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Interested in living longer? Here's how

Would you like to
• live longer?
• be happier as you’re living longer?
• be more concerned about being happy than about maintaining a perfect weight or exercising all the time?
As I told you a few weeks ago, I’m reading a bunch of different books right now on brain chemistry and how our “reality” can be shifted and changed. What I love is that they’re written by scientists and doctors and their conclusions are about as metaphysical as you can get.
What scientists are proving now is that people with a positive attitude live longer.
• A study at Yale University followed 660 people for up to 23 years that were aged 50 and older. The ones who had a more positive outlook about getting older lived 7 years longer than those who had a negative outlook about it. Here’s my favorite part: the positive attitude had a greater impact than cholesterol levels, weight, smoking, blood pressure or exercise. All the things that everyone is so worried about. People need to be more worried about not being so worried.
• A Mayo Clinic study followed 800 people for more than 30 years and found that people with a positive attitude (they termed them optimists) lived longer than pessimists and in another Mayo Clinic study at about the same time (following 447 people for over 30 years), the optimists felt happier, calmer and more peaceful most of the time, experienced less pain and felt more energetic.
• A Duke University study of 866 heart patients found that the people who experienced more positive emotions lived on average 11 years longer than those who habitually experienced more negative emotions.
• A study at Johns Hopkins concluded that a positive attitude offers the best protection against heart disease, especially for people whose family history includes heart attacks or strokes. Their conclusion was that a positive attitude made a bigger difference than diet and exercise!
It’s all about your attitude. Are you generally happy or unhappy? Optimistic or pessimistic? Do you complain a lot? Do you get frustrated a lot? Do you get angry?
Or do you feel kind of ornery a lot of the time? I love that word, my mother used to use that word a lot.
Are you experiencing joy and happiness in your life? Isn’t it wild that scientists and doctors are now proving that being happy and positive has a bigger impact on living longer and living a more healthy life than diet and exercise and keeping your cholesterol down?
I’m not saying don’t be mindful about what you eat and I’m not saying don’t exercise. What I’m saying is, you’ve got to find a way to go from unhappy to happy, from pessimistic to optimistic. Your life depends on it!
So how do you go from unhappy to happy? From generally pessimistic to generally optimistic? What changed everything for me in my life was coming to Sedona for the first time. When I first came here, in January, 1999, I was in a really bad place in my life — hated my work, 40 pounds overweight, $50,000 in debt. I definitely wasn’t living my best life and my general outlook was very pessimistic. That all started to turn around after I came here for the first time and three years later I started Sedona Soul Adventures.
How will a Sedona Soul Adventures retreat turn you from unhappy to happy?
We custom design all our retreats for each individual or couple. We spend time talking to you before you come, really getting to the root causes of what’s keeping you from your joy. Your retreat will be one-on-one private sessions (not in groups) with some of the most incredible and experienced practitioners here in Sedona (we have over 40!). Your retreat will clear out the gunk and blocks that are holding you in disconnection and then we’ll bring you back into connection on all the levels — physical, mental, emotional, spiritual. When you’re living your life in connection, you automatically come from a place of happiness and optimism. And as the scientists are now proving, that can lead to a longer and happier life.
Click here and one of our Angel Guides will call you. Or if you’d prefer, call us toll free at 1-877-204-3664 (US and Canada). For our friends outside the US and Canada call 01 928-204-5988 or click here and one of our Angel Guides will call you. Do it now, your life depends upon it!
Wishing you a week filled with health and happiness,
Debra

Debra Stangl / Founder

Sedona Soul Adventures – Transforming Lives One Soul At A Time
(877) 204-3664
http://SedonaSoulAdventures.com

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Kelley says his Soul Adventure was beyond his wildest dreams and permanently shifted his worldview for the better!

“After meeting with my Angel Guide who designed a customized program for me, I went into my week long retreat with very high expectations – and these expectations were exceeded beyond my wildest dreams. I particularly appreciated the flow and rhythm of my individual sessions which magically built on each other throughout the week and were facilitated by some of the most gifted and skillful healers I have worked with. I highly recommend Sedona Soul Adventures for those who are looking to do an intensive spiritual dive and discovery. What I learned about myself and the world in one short week was priceless and has permanently shifted my worldview for the better! I am truly inspired to take my own work further and deeper into the world to help make it a better place at a critical point for our planet and for the evolution of mankind.  Thank you Debra and all of the team that supported, guided and facilitated healing for me.”

