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It’s Better to Be Grateful than Dead

Why do we have only one day a year dedicated to giving thanks? If it was up to me, we would have Thanksgiving day once a week, (minus the huge feast). Think about it: if you lived 80 years, having Thanksgiving day once a year would give you 80 days when you were reminded to be grateful. If you had it every week, you'd have 4,160 days reminding you … [Read more...]

Fear of Public Speaking: Worse than Death?

  It's been said that fear of public speaking is a fear worse than death for some people. I'm not sure how many people have the fear of public speaking so bad that they would rather die, but many people do consider speaking in front of a group on par with a root canal on the list of their favorite activities. Nobody is born a good … [Read more...]

Being Grateful for the Things that Went Wrong

  As we approach Thanksgiving, much will be written this week about gratitude, how to give thanks, counting blessings, how not to stuff yourself like a tick, etc. I'd like to suggest being grateful for things in your life that went wrong. Things that didn't go according to plan. Now before I go any further let me say that, … [Read more...]

31 Scary Questions to Ask Yourself

It's all about scary this week as we approach Halloween and Day of the Dead.  It's a time when it's fun to be scared, as long as we know that it's just a movie, or someone dressed up as the walking dead. Truth is, there are plenty of really scary things out there.  But by far, the scariest things are those that we hide from ourselves, the … [Read more...]

Single Women: Do You Experience Money Anxiety?

According to a recent survey by a multinational financial services company, 49% of woman that responded, including high income earners, have money anxiety. They fear becoming broke and homeless. A woman that becomes suddenly single due to death, divorce, or separation can find herself overwhelmed and fearful. It can be difficult to focus on … [Read more...]

Hypnosis 101: How Does It Work?

In last week's post I talked about how hypnosis is a natural state we all go into; while watching TV, while driving, while exercising, before we go to bed and right after we wake up. That attached diagram, (courtesy of the Hypnosis Motivation Institute) is what I use with every new client to explain how hypnosis and hypnotherapy works. From … [Read more...]

How To Put Yourself Into A Hypnotic Trance

Buy a house. That's how I did it. Walk into the garage of your new house  filled with your life in boxes and try to decide where to start unpacking. Immediate hypnotic trance. This is one example of how we can go into hypnotic trance by being overwhelmed. Too much noise, too much activity,  too much to do, too much going on. If it becomes to … [Read more...]

Are You Ready for Change?

Are you ready for change? You'd better be. Because it's coming like a locomotive and if you're not ready, you'll get run over. I remember when we went from rotary dial to push button, then to cordless. I got my first cell phone in 2005. I remember using lps, (long playing records) to 8 track, to cassette, to CD, to iPod. Those changes were … [Read more...]

How to Ease Anxiety About Dental or Doctor Visits

  Want to learn how to ease anxiety about dental and doctor visits? Watch this video. I was recently asked by Dr. Jack Von Bulow of Temple City Dental Care to give a presentation on how to ease anxiety about dental and doctor visits. We all know that to maintain our dental and physical health, we need to pay regular visits to the … [Read more...]

The Shackles of Shame

(Video 32 seconds) Shame. Say the word out loud and feel it's intense power. The root of the word shame is thought to come from an older word meaning to cover, as in covering oneself. When we feel shame, we cover ourselves, literally and figuratively. Eve was said to cover herself in the Garden of Eden when she realized she was naked. She … [Read more...]

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