Archive for January, 2011

Big Changes for 2011

As many of you know, I’ve been doing a cleanse for the entire month of January. Although this Dr. Natura Colonix works on the physical level, I’ve intended detoxification and release on all levels. Let’s just say, it’s been an interesting (and intense!) month so far.

Some of you have let me know that my International Renaissance Coaching website won’t open. Thanks for your concern. Yes, I am aware of this problem. It appears that my website host ( has gone out of business without warning, taking down all the hosted sites with it. I’ve initiated a domain forwarding to this blog, while I decide what, if anything to do about my former website. Fortunately, I had put much of the content on this blog, so, aside from a shopping cart and cleaner template, I’ve not lost much. I can still invoice everyone from PayPal. For now, you just won’t be able to pay directly on my website.

At first, I thought, “This could not have come at a worse time!” I’m speaking at the Physician’s Round Table Conference on Thursday and introducing several speakers there on Friday. This meeting of diverse and prestigious colleagues from a variety of disciplines, especially the medical community, seemed like such a great opportunity. What was I supposed to do with all the business cards listing

Once I managed to forward the domain (I hope!), I began to consider other implications. I spent much of 2010 painting portal doors, encoding them with intentions, most of which have already come true or are in obvious (to me) process of unfolding. I’ve felt for awhile that my business needed to change, but I didn’t know in what way. I just knew that I felt called to paint doors and learn more about Runes and other symbols and systems, including Tarot. I’d get glimmers of an eventual outcome, but the how remained ever so elusive. Familiar with major life transitions, since I lead so many people through them via coaching, I recognized 2010 as an incubation period.

Then 2011 rolled around and things started shifting due to this cleanse, timing, and lots of meditation. My comfort zone suddenly seemed awfully constricted. Even my clothes started to feel tight. For a few weeks I wondered if I had suddenly gained a lot of weight, but trying on clothes at stores resulted in my usual size. My own tight clothes symbolized a “too tight life,” similar to what I felt just prior to my 1998 brain injury. As a Medical Intuitive, I know that when life begins to feel too tight, the soul’s crying out for change. If we listen, things can shift in seamless, graceful ways. If we resist, then “life” often steps in to force the issue. I, for one, have had enough trauma-drama to invoke change.

Deciding to opt for what I now call “the ease and please” route, I began to coach myself. When I looked closely and honestly, I found myself unable to deny some rather uncomfortable facts:

I could suddenly no longer envision a sustainable life coaching practice. In fact, I seemed to be getting serious kicks from the Universe to move in other directions. I could see the intuitive readings continuing to grow and flourish, but whenever I tried to focus on expanding the life coaching portion, I felt anxious, depressed, uncentered and “lost.”

I’ve felt nudges about transitioning out of life coaching for awhile, but my move to Madison brought those to the forefront. Whereas before I could coast through the shifts without making a conscious decision, I was suddenly faced with a need to find a new bank, completely revamp the shopping cart option on my website and create a new PayPal account independent of my ex-husband (Stephen’s) original account used to build my coaching website. Wisconsin has no Bank of America branches, and multiple calls and emails to PayPal and revealed a surprisingly involved process of switching things over. Prior to my move, the overlap hadn’t inconvenienced either of us, but a few things happened simultaneously, all of them screaming, “Cancel those accounts and open new ones!”

Since I go to Chicago fairly regularly and conduct most of my banking online, I dragged my feet about opening a local business account in Madison. Somehow I just couldn’t bring myself to make all these changes for a company called International Renaissance COACHING, which I took over from my (now ex-)husband, especially when I’ve intended 2011 as such a break free year. Beginning anew with the old name, old site and old business model just seemed backwards.

And so … I’ve decided to let things incubate a little more. I have some very cool visions of what’s on its way, and those elusive how’s seem much more visible these days. I will likely open a brand new business, with a new name, new model and new website. You’ll see some overlap, especially with my intuitive services and classes, but life coaching will not remain the focal point.

I don’t know the timing; however, this post serves as my official announcement that I’m winding down my life coaching practice. I will certainly finish up with current clients, and I may even take on some additional folks in the short term. I will continue to offer past life readings, soul readings, medical intuitive sessions and intuitive life path assessments, as well as Reiki classes. I just don’t know how much longer I’ll be taking on new coaching clients.

