Sizzling Hot Marriage Maker program is a great way to refocus on your marriage and reestablish common ground.

Sick of Arguing?

After studying marriages over 40 years marriage researcher John Gottman concluded that couples tend to argue about the same things their entire marriage. You would think maybe after year 10 couples would begin to realize that the stuff they were arguing about were about the same. Arguing is generally a waste of time and energy. While it is not good to just give up and give in when your partner is clearly in the wrong. Fighting for the right needs to be far more than arguing 24-7 for 40 years straight. The problem with arguers is that they keep pointing the finger at the other. This effectively excuses both from looking at themselves and making the personal changes that are needed for peace and harmony. If you are an arguing couple I encourage you to take the Sizzling Hot Marriage Maker program. You will learn about the proper ways to resolve your differences and create a relationship that is fulfilling and lasting.

No Sex?

You know your marriage is struggling when the sex starts to disappear. Sex is an integral part of marriage. Even if for health reasons you are unable to have sex you still can be sexual with your spouse. If you feel like you have a good reason to not have sex with your spouse you have enough reason to get some therapy for your marriage. There is no reason to go for months and even years in a sexless marriage. There may be some complex issues underlying your marital problems. Take the time to work through them. You both will be the better for it. The Sizzling Hot Marriage Maker program provides a lesson by lesson path for you to work together through your issues. This online course will help you work on the skills happy healthy couples possess.

Sizzling Hot Marriage Maker Program

Many couples struggle to keep those “in love” feelings flowing in marriage. There are dozens of things that can potentially disrupt the flow of love. Luckily couples don’t have to resign to a mediocre marriage. They can determine to reinvest in their marriage to heat things up. The Sizzling Hot Marriage Maker Program was designed to help couples refocus on each other and develop the skills that happy healthy couples exhibit. So many couples have found this program to be helpful in teaching them how to have a sweeter relationship. In this series you learn how to recommit to your companionship, communicate more effectively, fill your partner’s love tank, give undivided attention, resolve conflicts, manage anger, control stress, develop house rules, build intimacy, make positive memories and Return to Love. This series is packed with information that will inspire your marriage. Click here to sign up today!