Did you know that being HAPPY adds nine years to your life?
Your inner mind loves to learn and integrate new ideas, finding solutions to erase and transform old patterns into new. Creating healthier and empowering habits and rituals, bring forth desires you intend to make both internally, and externally.
When thinking positive and loving thoughts, your energy and focus will be drawn to the positive, and loving, and you will focus more on the positives which further enables you to stay in a relaxed state. By staying in a relaxed and tension free state as much as possible, your body will promote further health and overall well-being.
Here are 10 Tips to living healthier and happier in the new year!
- Create a ritual: Write down your to do list and check off three essential to do each day;
- Make a list of things that you love to do, and post the list on your bathroom mirror;
- Consciously surround yourself with supportive and positive people you like who inspire you and you enjoy being around;
- Praise and reward yourself and your loved ones more often;
- Speak in ‘the now’ – as if it is happening. “I am thinner”
- Take a break and relax;
- Let go of self criticism and petty stuff;
- Use empowering words such as: Good, Exciting, Joy, Success, and I love You
- Hug more – let someone you care for know they mean so much to you
- Do your best to Live Lovingly and Purposefully.
You can also create your own list of all the things you want for the new year. What you intend to do, feel, create, and achieve. Change your words and it’ll shift your thoughts. And when you shift your thoughts, you can change your life.
Imagine your goal as if you’ve reached it. How does it look? How does it feel? Now, hold that feeling for a couple of seconds or minutes. Feels great right? It is inspiring knowing that you can actually see within your mind of the goal reached.
Send me a message and share your thoughts. Would love to hear back from you!
May all your Wishes and Dreams become reality –
Grateful or Gratitude Mediation. This form of meditation allows your body to settle into a state of profound rest and relaxation and your mind to achieve a state of inner peace, and joy.
Quiet time slows our mind, calms our spirit, and centers our soul. It removes our mind from clutter and outside hassle, that surrounds us and centers us on something greater and more fulfilling. It provides opportunity to identify our desires, articulate our values, and align our pursuits accordingly. In quiet and solitude, our mind gravitates towards the more important things—the most valuable. We naturally focus on our souls, our families, our friends, our health, our significance, and our greatest ambitions.
You can do this by carving out some time for yourself. Sit back (back supported with a pillow), uncross your legs and fingers, gently close your eyes -(we see more with our eyes closed). Become aware of your breath, sounds, smells… feel a sense of calmness within. You are safe.
Now allow your mind to wonder and imagine as if you are watching a movie “This is your life”. Go back in time. Imagine seeing the time line of all your actions, reactions, feelings, thoughts and experiences.
Become more aware and grateful for living through them. Simply acknowledge as to what was, be present for what is today. Now you can choose to make changes for the better. Project what you desire in your life – how you want to feel. Immerse yourself in how this new image will make you feel better, stronger, healthier, happier, successful, and etc. Stay with the feeling – Breathe through it – Own it.
If you do this for several minutes a week, you will find that your celebration of You is richer and fuller than you have imagined it could be. In fact, you might just discover that your overall happiness with life improves. A true Thanks Giving.
In memory of Robin Williams and the loss of a distant relative in the same manner, I am dedicating this segment of the newsletter in their memory. Some folks seem so happy from the outside, yet the true inner struggles they face day in-day out, go unseen.
Let me shed some light on this and help you with what so many desire, yet don’t know how to feel: Happiness and Joy.
Are you happy? Do you feel happy? Do you even know what it means to be happy and what it takes to achieve happiness? These are important questions for anyone who is seeking happiness to ask themselves. The problem is that in our quest to happiness, we often forget to be happy now. As we strive to achieve our goals, we postpone happiness…for later. Some even hold back showing their happiness because a family member or friend close to them is not happy.
We somehow think that even though all we want is to be happy, it’s ok not to be happy now. As if happiness is a faraway destination that you hope to visit someday, rather than a feeling, an emotion you can call to the surface if you truly desire it.