If you’ve ever wanted to work with me as your life coach, now really IS your chance. For the rest of January, I’ll offer life coaching 5-packs for $555, as I did during the first week of January. This special includes 5 hours of coaching for $45 less than my usual 4-pack price. I will re-evaluate whether or not to accept new coaching clients periodically as time progresses. As I said, I don’t know the timeline yet and feel committed to helping current clients reach their goals. I just felt nudged to announce the shift today, so that anyone on the fence would know that time is of the essence.

Thanks for growing with me! Exciting times, indeed …

Much Love and Many Blessings,

Physician’s Round Table Conference

In less than a week, I will be speaking to the Medical Community regarding an insider’s experience of brain injury, as well as sharing information I’ve gleaned from coaching and other sessions with many survivors of brain injuries, Lyme Disease and other “Medical Mysteries.” The talk will include some insights shared in my book and video series. I feel honored to join such a prestigious group of professionals and leaders in these fields, and I also look forward to learning more information, resources and referral sources that will help me help my clients more.

I understand there are still some openings for interested parties who can get to Virginia Beach this week. If you’re already attending, please do stop by to introduce yourself! If you’d like extra guidance and insight while recovering from Lyme Disease, brain injury, MS or any other chronic condition or life transition, please also feel free to contact me for a private session. The easiest email to reach me at is brunoleaf @

Blessings and thanks for all the enthusiasm people have expressed about my involvement with the Physician’s Round Table.

The 2011 Physician’s Round Table
Doubletree Hotel, Virginia Beach, VA
January 27 – 30, 2011

The Physician Round Tables were started by Sue Vogan, journalist and health radio show host, in 2008. They were created as a learning tool where doctors, researchers, and other health care professionals could come together to discuss technology, protocols, and cases in a non-invasive, Gordon-style fashion. This elite group of professionals brings cutting edge information — the round table discussion sessions have produced research projects and have cemented professional relationships.

H.P. Albarelli, Jr
Dr. Lesley Fein
Nancy Guberti
Dr. Chris Hussar
Jerry Leonard
Dr. Mindy Beth Lipson
Dr. A. C. Matin
Dr. Judith Mikovits
Dr. Donald Robbins
Laura Bruno
Alice Shabecoff
Dr. William Shaw
Dr. Leo Shea, III
Dr. Ritchie Shoemaker
Jacques Simon, esq
Mary Tocco
Dr. Renee Tocco
Dr. Warren Levin
Dr. Jeff Wulfman
Jane Hersey

The theme is Common Denominators, a Physician’s Round Table initiative to explore the association between infections and chronic illnesses, using common denominators. This year’s conference is a well-balanced gathering of experts in their fields that work with and research well known common denominators that are observed in chronic illnesses – such as CFS, MS, ALS, FM, etc.

Our presenters will deliver scientific, evidenced based research combined with practical clinical experience for a better understanding of the common denominators seen in chronic illnesses. The physicians attending the round table discussions will be able to interact with Gordon-style freedom and perhaps provide missing pieces during the discussions. It is our hope that such exchange of information will lead to discoveries of new treatments and cures.

Testing Methods
Physician’s Rights
Treatment Guidelines
Dentistry – going green, infections, etc.


Included: 2 Executive breaks per day, literature, opportunity for door prizes/drawings

Physicians 275.00
Med Students 200.00
Advocates 250.00 (only 12 seats are made available for this event)

For more information, please send an email to

Letting Go

I’ve been cleansing the entire month of January, which always makes for exciting intuitive sessions as well as major shifts in my own life. One thing I’ve noticed lately as a global and personal trend is an increased urgency in the need to release what no longer serves: relationships, jobs, self-imposed limitations (aren’t they all?!), anything that tugs against the intended direction.

For so long, “hurry up and wait” has created inner tension between visions/intentions/desires and the seemingly endless status quo. People ask me, “When? When? When?” just about every single day. I ask, too. Patience seems in short supply. On the other hand, the world looks very different than it did even two years ago. Despite things taking a long time to line up in their “final version,” the last two calender years have produced more relocations, divorces and sudden shifts in career and lifestyle than I ever remember seeing. On a global scale.

Relationships, careers and situations that felt, “OK” or “not ideal, but good enough,” became mysteriously intolerable or unacceptable, almost as though whatever mitigating force the Universe had provided to keep things going got sucked away and redirected to other things.

Actually, that’s exactly what I sense happened. The Universe’s priorities shifted, requiring a redistribution of energy, people and resources. It’s still a free will planet ruled by Law of Attraction, in that these redistributions tended to answer long held and often silent cries for “a way out” or “a way in.” In either case, most of the people experiencing the sudden shifts admit that things really did need to change.

