Most of us are searching for ways to feel good.

Have you tried everything under the sun to increase your wellbeing?

Maybe yoga, meditation, exercise, healthy food? But, you still feel that something is missing, that you could feel better?

The reason that none of this works is because of one issue.

They don’t target the source.

The source of your lack of complete sense of wellbeing, is in fact due to negative emotion. That you may or may not be fully aware of.

Negative emotion is the source of our negative behaviours and poor decisions. …

Time spent with those that you trust and that care about you is good for you, and being around such people can make you feel more connected. Such social connection, it has been found, improves physical health and mental and emotional well-being.

Social connection could be just as critical as looking after yourself in other ways such as getting enough sleep, eating healthily and not smoking. A number of studies have indicated that lack of social connection is a greater detriment to health than obesity, smoking and high blood pressure. …

Interested in making a deeper connection with someone that you may have just met? Here are some practical ways to connect with someone on a deeper level.

  1. Practice “active listening”. People are attracted to good listeners! Active listening involves demonstrating concern, using non-verbal cues which show understanding such as nodding, leaning forward and eye contact, and paraphrasing what they have said to show understanding. It could also involve brief verbal affirmations to show that you are listening.
  2. Show empathy. Empathy is not the same as sympathy which involves showing compassion. Empathy involves being able to imagine how you would feel…

No, it’s not the words you say.

A smile.

Smiling is huge, huge, huge in conversation.

Why? Read on…

  1. Lets them know that you are not a threat

When you first meet someone you are trying to subconsciously assess if this person is a threat. A smile lets that person know that ‘hey you’re not a threat’, it is instinctive in each of us to let our guards down when we see this cue.

2. Show yourself in the best light

How would you enter a conversation if you wanted to give a great impression or show your best self…

We all have fears. Your fears are unique. Maybe you fear public speaking, or you fear speaking to that attractive person or you fear standing up for yourself. We all have fears.

These fears come from the feeling that by engaging in that activity we might lose something, we might lose the respect or admiration of others. We might present ourselves in a way that we don’t want.

Heres the reality: you have already lost. You are already dead. Life is but a moment and you are already gone. Every day that goes by you are getting closer to your…

Samuel Power’s Meditation Retreats

1 year ago I was at rock bottom — anxious (too anxious to walk the street), lacking confidence & self esteem, with many limiting beliefs about myself. I was trapped in my life, being in my room alone for long periods of time and always hanging around the same people. I knew things had to change so I went on a meditation retreat.

… and I learnt that meditation retreats are the single most powerful way to disrupt and transform your life.

Especially when you want to make large changes in your life, a meditation retreat was the perfect reset…

“Your presence is a gift”.

One of my role models/coach/mentor said this to me and I have never forgotten it.

This sentence can completely change your life if you allow it to.

Most of us walk around thinking that we are not positively impacting those around us. We might feel that barely anyone loves us, that barely anyone likes us, that we are just something people tolerate or perhaps we are even a burden to some people.

Perhaps not in all circumstances, but I know that I was not thinking that my simple presence was a gift to those around…


What do you take seriously?

For most people, if you work, you take your work seriously.

This means you show up on time, you follow the rules, you try to do your best and you encourage others to do the same.

Why do we take work so seriously? Because its our survival (for some of us).

Some of us would never think twice to do anything wrong at work.

The rules at work may as well be written on stone and result in our whipping if we don’t do them, we take it so seriously.

Most would say work…

“What are you gonna do for 2 hours?” my colleague asked me incredulously as the teacher indicated I could leave and take a 2 hour lunch.

The question filled me with wonder and I really felt that just that sentence alone describes the distinction between how some people think and how others think.

For me, 2 hours is nothing. I could meditate for an hour. I could write for an hour. I could call someone for an hour. Those 2 hours would get filled up pretty quickly.

The first thing I did when I sat down for my lunch was…


What is the most important thing you should do every day?

A lot of us know that our mornings matter. We know that if we have a good morning most probably it will be a good day, and if we have a bad morning it will likely be a bad day.

We also know that personal development places high priority on morning routines. In many cases most morning routines would help you. But what is it about morning routines that make your day better?

It comes down to this.

A morning routine makes you feel better. If you feel better…

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