The Cost of Poor Sleep

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https://youtu.be/qGOfyU0doow When was the last time you had a good night’s sleep? You know, the kind when you wake up in the morning and actually feel rested? What do you think that costs you? A recent study published by the National Institute of Health estimated that poor sleep quality attributed to $3400-$5200 additional dollars spent […]

Be Selfish!

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https://youtu.be/KPe2bh9jikg I want you to be selfish. That’s right. And I don’t mean just a little “ish”. I mean full out selfish! Let’s break this word down. Self means “a person’s particular nature or personality; the qualities that make a person individual or unique”. Ish – means “to some extent”. Put the two definitions together […]

AutoSuggestion

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https://youtu.be/soCLWJZ2POs A very simple method of self-hypnosis is called autosuggestion, where you give yourself suggestions. This idea was developed by Émile Coué in the late 1800’s. His premise was that any idea the mind focused on turned into reality. The challenge to the idea is self-doubt and negative thinking, caused by judgment and will. This […]

Unconvincing Yourself

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https://youtu.be/aHi6PCA_ZbY I was teaching self-hypnosis to a client last week and an old definition for hypnosis came into my mind: The ability to convince yourself, or unconvince yourself of something. I laughed when I realized how good people are at self-hypnosis – negative self-hypnosis. The most powerful suggestions are the ones you give to yourself. […]

Expectations

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https://youtu.be/w65ki1O38Dc It’s true that people rise or lower to meet expectations. When you give someone, or are given a label, that’s a strong expectation.  What labels have you been given, or have given yourself?  A pain sufferer  A victim A person who has “this” disease or diagnosis (fill in the blank) Fat, poor, stupid, fearful […]

Goals

https://youtu.be/sWvzR4pxAdc Goals. Most people are in a hurry to accomplish or attain things. Perhaps, like many others, you desire instant gratification or at least quick resolution. How thoroughly have you thought about the ones you have set for yourself? Are they in alignment with your beliefs and your expectations? Have you thought about how they […]

Body Confidence

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Today I want to talk about Body Confidence. “You don’t have to love the way your body looks to love the way your body shows up for you, you don’t have to do the most to be doing your most, you can be self-esteem fragile and still rocking a bikini. Life is many things. All […]

Your Emotional Map

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https://youtu.be/8S61W8vPYLw In my NLP classes, I talk about how each of us has a different map of what reality looks like.  In Brene Brown’s Book, The Atlas of the Heart, she uses the map as a metaphor for emotions. Like a map… “…Human emotions and experiences are layers of biology, biography, behavior, and backstory. 1. […]

Atlas of the Heart

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https://youtu.be/RIsSDQpu2g4 Amazon just delivered Brene Brown’s Atlas of the Heart. As expected, in just the few pages I’ve read so far, it will not disappoint. Here are some out-takes of her powerful expressions of what I’ve been teaching for years: “…Trying to outrun and outsmart vulnerability and pain is choosing a life defined by suffering […]

Mindset

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https://youtu.be/7bzY57yhXZ4 People talk about mindset, but what does this really mean, and why is it important? Simply stated, mindset is the lens that you are looking through at any given moment. Are you pessimistic or optimistic? Nervous or excited? Stressed or calm? The right mindset helps you react to the unexpected things that come along […]