I live my life to maintain my own happiness while doing my best to not cause unhappiness to anyone else. If you want to be happy you need to understand that you can be happy, right now and always. You must also understand that you must be happy. Many people make the mistake of believing that they don’t deserve happiness and accept their unhappy state as their destiny. The truth of the matter is that happiness, like anything else in life, needs to be nurtured.
Being kind is also a habit that consistently makes people happier. Research has found that performing acts of kindness once a week leads to the most happiness.
The following are a few tips that I follow to create happiness in my life. You can apply it right away, and you don’t need to wait until you graduate, move into the new house, get your dream job, or find the love of your life to feel that happiness boost.
- You were not born to make someone else happy.
- Understand what it is that will make you happy. Everyone has unique requirements for attaining happiness and what makes one person happy may be very different from what makes someone else happy. Revel in your individuality and do not worry about whether or not your desires are comparable to those of your peers.
- Make a plan for attaining goals that you believe will make you happy. Your mood will very likely increase as your pursue your goal because you will feel better about yourself for going after something you value.
- Surround yourself with happy people. It is easy to begin to think negatively when you are surrounded by people who think that way. Conversely, if you are around people who are happy their emotional state will be infectious.
- When something goes wrong, figure out a solution instead of wallowing in self pity. Truly happy people don’t allow setbacks to affect their mood because they know that with a little thought they can turn the circumstances back to their favor.
- Spend a few minutes each day thinking about the things that make you happy. It’s also important to take some time each day to do something nice for yourself. Whether you treat yourself to lunch, take a long, relaxing bath or simply spend a few extra minutes on your appearance you will be subconsciously putting yourself in a better mood.
- Finding the humor in situations can also lead to happiness. While there are times that require you to be serious, when it is appropriate, find a way to make light of a situation that would otherwise make you unhappy.
- Maintaining your health is another way to achieve happiness. Being overweight or not eating nutritious foods can have a negative effect on your mood. Additionally, exercise has been known to release endorphin’s that give you a feeling of happiness.
- Finally, it is important to understand that you deserve happiness. Those who believe that they are not worthy of happiness may subconsciously sabotage their efforts to achieve happiness. If necessary, tell yourself each day that you deserve to be happy and remind yourself what steps you will take to achieve the happiness you desire.
Happiness is hard to define but most people are aware of whether they are happy or not. Many people believe that happiness is a form of luck and that some people are destined to be happy while others are destined to be unhappy. The tips in this segment are small but meaningful steps that you can take each day to lead you to true happiness.
Live purposefully and happily,
- Retain more information in less time?
- Take tests and exams with more confidence?
- Eliminate test-taking anxiety?
- Improve your test scores naturally?
- Increase your concentration and alertness?
- Let go of unnecessary distractions?
- Improve your ability to recall information?
Do you find yourself in so much fear and anxiety about exams that You Cannot even function enough to pass it? You are not alone.
All students experience stress when preparing for and taking tests. However, when that anxiety gets in the way of your performance, it becomes crucial to take the time to overcome it. When your body feels stressed, your brain is affected and spatial memory weakens. When that stress is ongoing, it starts to impair your short term memory permanently. These overwhelming feelings of anxiety brought on by exams are counterproductive to the motivation they stir from. But don’t give up, we can help!
Hypnosis is known to help calm nerves before and during tests. Many of my clients, youth and adults, have used hypnosis for taking the BAR, GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MCLEX, SAT, ASVAB and passed it with total calmness… and so Can You!
We know passing these tests may change the course of your career and life, and there is no reason why you cannot overcome the anxiety to follow your dream. Let us help you achieve your desire in becoming and pursuing your goals.
Stress-Free Test Taking
When preparing for a test, all of the information that you are studying is being stored in your subconscious mind. When you take the time to prepare for your test, the information that you require is recorded and stored in your subconscious mind. If you know the information, there is no reason for stress or anxiety. Since all the information is already stored, hypnosis helps you retrieve it easily and effortlessly. Just remember, taking the test is to validate to your instructor(s) that you already know the subject and how well.
