May 19, 2017

A Guided Meditation to Help Quiet Self-Doubt and Boost Confidence

Meditation continues to become more and more popular, and for good reason. Research shows it can help with everything from getting a good night’s sleep to reducing stress to even easing pain. However, many people are under the impression that in order to meditate properly, you need to be sitting still for an extended […]

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April 26, 2017

How To Manage For The Four Types Of Motivation

When work needs to get done, we need to dig down to find the motivation to keep going. This, in the face of dwindling focus (now down to less than a minute) as an increasing array of digital distractions clutter, and even hinder, our path. Science tells us that tapping into our flow state can […]

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April 26, 2017

People Judge Your Personality Based On These 7 Small Things

From the moment you meet someone for the first time, you quickly want to assess who the person is and what they represent. This is why you may be on the lookout for certain stable qualities like honesty, kindness, and intelligence. Paying attention to these things may even help you evaluate if you will want […]

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March 29, 2017

Fixed vs. Growth: The Two Basic Mindsets That Shape Our Lives

“If you imagine less, less will be what you undoubtedly deserve,” Debbie Millman counseled in one of the best commencement speeches ever given, urging: “Do what you love, and don’t stop until you get what you love. Work as hard as you can, imagine immensities…” Far from Pollyanna platitude, this advice actually reflects what modern […]

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March 7, 2017

Using Architecture To Explain 16 Mental Illnesses And Disorders

If you had to imagine your mental illness or disorder as a house, what would it look like? Federico Babina has just released a new project called Archiatric, which depicts 16 different conditions as works of architecture in various states of repair. The designs are chillingly abstract, but for anyone living with the agony of […]

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February 25, 2017

Try Hypnosis Now For Free

There are many misconceptions about Hypnosis. Many people believe it to be something it is not. This is unfortunate because Hypnosis is a very powerful tool but it can not be used if a person keeps themselves out of the state of mind due to misconceptions. Hypnosis is not what most people believe it to be, […]

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November 23, 2015

HSA May Cover Your Hypnotherapy Help*

If you have a HSA (Health Savings Account)… you may want to consider using it to cover the programs and services you receive through my Hypnotherapy practice. The expenses of Hypnotherapy and Mental Training may be eligible to be paid through your HSA due to their primary nature of alleviating and preventing mental defect or […]

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May 6, 2015

60 Second Meditation

Anyone who has ever felt vulnerable, raw, or shattered has felt an emotion so strong it’s likely to bring you down for days.  Life is full of twists and turns, ups and downs, and all the in-betweens.  Life can hand you a bowl-full of cherries or demand it’s pound of flesh.  Sometimes, our bodies get […]

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May 5, 2015

Healing Thoughts: Our Mind-Body Connection

Humans experience an array of emotions, anything from happiness, to sadness to extreme joy and depression. Each one of these emotions creates a different feeling within the body. After all, our body releases different chemicals when we experience various things that make us happy and each chemical works to create a different environment within the […]

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May 4, 2015

Brilliant Einstein

Einstein was a mastermind.  Einstein was a genius.  Einstein was one of the most influential scientists perhaps in the world.  He wrote, a lot.  He thought, a lot.  He dreamed, a lot.  Perhaps what we don’t know of Einstein will amuse us, or ignite a fire within us.  Here are a few quotes from him […]

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April 28, 2015

Mindfulness As Effective As Antidepressants For Preventing Relapse

There’s been an increasingly compelling pile of evidence that mindfulness training has effects on both brain and behavior—and its potential for treating depression is among its more promising uses. A new study from the University of Oxford finds that mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) is just as effective as antidepressants for preventing a relapse of depression, which affects […]

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April 10, 2015

Mental Magnitude of Monks

We have all dealt with adversity.  Adversity in the workplace, schools, community, etc.  But the one adversity in which we fail to recognize time and time again is the great adversary in your head.  Your mind.  Your mind can be the defeatist.  Your mind can be the “negative nelly.” Your mind can ultimately set you […]

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April 7, 2015

11 Things Your Soul Wants to Know Now

As we all enjoy our unique human experience, we find ourselves burning the candle of life too quickly while trying to exist in society and keep up with the times. So much so, that we often forget the most important lessons we came here to learn – the lessons that our inner spirit is trying […]

