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 […]

Bad Days Are When You Need Good Habits the Most

Saturday morning: I woke up in lots of pain and had difficulty putting weight on my left foot. So I hydrated my body and went to Bikram Yoga: 90 minutes of strenuous yoga in a 100 degree room (38 celcius). Why? Because that’s what I need to do.   I have a chronic disease called […]

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 […]

You Can’t Stop Your Brain from Thinking

So many people tell me things like – I can’t meditate – I can’t turn off my brain – I can’t stop worrying – I can’t stop thinking – etc. Here’s the simple truth: Your brain – your human brain – was designed to do something no other animal on earth can do: Think! Yes, […]

The 1-2-3 Method for Addressing Monkey Mind

One of the challenges of someone who’s new to meditation (or is getting back into it after being away for awhile) is Monkey Mind – the chatter of your brain switching to a contemplative mode. Monkey Mind is a little different for everyone, but basically consists of the flood of thoughts that come into your […]

First, Second, Third Meditation

I’m a huge believer in “quiet time.” That is, sitting in a chair and taking in the universe without contributing my two cents. It can be hard to get started with meditation, so let me recommend three easy “starter” meditation ideas. I call it Shut Up, Relax, and Pay Attention. 1. Shut Up This is […]