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There is a happy alternative – five daily habits for happiness

By David Hurst | Jun 5, 2023

By consistently doing certain simple things every day, anyone can create more happiness. This will also boost positive energy levels. Choose positivity Starting the day off on the right foot is crucial for a positive mindset throughout the day, so it’s best to avoid social media, newspapers, and news broadcasts that mostly focus on negative…

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12 Steps to 1 Hero video course

What are “defects of character”?

By David Hurst | May 11, 2023

On the process that I mostly guide people through, we learn about what blocks us from being our greatest ideal – with our highest level of positive energy. Here’s a list copied from my book 12 Steps To 1 Hero of the 14 characteristics that, very briefly explained, can be excessive and which then lead…

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12 Steps to 1 Hero recovery video course

On my book 12 Steps To 1 Hero

By David Hurst | May 11, 2023

A brief video (3 mins 33 secs!) below, on how my book 12 Steps To 1 Hero has proven to be an amazingly successful guidebook for people going through the 12 Steps on their very own personal Hero’s Journey.

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12 Steps to 1 Hero video course

Introducing the 12 Steps To 1 Hero video course

By David Hurst | May 11, 2023

I’ve created a series of videos to help immensely anyone who’s struggling or suffering – emotionally, mentally, spiritually and physically. They will also give a great boost, wherever you are in life. That’s whether you’re struggling, flying high or in need of the maximum you. Perhaps this is due to a life change. This could be such…

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Recovery freedom from addiction

12 Steps groups

By David Hurst | May 11, 2023

Should you need some help from a 12-Step group, it’s best to Google “12 Steps” or “Twelve Steps” and/or “anonymous” and the word describing the problem. So, such as alcohol, cannabis, sex, work, exercise, internet, or gambling. Or the name of the particular 12-Step group if you know it, ie “Alcoholics Anonymous”, and perhaps your…

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Gratitude list

5. Write a gratitude list

By David Hurst | Apr 26, 2023

It seems very simple, but it’s really effective at getting people to think in a positive way (and consequently not in a negative way as they may well have been doing for years). So write one at night at bedtime and then read it first thing in the morning. If you are struggling in the…

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Just For Today

4. Read the Just For Today words

By David Hurst | Apr 25, 2023

Then live your life according to them. If you read it every morning it just starts to become the way that you live. It’s a phenomenal way to live. First produced in 1978 by AA on a slim white card that folds in half to be around 7.5cm by 10cm, the Just For Today card…

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Prayer for recovery

3a. Prayer: ask, believe, receive

By David Hurst | Apr 25, 2023

Many people bring in prayer with meditation. Prayer simply derives from words meaning “to ask earnestly”. It is a humbling of oneself (hence why many people get on their knees or bow their heads) to realise that no person is the greatest power in the universe. Then ask earnestly about anything you are concerned, and…

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Meditation

3. Start every day with meditation (working up to 30 minutes a day)

By David Hurst | Apr 25, 2023

A lot of people get lost on this as they think they should be floating in the lotus position or something like this straightaway. But it’s really just about starting each day calmly and peacefully. So you have your cup of tea or coffee, but rather than bombarding yourself with things to do or social…

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