101 Ways to Be Really Happy: Step #76–Free Yourself from Limitations Placed on You By Others


I frequently have a pep talk with clients that goes something like this: Your beliefs are just what you believe right now. They are not the Truth. If they are limiting you in any way, let them go. Here is a short list of some of the limiting beliefs I have shed during my lifetime: … More 101 Ways to Be Really Happy: Step #76–Free Yourself from Limitations Placed on You By Others

Mental Yoga Week #11: Flex Your Manifesting Muscle


My definition of  “manifesting” is: the ability to consciously create what you want in your life through the power of your thoughts.”  The only difference between “manifesting” and everyday creation is the word “consciously.”  We create everything in our lives with our thought.  If you’re not a newcomer to my blog, you’ve known that for … More Mental Yoga Week #11: Flex Your Manifesting Muscle

Mental Yoga Week #9: Use Your Favorite Restaurant as a Model for Self Improvement


This exercise is actually like finding a metaphor for your perfect life… the life you would be living if you did everything right.  I’m not talking about beating up on yourself;  I’m talking about that feeling of satisfaction you get from knowing you are doing things well. If you’ve ready any of my other blogs, … More Mental Yoga Week #9: Use Your Favorite Restaurant as a Model for Self Improvement

Mental Yoga Week #7: Practice Long Division in Your Head


I learned this one from artist/teacher/hypnotist/friend Zebe Pearsall who teaches students how to balance left and right brains.  (You can read other methods for brain hemisphere balancing throughout this blog.) Zebe says she learned to use this technique when she found herself getting overly emotional (especially angry to the point of tears) in situations where … More Mental Yoga Week #7: Practice Long Division in Your Head

Mental Yoga Week #3– Change Your Morning Routine


One of the things I always tell my Stop Smoking Clients is to change their morning routine.  Why?  About a third of all smokers do it strictly out of habit.  When you change the way you start your day, you are telling your subconscious, “Hey, we’re not doing the same old things any more.”  You … More Mental Yoga Week #3– Change Your Morning Routine

Hypnosis for Dealing with Addictions


As a hypnotist, I frequently help people overcome addictions, typically: smoking, alcohol, cocaine (or crack) and sex.  If you, or someone you know, is considering trying hypnosis for this reason, there are some things you should keep in mind. 1.  Hypnosis is not psychotherapy or counseling.   (Some counselors are also trained hypnotists.  Try one … More Hypnosis for Dealing with Addictions