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Surfing, Ceramics and Fishmongering in La Jolla

Joe Skoby lives in La Jolla, Southern California. Purchase his creations here.

I work enough so that I can pay my bills and feed my family, but what I truly find fulfilling is immersing myself in the creative process. For me, those two creative outlets are ceramics and surfing.

Pottery for me is like surfing. You’re hyper-focused on what’s in front of you. There’s no background noise and there’s nothing else that exists in your world besides that which is right in...

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Dream Jobs, Perfect Partners and Beach Houses

Ewa Pietrzak is a Dublin-based success coach and motivational speaker. Courtesy of The Irish Independent, she shares her thoughts on the art of visualisation.

Visualisation is the starting point for all great inventions in the world today, including airplanes, cars and computers. The art of painting a picture of what we want using our mind is a powerful tool that successful people have been using for aeons.

After inventing the telephone in 1876, Alexander Graham Bell said: "The day will...

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Cavemen and Cavities

 

Jevan Pradas is the author of The Awakened Ape and creator of the blog The Tribal Way. He uses evolutionary psychology to hack the human mind and body and combat the society he deems bored, fatigued and overweight. In his book, he argues how a unique synthesis of a Palaeolithic lifestyle and Buddhist meditation can teach you how to achieve a deep bliss and shape your body into the fit and healthy animal millions of years of evolution programmed us to be. Here,...

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Ten Tribal Principles

 

Jevan Pradas is the author of The Awakened Ape and creator of the blog The Tribal Way. He uses evolutionary psychology to hack the human mind and body and combat the society he deems bored, anxious, fatigued and overweight. In his book he argues how a unique synthesis of a Palaeolithic lifestyle and Buddhist meditation can teach you how to achieve a deep state of bliss and shape your body into the fit and healthy animal millions of years of evolution programmed us to be. Here, he...

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Dr. Bob Rotella and Paul O'Connell: In Conversation

 

Gary Keegan facilitated this meeting of minds as renowned performance psychologist Dr. Bob Rotella conversed with Irish international rugby star Paul O'Connell at Pendulum Summit 2018. Visit Pendulum Talks to hear the conversation in its entirety.

 

Dr. Bob Rotella

My skill-set as a coach was always enabling players to believe in themselves.

I had to transmit to them that TV builds a false, impossibly ideal image of performance. People need to know that top performers build...

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5 Tips For Better Work-Life Balance

Work-life balance means something different to every individual, but here health and career experts share tips to help you find the balance that’s right for you.

 

1. Let go of perfectionism

A lot of overachievers develop perfectionist tendencies at a young age when demands on their time are limited to school, hobbies and maybe an after-school job. It’s easier to maintain that perfectionist habit as a child, but as you grow up, life gets more complicated. As you climb...

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Strive for a Positive Work Life Balance. Take Our Quiz!

These days, balancing work and life can seem like an impossible feat. 

The rise of technology reliance makes employees accessible around the clock. Fear of job loss for many encourages longer working hour days. In fact, a massive 94% of working professionals reported working more than 50 hours per week and nearly half said they worked more than 65 hours per week in a Harvard Business School survey. The experts agree that compounding stress from the never-ending...

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Controlling Stress Through Mindfulness

 

The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another - William James 

It’s not surprising to me that much of the current interest in mindfulness in the West has been generated due to the overwhelming body of evidence linking mindfulness practice to stress reduction and physical healing.

Since the second half of the twentieth century until today, stress has been identified as one of the most virulent causes of ill health in the Western...

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5 Practical Strategies for Applying Mindfulness to Difficult Emotions

 

Life can be understood backwards, but must be lived forwards - Søren Kierkegaard

More than three decades ago, I remember reading a book that had a profound effect on my life and ultimately influenced my decision to become a psychologist. The Road Less Travelled written by psychiatrist M. Scott Peck was memorable because the book began with the unforgettable words ‘Life is difficult’ and then went on to suggest that this is one of the greatest truths....

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5 Proven Principles For Success

The principle of INNER DIALOGUE
We must be motivated by what we wish to achieve, and not what we want to avoid. We are drawn towards our most dominant thoughts. Expectation becomes reality. We get what we focus on.  We think-feel-act, so therefore to change our actions we have to change our thoughts. The difference between commitment and compliance is discerned by whether we work on thoughts or actions.


The principle of E+R=O
The event plus the reaction equals the outcome or opportunity....

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