Albert Einstein once said, “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”

Did you ever watch one of those TV movies that is based on actual events? There is always a disclaimer that says the names have been changed to protect the innocent. Does your life ever feel like that?

Every decision you make in your life is based on a memory. Sometimes those memories are good and sometimes not so good. How many times have you told yourself – this time will be different. I know better. I’ve learned my lesson. I don’t want to go through that again. The question remains – do you really KNOW better? Deep inside where it really counts? How do you really feel? Do you believe you deserve better? Or do you end up doing the same thing, reacting the same way, asking the same questions? Does your “story” ever really change?

Is the life you are living now working for you? You have the power to rewrite your story. No one else can do that for you but you don’t have to do it alone. You’ve already taken the first step by choosing to make a change. Step two is finding the right modality to make the changes as easy and painless as possible. During your search for the right modality, you need to determine if you are willing to be actively involved in your own well-being and are you willing to open up and share your inner most secrets with someone else? If not, maybe self-help tapes or meditation can connect you with your inner desires. If you said YES ! I am willing to be involved, I am willing to be honest and open – then the search for the right modality and practitioner begins. Don’t be afraid to ask for support or referrals from family or friends. Do your homework – call around or look up the modalities you are drawn to on the internet. Which modality feels “right?” Is it body work – such as Polarity, Cranial-Sacral massage, Reiki or other touch/energy therapy to release stuck energy and emotions in your body? Is it Hypnotherapy or Guided Imagery to let go of past life, stress, anxiety, fears, phobias or other traumatic memories being held in your subconscious? Is it someone who will ask the right questions so you can find the answers within and for yourself – call a Life Coach. Is it a spiritual connection that is missing from your life? Will a traditional religious doctrine bring you the peace you desire or is there another way? There are many spiritual counselors, non-denominational reverends and ministers available to help you.

These are just a few of the paths to wellness you can choose. Remember, you did not build the road you are on in one day and finding the best “crew” to repave that road may not happen overnight. Trust yourself and your intuition – it will never mislead you.

Author's Bio: 

Mary M. Ernsberger is a Mind-Body Therapist, Master Hypnotherapist, Certified Herbalist and Life Coach for Children & Families, who creates individual drug free treatment options for children and adults labeled as ADD/ADHD or learning disabled. The goal: to empower and motivate each person with the desire to achieve their personal best. She is the author of “Recognizing The Greatness in Each Child” available at She is a member of the American Board of Hypnotherapy. She lives in Chandler, AZ with her 3 Indigo children. Call (480) 343-9555, e-mail: or visit her web site: or for more information.