Feb 032016

Flagstaff Aspen Rainbow3 Quick Ways to Boost Your Self Esteem
Self-esteem is basically about having a positive and realistic sense of who you are. You like yourself and understand your strengths. You believe in your abilities and recognize the areas where you could use a little more work. Take these tips to boost your confidence and build your sense of self-worth.

Future Me Leads the Way
The author had a meditation to visualize the person she’d become later in the year. She focused on how she looked and felt. In difficult moments, she would remember that vision. Within a couple of months, she’d become her vision of herself. Use her inspiration to envision your better and future self.

5 Tips To A Positive Life
Happiness is a choice you make. Your attitude and perception is under your complete control.
It takes effort to change your attitude and create a positive life. Take these 5 tips and start taking charge of your happiness.

~ Linda-Ann Stewart

Feb 032016

The Miracle of Mind Dynamics: Use Your Subconscious Mind to Obtain Complete Control Over Your Destiny
Joseph Murphy
I am a fan of Joseph Murphy and his writings, and have reviewed a couple of his other books before. This one is full of Universal principals and wisdom for every aspect of life. Examining the subjects of health, life and death, luck and good fortune, prayer, and much more, he illustrates each one with an example in someone’s life.

He explains spiritual principles in very basic ways, so that every person who reads this can put them to use in their lives immediately. He touches on the metaphysical perspective of many familiar Biblical and spiritual ideas, such as karma and God’s will.

Although this book doesn’t have quite as many affirmations as some of his other books have, it gives specific instructions on how to use the power of the mind to improve one’s life. A mine of information on how the Universe works and our place in it, it’s a must-have for anyone who yearns to understand more about their relationship to Spirit and Its good.

~ Linda-Ann Stewart

Feb 032016

Peoria_SEVEN_talk-1-smI recently gave short talk to my S.E.V.E.N. networking group about “Break Your Trance, Take Charge, and Focus on Your Vision.” At the beginning of the presentation, I mention how so many people have misconceptions about hypnosis. The eyeglasses were to demonstrate what many people think of the process.

What most people don’t realize is that they hypnotize themselves every day. Hypnosis is simply focusing the attention on one thought. You can take charge of this process and focus on what it is you want and where you want to go. When you do, your actions will follow your attention, and you’ll get better results.

I gave the attendees some action steps to get them started: writing down what you want your steps, becoming aware of your autosuggestions, and visualizing yourself succeeding. The presentation inspired a lively discussion afterwards. I had a great time, and based on the audience’s reaction, so did they. HynpnoGlasses-SEVEN-1-22-16-sm

~ Linda-Ann Stewart

If you want help on creating or achieving your vision, reaching your goals, or getting focused, ask Linda-Ann about her complimentary coaching consultation. Email her at LAS@Linda-AnnStewart.com with “Coaching Consultation” in the subject line.

Jan 282016

Question MarkQuestion: Why does it take so long to make a change?

Answer: Consider how long you’ve been doing what you’re doing, or how long you’ve been thinking that way. Realize you’re probably getting some benefits or perks from continuing the old pattern. Although you want to change, how much time and effort are you putting into thinking about it, and/or doing something about it?

Change doesn’t just happen. Even sudden, seemingly unexpected improvements have had a foundation created for them. It’s like turning a car around in a restricted area. You have to “back and fill” to be able to go in the opposite direction, or else the car will get stuck.

You’ve been on a path going one direction, and now you want to change it. It takes time, energy, and attention to convince your subconscious that the new route safe and attractive. The more of each of these you provide, the faster the change will be.

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Jan 272016

Grand Canyon Rim TrailWhy You Need a Daily Prioritization Meeting
We live in a culture of urgency, constantly throwing our emotional energy into the latest public scandal, emergency, or cat video. Most of us work in always-switched-on companies where everything feels urgent. Call backs, emails, and meetings are wrought with peak energy. How quickly do you expect a response to an email or changes to a report?

The World Is Not Falling Apart
Never mind the headlines. We’ve never lived in such peaceful times. When you look at the numbers and the trends, things aren’t as bad as they seem. As a matter, of fact, they’re far better than they’ve ever been. As a species, as a world, we are making progress.

Is it Time for a Personal Growth Mindset?
Our focus on competition, grades, and standardized test performance is actively robbing children of the opportunity for the sort of personal growth that really matters. Each one of us has our own unique set of potentialities, and our current standardized testing climate is squelching all children from becoming who they really could be.

~ Linda-Ann Stewart

Jan 202016

Rainbow at SnowbowlThe More We Practice Gratitude, the Happier We Are
Radio host, Thom Hartmann, drops science about the power of generating gratitude within oneself, as one of the most powerful psychological healing tools that human beings have available to us.You can get a rise in your serotonin levels (the “happy chemical”) in your brain and turn your life around, simply by focusing on what you are grateful for.

Scientists say this simple psychological shift can help you achieve your goals
Harness the power of what researchers call the “fresh-start effect.” Whenever we feel like there’s a chance to leave the old behind and achieve something new, we’re more motivated to make progress on our goals. Learn what this means and how to use it to achieve your goals.

Building Self-Confidence: Preparing Yourself for Success!
From the quietly confident doctor whose advice we rely on, to the charismatic confidence of an inspiring speaker, self-confident people have qualities that everyone admires. The good news is that self-confidence really can be learned and built on. Learn about your level of self-confidence and how to build more.

Jan 152016

Sunset Crater, Flagstaff AZFollow the four Rs to break lifelong bad habits
Believing that the brain is not able to changed is false. The brain can be rewired and responses changed. Psychiatrist Jeffrey Schwartz had developed a mindfulness-based process which allows you to be more proactive and improve your life.

How to kick negative self-talk to the curb
We’ve all been guilty of dwelling on the negative. However, when that gloomy self-talk becomes a habit, over time it can make you depressed, anxious and stressed and be hard-wired into our brains. Learn 5 ways to erase the negative self-talk and be kinder to yourself.

5 Steps to Reduce Anxiety
We all get anxious sometimes, but we don’t have to let it control our lives. Here are some simple exercises you can use to become less anxious. All of them can be started immediately and you can take control of your life again.

~ Linda-Ann Stewart

Jan 122016

Brendon Burchard describes how your mind creates its programming. By giving your attention to negative thoughts, it develops into a habit. To become more aware, you can take control and decide what to think. He explains how to become aware of what you’re thinking about. Then redirect your attention to focus on what’s positive.

~ Linda-Ann Stewart

Dec 242015

Sunset Crater plant The Roots of Mindfulness
How a group of Jews turned a Buddhist spiritual practice into a distinctly American phenomenon—and a multi-billion-dollar industry. A fascinating article that examines how the mindfulness wave started and grew in this country.

10 Times You Should Definitely Say ‘No’ And Do Your Own Thing
Many of us tend to put ourselves and our needs behind what other people want. It can be incredibly hard to say “no” when faced with a request. But we need to put ourselves and our well being first. Here are some tips on when to say this important word.

How To Make Work More Meaningful
More than money, promotions, job security or even flexibility, we want to know that what we do has purpose in the world. Researchers have found that leaders can help make people’s work more meaningful in various ways. But studies are finding there’s one way that matters even more than receiving acknowledgement and encouragement from leaders. Learn what that factor is.

~ Linda-Ann Stewart