I want to be sure you know that the Kindle edition of my new book is on sale today for only $0.99 (a 90% discount). Each day the price will go up by a dollar until the end of the month when it's back to the regular price of $9.97....

Tale of the day: “Why” with ourselves, and responding to “Why?” In my last blog post I focused on many of the difficulties that can arise when we ask others “why.” In this post I’ll explore how these principles play out when we ask “why” of ourselves....

Tale of the Day: Understanding “why” Today I want to focus on a common word that we use a lot, but which can be very misleading and unhelpful. The word is “why.” When I was teaching in an NLP Practitioner Training last summer, a participant in the training—who was in...

Tale of the Day: Deserving Jan was sad over the loss of her long-time friendship with Hannah. Hannah was still pleasant to Jan, but after a period of being much less available, Jan asked Hannah what was up. Hannah explained that while she valued their friendship,...

Tale & tool of the day: Standing up for the underdog (excerpt from my new book Waltzing with Wolverines: finding connection and cooperation with troubled teens, now available in print) One of the most supportive things you can do with your power as a leader and role-model with teens,...

Tale of the day: Working with Troubled Teens Not many people realize that before I started my private coaching practice in NLP, I worked for two years as a counselor and trip leader for at-risk and troubled youth at a wilderness therapy program in Colorado. During those...

Tale of the Day: Dissolving the everyday sense of the ego “I’ve been at this hypnosis conference for 3 days now, going in and out of trances, and that simple thing you said just put me into the deepest trance yet.” ~ Participant at Mark’s workshop at the...

Tale of the Day: Sometimes all that’s needed is the right kind of listening Last month I taught the Meta Model in the Real World NLP Practitioner Training in Winter Park, CO. For those of you unfamiliar with the Meta Model, in a nutshell the Meta Model...

Tale of the Day: Core Transformation I recently met over Skype with a young woman living in Italy. Danielle told me, “I want to become more confident with myself and be more courageous in following my goals, and I want to get free from this blocking sensation...