Thought Sequencing: A Step Towards Self-Mastery

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Just as an athlete undergoes rigorous training to hone his skills, our minds also need disciplined training to master our thoughts and achieve our desired goals. This article will explore the concept of thought sequencing, its importance, and how mastering it can lead to self-mastery. Decoding Thought Sequencing  In the journey of self-improvement, one of […]

Discovering the Power of Artificial Motivators

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Alright, listen up guys, let me share something really surprising with you: the idea of artificial motivators, something that’s not truly sincere but still pushes you forward. I used to think we should always be absolutely sincere with what drives us. I’ll tell you a story to illustrate this. Once, I set myself a goal […]

The Journey of Growth: Lessons from Musicians, Athletes, and Soldiers

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In our recent exploration of personal growth and resilience, we delved into the world of musicians, athletes, and soldiers. Their experiences offer valuable lessons in perseverance, grit, and the power of steadfast faith. As we conclude this lesson series and prepare to venture into new territories, it is essential to recognize that the path we […]

A Lesson in Resilience 

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Once upon a time, in a land far away, there lived a wise and compassionate teacher named Christ. He walked upon this difficult planet, spreading His teachings and guiding people towards love and righteousness. However, His path was not an easy one. On His very first day, He encountered people who were resistant to His […]

Protecting Against Pornography and Harnessing the Power of Christ

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(Note: this is the condensed (transcript) version of a fireside given by some of our Sons of Helaman and Men of Moroni graduates.) Dallin: My friends, a few of us Warriors were having a discussion on protecting against pornography and harnessing the power of Christ. As we delve into this topic, we assume that you […]

Finding Balance: Managing Stress and Apathy in Life

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As we navigate through life, stress is inevitable. But how do we manage stress and maintain emotional balance? This article explores the concept of balance in our lives, drawing inspiration from the idea of a pendulum and its inverted counterpart, the metronome. We’ll discuss ways to reduce stress, pull out of apathy, and create effective […]

Samurai psychology and “Warrior Chemistry”

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Samurai psychology and “Warrior Chemistry” are two disciplines that emphasize mental and emotional discipline, self-control, and focus. While these two concepts share some similarities, there are also key differences between them. Samurai psychology is a discipline that originated in ancient Japan and was developed specifically for samurai warriors. It emphasizes the cultivation of virtues such […]

The Spiritual and Psychological Founding Principles Behind the Satanic Spin

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One of the great mysteries in human behavior is when an individual does things that contradicttheir own value system. Most young men who seek treatment for sexual addictions have a strong desire to serve an LDS mission, get married in an LDS temple and aspire to become worthy fathers and strong spiritual leaders. Many are […]

The Influence of Good Men

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Recent studies continue to demonstrate the positive connection between having a father in the home and the influence that father’s can have on child development. The presence of a father in the home positivity correlates with higher levels of sociability, confidence, and self-control in children. Children with involved fathers are less likely to act out […]

Building Emotional Intelligence Part 3

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(Read Part 1 and Part 2) How then do we take all that we know about emotion and properly utilize emotions to make informed decisions? Well that is somewhat a trick question as emotions should rarely form the basis for making decisions. Let me explain. In Stephen W. Owen’s talk entitled “Be Faithful, Not Faithless” […]

Building Emotional Intelligence Part 2

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(Read Part 1 HERE). After I have successfully narrowed down and identified my emotions; where do I go from there? How then do I effectively manage such emotions? While utilizing the emotion/feelings wheel may offer a simple formula toward managing emotions… I will introduce a few more tools that can be utilized. Our first tool […]

Building Emotional Intelligence: Part 1

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Perhaps one of the most misunderstood pieces of the human experience is human emotion. Yet, one of my favorite facets within my clinical education has been coming to learn about emotion and the role that emotions can play within fully understanding what it means to be a person. Too often as individuals we may experience […]

ALIGNING WITH GOD’S POWER TO OVERCOME SEXUAL ADDICTION

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(Parts of this blog post were taken from the book Never a Happier Time. You can get a FREE ebook copy HERE.) For many individuals, sexual addiction and in particular looking at pornography and masturbation feels like a battle.  It isn’t a battle with physical weapons.  It is a drawn-out psychological biochemical war with an extremely skilled and experienced […]

A Warrior’s Prayer

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One of my favorite times during any day is the opportunity I have to communicate with Heavenly Father. While I still feel as though I am continuing to learn what it means to pray and how I can properly communicate with my Heavenly Father there are a few principles within prayer that allow me to […]