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Many of us are convinced that we are hopelessly linked to our past. We say to ourselves, “After all, doesn’t my upbringing as a kid, or what I did or did not do remain a part of me all my life?” It is the idea that your past remains all-important; that because something once strongly [...]

By |March 13th, 2017|Comments Off on

The Election…and Your Feelings

Many Americans work up Wednesday morning feeling absolutely stunned…then afraid...confused…and some even angry. However…did you know that your feelings are not coming from the election! They are coming from your beliefs about the election. This is a principle that was suggested back in a little book titled “A Guide to Rational Living,” written by Dr. [...]

By |November 14th, 2016|Comments Off on The Election…and Your Feelings

Creating Goals that Work for YOU

Change, goals and your future A goal always involves the future, which is the reason that many of them are not met. Let me explain. All of us must live in the present, so to create “Goals that work,” let’s learn how to take those goals and put them in the present…where you and are [...]

By |March 14th, 2016|Comments Off on Creating Goals that Work for YOU

Two Steps for Replacing Resentment with Compassion

Many unions end “not with a bang, but a whimper.”  Their final rupture is not caused by too much anger or abuse or infidelity. They die a slow death from too little compassion. Many years ago, one of my students asked me, ‘Mr. Campbell…how do you stay married…much less in love….with the same person for 44 years?” Good [...]

By |August 17th, 2015|Comments Off on Two Steps for Replacing Resentment with Compassion

How Long Does It Take to Form a Habit

People are always asking, “So…how long does it take for me to form a habit, and how long does it take for my brain to rewire itself?[i] The answer used to be “21 days!” And it came from a plastic surgeon. In 1925, Dr. Maxwell Maltz began his practice in facial reconstruction, Over time, he [...]

By |August 3rd, 2015|Comments Off on How Long Does It Take to Form a Habit

What Does Meditation Do to Your Brain?

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you don’t need to be told about the relaxing effects of meditation. Its practitioners vouch for it; and even those who don’t will not dispute its effectiveness. And now, neuro-scientists are discovering how meditation can actually alter your brain’s chemistry and functionality.   Let’s see how!   Neuroscientists [...]

By |July 13th, 2015|Comments Off on What Does Meditation Do to Your Brain?

Some Flab Is Fine…The Advantages of Being a LIttle Overweight

Yes, dear reader…you read this right. Flab is actually good for you! In fact, scientists are discovering that being a little overweight comes with quite a few benefits! According to scientific studies over several years, our fat cells (the ones many of us are desperately trying to melt away by jogging, sprinting, swimming, or walking) [...]

By |July 6th, 2015|Comments Off on Some Flab Is Fine…The Advantages of Being a LIttle Overweight

How Failure Is a Friend

Her first job was inspecting parachutes during World War II This person lost her first job at Dunkin’ Donuts for squirting jelly filling all over a customer. His first five businesses left him broke. This other person’s first seven businesses failed. As her first films were complete failures, she was dubbed “Queen of the B [...]

By |June 29th, 2015|Comments Off on How Failure Is a Friend

What To Do When You Just can’t…Quite…Do it

All of us have some dreams that will never come true. And when we finally admit that to ourselves, we feel the disappointment…and the pain. You read about the minor league ballplayers who never make it to the Majors, or the dancers who don’t make it to the top, or the pianists, the violinists, and [...]

By |June 22nd, 2015|Comments Off on What To Do When You Just can’t…Quite…Do it

A Brilliant Brain Strategy to Motivate Yourself

Neurology is discovering a stunningly simple strategy for motivating ourselves. Let’s talk about that today. “I really want to finish my college degree.” “I really want to lose this weight.” “I really want to repair that relationship.” All of us really “want” to do things. BUT WANTING IS NOT DOING! So why is so hard to get our [...]

By |June 15th, 2015|Comments Off on A Brilliant Brain Strategy to Motivate Yourself