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Do placebos work, even when you know it’s fake?

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Aloha, I found this to be amazing! Did you know “the placebo effect” takes place even when you know you are receiving a placebo? It’s true, according to Scott M. Schafer, Luana Colloca and Tor D. Wager in a article published earlier this year in The Journal of Pain. Here is the link to read more. A special […]

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Why You’re Pretty Much Unconscious All the Time

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Aloha, Scientists have gone back and forth for years about whether our unconscious is 95% of who we are or 99% of who we are. If our unconscious really is most of who we are, doesn’t that make you a little curious about our our consciousness? I just came across a great article on Time.com “Why […]

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Is Health Optional?

Is Health Optional

“To keep the body in good health is a duty… otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.” Buddha  Health as a duty — interesting idea, isn’t it? I think too many of us in our culture see health as an “option,” that it’s our personal choice whether we’ll be […]

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Improving Your Dating Life Using NLP

Improve Your Dating Life Using NLP

  Aloha,  Every now and then, my students ask me how NLP can help them in their dating life. I was recently did a really fun interview with radio host Erin Tillman, who happens to be one of my newest students, on her show The Dating Advice Girl. In this interview, Erin and I discuss how NLP can help […]

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Are You Using Anger – or Is It Using You?

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Aloha, Is it just me or does it seem like there are a lot of angry folks out there? Road rage, screaming politician pundits, feuding celebrities and domestic violence—it’s like everyone’s taking their cues from Big Time Wrestling, pounding their chests and looking for someone to slam around! My newest blog post for Psychology Today, […]

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Is Anger Wrecking Your Relationships

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 “The more anger towards the past you carry in your heart, the less capable you are of loving in the present.”  – Barbara de Angelis From my perspective, if you never feel anger, you’re either an ascended master or emotionally numb! Energetically, anger is very close to passion, and it can motivate us to do […]

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The Next Ten Years

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Aloha, The condition of the human spirit is interesting right now. We are on a balance point between the “old” way of thinking and a “new” paradigm in consciousness. Thought leaders are beginning to see this and some are acting on it. Many know that there is no going back. When I began to teach […]

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Embracing the Shadow

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“I really believe that all of us have a lot of darkness in our souls. Anger, rage, fear, sadness. I don’t think that’s only reserved for people who have horrible upbringings. I think it really exists and is part of the human condition. I think in the course of your life you figure out ways […]

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Is Fear Calling the Shots

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Aloha, Fear is one of our basic human emotions. It was wired into our systems for a purpose: to signal us in times of danger and prepare us physically so we can do what’s necessary to survive. When it’s warranted, fear can be one of our most important allies. But these days, fear has become […]

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Dancing With Your Shadow

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“I think the healthy way to live is to make friends with the beast inside oneself, and that means not the beast but the shadow. The dark side of one’s nature. Have fun with it and you know, is to accept everything about ourselves.” – Anthony Hopkins Aloha, I love that quote! So many people […]