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Timeout! » Speaking Engagements http://retreatreviewrenew.com To retreat, review and renew! Sun, 01 Sep 2013 19:48:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.11 Timeout For The Wedding Waltz http://retreatreviewrenew.com/news/timeout-for-the-wedding-waltz/ http://retreatreviewrenew.com/news/timeout-for-the-wedding-waltz/#comments Fri, 24 Feb 2012 14:54:33 +0000 http://retreatreviewrenew.com/?p=657 The Wedding Waltz: The steps from a couple’s courtship dance to the wedding waltz often involves an intricate and interconnected dance floor of evolving relationships with friends and family. Taking a Timeout! To Retreat, Review & Renew along the way just might be the surest way to keep that wedding waltz smile on both your faces beyond the honeymoon hip-hop!

As one of Amazon’s hall of fame reviewers comments…  “Too often the stresses of the outside world get played out on the day to day union of a couple. What the Campagnas have done is provided a service station for couples – preventative medicine to assure that relationships survive and thrive the climate of now.” -Grady Harp

Relationships are work–and we need to show up everyday to insure that those relationships are treated with the type of excellent customer service we’d expect in our daily interfacing with co-workers and business partners.

In essence we gotta do the dance–and shift the steps based on the tempo of the musical relationships that we value.

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Working Your Relationships: How Do You Roll? http://retreatreviewrenew.com/news/working-your-relationships-how-do-you-roll/ http://retreatreviewrenew.com/news/working-your-relationships-how-do-you-roll/#comments Tue, 21 Feb 2012 04:45:47 +0000 http://retreatreviewrenew.com/?p=644 Something as basic as how you roll the toilet paper, over or under – and whether it differs from your spouse’s method – could signal tumultuous times ahead, according to a new book at the heart of a Harper College seminar series. As the authors of Timeout! To Retreat, Review and Renew put it, “It’s sometimes the smallest of issues that can create the largest of argument in a relationship—and in the end, it usually rolls down to creating an environment of mutual respect.”

The book, written by Harper Educational Foundation Board Member Jerry Campagna and his wife, Phyllis, details potential relationship issues and step-by-step ways to address them head-on. The Campagnas will offer a free presentation on their book, “Timeout! To Retreat, Review and Renew,” and sign copies at 5 p.m. (signing) and 7 p.m. (presentation) Tuesday, February 21 in the Wojcik Conference Center on the College’s main campus, 1200 W. Algonquin Road in Palatine.

They’ll also lead a three-part couples’ workshop series in March that focuses on the book’s strategies and incorporates interactive exercises with an eye on improving interpersonal communication and goal setting. “Work and family issues can push even the best relationships to the brink,” says Jerry Campagna, who built a career as a writer. “We believe our book is the happily-ever-after playbook, and we’re looking forward to sharing the lessons we’ve learned.”  The couple based the book on their own realization – formed while trying to run three companies and raise a family – that their lives could only be truly integrated if they got serious about taking time for each other.

To RSVP to the free presentation and signing, visit https://harpercollege.wufoo.com/forms/z7r1k7/  or call 847.925.6300. The authors will also be donating 25 percent of that day’s book sales to Harper’s Rita and John Canning Women’s Program.

The three-day Timeout! workshop, which runs from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays starting March 10, is offered through the College’s Continuing Education Department and costs $149 per person. To register, call 847.925.6300 or visit www.harpercollege.edu/ce.

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