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Letters 08-31-2015

Inalienable Rights This is a response to the “No More State Theatre” in your August 24th edition. I think I will not be the only response to this pathetic and narrow-minded letter that seems rather out of place in the northern Michigan that I know. To think we will not be getting your 25 cents for the movie you refused to see, but more importantly we will be without your “two cents” on your thoughts of a marriage at the State Theatre...

Enthusiastically Democratic Since I was one of the approximately 160 people present at when Senator Debbie Stabenow spoke on August 14 in Charlevoix, I was surprised to read in a letter to Northern Express that there was a “rather muted” response to Debbie’s announcement that she has endorsed Hillary Clinton for president...

Not Hurting I surely think the State Theatre will survive not having the homophobic presence of Colleen Smith and her family attend any matinees. I think “Ms.” Smith might also want to make sure that any medical personnel, bank staff, grocery store staff, waiters and/or waitress, etc. are not homosexual before accepting any service or product from them...

Stay Home I did not know whether to laugh or cry when I read the letter of the extremely homophobic, “disgusted” writer. She now refuses to patronize the State Theatre because she evidently feels that its confines have been poisoned by the gay wedding ceremony held there...

Keep Away In response to Colleen Smith of Cadillac who refused to bring her family to the State Theatre because there was a gay wedding there: Keep your 25 cents and your family out of Traverse City...

Celebrating Moore And A Theatre I was 10 years old when I had the privilege to see my first film at the State Theatre. I will never forget that experience. The screen was almost the size of my bedroom I shared with my older sister. The bursting sounds made me believe I was part of the film...

Outdated Thinking This letter is in response to Colleen Smith. She made public her choice to no longer go to the State Theater due to the fact that “some homosexuals” got married there. I’m not outraged by her choice; we don’t need any more hateful, self-righteous bigots in our town. She can keep her 25 cents...

Mackinac Pipeline Must Be Shut Down Crude oil flowing through Enbridge’s 60-yearold pipeline beneath the Mackinac Straits and the largest collection of fresh water on the planet should be a serious concern for every resident of the USA and Canada. Enbridge has a very “accident” prone track record...

Your Rights To Colleen, who wrote about the State Theatre: Let me thank you for sharing your views; I think most of us are well in support of the first amendment, because as you know- it gives everyone the opportunity to express their opinions. I also wanted to thank Northern Express for not shutting down these types of letters right at the source but rather giving the community a platform for education...

No Role Model [Fascinating Person from last week’s issue] Jada quoted: “I want to be a role model for girls who are interested in being in the outdoors.” I enjoy being in the outdoors, but I don’t want to kill animals for trophy...

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Kristi Kates - April 26th, 2010
Hypnotic Rena Greenberg’s Right Weigh
By Kristi Kates
“I struggled with food for a long time,” author and hypnotherapist Rena Greenberg says, “I was a big sugar and carbohydrate addict. When I was 26, I ended up in the emergency room, close to death. So I know how painful the struggle can be. I used the tools that I’m now sharing with others to turn my life around. It’s not just about weight loss—it’s about taking your life back.”
Greenberg is both walking the walk and (literally) talking the talk. She’ll be presenting a major weight-loss seminar and motivational program at Boyne Mountain on Saturday, May 1, to help others “find the power within themselves to make changes.”

TRIPLE POWER
Greenberg’s Wellness Seminars, which she’s been running for 20 years, combine the triple powers of hypnosis, behavior modification (reprogramming negative behaviors and replacing them with positive ones until the positive ones become automatic), and something called NLP, or neuro-linguistic programming, via which people are taught, again through hypnosis, to become consciously aware of, and to change, “self-sabotaging” ment al pictures and phrases.
Greenberg says that participants can learn to lose weight without feelings of deprivation or denial, and can also eliminate unhealthy overeating habits. The Boyne program will include a “powerful hypnotic session,” Greenberg’s book, The Right Weigh: Six Steps to Permanent Weight Loss, home reinforcement CDs and booklets, and unlimited free repetitions of the hypnosis portion of the method for one year, if needed.

REWARDING CAREER
While this all might sound like snake oil at first glance, Greenberg actually has a biopsychology degree, and is nationally board-certified as a biofeedback therapist and hypnotherapist; corporations such as AT&T and Home Depot are among the sponsors of her work, and fellow wellness advocates Christiane Northrup MD and Marianne Williamson are among her supporters.
Greenberg is a woman of great positive energy, and her career of choice seems to have as many spiritual rewards as it does financial.
“The most exciting thing for me is when people gain the realization, as I have, that when we change our thinking, our behavior naturally changes, and that it’s possible to do so,” she says, “over the years, I have studied and developed tools to make these shifts possible. My greatest reward is when people contact me and tell me that going through my program changed their life. When I see the before and after photos, and hear the stories of triumph over destructive patterns, I feel so grateful to be able to share this information with so many.”

WORTHY RESULTS
Greenberg says that it’s not just the seminar itself that helps her attendees gain success.
“The key is to use the tools of reinforcement that I provide,” she explains, “the continued use of my hypnosis weight loss CD helps to sustain the changes. This is because the subconscious mind is programmed through repetition, providing a strong foundation for weight reduction. Participants find their eating habits change without feeling like they are on a diet. There is a lot of support after the seminar, as well.”
At the seminar, participants begin with an orientation prior to paying the seminar’s fee ($70.) The second part of the seminar is the hypnosis, where Greenberg guides participants through exercises, though the participants, she says, remain in “complete control” the entire time; Greenberg’s job is to help them tap into their own mind power to craft higher self-esteem and make healthier choices.
“The seminar is very upbeat, motivational, inspirational, and life-changing,” she enthuses, “and after the seminar, people say that they notice changes in their attitude toward food. Hypnosis helps us change the way we see ourselves, and to break old unproductive patterns.”
Solace Spa at Boyne Mountain presents Rena Greenberg’s Wellness Seminar for Weight Control, “back by popular request,” will take place on May 1, from 10 am to noon in the Grand Lodge at Boyne Mountain Resort. Prices for the seminar start at $69.99 per person, and overnight stay spa packages (mention the code WELL) are also available. Call 800-GO-BOYNE or go online to www.boyne.com for details.

 
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