Did you wake up this morning feeling like Santa gave you the gift of his gut? Jingle belly is that not-so-wonderful part of the year. Nobody likes the heavy, bloated, uncomfortable feeling that comes with overindulging. Most people put on 75% of their annual weight gain over the holidays. Continue reading Just Say No to Jingle Belly
There’s an expectation that the holidays are a time for fun and joy, perfect gifts and family harmony. But for so many of us, this time of year can be really difficult. The overeating, overspending, the not so comfortable family relationships. It can be a time of real stress and sometimes loneliness.
How would it feel to do something different this year? There are lots of little things you can do to reduce your stress and feel more connected now. Continue reading Avoid Holiday Stress
Thanksgiving is here again and with it holiday stress. Between the work that goes into getting ready, all the way through to your crazy relative shouting about politics at the table, it is easy to feel overwhelmed and stressed. It’s no wonder so many of us throw back the cocktails and overeat pie. Despite the challenges Thanksgiving can bring, you have the ability to remain calm and relaxed when you practice these few easy steps. Continue reading Avoid Feeling Overwhelmed This Thanksgiving
Whoever would have thought you have this incredible superpower-like ability to create an alternate reality? Your mind is more creative and powerful than you could ever imagine. Setting goals is easy, reaching them not so much, unless Continue reading Visualization-Your Own Superpower
People who know me know that I have spent a lot of time traveling and living overseas. There’s almost nothing I love more than being in a new place where everything is different. It is definitely not always easy, but it gives you a perspective you can’t really get in a 9-5 life.
One of the beautiful things I was lucky enough to experience while living in Thailand is the idea of sanuk. Continue reading Joy and Happiness as a Way of Life
With 100,000+ hits on YouTube at last check, you may have already seen this adorable video of the little girl who is given a paperclip as a gift. Beyond being seriously cute (almost as cute as the little girl that rules my house with glitter and tutus) it has a beautiful message about gratitude. It got me thinking, why is gratitude so important? It feels good and doesn’t take much effort, but what is it affecting?
The answer is a lot, and it all relates back to your happiness. Here are some of the big ones. Continue reading Gratitude- How it affects you and why it’s so important
Could your self-esteem be even higher?
You might be the person who most of the time feels pretty good about yourself. You’re making it into the office on time, drinking your cold-pressed juices from Squeeze, even finding time to do a bit of yoga, yet you still have days where you feel down on yourself. Maybe today you experienced a situation where you know you were completely capable of doing something,
but then that old self-doubt crept in. Maybe it was a feeling or that negative voice in the back of your mind. Rationally, you know this shouldn’t be a big deal, but your confidence is shaken, maybe even shot. Continue reading 3 ways to create greater self-esteem
When clients come to see me it can be for just about any reason. Sometimes I think I’ve heard everything – that is until the next person walks in the door. But there is one thing my clients have in common. No matter what the issue, ultimately every person wants to feel calmer and more centered.
When we are calm it is easier to clear our mind, bring in peace, feel more connected and be happier. It can even lead to greater health.
We are all guilty of checking out to unwind (Facebook anyone…?) If you are looking for a way to truly calm your mind, here are some of my favorite tips to help you find some inner peace.
Continue reading Find Your Calm
It is called the Health Coverage Tax Credit. It’s like getting your smoking cessation and weight loss hypnosis for free!
The IRS currently offers a tax credit for the full cost of my hypnosis smoking cessation program. You also qualify for the same 100% tax credit if you see me for weight loss as long as your doctor has decided you need to lose weight. Hypnosis makes change easy and the IRS will pay you back for it!
What the IRS says:
Stop-Smoking Programs | You can include in medical expenses amounts you pay for a program to stop smoking. However, you cannot include in medical expenses amounts you pay for drugs that do not require a prescription, such as nicotine gum or patches that are designed to help stop smoking.
Weight-Loss Programs | You can include in medical expenses amounts you pay to lose weight if it is a treatment for a specific disease diagnosed by a physician (such as obesity, hypertension, diabetes or heart disease). This includes fees you pay for membership in a weight reduction group and attendance at periodic meetings. You cannot include membership dues in a gym, health club, or spa as medical expenses, but you can include separate fees charged there for weight loss activities.
Need to download your IRS form? CLICK HERE And remember always keep your receipts!
*Please note I’m a hypnotherapist not a tax adviser. Tax laws change, so always consult with your tax adviser for the latest rules and regulations.