Life Excellence

Mr. Rogers–The unique philosophy of a real-Life Superhero

So, this is obviously a man that needs no introduction.

Furthermore, this is a man that spoke more eloquently than I do; so I will save you from trying to give my own voice to his deep philosophy of love, acceptance, peace and justice, and let him speak for himself.

The guiding philosophy of Mr. Rogers:

• We live in a world in which we need to share responsibility. It’s easy to say “It’s not my child, not my community,

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Life hacking your destiny–the Avatar’s guide to ‘LifeBending’

I want to share with you one of my heroes. Someone that so powerfully embodies that amazing trifecta of humanness, innocence and enlightenment: Aang, the Avatar and Last Airbender.

If you don’t know about Aang and his animated adventures, here’s the short ‘n sweet:

Why am I focusing on Aang in this article? Aang is the archetype of the (Super)Hero’s Journey, showing us how to overcome great odds and hardship to become the person we truly desire to …

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The Science of the Psych-Up: on-call awesomeness

Imagine being able to trigger a boost, to activate an extra jolt of juice, in your exact moment of need…calling on hidden resource to overcome a major obstacle, or capitalize on a fleeting opportunity.

Sounds good, right?

Today is all about the psych-up: what it is, why it works, and how to do it.

I promise you, there is a learnable science behind it. And you might be amazed at how many influential people in all areas of …

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Self-Sabotaging Supervillains–How to vanquish them for good

It’s inevitable. As we level-up our lives and don the mantle of the Superhero, we will attract the self-sabotaging attention of our Inner Supervillains.

We activate courage, and they respond with whispers of self-doubt. We drop our shields and allow vulnerability, and fear of hurt rears its head. We claim a meaningful purpose, and visions of failure cloud our mind.

Facing inner villains is an unavoidable part of the (Super)hero’s journey. What we can decide though, is how we will …

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Your inevitable yoga ceiling, and how to shatter it

It’s Inevitable

At a certain point in your yoga journey, you will reach this transition. For some sooner; for others later. But you will reach it.

Let me give a context:

Defined one way, yoga is the development of energy awareness and control for the purpose of realizing freedom, AND the resulting freedom itself.

I will say again: yoga is the awareness and control of one’s energies for freedom.

The most dense form of your energy is your physical …

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The Princess Bride Guide to Beating All Odds

If you’re like me (and probably a few million others), The Princess Bride was a movie that captured your imagination as a child or young adult.

There are so many reasons that The Princess Bride is awesome, but as I rewatched it the other day (just cuz), I realized the thing that grabbed me most in this story is the ability to stay focused and fully committed to a purpose, even against overwhelming odds.

As I watched, point-for-point, how Westley …

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‘Stroke of Insight’–Jill Taylor’s Amazing Ted Talk

A neruo-biologist watching herself suffer a massive stroke that almost kills her.

An experiential ebb-and-flow between egoic individuality and collective consciousness.

An 8 year journey of recovery.

A mind of science deeply impacted by the experience of spirit.

This is one of the most incredible talks I have ever experienced.

We are the live-force power of the universe, with manual dexterity and two cognitive minds. We have the power to choose, moment by moment, who and how we want to

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