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Feb 242017
 

GC-RimTrail-sm-09235 Keys for Maintaining Your Entrepreneurial Vision
Being an entrepreneur can be both satisfying and stressful. It’s hard to stay focused and overcome obstacles that come up. This article gives tips on how to keep your enthusiasm while dealing with the challenges.

You Can Be Mentally Stronger If You Do This Small Act Every Day
When we set big goals but don’t achieve them, it can be detrimental to our self-esteem. Some people don’t set goals for this very reason. But you don’t have to give up on goals. You just have to do it in a more reasonable way. Learn how to do this and where to focus your attention so that you are able to accomplish more.

The 5 Ways To Feel More Relaxed In Just 30 Seconds
There are a myriad of ways to lower stress, but most take several minutes to achieve that state. If you don’t have the time for meditation, yoga or exercise, how do you find a quick fix? This article shares several easy tips to be calmer, more centered and relaxed. And they take little to no time at all.

~ Linda-Ann Stewart

Meditation to Take Charge of Your Stress

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Aug 122016
 

Stress is constant in our modern world. When we don’t do anything to release or reduce it, it builds up to affect our physical and mental health. One of the best things you can do for yourself is to take charge and find ways reduce stress. This meditation will lead you through one of the fastest and easiest ways to do that. If you practice this several times a day, you’ll lower your stress level and improve your health.



~ Linda-Ann Stewart

Book Review – “The Joy of Meditation”

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Mar 092016
 

Joy of Meditation
by Jack and Cornelia Addington

This is a wonderful little primer on meditation. In simple, easy to understand language, it covers all aspects of meditation, and clarifies some misunderstandings. This book also covers some of the benefits of meditation, including developing your intuition, healing, and becoming more in tune with the Infinite.

Many books on meditation scare off the beginner by asserting that there’s only one way to practice or stating that you have to keep your mind quiet. There are many different methods to practice meditation, and this book gives directions on how to do many of them. The authors also explain that keeping the mind one-pointed is the goal of a type of meditation, but that it takes much training to achieve.

Whether you’re a beginner to meditation, or someone who needs to rejuvenate your practice with something new, this book will give you guidance and inspiration.

~ Linda Ann Stewart

Psycho-Cybernetics: Lessons 1-5

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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

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Jul 082015
 

Flagstaff Aspen RainbowThe Number 1 Bad Habit You Need to Stop If You Want to Lose Weight
If you want to lose weight, stop the negative self-talk. Your thoughts matter when it comes to your weight. Learn about a study that shows just how powerful your thoughts are in this matter.

Simple ‘4-7-8′ breathing trick can induce sleep in 60 seconds
Dr Andrew Weil says it works because it allows the lungs to become fully charged with air, allowing more oxygen into the body. This extra oxygen can have a relaxing effect on the parasympathetic nervous system, which promotes a state of calmness.

In a Digital Chapter, Paper Notebooks Are as Relevant as Ever
Moleskin notebooks have grown in popularity along with technology. And they’re not alone. Paper planners are also making a comeback. A study has even found that students who write their notes retain much more than those who type them.

Jul 302014
 

In today’s frantic world, most of us multitask. We answer email while we’re talking on our phones, either juggling-multitaskingfor business or pleasure, while we’re also working on a project. All of this makes for a stressful existence.

When you’re stressed, you can’t be resourceful or creative. Which means you can’t escape the hamster cage of just doing what’s right in front of you to innovate and achieve your goals.

There are times when multitasking is necessary in our society and in business. Sometimes we have a lot of decisions and details that need to be addressed all at the same time. But multitasking isn’t a good habit to develop for the long term.

Don’t confuse productivity with busyness. Many people think that because they’re multitasking, they’re getting a lot done. Generally, that’s a false belief. Studies show that a person is 40% less productive with multitasking than when they focus on one thing at a time.

When someone is continually juggling a lot of balls, and handling a lot of tasks at once, they feel good and effective. Instead, they’re actually keeping themselves distracted from what they truly need to deal with. They may need to write this month’s newsletter, or call the troublesome person.

Multitasking is also addictive. Checking your email frequently causes you to want to check it even more because it activates the brain’s reward circuits. This feeling of reward then causes you to check it more. The behavior is repeated until it becomes a habit.

People who are deeply invested in multitasking will object strongly to being told it’s not effective. They’re attached to the rush and the myth that they’re being productive. Their self-image may also be connected to being one.

