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The 6 things about meditation it took me a decade to learn

The 6 things about meditation it took me a decade to learn

  When I was younger I always thought of meditation as a woo-woo thing that men with long pony-tails and women who believe in fairies do. It wasn’t something I saw myself ever doing. I didn’t really get it at all. But not long before […]

Why you should give up on fixing your flaws

Why you should give up on fixing your flaws

  I was going through some old papers recently and I found a contract hand written by me when I was about 10 years old, saying:   To Sarah Smith and Tom Taylor  This contract is for both of you to sign, to say that […]

Are you suffering from a case of FOMO and FOOO?

Are you suffering from a case of FOMO and FOOO?

    I have had a serious case of both FOMO and FOOO for years now. FOMO, although it sounds like some sort of food intolerance, is actually a kind of emotional intolerance. It stands for Fear Of Missing Out. It’s also known as FOMS […]

The genius of stress – part 2

The genius of stress – part 2

The other day I sent a text message to a friend with a link and said “I was doing some research online about stress and I found this and thought it might be useful for you”. His response: “Did you google stress? Didn’t you learn […]

Is stress really the bad guy or has its genius just been misunderstood?

Is stress really the bad guy or has its genius just been misunderstood?

I am the first to admit that I have tried (and failed) to ostracize stress as an evil, potentially life-shortening bad guy that should be avoided as much as possible. But I am starting to believe that the stress response is actually genius. And perhaps […]

Do we have to keep up with the Joneses in the bedroom as well?

Do we have to keep up with the Joneses in the bedroom as well?

    Whether or not we want to admit it, most of us feel a lot of pressure to keep up with things. Without even meaning to we compare ourselves to our families, our friends, our colleagues, even people online. We compare whether we are […]

Values: The Compass in a Healthier Happier Life

Values: The Compass in a Healthier Happier Life

  I’d like you to leave reality behind for a moment and come on a little adventure with me. I want you to imagine that life is like sailing a boat. You are the captain. Your job is to navigate the ocean of life to […]

Why I want you to live a happier life, just not every moment of every day

Why I want you to live a happier life, just not every moment of every day

  This has been bugging me and I need to clear things up. Hopefully you know that my mission is to help people live healthier, happier lives. It’s plastered all over my website and social media so you should 🙂 But I also believe that […]

The not-so-secret trick for health and happiness

The not-so-secret trick for health and happiness

  If I told you that there’s something that can make you nicer, more emotionally-stable, more responsible, more attractive, healthier and a better thinker, and the best part is that it’s free, you would be super keen to get your hands on it, right? You’re […]

Is leisure really good for you?

Is leisure really good for you?

  I found myself with a couple of spare hours on Saturday afternoon and I asked myself an exciting but unusual question – what do I want to do? Not, what is on my to-do-list that I can knock off in the next couple of […]