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Stop distracting yourself

Stop distracting yourself

By Gabriel Rocheleau / July 16, 2015

Do you spend most of your free time distracting yourself? Texting while sitting on the toilet. Watching TV before you fall asleep and checking Facebook during the commercials. Talking constantly to break the anxiety of silence. Making plans while never getting anything done. Distractions are not fun anyway. They’re even tiring. So why do you…

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How to meditate effectively

How to Meditate Effectively: 5 Signs You’re Doing it Wrong

By Gabriel Rocheleau / June 17, 2015

Practicing meditation can enrich your life. But to get benefits, you have to do it right. You need to know how to meditate effectively.

You might have heard that there’s no such thing as “bad meditation”. I disagree. If you just sit down and ruminate negative thoughts for 20 minutes, you might as well not meditate at all.

Here are 5 sure signs that you’re not approaching meditation properly. Keep an eye out for them!

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Creative Thinking

How to Think Outside the Box: The Art of Creative Thinking

By Gabriel Rocheleau / June 9, 2015

Thinking outside the box is the ability to come up with new and unconventional ideas. Creative thinking is something we are born with, but learn to forget. Buried under structures and concepts, our inner creativity is imprisoned. Here’s how to let it loose.

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Pa Auk Forest Monastery

40-Day Meditation Retreat at Pa-Auk Tawya, Burma

By Gabriel Rocheleau / September 17, 2014

I spent 40 days at Pa-Auk Tawya, a forest meditation center renowned for its very rigorous concentration practices.
I always wondered what the results would be if I pushed my concentration further…
and I certainly got what I was looking for.

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Second Time at a Goenka Vipassana Meditation Retreat

By Gabriel Rocheleau / August 3, 2013

My second time at a 10-day Vipassana Meditation Retreat.

Tremendous life-changing new insights, as well as very interesting experiences.

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Sleep Paralysis attack

What Is Sleep Paralysis and How to Deal With It

By Gabriel Rocheleau / May 27, 2013

What if you woke up paralyzed? A dark and spine-chilling entity approaches your bed, looking straight in your eyes and smiling threateningly ; it knows you can’t move. It slowly climbs your bed, staring at you malevolently. It moves over your chest and you feel its extreme weight preventing you from breathing. You desperately try shouting for help, but no sound comes out of your mouth. Sounds like a nightmare? No. This is a documented medical condition known as sleep paralysis … and it’ll happen at least once to most people!

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How to Lucid Dream: Learn to Control your Dreams!

By Gabriel Rocheleau / April 12, 2013

What is a lucid dream? In a lucid dream, you are aware that you’re dreaming. This allows you to vividly experience and remember your dreams. But most importantly, you can control them. Although lucid dreams can occur spontaneously, lucid dreaming is a skill that can quickly be learned by anyone. Lucid dreams are similar to…

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Vipassana meditation retreat

My Vipassana Experience – 10-Day Meditation Retreat Review

By Gabriel Rocheleau / August 3, 2012

My Vipassana Meditation Experience : Meditating 12 hours a day for 10 days.

No talking, no distractions, only sitting cross-legged and meditating.

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