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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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How to (Finally) Forgive and Move on

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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 […]

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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. […]

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Forgive and Forget?

I ran into a couple of quotes about forgiveness recently. The first one is from Henry Ward Beecher: “I can forgive but I cannot forget” is only a way of saying, “‘I will not forgive.” Forgiveness should be like a cancelled note – torn in two and burned up so that it can never be […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Where’s The Love? (I Need A Response!!)

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Well ok, I’m not actually looking for love; I have a ton of that. What I am interested in is the difference in response to positive posts and negative posts. Here on my blog, you all have responded when prompted. I am grateful for that. A while back, I wrote a blog asking you all […]

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Finding the Juice in Small Steps

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Aloha, I wrote a blog last week for The Huffington Post called Finding the Juice in Small Steps. This discusses why most people give up on their goals (hint: It’s not for the reasons you’re thinking)! You can learn how to avoid those surprisingly common pitfalls and achieve your goals by clicking here. Enjoy! Mahalo, […]

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Deeper Teaching of Aloha Part 5

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Wow! A five-part post about aloha and we are finally on part five! Please do read the previous posts if you have not. To re-cap: A = Ala, Ao (watchful alertness, and light) L = Lokahi (unity) O = Oia`i`o (truthfulness) H = Ha`aha`a (being humble) Let’s bring it all together. The deeper teaching of […]

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Deeper Teaching of Aloha Part 3

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This is part three of the deeper teaching of ALOHA. Though this may be a simple one to explain, it can be a harder one to live! Make sure you have read Part 1 and Part 2 of this five-part post. The “o” in ALOHA stands for oia`i`o. Oia`i`o means truth and/or truthfulness. It’s simple. […]