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April 2, 2015

12 Forgotten Life Secrets

The more I ponder about life, the more I come to one solid realization: The biggest curse and predicament of modern Man is forgetfulness. Like a creeping malaise, forgetfulness has seeped through all of Man’s being and doing. Individually, collectively, historically or culturally, we are spellbound to forget. We haven’t only forgot our past but […]

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March 25, 2015

Exercise Habits Between Twins (and what this means for you)

Identical twins in Finland who shared the same sports and other physical activities as youngsters but different exercise habits as adults soon developed quite different bodies and brains, according to a fascinating new study that highlights the extent to which exercise shapes our health, even in people who have identical genes and nurturing. Determining the […]

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March 21, 2015

Bruce Lee-isms: 11 Must-Practice Life Rules

Bruce lee was a Hong Kong American martial artist, Hong Kongaction film actor, martial arts instructor, filmmaker, and the founder of Jeet Kune Do. Amongst all these, Bruce was also quite the philosopher. Along with entertaining people and being one of the best (and most recognized) Martial Artists of recent times, he also had a brilliant outlook on life, and took part […]

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March 19, 2015

8 Ways To Stave Off Being Manipulated

Here are 8 ways to spot emotional manipulation and how to protect yourself from it: 1. There is no use in trying to be honest with an emotional manipulator. You make a statement and it will be turned around. Example: I am really angry that you forgot my birthday. Response – “It makes me feel sad […]

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March 18, 2015

Reinforce Positive Beliefs

I would like you to look at deliberately reinforcing a positive belief system about yourself, your life and your sport. This is a very deliberate action, especially since most of us are programmed to have negative belief systems about ourselves, our lives and the sports we play. This is especially true for those of you […]

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December 28, 2014

The Case for Child Meditation

   Although I don’t often get the opportunity, I really enjoy talking to children about mindfulness and meditation.  Meditation has been proven again and again to improve every facet of your life.  But it’s not just for adults.  Meditation and mindfulness practices in children have been becoming increasingly popular.  One of the reasons is the […]

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December 18, 2014

The Placebo Effect

this article is taken from Harvard Health Publications Rather than dismiss it, we should try to understand the placebo effect and harness it when we can. For a long time, the placebo effect was held in low regard. If people responded to a suspect treatment, we said it was “just the placebo effect.” The suggestion […]

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December 6, 2014

Hypnotherapy and PTSD

Hypnotherapy, for most people is viewed as a hoodwinked way to make money.  It has been looked at unfavorably for years across many professions.  Time and time again, you will hear people tell you it does not work.  I say, the proof is right in front of you! Finally, it has emerged as a credible, […]

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December 4, 2014

Consciousness and the Material World

This article was written by Arjun Walai for Collective Evolution Nikola Tesla said it best, “the day science begins to study non-physical phenomena, it will make more progress in one decade than in all the previous centuries of its existence. To understand the true nature of the universe, one must think it terms of […]

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September 6, 2014

Mind Over Chatter: Check Your Thoughts

 Less Stress, Greater Joy      Want an advantage in life? There is a mental concept that exists and affects your life. In every aspect of your day, your mind goes through millions of thoughts. The quote that I chose today is befitting to this month’s theme of Less Stress, Greater Joy because it has to […]

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August 13, 2014

11 Ways to Live Happier

taken from The Mind Unleashed on 26th July, 2014 Happiness is something that we all strive for, yet many of us find it challenging to grasp and even harder to maintain. Especially during these difficult economic times, happiness can feel like it is hiding just behind next week’s paycheck, a new job, or a […]

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May 29, 2014

Amrit Yoga Recommendation

Yoga serves many purposes which tie in very nicely to my mental training teachings. There is no question that yoga helps a person to build strength, and flexibility. It is common to see a person that practices yoga regularly as having a long, lean, toned body. When I first learned of yoga, I remember thinking […]

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May 27, 2014

The Truth About Lies

May’s Theme is Breaking Bad Habits I am pretty sure that all of us, at one time or another have told a white lie, whether it was out of fear, feelings, to gain respect, or simply saving face.  Our brains flipped a switch and the lie came forth on our tongues.  Some people even think […]

