Why You Struggle With Bad Habits (It’s Not Self Sabotage) – Lifestyle Article

SUBSCRIBE NOW AND GET 1. THE RLD RESOURCES PDF: A 22 page pdf with my recommendations for the books, articles, supplements, clothes, tech, and products you need to live your best life. 2. FREE CHAPTERS: A pdf with free chapters from all four of my books. 3. INSTANT ACCESS: Instant access to my latest articles and videos This is only a snippet of a Lifestyle article written by Will Freemen Read Full Article

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The Power of Proving Yourself Wrong – Self Improvement Article

One important attitude behind self-growth in any area of life is: always be open to the possibility that you are wrong about something. Because only by admitting you’re wrong can you truly learn, grow, and change yourself. My favorite way to prove myself wrong is to play “devil’s advocate” toward my current beliefs. I assume the opposite of what I believe is true, and I begin to search for facts and evidence that support this opposing view. Often when I…

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Your October Playlist Has Landed – Lifestyle Article

What do the most charismatic people have in common with music? Quite a lot, actually. Think of the most charming people you know. These people seem to universally possess the magical ability to brighten any room, uplift any mood and take on the world with ease. Being around these people just feels so good when you’re with them, and their energy is infectious. Similarly, music also has vast therapeutic potential. The idea of music for healing is not new. The Ancient…

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what we’ve learned … so far – Meditation Article

This post by sleep scientist Dr. Jason C. Ong is part of our Sleep Health course. You can experience the full 14-day course with a subscription to the Headspace app. Well done on making it all the way to the end of the Headspace Sleep Health course. I really hope that it’s helped you to reframe your approach to sleep. Let’s take a moment just to recap all that we have learned: Awareness is everything Looking for that sleepy feeling,…

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How To Handle Your Privacy And Political Fears – Lifestyle Article

SUBSCRIBE NOW AND GET 1. THE RLD RESOURCES PDF: A 22 page pdf with my recommendations for the books, articles, supplements, clothes, tech, and products you need to live your best life. 2. FREE CHAPTERS: A pdf with free chapters from all four of my books. 3. INSTANT ACCESS: Instant access to my latest articles and videos This is only a snippet of a Lifestyle article written by Will Freemen Read Full Article

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Multi-Stage Meditation: A 15-Minute Routine – Self Improvement Article

Meditation is becoming one of those habits that we all know is good for us, but we have trouble actually doing it on a consistent basis. When I first learned about meditation and tried it out, it was about 10 years ago. Since then my practice has been very sporadic. I enjoyed it and could see its benefits afterwards, but I could never transform it into a steady habit. However, meditation is slowly become as essential to my daily routine…

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5 Beautiful Ways to Embrace Your True Self – *Positive Provocations* – Self Improvement Article

“Be yourself. Above all, let who you are, what you are, what you believe shine through every sentence you write, every piece you finish.” ~ John Jakes Being yourself isnt a choice. Its a way of life. Period. Being you is not always the easiest thing to be. Believe me I have had a hard time in the past just being me until I found out who I was. Embracing your true self means to celebrate your individuality – learning to…

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5 Step Plan to Positively Reduce Anxiety – *Positive Provocations* – Self Improvement Article

“You can’t always control what goes on outside. But you can always control what goes on inside.” ~ Wayne Dyer Racing thoughts, shortness of breath, tightening of chest, unmanaged negative thought spirals…ever experienced these? If yes, then you know what anxiety feels like. Don’t worry, its something we all face from time to time in our lives. Life is full of beautiful moments, dreams fulfilled, family fun and also full of work, responsibilities, financial commitments. Most of this we handle…

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Understanding Our Reflections – *Positive Provocations* – Self Improvement Article

“We live in a house of mirrors and think we are looking out the windows.”~ Fritz Perls Who are you looking at? Who is looking back at you? Who are you looking for? The Greek Philosopher Socrates often referred to the pursuit of knowing thyself as the most important part of living. He also declared in many of his writings, that an un-examined life is not a life worth living. On some level or another, all of us are seeking…

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Contentment through Letting Go of Expectations – *Positive Provocations* – Self Improvement Article

‘Blessed is the man who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed’ ~Alexander Pope Every morning we wake up and open our front doors to pick up the newspaper and enjoy the fresh news with a nice cup of steaming tea/coffee. Well, that is usually the ritual in my house. Now we have been having this ritual for years and years and I am beginning to think it was passed down from our forefathers…:) When one fine Sunday morning (when…

