Category Archives: Self Actualization for Men

Top 5 Things I Learned from Dating an Energy Healer

When I met Misha Almira I was a short order cook flipping burgers and trying to stay sober. I thought spirituality was for hippies, but I was struggling to find inner-peace. Misha was an Ishaya at the time. Here’s the Top 5 Things I Learned from Dating an Energy Healer.

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Erik Christian Johnson is a full-time blogger, self-development advocate, and full-time network marketing Entrepreneur.

Why my Anxiety is Due to Misaligned Chakras

I’ve had social anxiety for a few years and have tried everything to remedy it from using plant medicine to CBD to Affirmations. Here’s Why my Anxiety is Due to Misaligned Chakras.

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Erik Christian Johnson is a full-time blogger, self-development advocate, and full-time network marketing Entrepreneur.

How Connection is the Ultimate Antidote to Overcoming Your Addiction

Loneliness, isolation, anxiety, and depression are killers for those addicted to drugs or alcohol. Punishment and incarceration of drug addicts only exacerbates the problem. But let’s set that aside for now and focus on how addicts can overcome their addiction.

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Erik Christian Johnson is a full-time blogger, self-development advocate, and full-time network marketing Entrepreneur.

Top 7 Shocking Benefits of Breatharianism

Breatharianism is an ancient practice of receiving prana (vital life energy) from the sun. Advance practitioners forgo their daily bread (and sometimes water too) in exchange for receiving prana from sunlight.

While to the casual observer this may seem extreme and even impossible, practitioners find themselves not only surviving, but thriving in ways they never thought possible.

While this ancient practice isn’t for the casual spiritual seeker, those who find their way onto this path often experience great results and spiritual fulfillment that spreads into all areas of their lives. When your body is fueled with what it needs the impossible becomes possible and your dreams are always within your reach.

Whether you’re merely curious or are considering adding Breatharianism to your daily life here are the top seven benefits of the practice. Here’s the Top 7 Shocking Benefits of Breatharianism. Continue reading Top 7 Shocking Benefits of Breatharianism

Erik Christian Johnson is a full-time blogger, self-development advocate, and full-time network marketing Entrepreneur.

My Amazonian Kambo Frog Experience

It’s no secret among my circle of friends that I’m living what you might call an “alternative lifestyle”. I don’t really believe in going to the doctor unless a limb is broken (which has never happened, knock on wood), or, I’m bleeding profusely from some region of my body (which has also never happened, knock on wood). If it is by any means a conventional approach to medicine, I’m not having it.

It’s also no secret among my friends that I’m a crazy-ass alcoholic. I’ve struggled with depression, anxiety and addiction for most of my adolescent life. When it came to those internal battles, I was no different in my approach to healthcare. I was determined to find a natural cure for my mental ailments.

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Erik Christian Johnson is a full-time blogger, self-development advocate, and full-time network marketing Entrepreneur.

Top 5 Ways Tai Chi Can Get and Keep You Sober

He who stands of tiptoe is not steady.
He who strides cannot maintain the pace. – Tao Te Ching

We’ve all heard the cliché, “have a drink and take the edge off.” But I can take drinking too far. I’ve struggled with alcohol since I was 15. Drinking helped me to escape what seemed to be a prison of my home life.

My drinking pattern continued into college and later into my work life. The relaxation effect of alcohol may have given me temporary relief, but led to behaviors that I later regretted such as non-conscious sexual relations, driving under the influence or acting out in a work situation. Not to mention the hangover effect, with sadness, headaches and stomachaches to follow.

Now, I’m looking to new solutions to get my needs met and one of them, tai chi, has helped with my sobriety. Here’ the Top 5 Ways Tai Chi Can Get and Keep You Sober:

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Erik Christian Johnson is a full-time blogger, self-development advocate, and full-time network marketing Entrepreneur.

Top 5 Ways Amino Neuro Frequency Therapy Works

A name like Amino Neuro Frequency (ANF) Therapy is sure to catch someone’s attention, isn’t it.  Well, it was doubly true for me as both a neuroscientist alternative therapist, and aspiring physician. 