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April 18, 2014

Book I Recommend: The Biology of Belief: Unleashing the Power of Consciousness, Matter, & Miracles

One of the best books I have read to understand the mind, body connection. Dr. Lipton takes his knowledge as a biologist and helps us to understand how thought energy effects our bodies. He takes what could be very complicated information, and makes it easy to comprehend. I recommend this book to all my clients […]

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April 18, 2014

Book I Recommend: Sacred Contracts: The Journey

Carolyn Myss’ work on Sacred Contracts and archetypes has helped me tremendously to, not only understand my unique tendencies, but to understand the uniqueness in each of my clients. The more I have learned about archetypes, the more I have been able to empower myself, and, therefore, be able to help others be empowered also. […]

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April 18, 2014

Book I Recommend: Sacred Contracts: Awakening Your Divine Potential

Myself and several of my friends have studied Caroline Myss’ work to get a better understanding of our archetypes and divine potential. I use this information in my own life to help me with empowerment, as well as to help my clients. The information is spot on and always leads to deep and meaningful clarity.

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April 18, 2014

Understand & Trust Yourself: A Key to Being In The Zone

April’s Theme is Peak Sports Performance How often do you find yourself in the zone, in golf or in life? This is something most athletes are familiar with, but not on a regular basis. Of all the hundreds of athletes I have worked with, many of which are elite in their sport, they frequently say […]

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March 23, 2014

Human Body, Pushing The Limits: Brain Power

Great information on how our brain takes control of our body.

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March 12, 2014

Clear Your Mind Of Can’t

March’s Theme is Health and Weight Loss How many of you start the day with I can’t? Samuel Johnson said “Clear your mind of can’t.” There are actually hypnotherapy sessions that I take clients into that clear their minds of can’t. It works extremely well and many people have changed their lives for the better. […]

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March 6, 2014

The Obesity Epidemic and Weight Loss

March’s Theme is Health and Weight Loss     We are eating more junk and getting less exercise. Obesity is the globes newest epidemic. It’s a Fat World.  Fat for Life? Six million kids are seriously overweight.  Does any of this sound familiar? These are some of the topics from Newsweek for several years running now. […]

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March 4, 2014

Motivation To Change

March’s Theme is Health and Weight Loss I know that it is difficult to make change. I know this as a professional more than most people realize. People seek out hypnotherapy usually as a last resort. They have typically tried everything else without success. Just because most people have so many misconceptions about hypnosis; it […]

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March 1, 2014

The New You: Ready For Change

 March’s Theme is Health and Weight Loss What fuels our appetites? Sadly, the answer to that question is: Thought. Your mind can be a powerful weapon against you. It can make you feel sad. It could make your muscles ache. It could change the way you see yourself when you look in the mirror. Did […]

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March 1, 2014

March’s Theme: Health and Weight Loss

For March I’ve decided to address health and weight loss as a theme. Over the years in private practice, weight loss has been one of the most common areas for which folks seek my help. What has been interesting (and aggravating) is I can help someone stop smoking in one session and then, in the […]

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February 28, 2014

FULFILL YOUR LIFE PURPOSE: LOVE MORE

February’s Theme is Love vs Fear As February, the most romantic month,  draws to a close, now would be a good time to reflect on one of the most important things in life: LOVE.  Do you believe that you are fulfilling your life purpose, or that you truly love people? How do you even feel […]

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February 26, 2014

Passion is Action: Actions Speak Louder Than Words

February’s Theme is Love vs Fear “Passion is to kiss or to hug and to prove that actions speak louder than words.” I chose this quote for a few different reasons. The first was because I was on a mission a few years back that led me to try and help define what passion really […]

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February 22, 2014

Qualities You Display vs Qualities You Possess: Making Sense of Relationship Reality

February’s Theme is Love vs Fear Today’s love quote: “You attract people by the qualities you display; you keep them by the qualities you possess.” Personally, it is the most commonly talked-about thing that relates to dating that I have ever come across, especially in the lives of my clients and friends. I can tell […]

