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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It’s the great irony of the modern world: technology can connect us instantaneously to people on the other side of the planet, yet people feel more alone than ever.
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Would you love to be able to navigate all the uncertainty with much more ease and grace?  Is that even possible considering everything that’s happening in the world?
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As a practicing Hypnotherapist my clients often come to me with the question. How do I know when a thought is from me, or from my soul? After reading this blog post, hopefully you will have a little better understanding about that inner dialogue  and when to listen to it, and when to release and let go of what is not working for you. 
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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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Are you a self-proclaimed control freak?  Wouldn’t the world just run smoother if you could control the key players in your life? After all, you are smart and have good intentions.  If you made all the decisions and wrapped everyone you love in a protective bubble, you would not have to worry and could sleep soundly at night.  Sound good?  I thought you might agree.
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“There is no neurotic individual who is capable of exhaling in one breath, deeply and evenly. The patients have developed all conceivable practices which prevent deep expiration.” ….Wilhelm Reich, Psychiatrist
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Thank you Ellen Degeneres for shedding some light  

Is Incivility killing your bottom line and wreaking havoc on your employees emotional health?
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Capacity, Concentration, and Observation

Putting all of the earlier challenges together, we add one final piece: putting your breath on the wheel.

Growth Through Challenge

As you challenge yourself to increase your concentration skill, you are forming stronger neural pathways in your brain.  This is one of the ways that meditation benefits us.  Your ability to concentrate when meditating will help you concentrate in other areas of life.  First, we must put in the practice.