I, Me, My, Mine

Birth is the beginning of a long journey to discover who you really are. We are work in progress from our first breath to our last. We are born confronting vast possibilities. We must forge through other people's ideas and perceptions and from all this environmental influence we must develop a self by choosing which of these raw materials that define the end result which is what you will become and who you are.

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20 Worst Packaged Foods & 10 Best Healthy Foods

I was browsing through Half Price Books not long ago and discovered a fantastic, awesome hidden treasure. A series of easy to read books authored by David Zinczenko, who is the editor-in-chief of Men's Health magazine published by the amazing Rodale Press.

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Your Weight Problem Is Not Your Fault

I have been trying to convince overweight people for years that circumstance is as responsible for their condition as behavioral choices…

I remember when America didn't suffer an obesity epidemic. Things have changed dramatically. And all of these changes effect you, your diet, lifestyle, how you live and how you feel about you and the world around you.

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So You Want to Be a Hypnotist

At least once a week I get the questions "What's it like to be a hypnotist?" and "How can I become a hypnotist?" First, becoming a quality hypnotist requires that you understand the ultimate goal of delivering the exact results your client wants, pays for and deserves. The desire to help people overcome their problems and help them enjoy a more rewarding and fulfilling life must be your top priority…

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New Year, New You, or Just the Same…

Ouch! Pain! Suffering! That's what happens when your New Years' resolution comes to a crashing halt. We get psyched up, excited, motivated, enthusiastic about change. The money we will save on costly smoking habits, the embarrassment and discomfort we feel because we are overweight, and the crippling stress our fast-paced society creates. All three of these unwanted behaviors can be neutralized or eliminated completely in a short period of time with little expense.

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Misconceptions About Hypnosis

Hypnosis is not what most people think. Misconceptions about hypnosis have been perpetrated by television, movies and unethical stage demonstrations. Hypnosis today is offered in the curriculums of prestigious universities like Harvard School of Medicine, Stanford University, Seton Hall School of Medicine, Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, and other institutions of higher learning…

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Your Future is Now

As a practicing hypnotist, my days are filled with the expectation of change. People who want to use hypnotic weight loss to correct poor eating behavior. People who want to stop smoking with hypnosis to save money and pursue a healthier lifestyle. People who want to use hypnotic stress relief to attain a happier, more rewarding and fulfilling life…

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Hypnosis = Fun

Most people think of hypnosis as an effective way to stop smoking, lose weight, reduce stress or control chronic pain. All are true.

However, hypnosis is so much more. At the least, it's a vacation for the mind and body. It restores, rejuvenates and revitalizes us with physical energy and positive emotions.

I discovered years ago the benefits of hypnosis are many and limitations few.

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Hypnotic Stop Smoking Program

Smokers are becoming as extinct as the phone booth. In the '40s and '50s it was estimated that more than 70% of the American population smoked. Today that percentage is estimated to be 18-22%. Hypnosis is one of the primary reasons people ended their nicotine addiction. Various studies reveal the reasons why. Here's just a sample…

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Laugh A Lot, Lose A Lot

Do not underestimate the extraordinary power of laughter. Big laughs resemble the physical effects of a moderate intensity workout.

Researchers have found that laughing increases the body's natural pain killing endorphins. Laughter increases levels of gamma interferon that combat disease and encourage cell growth. Laughing also relieves stress, depression and sadness. Not enough?

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Diet Plans, Fact & Fallacy

If diets worked, 66% of adult America would not be overweight. Childhood and adolescent obesity has tripled since 1980. Talk to any veteran dieter and they will agree, dieting leads to frustration, anxiety, deprivation and bounce-back weight gain. The term "diet" used to mean the sum total of what an individual ate. Today, it means a specialized food regime for the purpose of weight loss…

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How To Leave A Little, And Lose A Lot…

I'm often asked why I'm such a passionate proponent of portion control and such a detractor of traditional weight loss methods like grueling exercise combined with a crave and cave diet!

The answer should be obvious. Chronic dieting causes bounce back weight gain and leads to obesity. I have witnessed the results and outcomes to both approaches first hand.

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Why Black Makes You Look Larger

Never wear black if you are going to be outside or in a well lit room. Black against a light background makes you stand out and appear larger than you are. Kind of like dripping chocolate ice cream on a white shirt.

So what's the best and worst colors for making yourself look trim? Best colors are ones that match your skin tone. Not the color of your eyes or hair like many believe.

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Dietzillas Are Made, Not Born

You know who I am talking about. The person who expects the world to stop, take notice and applaud their valiant weight loss sacrifice.

A Dietzilla expects everyone to make allowances for their crabbiness and short fuse. The more the Dietzilla tries to stay on her diet, the more she flakes out. The more volatile, unpleasant and accusing she becomes.

A steaming cauldron of emotional turmoil. One imagined slight away from exploding into a self-damning, "What's the use, no one cares" BINGE!

Dietzillas are made, not born. Dietzillas behavior is a direct result of self-deprivation and poor self-image.

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