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February 19, 2014

Love Is Life and Life Is Love

February’s Theme is Love vs Fear Leo Buscaglia was a well-known lecturer who passed away in 1998. His sole purpose was to spread the word on how to live a happy, health, joyful, life in love. He was often referred to as “Dr. Love.” He wrote a book called Love and I was first introduced […]

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February 15, 2014

Triump Over Love and Life: Brilliance, Success, and True Love are Attainable

February’s Theme is Love vs Fear Being able to reflect on your life and putting your best-foot-forward is often difficult at times. I hope the next few minutes I can bring you some encouragement. We are in the month of February and I am writing about love. As we embark onto today’s love quote, […]

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February 12, 2014

Love Is A Way Of Being Present In Each Moment

February’s Theme is Love vs Fear Being that we are breezing through the month of February, there have been a lot of ideas about love. What is love? How does it feel? What is true love? What is the difference between love and being in-love? Is love a feeling? Is love a presence of mind? […]

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February 8, 2014

Dawn Grant on Love vs Fear… February’s Theme

February is the month for Love. But maybe you hadn’t realized that Fear (sadly) rules most of how you think, speak and act. It’s time to kick Fear out the door and to experience greater Love! I am here to help… in this video I offer a quick lesson on Fear vs Love

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February 5, 2014

3 Keys to Unlock the Lid Of the Love Jar: Passion, Admiration, and Respect

February’s Theme is Love vs Fear Here is a quote by William Wharton: “What is love? As far as I can tell, it is passion, admiration, and respect. If you have two, you have enough, if you have 3, you don’t have to die to go to heaven!” I have chosen this quote because I […]

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February 2, 2014

Unlock Lid of Love Jar with Passion, Admiration and Respect Hypnosis

William Wharton has been quoted in saying “What is Love? As far as I can tell, it is Passion, Admiration, and Respect. If you have two, you have enough, if you have three, you don’t have to die to go to Heaven!” This defines Love so simply yet so significantly. If you are like me, […]

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February 1, 2014

Love: understanding, laughter, smiling with your heart and trust

February’s Theme is Love vs Fear “To love someone is to understand each other, to laugh together, to smile with your heart and to trust one another and one important thing is to let each other go if you can’t do this.”  I have picked this quote today because in my experience with clients and […]

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January 6, 2014

7 Proven Suggestions To Help You Succeed In Your New Year’s Resolution

To have a resolution or not to have a resolution… that is the question. Is it that time for you? It’s the New Year and some folks are setting New Year’s resolutions; others are so sick of hearing of them they don’t even want to consider setting one. Or maybe these non-resolutioners are “over it” […]

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January 6, 2014

Acceptance for Less Stress & Greater Joy

Over the years, I have found that joy actually comes from acceptance.  You can increase joy and decrease stress in your life by accepting yourself, your life, other people, and whatever situations may be presented to you.  Of course, joy is quite the opposite of stress, or always feeling resentful, angry, frustrated, or guilty.  You […]

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December 24, 2013

Is Phil Robertson Keeping Christ in Christmas… Are You?

Phil Robertson from reality A&E TV show Duck Dynasty is receiving a ton of slack for making comments regarding homosexuality in an interview with GQ magazine. In subsequent statements he has called himself “a lover… not a hater,” and pointed out that “Jesus Christ was the most perfect being to ever walk this planet and […]

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December 2, 2013

Success through Courage: Test Limits, Break Barriers

When I envision success, I view it from a perspective of what overall true success really is.  I am not going to advocate having more, wanting more, or a feeling that “I am only happy if I have more.”  That is not the kind of success I am talking about here.  I encourage having goals, […]

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November 18, 2013

Deeper Love: Improve Your “You-and-I” Relationships

How do you feel about the “you-and-I” relationships in your life?  Do you feel like you are a loving individual?  Do you experience love in your relationships?  How do you feel about love and recognize it in your own life?  Is this an area you would like to improve in some way?  Love is a […]

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November 11, 2013

Powerful Practical Prayer: Express Your Love

Do you know how powerful and practical prayer is as an expression of love for others?  Prayerfulness is a virtue we can all experience, and you can too.  Many people recognize the value of prayer and choose to make prayer a part of their life—a part of each morning, possibly, to start out their day.  […]

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October 8, 2013

Is Getting Help For The Psyche Just For Psychos?

