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Tim BrunsonDr. Tim Brunson has dedicated his life to helping individuals, groups, and organizations achieve lasting transformation. His focus has always been on ways people can improve their health and happiness while achieving self-actualization. Other than being a clinical hypnotherapist, he has worked in many professional and trades to include the Army (and Army Reserve), industrial production, real estate, financial services, law enforcement, and teaching at two different universities. Academically, he holds three masters degrees, to of which is in business and one in strategic studies, as well as, having earned a Doctor of Clinical Hypnotherapy and a PhD in Clinical Hypnotherapy. This blog will address many of the issues that we face regarding our lives and aspirations.

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Are You Reaching for the Right Pain Medication?

Monday, March 2, 2015 - The use of opioid painkillers such as Vicodin and Oxycontin is on the rise.

Why most leaders fail

Monday, April 7, 2014 - Most untrained leaders fail when they try to act like leaders rather than lead.

In defense of liberalism

Monday, April 7, 2014 - A true American conservative is one that supports our liberal foundations.

Lessons from the Dachau Death Camp

Monday, April 7, 2014 - Is a government shrouded in lies fit to govern?

Why art will transform Anniston

Monday, April 7, 2014 - Why is art so important for the transformation of Anniston, Alabama?

Jim Epik -- It's Your Life, Friday, 8 AM CST

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - Jim Epik led the team that caught a phantom radio operator who was attempting to collide passenger aircraft

Dangerous Dogs

Wednesday, December 4, 2013 - Most dog breeds that are considered dangerous are have an undeserved reputation.

Never give up – Lessons from a mouse

Thursday, November 7, 2013 - This mice did not give up. Maybe we can learn a lesson in tenacity.

Tom North – It’s Your Life Guest – 8 a.m. CST, November 8

Thursday, November 7, 2013 - A feel-good movie and TV program was inspired by Tom North's family but was far from being accurate.

Dilshad Dayani – Guest Friday on It’s Your Life

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - Dishad Dayani will be my guest on It's Your Life this Friday at 8 am. CDT.

Dr. Hillary Chollet - Guest - It's Your Life, Friday, Oct 18

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - Dr. Hillary Chollet explores the impact of six generations on his present day experiences.

Leah Carey --It's Your Life guest Oct 11, 2015

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - Leah Carey survived 20 years of chronic depression and is now a certified life coach helping others.

Living with dogs

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 - Our habit of coexisting with dogs may be due to the tremendous number of similarities that we have with them.

David Reddick -- It's Your Life, October 4

Tuesday, October 1, 2013 - David Reddick almost died after a serious motorcycle accident in 2001. Now he is a charismatic public servant who inspires the youth of his community.

Froswa Booker-Drew – It’s Your Life Guest, Sep 27, 8 AM

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - Froswa Booker-Drew learned a lot about recovering from racism and class while filming a documentary in India.

Jim Stevens, It’s Your Life guest, Friday, September 20.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 - Jim Stevens lost his sight and his marriage only to become an international martial arts champion and artist known around the world.

Donna Mae DePola is my guest this week on It’s Your Life

Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - Donna Mae DePola, incest survivor, former drug addict, and counselor and trainer of counselors will be my guest this Friday.

Christine Clifford guest this Friday (Sep 6) on It's Your Life

Tuesday, September 3, 2013 - When diagnosed with cancer Christine met her challenges with humor.

Alexandra Chauran, It's Your Life guest, Friday, Aug 30

Monday, August 26, 2013 - As a collect student Alexandra was diagnosed with schizophrenia. Now she is a business entrepreneur.

Homelessness in NE Alabama

Monday, August 26, 2013 - Our homeless problem is worse than you think. But, it is something that we can solve.

Chris Vaca – It’s Your Life guest Friday, August 23

Monday, August 19, 2013 - Age should never be an excuse for not succeeding.

Katy Larsen -- Guest 8 a.m. Friday, It's Your Life

Monday, August 12, 2013 - Katy Larsen addresses how to best handle the grief of losing a stillborn child.

Pat San Pedro – Guest on It’s Your Life, Friday August 9

Monday, August 5, 2013 - Pat San Pedro, an Emmy winning media personality, decided to make a documentary about her struggle with breast cancer.

Successful Failures

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - People who endure adversity and discouragement often write their own stories.

