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2 More Things that Great Coaches and Therapists Wish You Knew

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own, and you know what you know. And you are the one who’ll decide where you’ll go. Oh the places you’ll go.”  Dr. Seuss Aloha, In a recent blog, I talked about a […]

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New Webinar: How to Deal with Negativity in Life Using NLP and Huna

Aloha, When was the last time you experienced negativity in life? Because you can be in a boring routine, or even having a fantastic day, and still have to face negativity. RSVP to join our webinar on 3/6/14 at 7:00pm PST. This series of Empowerment Time with Dr. Matt is free and will include the […]

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3 Things that Great Coaches and Therapists Wish You Knew

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“I think if I took therapy, the doctor would quit. He’d just pick up the couch and walk out of the room.” -Don Rickles Okay, I’m guessing that Don Rickles is right – a client like him would encourage many psychologists and psychiatrists to take up plumbing for a living! Most clients aren’t like that. […]

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Here’s a Quick Way to Ditch Emotional Baggage

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Aloha, Do you know how to release trauma stored in your body (even if it was there before you were born)? We all know that we inherit our parents’ noses, eye color, and flat feet through our genes. And psychologists have long acknowledged that even some of our personality characteristics are inherited as well. For […]

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How My Wife Got Me to Lose 85 Pounds

Aloha, In the spirit of Valentine’s Day I want to relay a story that reminds me of the strong and loving relationship I have with my wife, Sumi. As you might know if you’ve been reading my blogs for some time, I used to be 85 pounds heavier than I am today. During the years […]

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SSDD – Same “Stuff,” Different Day

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I get it! Sometimes we are just running the motions. Meaning, you wake up, you get the kids ready for school, you start your work, eat lunch, pick up the kids from school, go home, cook & clean, pass out, and start all over. Or even worse, an issue pops up in the middle of […]

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When faced with negativity, you have 3 options: 1 Fight fire with fire and watch the explosion. Something usually blows. 2 Ignore it and let the fire burn. It will get bigger or diminish over time. 3 Stand in the light and reflect positive back. It keeps you pono and allows the other to see […]

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At Last, Scientists Discover Molecular Changes in the Body After Meditating

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Aloha, Earlier this week I posted an article about a study suggesting that ‘memories’ can pass generationally. While we’re on the topic of your mind, I came across another new study by Psychoneuroendocrinology that discovered specific molecular changes in the body after meditating. Here is a link to the summary explaining that: “mindfulness meditation can […]

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New Scientific Study Suggests ‘Memories’ can Pass Generationally

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Aloha, BBC News posted an article recently about an important study performed by Nature Neuroscience. In this study, researchers anchored mice to associate the smell of cherry blossom to feeling afraid. Later, when those mice had “grandchildren,” those grandchildren were afraid of the cherry blossom smell! According to this article, “Experts said the results were […]

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Who Else Wants to Feel More Gratitude?

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 “Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.” – Melody Beattie As we head toward the New Year, many […]