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To Remain Confident is the Main key
December 7, 2017

Having confidence is very important and some will lose their confidence because of what they’re going through. There’s so much to face while here and there will be times when we’re feeling fatigued due to the pressures which we’ll experience. “Being Confident is a joy and we Should all Appreciate Being Surrounded by Confidence.’ (Tanikka Paulk). There are so many ways to build confidence and some simply aren’t knowledgeable about the many ways to do so. It’s not difficult to remain confident however being surrounded by a lot of persons who insist on trying to remove the confidence can certainly take a toll.

Too many are in tuned with trying to discourage instead of trying to make sure that more are achieving. We’re worthy of course but when facing so many individuals who are trying to pull down can be unsettling. That’s why we should take some time out and just think and allow the mind to think about exciting events. The competition is the reason why so many are so in tuned with trying to create discouragement. Facing so many at one time can be filled with complexities. Why are so many so cruel? There’s so many reasons why so many are but if we ponder long and hard on what others will do or say then we’ll end up not achieving what we should achieve.

So many may want to give up because of what they’ll have to go through. Not being able to cope can really make any person just crumble. The very individuals we’ll expect to be support will be the very ones who try to break the line of confidence. It’s better to “just smile” and don’t worry about what they’re saying. It’s obvious when a person has what so many may desire by the way the persons will try to pull and tug at the person. There’s a reason why some are chosen to lead and others are not. Going on despite what’s going on will demonstrate that a person is not only confident but on the right track.

Image having to deal with so many not willing to even offer a break to be challenged often. Not a good position to be in but through the “avenue of confidence” the person or persons can achieve anyway. There are so many folks trying to get ahead and they’re not able to do so because of the persons trying to hinder. If they’re trying to hinder in any way then they’re behind. Indeed they’re behind. Every person was given a gift and should be allowed to move forward. There are some always trying to disrupt what’s taking place. So many causing so much havoc.

I’m continuing on and there’s many reasons why. “The process isn’t an easy one.” There are some continuing to develop strength despite what they’re going through. “No I’m not Stopping or Given up for any Person. I’m Continuing Because I’ve Been Chosen.” (Tanikka Paulk). To be harassed is like a nail in the bottom of my foot but despite the harassment I’m still on the road to more success. Even the wealthy will be behind and not understand why some are chosen and others are not. To believe in my gifts are a blessing.

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Some Additional Information on Medications 3 – Round Up
November 28, 2017


You are effectively maintaining wellness when you make being physically healthy a part

of your daily lifestyle. Remember that everything you ingest affects your body chemistry

in one way or another. Seek to find balance and moderation in the things that you eat

and the activities you participate in. Listen to your own personal intuition about what you

should and should not eat. You’ll find that with practice, you will be able to establish a

routine of health and wellness in your life. Lifestyle changes don’t occur overnight, but

as you heal, you will find ways to improve your health along the way.


  1. CNS Disorder: Refers to any disorder of the Central Nervous System. As most of us

have multiple diagnoses and names for our condition, we have chosen to refer to all of

them as CNS Disorders.

  1. Program Participant: The person who is choosing to use the Truehope Program of

Supplementation and Support.

  1. Support Person:The family member, friend or loved-one who is assisting the

participant through each step of the healing process.

  1. Natural Law:Refers to the laws of nature.Meeting your body’s nutritional

requirements is a major part of the Truehope Program. The concept that everything you

take into your body affects your body chemistry is crucial to understanding natural law.

  1. Truehope Assistant (TA):A trained member of our support staff who will conduct

regular support calls, collect your personal Symptom Evaluation Forms, and assist you

with your individual supplementation requirements.

  1. Self-awareness or Personal Intuition: Most participants who have been medicated

or treated in the medical system may have lost their confidence in their own personal

intuition. Much of the treatment we have received and accepted may have been in direct

contradiction to the instinct that we each have concerning our health. It is difficult to be

self-aware or have a true sense of personal intuition when one is severely sick or

heavily medicated.

Each participant’s response to the program is unique and personal. During the process

of healing, Truehope Participants are strongly encouraged to listen to and trust their own personal intuition. We are not referring to fortune telling, predictions, muscle testing

or other sources of outside influence. We are referring only to your own sense of good

judgment that indicates what you need to do in order to be well. No one can give this to

you. It is already there.

