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Thanksgiving signals the time of the year when for the next six weeks retailers remind us to eat, give gifts, and be thankful.  A part of me is grateful for the reminder. It’s easy to get caught up in the challenges life brings and forget to practice gratitude. A larger part of me asks “Why […]

Life IS a Journey

Featured Video Play Icon Perhaps you are a driven person. You’ve got your goals and to-do lists, and come hell or high water, it’ll get done.  Maybe you’re planning a trip to Italy. You’re going to Rome, Pisa, Portofino, Milan, Venice, and Firenze, then back home. But you say, “Wait? My final destination is home? Why go? I’m […]

Take inspired Action: Plug in the Vacuum

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A few weeks ago I talked about goal setting and the difference between taking action and taking inspired action.  I suggested taking time to place your thoughts and energy around something that makes you feel good before taking action. In other words, to get inspired about your goals. I heard this great metaphor that I […]

Chanhassen Pond, MN

Today’s Friday Photo comes from a Chanhassen, MN, pond. Watching nature rotate through her seasons is the thing I love best about Minnesota. Every day the same setting looks different, making Fall my favorite. But I also love it because it is a reminder to let go of all the things that aren’t worth holding […]

Balsam Lake, WI

Today’s Friday Photo comes from Balsam Lake, WI. The leaves were just starting to turn the week before last as I cruised the lake with friends. Being on the water this time of the year is so peaceful. I was living this quote!

Hypnosis for Chronic Pain

Featured Video Play Icon It’s been a while since I talked about hypnosis for chronic pain. Of all of the issues that hypnosis can be of benefit, none have been studied as much as pain. The efficacy of hypnosis for pain management is scientifically sound. While I often speak of my personal success with self-hypnosis, people will have […]

Deephaven, MN

Today’s Friday Photo comes from Deephaven, MN. As the leaves are just starting to turn and fall, I’m reminded of this saying that I tell my clients all the time. Just as nature repeats her seasons, so we repeat our life experiences through our thoughts. How will you change your thinking with this new season?

Smoking, Chewing, and Vaping

Featured Video Play Icon Hi, I’m Tracy Krogen, a certified consulting hypnotist with a BS in social work. I want to talk about smoking, chewing, and vaping. Their use leads to preventable diseases, costing billions of dollars yearly related medical interventions. It is highly addictive to those who choose to use them, making it difficult to quit. Nicotine […]

Words and Wellbeing

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Words and Wellbeing go hand in hand. I often talk about the power of words because they are important. But something that is even more important is the feeling and intention behind the words. I’ll use the word healing as an example. It can apply to physical or mental healing. If you are talking about […]

Capilano Canyon, BC

Today’s Friday Photo comes from Capilano Canyon, BC. So very true! That one positive act from one person can have a ripple effect that grows and affects generations.