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How to be Heard and Understood – A Personal Story

December 5th, 2013 | Tags: , , , , , , ,
Posted in Blog, Children & Family, My Journey of Change & Self Discovery, Personal Empowerment and Growth, Relationships | No Comments »

Greetings and Happy Holidays to you and your loved ones.

This is the story of how my mother and I found a deep love for each other that was hidden in years of conflicts and misunderstandings.

Saying that my mother and I didn’t get along is an understatement. She was going through menopause as I was going through puberty. Need I say more? Two hard-headed, hormonal women under one roof made for an abundance of anger and conflict. I was a free-spirited girl who questioned customs that didn’t make sense to me. She was the mistress of etiquette and had a definite idea of how her daughter should behave. Like a butterfly, I flitted from one activity to another; in contrast my mother was organized and structured. As a teenager, I wanted to wear the hippie clothes I saw in Western magazines and she wanted to dress me in a mink shawl and an emerald ring. I wanted to marry a man from another faith and nationality and she talked my father into moving to America to prevent it!

Once I was married and on my own, our relationship improved somewhat but we still had clashes and power struggles. We grappled with unmet expectations and disappointments for years until I learned about personality types and got certified in the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). In 1989, I saw an opportunity to have a better relationship with her. I translated the questions into Farsi so my parents could take the instrument. When I interpreted the results, my mother said, “Oh, so you were born this way. I didn’t do anything wrong!” From that point on, we had a new language of understanding that helped my mother and me, who have very different personalities, to finally understand each other and find constructive ways to resolve our conflicts.

A year later she gave me the greatest gift when she told me, “Afsaneh, you are my daughter and I have always loved you but now, I also really like you”. For the last 22 years of her life, we enjoyed a close and authentic relationship. These pictures are from the early 2000s. Digital pictures were not as good then as they are today, but high resolution is not needed to feel the love I shared with my mom.

In addition to having seen the results of this instrument help build healthier relationships in families and organizations, I have personally used it to enhance my relationships with my own loved ones. This is one of the main reasons why I love using it to help others understand each other, resolve conflicts and have harmonious relationships: I know it works.

What better gift can you give to your family or friends than a tool for building more harmonious relationships? What better gift can you give yourself? Understanding your personality types and applying that knowledge to your communication and conflict resolution styles helps you and your loved ones hear and understand each other better. This tool is for everyone who is in a relationship (couples, parents and children, siblings, etc.).

What is included

  • An on-line personality indicator.
  • A personalized interpretation of the results and its application to your personal communication, decision making and conflict resolution needs in a 1-1/2 to 2 hour consulting call.
  • A quick reference e-book.
  • A downloadable link to the recording of the call for you to listen to again and again.

$250 for 2 people. $100 for each additional person

To celebrate the holidays, I am offering 20% discount for bookings in December and January that can be scheduled for any time in the year.

How it works

  • Contact Afsaneh at
  • Take an on-line personality indicator.
  • Attend a recorded interpretation & application call.

How to Have Harmonious Relationships With the Ones You Love

December 4th, 2013 | Posted in Blog, Children & Family, Personal Empowerment and Growth, Relationships | No Comments »

Be Heard, Be Understood – Using Personality Types

20% discount if booked in December or January for a session to be scheduled at anytime during the year.

“How to Communicate so You Are Heard” – A Short Video

September 30th, 2013 | Tags: , , , , , , ,
Posted in Blog, Change Thriver's skills, Inspirational Videos, Personal Empowerment and Growth, Relationships | No Comments »

A new short video on “how to communicate your needs and be heard without the other person becoming defensive”, using the feedback model. This is the first in a Change Thrivers Tools Video Series. Click on this link: Feedback Model Video

Only let Love in…

September 25th, 2013 | Posted in Blog, Personal Empowerment and Growth | No Comments »

Noticing the Good Things

September 23rd, 2013 | Posted in Blog, Change Thriver's skills | No Comments »

Life feels more exciting when we are aware and grateful for every good thing that fills each day; being it small or large. What things are you noticing and are grateful for?


September 11th, 2013 | Tags: ,
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Forgiveness is a gift we give to ourselves.

Play & Leisure Time to Manage Stress

September 11th, 2013 | Posted in Blog, Change Thriver's skills, Personal Empowerment and Growth | No Comments »

“Be glad of life because it gives you the chance to love, to work, to play, and to look up at the stars….”

Henry Van Dyke

Too many people view play and leisure time as non-productive and feel that they have to earn that time by working hard. In reality, play and leisure time are just as important if you want to have a balanced life. Make sure that you give yourself the time to relax with a favorite hobby or an enjoyable activity. You will be much more able to deal with the stressful parts of your life if you give yourself a break once in a while.

From Change Thrivers – Your Resource Guide for Making Change Work

Know Your Limits

September 9th, 2013 | Tags: , , , ,
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“We must learn our limits. We are all something, but none of us are everything….”

Blaise Pascal

“Do you find yourself saying “yes” when you really want to say “no”? One of the ways you can pile on stress is not knowing your limits or not honoring them. Learn to say no when you really cannot add more to your load. It is not unkind to say no if you don’t have the resources to give the task what it deserves.”

From “Change Thrivers – Your Resource Guide for Making Change Work

Attract Love & Happiness

September 9th, 2013 | Tags: , ,
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” To bring yourself love and happiness, do what you can to bring them to others.” ~ Deepak Chopra ~

April 7, 2013 Serenity Gathering for Women – Balance Box

March 19th, 2013 | Posted in Blog | 1 Comment »

The Balance Box is a form of vision board that uses the Chinese Art of Feng Shui for a balanced approach to visualizing the future you want to create. This technique helps you to manifest simultaneously in eight essential areas of your life experience;  Wealth, Recognition, Romance, Health, Creativity, Inner Wisdom, Career and Helpful People.

In each of the nine boxes of your balance box, you post pictures, drawings, computer images, etc. that represent the things you want to achieve in that area of your life. The Balance Box along with a brief daily meditation becomes a spiritual tool to focus you on those things that are most important to you at this point. In this process you can update your board as your desires are manifested and new desires are born.

April 7, 2013

Powerstories Studio
2105 W. Kennedy Blvd. Tampa

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