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Some Additional Information on Medications 2
November 28, 2017


There have not been any official studies specific to pregnant or lactating women

and the use of Empowerplus™. If you are pregnant, or are considering becoming

pregnant, show the nutritional breakdown ofEmpowerplus™ to your caregiver.


You are effectively maintaining wellness when you make being physically healthy a part

of your daily lifestyle. Remember that everything you ingest affects your body chemistry

in one way or another. Seek to find balance and moderation in the things that you eat

and the activities you participate in. Listen to your own personal intuition about what you

should and should not eat. You’ll find that with practice, you will be able to establish a

routine of health and wellness in your life. Lifestyle changes don’t occur overnight, but

as you heal, you will find ways to improve your health along the way.


  1. Adverse Drug Reaction (ADR): ADR can occur anytime after the beginning of

supplementation and the elimination of medication. In Step Three of this workbook, you

identified contraindications and signs of overmedication. The symptoms that will likely

manifest if you have an ADR are the symptoms of overmedication that you recorded. In

theory, ADR occurs when  the Participant begins toestablish a functional

neurochemistry. ADR can only beeliminated by changing the levels of drugs that are

over-stimulating an otherwise functional nervoussystem. All Participants should discuss

this information with their prescribing physician.

  1. Initial Withdrawal: Reducing a medication too quickly can lead to withdrawal. By

completing Step Three, you have been made aware of the recommended timing for

withdrawal of the medication that you are taking. Consult with your prescribing doctor

concerning your medication and the withdrawal possibilities with your medication.

  1. Drug Flashbacks and Protracted Withdrawal: Drug flashback can happen with

medications that were recently discontinued or with medications that were discontinued

years ago. Flashback can last for a few hours or for as long as a few days. Protracted

withdrawal may have the same root as a drug flashback, but the symptoms are

generally longer lasting. A protracted withdrawal of medication can be extremely difficult

to endure and may mimic the primary symptoms of illness. The most common

symptoms of protracted withdrawal are intense anxiety, overall fatigue or malaise,

restlessness or akathesia, and a feeling often described as “wanting to crawl out of

ones skin”. Many participants experiencing protracted withdrawal also report feelings of

anxiety preceding loose stool or diarrhea like bowel movements.

Protracted withdrawal isa condition that is continual with very few periods of relief.

Truehope has little to offer in the way of support for those suffering from the symptoms

of protracted withdrawal, although it has been helpful for many to be able to recognize

the many different characteristics of protracted withdrawal.

In theory, both of these conditions occur because of medications that store themselves

within the body tissues. These medications continue to be released into the blood

stream at low levels even after the drug has been discontinued. The presence of the

drug, even at low levels, re-stimulates the neurons and creates the short effect of a

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flashback, or the longer and more painful effectof protracted withdrawal. The release of

these discontinued medications may be triggered by physical exercise, severe stress,

drastic changes in diet, or even the body’s natural cleansing process. Some participants

are encouraged by the occurrence of a drug flashback or the symptoms of protracted

withdrawal believing it to be an indication that they are healing and progressing towards

better health.

Symptoms of drug flashback may include those listed as side effects in the drug

manufacturer’s information as recorded in Step Three of this workbook, or other side

effects specific to the individual.

Additional information on protracted withdrawal can be found in Dr. Heather Ashton’s

PHD work on Benzodiazapines,SSRI’s and anti-psychotics. “Addicted by Prescription”

by Joan Gadsby is also an excellent source of support and information.

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Some Additional Information on Medications
November 28, 2017


The Truehope Program of Supplementation and Support uses Empowerplus™, which

has been formulated specifically for this program. Required dosage differs from

participant to participant. A Truehope Assistant will advise you on a reasonable starting

level of the supplement. Remember, the supplement is based solely on nutrition and is

not a drug so you may be flexible in finding a dosage that works for you.


Although Empowerplus™ in general is extremely well tolerated, occasionally mild

stomach upset or nausea can occur. Be sure to take the supplement with food to

minimize the chances of stomach upset.

