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How You Show Up Matters, More Than You Think!

I grew up on the South Side of Johannesburg in government housing (similar to the Projects in the USA). It was very clear to me early on, that how smart you were was irrelevant, and how tough you were was all that mattered. I was a sensitive child, and a creative soul — yet found myself plunged into what seemed eternal darkness. When I wasn’t being harassed by the school bullies, I was planning safe routes to get home by avoiding the......

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How to Achieve a Zen Mind in Everyday Life!

The human mind is a time traveler. Much of its waking moments, and even when it is dreaming, are spent either thinking about tomorrow, or longing for yesterday. And there is nothing wrong with that. We need to project into the future where all our dreams lay, and reflecting on the past hopefully will help us avoid the same mistakes from yesterday.

But while this time traveling mind is useful, and even necessary, too much of it can shade the very beauty that lies......

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Unlimited Resolve: Beyond Feeling Good For the Moment!

Cruising around YouTube I came across a very well known motivational, self help speaker. I began watching, because just like everyone else, I am always looking for an edge in life. Ten minutes in, I was struck by something that I had often thought of previous times when watching these kinds of talks. Everyone is glowing, excited, energised, and in the moment — but I am left wondering what do they look like on Monday, after the ecstasy of the happy chemical cocktail that......

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Why The Hoot, Is Better Than The Roar!

I am, by all accounts a ‘Mans Man’ (what ever that really means). I grew up poor and tough, learned to fight, served in the military and in the end spent most of my life teaching others how to successfully defend themselves. I have a half ‘Manly Beard’ too — which really isn’t my fault, I blame genetics. But one thing that irks me to no end, is this constant Rah, Rah, ‘Navy Seal’ type motivational stuff meant to inspire us to be Real......

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