rituals

Using Rituals to Tame Anxiety

Many athletes are superstitious. For example, Serena Williams wears the same pair of socks throughout a single tournament run. Former Boston Redsocks third baseman Wade

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A silhouette of a man sitting on top of a pile of rocks at sunset in flow state.

Finding Your Flow State

According to the old saying, time flies when you’re having fun. The same thing happens when you’re in a state of flow. This is because

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focus on what matters

How to Focus on What Matters

Something I learned early as a martial artist was that, when sparring with an opponent, you have to focus on what matters. What matters while

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live your best life

How to Live Your Best Life

When you hear “live your best life”, what does it mean to you? Since everyone is different. It’s not reasonable to expect that everyone wants

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grow your gratitude

How to Grow Your Gratitude

I practice being mindful every day. The reason I practice daily is because practicing mindfulness helps me to focus on the here and now. By

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reacting versus responding

Choose Responding Versus Reacting

What’s the difference between reacting versus responding? Aren’t they the same thing? According to an article in Psychology Today, “A reaction is instant. It’s driven

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brain health

Aging, Brain Health, and TV

How much time did you spend watching television over the past 18 months or so? If you’re like most consumers, you spent a good deal

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personal growth

Using NLP for Personal Growth

What have you been trying to improve lately?  What’s on your personal development list? Is it to become more focused? Would you like to stop

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inner critic

Taming Your Inner Critic

Everyone has an inner critic, a voice inside your head that when you begin doing  something a little bit out of the ordinary and things

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mindfulness

Making Mindfulness a Way of Life

According to the American Psychological Association, mindfulness is “a moment-to-moment awareness of one’s experience without judgment.” You can use mindfulness for stress reduction, improving working

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change your mindset

How to Change Your Mindset

Before talking about how can you change your mindset, let’s define what a mindset is. A simple way to look at mindset is as a

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A man who stopped worrying and took action by jumping over a cliff in the mountains.

Stop Worrying – Take Action!

Most people worry occasionally, but some people manage to worry so much that it becomes their whole life. They worry about their job, the weather,

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live in the moment

How to Live in the Moment

If you are like most people, it’s hard for you to live in the moment. But, when you aren’t taking the time to be fully

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cultivating stillness

Cultivating Stillness in Your Life

Do you know anyone like this? Someone who frantically scurries around while complaining about their lack of time? You probably have friends and acquaintances just

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intrinsic motivation

The Power of Intrinsic Motivation

Today we’re first going to take a look at the difference between extrinsic and intrinsic motivation. Then we’re going to examine the power of intrinsic

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wake up early

Why You Should Wake Up Early

Do you like to wake up early in the morning? A recent article in the Business Insider titled, “21 successful people who wake up incredibly

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biohacking

Biohacking for Beginners

Have you heard about biohacking? It is a popular topic right now. If you haven’t heard the term before, biohacking is manipulating your body, brain,

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comfort zone

Break Free of Your Comfort Zone

The great thing about the comfort zone is, well, it’s comfortable. While comfortable, it’s more like quicksand, keeping you stuck and never moving forward.  You’ll

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live a purposeful life

How to Live a Purposeful Life

What is my life’s purpose? That’s a question nearly everyone asks, but few can answer.  Why should anyone struggle to figure this out? It’s because

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Mental toughness

Planting Seeds of Mental Toughness

Mental toughness is a key trait of peak performers. Mentally toughness can help you overcome mental, physical and emotional challenges or anything else that’s standing

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