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12
Mar

How Meditation Improves Your Life

Most of the time, our minds are wandering. We’re thinking about the future – like what will I have for lunch today? Or something comes to mind that’s more serious than food. Thoughts related to work or family for example. We might be dwelling on the past; perhaps an experience that happened or a remark someone made. We worry, fantasize, daydream and even space out. We are somewhere in our head and not really connected...
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22
Feb

What Do the U.S. Marine Corps and Kindergarten Kids Have in Common?

The tough, powerful protectors and the adorable, little five year olds are learning the same skill. You wouldn’t expect it, but both groups are learning how to meditate. Meditation develops their natural capacity for quieting their minds and focusing their attention with life-long benefits. The Department of Defense may describe meditation as a way to promote peak performance and as an effective tool used to build resilience under the duress of war. School teachers might...
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11
May

Body Consciousness and Weight Loss

What would your excess weight say if you were able to interview your body? Would it say,“Stop criticizing.” “I feel sad.” “Feed me.” “Leave me alone.” “I am in charge.” “Help me.”? It would be specific and different for each person. Losing weight isn’t always just about healthy eating and exercise. Sometimes certain beliefs, emotions, even the residue of an experience can interfere with weight loss. The influence of family, friends and coworkers, the images...
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08
May

Say Goodbye to Seasonal Allergies

If you suffer from seasonal allergies you are all too familiar with the annoying symptoms of sneezing, coughing, red itchy eyes, post-nasal drip, sore throat and ears, poor quality sleep and fatigue. The primary culprit is pollen from trees, grass and weeds. But what is really happening when seasonal allergies act up? The immune system treats pollen as an irritant, a harmful substance. Any contact, inhalation or ingestion of this allergen is experienced as an...
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23
May

Forgiveness is a Gift

Forgiveness is a gift we give to ourselves. It is an act of self love. Before forgiveness there is a wound that needs to be healed. The energy cleared. Because anger is holding something negative within. There are times in life when circumstances present the perfect learning opportunity. Feeling anger and choosing to forgive is one of them. It can be challenging but ultimately freeing. When we forgive we feel a shift, a release of...
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18
May

Pain Is Weird

Doctors measure pain on a scale from 0 to 10 where 0 is “no pain” and 10 is “the worst pain imaginable.” That subjective measurement influences the amount of pain killer prescribed. When you think about it, it’s kind of crazy. MRIs, CAT scans, blood work can be so precise. But with pain, it’s up to you. Is my 7 the same as the doctor’s perception of a 7? And should my 7 really be...
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03
Mar

Your Body’s Response to Imagery

Ooh, that is sour! Imagine yourself holding a lemon and a sharp knife. Slice the lemon in half. Pay attention to the bright lemony scent releasing. Lift the lemon half to your mouth and bite in. The tart juice squirts right on to your lips and tongue. If your mouth began to water, you responded physically to something you imagined. Vivid imagery is real to the body. It stimulates the same brain centers as it...
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25
Apr

Stress, Mindfulness and Hypnosis

Everyone experiences stress in their own way and for their own reasons. Stress is a reaction to the views you take on a particular situation – not the situation itself. If your mind is creating stress, it can also create non stress. People use many tools for managing and minimizing stress. Meditation is one. If you were to observe your breath for a minute or two with your focus on each inhale and each exhale,...
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10
Mar

The First Time I Tried Past Life Regression

I always took past life regression stories with a grain of salt. I’d stop myself from rolling my eyes when I heard people say they discovered they were Cleopatra or someone important and famous. Yeah right. But somehow, I was still curious. I didn’t know if any of it was possible or real but I did wonder about it. Would I have had an exciting past life? Would anything come through at all? What would...
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24
Feb

Empower Your Child with Hypnosis

Many problems of childhood pass naturally in time, but when a little extra help is required, going to a hypnotist with children can bring about effective results quickly. Children are wonderfully receptive to hypnosis. Their vivid imaginations make it much easier to access the unconscious and bring about a desired change. Most children reach powerful levels of hypnosis far faster than adults do. Kids love to discover things. They are open to learning, receiving and...
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11
Feb

Don’t Make these 3 Mistakes Before Surgery or a Medical Procedure.

Facing surgery can be a frightening experience fraught with questions, doubts and uncertainties. With 51.4 million medical procedures done a year in the U.S. alone (according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention)[1] useful and cost-effective ways to improve surgery results can be quite helpful. Most people make sure to choose a good doctor or surgeon but it is also important to be a good patient or a prepared patient. Your doctor and his...
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