Are you wondering why change is so hard? Here’s how to make it easier.

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Sorry I’ve have been off the grid for the past couple of weeks. I have thrown myself head first into a time consuming new project, but I’m back!

Onwards to the piece. The question occurred to me during my morning meditation – how do things change or how can we change things in our lives? Then upon reflection I saw the grandest changes that have brought the most happiness and external results have all followed the same route into physical reality. A repeatable path, if you will.  Continue reading “Are you wondering why change is so hard? Here’s how to make it easier.”

The Lefkoe Method Review – 4.5 Years Later

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It’s hard to believe it’s almost been 5 years since I first eliminated my first belief with the Lefkoe Method. A lot can happen in almost 5 years. And as many of us know too well, a lot can stay the same too.

I wanted to touch base here and relay how things have changed, and why I credit The Lefkoe Method, Natural Confidence program as well as Shelly Lefkoe’s personal coaching with much of my success. This blog as been my way to chronicle this journey from the start, so, I thought we should keep that going. 🙂

It’s funny because much of the time when we have a certain desire or outcome in mind and we don’t see any feasible way for it to take place we stop there and downgrade our desires. We look for incremental changes that aren’t far off from what we have now instead. But it doesn’t have to be that way. We can make change and it can happen faster than we first imagine. We just have to approach the problem in the right way. We have to dig deep and grab the issues by their root.

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1 Tiny Fact That Can Change Your Perceptions Instantly

Fact That Can Change Your Perceptions
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One of our main objectives is to avoid pain and suffering and move towards pleasure or at least non-suffering. Additionally, a lot of the suffering we experience is brought on by ourselves, and more specifically, by our thoughts about things. Furthermore, our thoughts about things come from the explicit meaning we give to any situation and circumstance, person, place or thing in our lives and in our worlds. Continue reading “1 Tiny Fact That Can Change Your Perceptions Instantly”

Three Surefire Ways to Crush Negative Thinking and Be Happier Immediately

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Okay, so we all have been around for the past decade and half when positive psychology has reared its smiling face and has taught us there is more to study in the realm than disorder and dysfunction. It is a field in its infancy so there is a lot of room to grow and understand and there is tons of value there. There are also a lot of unknowns and misunderstandings.
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Nine Ways to Stay Cool in This Heat

Stay Cool in This Heat
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The heat can be unbearable. Especially if it’s combined with dry and windy conditions. It can make people moody, sick, allergy ridden, and overall lethargic. Since I am especially heat sensitive I decided to pass along some nice tips I’ve learned along the way. Of course I will start with the obvious basics because sometimes they are easy to forget.

Stay Cool

#1. Drink plenty of water, but make sure to drink it throughout your day. You don’t want to drink up all at once and feel bloated. Feeling bloated and hot are a bad combination. Also, you can drink other things, but stay away from too much caffeine or alcoholic beverages. I know an iced latte or ice cold beer may sound nice on a hot day, but it’ll only make it worse.

#2. Cover them windows. If you don’t have central AC or even if you do, cover up windows that receive direct sunlight with heavy curtains, or you can improvise with a comforter. Yes, it can be that serious. It was so hot in the condo where I live yesterday that I felt the heat emanating from the walls.

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Three Ways to Make Your Commute Count

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The average American spends 25.4 minutes per way driving to and from work, that’s about 190 hours per year, accounting for vacation and holiday time. In areas like Southern California, that number goes up quite a bit. It can be seen as wasted time, the cost of working where you want to work and living where you want to live, or a scourge on your existence but I believe it can be so much more. This time is given to you as a little gift from the traffic Gods and you can do amazing things with it.

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Cognitive Bias of the Week – 1 Way the Anchoring Effect Could Be Costing You

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The Upside of Bias

Cognitive biases are a dime a dozen. Why are our thought processes so heavily laden with biases? Well, for one thing, biases actually help us or have helped us in some form or another, otherwise, we would not have them as a part of our evolutionary repertoire. Continue reading “Cognitive Bias of the Week – 1 Way the Anchoring Effect Could Be Costing You”

Mind Games 101

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The Essence of Mind Games

For the longest time I found myself trying to guess at what was written between the lines. I wanted to find out what people really meant or felt or wanted. I didn’t take what people said at face value. Communication was ambiguous and murky. Continue reading “Mind Games 101”