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.

BODY-MIND CORONAVIRUS ~ Kathi Fairbend

The Coronavirus pandemic guidelines for physical and social distancing have dramatically fueled the work-from-home movement. Employees have been told to stay at home and adapt their environments to working routine hours and producing quality results. Working at home during the pandemic should raise heightened concern for individuals’ physical and mental wellbeing. People’s homes are not designed as workplaces and are […]

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FREEDOM IS HAVING NOTHING LEFT TO LOSE

“Freedom is just another word for nothing left to lose,” wrote songwriters Kris Kristofferson and Fred Foster in the late 1960’s.  The song was entitled “Me and Bobby McGee.”  Janis Joplin’s version is the most famous. I’ve been thinking about that line over the past weeks, as Coronavirus has made a dent in the usual […]

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THE NEW NORMAL: COURAGE, COURAGE, EVERYWHERE

It’s 8:00 a.m. Saturday morning, as I write this blog.  The streets here, outside Boston, are eerily quiet.  People have started to wear masks, given data suggesting that Coronavirus might be spread through normal breathing, not just when an infected person coughs or when viral particles are transmitted by touching a contaminated surface, then touching […]

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HOW TO KNOW IT’S TIME TO PAIN-2-POWER

Life is busy.  Life is often difficult.  Right now, life presents unprecedented challenges related to Coronavirus.  Yet, as the pandemic recedes (and it will recede), people will still need to decide whether they are proceeding at a pace and in a direction and with habits that are serving them best, or whether they need help […]

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“WE ARE ALL BROKEN. THAT’S HOW THE LIGHT GETS IN”

“We are all broken.  That’s how the light gets in.”  These powerful words turn out to be a combination of quotes from Ernest Hemingway and Leonard Cohen. Cohen, the less well-known of the two men, was a Canadian singer, songwriter, poet and novelist. I share the words here because my experience working with clients for […]

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Lessons from the Burst Zika Bubble ~ Randall S Bock Guest Post

“Here’s a piece that I’m hoping can help calm minds. I know we’re in the midst of a viral scare and I can’t fully comment on how everything will play out with coronavirus but I do want you to know that experts occasionally can get things wrong – and that the news-media will run stories […]

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BODY-MIND AND THE CORONAVIRUS ~ Kathi Fairbend Guest Post

The world is engulfed in confusion about Coronavirus data, guidelines, restrictions, sadness about those who have lost their lives and what will unfold in the future. We have been inundated with instructions for disinfecting and hand washing, along with endless reflections on the stress of schedule changes for families. Millions of Americans used to de-stress […]

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What is True Personal Power?

It’s one thing to want to be “more successful” or to “have better relationships,” but achieving true personal power is a much more specific goal.  It means that the goals you seek and the successes you achieve are derived from your core self—that part of you that is the reservoir for your most heartfelt dreams […]

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The Heart of the Matter: The Pain-2-Power Principle

Today is the official launch of the Pain-to-Power website.  So, today seems like a good day to write about the central idea of Pain-2-Power. In order to become truly powerful, despite any level of adversity (even facing the immense stresses associated with Coronavirus), you have to be working with the non-fiction, authentic version of your […]

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