Personal Development

Three simple things you can do to climb out of the hell you’re in

The grand old journey of life often presents us with suffocating quagmires that feel impossible to slide free from. An alarming number of us don’t make it. And yet there are ways to do what Luther did: taking composed and tiny steps. When we’re in hell, we don’t need a complex strategy. We just need …

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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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Four powerful mindset fundamentals I use to feel energised and happy

December has swept through like a hurricane of colour, passive annoyance, sugar and noise. Although time for a well-needed break is vital, like most of those who celebrate at this time of year, you’re probably not in the best shape, both mentally and physically. I know I’m not. As heart-warming as the holidays can be, …

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Five explorative writing exercises that will surprise you about yourself

E.L. Doctorow once said: “Writing is an exploration. You start from nothing, and learn as you go.” As my daily writing experiments have shown, he is right. Writing can reveal a lot about the world and ourselves. The sheer act of writing unlocks that which is deep within the dusty libraries of my mind. Until recently, …

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The Freezer | Red Lemon Club

The freezer. It’s a stretch of time. It’s a way of thinking. It’s a point on a path. Most are familiar with it; many are moving out of it, and a few have long since left. You’re in the freezer when you: Are reacting, rather than creating. Don’t believe you can make money doing work you …

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Victim

When I am a victim…

When I am a victim… …I feel a weight on my shoulders. It’s pushing down so that I bend slightly at the knees. It’s what they call my ‘ego.’ Every time life was unfair to me; my ego has inflated a little more. Now I carry it around. I have to trudge under the weight. …

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