We help you change the way you look at test taking. Assisting you into this deep, relaxed state to learn effective ways in retaining what you study and recall fully at time of taking the test – successfully and easily.
Contact us at (818) 551-1501 before your next important exam!
Until my next post, Live Purposefully!
Looking for ways to stay fit, fresh and fun this summer? Here are some scrumptious health-boosters for the hot months!
1. Lemon: Drinking a glass of (warm) water with fresh squeezed lemon in the morning is a great way to hydrate and wake up your entire digestive system.
2. Blueberries: Their antioxidant powers make them a refreshing fruit for your whole body, and their muscle building abilities are just what you’ll need for those summer work-outs.
3. Peanuts: These nutty treats boost your energy and lower your cholesterol. They’re great for your skin and hair and a poly-phenolic anti-oxidant makes peanuts an awesome cancer preventive.
4.Watermelon: It’s not summer until that first bite into a juicy slice of watermelon. Packed with antioxidants like vitamin C, beta carotene, and lycopene, it’s a perfect thirst quencher on a hot summer day.
5. Cherries: Tart and sweet cherries. They’re an excellent source of anthocyanins and fiber. Their vitamin C and flavonoids help cherries fight cancer-causing agents. They’ve also been shown to lower inflammation in the body thanks to their phytochemicals.
6. Almonds: These nuts are not only scrumptious but energy producing. Their vitamin E helps brain function and focus. They also lower the risk of heart disease, high blood pressure and weight gain.
7. Avocados: This delicious sunshine fruit is full of fats and oils that your body needs. The oleic acid in avocados helps your digestive system work better to absorb carotenoids, a powerful antioxidant also found in carrots and spinach. In fact, adding an avocado to a salad with spinach and carrots can increase your carotenoid absorption from 200%-400%.
Stay tuned for more health and nutrition tips here and at Heal-Talk Mondays. More soon!
Until our next post, Live Purposefully.
What is our emotional connection to our memories? Memories and what we memorialize in life can shape and help us in our daily lives.
Did you ever hide something important – not to lose it, just to forget where you hid it? Well, did you know using hypnosis can help you recall the location of that item? The power of hypnosis can certainly increase focus but, how could it help you remember? The answer to that question rests in the mechanisms of memory, hypnosis and the skill of the hypnotist.
Until our next post, Live Purposefully.
Hypnotherapy can be highly effective at relieving the symptoms of allergies and works best on non-food allergies.
Whether you’re allergic to pollen, have a dust allergy, or gluten, you may have already begun to deal with allergy symptoms. From runny noses, itchy eyes and sneezes, to scratching and skin sensitivity.
What you did not know is that through a hypnotic state, the allergic response is turned off as if turning off a light switch. Many times allergic reactions can be totally eliminated with only a few sessions.
Here something to begin working with that’s quick and easy:
When you sense symptoms beginning, start with a few deep breaths, telling yourself (internally or out loud) to be calm… relax your body more and more with each out-breath… then notice how you are feeling around the symptoms
from a mental or emotional standpoint (“I can breathe through this”, “My body is safe”, “I am calm”).
You may have heard the term “hay fever,” but seasonal allergies, also known as seasonal allergic rhinitis, are triggered by several different types of pollen, but not by hay. When trees and grasses begin growing in the spring and early summer, they release light, powdery pollen that floats in the wind. If you’re allergic to this pollen, it can result in sniffling, sneezing, wheezing, a runny nose, and itchy and watery eyes. For some people with asthma, pollen can also trigger an asthma attack. Allergy triggers, or allergens, vary depending on the time of year. in the early spring, tree pollen is the usual cause, and in late spring and summer it’s grass pollen that’s the problem.
So if you’re an allergy sufferer, how can you enjoy the outdoors without experiencing unpleasant symptoms?
