Richard’s Blog

Useful ideas for leading a better life

Running The World’s Steepest Race

I ran the Red Bull 400 in Planica, Slovenia in September 2018. My time was 11:06. When I finished the race, I collapsed onto the finishing platform, was dragged away to crash mats on the side where me and the other athletes writhed around in pain for about 5 minutes. I have never done such brutal cardio in all my life. Thanks to my team mates who supported me so much.

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My 13 Top Ketogenic / Paleo Snacks

A lot of my coaching clients ask me for my list of healthy snacks, so here they are! below is a complete list of all the snacks I enjoy daily. They are all completely suitable for a ketogenic or paleo diet. There are no artificial chemicals in these foods, and each is selected for the micronutrient density, taste, high fibre content and ease of consumption (healthy foods are often not ‘grab and go’ – most of these are).

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My Supplement Regime

I’ve been experimenting with and researching supplements ever since I first went to university back in 2003.  As a life coach, getting my clients healthy is a large part of my work.  After trying literally hundreds of different supplements, these are the ones which have stuck. I personally use all these supplements every day.  These are the exact same supplements I recommend to my coaching clients. The following plan will reliably improve these five things:

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The Western System, and How to Make It Work

Let me get one thing utterly clear, I love the Western culture. Its freedom, industrial might and stability allow me to enjoy an uncommonly fun existence. There is no other culture I would rather be born in or live in. Period. But… Depression and suicide are at unprecedented levels here in the West, as are obesity and diabetes and detest for one’s work.

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On the Manufacture of Hatred – How to Stop Being Angry

Certain themes come up repeatedly in my coaching practice. There is, however, one theme which comes up more than any other: the manufacturing of psychological poison, or holding onto hatred. It usually goes something like this. Someone does something to you which is unfair, uncooperative and uncaring. You become hurt. You boil over with festering anger. Your day is ruined. Not only is your day ruined, but you begin to notice that you are becoming a bitter person. You remember that you used to be happy, but now you are heavy with anger and resentment. How did this happen?

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