Archive for October, 2009

Cravings no more!

Yummy apple!

Whether you have a soft spot for chocolate, salty stuff, take-aways or other… how hard  do you find  giving these up solely on will power?

Have you ever wondered why this is?


Well, a few weeks ago I was lucky enough to have a chat with world leading nutrition expert, Phil Richards.

When you read my post “Looking Inside” , you can find out what happened when he examined my live blood.

I found this experience fascinating. I learnt that if your blood is not healthy, your cells get diseased and often grow a type of yeast that is hungry for crap food.

You know when you get those uncontrollable cravings that make you do just about anything to get the foods you crave? Well, It’s not you going crazy. It’s your blood cells!

Using NLP techniques, I often help people get rid of life long cravings in as little as one session.

My clients tell me they have tried everything in their power to stop eating these harmful foods without success. Yet, 90 minutes later things have changed. They tell me they feel different. That they can’t put their finger on it, but that something has happened within them.

The proof is in the pudding though (how ironic!), and it’s usually after 4 weeks or so that I get an email saying they are absolutely amazed and that they haven’t had any bad foods at all since.

They tell me they are delighted, they feel healthier and fitter than ever, they have lots of energy, and they are generally happier.

As a result of our sessions, they have been eating healthy foods and exercising and they don’t have cravings any more.

What a lot of people don’t realize is that during that 4 week period they have been living healthily, their blood has also been getting healthy, and the yeasty aliens have probably shrunk or completely disappeared!

How cool is this?

What I have achieved with many of my clients is short of miraculous and sometimes I am as shocked as them!  Just read Elaine’s amazing success story at:

If she did it, so can you!

Anna 🙂

5 Steps to Job Interview Success


Do you have a job interview lined up and want to make a good impression?

Well, in today’s competitive market a good impression might not be enough to get you the job you want. With thousands of people with an array of brilliant qualifications and experience applying for the same position as you,  you  better make sure you stand out from the rest!

But how?

Here’s 5 steps that when you follow them will put you on the right path:

Step 1 – Do your research

Research the company. What they do, how they do it, their mission statement, key people… learn as much as you can about what is most important to the company you are applying to.

This may require you to search the internet, write to them in advance, make some calls, and if you are feeling bold, visit the premises before your interview. Some career experts might advise against this, but I believe today’s climate requires a bit of experimenting and risk taking. After all, if you don’t ask, you don’t get!

If you are applying for a position you have no experience on, it may be a good idea to speak to someone who is already doing that job, or has done it before. Spend some time with that person, and ask some good questions!

Step 2 – Rehearse your interview

I am always stunned when I speak to clients who have a job interview coming up and they tell me they haven’t prepared for it.

Imagine being an actor and showing up at your premiere of a classic musical without having rehearsed it at all. No matter how good you think you are, what do you think would happen?

Certain questions are to be expected at your interview. For example, the infamous “where do you think you’ll be in 5 years time?” Prepare  your answers to these questions and be creative.

Step 3 – Be in top form on the day

You may be thinking this is easier said than done, especially if your upcoming interview is your fiftieth so far.

Well, this may be your fiftieth lucky interview! The better form you are in and the more confident you are, the luckier you will get on the day.

Make sure you sleep well the night before, and eat healthily. Avoid simple carbohydrates, sugar and caffeine as they play havoc with your energy levels and your mental clarity.

You can learn to instantly put yourself in the most useful state of mind for your interview by learning some extremely effective NLP techniques.

Step 4 – Dress to impress

Whether you have a phone interview, a teleconference style interview, or a face to face one, dress professionally and appropriately for the type of job you are applying for.

If you are not sure about what to wear, you can now get plenty of styling advice online!

Also, make sure you feel good with yourself and with what you are wearing on the day. If you feel uncomfortable, the interviewer may notice and this may cause them to be uncomfortable with you.

Step 5 – Ask questions

A lot of companies are looking for more than just someone who can do the job. They are looking for proactive people with a personality.

Show the type of person you are and how interested you are in the job by asking questions. At the same time, be respectful and use appropriate language too.

Think about what you would be looking for if this was your company and you were the interviewer. By imagining what you would expect, you can put yourself in a more resourceful mindset.

