The Legion of Doom: Stress, Fear, Victimization, Addiction

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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Meditation Superman Style–Find your Fortress of Solitude

If you’re reading the League of Awesomeness posts, I’ll risk assuming that you already know of Superman’s Fortress of Solitude.

If not, the quick origin story is this (the simplest of a few versions): A small crystalline artifact was entrusted in the escape pod that bore the baby Superman away from his dying planet of Krypton to Earth.

Years later on Earth, the adult Superman activates this crystal artifact in the Arctic wastelands, and out of it grows an entire …

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Ralphie’s 7 Rules for Staying Healthy & Happy Through the Holidays

You’ll shoot your eye out!

Theme song to listen to while reading

As we pass the mid-point of December, like clockwork I start to get a head-to-toe current of electric excitement. Is it the anticipation of time off? Is it the promise of presents? Is it the fabulous feasting?

Nay, it is the seasonal arrival of Ralphie’s adventure through kid-dom that we fondly know as A Christmas Story.

December marks my annual trip to the Parker family’s home of …

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5 Ways to tell if you are a real-life Superhero

You’re a real Superhero. Hey, you don’t have to convince me–I see you inspired and active all over the place:

• Using your detective skills like Batman to hunt down the owner of the $4,000 you found on the street

• Helping envision and implement Denmark’s first bike-only highway

• Are part of independent yet collaborative groups worldwide creating a coherent and cohesive Occupy manifesto

Or maybe the most super-heroic action of all: random acts of high-fiving kindness:

In short–…

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