Kelley M., Ontario, Canada

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Download a copy of Debra’s beautiful 35 page report “Mysterious Egypt” and come on our next Egypt trip, Feb 14-28, 2016

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Have you dreamed of seeing the Great Pyramid? Is Egypt on your bucket list? If so, you should join us on our next incredible Return to Egypt trip. A recent study on happiness showed that taking “significant trips” added to people’s happiness. It was something that people remembered and reminisced about for years. And I will tell you this trip is transformational! Going to these amazing places, doing ceremony in the temples and tombs (including 2 hours of private time just for our group inside the Great Pyramid), traveling with other like-minded adventurers. It’s truly the trip of a lifetime. Click here for all the information. Click here to download the “Mysterious Egypt” report.

Stop it!

Please watch this 6 minute video — it will make you laugh, but even better it’s so true!
This is Bob Newhart’s hilarious sketch where he plays a psychologist who does 5 minute sessions for $5. He listens to the woman’s problem and then tells her – Stop it!
That’s his advice – just stop it!
And it’s so true. Most of the problems we have are really about our perceptions about our reality. Actually, more about our misperceptions about our reality. Many of us just make ourselves unhappy and dissatisfied because we’re constantly telling ourselves that things need to be different, my life needs to be different. Or if only this (fill in the blank) would happen, then I’ll be happy.
That’s not the way it works. Our job is to figure out how to get happy now and do everything we can to bring ourselves into that place.
As one of my teachers, Abraham, says:
“Your life is right now! It’s not later! It’s not in that time of retirement. It’s not when the lover gets here. It’s not when you’ve moved into the new house. It’s not when you get the better job. Your life is right now. It will always be right now. You might as well decide to start enjoying your life right now, because it’s not ever going to get better than right now — until it gets better right now!”
This is not a dress rehearsal. Your life is right now.
Trust me, I know it’s simplistic to just say “Stop it”. It’s easier said than done. But when you can do that — when you can just stop the self-defeating behaviors, when you can silence that voice in your head that’s saying there’s something wrong with you; when you can just drop it, your life starts on a new trajectory.
Most of us (myself included) need help to just “Stop it”. Most people don’t even know where to start. That’s why a Sedona Soul Adventures retreat is so perfect. We’ll spend time talking to you (or both of you if it’s a couple) and figure out what needs to be stopped. What’s holding you back from the life or the relationship that you want? Then we’ll custom design a retreat that will clear that out and bring you into the peace and bliss that are your birthright.
Click here and one of our Angel Guides will call you. Or if you’d prefer, call us toll free at 1-877-204-3664 (US and Canada). For our friends outside the US and Canada call 01 928-204-5988 or click here and one of our Angel Guides will call you.
And now here’s the video – enjoy! See more below
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Lisa says her Soul Adventure helped her Stop It!

“I loved everything about my soul adventure! Most of all, I enjoyed witnessing myself coming into awareness over issues that have been haunting me for years by allowing myself to just trust the process and by taking a leap of faith in my own intuitive abilities to slowly unravel them – one by one; with the gentle guidance of each practitioner’s help. By doing this I was able to naturally learn how to shift my attention from playing the role of the victim and stop projecting my personal issues onto others and subsequently blaming them unnecessarily. Now I am embracing living in the present moment and knowing that all is well.”

Lisa W., Ft. Pierce, Florida

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Download a free copy of our “Sedona Guide to Spiritual Retreats”
Find out how your life can be transformed in just 3 days. Discover the peace, spiritual connection and purpose you’ve been seeking. Click here to get your free copy.
Wishing you a week filled with love and laughter,
Many blessings,
Debra

Debra Stangl / Founder

Sedona Soul Adventures – Transforming Lives One Soul At A Time
(877) 204-3664
http://SedonaSoulAdventures.com

