Ever since its inception in the early 1800’s, many people are still unaware what hypnosis actually is. Stage performers have used it for entertainment, doctors have used it in therapy, and there are thousands of practitioners out there right now helping people quit smoking and lose weight.
But are there more sinister uses for this tool? Do you think you’re not “hypnotizable”? [Read more…]
Happiness seems to be an elusive state that fewer than more people attain. But why? Why can’t we all just “be happy”? There are two reasons: Because of what’s missing in our life, and because of what’s present in our life. That’s it! What those things are, is a different story. [Read more…]
Boundaries are the rules we set up in life that dictate the people and experiences we allow into our lives. These rules also drive our decisions and behaviors, so that we can achieve a certain level of comfort and stability.
In other words, if you feel comfortable with someone, you share and give more of yourself. You can allow yourself to be more authentic and vulnerable. And you feel safe around them. These are the people you allow into your “castle walls.” But if someone makes you feel uncomfortable, and they’re asking you to do things you don’t want to do, or pressuring you into things, these are the people you keep out beyond the moat. You don’t let them cross the bridge and into the castle, because if you do, you’ll certainly be compromised. [Read more…]
Expressing authentically means speaking your truth and honoring your boundaries. What happens when you don’t express what’s truly on your mind? You swallow the emotions, that’s what happens. And where do those emotions go? They turn up in all kinds of places in the body and eventually lead to physical illnesses and ailments, and eventually, the ever-popular depression.
I tricked Michael Lee, the founder of Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy, into an interview. He didn’t know our call would turn into a Q & A, so I appreciate him agreeing to do the show after I pressed record. ; ) [Read more…]