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The Magic Bullet Called Mindfulness

In a recent Mindfulness training I gave at an organization, someone spoke up to say that though mindful practices are good, they are really nothing new. My first instinct was to ask, “If this is nothing new then why am I here?” But instead, I inquired as to how they are currently employing this “seasoned” practice […]

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Be Happy Now. But How?

I’m reminded of the lyrics of a 70s song “Counting flowers on the wall; that don’t bother me at all. Playing solitaire ‘til dawn with a deck of fifty-one. Smoking cigarettes and watching Captain Kangaroo… Now don’t tell me I’ve nothing to do…” Optimism, pessimism, good news and bad can hypnotize you to be happy or […]

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Six Easy Steps To Goal Setting

Wonderful opportunities arise when you ask yourself the right questions. Ask: What do I want? “Tell me what I want what I really, really want…” Intention is the mother of invention. Name it to claim it. Setting your intention instructs your inner mind to make it so. Oh, and do not “should” on yourself. Want […]

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Opinionated? Who Me?

Raise your hand if you know someone who’s opinionated?  If indecisive, raise your hand halfway up… Now let’s get personal: Are you opinionated about people who are opinionated?  Are you stubborn about what you KNOW? Do you populate “facts” you hear with what you “know?”  If so, your opinions could cause blind spots. You, Dear […]

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A Message of Hope

Times are scary right now. My own mind jumps from hope to fear and back again, though I refuse to let myself dwell in the fear that seems to have gripped the world. As countries shut down their borders and the movement of their people, sometimes I find myself at a loss for words. It […]

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Are You In A Trance?

Most likely! Trance is an everyday experience. You go in and out of it all day long. For example, you are in trance and “mesmerized” when lost in thought, stare into space, daydream or fantasize. You are in a natural trance when you drive down the road and didn’t notice how you got from there […]

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Facing the Challenge of Integrating Presence and Planning

Do you ever encounter ‘analysis paralysis’ in the seeming contradiction between practicing mindfulness and making purposeful plans?  Whether you find yourself bursting with curiosity, tearing up with sorrow, or experiencing unbridled, exuberant elation, being present right here, right now challenges most of us beyond articulation. Likewise, forecasting a future ‘best self’ and structuring plans to achieve desires […]

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Don’t Let Emotions Cloud Decision Making

If you’re stuck and can’t find an answer, consider your emotions. Guilt, attachment to money, anger, hurt, frustration, fear and sorrow are all emotional states that impair your ability to move forward, let alone make wise decisions.  Consider this… “Emotions influence, skew or sometimes completely determine the outcome of a large number of decisions we are […]

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Biochemistry Your Feelings

Ever wonder what makes you think, say and do what you think, say and do? What creates your behavior? It’s your biochemical/energetic self who decides what you notice or not. To the mindful hypnotist, the conclusion is clear: your body IS your mind and your mind/body recognizes, processes, remembers and learns.  Someone pats you on […]

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