“The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.”

@benjaminwedemeyer

2 years ago I came across a book called ‘The discomfort zone’ by Farrah Story.

Farrah’s take-home message was to embrace discomfort rather than avoid, magnify or use blame to escape from it.

As a professional avoider, this was a valuable read, to say the least.

Do you carry an exaggerated sense of what it would take to achieve your goals, or insist on blaming and finding reasons for why you can’t, when really it’s because you wont.

What heights could you reach if you could learn to tolerate…


In case you didn’t already know, we all have mental health.

@christianchen

Many silent warriors out there have and continue to experienced battles with their mental health.

Those who have overcome their struggles and emerged triumphantly have likely done so with the help of professionals, medicines (Not strictly pills), and lifestyle changes. And are now living extraordinary lives full of happiness, wonder, and excitement.

The thing is if you don’t take responsibility for your own wellbeing and cultivate the right conditions within the mind, it’s difficult to be yourself, things become increasingly difficult, your relationships and work suffer. Life begins to follow along to this hypnotic rhythm pulling you lower and lower.


A short but powerful guide to help develop your Emotional intelligence

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Emotions colour our very existence, can you imagine life without them, Things would be pretty dull.

We shouldn’t demonize our emotions but begin to appreciate them.

This article will present a framework to help you better manage your emotions, so you can gain greater freedom in how you decide to express yourself.

But before you embark on a quest to improve your emotional intelligence, it is of enormous value to accept yourself as a decidedly imperfect human being, who by no means functions as you would like to at all times.

Setting realistic expectations is crucial to your success in…


Recognizing an unhealthy relationship with your phone is the most important step

Image by: Ari

It’s the 21st Century things have never been easier.

The rise in accessible technology brings a tidal wave of opportunities. You don’t need the most advanced equipment, a degree, or a fancy minimalist set up in order to sculpt a remarkable life.

With just the iPhone in your pocket and two thumbs, you can create an entire business, start a meaningful cause, or discover a passion.

There are only two requirements; time and discipline.

Most have these incredibly powerful tools ready to go at their fingertips. But few recognize how their relationship with technology is unhealthy. …


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Detachment from routine, university and work allowed for time and space to reflect on my experiences over the past few years, the decisions I made, people I met, and the person I was striving to become; time off the gas pedal led me to the question, am I living authentically?

Having recently finished my studies, I moved back home, after a few years away- it was a real shock to the system. Being the second eldest of 5, my house is eventful, to say the least. Strangely, experiencing the madness of younger siblings is something I dearly missed.

A…


15 life lessons we can all learn from the Quran

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“Before discovering the Quran your mind is closed, but after reading it blooms open like a flower”.

This was a comment my grandmother made during a conversation about Islamic faith.

She is a pious woman, overflowing with kindness, joy and warmth. Although English is not her first language she was able to convey the essence of Islam, to me, granted from lifetime of studying and living in accordance with her faith.

To help gain a broader understanding of Islam, I spoke with many Muslims, read Malcom X and spent some time reading chapters of the Quran.

What comes to…


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Do you roll your eyes when you hear people talking about their dreams?

I once did, and It seems to have almost become a reflex for most people.

The traditional western intellectual approach to dreams is to dismiss and even ridicule any attempt to elaborate the significance of dreaming past individual mental phenomenon.

Don’t worry, the fault lies with the cognitive revolution.

A reductionist viewpoint dominated attempting to describe mental phenomenon to a similar fashion of how a computer operates; however, the human brain is not organized in a neat orderly fashion, rather it is an immensely complex dynamic…


Image by Steve Cutts

Welcome to the 21st century.

Unrelenting technological advancement has outpaced societies ability to educate and cultivate a mature collective consciousness.

The Exponential growth in our interconnectedness,

combined with widespread ignorance is corrupting our minds.

Thus, the reign of ego has begun.

Consumerism is king. It’s more, more, more.

We don’t appreciate that which is already within our possession. Choosing, instead to focus on what we don’t have.

Notice, it’s funny how we only look above our social economic class, not below.

Unabating self-indulgence corrupts us.

Who can blame you?

Many condemn a search for happiness and…


8 Reasons for why you should delete social media.

Burnt Toast ®

Technological advancements have and continue to alter the very fundamentals of human communication.

Is this in our best interest?

Did you know the average person spends over 2 hours per day on social media? If you do the maths, over the span of a lifetime, this can equate to around 8 years.

I don’t know about you, but I’m not willing to throw away 8 years of my life on low quality entertainment.

Excitedly i shared my newfound statistical insights with friends of mine, after viewing their screen…


Why we should practice compassion

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We’ve all experienced anxiety at some level before. But, after the trembling stops and your heart rate recovers from the thousands, have you ever stopped to wonder, why do I experience these feelings? Is there something wrong with my personality? Do other people experience this? What exactly is Anxiety?

If nobody has told you before, I’ll be the first, there’s nothing wrong with you. Anxiety is a perfectly naturally occurring phenomenon. We experience anxiety due to the apprehension of uncertain events. It’s not inherently ‘bad’, the core function of anxiety is actually to protect you.

Let say, for whatever reason…

Cody Dumbarton

Founder of Thinkopedia. Thinkopedia.co.uk — Dedicated to helping others enjoy their right to a healthy mind, Psychology BSc. Drug and alcohol worker.

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