The Adonis Complex: Body Dysmorphia Disorder in Men
Mental Health | Psychology | Self-Development

The Adonis Complex: Body Dysmorphia Disorder in Men

There’s nothing wrong with wanting to look your best – at least not until your physiological appearance becomes an obsession. But when worry about your body image starts to drive self-destructive behaviour you have an Adonis complex. The Adonis complex is a label that is typically associated with men because its primary focus is building…

Neuroplasticity: Superpowers of Self-Development
Health | Meditation | Neuroscience | Self-Development

Neuroplasticity: Superpowers of Self-Development

Did you know it’s possible to change your mind?  You’re probably thinking, “Yes, my girlfriend does it all the time just to confuse me.” Haha, yes, but that’s not what I mean. I am talking about changing habitual patterns of thinking so that you react differently to situations.  Also known as brain plasticity, neuroplasticity is…

The Symbolic Meaning Of Stag and Deer
Buddhist Symbolism | Celtic Symbolism | Self-Development | Shamanic Symbolism

The Symbolic Meaning Of Stag and Deer

In the mainstream – or exoteric circle – the stag/deer is recognised as a symbol of spiritual authority. More precisely, the symbolic meaning of the stag is given as regeneration, intuition and gentleness. These interpretations of the symbolism are not entirely wrong. However, they only give you a small piece of the jigsaw. Subsequently, the…

What is God? A Definition of “The Creator” In Man
Christian Symbolism | Greek Mythology | Miscellaneous Symbolism

What is God? A Definition of “The Creator” In Man

Are You Living In Heaven Or Hell? The Greek playwright, Euripides wrote: “the mind in each of us is a God.” Buddha said pretty much the same thing in his famous quote, “each of us is a God.” And there are literally hundreds of commentators throughout history that deliver the same message. The French mathematician,…

Self-Development: Lessons of The Yogi 
Self-Development | Yoga

Self-Development: Lessons of The Yogi 

It seems to have been forgotten, or overlooked, that ancient scriptures and world mythologies are self-development guides. The yogis of ancient India that first put these teachings in writing around 6000 years ago (scholars can’t decide) began a cascade of timeless wisdom that describes how to find fulfilment in life. A Yogi, or Yogini if…

In Search of the Missing Ox: Rediscovering Your Inner Buddha
Self-Development

In Search of the Missing Ox: Rediscovering Your Inner Buddha

Nine Steps to Rediscovering The Buddha In You We are all born as Buddhas. But the illusion of the world confuses our feeble minds and we forget who we really are. Or what we really are: Natural. The ancients discovered this truth and wrote about it at great lengths – except the secrets are hidden…

What Is Mindfulness? 
Meditation | Mindfulness

What Is Mindfulness? 

Mindfulness is one of those buzzwords associated with meditation. When you mention meditation – or mindfulness – to some people, they instantly repeal it as spiritual bullshit practised by pretentious creatives and people who believe in fairies. But this is merely an opinion, and often ungrounded. When I hear people demolishing meditation, they have seldom…

The Health Benefits of Yoga and Meditation
Energy Healing | Health | Yoga

The Health Benefits of Yoga and Meditation

Yoga is an ancient practice that has been a daily activity in parts of Asia for more than 5000 years. Records show yoga was developed by the Indus-Saravati culture of northern India and was included in the Rig Vedas, the oldest of the sacred texts known to exist.  The actual meaning of yoga is disputed….