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Guided Meditation About Change

Why did I make a guided meditation about change? Other than the obvious–my entire business is about changing people and normalizing change–I want to help people realize the amount of change happening all around them. More than a few of my clients fear, doubt, or resist change before they come to see me. In my mind, this is a bizarre position because life is very much about, or at very least vastly influenced by, change. Read More

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Guided Mediation: Hypnosis For Centering, Relaxation, and Starting Over

Here is a guided meditation/hypnosis video I made to help you recenter and relax. True, it’s so banal that it’s almost not worth saying here that being at center is incredibly helpful for most of our tasks during the day. If we’re centered, we’re able to act rather than react emotionally, we feel comfortable/peaceful in ourselves, and we can passionately live our lives. Philosophers and psychologists of the existential variety (existentialists, existential phenomenologists, existential psychologists, Read More

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Two Words That Keep You Stuck

One could argue that are many turns of phrase and words that keep you stuck, but today, I’m going to tell you about two. Our words pre-frame our experiences. And no, don’t worry, I’m not going to tell you about some mind state boogeyperson or something about attracting things from the universe. But rather, what we say tells us how we are approaching the situation, about our apprehension of it, and the likely outcome. We Read More

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Life is a Test – Manifesting Mondays 5

This Monday, I explain my belief that life is a test. Yep, a test. But go with me for a bit because I might not mean the same thing as you are thinking when I say life is a test… So, what do I mean? I don’t mean that life is a test from God(s). Nor that it’s a test of wills. Or a test for the value of your soul. Or whatever. Rather, it’s Read More

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Manifesting Secularly? – Mastering Mondays 4

In this edition of Mastering Mondays, I discuss the perils of manifesting. And I know, I know: this word has been tied with Law of Attraction for a long time; however, I am deeply skeptical of law of attraction. I do not coach or teach in law of attraction. So, you’re not going to get more about vague spiritual laws that may or may not excuse and victim blame atrocities from me. Promise. BUT if Read More

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How To Feel Better With The Gratitude Game – Mastering Monday 3

In this episode of Mastering Monday, I teach you how to play The Gratitude Game in order to feel better in the moment as well as in the longterm. The Gratitude Game is a very simple activity and something I learned from studying the law of attraction (I think from Abraham/Esther Hicks), BUT you don’t have to be into LOA to get results from it. (TBH, my personal opinion on LOA as a whole is Read More

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How Do You Find The Money To Pursue Your Passions? – Mastering Mondays 2

How do you find the money to pursue your passions? This is a question (or at least complaint) that I hear often. And sadly, this is one of those blocks that holds people back more often than not because without money, it’s hard to pursue your passions–just like it can be hard to just work for money and ignore your passions day in and day out! You can find the money to pursue your passion, Read More

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Mental Health is Rapport Between the Conscious and Unconscious – Mastering Mondays 1

In this episode, we explore Milton Erickson’s claim that mental health is rapport between the conscious and unconscious minds. This is an idea tossed around by many, but usually discussed in an abstract way. I wanted to discuss how the idea that mental health is rapport between the conscious and unconscious mind relate to individual people. Hence, this video. This is the first episode of my new weekly show, “Mastering Mondays”. I’m very excited about Read More

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Jurassic Bark and the Meaning of Love

I have a love for older cartoons. So, today, I watched an episode of Futurama called “Jurassic Bark“. (If you haven’t seen it, it’s a show about a pizza guy, Fry, who was accidentally cryogenically frozen on New Years 1999/2000 and unfrozen in 3000.) The episode is really well constructed and almost won an Emmy. And if you haven’t seen it, I hope you watch it before reading this post as I spoil it… But Read More

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How You Trap Yourself With Language

Language binding is something many people rarely think about. I, as an NLP practitioner, think about it all the time. Let’s think about it simply at first. Think of the phrase, “I know I have limitations.” (A phrase you’re highly unlikely to get someone to say!) Notice something linguistically too: the phrase “I know I have limitations” is temporally open. It’s to say, “I know I have limitations” (for all time) assuming no end in Read More