• Woman sitting on rocky outcrop looking into the sunset
    Life Vision

    3 Steps To Discover The Purpose of Your Life

    Do you feel your life lacks purpose? Do you find yourself drifting aimlessly through each day, week, month & year? In this article today I will help you by giving you 3 Steps To Discover The Purpose of Your Life. I’m Edward Terry, and I am a personal success coach on a mission to provide you with the tools and techniques to help you step into the life of your dreams. Determining what our purpose is in life can be one of the hardest questions that we as humans must try to answer. In this video I will be going through a step by step process, exploring your feelings and…

  • Vitamin D Bottles
    Health & Fitness

    Vitamin D: 10 Myths Debunked

    The conversation around Vitamin D is complex and there are lots of myths and counter-claims passed around like cookies. Most are hearsay, old-wives-tales and the like, even if there may be grains of truth behind some of them. A recent series from Grassroots Health looks at the misinformation and, scientifically, discusses the reality. It’s an interesting story and, if you’re serious about your health, take some time to read through the different articles. My takeaway from this is that you should be informed about the choices and not blindly supplement just for the sake of it. Although this will have some benefits in most cases, it might not have the…

  • Book Cover: The Strength in our Scars
    Life Hacks,  Character

    How I Help Build Resilience: Learning Strength from our Scars

    2020-2021. It’s been an uncharacteristically testing time for our resilience. The pandemic has been the overriding event of the century, and one that has challenged our very human nature at its core. We are social creatures and the ability to be social has been taken away from us. We have been told to work from home, not meet our friends and family, self-isolate when we feel sick (or for one of many other rules or reasons). Loneliness has become a real and tangible issue for many. Phone and Zoom calls alleviate the monotony, but they never replicate the connection we experience when we meet people. There is an invisible sharing…

  • Anxiety & Fear in a Journal
    Life Hacks,  Journaling

    Anxiety & Fear: Learn 5 Steps to Conquer Them

    Your journal is your therapist. It’s not just a place to answer profound questions from “50 things to journal about” lists or to write about what you had for lunch, though there is nothing wrong with either of those ideas. You will also see other journaling ideas in my Journaling Tools section of the site ranging from gratitude to affirmations to help setting up Day One Templates, app reviews, different ways to journal and more, including my Journaling Playbook which you can download to help get started in just a few minutes every day. But what do I mean by the idea that your journal is your therapist? Put Anxiety…

  • Sweet, Sugary Cakes
    Health & Fitness

    Why Giving up Sugar is Hard, and Why you Must Try

    Sugar is hard to give up, not because you don’t have the willpower, but because of the biology surrounding sugar. You can’t overcome your biology with willpower. You will fail every time. So you need to approach it scientifically. Science Over Willpower The science of sugar is fascinating: It not only drives mechanisms that make you gain weight because it produces more insulin and so stores belly fat, but it makes you hungry, it slows your metabolism, and it locks the fat in the fat cell so it can’t get out – it’s like a one-way turnstile. I think we can agree these are not desirable effects. When you look…

  • Lotus Blossom on Water
    Health & Fitness,  Intellectual Life,  Emotional Life,  Spiritual Life

    The 4 Intelligences: Mind, Body, Emotion, Spirit

    I was reading The Fourth Industrial Revolution by Klaus Schwab (2017) last month and the closing chapter took an unexpected approach that relates to my own four-quadrant worldview that we have four principle realms in which we operate – Body, Mind, Emotion and Soul – and need to seek balance in each for our own wellbeing. Much of my work revolves around these four quadrants, and the life wheel builds on this by further compartmentalising different aspects of each, and adding overarching themes which span multiple quadrants. Here’s what Klaus Schwabb said: The Fourth Industrial Revolution may be driving disruption but the challenges it presents are of our own making.…

  • Sunlight through trees illuminating walkers on a path
    Health & Fitness

    The Essential Role of Vitamin D for Immune Response

    A friend sent me a video this week showing Dr JoAnn Manson discussing the efficacy of Vitamin D against COVID-19. The video was produced in May 2020 and you can watch it in full here. It is about 5 minutes long but I can’t embed it here. A recent study (published May 2021) supports this showing a 78% lower risk of death with Vitamin D. The video discusses the role of Vitamin D in the immune response against viruses based on clinical trials (and not just COVID-19) as well as how it benefits bone health and more. As health should be our number one priority since it is the foundation…

  • Morning Routines: Breakfast
    Health & Fitness,  Life Hacks,  Intellectual Life,  Character

    Turning Morning Routines into Morning Bliss

    Do you have a morning routine? And do you struggle with it somedays, or every day? The problem here is the word ‘routine.’ If the first things you are going to do in the day don’t light you up, you’re more likely to snooze than excitedly leap out of bed. 生き甲斐 – IkigaiThe thing that gets you out of bed in the morning – your sense of purpose. There are a gazillion morning routines in books and all over the Internet. You may have tried one or more of them and given up. No single routine is better than any of the others because the question is not “What is…

  • Forest Bathing - A Walk on the Wild Side
    Health & Fitness

    The Therapeutic Benefits of Forest Bathing

    I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than the trees Henry David Thoreau Walking among the pines and catching a shaft of sunlight is a magical thing. Letting yourself feel the joy in the moment (and nothing else) is one of the greatest reliefs there is. The Japanese practise of Shinrin-yoku, or forest bathing is the simple and therapeutic act of spending time in a forest. If you’ve ever been in a forest, listened to the birds, and watched the sunshine filtering through the leaves, you’ve already participated in one of the best things you can do for your physical and mental well-being. Even Japanese doctors…