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Putting More Thanks in the Giving

Each Fall, as the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, we are encouraged to consider the importance of gratitude. We often talk about thankfulness as a gift to the receiver, but neglect to consider how simple acts of appreciation can profoundly impact our own wellbeing. After my client, “Frank,” (not his real name) thanked me for successfully helping

Hit Your Mindfulness Mark

It’s pilot season in Hollywood. One of my clients, Cathy (not her real name), an actress that flies to Los Angeles from Sydney every year during this time, inquired about utilizing mindfulness for her craft. We normally focus on hypnotherapy to help her uncover anything that unconsciously holds her back from performing her best and

Happy Valentine’s Day…Forever

Wouldn’t it be nice to have a wonderful Valentine’s Day, no matter what…for the rest of your life? For a celebration that’s meant to be about love, Valentine’s Day sure can bring up experiences far away from it. Whether you’re single, separated, in a relationship or in an unhappy relationship, insecurities related to romantic love

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Happy “You” Year

Remember that at the core of every wish is the desire to be happy or at peace. So, how about doing your New Year’s resolution from the inside out? Try feeling good or calm first. If this seems too difficult, use your imagination. Imagine how you would feel if you have just achieved one of

Happy Thanks(for)giving

“Sometimes in order to be happy in the present moment, you have to be willing to give up all hopes for a better past.” – Robert Holden For many of us, spending time with certain family members can reopen old emotional wounds, even if we thought the scar tissues had healed for good. The holidays

You Are Good Enough

“Sherly, I got the part!” my client, Mary (not her real name), exclaimed on the phone, as she excitedly explained that she got the part in the pilot for which she was auditioning. I could almost see the tears of joy in her eyes. Quite different from the tears of frustration she shed only a

Smoke and Mirrors

[The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2014) reveals that smoking kills more than 480,000 Americans every year. More than 41,000 of these deaths are from exposure to second hand smoke. More than $289 billion a year is spent on smoking relate illness, including $133 billion in direct medical care and $156 billion in lost

Meditation

For some people, the word “meditation” conjures up images of monks or hippies seated in lotus position wearing tie-dyed clothing while fasting on mung beans and searching for enlightenment. But this is not the only path. Although there are countless meditation techniques, it is really up to the individual. You can pick and choose among

How old is your weight?

“I couldn’t believe it,” my client, Kate (not her real name) exclaimed, “I actually craved a salad last week! My mom was shocked. She asked me what happened because she’s been trying for years to get me to eat healthier.” Kate is certainly not alone when it comes to her lifelong weight battle. The weight

Stress, Anxiety and Depression

It’s well-known that chronic stress can be pervasive, leading to a number of other conditions like heart disease, obesity and frequent headaches. Of course, stress can also lead to depression and anxiety – two ailments that commonly occur simultaneously, making it hard for patients to overcome feelings of helplessness and fear. Here are a few

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