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Observe, Analyze, Overcome

This morning I would like to talk about failure. Let's agree at the outset that nobody likes to or plans to fail. We all have great plans, grand dreams and heartfelt aspirations. But how many people do you know who actually reach their goals, let alone realizing their true potential as human beings and sovereign [...]

Peace Begins Between Your Ears

I'm still posting to the old platform, so I don't know if the image will show up and make this make sense, but let's give it a go anyway. Love yourself unconditionally. Will you do stupid shit and embarrass yourself? I hope so; it's not only educational, but it can be great fun too. Own who [...]

Practical Demonstrations of the Awakened Consciousness

Good Monday morning to everyone. I hope you had an intentionally great and mindful weekend. Time to get back to the business of life and becoming decent, compassionate human beings, (although I hope you didn’t abandon your practice over the past two days). First, the fact that we’re able to post at all this morning [...]

Mail Call

Welcome back. First of all, thank you for all the Facebook and website likes and shares; we’re not where we were when we went on sabbatical, but we are steadily growing once again. For your continued support and interest, I am deeply humbled and thankful. We’ve only been back up for two weeks and we’re [...]

The Person Behind the Camera

Today I’d like to speak to the importance of being mindful of our actions and always acting with the intention of sharing kindness and compassion. The accompanying photograph is a prime example of this in action. The picture is (literally) of my bride and myself arriving in Rome, Italy, for our honeymoon. We had just [...]

Inadvertent Lessons from My Old Man

Welcome back. As I’ve mentioned before, I have a number of essays already written and on the shelf ready for distribution, but I also keep getting great ideas for new posts. My plan is to write the works that present themselves at the time and save the reserves for when inspiration escapes me. Here’s one [...]

OK. I'm Really Back This Time.

Ok, normally I’d be embarrassed at the sputtering start to the return of the blog, but I’m preferring to look at the past two weeks as a “Hudson Bay Start.” By the way, a Hudson Bay Start refers to a time, back before it became politically incorrect to refer to Canada as “that Place North [...]

A Little Late, but TA-DA – BLOGS!

Hi, gang. It's your friendly neighborhood clinical hypnotherapist back from 'sabbatical.' I'm ready to start slinging some words and hopefully, we can help each other become calmer, more focused and compassionate human beings...and if you're not careful, may learn something about Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Juvenile Justice Reform, Clinical Hypnotherapy and how to deal with life, [...]

A Therapist and His Wife

An actual exchange between my wife and me yesterday afternoon: Susan: You work too hard. Me: What makes you say that? Susan: Because you need to get our more. Me: Ok, but what prompts you to make that observation? Susan: Because you're Italian and are usually dark in the winter. It's June and you look [...]

Life Goes On

Good morning my friends. It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything and I just wanted to check in to let you know that I’m still alive (I imagine that money is now exchanging hands from those who picked me in the Dead Pool.) The past few weeks have been very busy with increased demands [...]

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