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What Everybody Ought to Know About Forgiveness

Aloha, Winter is the season of reflection, letting go, and clearing away the old. In nature, it prepares everything for spring with its growth and new possibilities. That’s why I wrote my most recent Psychology Today blog suggesting we use this “down time” in the way that nature does: To let go of the past […]

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Your Resourceful State – NLP and Anchoring

Aloha, In a recent blog we discussed what, in NLP, we call a “non-resourceful state.” A non-resourceful state includes things like worry, fear, foggy headedness, anger, tension, sadness – get the picture? That’s why in our NLP Practitioner Trainings I teach my students how to get into a resourceful state. A resourceful state is where […]

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Finding My Second Wind

This blog post is going to be different. Many people wonder why I am so transparent when I interact with my students, and the answer is simple. That is who I am. Becoming a teacher doesn’t mean I need to become someone else; in fact, it has helped me to be true to my path […]

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Is Cheating the New Norm?

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Why do people cheat? It’s almost impossible to go through a day without hearing about some new cheating scandal. Another celebrity is cheating on his wife or her boyfriend. A politician is caught dipping in the till for personal vacations. Yet another sports hero is exposed for using banned drugs to enhance performance. Whole school […]

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Be Yourself! But You Better “Act The Part”!

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Have you heard me talk over and over about being who you are? Well, I do like to talk about that. Learning to be true and authentic to yourself and your purpose is so important. And first impressions count! So you better “act the part” you are going for!!! I know! That seems to contradict […]

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Haters Gonna Hate

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“Racism isn’t born, folks, it’s taught. I have a two-year-old son. You know what he hates? Naps! End of list.” ~ Denis Leary Over the last couple of months, the discussion about racism and homophobia in this country has heated up again with the death of Trayvon Martin, the trial of George Zimmerman, and the […]

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How is Your Quality of Life?

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I have a question: How is your quality of life? How are things going? At the end of this year, would you be happy with what you have done, or not…? I just got back from my family vacation, and even I noticed things that I do that tend to push me off balance. For […]

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Phoenix Focus Magazine: The Find Your Purpose Issue

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Aloha, I was featured in Phoenix Focus Magazine: The Find Your Purpose Issue. In it we cover spirituality, science, and how they compliment each other in helping me stay on my path. You can check out the web exclusive by clicking here: http://www.phoenixfocus.com/2013-01/Matt-James-aloha-purpose/. Leave a comment and let me know what you think! Mahalo, Dr. […]

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Which Energy Runs Your Life?

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Aloha, My latest blog post for Psychology Today is about balancing out your energy. In Huna we teach there are four distinct energies: fire, water, air, and earth. Each energy has its own unique set of characteristics. This blog describes the different energies, and shows you how to identify which energy you have the easiest […]

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Getting Clear on Your Purpose

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Aloha, I wrote a blog for The Huffington Post on how to get clear on your purpose. (This was in response to a previous blog post on how to get the energy to achieve your purpose). After writing that first blog, several people told me they didn’t really know what their purpose was, or how to reveal […]