Keith’s blog is a collection of powerful insights to help you achieve emotional wellness and personal empowerment. To complement and expand on these insights check out the Pain-2-Power YouTube channel.

Hellcat Lives Matter

I am taking a break from telling you how to live powerful lives to tell you a story that I think might inspire you to have confidence in life today, despite all the conflict we see erupting in the world around us, including demonstrations and protests and statues being torn down and buildings being burned.  […]

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Can You “Imagine” Your Way to Future Success?

The short answer to “Can You Imagine Your Way to Future Success?” is that you can.  But keep reading.  Let’s think about how to do it and why it works. As I have written many times before, each of us is a story.  Our narratives began with our births (if not before).  The chapters that […]

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Most Relationships Can Be Fixed

Most relationships can be fixed.  That sounds like a bold statement, right?  Well, having worked to strengthen or resurrect well over 5,000 personal and professional relationships during the past 25 years, I promise you it is true. Every relationship is a co-authored story.  That includes marriages, friendships, business partnerships and employer-employee relationships.  The tricky part […]

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A WAY TO GIVE NEGATIVE FEEDBACK THAT ACTUALLY GETS HEARD

So many people have had negative experiences with negative feedback (sometimes, very early in life) that they are ready to react defensively—even when the feedback is well-meaning and constructive.  We are all human.  We all have egos.  And all of our egos have been bruised, at one time or another, when someone was not constructive, […]

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Ashwaganda for Mood, Memory—and More

Ashwaganda is an ancient medicinal herb known to fight inflammation via its high concentration of molecules called withanolides. Ashwaganda has been shown in scientific studies to reduce cortisol.  Increased levels of cortisol are associated with feelings of stress and anxiety.  In fact, when people in one scientific study used ashwaganda supplements, their anxiety and insomnia […]

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Pain-2-Power: A Lost and Found Department for . . . True Potential

I’ve decided Pain-2-Power is a little like a lost and found department for . . . well . . . people and the best of their potential.  It is part of the human condition that our gifts are often difficult to deploy once we live through childhood, adolescence, teenage years and, then, into adulthood.  Psychologically […]

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A PAIN-2-POWERFUL SUPPLEMENT: CURCUMIN TO LIFT MOOD AND REDUCE ANXIETY

I briefly mentioned Curcumin (the main active ingredient in the spice turmeric) in a previous blog, but it deserves its own because of how powerful it can be. Back in 2013, a randomized, double blind scientific study looked at how curcumin fared against the antidepressant Prozac in relieving symptoms of depression.  Amazingly, at the end […]

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EXERCISES TO MAINTAIN AUTONOMY IN THESE ANTI-FREEDOM DAYS

It isn’t difficult to see the evidence around us that freedom of speech, freedom of religion and freedom of assembly are under assault in America today.  Our freedom to pursue happiness is, as well.  It is no longer enough to assume that living in this country or learning in this country (as a high school […]

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If You Are Reading This Right Now . . .

You are ready—right now—for positive change.  You are ready to be more powerful.  Otherwise, you wouldn’t be visiting Pain-2-Power or reading this blog. Think about that.  It says a lot.  And I mean all of it. First, it says that there is an order to the universe we don’t fully understand and are certainly not […]

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What Good is Being Asked of Me?

If there is a single question that can power your personal and professional success and also right the ship of life amidst stormy seas, it may be this:  What good is being asked of me? The question is powerful, first and foremost, because it reflects a core belief in the existence of something far “bigger” […]

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