A formal apology

It takes incredible humility for someone to own up and announce publicly to the world that they have messed up.
Not many of us like to be proven wrong. One of the biggest traps in the human experience is righteousness. We seem to have a right-to-be-right about a lot of things; and this can often put us in a very dangerous place. When we seek to be right about everything, we miss out on two important life lessons: 1. We become stubborn as we fail to understand that another point of view outside our own may also exist and be equally right. 2. We fail to take responsibility for all the wrong that's going on around us. If the government, medical authorities and food corporations claim to...
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The sweet toxin.

When a product tastes sweet without sugar added, be aware.
If the promise of delivering maximum taste minus the calories is too good to be true, it may in fact be. Found in products such as NutraSweet, Equal and many diet sodas, aspartame is the most commonly used form of artificial sweetener. Discovered in 1965, this additive was rejected multiple times over with massive conflict of interest. After some carefully manipulated research, the FDA eventually approved aspartame for human consumption in 1983. The chemical molecule of aspartame is made up of three components: 50 percent phenylalanine, 40 percent aspartic acid and 10 percent methyl ester. When the body breaks down aspartame, the methyl ester portion is converted into methanol (wood alcohol), which is a toxin to...
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It’s all in your skin.

To lose unwanted body fat, it is imperative that you obtain an optimal hormonal profile.
One of the most important hormones to manage is that of testosterone, the chief anabolic hormone. Much of our testosterone is converted into dehydrotestosterone (DHT) which takes place in the skin. It occurs in the sebaceous glands of the skin, which are a particular gland that produce sebum, an oily like matter that keeps the skin and hair follicles lubricated. For this very reason, one side effect for those who experiment with exogenous testosterone (steroids) is oily skin and acne. All of the testosterone conversion is happening right there within the layers of the skin. Vitamin D has a huge impact on testosterone  levels because it too is converted in...
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Feeling is the language of the body

If you wish to know the truth regarding training response, look to how you are feeling about it. Feeling is the language of the body. It all starts with your ability to be present in your awareness. When performing a particular exercise, you must be able to feel your muscles engaging with that movement pattern. If this cannot be achieved, review your technique, adjust the resistance used or experiment with another exercise. Establishing a 'mind-to-body' connection is absolutely imperative when working out. If you feel your joints more than you feel your muscles, you probably went too heavy or something else is distracting you. If in the targeted area you are feeling a tremendous pump however,  something conducive is definitely taking place. If your muscles feel sore from a...
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Overcoming jealousy

Everything we do in life is either driven by one of two emotions - love or fear. We are either coming from love or coming from fear. Both emotions are polar opposites, existing here in this relative world we call life. They rest at opposite sides of the spectrum, in a sea of contrasting elements.  It is only by this sea of contrasting elements that a particular element can hold value as an identifiable something. In the absence of one emotion, the other emotion cannot be. In the absence of love, fear cannot exist and in the absence of fear, love cannot exist. Love is the absence of fear and fear is the absence of love. Both are necessary in order for both to co-exist. Contrary to popular belief, envy is a love-driven...
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Replace FOMO with JOMO

Don't fall victim to FOMO, an acronym for Fear Of Missing Out. Many people set themselves up for drastic change, till it all comes crumbling down. They embark on a new lifestyle and somewhere along the way, they trip up because of FOMO.

If you have made a decision to change and then begin experiencing FOMO, you need to ask yourself this question:

"What exactly am I fearing to miss out on here?"

Look at the conventional ways of mankind and see how things really are. Many have been misguided and as a result are unhealthy, financially broke, emotionally traumatised and spiritually disconnected.

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Interviewed by Dani Watson

Recently, I was lucky enough to interview leading fat loss expert, personal trainer and motivational coach, Anthony Phass, to find out the best ways to lose body fat for good and eat the right foods to lose that weight, stay motivated, set goals and how to find the right trainer for you. Anthony is one of the most knowledgeable,  honest, to-the-point, no bull-shit trainers out there that I know! His knowledge with food is absolutely out of this world and many clients flock to him for his permanent fat-loss diets and advice. He is a successful trainer, personal training clients here in Melbourne and around the world in the most prestigious health clubs including the Chelsea Harbor Club in London,...
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It’s all in the shoulders

From Superman to He-Man, every superhero that inspired any kid growing up had one thing in common - a wide set of shoulders. These are the muscles that signify power, authority and dominance. Building perfectly rounded, coconut-shaped deltoids will separate you from the crowd beyond question. To develop the deltoids perfectly, you must learn a little bit about them. First, the fact that they are comprised of only three heads (front, side, rear) is an antiquated notion. There are actually seven in total, more appropriately described as deltoids 1-7, anterior to posterior. In order to create that 3-D look about them, all seven heads must be trained with equal consideration. The shoulder is a complex joint that is capable of executing multiple...
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Who said carbs for breakfast?

In the early 1900's, most Americans usually ate a hearty protein and fat breakfast, typically in the form of sausages and eggs or bacon and eggs. The shift came about through Will Keith Kellogg, who was a seventh-day adventist and did not practice the eating of animal products. He came up with other ways for seventh-day adventists to stay away from meat, hence introducing the very successful Kellogg's Corn Flakes in 1922.

At that time, General Kellogg was very influential in the US Government and caused a lot of people to start eating Corn Flakes and other forms of carbohydrates for breakfast. The rest of the country soon got on board with this practise, none of which was based...

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Giving reason to reasons

Everybody has a reason to why they have reached their current circumstances. Reasons produce results, yet not all results are conducive to our true potential.

When we try to justify our "failures" in life, we use reasons (excuses, for a better word) in an unresourceful manner. A hoarder will always have a reason as to why they keep collecting clutter. An emotional eater has a reason as to why they eat their feelings away. An alcoholic has a reason as to why they consume beer for breakfast. Someone who is financially broke, has a reason as to why their bank account echoes.

When we use reasons to give us the drive to "succeed", we are applying them resourcefully. They become...

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