Are You in an Abusive Relationship with Money?

There’s one type of abusive relationship that’s still tolerated in this country: It’s the abusive relationship too many of us have with money.

Finding Your Personal Motivator for Fitness

The reason you're not motivated to exercise regularly may be that you haven't found a good enough reason to do it.

I’m Just That Kinda Guy

Your beliefs shape your reality. Who you think you are, what you believe you are up until now have created your life as you know it. Here are some easy ways to begin to believe better for yourself.

Create Your Own Meaning for the Holidays

What is the true meaning of the holiday season for you? And is your “true meaning” empowering you and getting you what you want?

Home for the Holidays: Your Survival Guide

Some of you may have parents and family who have supported you 100% throughout your entire evolution. If that’s your family, this article isn’t for you.

How to Forgive Yourself and Move on From the Past

Many of us know that forgiveness is a good thing, right? But what about forgiving ourselves? Even if we’ve gotten pretty good and consistent about offering forgiveness to others, isn’t forgiving ourselves often the most difficult? Understanding why self-forgiveness is difficult can give us clues to make it easier....

The Worst Advice We've Ever Heard About Forgiveness

“I never take advice from anyone more messed up than I am.” - Tom Hopkins I’ve spent a good deal of my career working with and teaching forgiveness, specifically ho’oponopono, the ancient forgiveness practice of the Hawaiian Islands. In fact, I wrote my PhD dissertation on it. So I’ve got some expertise in this area, and I’ve noticed...

Boost Confidence with Hypnosis and NLP

Most of us pop out of the womb with a fairly high degree of self-confidence. We haven’t yet started to judge ourselves as smart or dumb, handsome or homely. We haven’t yet built up notions of possible versus impossible, safe versus risky. And most importantly, we haven’t had time to absorb the judgments, fears, and limitations of the people and culture surrounding us...

A New (and Controversial) Way to Treat Anger Issues

Let me try to cover a big topic in a small article. Let’s talk about anger. And as I do, I guarantee, I’m going to ruffle some feathers. So be it.

Overcome Depression This Summer

Yea! Summer’s here and surf’s up! School’s out and the livin’ is easy! Pull out the barbeque (actually, mine’s out all year long!), the flip flops and sunscreen. Time to party! And summer is like that for a lot of us. But for others, summer can be the gloomiest, most difficult time of the year. How is this so? Well, some people suffer from...

How to Avoid 7 Common Mistakes on the Road to Success

Everybody and their grandmother will tell you that setting goals is the key to success. I was taught goal-setting at an early age and I’ve taught goal-setting and goal-getting for many years to thousands of students. And for the most part, students get really stoked as they work with goals and see the amazing results they can create. But...

How to Stay Happy Around Negative People

I’m pretty sure I don’t need to tell you how important being upbeat, optimistic and downright happy is to your well-being. For decades, you’ve all heard how being positive improves your relationships, your academic potential, and even how successful you’ll be in your career. And in recent years, research has shown that negative emotions are directly related to...

Here’s a Quick Way to Ditch Emotional Baggage

Release traumatic memories stored in your body (even if they started forming before you were born).

What Everybody Ought to Know About Forgiveness

Winter is the perfect time to reflect, let go, and clear away the old. Here is how you can become an expert at apologizing and forgiving. Read this article to learn how to do ho'oponopono - the forgiveness process used by the ancient Hawaiians.

Is It Time to Go?

Are you ready to go? See how easily you can (finally) forgive and move on.

The Anti-Money Trap

I don’t care how many dream boards you have depicting beautiful houses and wonderful vacations. I don’t care if you carry a hundred dollar bill in your wallet to represent wealth. I don’t care that you repeat four thousand affirmations daily: “Money comes to me easily and effortlessly,” yada yada yada. If you don't have the financial results you want, you are anti-money.

4 Steps to Release “Limiting Beliefs” Learned From Childhood

While growing up we develop a certain set of beliefs about how the world works. Some of these are facts to be taken seriously, and others are simply "limiting beliefs" that we've created. The problem is that "limiting beliefs" will *feel* like facts, and thus we don't consider challenging them. Here is how to blow through those limitations and create new experiences.

How Limiting Are Your Decisions?

Play detective, look at your life, and give your unconscious mind what it needs.

Are You Being Influenced or Manipulated?

"Isn't NLP all about getting people to do what they don't want to do?" I get this question all the time. It's interesting because both influence and manipulation involve producing an effect in another person without apparent force.

Conscious of the Unconscious

There’s much to know about your unconscious mind, and you don’t need a PhD in psychology to work with it. However, you do need to understand a few basics! How does your unconscious mind store memories? How does it communicate with your conscious mind? When you understand how your unconscious mind works and how to work with it, you’ll be able to harness its power.

Ready to Release

Has anyone ever told you that you can "control" your emotions? When people consider controlling their emotions, the image of grabbing our emotions by the throat and beating them into submission comes to mind. But emotions – all of them – have a purpose and a wisdom. Read this article to learn about experiencing, expressing, and releasing your negative emotions.

Which Energy Runs Your Life?

Do you express more fire, water, earth, or air energy? What are the differences between those energies, and how do you balance those out?

Increase Your Energy in Three Minutes

Many of us say that we want to live all parts of our lives at 100% — full out, whether we’re at home or at work. But do we? Can we?

Draggin’ the Past Around

Is 2013 already destined to end up pretty much the same as it did last year? And the year before that? And the year before that? One of the main things that blocks us from moving forward is that thing that’s supposed to be behind us: the past. Rewrite your past using these 8 simple steps from NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming).

Who Are You?

As human beings, we are quick to identify ourselves using our circumstances, how others perceive us, our behaviors, or our positions in life. It’s somehow comforting to clothe ourselves in these identities. But none of those are really who we are.

What? Me, Worry?

Worrying is one of the few things that just about everyone on the planet is good at. It’s a little like eating nachos: we may know it’s not good for us, but we do it anyway—and we keep eating.

Who’s That Stranger In My Bed?

Relationship experts often say that when your relationship is in trouble, you should “keep communicating” to “clear the air” and “talk it through.” But have you noticed that often this doesn’t really work?

Huna Healing and Empowerment Part 2

Exploring what empowerment means in the context of healing for ourselves and in our relationships.

Huna Healing & Empowerment Part 1

Empowerment is not just a fuzzy notion or the trend du jour in personal growth. It's the very foundation of who we are in the world. It is something that everyone should – and can – have. But before we seek it, we need to define it.

Learning To Forgive Yourself

How to forgive yourself.