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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Learning You

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Here’s the deal, no one can tell you what to be or what to think. Many individuals who attend personal growth trainings learn how they think. They learn what they need to do to have success and then think, “Wow, if everyone thought this same way, things would be great!” That doesn’t work! The problem […]


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 […]


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 […]


Your Money IQ

Aloha, A while back I was doing research for a course on wealth and prosperity. That research gave me the opportunity to interview people who were congruent (or as we say in Huna, pono) with their Money IQ/prosperity consciousness. To be clear, I didn’t simply interview people just because they had lots of money. I […]


The Anti-Money Trap

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Aloha, With our Free Prosperity Evenings taking place this week, I felt inspired to write about money. Money is an interesting area of life that keeps too many people feeling trapped and unfulfilled. That’s why, with your permission, I’m going to be blunt and in your face about this topic. Most of us are consciously […]


How to Use NLP to Release Your “Limiting Beliefs”

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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 […]