Occasionally, participants may also experience headache, loose stool or diarrhea,

flatulence and/or constipation. A small number of participants have reported mild

excitability or inability to sleep when the supplement is taken too late in the evening.

Because of the interaction between the supplement and medication, side effects of the

medication are often thought to be side effects of the supplement. Completion of Step

Three of this workbook will help to clarify the root of the symptoms and side effects.


Although certain disorders may respond faster than others, participant response times

can vary dramatically. For example, a participant with six or seven limiting factors will

likely respond much slower than a participant with no limiting factors.

Please understand that all participants who are medicated or severely ill upon entering

the Truehope Program will have some degree of difficulty in recovery. Our support

staff have been trained and provided with information that is designed to assist you as

you go through the process of healing. Utilize all of the resources available to you and

be sure to establish a good personal support system with a friend or loved one who can

go through the process with you.

Restoring health is a process that takes time. Remember, you did not get sick overnight.

Give your body a chance to heal and balance. The results are worth the wait.

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Use this section to research each medication you are currently taking for a CNS

Disorder or for any other medical conditions. For each medication, answer each of the

seven questions below to determine what possible obstacles you may need to

overcome after you begin the Truehope Program.

Completing this step will assist you and your personal support

people in identifying Adverse Drug Reactions, Initial Withdrawal, Protracted Withdrawal,

and Drug Flashbacks (see the “Definitions” section of this booklet).

Note: If you are not currently medicated, but have been in the past, answer only

questions 1 to 3 to learn about the possibility (if any) for drug flashbacks.

  1. According to the manufacturers information, what is the name of this drug, what

family of medication does this drug belong to?

  1. What are the common, and uncommon side effects of using this drug?
  2. What side effects have I experienced?
  3. What are the signs of overmedication or over dose of this drug?
  4. What are the signs of withdrawal?
  5. How does the manufacturer recommend that this drug be reduced and


  1. Does this drug have the potential to create protracted withdrawal (i.e.:

antipsychotics, benzodiazapines, etc.)?



If you are taking a prescribed medication from your medical practitioner, we

encourage you to complete the above steps of this write up and consult with your

attending physician. Your TA will be able to offer you information based on other

participants’ successes and failures on the program. We have learned from our

research and experience that psychotropic medications should be systematically

reduced as the supplements begin to work. You may be referred back to your doctor if

the symptoms of drug flashback, withdrawal and / or protracted withdrawal become

severe. Our support staff members are not physicians or pharmacists and have not

been trained in prescribing medication. Rather, they are there to report issues and inform users of new discoveries in the medical field from us.

This information here might not be what you need so do well to check for other useful helps wherever you can find such.

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Our Truehope Assistants have been trained to help you in very specific ways.

TAs have:

  • Access to answers about the supplement including dosage, possible limiting

factors, etc.

  • Ability to use the Support Call System, including analysis of the symptoms that

you recorded.

  • Ability to help you recognize the reasons for changes in your pattern of healing.
  • Answers to maintenance questions and tips for improved success on the


  • Ability to provide you with accurateinformation about every aspect of the

Truehope Program.

Note:Although we understand someof the difficulties and struggles you may be

experiencing; our Truehope Assistants have notbeen trained in personal or family

counseling, psychotherapy or medicine. If you require assistance in areas that are

outside of our range of training,we will direct you to other available resources for


2.1 Sources of Personal Support

Most participants go through phasesof healing that are morethan just physical. If you

have been sick for many years, it is likely that you have developed patterns and

behaviors in your personal and family relationships that will make you unhappy or

uncomfortable as you become physically well. Many successful participants have drawn

on community, family, and religious resources to support them through these changes.

We encourage you to designate a Personal Support Person tohelp you along the way

to recovery.

Example: “When I was sick, I was often manic and very anxious. It was normal for me

to be quick to smack my son when he acted outbadly. After a couple of months on the

Truehope Program I started feeling really uncomfortable with the pattern that my son

and I had developed. At first I thought that if I was really well, I just wouldn’t hit him

anymore – but after talking to my support person, I realized that the problem was not

physical, rather it was behavioral. I sought some personal counseling through my

church. Talking it out with an impartial counselor helped me find some new strategies

for dealing with my son. It tooka few months, but after a bit of practice, my son stopped

acting out as badly, and I started dealing with him in a more acceptable way. Both of us

enjoy a calmer home and a kinder relationship!”