Remember to enjoy the interview as much as you can. If after a week or so you haven’t heard from your interviewer,  you may want to contact them and get feedback on your interview. This is a way of reminding them of you, and also a way of finding out valuable information for future reference.

And with the Delite Coaching Programme,  you can discover the secrets to effective communication and body language that can get you the job you want fast.

Always, expect the best!


5 Steps to job interview success

Stand out from the rest!

Let music lift you up!


Music has always been a huge part of my life. I believe in the amazing power of music: music can heal a broken heart, it can bring people together, it can make us dance like no one is watching, it can can make us jump like crazy… it can also bring back memories of the best moments of our lives.

When I was little my dad used to play tapes of classical spanish singers on long car journeys. Us kids used to sing in the car until we fell asleep with exhaustion. Later on, at about 10 years of age, I discovered Michael Jackson, and Tina Turner. I was completely in awe of them. Even though I couldn’t speak English at the time, I learnt the lyrics to many songs by writing what I heard down on a piece of paper and memorising it.

At age 16 I joined a heavy metal band as a singer and guitar player. We played concerts and even recorded a demo tape. I loved getting immersed in the music, and for a long time it was my whole life.

In my twenties, as a fitness trainer, there was nothing I enjoyed more than teaching an exercise class to the right music and getting everyone involved and loving it.

Now, I sing mostly in the shower, and my taste in music is infinitely wider. But still, nothing lifts me up like a good tune! And this one by young Tinchy Strider and N’Dubz is of my latest favourites!

Whether I want to get motivated as a coach, for a training session or for a night out, I can always count on music!

What are your favourite tunes and why?


The Afternoon Show


Anna AparicioIf you tuned into RTE’s The Afternoon Show on Monday and Wednesday (the 19th and 21st of October) you may have seen my feature as The Confidence Coach at The Career Clinic.

Together with Alan Hawk and John Fitzgerald, Legal and Career experts, our aim was to help people who may have lost their job, regain confidence in themselves.

It was brilliant to have the chance to help viewers live.

I want to say a big thank you to the team at The Afternoon Show. Special Thanks to Maura, Sheana, Shane, and  Alan, John, James, Eimear. You were all extremely helpful and so lovely.

I hope to work with you again soon,


PS: You can watch Monday and Wednesday’s shows visit , and click on the appropriate dates on the calendar (the 19th and 21st October). They can only be watched during the next fortnight!

Looking Inside


Healthy Live Blood Hi everyone!

As you know, I like to keep healthy and fit. I firmly believe that physical health translates into mental health.

Fortunately, I was lucky enough to meet Phil Richards last week.

He is a world class Strength, Conditioning and Nutrition expert, who has worked with many well known athletes.

He was in Dublin teaching a seminar and came to my house to read my blood. Oh yes!

Let me share what was one of the best experiences of my life with you.

I didn’t really know what to expect. I though I was going to have a blood test done, and I am not a fan of those…
However, it turned out to be one of the coolest things ever!

He pin pricked my finger and took a few samples. He said one would show what is going on now in my body, and other samples of “dry blood” would show what has been happening for the past few years and up to now.

I had a feeling that he would find something wrong with my hormones, for some reason. I also thought that many years of asthma medication would have probably had a negative effect on my body.

He put the samples in his microscope and I had a look at his computer screen as he explained what he saw. I saw my red blood cells and my white cells with my own eyes!
Fortunately, my blood was very much alive and well! I was delighted and kind of proud of myself for taking care of myself so well!

The only thing he mentioned is that I need to take minerals on top of everything else I am already doing. And that is exactly what I am going to do, like asap. Phil said as soon as I start taking them I am going to feel and perform even better on so many levels!

It was amazing to discover that, even though you may think you are well and fit, when you have a look inside… you might find out you are in fact quite far from it. I can keep training hard now, knowing that I am healthy and well.

I know Phil will be back in Dublin in January. If you get the chance to have a look at your blood, take it!

Phil’s site is:

Talk soon!




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Here, you can find my most up to date articles, stories and research.

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Also, I will be sharing my secrets on how I keep mentally and physically in tip top shape.

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To your success!

Anna Aparicio

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