Richard meehan

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How to Read A Book

“<i>Marking a book is literally an experience of your differences or agreements with the author. It is the highest respect you can pay him.</i>”<br>— <b>Edgar Allen</b> …

Publishing

Coaching With Unconditional Positive Regard

Today’s guest post comes courtesy of central NY based strength coach, Justin Kompf. Justin’s written several guest posts for this site and I always …

Psychology

Psychology Says This Is the Top Contributor to Happiness (It's Not What You Think)

The biggest contributor to happiness might surprise you--and here's how to foster it.<p>According to a report by <i>The Journal of Personality and Social Psychology</i>, the No. 1 contributor to happiness in life is not money, popularity, good looks, or even a good sex life (too many...jokes...can't …

Leadership

10 Powerful Ways to Master Self-Discipline

Like everything else that brings progress, the greatest struggle is always with ourselves.<p>It may be hard to believe when you’re facing a hot-fudge sundae or the prospect of sleeping in versus hitting the gym, but studies show that people with self-discipline are happier.<p>People with a higher degree …

Self-improvement

Hard Core Chicks: Eight Self Defense Tactics Every Women Should Know

Society seems to dictate that women should be delicate, passive and always polite. In many cases, we give our power away because we feed into these …

Self Defense

3 Basic Krav Maga Moves That Can Save Your Life

Krav maga is the official combat system of the Israeli Defense Forces and an excellent system of self-defense for men and women. “It’s taught and …

Workouts

Krav Maga's Behavioral Code

• Good citizenship.<br>• Treat your fellow-citizens with respect and obey the law. Imi sought to instill “a sense of self worth.”<br>• Train properly to avoid …

Citizenship

The 11 Items Expert Survivalists Always Have on Hand

When you’re living off the grid, your chances of staying alive are only as good as your instincts—and the gear you have on you. Here are 11 items …

7 Survival Skills You Should Know

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> <i>This post was contributed by</i> <i>Dean Hanson. If you have information for Preppers that you would like to share and possibly</i> <i>win a $300</i> …

Vision, Perception, Combat, and Court

At Popular Mechanics, Jack Baruth writes a little about what research has determined about cognitive perception of the visual field, and its …

Crime

The Top 10 Fiction Books for Non-Fiction Addicts

<b>The dunes that inspired Dune: Agate beach sand dunes.</b> (Photo: Kevin McNeal)<p>For a mere 20 years or so, I refused to read fiction. Read something that …

Shoulder Position for the Overhead Squat

Coaching shoulder position in the overhead squat/snatch lift is a hotly debated topic within weightlifting circles. You may hear things like – …

Workouts

Strength Development for Weightlifting - Juggernaut

Strength is one of those things that most people think they know what it means, but in the sport of weightlifting, there is so much more to it. …

Workouts

No, You Don't Hate Running

The things you hate have nothing to do with running, and everything to do with how you understand it.read more

Exercise

Three Common Mistakes Beginning Photographers Often Make

Photography is an appealing hobby because there’s no barrier to entry; you can just grab a camera and hit the pavement. That also means budding …

Photography

Linear vs. Nonlinear Periodization: Which Is Better for Strength and Hypertrophy?

<b>There are many styles of resistance training that are utilized today, and periodization has been a popular method applied to resistance training</b> …

Avoiding Methods That May Ruin Your Olympic Weightlifting Program

Addressing the most popular mistakes of weightlifters is a common theme for many articles nowadays. Most of them address weaknesses in technique; …

Exercise

7 important nonfiction books to read in the Trump era

In the first weeks of Donald Trump’s presidency, sales for George Orwell’s <i>1984</i> have risen through the roof, landing the 1949 classic atop the Amazon best-seller list. Other dystopian novels like <i>The Handmaid’s Tale</i>, <i>It Can’t Happen Here,</i> and <i>Brave New World</i> have also experienced a boost in sales and …

Literature

5 Simple Ways to Get Stronger

Here's what you need to know...<p>Grip is the weak point for most lifters. To improve it, train with thick bars.<br>• The suitcase carry is the answer to all …

Workouts

Rest Up, CrossFitters

The inherent dangers, or lack thereof, of CrossFit-style training have been a hotly debated topic for years. Fortunately, science is starting to join …

15 Quotes From a Modern Day Zen Master That Will Make You Rethink Life, Love and Happiness

Ever heard of Mooji? If not, he is one of the greatest modern day spiritual teachers that has helped countless people achieve their goals of inner …

Spirituality

A Stoic's guide to becoming mentally strong

Grit. Resilience. Mental toughness. We hear a lot about them these days. But maybe we shouldn't. Why?<p>Because there have been good solutions to the …

Self-improvement

An Interview with the Master: Robert Greene on Stoicism

Except for the Stoics themselves, no one has influenced me as a reader and writer more than Robert Greene. Which is why I was nervous but excited to …

Self-improvement

Adversity Is the Fuel of Greatness

If there is no adversity, there is no growth.<p>Adversity is one of the most powerful forces in life. It can bring out your best or your worst. Ultimately, it is up to you.<p>How will you handle obstacles? Will they be roadblocks or springboards? Will adversity turn your focus from getter better to …

Success

Stoicism Reveals 4 Rituals That Will Make You Mentally Strong

Grit. Resilience. Mental toughness. We hear a lot about them these days. But maybe we shouldn’t. Why?<p>Because there have been good solutions to the …

Self-improvement

Ask Yourself If You're Motivated by Results, or the Process, to Be More Productive

Lots of productivity methods are effective for lots of different people, but while you’re considering a method, you should also consider what …

Productivity

In 2017, Pursue Meaning Instead of Happiness

What would you rather have: a happy life or a meaningful life?<p>You can both be happy and lead a meaningful life, of course. But most of us, …

6 Stoic Rituals That Will Make You Happy

<i>This post originally appeared on bakadesuyo.com</i><p>People have enormous respect for ancient wisdom. They just don’t read it. Funny thing is, we’re more …

Self-improvement

On Becoming a 21st Century Stoic

I am a practicing Stoic. This makes me a cultural outlier. Most Stoics lived two millennia ago, primarily in Greece and Rome, and before I became a Stoic, I had never encountered one in the flesh -- at least not one who was overt in his practice of the philosophy.<p>Inasmuch as I am a professor of …