How to deal with information overload

Did you know that there was more information created in the world last year than all the years before that? Wherever you go information bombards you with wildly contradictory advice. Whether it be the talking heads on TV or fake news on social media it can sometimes...

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What if you didn’t own your thoughts?

I find it challenging calling the The Tiny Book of Magic "mine." Because, to me, thoughts nor words are "mine." I don't own them, just as I don't own a book that was written via my body and mind. In fact, I barely remember writing the best parts. The more transcendent...

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Get your ego out of the way

Your ego has the capacity to make you feel high or low. Separating you from everyone else, it gives you a name, an identity, a story that you can call your own. "I AM JOSH" might be the first example of me professing my ego. In fact, most kids don't even understand...

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Stepping out and up

Krishnamurti, one of my favourite spiritual teachers, once said "Any teacher, any method, any system that says “Do this and you will find truth” is telling you a lie." Not surprising coming from a man that renounced then dissolved the very organization that was...

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Infinite potential thinking

Infinite potential thinking

Forced positive thinking has the potential to backfire because if it isn't true, you know it. You know you're lying to yourself if you are using positive thoughts like "I am fit and healthy" and you aren't. Your internal lie detector goes off. Sometimes, making you...

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I’m doing the best I can

One of the greatest pieces of advice I ever received was from my stepdad Rich when he said "Most people are doing the best they can with what they have." A lesson reiterated by heavyweight spiritual teacher Louise Hay who said "Most people are doing the best they can,...

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Your top 3 trash talks

While the research isn't conclusive it's predicted that we have anywhere from 15,000 - 60,000 thoughts a day. Pretty amazing hey? What's even more incredible is that almost 100% of them are the same thoughts we had the day before with 80% of them being negative....

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Be like Rocky

Rocky movies make me cry. It doesn't matter how many times I watch, the training and comeback scenes always bring a tear to my eye. Actually most predictable inspirational hero comeback stories have this control over me. Their unwillingness to give up in the face of...

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Is it true?

We've all had negative talk directed our way. I see it all the time. Coming with the territory of putting yourself "out there" it's something I’ve reluctantly become comfortable with. With these words from Lao Tzu helping in my moments of weakness : Do you have the...

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