How Can I Use Affirmations to Improve a Situation?

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Aug 182016

Question MarkQuestion: I’ve been affirming to improve a situation, but nothing has changed. What else can I do?

Answer: Review how you’re using the affirmation. As we use affirmations, we may start repeating them by rote, without thinking about what they mean, and because we do, they lose their punch. Remember that an affirmation only changes your mind about the situation, to accept more good in that area. And they have to be said with emotion and belief that they’re actually manifesting.

If we say the affirmation, but negate it during the day, or we say it and feel that it’s not working, then the subconscious mind will manifest our accumulated feeling about the situation. So make sure that your feelings that it’s being done are in alignment with the affirmation.

Also, a problem can’t be healed from the consciousness that created it or is experiencing the problem. You need to be able to raise your awareness above or beyond the level of the challenge to imagine the solution, or at least imagine that there is a resolution available. If you’re still thinking of the problem as you say the affirmation, or feeling the tension it creates, then that will block any positive change. Affirm and think of it from the position of the answer or resolution.

~ Linda-Ann Stewart

As a vision strategist, hypnotherapist, and speaker, Linda-Ann Stewart helps women entrepreneurs and small business owners who feel stuck, immobilized and overwhelmed to to get clear, focused and on the fast track to the next level of their business. If you'd like some help to reach your goals, email her at with "Complimentary Consultation" in the subject line.

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

Brian Tracy – How to Program Your Mind for Success

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Apr 152016

One of the greatest discoveries in all of human history is the idea that you become what you think about most of the time. If you want to change the results you’re getting in the outer world, you have to reprogram your internal system so it takes you to a different destination. In this video, legendary trainer Brian Tracy gives you a couple of ideas on how to do this.

To learn more about how to set goals, download Brian Tracy’s 14-Step Guide to Goal Setting.

~ Linda-Ann Stewart

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Six minutes each day can change your life
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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.

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Sep 302015

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This article describes some of the reasons why affirmations may not be working for you. And it gives some specific instructions on what to do with them, and how to use them so they’re successful for you.

Do Our Words Really Matter?
Your life is the result your mindset. This article touches on a couple of studies that confirm this concept. One is a video of an experiment that was done.

Setting Goals – Why Is It So Important?
Goals are so essential to your success in anything you do that they should be considered the number one factor determining whether or not you’ll achieve something. Here are some great tips on how to create goals and the mindset you need to achieve them.

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Guided Meditation to Take Back Control Over Worry

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Jul 152015

When something occurs that concerns us, many times we let worry about what could happen drain us of any creativity or joy. We borrow trouble and it generally never happens. Instead of letting your fears control you, follow along on this meditation to help you take charge of your thoughts and imagine something better.

~ Linda-Ann Stewart

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Jun 302015

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The Two-Minute Solution To Sitting All Day
A study released earlier this year concluded sitting more hours in a day, despite regular exercise, predisposes you to a higher risk of heart disease, diabetes, cancer and even death. New research shows that it doesn’t take much to counteract that tendency.

Core Principles of FeldenkraisCore Principles of Feldenkrais: Norman Doidge’s Perspective
Although this article is how the Feldenkrais Method facilitates neuroplastic healing, it has a list of ways that the brain can change itself and the body through the way you think. It shows how the brain can rewire itself through the thoughts you think and imagine.

Boost Your Energy and Balance Your Emotions with These Hand Exercises
These exercises are based on the ancient Japanese touch therapy, Jin Shin Jyutsu. The idea is that each finger is associated with a different organ and its corresponding emotion. By stimulating that finger, it balances the organ and emotion.

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Apr 292015

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Legendary entrepreneur and motivational speaker Jim Rohn said, “Your level of success will rarely exceed your level of personal development.” This article describes the most effective personal development practices used by top entrepreneurs. The 6 steps include visualization and affirmations.

Self-Development Is Not a Luxury, It’s Our Responsibility
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Achieving wellness includes far more than what you eat or how active you are. It includes thoughts and habits too, such as gratitude. This article includes 5 gratitude habits that
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Is there a problem if I go to sleep while I’m hypnotized?

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Apr 232015

Listening In ReclinerQuestion: Is there a problem if I go to sleep while I’m hypnotized? In other words, if I go to sleep while I’m hypnotized, will I wake up?

Answer: Hypnosis is a natural state of awareness, and is simply a description of a process we use to communicate with the subconscious mind. When a person goes into a light stage of hypnosis, they’re in the same state that they’re in when they’re daydreaming, focused on a project, praying or watching television. Everybody goes through this stage of awareness as they’re going to sleep.

The activity of the mind has started to slow down, and their subconscious mind is more amenable to suggestion. A person in hypnosis may descend into a deeper level where they’re not aware of their outer circumstances, even though their subconscious is still responsive. This is a drowsy state, where sounds fade away.

Below this state is deep sleep. If a person “falls asleep” when they’re in a deep level of hypnosis, they’ll just awaken naturally when their body has been rested.

~ Linda-Ann Stewart