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 […]


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 […]


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. […]


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 […]


Why Some People Almost Always Reach Their New Year’s Resolutions

New Year's Resolutions

Aloha, The University of Scranton posted a fascinating study about New Year’s Resolutions that said only 19% of resolution-makers actually achieve their goals. That means 81% of people who set New Year’s Resolutions fail to reach their goals. Ouch! You may be wondering what is different about this 19%? That’s exactly what I cover in my […]


How to (Finally) Forgive and Move on

A man and a woman

Aloha, I’ve received many great, heartfelt questions recently about how to tell if it’s time to make a change in your current situation (work, relationships, and otherwise). I decided to write a new blog post  on Psychology Today that answers those questions, and to talk about how the process of forgiveness is important in making […]


How to Use NLP to Release Your “Limiting Beliefs”

Psychology Today

Aloha, Last month I wrote a blog about how limiting decisions are created and the different ways they can impact our lives. In that article, I recommended you unearth your own limiting decisions by asking yourself the following: What are the results you’ve produced in the various areas of your life? Where are your results […]


Head Snapping Question!

So a person in recent NLP Practitioner training in Portland came up to me and asked the following: “I don’t know what to do. I am in a relationship that is wonderful for me in the Mental, Emotional and Physical aspects, but I know someone else who is perfect for me in the Spiritual aspect. […]