Tenacious < Elevenacious

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Being tenacious is a good thing. It is certainly a valuable trait for achieving your goals. Synonyms include: persistent, determined, dogged and persevering.

But what happens when being tenacious isn’t enough?

The movie This Is Spinal Tap gave us the often quoted line “but these go to eleven.” This was said by the character Nigel Tufnel, explaining how his guitar amp could go “one louder” than most.

A few days ago a friend posted on Facebook about being ...

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The Power Source of Your Confidence

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Imagine having confidence so unshakeable that it remains steady no matter the circumstances. Sure, at times it definitely seems like confidence fluctuates based on circumstances.

We all experience this illusion.

Illusions are based on misunderstanding the reality or nature of something. In this context, the misunderstanding is about the origin, or power source generating confidence.

You may already be aware of Jamie Smart’s book Clarity from my book review. His YouTube channel is also filled with videos that have ...

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Ridiculous Reflections

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Ever catch your reflection by surprise? I don’t mean sneaking up on your shadow. Once in a while you may walk past a window or mirror and be surprised or even startled to notice your own image from the corner of your eye.

As you may already be aware, my hypnotherapy and life coaching practice recently relocated from Arcata to Cardiff, just north of San Diego. This new chapter for me has been filled with unexpected challenges.

Don’t cry for me Argentina. ...

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Hardwiring Happiness Into The Brain

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Neuropsychologist Rick Hanson says the human brain has evolved to sort for and focus on negative experiences, but with intention and discipline can be rewired for happiness, according to Thursday’s popular Huffington Post article “How To Wire Your Brain For Happiness.”

The field of neurology is often presented via the metaphor of the brain’s “wiring.” This is actually a nearly literal representation of how neurons interact. The connections ...

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Negativity Bias or Clarity?

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We all have biases. Some serve us better than others. When neuropsychologist Rick Hanson talks about rewiring your brain for happiness, it seems like any biases he mentions are worth considering.

Hanson is the author of “Hardwiring Happiness: The New Brain Science Of Contentment, Calm and Confidence” and also “Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom.”

He is widely quoted throughout this Huffington Post article from last ...

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