Again with the idea: what you don’t know can’t hurt you? This seems to be proving itself wrong time and again for those interested in personal growth. I remember my teacher explaining to us that three important things were preventing us from succeeding in our personal and spiritual growth: our karma, our ignorance, and our fear.
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What are the actual facts? What really happened in the past? The famous duet, “I Remember It Well”, sung by Maurice Chevalier and Hermione Gingold in the movie, Gigi is a perfect example of how subjective memory can be. In that song, an elderly couple reminisce about the details of the night they met. In essence, they cannot agree on anything – the color of the gown she wore, whether the moon was shining or not, what day of the week it was, etc. The last lines of the song, the “take-away”, is that the feeling of falling in love, of still being in love, is the dominant emotion. All the rest, in the bigger picture, is relatively inconsequential.
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meditation

Emotional freedom? John Kabat-Zinn (Full Catastrophe Living) and Daniel Goleman (Emotional Intelligence) based their research partly on their own experience with meditation. Both set out, in scientific jargon, to disprove their hypothesis that meditation and related practices were valuable to our health and well-being. Their findings have helped prove to our western scientific materialist medical paradigm that there is another avenue to understanding what vibrant health means other than just chemicals and drugs. Read more

There you are sitting quietly at home minding your own business, when all of a sudden it hits you! Your heart starts racing, your breathing changes, you might start shaking or have trouble swallowing. It might feel like you are having a heart attack, but in all reality it is nothing more than a pesky Panic Attack. It’s important to know the symptoms so once you have awareness, you can address your specific symptoms with appropriate exercises or techniques to gain control over this life altering issue. Below is a list of common symptoms. 
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In order to continue growth and forward movement toward your best life and managing your energy, it is important to put into place the cornerstones to your foundation. The four S’s create what you need to make it easy to do what you want to do and focus on doing vs. wanting.
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Wise Mind Hypnosis on Long Island

I was recently working with a client who proclaims her life is a proverbial “shit show.”  A single, working parent with two teenage children.  Late one night she calls me on the phone frantically about the demands of life and how she gets no free time to herself. She goes on to describe how she does not get any time alone in her home.  The irony of her story is that she fears to be alone.  Yes, there is a big difference between having some alone time and being alone. She is an active person by nature, a real doer who likes to jump into action to fix problems.  
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What is belief ? Dictionaries like one on Google define belief as an ‘acceptance that a statement is true or that something exists.’ Or another definition is ‘trust, faith, or confidence in someone or something.’ The way words are used tells the tale. Now this may disturb some who have never given any critical thought to the differences that might exist between the words, the ideas – belief, truth and faith. It starts getting into the weeds of how we as human beings use language and think. This brings up a question like whether or not the sky is blue, or whether the sun rises in the east and sets in the west. Generally, we ‘believe’ these things are true because our senses seem to say so, but science informs us that these perceptions are not true.
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As you probably already know, family time can be like a giant roller coaster ride because interpersonal relationships are one of the most complex components of our lives. It is also a rare experience, instead of the norm, to be taught how to effectively communicate our thoughts, feelings and our needs.
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