2.2 Available Support Resources

It may be helpful to list your sources for Personal Support, ProgramSupport, and Crisis

Support. Personal Support may include: family members, friends, clergy, etc. Program

Supportmay include: doctor and / or Truehope Assistant. Crisis Support in your

community may include Community Nursing, Help Lines, etc.

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The Support Call System is a form of participant help that is unique to the Truehope

Program. When you participate inthe Support Call System, you provide information to

us about the symptoms for your particular disorder. Your information will help us help

you through your recovery. The information gathered from you and many other

Truehope Participants will also allow our research and support team to establish a

monitoring system and necessary educational materials that will satisfy the needs of

virtually every participant.

How the Support Call System works

After you return your Personal Information Formto us, a TA will initiate your Support

Call System file. Based on the information you provide, a TA will be able to make two

important assignments:

  1. Program Rating – The Program Rating system is based on yourmedical history and

/or current or past use of street drugs orCNS altering medications. There are five

categories of ratings: ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’, ‘D’, and ‘E’.

  1. Identification Number – This is a unique number that will personally identify you as a

Truehope Participant. Please record your rating and Identification Number at the bottom

of this page.

According to your symptoms and doctor’s diagnosis, a simple set of evaluation

questions will be used to follow your progress on the Truehope Program. You can send

your completed weekly evaluation forms  by fax, email, orsubmit online at


While you and your personal support person are working to complete the requirements

of this booklet, you should also keep track of your base-line symptoms (evaluation of

your symptoms as they are now) starting from the day you receive this information.

Normally, we require at least two-weeks (14 days) of baseline symptom data before you

begin taking Empowerplus. It is important for our support staff to have a clear picture of

what your symptoms are now so that when things start tochange, they will be able to

identify potential difficulties and help you avoid unnecessary delays in healing. We can’t

tell where you are now if we don’t know where you have been. A section for

personal Support Call System Notes is provided at the end of this booklet.

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What About What I’m Thinking?
November 28, 2017

Our thinking process is extremely important. How our minds work depend on the way that we think. Sometimes what we’ve perceived isn’t actually so. Through further observations and investigative research we’re able to find out what we need to know. Thinking can create wonders there are some who appear to think less all of the time. Not using their “common sense” and that’s when they’ll realize that the omitting of common sense can land the individuals in positions they would rather not be in. There will be times when we’re not thinking properly. That’s why it’s better to obtain proper rest so that our thinking process isn’t off balance.

There will be times when we may have after thoughts. Thinking after a decision was made. We may not always make the best “decisions” but there has to be times when we make sound decisions. It’s better to use logical thinking then to react without any thinking at all. We’ll find that there are some who omit some information because they’d rather not think of what they’re trying avoid. There will be events which can cause so many to not want to recall. Tragic events are events in which so many may not want to think about.

Thinking is Powerful

We should be blessed when we’re able to think and function properly. There are some who are unable to think and not because they’re not trying because there’s been some trauma to to brain. So many may react due to emotions the very ones who claim that they’re not emotional may prove that they’re emotional. The actions will revel the truth. “Some Have Proven That They’re not Thinking or at Least Thinking Where They’re Able to Make Sound Decisions.” By: (Tanikka Paulk) There will be times when reacting to certain situations is necessary and there will be times when reacting can cause a line of heartache. Too many have chosen to not think soundly. Some may end up incarcerated because of over reacting and simply not thinking.

Of course we’re going to make mistakes and make bad decisions. Our actions are flawed so therefore we’re not going to behave properly at all times and may think oddly. Some may think based on what others are thinking. To have our own minds is more beneficial. The reason why some aren’t thinking properly is because they’ve allowed misguided emotions to enter. “It’s Love Which Causes Wonderful Events to Occur. The Mind can Heal Through Love and Thinking can be Expanded.” By: (Tanikka Paulk)

What are so Many Thinking?”