For years, people were afraid to make mention that they were going to therapy or seeing a Psychologist. The misperception was that admitting to such a thing would make them appear weak or disturbed. Nothing could be further from the truth! A person seeking outside help to improve themselves is a person who is courageous […]

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October 1, 2013

Good Fuel for Your Engine

Are you taking the right fuel for your precious engine?

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September 17, 2013

Common Sense in Eating Habits is Very Uncommon

“Common sense is very uncommon”…  Mark Twain’s keen wit and incisive satire earned him praise from both critics and peers. But yet this statement is as true today as it was then. I am sure every one of us can think of examples of times when the simplest solution didn’t come quickly to our mind. […]

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September 5, 2013

Acceptance for Less Stress and Greater Joy

Over the years, I have found that joy actually comes from acceptance.  You can increase joy and decrease stress in your life by accepting yourself, your life, other people, and whatever situations may be presented to you.  Of course, joy is quite the opposite of stress, or always feeling resentful, angry, frustrated or guilty.  You […]

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August 30, 2013

Private Sessions Offered Globally Via Phone, Skype or Facetime

Today's technology allows for private sessions to be held via Skype and other face to face methods of interaction.

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May 25, 2013

Clarity. Balance. Energy… Success Through Perseverance

For success it takes perseverance, but you also need to have clarity, balance and energy first, before they seek to achieve peak performance.  That applies to sports and life in general.  In this article, I’d like to go a step further and describe the role of perseverance in achieving greater success.  Perseverance helps

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May 22, 2013

Are You Seeking Success? Do You Know What It Is?

People tend to place too much focus on materialism and work success, whereby often missing a huge opportunity to focus on all of what makes them successful.

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May 20, 2013

In Golf, As In Life, There’s No Such Thing As Perfect!

Do you believe things should be perfect in your life, or you should have a perfect swing or perfect golf game? As I work with many athletes and consider different ways a golfer might achieve peak performance, something that comes up a lot is the word ‘perfection’.  Perfection is probably the most common trap golfers […]

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May 15, 2013

Freedom From Drinking Alcohol Hypnosis

Drinking alcohol is such a ‘normal’ part of so many people’s lives. Many people drink alcohol every evening to wind down, on weekends to forget about the stressors of their week, to celebrate special occasions and to turn off their minds when life gets tough. But have you ever had a feeling that you have […]

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May 15, 2013

Freedom From Telling White Lies Hypnosis

Have you ever noticed that you will tell white lies in an effort to make things easier or to not create any problems? Most people that tell white lies have good intentions. They are usually trying to spare someone’s feelings. But have you ever considered that your friends have been observing you lying to others […]

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May 7, 2013

Be Open to See the Uniqueness in your Child

Each person is not only unique in size, color, shape, and texture. We are also just as unique in our preferences, interests, talents, thought patterns, gifts, passions, and abilities. Be open to this uniqueness.

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May 6, 2013

Take And Make Opportunities

One's state of mind acts as the filter of good and bad things to happen in life as the Law of Attraction underpins the power of positive thinking both in terms of success and health.

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March 4, 2013

Achieve The Success You Desire

As I have helped numerous professional athletes in a variety of sports achieve the success they desire, I have also seen some of them go on to waver in that success.   During my years in private practice and prior to that in other settings, I have studied what helps people achieve great success, along with […]

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February 27, 2013

Serenity as a Cushion For Less Stress and Greater Joy

How would you like to achieve a state of greater joy and happiness in balance with less stress in your life?  You might wonder: “Can I really reduce stress and increase my joy?”  “Can I effectively and permanently increase joy, happiness, and the feeling of really loving life, while decreasing stress at the same time?”  […]

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February 23, 2013

Achieve Success: Autograph Your Work With Excellence

As I consider new tools or skills that will help people achieve greater work and life success, I think it is important for them to recognize what success they already have.  In life, people experience numerous opportunities to work hard and devote time to building skills over a period of months or years, or while […]

