Nov 252015

Tiptoeing Out of One’s Comfort Zone (and of Course, Back In)
Flagstaff ArboretumMoving out of your comfort zone means that you challenge yourself, grow and take on new risks. The best place to be is in an area of “productive discomfort.” Learn how to cope with moving out of your comfort zone, whether it’s something you’ve chosen or been forced to do.

Six minutes each day can change your life
Best Selling Author and Life Coach, Hal Elrod, believes that six minutes in the morning has the power to change your day… and possibly your life. He describes six exercises you can do each morning that can empower, motivate and focus you.

The Key to Success, Longevity and Health – Mindset
In this 23 minute video, Dr. John Schinnerer shares the secret of the power of mindset. Numerous studies are pointing to the importance of the proper mindset in a variety of areas such as diet, exercise, aging, vision, success, intelligence, pain, stress and anxiety.

Nov 182015

Controlling People: How to Recognize, Understand and Deal with People Who Try to Control You
By Patricia Evans

This is a great book for anyone with a controlling person in their life. Patricia Evans has written a couple of other books that I’ve recommended, “The Verbally Abusive Relationship” and “Verbal Abuse Survivor’s Speak Out.” “Controlling People” goes into greater detail of why these people act as they do.

For them, the people close to them are cardboard characters that they project their own thoughts onto. They expect people to agree with them at all times, and to read their thoughts about what they want.

The old “If you loved me, you’d know what I want” is their theme. And if the other person doesn’t agree, or reflect the controlling person’s ideas, then the controlling person feels betrayed and many times will fly into a rage.

Not only does this happen in personal relationships, but it also occurs in society, different cultures, and religions, resulting in bigotry, prejudice, stereotypes, and sometimes death. It all has to do with trying to control others so that they think like the controller, so the controller feels comfortable and safe.

This book was an eye-opener for me in understanding various people I’ve had dealings with. I recommend it to anyone who has a boss, relative, friend or partner who is controlling.

Nov 172015

Grand Canyon Rim TrailMindfulness linked to lower obesity risk, belly fat
A new study finds that people with a high degree of attention to their present thoughts and feelings — “dispositional mindfulness” — are less likely to be obese than people with a low degree of dispositional mindfulness. They also had about a pound less belly fat on average.

I Got Hypnotized to Boost My Confidence and Feel Like a Bombshell
This is one woman’s experience with hypnosis and the results she got. It gave her more confidence, self-worth and allowed her to be calmer.

Mental Focus: 4 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About
You know how important it is to stay focused on everything you’re spending time on; when you’re not focused, time sure becomes wasted. The main thing that distracts you is your own mind. This article describes some things you probably didn’t know about your mental focus.

~ Linda-Ann Stewart

Nov 112015

The book, Psycho-Cybernetics, was groundbreaking and was a revelation to me when I read it. In this 9 minute video, author Dr. Maxwell Maltz is interviewed and describes lessons 6-12 of how to improve your self-image. Beliefs become habits, which are just self-hypnosis. He touches on the different habits that you have, the success and failure mechanism within you, and how to create changes that support your self-image and success.

~ Linda-Ann Stewart

Nov 102015

Sunset Crater, Flagstaff AZGratitude as Science: 4 Paths Lead to Love and Happiness
Even when you don’t feel like it, by going through the motions of gratitude, you can start to feel more grateful. There are four gratitude boosters that you can use each day to uplift you and generate joy. And there are 3 other paths to developing gratitude, and they can rewrite your brain.

New Research Says Overthinking Worriers Are Probably Creative Geniuses
A new study suggests that worriers or people who take a long time deciding are incredibly developed, creative people. Their imaginations are nature’s way to protect the species by solving problems they’re anxious about.

The adaptive mind: Children raised in difficult circumstances show enhanced mental flexibility in adulthood
Although a traumatic childhood can set a person up to struggle in their adult life, it may also also allow them to deal with uncertain circumstances better. That upbringing can make it more difficult to make decisions that are beneficial in the long term, but they tend to handle turmoil better.

~ Linda-Ann Stewart

Nov 042015

Grand Canyon Rim TrailThe Power Of Saying No
There is power in the simple act of saying no, but for many of us it’s the hardest word to say. Saying “no” sometimes takes incredible courage, but it’s probably a word that you should use more often. This article covers 5 reasons why you should say it.

10 Powerful Benefits of Having an Amazing Vision to Achieve
Having a vision gives you hope and something to attain. But most tend to get bogged down in the details and lose their momentum. Just because it’s hard to achieve doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have one. There are a lot of other benefits for pursuing your vision.

How to Rewire Your Brain for Happiness
For some people, happiness is a distant hope. But chasing happiness tends to miss the point of it all. Happiness just takes small shifts in the way we think and perceive the world we live in. Here are six ways we can reframe our thoughts to feel happier.

Nov 042015

Psycho-Cybernetics is a form of self-image therapy developed by Dr Maxwell Maltz to help people rebuild their life based on positive belief in self. Dr. Maltz describes the first lesson of Psycho-Cybernetics, which is how we have 2 worlds within us, frustration and confidence. When we turn from frustration, we walk towards confidence. This is a 9 minute video of an interview with Dr. Maltz as he covers the first 5 lessons of Psycho-Cybernetics and how it can be used to improve your self-image.

~ Linda-Ann Stewart

Nov 042015

Kendrick Mountain from SnowbowlHow to Deal with Negative People: 16 Hacks
Even when you try to surround yourself with positive people, you’re going to bump up against someone negative during your day. You may even have to deal with them on a daily basis. Here are some valuable tips on how to handle the situation without losing your mind.

A Little Bit of Walking Can Add up to Improve Your Health
A new study suggests that walking an extra two minutes per hour can actually make a difference. Our sedentary lifestyle is contributing to early deaths. Getting up and moving around can significantly lower that risk. Read this article to see the benefits of a small amount of exercise can bring.

Toxic Habits: Overthinking
This article examines how ruminating on something upsetting makes things worse. Learn the characteristics of rumination and also 4 tips on how to nip it in the bud.

~ Linda-Ann Stewart

Oct 272015

Question MarkQuestion: Why has the affirmation, “I always win the lottery,” not worked for me?

Answer: There are a couple of things that happen with the mind and affirmations. First, you have to have the consciousness of what you’re affirming. That’s actually what the affirmation is for. To build your consciousness. By affirming that you “always win the lottery,” you’re setting up a situation that the subconscious couldn’t possibly fulfill. No one “always” does anything.

The other problem is that you’re telling the Universe how your wealth has to come to you. By doing so, you’re actually limiting the Universe. It’s not up to you to figure out how your prosperity will manifest. I’m not saying not to work, or do what you know to do to improve your finances, because the Universe can only do for us what It can do through us. Remember that it all comes from the Universe through the channels you create.

I would suggest that you affirm an amount that you actually feel comfortable with. Many people have a glass ceiling they’ve created for how much they can accept. As the amount you affirm gets to be more believable, and you see some change, then increase it. What you’re doing is building your consciousness to accept more. And don’t limit where it has to come from. Your subconscious and the Universe know much more than you do about how it can happen.

As long as you’re doing things in the physical world to create channels, your subconscious and the Universe will direct more prosperity your way. It may not come through the channels you’ve worked on. The only thing that’s important is that you’ve been moving in a direction to build your acceptance. Don’t worry about how it’s going to happen.

So, two things to do: Affirm an amount you want that you can believe in, and trust the Universe to bring it to you.

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