It’s really difficult to tell what some are really thinking. Based on a lot of the actions most are thinking about gaining in someway. For some they’ll try to take the easy route to gain while others may have to go through many trials in order to proper. There are some who perceive that if they just try to hinder certain individuals then they’ll be able to aim higher. No all will be “effective” thinkers. Some may not even care to think outside the box. There are some who would rather not think about the important events but will try to cause havoc in order to make sure that certain events doesn’t take place.

It’s better to at least make attempts to think on levels in which will incur more positivity. There are areas in which there may rarely be any positive events occurring and to think positively will certainly incur more sound occurrences. It’s pretty difficult to understand why some have chosen to think so poorly. Some underestimating a person’s potential because they’ve listened to what they didn’t even investigate to be true. There are some sinking because of their line of thinking. “A lot of reacting and less thinking which can cause more problems within society.” (Tanikka Paulk)

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Learn more about Anxiety Disorders
November 27, 2017

Anxiety is an emotion characterized by an unpleasant state of inner turmoil, often accompanied by nervous behavior, such as pacing back and forth, somatic complaints, and rumination.[1] It is the subjectively unpleasant feelings of dread over anticipated events, such as the feeling of imminent death.[2] Anxiety is not the same as fear, which is a response to a real or perceived immediate threat,[3] whereas anxiety is the expectation of future threat.[3] Anxiety is a feeling of uneasiness and worry, usually generalized and unfocused as an overreaction to a situation that is only subjectively seen as menacing.[4] It is often accompanied by muscular tension,[3] restlessness, fatigue and problems in concentration. Anxiety can be appropriate, but when experienced regularly the individual may suffer from an anxiety disorder.[3]

People facing anxiety may withdraw from situations which have provoked anxiety in the past.[5] There are various types of anxiety. Existential anxiety can occur when a person faces angst, an existential crisis, or nihilistic feelings. People can also face mathematical anxiety, somatic anxiety, stage fright, or test anxiety. Social anxiety and stranger anxiety are caused when people are apprehensive around strangers or other people in general. Furthermore, anxiety has been linked with physical symptoms such as IBS and can heighten other mental health illnesses such as OCD and panic disorder. The first step in the management of a person with anxiety symptoms is to evaluate the possible presence of an underlying medical cause, whose recognition is essential in order to decide its correct treatment.[6][7] Anxiety symptoms may be masking an organic disease, or appear associated or as a result of a medical disorder.[6][7][8][9]

Anxiety can be either a short term “state” or a long term “trait”. Whereas trait anxiety represents worrying about future events, anxiety disorders are a group of mental disorders characterized by feelings of anxiety and fear.[10] Anxiety disorders are partly genetic but may also be due to drug use, including alcohol, caffeine, and benzodiazepines (which are often prescribed to treat anxiety), as well as withdrawal from drugs of abuse. They often occur with other mental disorders, particularly bipolar disorder, eating disorders, major depressive disorder, or certain personality disorders. Common treatment options include lifestyle changes, medication, and therapy.

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You can reshape your brain through meditation.
November 23, 2017

According to MRI scans, the hippocampus—the part of the brain in charge of learning and memory—thickens after only a couple of months of mindful meditation. Brain-cell density also decreases in the amygdala (responsible for fear, anxiety, and stress). Those physical brain changes can alter your mood.

What calm people know about stress:

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Two people perform the exact same job under the same conditions, yet one is stressed, overwhelmed, and hates his job; the other is happy and breezes through his day. How can this be? The latest studies in neuroscience show us that stress-related behaviors are hard-wired into the brain—they’re less about our environment, but more about how we individually react it. When people in various high-pressure organizations try these tools, more than 90 percent experienced a change in their stress levels; more than 75 percent experienced improvement in creative problem solving, well being, and work and family relationships. Here are some you can start now to train your mind to react to stress with calmness and clarity.

This excerpt was taken from The End of Stress by Don Joseph Goewey, reprinted with permission of Beyond Word Publishing/Atria Books, Hillsboro, Oregon.

