In 1979, a young woman named Mary sought the help of psychologist Roger Callahan to overcome a severe water phobia. Mary’s level of fear was so great that she was unable to even bathe her two young children. After a year of working with traditional therapies, Mary was able to sit on the side of the pool with her feet dangling in the water, but each time she did this exercise she would leave the session with an excruciating headache. Callahan had used every conventional therapy he knew, so he decided to try something different and a little strange looking, and within minutes Mary was “cured” and still to this day has no fear of water. Continue reading
Have you ever heard a version of this before: “You should be satisfied with what you’ve got.”
I’m here to tell you that it’s not true! It’s dissatisfaction that can cause you to grow and become more. However, let’s be clear about 2 things: 1) you should always be grateful for what you do have – only through gratitude can you receive more of the good you want; and, 2) dissatisfaction does not mean complaining – complainers only get more of what they don’t want! But, no matter how great you think your life is in any area, better is always available. Continue reading
An old Cherokee told his grandson, “My son, there is a battle between two wolves inside us all. One is Evil. It is anger, jealousy, greed, resentment, inferiority, lies and ego. The other is Good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, humility, kindness, empathy, and truth”.
The boy thought about it and asked, “Grandfather, which wolf wins”?
The old man quietly replied, “The one you feed”.
For months I worked with a group of high school classmates to plan our 45th class reunion. Since the event number ended in a “5” it was scaled down somewhat from the gatherings that commemorate the years ending in “o” – especially compared to the next event, the unmentionable 50th! Continue reading
We do not become what we want to be by remaining what we are!
Arthur Boorman’s transformation is incredible! He believed in himself and proved the doctors wrong. It is a wonderful and inspiring story.
You know that you need to exercise to stay young and healthy – there are no excuses.
“There are many people who, consciously or unconsciously, set the creative forces in action by the strength and persistence of their desires. However, they remain poor because they do not provide for the reception of the thing they want when it comes. By thought, the thing you want is brought to you. By action, you receive it”. ~ Wallace Wattles, The Science of Getting Rich
To stay healthy and young you must take control by making the decision and taking action! Here is a Tony Robbins video – actually, more of an audio – where he enlightens us on the subject of “Take Action”
How often have we responded to the question “What are you doing?” with” I’m just wasting some time before . . . ” or “I’m just killing time while I wait on . . . “ ? We say these words without hesitation or thinking, yet time is not a renewable resource and once it is gone it can never be reclaimed.
A week ago today I attended the memorial service for a client of almost 15 years. I did not know her very well, but when our paths did cross she was always kind, vivacious and funny. She always seemed to be in good health, in fact, if I was concerned about anyone it was her husband who has been in and out of the hospital several times during the past two years and we thought we were going to lose more than once. As it happened, he was in the hospital again and had not heard from his wife and could not reach her by phone, so he called a neighbor and asked him to check on her. The neighbor found her unconscious on the floor and she passed away a few days later. Everyone was shocked because we always knew he would go before her!
The evening of the service I opened an email I had received from Bob Proctor a few days before, and there was this video. It just seemed appropriate.
What value do you place on your time? Use every minute wisely.