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February 18, 2013

A Butterfly’s Struggle

The story of A Butterfly’s Struggle has touched my life for many years. The first time I read it I was in awe of anyone who could live their life in such a manner. Over the years, this way of thinking has become more and more a way of living for me. To be able […]

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January 30, 2013

Master The Zone State and Peak Your Performance in Sport and in Life

Have you heard of The Zone? If you are an athlete it’s pretty likely you’ve not only heard of it, but you have experienced it and loved it! But what if we could ALL peak our performance… in LIFE, by Mastering the Zone State! Most athletes would do anything to learn how to be in […]

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January 23, 2013

20min Hypnosis for Transformation

This 20min hypnosis audio is generic in nature… I give it to every one of my clients at their first appointment so they can start doing hypnosis immediately at home, to become comfortable and familiar with it. I also encourage clients to use it as a tool to assist them in becoming familiar with how […]

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January 1, 2013

New Year’s Blues Clues

As the end of 2012 approached, did you find yourself getting more and more depressed… overwhelmed with feeling New Year’s Blues? Did you watch others celebrating and not feel like there was anything to celebrate? Those folks who experience sadness as the end of the year approaches are likely having conversations in their heads, like: […]

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December 29, 2012

Healthy Giving or Co-Dependency

Being that I am in a helping profession, many of you won’t be too surprised to learn that I tend to be a giving kind of person. Yep, the ol’ caretaker is alive and well in me. Like about a third to one half of the population, I have tendencies like wanting to be sure […]

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December 25, 2012

Don’t Feel Like Giving

Would you prefer that the holidays just disappear… that people stop spending so much money buying and giving gifts? Are you feeling like you just don’t want to give any gifts?

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December 24, 2012

Holidays Can Be a Source of Sadness

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas… and that, like many holidays can be a source of sadness. For so many people, this time of year especially doesn’t necessarily offer joy. There can be many reasons for the sadness of the season.

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December 23, 2012

Accepting Our Uniqueness

Be proud of who you are! Accepting your own uniqueness is what makes us stand out as individuals. Think about this: What if all food tasted the same, all drinks coated your tongue with the same flavor, all perfumes released the same aroma, and all houses were repeated imprints of each other?

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December 16, 2012

Quit Sleepwalking Through Your Life

Are you sleepwalking through your life? How much of your life is spent thinking and believing things like

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December 12, 2012

Improving Dating, Interviewing and Test Taking Apprehension

Think of those times when you had an upcoming test to take, a pending interview, or a date. Now, specifically think of the week prior, the day before, the morning of, the drive there, walking the last few steps… and then during the event.

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December 8, 2012

Learn to Trust Your Gut Feelings

If the situation calls for it, trust your instincts, as they pull their information from previous experiences and down to earth wisdom from within you.

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November 26, 2012

Positive Attitude and Positive Thinking

As a mental trainer and hypnotherapist in private practice, many of the clients who come to my office are adults. Adults who do not have a positive attitude and feel they are out of control of some aspect of their life. They feel they are a victim of negative attitudes, patterns of thinking, or habits.

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November 23, 2012

Coping With Life’s Little Twists

Coping With Life’s Little Twists Funny how you can be clear about what you want in life with goals, focus and direction – moving forward, excited about life as it unfolds – then BOOM, a surprise from left field throws you a twist to your life’s plan.

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November 20, 2012

Needs vs Wants

Needs vs Wants How many times have you said, “I need that?” People use the words I need a lot more often then they probably realize… and definitely more often then they should be saying things like, “I need to buy a new purse,” “I need to buy new furniture,” or “I need some new […]

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November 15, 2012

Sports Professional Suffers Panic Attack

Sports Professional Suffers Panic Attack PGA TOUR Pro, Charlie Beljan, had an experience that hundreds of thousands of people around the world suffer through regularly, a panic attack! Simply put, a panic attack is the body’s instinctual process of fight or flight. On a daily basis we all go through varying levels of anxiety and […]

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October 26, 2012

Time for a Change?

Only you know the answer to that. Ultimately, all significant change occurs only after a person has decided they are ready to change for themselves. Not because their coach, parent, doctor, or significant other tells them to, but when a person looks within and recognized that it is time. In order for a person to […]

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