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What is your theme this year?

We’ve all heard about it.  We may have even been asked.   “What is your theme for 2017?” Now, maybe someone calls it “your word” or some other phrase, but the idea is the same.  A word or phrase that sums up what you would like your intention to be for the upcoming year. It’s sort of like making resolutions,…

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A thought virus is a thought that can run away with your rational thoughts, infecting your thinking and impacting your life.

The virus of the season

It’s that time of year again.  The time of year when stores sell out of Vitamin C, doctor’s offices and Urgent Care waiting rooms are full of coughing people and sniffling kids, and call in rates at work skyrocket! That’s right…it’s cold and flu season. It seems everywhere I look someone is starting to feel sick, in the thik of…

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Holiday Stress Management

Holiday get togethers can be a challenge.  As we prepare for the holidays we are often anticipating family, friends, food and finances.  It’s funny. The time of year that is portrayed as the most peaceful and cohesive often involves the most stress and struggle. Whether it’s stress from tense relationships, worry about unmet expectations, financial pressures that are tough to…

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Difficult Relatives during the Holidays

Handling Difficult Relatives During the Holidays

As the holidays approach many of us begin to feel anxiety about family get togethers.  Whether it is just one or two difficult relatives or you struggle with your entire family, the holidays can stir up anxiety as much as they do anticipation. The good news is that, with the right preparation and some subtle mind shifts you will be…

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State management in a crisis

Are you acting or reacting? (State Management through a teenager’s eyes)

My youngest daughter, Hannah, is 17 and has been working on finding her way in the world. She is busy being an entrepreneur and working hard to share her message that yes, one person can make a difference. She is also directionally challenged, so the whole experience of driving has been, shall we say, interesting? Well, in late August 2015…

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Quieting the Inner Voice and Enjoying the Day

Are you enjoying the season? Recently I’ve seen a lot of posts on social media reminding people that the seasons don’t change until September 22. It seems, as is human nature, people are rushing the next change! We seem to want to grow up when we’re young, can’t wait for the holidays, or a vacation, or the summer months…whatever it…

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Excellence and the Olympics

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about motivation and excellence. I’m not sure if that’s because my youngest recently graduated from high school so her future is on my mind a lot, if it has to do with the Olympics, or if it’s just a theme for me right now. Whatever the reason, it’s definitely been front of mind lately!…

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10 Ways NLP Can Help You NOW!

10 Practical Uses for NLP

NLP is an incredibly powerful tool that will allow you to make broad reaching changes in your life. One of the most common questions I am asked is “How can NLP help me in my life?” While I could go on and on about the areas of my life and changes NLP has allowed me to make I thought it…

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Communication is Redundant

Communication is Redundant

This week I thought we would explore an important NLP presupposition…Communication is Redundant.This may be a bit confusing, but as we examine it a bit closer it is likely something you are already familiar with. We are always communicating. In fact, it’s impossible to NOT communicate. Whether verbally or nonverbally we are always communicating something to those around us. We…

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Movie review and the Disney Creativity Model

  Last Friday two friends and I saw the movie Saving Mr. Banks, the story of how Walt Disney finally convinced author P.L. Travers to give him the rights to make a musical of her book Mary Poppins. It took him 20 years to accomplish the task! The trailers for the movie had me expecting a funny, frivolous experience –…

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