How language can help or hinder your results

The brain 'sees' in images Did you know that? Let's do a little experiment: if I say to you 'don't think about salted caramel ice cream,' what happens? You think about salted caramel ice cream, don't you?! Because there isn't an image for 'don't.' This was a revolutionary discovery for me when...

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Resistance Training

Surprise surprise - this blog has nothing to do with physical exercise - though ironically my decision to write about it came about through exercise. As I've said before, my intention is to do 4 minutes of high intensity exercise every weekday morning. And, as I've said before, that's really not...

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A Tragic Accident

  A tragic thing happened on Sunday morning. Our neighbour died in a freak DIY accident. We've known him many years. We've borrowed curry powder, eggs & hedge cutters from them; we've looked after their chickens and cats, and they've borrowed our long ladder numerous times. I am still...

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Thoughts on thoughts, choices and leaves

Last week I wrote a blog called Lessons from a leaf on how to make it easier. While many of my readers found it helpful, there were some who struggled with it - in particular with one statement. I said, 'it's up to you to make it as easy or as hard as you want it to be.' This made it easy for some...

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Lessons from a leaf on how to make it easier

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="240"] Photo by fauxto_digit [/caption] I wish I could promise you that it's easy to eat when you're hungry and stop when you're satisfied. I wish I could tell you giving yourself true unconditional permission to eat whatever you want is easy peasy. I wish I...

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