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Believing You Create Your Life

You may have heard about the Placebo Effect or maybe even the Nocebo Effect, where the anticipation of something happening, either positive (placebo) or negative (nocebo) has a direct impact on the outcome. It might sound a little fishy at first, like how could this possibly be? However, over and over science has replicated research that shows it is real, it is powerful, and it is based on belief. A few years ago Scientific America posted an article that stated drug companies were having problems making new pain killing medication because more people were responding from the placebo aspect than... Read More »

Repetitive Patterns

We recently did a radio show on Repetitive Patterns, discussing why we have them, what we can learn from them, and what to do to stop repeating them.  There are some that are quite obvious- at least to those who are observing- like someone repeatedly falling for someone who is unavailable or staying in an abusive relationship.  There are less obvious repetitive patterns that we might not put into this category at first glance such as procrastination, disorganization, or the inability to complete projects. Examples of Repetitive Patterns Repetitive patterns in our lives are the ones that we just can’t... Read More »

The Value of a Personal Promise

[caption id="attachment_1742" align="alignleft" width="300"] Colleagues giving a high five[/caption] Do you ever think about what your values are? You may have heard “Honor, Courage, and Commitment”, which are values that are held in the Navy and Marine Corp. Perhaps you know of the Army values which are: Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity, and Personal Courage. What values do you hold? How do you move through life?  Above and beyond values, what are some other things that you can do in your life that not only represent the life you live, but things that can help you live that... Read More »