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Learning For Life

  August Newsletter 
1709 SW Randolph Ave. Topeka, KS  66604

THINK Globally

DREAM Universally

KEEP your Feet on the Ground

And HAVE Fun

Dear Friends,

Welcome to our website!  We are glad you have chosen to investigate our offerings.  If you have questions or you would like to contact me directly, please do.

Blessings, LaVetta

LaVetta Westphal-Rolfs   (c) 785-633-9999



Compassionate Communication

Communicating with Children…

and people who act like children…..

(and that’s all of us sometimes.)

Saturday, September 9th        1 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Whether we are having communication challenges with people who have different political points of view, day to day conflicts in our families, with toddlers or teens, or in our workplace with bosses and co-workers, we know how it feels to experience frustration, overwhelm, anxiety and stress. In this workshop participants will be introduced to a four-part model of Compassionate Communication, which is also known as NVC (Non-violent Communication) or Giraffe Language. This model provides a way of communicating that can be utilized for both EXPRESSING one’s feelings and needs, as well as LISTENING deeply to another’s feelings and needs.

The psychological equivalent of air is to feel understood.”                     

                                                                                                         – Stephen Covey

  Register online ASAP

$30 per person or $45 for two people

Minimum of 8 particpants – Maximum of 20

Enrollment Deadline: September 2nd.  




Learning for Life Summer Reading Program

 TUESDAYS in July:  4, 11, 18, 25  – at The Center

Thursdays in July 6, 13, 20, 27 on Zoom from your computer or phone

A is for Adventure       B is for Book       C is for Choice     D is for Dialogue

We are offering a SUMMER READING PROGRAM  & DISCUSSION GROUP at The Learning for Life Center.  For more information and to purchase the book contact LaVetta (785-633-9999) or You may join us in person at the Learning for Life Center, or via telephone or internet if you are anywhere else in the world!

You may choose to participate in all or some of the discussions; on the phone, and/or in person. If you miss the first session or any along the way; “no worries.” Our goal is is provide incentive, support and opportunities to dialogue with others who are interested in spirituality, mindfulness, meditation, and consciousness.

Donations are gratefully accepted, however there is no set fee for these discussions.  We will be joined by Dr. Jeff Nichols, and others who were with Elmer in the last months of his life, and those who have worked with him in various ways over the years.

The book (actually a 3 volume set) is by Dr. Elmer Green, entitled The OZAWKIE BOOK OF THE DEAD, Alzheimer’s Isn’t What You Think It Is.”  We will be working toward the goal of reading or (for some) re-reading ALL THREE VOLUMES of the book before the October 7th. Dialogue. For many years, we hosted Elmer, in person, here at The Learning for Life Center. People from all over the country came to spend a day with him to discuss his books and topics such as Energy Medicine, Alzheimer’s, Biofeedback, and Consciousness. In honor of Elmer’s 100th. Birthday we will again create a sacred space to Dialogue and Explore Consciousness as we are informed by Elmer’s Ideas. 

The Summer Reading Program is designed to help participants read, discuss, and learn together in preparation for the October Dialogue.


July 4 – Sept. 19:  Summer Reading Program at The Learning for Life Center Center                       6:30 – 8:30 pm.- 1st. & 3rd. TUESDAYS at 1709 SW Randolph Ave.

If you already have the 3 volume set of The Ozawkie Book of the Dead bring it with you each time.  If you don’t have your set yet, you may buy it from us – cost $40.  We will be meeting in person face to face at 1709 SW Randolph Ave. on the following dates: June 20, July 4, July 18, August 1, August 15, September 5, September 19

July 6 – Sept. 21 –  Summer Reading Program Conference Call from Wherever you are!
6:30 – 8:30 pm – 1st. & 3rd. THURSDAYS

Connect with us from wherever you are from your phone or computer via  ZOOM on the following dates: June 22, July 6, July 20, August 3, August 17, September 7, September 21

Connecting to the Zoom Platform: 
Connect from wherever you are on your phone or computer via the ZOOM platform. In order to participate on Zoom, you will need to: 

1. Download the Zoom app. onto your phone, tablet, or computer. 

2. Create your Zoom account.

3. Click “Join Meeting”

4. Enter Meeting ID Number: 9301707631

5. Click “Join.” 



Fall Dialogue 

Exploring Consciousness

October 7 – Exploring Consciousness Dialogue 

(Limit 30 participants – Cost $100)
10 a.m. – 6 p.m. at The Learning for Life Center              1709 SW Randolph Ave.  Topeka, KS  66604

On October 7th., we will host an EXPLORING CONSCIOUSNESS DIALOGUE for folks who have read the Ozawkie Book. It will include those who have known, loved, and learned from Elmer through the years, and those who are reading it for the first time.

This is a self selected group, and you are invited to be part of that group!  Reserve Your Space by Clicking Here! 

Birthday Party for Elmer Green

100 Year Anniversary of Elmer Green’s Birth & Celebration of His Life 

October 8 – 2 – 4 p.m. at The Unitarian Fellowship in Topeka, KS  – 4775 SW 21st. St. Topeka, 66604


Let us always think, pray and act,

not as Republicans or Democrats,

but as citizens committed to working

for the highest good of

our local communities,our nation and

our greater world community.

                          – Harlan David Hibbard, MD


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