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The Body Clock Reset: How to Optimize Your Circadian Rhythm and Get Better Sleep Naturally – Lifestyle Article

The Body Clock Reset: How to Optimize Your Circadian Rhythm and Get Better Sleep Naturally BY SATCHIN PANDA, Ph.D. Share: We want to get the most out of our daytime activities and nighttime rest. The goal is twofold: First, we want to adjust our activities to the optimal times of the day that are most in sync with our clocks. We want to eat when we metabolize foods the most efficiently, we want to be active when our brain and body…

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Aim to Live With Wisdom Daily ~ 4 Soulful Tips – *Positive Provocations* – Self Improvement Article

“We learn wisdom from failure much more than from success. We often discover what will do, by finding out what will not do; and probably he who never made a mistake never made a discovery.” ~ Samuel Smiles I am open to Wisdom in any size, shape or form it may present itself. Wisdom is something I aim and strive for daily. In a world where everyone is thinking about getting rich, I am thinking about gaining wisdom! I can sometimes…

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How to Look at a Wall – Meditation Article

Zen teacher Karen Maezen Miller explain’s Bodhidharma’s famous practice of wall gazing. Photo by David Gabriel Fischer. “Would you like to learn to meditate now?” I asked this of a student as we neared the end of the meditation class. I was losing my patience. All morning long, she had raised philosophical questions and objections. She wanted to debate Buddhism and not practice it. Time was running out, and we’d barely begun. I kept trying to get back to the point,…

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How to Uncomplicate Relationships + 5 Ways to Infuse More Love into Them – *Positive Provocations* – Self Improvement Article

“Let your love be like the misty rains, coming softly, but flooding the river.” ~Malagasy Proverb Relationship status: Complicated, is what gets seen around more and more on social media these days. When we think of relationships, immediately the word “complicated” seems to get formed in our minds. I recently met a friend after a really long hiatus, and when I asked her how things were going with her Husband…all she could say was “let it be, it’s complicated…”. Just…

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What Do You Really Need Today? – Happiness Article

“Each day is a little life: every waking and rising a little birth, every fresh morning a little youth, every going to rest and sleep a little death.” ~Arthur Schopenhauer About a month ago I came back to my daily meditation practice after realizing I’d been pushing myself too hard, and I was amazed at how easy it was to sit, get into that groove, and just be. I expected to sit for ten minutes, but on this day, my…

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Why Words Are Worthless – Lifestyle Article

A verbal contract isn’t worth the paper it’s printed on because words are worthless. Words cost nothing and therefore prove nothing. Cost is what’s key, the price to pay is action. Actions you DON’T want to do. That’s when you know you’re committed. Anyone can work when they’re motivate on things they want to do but motivation is a luxury. It’s dedication that gets you to your destination. Same goes for who you let into your inner circle. She can…

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How to Get Pregnant Even When You’ve Tried Everything: The Top 15 Reasons for Unexplained Infertility and What to Do to Fix Them Fast – Lifestyle Article

How to Get Pregnant Even When You’ve Tried Everything: The Top 15 Reasons for Unexplained Infertility and What to Do to Fix Them Fast BY A’NDREA REITER photo: kaylee garrett Share: External Factors: The Outside Influences that Mess with Your Fertility Are you wondering how to get pregnant with unexplained infertility? Let’s talk about the fifteen external factors that could be affecting your fertility. These are outside factors that might not immediately seem related to your fertility but can be huge…

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On Being An Empowered Woman + Top 50 Positive Quotes By Empowering Women – *Positive Provocations* – Self Improvement Article

“The difference between a broken community and a thriving one is the presence of women who are valued.” ~ Michelle Obama Women’s Day often brings with it empowering feelings for me as a woman. It makes me think of all the women who were brave and sacrificed so much to bring about the freedom and rights we enjoy today. I feel like they have paved the way for us to be who we want to be unabashedly. Women today are…

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3 Healing Ways Towards Self-Forgiveness – *Positive Provocations* – Self Improvement Article

“Forgive yourself for what you think you’ve done or not done. At every moment, you had your reasons for all of your actions and decisions. You’ve always done the best that you could do. Forgive yourself.” ~ Doreen Virtue Do you know that difficulties with self-forgiveness are linked with suicide attempts, eating disorders, and alcohol abuse, among other problems. The ability to forgive ourselves for our mistakes, no matter how big or small they may be, is a necessary step…

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20 Positive Tips to Be Happy NOW – *Positive Provocations* – Self Improvement Article