Rita Flegel, Guest on It’s Your Life, Friday, August 2

Monday, July 29, 2013 - Homeless in the Anniston area is hidden, but still a substantial problem.

Anna McCarthy, It’s Your Life guest, July 26

Monday, July 22, 2013 - Anna McCarthy experienced domestic violence and abuse then created a forgiveness program that she shares with others.

College football banned in Alabama?

Sunday, July 21, 2013 - College football is a barbaric sport that we love.

What we know about the Zimmerman – Martin case

Saturday, July 20, 2013 - When looking at the Zimmerman-Martin case, I choose to look at the facts rather than my assumptions.

Suzanne Casamento -- It's Your Life - July 19

Monday, July 15, 2013 - Suzanne Casamento lost her job and home and now has found her calling as a dating expert

The US education scam

Friday, July 12, 2013 - Our education system is producint under qualified graduates and unnecessary degrees.

Attracting the love of your life

Tuesday, July 9, 2013 - True attractiveness starts in how you make others feel.

For those who struggle

Friday, May 17, 2013 - A 15 year old blind champion high school pole vaulter can tell us a great deal about facing our challenges.

Technology redefining our humanity

Friday, May 10, 2013 - Our increased involement with devices with AI capability need us to rethink what it means to be human.

Terrorism makes us do dumb things

Thursday, May 9, 2013 - Devasting events in our lives requires a cool head rather thatn panic-driven stupidity.

This is a bunch of bull

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 - Spanish bull leaping acorbats may tell us something about our humanity.

Schools, education, and creativity

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 - A society thrives on innovation and creativity. Why do schools not value this?

The arts and high school drop out rates

Tuesday, May 7, 2013 - Artistic expression can radically transform individuals and communities

Are we predictable?

Saturday, May 4, 2013 - The predictability of humans affects happiness and success.

Increasing your protection against hackers

Saturday, March 23, 2013 - Once you understand more about how hackers work, it is possible to become reasonably secure. Here's how.

The computer hacker next door

Friday, March 22, 2013 - Who are the hackers that are attacking computers all over the Internet?

U R hacking my computers!

Thursday, March 21, 2013 - Typical techniques used by hackers and how you could possibly be assisting them

Living in an illiterate nation

Thursday, March 14, 2013 - Our current misguided emphasis in the educational arena may destroy our nations preeminant status.

New Pope good for Christianity and the world

Thursday, March 14, 2013 - The selection of Pope Francis may just serve as good thing not just for Roman Catholics. He could have a positive impact on Christianity and the world.

Help with stress

Friday, November 16, 2012 - 54% of Americans are concerned about excessive stress. Whether they need professional help or are using self-care, lifestyle changes can help.

My Batteries Unlimited Experience

Saturday, November 3, 2012 - If you need any type of battery, this is the place to go.

Everyone needs self-promotion

Thursday, July 26, 2012 - Marketing yourself is a necessity if you plan to be successful in many different aspects of life.

Law enforcement and community transformation

Friday, July 13, 2012 - Law enforcement is particularly well suited to assist in the transformation of a community.

Surviving your mid-life crisis

Thursday, July 5, 2012 - While only a child you were in touch with your essence. In mid-life you begin earning for a reunion with this essence.

Mind over matter in medicine

Friday, June 29, 2012 - Accidental positive expectancy is responsible for 33% of medical cures. When it is intentional, the success rate is even higher.

Career changes later in life

Thursday, June 21, 2012 - Join us on "It's Your Life" as Debra Warner, an intern marriage and family therapist, discusses the challenges of starding a second career as a private practitioner.

From tragedy to empowerment

Thursday, June 14, 2012 - Athena Demetrios story is one of a young child surviving poverty and rape and growing up to be an inspiration to others.

Change your focus, change your brain

Thursday, June 7, 2012 - Changing how you focus your mind can create permanent changes to your health and happiness.

Lessons about life from those who are dying

Thursday, May 31, 2012 - By studying those who are dying it is possible to rediscover the joy of living.

Surviving a mindless marriage

Thursday, May 24, 2012 - An "auto-pilot", mindless marriage too often begins after three to five years. This is preventable if you recognize and remedy it in time.

The impact of the mind on breast cancer survival

Thursday, May 17, 2012 - This is the story of how a woman used her mind to help her survive breast cancer and to fight the side effects of its treatment.