Commitment, miracles, and coming unstuck

If you’re feeling a little stuck and could use a few miracles in your life, then please read on.
I received the most beautiful hand-written note from someone who just completed a Soul Adventure. (I love it when I get hand-written notes, very few people do that anymore). I want to share it with you because it was so beautiful, but also because it just shows how commitment can lead to miracles. Here’s Andrew’s note:
“Beautiful Debra,
(how can you not love a message that starts out like that?!?)
How can words even capture the scope of all that I experienced during my Sedona Soul Adventure!  When I decided to begin my Journey, I didn’t have the money, I was confused, and my life just felt stuck. But I embarked into the unknown and booked my retreat anyway. Once I did, everything simply began to shift in a miraculous manner to completely open the way. My brother even gifted me the money to fund my entire trip!
Every practitioner  that I shared time with was so generous and professional.  But more than that, each one just radiated a beauty that was the embodiment of love – both through their work and their individual connection with me. The personal itinerary that my Angel Guide created for me could not have been any more perfect. Each session built upon the previous one, culminating into a masterpiece of spiritual fulfillment. Upon completion of my soul adventure, I feel a freedom, a connection, a balance, and a clarity of purpose that I have never felt before!
What you have put together here is simply magical and has inspired me to listen more intently to my inner guidance. I can now trust my spiritual guides to support me, and my heart has never felt more free to love. Thank you for everything!”
Andrew Lukonis
After I received his beautiful note, I spoke with Andrew on the phone. He’d been home about two weeks and there had been some challenges after he got home but he felt that the tools he received during his Soul Adventure allowed him to sail through the challenges easily and gracefully. Even better, he said he felt that a new life path, a new Soul Purpose, which had made an appearance during his Soul Adventure, had found its way to him in the two weeks since he’d been home and things were already moving quickly in that new direction!
I love two things about this especially:
First, that when he first contacted us, Andrew couldn’t see how he could do this. He couldn’t afford it, but he knew he had to do it and once he booked the retreat (made the commitment), out of the blue his brother decided to gift him with the entire cost of his retreat. We see this over and over again, that once you make the commitment (Yes! Somehow I’m going to do this!), almost magical things start to happen.
Goethe (the German philosopher) once said,
“Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back. Concerning all acts of initiative and creation, there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.”
Haven’t you found that to be true in your own life? It’s certainly been true in my own life. When I first came to Sedona in January, 1999, I felt completely stuck (as did Andrew). I had just started my 20th year of law practice and I was miserable. I was a divorce attorney, had 175 active cases, was working 60-70 hours per week and although I loved the part where I was helping my clients, I hated the constant battling with other attorneys and continually fighting the system. And, of course, all my clients were at an all time low in their lives.
Although my practice had been lucrative, in the past few years some very strange circumstances occurred where I suddenly found myself $50,000 in debt. No matter how hard I worked I couldn’t seem to erase that debt.
In January, 1999, I really reached a point of feeling in complete despair. Completely stuck. I knew I had to do something. I did a session with an energy worker in Omaha, Nebraska (where I lived) and the message came through that I was supposed to go to Sedona.
Of course, the last thing I should have been spending money on was a retreat. But I somehow knew I had to do this.
I came to Sedona for what I thought would be just 3 days of being quiet. But I decided to do one session (with Ranjita, who has now become one of our most valued practitioners) and my High Self came in and said that I must leave my law practice now or I was going to die.
How could I possibly do that when I was $50,000 in debt?
After returning from Sedona I spent two weeks trying to figure out (with my lawyer brain), how I could leave my practice. Finally, I just threw up my hands and said, “God, I know I have to do this, but I need some help”. Less than 8 hours later, one of my former clients called. He told me he had just purchased a company that refinanced mortgages. I asked him if he thought I could refinance. He called me back 10 minutes later and said, “I can cut your mortgage payment in half, and I can get you $50,000 in cash”. I hadn’t told him I was $50,000 in debt.
Within less than 8 hours, this burden that had hung around my neck for years was gone. I made the commitment (“Yes, I don’t know how, but I’m going to leave my law practice”) and the Universe swooped in and handled everything that I hadn’t been able to figure out on my own.
The other part I love about Andrew’s experience is that coming to Sedona and doing the retreat gave Andrew “freedom, a connection, a balance, and a clarity of purpose” that he has never felt before. Think about it – isn’t that what we’re all looking for?
• Connection
• Balance
• Clarity of Purpose
When we spoke on the phone, Andrew told me he knows he’s on the right path. Things just keep lighting up to show him the way. He’s listening to his inner guidance and he has no doubts. And that’s what happens when you’re operating from connection and balance and clarity of purpose.
I knew I had to change my life when I got back from Sedona and that ultimately led to the founding of Sedona Soul Adventures 3 years later. I’m so very happy and grateful that I went on the trip to Sedona that I couldn’t afford!
So how about you? Could you use more
• Connection
• Balance
• Clarity of Purpose
in your life? If so, I’m inviting you to make the COMMITMENT that you’re going to DO SOMETHING. As Goethe and Andrew and I will tell you, it’s amazing the miraculous things that can start to happen when you do that.
Click here and one of our Angel Guides will call you. Or if you’d prefer, call us toll free at 1-877-204-3664 (US and Canada). For our friends outside the US and Canada call 01 928-204-5988 or click here and one of our Angel Guides will call you.
They’ll talk with you and figure out exactly what you need. They’ll custom design a retreat that is perfect for YOU!
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Download our beautiful brochure for our Bali tour – Sept. 12-25, 2015
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Bali is one of the most fabulously beautiful and incredibly spiritual places on the planet. It is truly paradise. Join us on this spiritual adventure as we connect with the amazing energies of this mystical place. Click Here to download our beautiful brochure which gives you all the information, including pricing. Set your intention to go and see what miracles start happening.
 
