Akieem Afflick

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7 Psychological Equations to Empower Your Life and Mind

You can either be at the <i>effect</i> (powerless) of your life or act as the <i>cause</i> (in power) of it. Your internal belief system about yourself and how you envision your life is the most important predictor of your success or failure. In order to train yourself to be geared towards what you envision you …

Self-improvement

Psychedelics vs Meditation, Which Is More Transformational?

<b>Psychedelics</b><p>Psychedelics allow people to be mindful by over-exposing themselves to all the aspects of themselves that hold them back. There are …

6 Signs Your Marriage Could End in Divorce

Catch these red flags in your relationship? It could be time to seek counseling.<p>Whether you're newly married or you've been officially wedded for years, you may, like many American women, worry your odds of divorce hover around 50 percent. While this might have been true for your mom's generation, …

11 Marriage Truths From Divorce Attorneys

The best source for marriage advice? Divorce attorneys. Before you protest, just think about it: Every day at work they see the types of marital problems that lead otherwise happy couples to split up.<p>With that in mind, we recently asked 11 family law attorneys to volunteer their best love and …

The Drug Lords of Tomorrow Will Be Biohackers

Brain stimulation is the future of drugs.<p>Through various sources—mainly transhumanist biohacker friends—I've been hearing about how some drug traffickers might be taking an interest in cranial implant technology.<p>If scientists can get a brain implant to give neural stimuli that affects our …

Singularity

Shyness: 4 Methods to Work With Social Anxiety

When I was a child, they called me shy. It was a sweet little word for something viewed as either cute or shameful by well-meaning yet ignorant adults. Teachers often goaded me into reading aloud in class. Family members repeated idiotic phrases such as "What's the matter cat got your tongue," or …

Mental Health

5 Ways to Find Yourself When Life Becomes a Storm

If you told me on my wedding day in May 2014 that I'd become a 34-year-old caregiver in a few months, I would've told you to lay off the vodka! I'd just gotten married that month to the wonderful guy I'd been with for seven years. We'd moved from Toronto seven months prior, and I was working hard …

Happiness

Speaking Your Truth to Your Partner

People often believe that they are withholding their truth to spare their partner pain, but their real intent is to protect themselves from the response they fear. Speaking your truth can open the door to renewed love.<p>Mark sought my help because he was thinking of leaving his wife, Linda. He had …

Relationships

5 Lifestyle Tweaks for a More Productive Life

Whether it be social media, television, text messages, or emails, we all face distractions like never before. These distractions lead us down a path that can keep us from living the productive lives we desire.<p>Despite all the distractions, there are proven ways to increase your productivity that are …

Time Management

I Went to "Meditation University" and Learned How to Treat My Panic Attacks and Anxiety With Mindfulness

The first serious panic attack I can remember having -- not "I'm a little nervous" but "My heart is exploding through my chest and I might possibly die" -- was at 22.<p>I was in a staff meeting at my job editing test preparation materials, where I spent most of my time trying to sneak subversive …

Meditation