Tap Into Transformation, October

Once a month… come to a new kind of gathering

Tap Into Transformation
At the Viriditas Studio
4939 N. Broadway, Unit 65,
Boulder, CO 80304

October 4, 2013   7:00 – 9:00 pm


The October Tap Into Transformation celebrates “looking for fun and feelin’ groovy.” Come and discover what it feels like to skip down cobblestones… to slow down and not move too fast, in order to make each moment last.”

“Hello lamppost, whatcha knowin’… we come to watch your flowers growin’. Ain’t you got no rhymes for me…do-it-do-do… feelin’ groovy.”

This month you will get to become the lamppost as David teaches us a new, entertaining style of poetry he has created called SHARPETTES.  (Trademark applied for)
(For a sneak peek you can find them on his blog at www.powerforlifenow.com.)
You will leave feeling empowered and ready to skip down the cobblestones of your daily lives.

Come join husband and wife duo Dr. Jeannine Goode-Allen and Dr. David Sharp in an evening of transformational song, poetry and tap dancing in our gorgeous and inspiring Viriditas Studio in North Boulder. You will laugh, smile and stomp your feet while feeling the joy of moving your body and opening your heart to awe, wonder, beauty, gratitude and more.

Our world so needs each of us to step out onto the stage of life and make manifest our great potential. Experience us as we pave the way to do this by exhibiting the power of Divinity In Action through our spectacular..and fun.. gifts.

Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity, in a creative community, to share and honor your own gifts, or be inspired to dive into new ones! We will teach you some basic tap steps, and with these tools, we will journey into our hearts to praise, complain, thank and bless. We will create rhythms, poetry, and prayers with our feet and our bodies, individually and as a group.

To Reserve Tickets:
1.888.612.8189 or www.viriditasllc.com     $15.00 admission   $10.00 students 
No experience necessary and we provide the tap shoes! 
We have food at the intermission, and we will be serving some GROOVY grub.

Let’s sing, dance, and grow together…while having an absolute BLAST!!

Power For Life Now September Newsletter

I recently attended the US Open Tennis Championships in New York City with my son.  Watching professional tennis players live was amazing.  Television cannot capture the visceral force, skill and power with which they play. And along with the energy of the crowd it was truly a great atmosphere to be a part of. Talk about power for life!

When I landed back in Colorado it was raining.  I did not know then that this was the start of what would become a life-changing event for many people here in our neck of the woods.  We had a flood that was unlike anything experienced in these parts.  They’re calling it a 100-year flood and a 1000-year rain.  Lives were lost, property was destroyed and yet there were blessings in the midst of it.  Our home for instance, though right in the path of the water as our street became a river, was spared any damage.  Of course we are counting our blessings and extending our compassion to those who lost much.
DS flood pic

I am launching a new venture, which actually is an old one.  Over thirty years ago I developed a system to help me understand the meaning, power and energy of a single word. I call them SHARPETTES.  I am going to share them with you in several different venues.  The first will be including them in my monthly newsletters.  The second will be an e-book and thirdly I’m teaching others how to create Sharpettes themselves through presentations and workshops.

My first presentation will be on October 4th, as part of our October “Tap Into Transformation” event.  In addition to the Sharpettes included in this newsletter check out my blog to read more.

The first line is the word…
The second line defines or describes the word twice, using 4 syllables each time; divided by a comma or semi-colon.
The third line paints a picture of the word in 10 or 11 syllables.
On some SHARPETTES the 4th or 5th syllable of the third line will rhyme with the word itself. This can yield yet another insight into the chosen word. It is also just plain fun (and not always so easy) to find the right word that works with the rest of the line.


A funny sound, a whoosh of air
Like a misty breeze from a breaking wave.


Peace and quiet; stillness and calm
Like eternity whispering through one’s soul.

Crestone 14

The October Tap Into Transformation coming up will have as its theme… “Feeling Groovy.”  We will use the song from Simon and Garfunkel to  raise awareness of how important it is too slow down…. especially in this fast paced world we live in.

May you have Power For Life Now!

Sharpettes & Annie Ruth’s Truths, September

I began creating what I call Sharpettes over 30 years ago. As a speaker and writer they became my own way of sharpening my understanding of the meaning, power, and energy of a single word. I am sharing them publicly now in hopes that you will enjoy them as much as I have enjoyed creating them.

The first line is the word.
The second line defines or describes the word twice, 4 syllables for each attempt. You may place a comma or semi-colon between each attempt. So, the second line has a total of 8 syllables.
The third line is a simile. It always begins with the word “Like”, and paints a picture of the word in 10 or 11 syllables.

On some Sharpettes the 4th or 5th syllable of the third line will rhyme with the word on the first line itself. This can yield another insight into the word chosen, and provides a unique and fun poetic challenge.



One full of faith; certain and sure
Like a mountain standing firm…and rising.


Annie Ruth’s Truths are my renderings of folk wisdom and country common sense, gained from a lifetime of listening to my mom, who has a unique way with words, as well as a witty, joyous and playful attitude to go with it! Always fun or sassy, they tell the truth and can make you laugh, shake your head and go “Hmph!” or even make you shout, “Whaaat?”

Annie Ruth & David

Even a rooster knows when to crow; how come you don’t know?

Meaning – there is a time to speak up and be heard loud and strong, and then become silent, letting the day, or situation unfold as it will.