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Wishing you a week filled with miracles,
Debra

Debra Stangl / Founder

Sedona Soul Adventures – Transforming Lives One Soul At A Time
(877) 204-3664
http://SedonaSoulAdventures.com

Announcing best Egypt trip ever – Feb 14-28, 2016

Is Egypt calling you?
Is seeing the Great Pyramid on your bucket list?
Can you imagine having 2 hours of private time just for our group doing ceremony in the Great Pyramid?
Can you imagine cruising down the Nile and stopping at temples along the way?
If you have ever felt a pull toward Mother Egypt, now is the time to decide to go with us on our next incredible journey – February 14-28, 2016.
We’ll be going to all the must-see places:
• The Great Pyramid
• The Sphinx
• Cairo Museum (to see the treasures of King Tut and so much more)
• Karnak
• Luxor
• Abu Simbel
But we’ll also be going to places the average tourist doesn’t always see:
• Isis Temple at Philae
• Temple of Abydos
• Hathor Temple at Dendara
• Horus Temple at Edfu
• The Osirion
Here’s all the reasons you should go:
Egypt is safe. Don’t lump Egypt in with Syria and Iraq. There are no travel advisories for Egypt. This will be my 14th trip going to Egypt and I’ve been there each year for the past 11 years (including this past February). Egyptians love Americans and everyone on all of our trips will tell you they felt completely safe the entire time we were there.
This is the last year Egypt won’t be crowded. Tourists from Europe, China and South America are returning to Egypt, but there still aren’t the hordes that used to be there. In February, Karnak started to be a little crowded, so I think this is the last year that we’ll be able to go and really see everything without the large crowds.
Doing ceremony and meditation in Egypt is incredible. In addition to our 2 hours of private time inside the Great Pyramid, we’ll be doing other ceremonies and meditations during our time there. To connect with the energies of ancient Egypt is life changing.
Our 5 star cruise ship is one of the most beautiful ships on the Nile and the service and food are incredible.
The exchange rate has more than doubled. The exchange rate right now is $7 US to 1 Egyptian pound. A few years ago it was 3 to 1. So the incredible shopping will be even more incredible.
The price is all inclusive – air fare to and from New York (JFK) to Egypt, 3 flights within Egypt, 5 star hotels, 5 day-5 star Nile Cruise, 3 meals each day, admission to all sites, our Egyptian guide (who reads hieroglyphics!) even your tips and travel insurance. Click Here to get all the information on Pricing.
We handle everything. One of the things that people love most about our trips is that we handle absolutely everything. All the planning, all the transportation, all the meals, you won’t even handle your luggage!
Traveling with other like-minded soul adventurers adds a whole new level to these journeys. And don’t worry if you don’t have someone to travel with — our groups typically fall in love with each other within 48 hours and make friendships for life. And if you need a roommate, the chances are good we can connect you with someone.
“I had the most wonderful time on my trip to Egypt with Debra in February, 2014. It was delightful and there were no crowds. We saw everything and took our time. I never felt unsafe for one minute. Please don’t let fear keep you from one of the most exciting adventures in your life. You will never regret your trip.”
Joyce Eleanor
“The Egypt trip was absolutely fabulous – I had so many transformational experiences. Just when I thought it couldn’t get any better it did – Everything was handled so professionally to make it the trip of a lifetime. This experience changed my life forever and helped me rediscover who I really am! The insights continue to keep on coming.”
Debbie Nightingale
“As I sit here, I reflect on the amazing, life shifting energy of our Egypt trip last February. I have never experienced such a high energy, high harmony, high synchronistic group, ever. This was my third trip to pyramids and the most extraordinary. Debra’s insight, organization and amazing spirit led a tour de force thru the Egyptian sands. GO TO EGYPT!”
Jack Gerber
If you have any questions about our trip, send me an email at: Debra@SedonaSoulAdventures.com Or feel free to give me a call. You can reach me on my cell phone number – 1-928-301-2896. Or call our office toll- free at 1-877-204-3664 (US and Canada). For our friends outside the US and Canada call 001 928-204-5988 and I’ll call you back – I love talking about Egypt!
Come with me on this trip of a lifetime – I’d love to have you!
Many blessings,
Debra

Debra Stangl / Founder

Sedona Soul Adventures – Transforming Lives One Soul At A Time
(877) 204-3664
http://SedonaSoulAdventures.com

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