Overcoming Fear of Public Speaking

The more you focus on the people listening to you, and the less you worry about what everyone is thinking about you, the less anxiety you will have and the more confident you will be in speaking. Practice these six keys in everyday interactions with family or friends. The better you get at it, the easier it will be to do it.

Too Many Dull Moments

Now that the end of winter is near, shake off your winter blues! Here are a few easy and useful suggestions of things you can do today to help kick your boredom to the curb and shift your life into higher gear right!

Learning to Enjoy Life by Watching Dogs

Research shows us that owning a dog can lead to a healthier lifestyle. Dog lovers know that dogs teach ways of living that we might want to emulate. Watching your canine friend—or someone else’s—and imitate some of their behaviors. This can be your guide to improving moods and learning to enjoy life more.

If “Talk Is Cheap”

The idiom that “talk is cheap” originates because actions DO speak so much louder than words. But recognize as a parent that talking and continuing to talk, even when teens are not responding, could be the most valuable gift you can give them.

Will This Be Your Year?

What can you do differently this year that will make it the year to do that? There are five key steps – it’s not too early or too late, so begin today! Make 2015 your new year for goal achievement.

Making Holidays Happy Days

Holidays are often the most depressing time of the year for some people. While you may not be able to change your external circumstances and create the holiday you believe you “should” have, there are a few steps you can take to make the holidays happier days this year.

Letting Off the Steam Before You Blow!

There are steps to take to control your rage and manage your emotional response. After all, it isn’t the other guy or gal who is getting hurt by your rising blood pressure and your tension headache – it’s you! Look at these Five steps to managing your rage and letting the steam out before you blow.

The Things Cats Teach Us

Watching a cat can be just a lot of fun, and it can also be a wise thing to do if you learn from the feline wisdom. What do you need to do differently to enjoy your life a little bit more? See if the cat has something to teach you.

Help – I am STRESSED!

There will always be something to deal with in life – some bigger, some smaller. Some things are very significant and some things are less significant, but when they build up during any given day, they can seem overwhelming and problematic. You can’t stop the events in most cases, but you can change the way you react.

Using Self-Hypnosis to Manage Weight

Because so much of weight control is truly a case of mind over matter, hypnosis can be a very effective tool for weight loss. Let’s look at five steps you can take to self-hypnotize and start losing those few (or many) extra pounds.

Don’t Leave Me Alone With My Thoughts!

Alone time is important. The space between action and ongoing thoughts is where creative ideas are born. It’s where you may have a chance to see something about yourself you didn’t realize before, you may have your best brainstorm for how to get somewhere you want to go, or how to get out of some mess you are in! Without that quiet time, a lot is lost.

How to Help Yourself Through Hypnosis

Hypnosis is used for a variety of issues – everything from curing allergies to weight loss. For many behavioral changes, such as quitting smoking, losing weight, minimizing anxiety and overcoming certain fears, self-hypnosis can be a useful tool. Let’s look at the steps in self-hypnosis you can use to help move you toward the behavioral changes you desire.

You’re On My Last Nerve!

Life is short and most of the time people eventually regret using anothers as a punching bag. What kinds of things can you do to prevent the build-up from happening? It’s not that you need to put on rose-colored glasses and see everyone as wonderful; you just need to learn to defuse the brewing fissure before it can erupt.

Exercise Your “Nice Muscle”

21 Ways to Exercise Your KINDNESS. So, what if you just set a goal of 15 minutes each day to show kindness? What could you do in that 15 minutes? Here are some ideas:

4 Ways to Resist Rage

There was a time when “all the rage” meant being up-to-date in fashion or knowing the latest dance move. Now, “all the rage” means a raging anger that is waiting for someone to come along and do, or say, just the wrong thing. We hear about people who seem to lose it and express an uncontrollable anger by beating the life out of someone.

Don't Be a Bully!

Close to 3 million students are bullied. Bullying doesn't stop in school -- it can follow us to college and in professional careers. How can we each help to stop the pain of bullying?

Is Your Committed Relationship in a Rut?

Couples can get into a rut and focus more on the “how” and the “what” that they lose sight of the “who” and the “why.” Remember who the person is and why you married them, or stayed in a committed relationship with them. If you want to renew and recharge, you have the power to do it. Try one of these six keys and see if it unlocks a newness in your relationship.

I Just Don’t Like You

Learning about behavior can turn subjective approaches to more objective ones, giving us more options of how to interact with, and understand, others.

Resolve to Set Resolutions That Work!

Change is good. If we have behaviors that aren’t working for us, it can be good to define a new, more positive activity. If you have an important change you want to make this year, let’s look at five tips to making change work for you...

Stop Stressing On Me!

Do you have stressed-out, strung-out and uptight co-workers running around your office? You know these folks—everything is a fire drill. There is only reactive, never proactive, behavior and they spray their stressed-out states on everyone and everything that gets within five feet of them!

Where Has All the Trust Gone?

What happened to trust? There are many reasons why trust is waning in our country. I’ll outline a few here and then talk about ways you can build trust in people that you deal with every day.

Disappointed? Dejected? Down in the Dumps?

Did you think you were alone in feeling let down and generally dismayed because someone you trusted wasn’t so trustworthy? Research shows us that when we expect something good to happen, or for a friend or lover to be faithful and trustworthy, and when it doesn’t go as planned (or the person lets us down) it’s a disappointment.

“Connected” or Zombie-Like

Numerous articles have been written about whether “the younger generation” is losing their ability to communicate and interact, but what about the ability to be “real”?

What They Don’t Teach in College

Read some of the life lessons I would teach every college student—and career professional —if I had the chance. Here are seven of the most important lessons I fervently wish everyone could have the chance to learn!

Self-Hypnosis for Everyday Life

Practice self-hypnosis to become calmer, to approach situations in a cool and collected manner, and to help you stay on track to meet your goals.

Getting to the Goal Line

In honor of September, and back-to-school, maybe it’s time to look at some goals you have put to the side and dust them off. Here are ten tips to help you stay on track through fall and into 2014, so you can get where you want to go:

Do Your Kids and/or Your Job Deplete Your Happiness?

There are ways to ensure that your happiest years continue between 23 and 69, and even after that. Here are a few steps that you can take.

Scared or Startled?

It’s a natural reaction to be fearful of something that could harm you. Read five tips for quelling anxiety and restoring peace in the moment of feeling panicked or afraid.

Feel Like Job Pressures Are Increasing?

We can't control the situations around us all of the time. We CAN control our reactions and self-talk, and we can influence the relationships of those around us to create a more positive work environment.

Feeding Our Brains

The information we ingest on a daily basis can impact our outlook on life. How do you take in the bad without allowing it to affect you personally?