If you got blindsided, and feel like life just “happened” to you, then you might want to reread my article on Kali: Goddess of Destruction, Time and Change. As Hafiz says, “Love sometimes wants to do us a great favor: hold us upside down and shake out all the nonsense.”

But Love never calls without any warning. A great deal of behind the scenes and inner work takes place in order for just the right circumstances to arise. I decided to write this article because I sense quite tangibly that we’re in final stages of a prep phase. Do I think the end of the world’s upon us? No. Emphatically no.

I do, however, feel a massive amount of energy growing like a weather front about to sweep across the planet; I’m also noticing another round of purging during sessions. Even after the big purges of late 2008 through 2010, some dead weight remains. For awhile, the Universe seemed to say, “Ah, let’s just focus on the big stuff; we can deal with the details later.”

Well, it’s Later. And people are finding that the dead weight they couldn’t bear to release six months, two months, even a week ago, will need to detach in order for them to accelerate at the desired speeds. For some people, letting go of dead weight feels even more difficult than taking those initially bold leaps of faith. Even though much of this planet has already begun its dimensional shift, the thought of intentionally laying aside those old things feels “harsh,” “selfish” or “sad.” Because this dimensional shift moves us into lighter, more rarified energy, though, heavy feelings like guilt and shame become less and less compatible. They simply can’t transcend in the same ways as love, joy, and gratitude!

If you’re committed to your path, or at least to your own evolution, I suggest you allow yourself to feel those emotions and move through them. Conscious people tend to be kind people, and no one wants to inflict unnecessary pain. I understand this; it’s a major reason I opt for a vegan diet, and I attempt to move through life leaving everything and everyone at least a little better than I found them. But … and this is a big but! There comes a time when we need to step back and look at the bigger picture.

When we focus on remnants of the old to such an extent that these attachments prevent or dramatically slow our progress towards experiencing the new, then we need to factor in how many people or situations we’re actually hurting by not allowing ourselves to shine. If expansion means expanded ability to serve the planet, to serve and empower others in bigger and more potent ways, then the small attachments and over-attention to old details, end up creating more harm than good. Sometimes we need to give ourselves permission to let go — not just so that we can then receive, but so that our hands are now free to give in larger and more healing ways.

Our current time feels like a bunch of people have boarded a plane, about to leave the gate. It’s not the only plane that will ever take off, but this is the one that this bunch of people have decided to board. Take-off will occur, and some of the people have already strapped themselves in, ready for the ride of their many lifetimes! Others fret about people who seem not to have made it onto this flight. The fretters do have options, at least until this plane leaves the gate: they can’t make other people or situations get on the flight, but they still have (a little) time to deboard.

Or, they can choose to take the ride of their lives, trusting that others can catch another flight if they really want to and make the effort to procure a ticket.

In some ways, the increased urgency is an illusion. Yes, this plane is about to take off, and no, the Universe will not continue to delay and delay and delay everyone on this flight just on the off chance that your old situation or old lover or old job might possibly want to join us. The Universe has waited as long as it can for this particular flight. It will provide another flight, but if you really don’t feel you’ve said adequate goodbyes and you just can’t bear to leave those people or things behind, then now’s your chance to deboard.

The Universe will provide other flights, but timing matters. THIS plane is due for take-off. Whatever you do not have with you on the plane will not arrive with you. It may arrive on a later plane, or your old “baggage” might get lost for good. If you’ve intended a fabulous destination for yourself and have spent a long time anticipating the flight, it’s nearly time. Are you ready? Do you still like your intended destination? This is a final boarding call for this particular plane.

My own personal sentiments? You bet I’m ready. I love my intended destination. I love the people I see on this plane. I love what they’ll bring to the journey and the destination. Woohoo! As Mr. Mojo Risin’ himself said, “Break on Through to the Other Side!”

New Year’s Special: Start Your New Year Strong!

In honor of my favorite number (11!), I’m offering a 2011 New Year’s Special:

Five one-hour Coaching Sessions for $555.

This is a $320 savings off individual sessions and still $45 less than the regular fee for a Coaching 4-pack. 2011 promises to be an amazing year for lots of people. Start your New Year with Clear Intentions, Appropriate Tools, and Strength of Purpose. You can sign up here. Offer valid if purchased on or before 1/11/11.