Monthly Archives: March 2017

Today's Friday Photo comes from Alcatraz Island in San Francisco. This quote is a perfect fit for this weathered building, showing wear from age and harsh weather conditions. As our years pass, what mark are we leaving on this world?
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  Two weeks ago my blog was on opioids. In response someone sent me a copy of a recent survey from the CDC - the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. They studied 1.3 million non-cancer patients. Here’s what they found:
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Today's Friday Photo comes form Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This building was magical somehow - the columns, the lighting and the architecture were stunning. I dubbed it the hall of wisdom, so this quote is quite fitting....
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Today I’m talking about the difference between shame and guilt. These are two emotions that people confuse and it is critical to understand the difference. Shame says, “I am bad.” It’s a focus on the self and it corrodes that part of us that believes we can change. Guilt says, “I’ve done something bad.” It’s more about the behavior, not the person. This is especially important with young children (tomorrow night is a free workshop - Parent’s Are Hypnotists, Too at 6pm), as they are always in a state of hypnosis. Joey’s just been caught in a lie. Mom can say “Joey, lying is not ok,” or she can say, “Joey, you’re a liar.” How does that feel. The first is about his behavior, the second tells Joey that HE is bad. If he’s told this often enough, he starts to believe that he’s a liar. I’m Roberta Fernandez, a Board Certified Hypnotist and Certified Trainer at The FARE Hypnosis Center, helping you take back control by unlocking the power of your mind to reach your goals of any kind.
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Today's Friday Photo comes from a very famous watering hole on the Serengeti in Tanzania where numerous documentaries are filmed  about the great migration.You can see just about all of Africa's wildlife gather here, from crocodiles to zebras, the hunter and the hunted. It's an amazing stream of animals in desperate need of water, and it's fascinating to see them work together to get what they need to survive. Oh, the lessons they can teach us, if only we are open to learning.......
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Today I’m talking about opioids, a topic I’ve had on this blog before. A couple of weeks ago was National Opioid Awareness Week in Minnesota. It’s not just there, but across the country. When I published my book 8 months ago, Breaking Free from Pain and Opioids: Discovering the Hypnosis Option, 78 people died each day from prescription opioids and heroin. Today it is 91 people each day.  Hypnosis is a viable alternative for pain management with no addiction or negative side effects. The worse that can happen is that it doesn’t work. Our legislators need help. They can curb how many prescriptions doctors write, but they aren’t offering other solutions because they aren’t aware. Many of my clients want to know what they can do - write your representatives and senators and tell them that there are other options for them to explore. Hypnosis isn’t the only answer or the entire answer, but it is a piece of the puzzle. For those of you that have had a loved one or someone you know that is addicted to opioids, this is an opportunity for you to do something about it! I’m Roberta Fernandez, a Board Certified Hypnotist and Certified Trainer at The FARE Hypnosis Center, helping you take back control by unlocking the power of your mind to reach your goals of any kind.
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Today's Friday Photo comes from the middle of a herd of Cape Buffalo in Kenya. The females and babies are very peaceful, but we quickly left when a large male decided we didn't quite fit in. He chased us for quite a distance! This Cape Buffalo came into this world to be who she's meant to be, to do what she's meant to do. She's perfect just the way she is - eat grass with raggedy ears and all.
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I’m on a retreat with a few other women hypnotists - A meeting of the minds so to speak. I thought I’d post something a past client of mine sent me. She knows I love stories so I thought I’d share what she sent to me:
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Today's Friday Photo comes from a rest stop in Tanzania where these guys raided cars with open windows and handily took whatever food they could. They'd also surprise people having a bite to eat in hopes they'd scare them into dropping food, which they'd make off with before you knew what was happening! I just started a virtual book club with some colleagues and we are reading The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown, so you may be seeing quite a few of her quotes for a bit!
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