Keys To Weight Loss Success

Dieting is one of the most popular pastimes in the US. Yet, as a nation, we continue to gain more and more weight! Why is that? Something isn’t working. What […]

Hypnosis and Weight Loss – Yes! It Works!

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Research has shown that hypnosis can have a significant effect on losing weight. Here are a few of the studies that demonstrate the value of adding hypnosis to weight loss […]

Hypnosis vs. Meditation

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One of the most frequent questions I get as a hypnotherapist regards the difference between hypnosis and meditation. Meditation and hypnosis are similar in that they both relax us and […]

Breathing Exercises for Instant Calm

Looking for a quick and easy way to relax whenever you wish? You don’t need an hour of mediation or yoga to bring you into a state of calm. Just […]

Achieving Inner Peace With Hypnosis

When I learned about the healing power of hypnosis several years ago, I began to incorporate it in my wellness coaching sessions and have been offering it to my clients […]

Changing Habits With Hypnosis

Hypnosis is a powerful form of mental rehearsal conducted while in a state of deep and pleasant relaxation.  When you’re deeply relaxed, the subconscious mind, where habits are formed and […]

Why Diets Fail

Are you frustrated with yo-yo dieting and extreme diets? Diets alone often don’t work in the long run because they fail to address the emotional components of overeating. By learning […]

Can I Be Hypnotized?

One of the most common statements I hear from new clients is “I’m not sure I can be hypnotized”.   Actually, hypnosis is a natural state of mind that we all go […]

A Powerful Technique to End Emotional Eating

Visualization is a technique of mentally rehearsing in advance new behaviors and reactions to emotional triggers. In this way, you can power up your ability to respond to emotions without […]

Hypnosis and Weight Loss: Yes! It Works!

Many people eat for comfort or to relieve stress, which can become a life-long problem. We can also get addicted to refined carbs and sugar, which contributes to weight gain […]

The Cupcake Button

Someone dear to me recently revealed that she’s been holding a grudge about a comment I once made. Not only was I deeply saddened by this, but I was surprised […]

A Hungry Young Man

It was the first sweltering day this summer and the misery of near 100 degree temperatures and high humidity was intensified by road construction gridlock. I was at a red […]

Freeing Yourself From Emotional Pain

Are there people or situations in your life causing you emotional pain? Does it sometimes feel like you’re being bullied or attacked by the outside world? I have an antidote […]

Lose Weight On Vacation? Definitely!

Does traveling for work or vacation cause you to sabotage your weight loss efforts?  Are you lugging home extra pounds with your luggage? You’re not alone.  Food and beverage temptations, […]

The Law of Abundance

Like many of you, holiday shopping is bringing me to the mall quite often. Out of habit, I always park by JC Penny. Starting at Thanksgiving every year for as […]

Overcoming Worry

Like you, I have my fair share of worries.  Or, should I say, I have my fair share of thoughts that, left unchecked, can persuade me to believe I have […]

The Memory Keepers

Many years ago, when my mother-in-law, Eleanor, was in her early 80’s she made a startling comment. She said she was lonely. This was startling to hear because Eleanor was […]

Taking a Pause

How’s your stress level lately? Many of us are feeling the pace of modern life depleting our energy faster than we can replenish it. Sadly, constant anxiety is starting to […]

Waking Up to Insomnia

Do you wake up in the middle of the night and have a hard time falling back asleep? “Nocturnal awakening”, as it’s called, affects over one-third of adults, causing considerable […]

Instructions for Life

While tackling Fall cleaning in my home office recently, I came upon an email I received and printed (and subsequently stored and forgotten about) in March of 2000.  Meant as […]

Ghana Trip

I had an amazing time traveling in Ghana with my brother, Tyler, and his girlfriend, Amelia. A beautiful country of dignified, welcoming people, Ghana is considered one of the safest […]

Your Life Purpose

My grandmothers, Lucille and Angela, endured many hardships in life, including the Great Depression, World War II, and in the case of Lucille, the tragic accidental death of her beloved […]

Say Yes To Success

When my sons were little, they enjoyed many summer vacations on the New Jersey shore. One warm afternoon, they joined their cousins and aunts for an outing to catch crabs […]

Accepting “What Is”

I’ve had a bit of writer’s block this past week. Sitting day after day at my computer in my office, the words simply refused to flow and I felt stuck […]

Never Give Up

Scene 1: The basketball court at Ball State University’s Welcome Week event this August – An 18-year-old incoming college freshman, who never played basketball in high school, is about to […]

Redefining Comfort Foods

By Kristin Volk Funk, M.Ed., CCH As a hypno therapist who understands the power of words and images to both heal and disable, I become concerned when I hear people […]

New Beginnings

A few weeks ago I had one of those “moments”. A frozen-in-time event that would be forever stamped in my mind and heart. I stood in the driveway, waving good-bye […]

Accepting Change

Dear Subscribers, Is the change of seasons stressing you or inspiring you? We’ve had a gorgeous Fall this year in Minnesota. The red leaves peaked about three weeks ago and […]

Google Your Mind

I was recently back at yoga class after a 3 week break and gosh, it was difficult. I felt stiff and weak. At one particularly strenuous moment, laying face down […]

My Attitude Adjustment Moment

“Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go”. T.S Eliot When you were growing up, were you ever told, “Better safe than […]

As Happy As You Think

I would like to share with you the story of an unexpected and unforgettable encounter with a young woman named Sarah. Waiting with crowds of people for train connections in […]

Fading Away Frustration

We all can relate to how a perfectly calm day can suddenly turn into chaos, taking us from peaceful to panicky in mere minutes. For example how would you react […]

Keeping Resolutions

Dear Subscribers, Happy 2014! I hope the new year has already brought you much happiness and inspiration. With every new year comes renewal of optimism and a desire to make […]

Are Food Cravings Bossing You Around?

I sometimes jokingly refer to the Minnesota State Fair, held in late August and early September each year, as the unofficial beginning of the holiday binge eating season! Although some […]

Erasing Fear

When asked if he ever feels fear: “I feel what you feel.  You name if fear.  I name it call for action.”  Moretei Veshiba, Founder of Akido As I write […]

The Real Truth About Chocolate

February is traditionally known as the month of love and chocolate (or is it the love of chocolate?). The new year is barely underway before we become inundated with commercials […]

Making Time for Life

A rule of thumb that I have learned is that whenever I start hearing my inner voice complaining that I simply don’t have time for a break or a vacation, […]