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A Guide to Dealing With Anxiety

A Guide to Dealing With Anxiety Dealing With Anxiety – an Introduction More people in the UK are dealing with anxiety now than ever before. In a 2014 NHS survey, an average of 5.9% of people were recorded with an anxiety disorder – this is up 1.5% since the previous NHS survey in 2007. Anxiety is much more likely to affect women, especially younger women. The problem is likely to get worse. If you suffer from an anxiety disorder, these statistics provide little comfort. I wrote this article to offer some practical advice for actually dealing with anxiety. What follows are the interventions that I have seen work for my life coaching clients, and those which I have found increased mental fortitude generally. My goal is to make anyone feel less anxious and more tranquil, whether you suffer from an anxiety disorder or just feel anxious from time to time. Look at this guide not so much as a way of dealing with anxiety, but rather as a way of growing mental robustness.


Why You Should Wake Up at 5:30am

The Benefits of Waking Up Early In this video, I make a case for waking up early as a mechanism for self improvement. The headline is… It freaking rocks!


Pictures of London

Pictures of London Here are a few incredible photographs of London taken by my good friend Adam Duke.  Adam is a professional photographer in London, and you can learn more about his work at his website. When you are writing a blog, sometimes it’s hard to find quality pictures to accompany your text.  I want to offer these pictures for any bloggers to use for free.  All I ask is that you include a link to my home page:  Feel free to use as many as you want as often as you want.  I actually have over 200 pictures of London that I’m happy to give away to webmasters who need them, just send me a message and I’ll transfer them over.  I also have these same pictures in a higher definition if you want them.  Adam retains the image rights to these pictures, so email him for permission to license the images if you want to use these for an advertising campaign or another commercial use (blogs, websites and social media posts are cool to use without any notification or license). If you have any requests for different pictures of London, send me a message, and I’m sure Adam can take them.  I’m also thinking about taking some drone video footage of London in the near future.    


Self Improvement Tips Video

In this video I explain some of the most powerful self improvement tips out there.  This resource is perfect for those with a burning desire for growth, but are unsure how to get started.


What Is a Kambo Ceremony and How Can You Benefit?

What Is a Kambo Ceremony and How Can You Benefit?   This article gives you a background understanding of what a Kambo ceremony is, and an account of my experiences with Kambo. I hope this is helpful for those of you researching the frog medicine, and also encourages some to explore this extremely powerful intervention. What Is Kambo? Kambo is a frog native to the Amazon Jungle. It produces a waxy resin which, when harvested, is used as a traditional medicine of profound healing potency.


NoFap Benefits – My Experience of Quitting Masturbation

NoFap Benefits – My Experience of Quitting Masturbation Occasionally a personal development strategy comes along which really does live up to all the hype. I want to share the benefits of NoFap – the discipline of quitting masturbation. I first heard about NoFap from Napoleon Hill’s classic personal development work Think And Grow Rich. There’s an obscure chapter which outlines learning to control one’s sexual energies as a path to success. I was 19 when I read it, and though I took note of the unusual message, I took no action on it until many years later. And then, at the age of 33, I stumbled upon some YouTube videos of people describing how quitting masturbation gives them ‘super powers’. NoFap Benefits The NoFap benefits claims of these YouTubers were almost too good to be true: Removing anxiety from life Increasing confidence Creating an aura of sexual attraction around you Improved mental functions Improved creativity More social success Strengthened willpower Greatly enhanced mood   So, I tried it… And it worked. My Personal Experience of NoFap My own experience of NoFap was that every day going without masturbating added a kind of ‘inner pressure’. I felt progressively more irritable, more creative and much more confident. It’s almost as if emotional stabilisers were added to my life, and the things which usually disrupted my emotional tranquillity only did so at about 10%.