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How to Avoid That Holiday Retail Hangover

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“Hunger and self-control do not go hand in hand.” – Kathy Freston Like most of you, I’ve been seeing a lot of holiday ads lately. It seems like they started somewhere before Halloween this year, with stuffed Santa Claus’s showing up right next to the pre-lit pumpkins.  And now I hear that Black Friday was […]

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What’s So Great About Gratitude

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Gratitude is the healthiest of all human emotions. The more you express gratitude for what you have, the more likely you will have even more to express gratitude for. Zig Ziglar Okay, we’ve long survived Halloween and Thanksgiving Day is nearly here. Folks all over the US are pulling out the good china, dusting off […]

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Home for the Holidays: Your Survival Guide.

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Aloha, Some of you may have parents and family who have supported you 100% throughout your entire evolution. They smiled when you dyed your hair purple in 8th grade, applauded when you dropped out of college to hitchhike through India, yelled “Mazel tov!” when you announced your engagement to the lover who was 30 years […]

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Why You Aren’t Who You’re Supposed to Be

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Aloha, Over the years, I’ve run into students who are frustrated. No matter how hard they try, how many processes they do, how many goals they set, how many barriers they overcome, they just can’t seem to create the life they think they should have. In my recent Huffinton Post article, I address “Why You […]

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Feeling Stuck? How to Tell if NLP is Really Working

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“It is paradoxical, yet true, to say, that the more we know, the more ignorant we become in the absolute sense, for it is only through enlightenment that we become conscious of our limitations.” – Nikola Tesla Every once in a while, one of my students (sometimes even an advanced student) will approach me and […]

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Dispelling Myths About NLP

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“The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie, deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.” – John F. Kennedy All through my career, I’ve had to respond to a variety of myths and misconceptions about Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP). NLP has been called a pseudo-science, a cult, even […]

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Boost Confidence with Hypnosis and NLP

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Aloha, Most of us pop out of the womb with a fairly high degree of self-confidence. We haven’t yet started to judge ourselves as smart or dumb, handsome or homely. We haven’t yet built up notions of possible versus impossible, safe versus risky. And most importantly, we haven’t had time to absorb the judgments, fears, […]

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Overcome Depression This Summer

Overcome Depression This Summer

Aloha, Summer’s here and surf’s up! Especially as the 4th of July is upon us, it’s time to pull out the barbeque and party! And summer is like that for a lot of us. But for others, summer can be the difficult time of the year. How so? Well, some people suffer from seasonal affective […]

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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 […]