NLP why we do what we do

Why I don’t care about the why

By | Blog Original, Mindset, Stories and Metaphors

How many times have you wondered why you felt a certain way, why you reacted to something a certain way, or why you weren’t able to do what you thought you wanted to do? How much time have you spent searching for the answer to why? If you are like most of us, you have spent more time than you would like trying to understand why you do something or feel something or think something. It’s a common question, and…

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Submodalities in communication

How your preferred submodality impacts communication

By | Applying NLP Now, NLP Weekly Tip, Relationships, Stories and Metaphors

One of the most valuable lessons I learned from my mom and step-dad – everyone processes at different speeds. You see, my mom was a very quick thinker with a wicked sense of humor. My step-dad, brilliant in his own right, was a much slower thinking, processing everything before responding. Unfortunately for my mother, that often meant going days without getting an answer or input on something. My mom, as a quick thinker, was also not always long on patience!…

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Beliefs and Identity - Inseparable partners

Beliefs & Identity are forever intertwined

By | Applying NLP Now, Blog Original, Mindset

A couple of weeks ago I shared my journey with yoga with you.  How my identity kept me from trying it, and my new committment to doing yoga every day. First, an update. I am not only still doing yoga…I notice the daily practice, combined with broken belief patterns and shift in identity, are leading to a more disciplined approach to my day and my health. Fascinating! Beliefs I didn’t even know I had I promised to share with you…

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How do metaphors show up for you?

By | Applying NLP Now, Mindset, NLP Weekly Tip

Metaphors are a valuable tool that can help us uncover blocks we didn’t know existed. Read below as Steve Andreas shares an experience where metaphors were particularly useful. (Originally published on www.realpeoplepress.com/blog) What do You Experience When Someone Breaks an Agreement? by Steve Andreas Recently I was exasperated by someone who didn’t keep what I thought was an agreement between us. But “Exasperation” doesn’t fully express the intensity of the confusion and disorientation I felt when that happened, so I…

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What my identity kept me from doing

By | Applying NLP Now, Blog Original, Health & Wellness, Mindset, Stories and Metaphors

About 10 years ago my then 9 year old daughter started a yoga business.  She wanted to help kids learn yoga as a tool for dealing with their emotions and struggles in a healthy way. She also felt she could help kids learn a healthy habit without telling them that it would be healthy. A few years later she wrote a book that hit the bestseller lists on Amazon within 48 hours. It was exciting and, frankly, unexpected! I was…

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choose your theme

What is your theme this year?

By | Blog Original, Career & Professional, Mindset, NLP Weekly Tip

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, but on a broader scale.  Rather than listing out goals or resolutions for the year, choosing a theme or word…

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The virus of the season

By | Blog Original, Mindset, Stories and Metaphors

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 it, or just getting over it.  It knocked me out for a week and a half this year, and that…

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Holiday Stress Management

By | Applying NLP Now, Blog Original, NLP Weekly Tip, Practice & Processes

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 ignore or health concerns due to food and treats…the stress that the holidays can bring is undeniable. One very, very…

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Difficult Relatives during the Holidays

Handling Difficult Relatives During the Holidays

By | Applying NLP Now, Blog Original, Uncategorized

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 able to enjoy the holidays without all the trepidation and nerves.  Here are 7 things you can do to prepare…

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State management in a crisis

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

By | Applying NLP Now, Blog Original, NLP Training, Practice & Processes, Stories and Metaphors

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 she was driving home from having brunch with a friend and she was hit by another teenage girl. She was…

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