Here are a few tips:
- Keep windows closed so pollen can’t drift in. Air conditioning will keep you more comfortable in hot, humid weather. A word of caution, air conditioners can create the best conditions (damp and dark) for molds to grow in your home.
- Do some spring cleaning and often.
- If possible, stay inside on windy days when pollen and spores can get blown around.
- Avoid being outdoors in the early morning hours (between 5 am and 10 am), when pollen counts are usually highest.
- If you’ve been outside all day, remove and put it aside to be laundered, and take a shower after coming home.
- This will prevent you from taking all that pollen to bed with you.
- Don’t hang your laundry outside to dry – it can trap pollen and mold, bringing them inside. Use your dryer instead.
Although the arrival of spring brings better weather, it also triggers the release of plant pollen that cause allergies. Hay fever affects about 10-15% of adults in industrialized nations. To treat this, many have turned to medications such as antihistamines, decongestants and sometimes steroids. But these can cause side-effects such as drowsiness, a dry mouth and raised blood pressure.
People itching for a solution to seasonal allergies could get help from self-hypnosis. Simply focusing one’s thoughts on allergen-free environments can reduce symptoms of hay fever. Allergy sufferers have sought alternatives approaches, including yoga, mindfulness, hypnosis and psychotherapy-related methods, to ease their irritation with itchy eyes and runny noses. You too can!
To experience hypnosis and to learn self-hypnosis, please contact our office 818-551-1501.
Our hearts are more than blood-pumping muscles. We are biologically wired to be connected with others. What happens if our hearts are not connected? We feel lack of love and acceptance, and become psychologically and spiritually bankrupt or dis-eased.
Cancer has become the 2nd leading cause of death in the United States, only behind heart disease. And it appears that it has reached this position directly proportional to the way we treat ourselves emotionally, mentally and physically, plus the stress that fills our lives.
Louise Hay describes cancer to be: “Long-standing resentment, deep secret or grief eating away at the self”. One of the benefits in what I offer in my practice is to empower my clients – to give them a sense of control”. That’s especially important in cancer treatment, since the disease often makes people feel they lost control, or their body is out of control.
Hypnosis as practiced in medicine isn’t something done to patients, but rather a technique they’re taught to use themselves. So why do we (at HealWithin) do what we do? What is the function of a hypnotherapist? Like a conduit, we are here to guide you, to bring forth what’s stored in your subconscious mind by you and through you, to hold space, empower you, and connect you with your divine self. Research suggests it may offer other, more tangible benefits, including: Better pain control. A recent 12-month trial study at Stanford University proved Self-hypnosis lessen or even eliminate the experience of pain for women with metastatic breast cancer, and relief from hot flashes. An antidote to fatigue. A common side effect of many cancer therapies—fatigue—can leave patients so tired they can barely get out of bed.
Studies are showing that hypnosis is a powerful and effective tool in dealing with the physical symptoms of cancer as well as decreasing need for anesthesia during surgery, alleviating pain, nausea, fatigue and emotional distress. Hypnotherapy can help. “We encourage women to relax and then imagine themselves in a cool setting, walking safely down a cool or snowy path on a winter day, for example”.
During surgery, hypnotized women required 22% less analgesia and 34% less sedation. After surgery, they reported 53% less pain intensity, 46% less fatigue, 47% less discomfort, and 74% less emotional upset. They also spent 11 fewer minutes in surgery, resulting in a cost savings of almost $800.00 per patient.
According to the Mayo Clinic, “The purpose of Hypnosis as a therapeutic technique is to help you understand and gain more control over your behavior, emotions or physical well-being”. If stress is a factor in your life, find a way to cut it down. Stress produces acidity in the body also.
I suggest that you do some deep breathing in the morning and at night. A deep breath – which fills your entire gut and lungs and is exhaled slowly will put oxygen into the blood system, and disease cannot live long in oxygen, so we add as much oxygen as possible to the blood. You can do this throughout the day for even better oxygenation; just whenever you think about it. Chances are it will help reduce stress levels too. If you can exercise, 20 minutes a day is very good to keep your system moving and eliminating the dead cells. Fresh juicing is the best and easiest way to keep your system in alkaline too.
