Here’s a Quick Way to Ditch Emotional Baggage

Genetic Research

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Aloha, I watched this TED Talk video and just had to share it with you. Mina Bissell studies how cancer interacts with our bodies, and searches for clues to how cancer’s microenvironment influences its growth. This is very interesting, and it relates to what we teach in the NLP Master Practitioner Training about dealing with […]


The Science Behind False Memories

“The difference between false memories and true ones is the same as for jewels: it is always the false ones that look the most real, the most brilliant.” – Salvador Dali My dad used to always say, “It’s never too late to have a happy childhood.” And as I write this, I can just hear […]


You Have To Believe It To See It


In this world of “prove it to me” and “I need to see it to believe it” let’s get something clear… reality is actually the opposite. In studies on perceptions, your belief and focus play a bigger role in your experience than the experience itself. I love conversations with my children because it is amazing […]


Does Letting Go Of Baggage Make You Stupid?

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I may have written about this before in different ways, and it needs repeating! Let’s examine the statement above. First, the reason why I say this is because I hear the following from students: “If I let go of my anger or fear, won’t people be able to attack me?” “If I let go of […]


The Science of Storytelling: Why Telling a Story is the Most Powerful Way to Activate Our Brains

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Aloha, A while ago I wrote a blog on storytelling and how it activates different parts of the brain. I just read an amazing article on Lifehacker called The Science of Storytelling: Why Telling a Story is the Most Powerful Way to Activate Our Brains. When the co-founder of Buffer started marketing products by telling […]


Is NLP Validated by Research?

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Aloha, An important question that students ask me is, “Is NLP validated by research?” We don’t teach techniques in our NLP trainings unless research has been done. In fact one of our students, Dr. Patrick Scott, works with people who have depression. He wrote a study that compared Mental Emotional Release® Therapy (aka Time Empowerment […]