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Mike Oglesbee

My Great Surrender Part II

Not only had I began to notice this darkness within me, but in others around me. As I continued my daily practice of gratefulness and surrender, I saw my relationships began to change. I became more affected by the abusive nature of those I had been so close to and how I had learned many

My Great Surrender Part I

I remember it so clearly, so vividly. My marriage was at a crossroads, my father was diagnosed with cancer, my business wasn’t pulling in enough capital to pay my bills, my wife’s grandmother passed away, and my aunt was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. I was all out of options. I felt broken, defeated, and

The Decision to Change

People often say that change is difficult. I cannot entirely agree. I often say that change is easy. It’s a natural part of life, and the only thing that never changes. It’s not change that we struggle with so much as it is letting go of the things that prevent it. We become trapped and

A Personal Touch

In 2011, I founded Maximized Mind Hypnotherapy and Coaching. I began as a generalist as I was eager to help anyone who would allow me to make a difference in their life. As the years passed, I began to narrow my focus to helping people overcome anxiety and depression. The primary reason for this is

Setting Growth Goals for New Results

I have fought countless battles with anxiety and depression throughout my life. I’ve tried medications, therapy, read numerous self-help books and joined many programs, but nothing ever seemed to work for me. It wasn’t until I began to grow as a person that I experienced true relief. I started to invest in growth-oriented activities rather

Confronting Our Struggles

Anxiety and depression are the most common mental health issues in the world. Almost everyone knows someone who has or is going through anxiety or depression in their lives. As more and more people are affected, it’s becoming part of everyday conversation, and for good reason. For so long, these conditions have had a negative

The Lies We Live

Have you ever heard of the placebo effect? When the mind is convinced of something so much, it creates a physical response even when that response defies logic. It’s quite fascinating to read about the many experiments that have been conducted to support the placebo effect. We have learned that the subconscious mind can’t tell

Higher Level Thinking for Higher Level Living

Albert Einstein once said, “we cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” Thinking is the most important skill that a person can learn. Everything in your life is a result of how you have used this skill. Take a look around you. Look at your life, your environment,

What inspired me to write “Fight Back”

Have you ever received a gift, or achieved something so great that you just had to share it with someone else? Several years ago, I received a gift that I knew I had to share with the world. You see, from a young age, I suffered with severe anxiety and depression. I became rebellious and