To start your day:


Jumping out of bed and going straight through a hectic morning routine can frame your day in stress. Use this tool to put yourself in a peaceful mindset that sets you up for a positive outlook for the rest of the day.Try: Wake up 15 minutes earlier than usual. Find a quiet place to sit and close your eyes. Tilt your head toward your heart and follow your breathing, feeling each breath open your heart and enliven your brain with oxygen. Feel gratitude for another day with the people you love. Aim for a rewarding day. Tell yourself you’ll be positive and peaceful, no matter what happens.
To realize your stressors:


It’s difficult to avoid stress if you don’t know what prompts it in the first place. This tool will help you acknowledge your stressors and shift your attitude toward them, giving you more control over your thoughts and feelings. Try: First, acknowledge what prompts your pessimistic thoughts. Don’t try to change these triggers; simply observe them. Thoughts have no power if you don’t believe them, so tell yourself, “This thought or feeling exists in me, not in reality.” Tell yourself, “I could see peace instead of this.” Focusing on a peaceful alternative will help you perceive the world in a more positive way. Feel your attitude shift. Remember that although you have negative thoughts and feelings, they don’t define you.
To get to the heart of your stress:


Stress often doesn’t stem from just one situation, but rather from your lower brain’s catastrophizing the event and jumping to unrealistic worst-case scenarios. This process will help you get to the bottom of what’s truly stressing you out. Try: Start with a simple question: “What am I afraid of?” Write your answer on the top of a sheet of paper. (For instance: “I’m afraid I won’t have enough money for our vacation.”) Then follow up with, “If the fear I just wrote were true, what would I be afraid of?” (For instance: “I’m afraid my family will hate me if I can’t afford vacation.”) Continue writing the answers until you feel you’ve found the root of your stress. Now, revisit each statement, framing them as facts instead of fears. (For instance: “I won’t have enough money for a vacation.”) Ask yourself whether each one is true. Will you really be unable to pay for your trip? Will your family truly hate you if you don’t go?

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To zap stress in 3 minutes:


Studies have shown meditation to be an effective way to remove clutter from your mind. This meditative tool fits into your schedule as you see fit—it can take as little as three minutes, or you can work your way up to 20—and helps rewire your brain to achieve a quiet, fully present, stress-free experience. Try: Start by sitting comfortably with your feet on the ground and your hands in your lap. Close your eyes and follow your breath for a few moments. Then observe what your mind is thinking and feeling—but don’t judge or try to change your thoughts. Toward the end of the process, set all of these feelings and thoughts aside, allowing a deeper sense of self to emerge as you achieve freedom from thought.
To appreciate happy moments:

Peaceful moments can be fleeting. This tool helps your brain establish it as a habit, which can make future feelings of happiness more vivid and long lasting. Try: Whenever you feel a moment of peace, consciously take note. Enjoy the moment and let it imprint on your brain.
To combat anxiety attacks:


When anxious thoughts strike, you have a 90-second window to intervene before you face a stress reaction that might take more than an hour to recover from. This shortcut to mindfulness will help you avoid a full-blown anxiety attack. Try: If you feel like stressful thoughts are building into a big reaction, imagine a “clear button” at the center of your palm. Press the button with the index finger of the opposite hand. Keep pressing it as you picture it signaling your stress response system to calm down. Count to three, taking a deep breath with each count and picturing each number as a color. On your final exhale, let go of the stressor and come back to the present moment. If one try doesn’t help, repeat the process two or three times until it works.
To reframe stress into peace:


Being at peace stimulates a higher brain function, helping you come up with more creative, intelligent solutions. Reframe a difficult situation into a peaceful one using this tool. Try: Think back to a peaceful and happy time, which will give you a better attitude toward the challenge that’s making you anxious. Use the memory to thwart fear and invoke calmness and clarity, making you feel larger than the situation.

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To envision—and achieve—success:


Using this tool daily will help you amplify your anticipation of success, leading to more of the health, wealth, and love you desire. Try: Find a comfortable position and close your eyes. Think of a current goal, and imagine your how your life would be this moment if your ideal outcome had already happened. Use all five senses and broaden your vision to include people, colors, and other meaningful features. Feel the feelings you’d feel if you reached your desired outcome, making the emotions as strong as possible. Let the emotions become real, and don’t stop your body from smiling with joy or sighing from relief. Hold these emotions for as long as you can, but no more than a minute. When you’re done, let everything go.

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