Saturday, February 11, 2006

Ten ways to stay young

A client emailed me this and I thought this was lovely too:
1. Throw out nonessential numbers. This includes age, weight and height. Let the doctors worry about them.

2.Keep only cheerful friends. The grouches pull you down.

3. Keep learning. Learn more about the computer, crafts, gardening, whatever. Never let the brain idle. 'An idle mind is the devil's workshop'. And the devil's name is Alzheimer's.

4. Enjoy the simple things.

5. Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath.

6. The tears happen. Endure, grieve, and move on. The only person, who is with us our entire life, is ourselves. Be ALIVE while you are alive.

7. Surround yourself with what you love, whether it's family, pets, keepsakes, music, plants, hobbies, whatever... Your home is your refuge.

8. Cherish your health: If it is good, preserve it. If it is unstable, improve it. If it is beyond what you can improve, get help.

9. Don't take guilt trips. Take a trip to the mall, even to the next county; to a foreign country but NOT to where the guilt is.

10. Tell the people you love that you love them, at every opportunity.

AND ALWAYS REMEMBER: Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

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Views on aging

One of my clients emailed me this. I think it's lovely.

Do you realize that the only time in our lives when we like to get old is when we're kids? If you're less than 10 years old, you're so excited about aging that you think in fractions.

'How old are you?' 'I'm four and a half!' You're never thirty-six and a half. You're four and a half, going on five! That's the key.

You get into your teens, now they can't hold you back. You jump to the next number, or even a few ahead.

'How old are you?' 'I'm gonna be 16!' You could be 13, but hey, you're gonna be 16! And then the greatest day of your life . . . you become 21. Even the words sound like a ceremony...YOU BECOME 21. YESSSS!!!

But then you turn 30. Oooohh, what happened there? Makes you sound like bad milk! He TURNED; we had to throw him out. There's no fun now, you're just a sour-dumpling. What's wrong? What's changed?

You BECOME 21, you TURN 30, then you're PUSHING 40. Whoa! Put on the brakes, it's all slipping away. Before you know it, you REACH 50 and your dreams are gone.

But wait!!! You MAKE it to 60. You didn't think you would!

So you BECOME 21, TURN 30, PUSH 40, REACH 50 and MAKE it to 60. You've built up so much speed that you HIT 70! After that it's a day-by-day thing; you HIT Wednesday!

You get into your 80s and every day is a complete cycle; you HIT lunch; you TURN 4:30; you REACH bedtime. And it doesn't end there. Into the 90s, you start going backwards; 'I Was JUST 92.'

Then a strange thing happens. If you make it over 100, you become a little kid again. 'I'm 100 and a half!' May you all make it to a healthy 100 and a half!!

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Wednesday, February 08, 2006

My daughter's pregnancy

My daughter is expecting a baby in a couple of months. I have just started giving her hypnotherapy to prepare for the birth. It will interesting to see how successful this is as I have not done this before. She is very happy to be having this help as it's her first and she doesn't know what to expect. I'll write again afterwards to say how it all went, and if it helped.

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Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Sitting in

Last week a lady turned up for a weight loss session and brought her mother with her. She said she was nervous, so I did the session with her mother present and it went really well. Funny thing was, the mother wanted to lose weight as well, but was adamant she did not want to be hypnotised. Three days later the client called me to say she hadn't touched any chocolate or cake. She said, "I went to the supermarket and while I was there my mother went off to the bookshop and came back with some books about healthy eating for herself!" So the message had got through to her mother as well, without any hypnosis!

I used to think I didn't like anyone sitting in during a session, but now think it is usually okay if that's what the client wants. What are your views on this?

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