What I tell myself when life is beating me down

I’ll be honest with you. I’m 33 years old and still find life hard. I still feel like a beginner. I still feel mostly clueless. I still get scared and dread things. For the most part, things are hopeful. I’m productive, I’m exercising enough, feeling positive, and I am grateful for what I have. I can experience moments of brilliance, where I feel like I’m on…

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This is how showing up every day will change you

It is hard to move out of the darkness. To cross the chasm into being recognised, following years spent in the unknown. To make a living from our own ideas, rather than from a payslip, can be a monumental challenge. The hordes at the gates seem to grow with each new day: More talent with…

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Ten small steps to living a good life

There’s this thing you’ve been avoiding… That thing you think of when you wake up in the morning. The thing you’ve been making excuses for so that you never have to come face to face with it. But, it eats away at you. Breathing down your neck. Like that sleeping dragon, Smaug. Out there; a…

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Three mind control exercises that are more vivid than meditation

Whether you think it’s all mumbo woo-woo or not, many people, including myself, have seen their lives change by meditating. Yoga International defines meditation as: “Meditation is a precise technique for resting the mind and attaining a state of consciousness that is different from the normal waking state. It is the means for fathoming all…

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