Providing Chiropractic care to the Hispanic population

Thursday, May 10, 2012 - Dr. Liz Serra has been providing chiropractic care to Hispanics in the San Francisco Bay area for over 20 years.

Dating and lasting romantic relationships

Thursday, May 3, 2012 - Relationships are formed and sustained better when you understand how to balance giving, staying attractive, and commitment.

Using relaxation to increase concentration

Thursday, April 26, 2012 - Learning to regularly relax your mind can lead to increased success in many different areas.

“It’s Your Life” on WDNG

Monday, April 16, 2012 - Tune in Fridays starting April 27, for Dr. Tim Brunson's new program, It's Your Life.

US Real estate wrap up for March 2012

Tuesday, April 10, 2012 - Although existing sales and home prices still remain relatively flat, modest increases in REALTOR advertising and pending home sales indicate that we may have entered into the begining for a real estate recovery.

Medical care: When the risk is greater than car accidents and gunshots

Saturday, April 7, 2012 - Despite the miracles of modern medicine, your death is over twice as likely to be at the hands of your physician or due to failures at a hospital than from a gunshot or car accident.

Affecting insomnia without the use of pills

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 - Popular medications used for insomnia create an artificial sleep state. While they help many people, they also present several health hazards. By understanding how the brain works, there are several other safer solutions.

Common sense economics

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 - What is our biggest problem? Illiteracy or illegal immigration

A psychotherapist as an enabler

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 - A qualified and competent psychotherapist can gently quick clients who have personality disorders back to a more productive and happier life.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome and mental health

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 - Although officially IBS has no known cause, over the years I’ve seen many patients who displayed substantial issues with balance in their lives and even many who had self-trust issues.

Playing good-cop or bad-cop as part of effective parenting

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 - Playing bad-cop with your young children should be done very rarely as it could negatively affect their health and personality later in life.

Do Professional Certifications REALLY Matter?

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 - Other than meeting professional qualifications, a practitioner’s certifications should be emphasized based upon a simple assessment of the client’s personality and needs.

Can Financial Incentives Motivate Older Adults to Achieve Fitness Goals?

Tuesday, March 27, 2012 - Strangely enough, activating the brain’s aware centers may help a person achieve very different goals.

Teaching manners to kids and the development of empathy

Tuesday, March 27, 2012 - Time investing teaching manners to young children will affect how well they show empathy later in life.

You vs your co-worker: How to win disputes at work

Tuesday, March 27, 2012 - Avoiding and resolving disputes is almost always handled more successfully if you realize how the brain handles conflict situations.

The challenge of smoking cessation

Monday, March 26, 2012 - The goal of stopping the use of tobacco problems must include a strategy to change how you use your mind.

Existing home sales drop in February

Wednesday, March 21, 2012 - According to NAR, existing home sales for February dropped slightly while increasing in the Midwest and South.

Hypnotherapy and fibromyalgia

Tuesday, March 13, 2012 - Over 2,000 residents of Calhoun County suffer from fibromyalgia. Hynotherapy is a proven way to improve their quality of life.

US Real estate wrap up for February 2012

Monday, March 12, 2012 - The US real estate market is poised for a slow recovery as December to January statistics show mixed results.

February unemployment did not drop

Friday, March 9, 2012 - February unemployment did not improve over the 8.3% January rate. However, today's BLS report actual has a silver lining.

Hypnosis for Weight Loss

Sunday, February 26, 2012 - Hypnotherpy provides a safe alternative when considering weight reduction options

The Politics of Stupidity

Tuesday, February 21, 2012 - We can improve political decisions should we use the smarter parts of our brains -- rather than the stupid ones.

A simple formula for change and transformation

Friday, February 10, 2012 - Once simple changes in perception are made, fundamental changes can be achieved.

Greed is not Always Good

Wednesday, February 8, 2012 - Unrestricted greed has caused suffering for millions. Greed may be good – if it benefits society.

Stopping smoking habits can be difficult

Sunday, February 5, 2012 - Stopping a smoking habit involves finding the underlying issue and adopting positive mental changes.

Calhoun County’s Vulnerability to Federal Handouts

Saturday, February 4, 2012 - Our excessive reliance on federal employment and payments creates a dangerous liability for Calhoun Country residents and businesses.

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