Priming Your Brain – Part 2

In my last blog post, I introduced the reticular activating system (RAS) and talked about it’s basic functions. The RAS helps us filter the world around us. That has two primary features. First, it keeps out millions of things we don’t need to pay attention to. After all, we’re exposed to literally millions of impressions […]

Meditating . . . on a Pebble

I often meditate with pebbles. Well, one pebble at a time, really. I’ve mentioned this from the stage and had several people inquire about exactly what that looks like. So I’ve put together a free audio program. It is delivered as a zip file with two MP3 files and a couple of photographs.   The […]

Mindfully Unplugging

I’m an amateur photographer. So when I see something really cool that I could share with others, my natural reaction is to take a picture. But there’s one important time when I can’t. I love my hot tub. From this relaxing location I look across my back yard to a vine-covered fence where orange trumpet […]

Mindfulness Meditation: You can’t do it wrong

My latest Relax Focus Succeed video is live on YouTube. Some people are reluctant to get into “mindfulness” meditation. First, they’re not sure what it is. Second, they are afraid they won’t do it right. Along those lines, many people have tried some kind of meditation and report they they “just can’t do it” because […]

Relax Focus Succeed Class Starts June 28th

Relax Focus Succeed® – Balance Your Personal and Professional Lives and Be More Successful in Both Taught by Karl W. Palachuk, Author and Coach – Five Tuesdays – June 28 – July 26, 2016 – Register Now – All classes start a 9:00 AM Pacific   DESCRIPTION: This course will show you how to master […]

The Power of Mental Habits – and The Challenge of Changing Them

Over the last year I’ve consumed a large number of books on habits. Creating habits, breaking habits, good habits, bad habits, etc. It’s interesting how much we focus on the physical side of habits. For example, in your morning routine. You probably do the same things in the same order almost every day of your […]

Trying Once Doesn’t Count

I had a conversation with someone the other day about meditation. He expressed a very common belief: I tried that and it didn’t work for me. I couldn’t help wondering, “What do you mean by try?” Whether it’s meditation, exercise, playing the piano, learning a new language, or anything else, you can’t try once. Trying […]

Just Released: Audio Version of Relax Focus Succeed®

It’s Complete!!! The Audio Version of Relax Focus Succeed® is available right now in MP3 format. It will be available very soon on Audible. If you have used Audible before, I highly recommend it. Go to audible.com and get started with Relax Focus Succeed as soon as it’s released. Here’s where and how you can get the […]

Here’s Why Success Books Really Work

If you’re like me, you can get the same advice over and over for years and it doesn’t sink in – until the time is right. That’s why I read all the “success” literature I can. I read to keep thinking about changes in my life until it’s personal for me. I took a lot […]

What R.A. Taught Me About Self Discipline

I have Rheumatoid Arthritis. One of the powerful effects of this disease is exhaustion. In fact, the most common way that people discover they have RA is that they wake up one day and they’re so tired that they can’t get out of bed. This gets worse and worse until it takes more than an […]