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From the inside out…Elisabetta Franzoso

Elisabetta and us

Elisabetta and us

Knowing Elisabetta is

Elisabetta's book: Stella's MumGets Her Grooves Back

Elisabetta's book: Stella's MumGets Her Grooves Back

 like my life’s transformation process. I didn’t expect an Italian woman can made an impact in my life.

I knew Elisabetta through the course I took at SIM. This 3-days course was more than what I asked for.  The class size was small, only 10 people including me. Perhaps it was because of the small size, all of us were very close and we still keep in touch. Some flew from China & Saudi Arabia and amongst the local particpants were Soe Myint  who is a Burmese, now a Singapore PR. Both of us talked about family life, Buddhism and he shared his experience of life in Singapore and life in Myanmar.

A very large part of the course dealt with psychology which affects our communication style. What I learnt: self-awareness, self-responsibiliy, focus on what I want and not what I don’t want, discipline. 

After the course, Elisabetta still keep in touch with me. She invited me to her book event on 16 September. I attended with Goh and I met Martha there. We met Elisabetta’s family, friends, fans and supporters, people from all walks of life and the guest speaker Dr William Tan, the wheelchair Marathon champion.

Elisabetta in her one-year anniversary of her book in http://razor.tv/site/servlet/segment/main/news/36244.html;jsessionid=9F269B38F997920C6280A3466A5C8018.01


Here is a poem which I extracted from course notes: Think, Act, Speak….Listen! by Elisabetta Franzoso

Sharing with you friend. It’s about listening skill.

When I ask you to listen to me
And you start giving me advise
You have not done what I asked
When I ask you to listen to me
And you begin to tell me why I shouldn’t feel that way
You are trampling in my feelings
When I ask you to listen to me
And you feel you have to do something to solve my problem
You have failed me strange as it may seem
Listen! All I asked was that you listen!
Not talk or do —– just hear me
And if you want to talk, wait a minute for your turn
And I will listen
Maybe if we both sit and listen to each other
We will be able to solve even greater problems than our own….
Perhaps we will even hear the mute voice of the Divine

Meaningful and true!


About Pamela's Online Journal

Working mother of 3 boys, loves travelling & writing.


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