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Last week we talked about apologizing in a way that shared our gratitude instead of negativity. What about saying “I’m Sorry” when we really aren’t sorry. You know what I mean - someone tells you sad news  or something terrible and you automatically say “I’m sorry”.  “I had to put my dog to sleep.” or “My child is going to have to repeat the 5th grade.” or “I have cancer.”  We shouldn’t be apologizing, but we don’t know what else to say. Sorry can be used to express pity, regret, or sadness, but most often the word doesn’t convey what we’d like. I’ve actually had people say, “There’s no need to be sorry. You didn’t do anything.” Sound familiar?  I’ve been thinking about how to reframe this automatic response and I thought I’d put this out there to you, my listening audience. Obviously various scenarios may require specific responses, choosing another word, perhaps. I’m wondering, what’s another way to express ourselves in reacting to ‘bad’ news other than saying, “I’m sorry”? Email me your thoughts about this and I’ll follow up with another blog.  Don’t forget to join me this Saturday and call in with your questions - online or on the radio - at 10 am for ‘Minding’ Your Health - Take Back Control on AM950 radio. Or check out the podcasts for free on The FARE Hypnosis Center’s online store. 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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Last week we talked about the negativity bias. A past client of mine sent me something interesting that I want to share with you and I think it’s a perfect extension of last week’s blog. “I’m sorry.” We use these words in many ways (i’ll talk about another next week), but today we’ll focus on apologizing.
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There’s a section on my intake form for new clients that asks them to list 7 positive benefits they’d like to receive from their sessions. Invariably I get responses like feel less stress, learn to hate fast food, or be less of a couch potato. They don’t sound like very positive benefits do they?
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Two Saturdays ago on Minding Your Health, my radio show on 950AM, I talked with 2 doctors about thinking outside of the box on healthcare, and the importance of our personal ability and responsibility to play a role in our own care. Are you in or out? And who’s in control of your box?
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I attended an amazing talk this week by Vikas Narula, founder of Keyhubs. Vikas has created a software program that provides insights on influence of people and projects from informal networks within organizations. He talked about how typical hierarchies in organizations and groups cause division, but informal networks can serve to bridge those divides.
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This week we’ll address the physical aspects of weight loss. We are still in the first week of New Year Resolution so it’s on a lot of minds. There is a huge physical component of weight loss. Our body can complicate a lot of things when it comes to getting rid of these excess pounds. 
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We’re celebrating this week because this our 100th blog! The next 3 week on our radio show, Minding Your Health, we’re talking about weight loss. New Years Resolutions are coming up and it’s a hot topic. So I thought I’d talk about the role of the hypnotist in weight loss. 
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  It’s that time of the year when you start thinking about New Year’s resolutions. Resolutions and affirmations are effective when the conscious mind is in agreement with or trying to bolster the beliefs in your subconscious mind. 
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The holidays can put us into one of two camps - the Joy to the World or Bah Humbug category. 61% of the people, according to the American Psychology Association, report being stressed. Another 68% say they are fatigued.
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