To have less stress, be more productive and have more creativity, reduce your multitasking. Work on one thing at a time. You can alternate projects, working on one for 30-60 minutes before moving on to another one. In this way, you’ll get more done and be calmer and more relaxed.

~ Linda-Ann Stewart

Linda-Ann Stewart helps business and professional women who feel stuck, overwhelmed and immobilized to focus, prioritize and break through so they generate more business and create a consistent income. To apply for a complimentary consultation, email LAS@Linda-AnnStewart.com with “Discovery” in the subject line, or call her at 928-600-0452.

Unwind, Relax and De-Stress

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Dec 192013
 

Stress is a part of life, but unfortunately, it can become chronic and become distress. When it does, you need to have some strategies in place to deal with the stress. One of the best ways to lower your stress level is to take a few minutes to do some relaxation. Experience a short relaxation exercise that can teach you how to unwind and lower your stress level.



~ Linda-Ann Stewart

Book Review – Tapestry of Healing

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Oct 162013
 

tapestryofhealing“Tapestry of Healing: Where Reiki and Medicine Intertwine”
by Jeri Mills, M.D.

This is a wonderful exploration of a physician’s discovery of Reiki. It’s her personal story of her life and how she began using this ancient healing technique in her practice. She’s not only a physician, but a veterinarian, and used Reiki on her human patients and animals.

She describes her journey as she learns this healing art and then what happens as she begins to share it with her patients and colleagues. Some were more open to it than others.

The last half of the book is all about energy medicine, Reiki and how to use it. She explains some of the pitfalls and when you should let things be. This aligns with my own experience as a hypnotherapist. You can’t heal everyone.

For the Reiki practitioner, there are a lot of tips about how to use the energy from her own experiences. And for those who aren’t practitioners, she explains what energy healing is and how it’s used.

This book is for the person new to the idea of Reiki, as well as for practitioners of the ancient art. It contains valuable insights to guide any healer. It was a joy to read and I value its addition to my library.

Book Review-An Easy Guide to Meditation

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Sep 262012
 

An Easy Guide to Meditation [Kindle Edition]
Roy Eugene Davis

Many recent studies have shown that meditation changes the brain in beneficial ways, and improves your quality of life. With that in mind, I was delighted to find this gem of a booklet free on Amazon. The author studied under Paramahansa Yogananda and is the founder of Center for Spiritual Awareness.

This booklet starts out by discussing the purpose of meditation, and then explains simple steps to begin to access the meditative state. Succinctly, clearly, this booklet describes how to get into meditation, how to avoid the pitfalls, and what to do when you’re there. It condenses the knowledge you’d find in a much longer book.

I own an old physical copy of an earlier version this booklet as well as a couple of this author’s books (which are unfortunately out of print) and treasure them all. This is a Kindle edition, and you can download a Kindle app for all kinds of devices or or read it in the cloud.

Your Personal Efficient Biofeedback Instrument

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May 292012
 

Are your shoulders ever tense? Do you ever clench your teeth? When you’re entering an uncomfortable situation, do you ever have butterflies in your abdomen? All of these just show that your body is an efficient biofeedback tool. It shows you what you’re thinking and feeling, even if you aren’t aware of it.

Whenever you’re stressed, your back muscles will tighten up in preparation to handle the threat. You may not even know that you’re stressed until you check in with your body.

Mentally or verbally rehearsing an argument after the fact may cause an upset stomach. It may not be happening in real life, but that doesn’t mean that your body doesn’t respond as if it’s happening now.

When you’re worried about something, you may unconsciously frown and furrow your forehead. You may even get a headache from tense neck muscles.

Your body shows you what you’re thinking about. Start listening to what it’s telling you. Check in with your body, and ask yourself, “What am I thinking about?” “What’s going on?” This will give you an indication of where your focus has been driving you.

Next, ask yourself, “What needs to change?” Stress, upset, anxiety, worry just keeps you immobilized. It cuts you off from creativity, inner resources and your problem solving abilities.

As soon as you redirect your attention to what you can do improve things, you instruct your subconscious mind to begin accessing those resources. Your subconscious mind will change its direction and begin seeking a solution. You can help it along by taking time to consciously relax. That will give it more energy to do its work.

The next time you feel out of sorts, reconnect with your body. It’ll give you all the guidance you need.

~ Linda-Ann