If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with cancer, contact me to find out how to learn hypnosis for stress reduction, pain management and to improve the overall quality of life through the stages of their treatment and wellness.
To Your Health!
Unloading head junk may be the most important and lasting way to lower your daily stress load.
Head junk includes all the negative and constant draining thoughts, emotions, and beliefs you carry around in your head on a regular basis. All the past doubts, harsh criticisms, and “could have”/“should haves”. It is this undercurrent of troubling self-talk that keeps your worry, upset, discouragement, frustration, and self-directed anger perpetually bubbling just under the surface.
If you permit self-defeating, negative thoughts and feelings to build up, consciously or unconsciously, your mental distress storage will fill to the brim. Then, when other annoyances, fears or threats arise, your storage overflows. It is difficult to cope with much when you feel under the gun, stressed out, and overwhelmed. If your storage is always to this point then you may struggle with feeling depressed, anxious, angry or on constant edge in anticipation of another setback.
This is when the mind and body can shutdown, only to protect you. The circuit breaker trips.
To take charge of your emotional state, let the negative feelings get reduced or eliminated, allowing everyday stressors to become easier to handle. By reducing emotional and sensory overload, more energy and mental reserves are available to dream and go for what you want in life. You become more resilient and better able to cope with challenging times.
Perhaps the following metaphor provides another perspective. Imagine you are standing in an elevator and the buttons on the panel are stress buttons. What if you had total control over the buttons. What if you decide one or more buttons leading to certain floors are out of order and no matter who or what were to push these buttons, it’ll make no difference. It’s not coming on, thus, this elevator is not going there. Simply, it makes no difference to you. Just as if you are immune to the stressors until you, and only you, turn them back on. You take control of situations until you are ready to react or respond accordingly, and in a healthier way. Become the operator of your own elevator!
It’s a wonderful feeling to confront face to face with someone or perceive something that once controlled you, triggering mental or physical distress, yet now you face it calmly with little or no reaction or effort. You have the power to progress, heal, and evolve! With practice it becomes easier to control which “floors” your elevator travels to. People and circumstances that induced stress will become things of the past—distant memories.
Time to Embrace and say: Goodbye
Love and Death are part of life and Grief is the natural response. Pets are family and when they pass it is extremely difficult! I find grief to ebb and flow – sometimes easier to endure than others, and my own experience to “embrace’ what is and to accept the cycle of life.
So I held him in my arms while repeating what he had heard me say every single day… “Mommy loves Toby”.
I talk to him in his absence, I grieve – I shed tears, but at no time did it hit home till I read this poem that I am to share with you.
Blessings to all ‘animal lovers’
“If It Should Be”
If it should be I grow frail and weak
And pain prevents my peaceful sleep
Then you must do what must be done
When this last battle can’t be won
You will be sad, I understand.
Selfishness might stay your hand
But on this day, more than the rest,
Your love and friendship take the test.
We’ve had so many happy years
That what’s to come can hold no fears.
You’d not want me to suffer. So,
When the time comes, please let me go.
Take me where my needs they’ll tend.
Only-stay with me until the end.
Hold me firm and speak to me.
Until my eyes no longer see.
I know, in time, you, too, will see
It is a kindness that you do for me.
Although my tail its last has waved,
From pain and suffering I’ve been saved.
Do not grieve it should be you.
Who must decide this thing to do.
We’ve been so close, we two, these years…
Don’t let your heart hold any tears
Here is a shout out to the best animal hospital, team of doctors and staff. Montrose Animal Hospital, Montrose CA. ****
After 11 years of going to the same vet, I was introduced to another veterinarian near my home, Montrose Animal Hosp. The difference of how they treat their furry clients, and us owners, was night and day. Compassionate and caring!
208 S. Louise Street
Glendale, CA 91205
Phone: (818) 551-1501