“I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition.” ~ Martha Washington What is your definition of happiness? Do you think you need to be successful to be happy? Are you caught in the “I’ll be happy when…..” Syndrome? I am sure you’ve caught yourself a time or two saying things like, “I’ll…

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7 Simple Steps to Setting Positive Intentions – *Positive Provocations* – Self Improvement Article

“We must learn to reawaken and keep ourselves awake, not by mechanical aid, but by an infinite expectation of the dawn.” ~Henry David Thoreau An intention is the starting point of everything. Every creation, every idea, every big book, every big movie, every invention, every part of your life…begins with an intention. If I want to take a walk or read a book or meditate it begins with an intention. All things in the Universe begin with an intention. And…

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How to Believe in Divine Love and Deal With Loneliness – *Positive Provocations* – Self Improvement Article

“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all of the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” ~ RUMI And just like that my darlings, we are in February 2019 the Month of Valentine and all things Love. While Love is our default setting, I like how atleast in one month of the year, its SO in your face its hard to miss ???? But yet, when it comes to understanding love,…

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6 Simple Ways to Be Extraordinary Everyday – *Positive Provocations*

“Be more splendid. Be more extraordinary. Use every moment to fill yourself up.” ~ Oprah We are each extraordinary in our own special way! We are…we really are! When we become open to our own extraordinary abilities and embrace them, we will have reignited that powerhouse within our-self to become the best and happiest versions of our-self. But HOW?? hmm…that is the question that has been asked a million times over..by extraordinary people in hiding(you!). Great people like Lincoln, Gandhi, Shakespeare, Tolstoy, Dickens, Van Gogh, Leonardo…

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3 Soulful Ways To Overcoming Unnecessary Wants – *Positive Provocations*

“Stop chasing what your mind wants and you’ll get what your soul needs.” When my daughter was 4 years old, she loved ice cream. She still does. One night when she was 4, on a very cold rainy night, she kept pulling me to the fridge to ask me for ice cream. Now there is nothing wrong with ice cream, is there? But at 11 p.m. (well past bedtime) on a cold rainy night, it is potentially disastrous. Now we…

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55 of The Most Inspiring Gratitude Quotes You Will Ever Need – *Positive Provocations*

“To speak gratitude is courteous and pleasant, to enact gratitude is generous and noble, but to live gratitude is to touch Heaven.” ~Johannes A. Gaertner~ For me, my Gratitude practice is my most transformative positive habit yet. It picks me up when I am down. It makes me focus on the beautiful blessings in my life, no matter how hard things may be. A gratitude practice is the first step I urge my clients towards, to kick start their healing. While…

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A writer’s hobbies and interests

It’s essential to have some hobbies and interests to help us restore our vital juices when they’re running low. I love reading and writing. Actually, some books, I’m so glad I’ve read them I consider myself a lucky person. Just for that. But no matter how deep my love for reading and writing is, I could never sit at my desk for hours and hours every single day. And keep on reading and writing. Fact is, after a while I’ve…

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Stress relief products for writers—cheap and effective!

Doodle number one. Using the graphic tablet. Hargh! Writing can be incredibly rewarding. Especially when we have just finished, really finished a work, and congratulating ourselves for the feat. Alas, writing can also be a grueling experience. I mean, there are days, at times even weeks, we seem utterly unable to find even the most basic word to convey the ideas floating about in our mind. From this perspective it’s no wonder Kurt Vonnegut said when he wrote he felt…

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5 Transformative Reasons to Start Writing a Journal NOW! – *Positive Provocations*

“Life is a train of moods like a string of beads; and as we pass through them they prove to be many colored lenses, which paint the world their own hue, and each shows us only what lies in its own focus.”~ Ralph Waldo Emerson As this glorious December begins and we are all in introspective modes cause of the end of the year approaching rapidly…I’m thinking about Essence. I’m thinking about that Essence that is revealed when we have…

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Healthy minds: how writers can stay healthy and keep writing

Writing can be a deeply rewarding activity. It can also be terribly stressful. Just have a look at these quotes: We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect–Anaïs Nin One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple–Jack Kerouac I am irritated by my own writing. I am like a violinist whose ear is true, but whose fingers refuse to reproduce precisely the sound he hears within–Gustave Flaubert A blank piece of…

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My Best Psychology and Self Improvement Articles From 2018

As we approach the upcoming new year, it’s always a great time to take a step back and reflect on what we’ve learned and experienced over the past twelve months. First, let me ask you an important question: “Are you better or worse than you were exactly one year ago today? Or about the same?” I sincerely hope it was a good and productive year for you; but even if it wasn’t, keep in mind this is just one chapter…

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