By: karengray | July 01, 2018

My Story

Just before I travelled to Virginia to study hypnosis with Jason Linett, (award-winning hypnotist and instructor), my marriage imploded in a big and dramatic way. I’ll spare you the gory details, but the gist of the story is that my then husband had a devastating accident at work, and while he was recovering in the hospital I learned about the affair he had been having for the last year or so.

To make matters worse, my husband was not the greatest guy to begin with, and had systematically and thoroughly dismantled my self esteem throughout the 15 years we had been together. By the time I found out he’d been cheating on me, I was small, beaten, angry, and struggling to get through each day.

So, as I maneuvered through the process of di...

By: karengray | June 25, 2018

The Harvard Medical School defines gratitude as:

“a thankful appreciation for what an individual receives, whether tangible or intangible. With gratitude, people acknowledge the goodness in their lives … As a result, gratitude also helps people connect to something larger than themselves as individuals – whether to other people, nature, or a higher power”

Most of us associate gratitude with saying “thank you” to someone who has helped us or given us a gift. From a scientific perspective, gratitude is not just an action. Gratitude is a positive emotion, which is really important because it serves a purpose.

It has been defined by many people throughout history. As a science that has to have measure effects, positive psychology defines gratitude...