When I first came across this new type of therapy, I was immediately intrigued, did my initial research on it, and signed up to take the course the next day. 

The theories behind it made sense to me, but I could never have anticipated the true power and effectiveness ANF had to offer.

Before getting into who and what can benefit from ANF Therapy, I will provide some background on what it is, first. 

ANF Therapy is a type of wearable frequency technology – a system of small adhesive discs that work together to restore the body back to its original healthy state.  Each type of disc (I believe there are over 200) is embedded with a different electric frequency designed to elicit a specific effect from the body, working at the cellular level. 

As such, each case requires different combinations of discs in different locations and amounts to achieve the desired results. 

And no, just because it is electrically charged does not mean you will be shocked.  In fact, you probably won’t feel anything at all, with the exception of some clients of mine exclaiming that they could “feel it working” (aka feel their pain dissipate in minutes).

Now I am going to discuss the top 5 ways to utilize this revolutionary therapy:

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Erik Christian Johnson is a full-time blogger, self-development advocate, and full-time network marketing Entrepreneur.

Top 5 Alternative Therapies to Get and Keep Older Men Sober

The strong social support, personal reckoning, and spiritual connection advocated by 12-step programs have helped millions of individuals struggling with addiction.

But there is no one-size-fits all approach, and treatment specialists are increasingly incorporating alternative therapies to ensure that recovery methods resonate with the mind, body, and soul of the individual.

Below are five approaches that may be able to help you get and stay sober, as part of a holistic approach.

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Erik Christian Johnson is a full-time blogger, self-development advocate, and full-time network marketing Entrepreneur.

Does Drinking Make You More Creative? 3 Steps for Creative Sobriety

Much has been said about substance use and creativity. A simple Google search will produce an abundance of studies and articles on the subject.

There is merit to the argument that drinking, for instance, to a point can loosen up the brain to think more creatively.

However, if you have issues with alcohol addiction or substance abuse in general, it is not worth whatever you could potentially gain from the use of substances while you engage in artistic pursuits.

For those of us who struggle with addiction, we need to look at other tools to help us be our most creative self. Here are 3 steps that anyone can take to live a more creative, sober life.

#One

Just Create! The root word of creative is create, a verb, action. There is a well-travelled myth that creative inspiration comes from some source that has to be triggered. It does not.

To be creative, all you need to do is the doing. Your brain is not sitting around waiting for the perfect moment to release its magic.

And so, it is our task as creative beings to put pen to paper, brush to canvas, fingers to piano… you get the idea.

There is nothing outside of ourselves that will make us do the very thing that will bring us the joy that is experienced when we are in that rich, rewarding creation space.

And if you are thinking, “But to create I must suffer!” or “I need something to loosen me up to get started/when I hit a creative block,” then you are missing the whole point of creativity in the first place.

Yes, challenges and struggles often present themselves while engaged in the creative act. The next time you have one of those moments try stopping, taking a deep breath, and saying out loud, “Thank you for this opportunity.”

The opportunity is the discovery that is on the other side of the discomfort. If it helps, think of creative pain or blocks as doors to a new universe. The door is always unlocked. Open it and check out what is on the other side. I promise you, it is super awesome in there!

“But I don’t have the time to create!” On the contrary. You are taking the time to read this creative hack right now.

Before you go any further, set a timer for five minutes. Now, stop reading this post and do your thing. Pick up a brush and some paints, open your word processing program, go to that instrument, open your mouth and sing, start to dance – whatever it is, take five minutes right now and be the creative spirit you deserve to be.

Welcome back. Now, search online for programs or apps that help you plan your creative time. Google Goals is a tool that I have been using lately. It is great.

All I have to do is put in the amount of time I want to work on a project each week and it will find the best times on my calendar that works for me to get to work. Start with five minutes a week. An hour a week. Whatever works for you.

Keep it manageable. The amount of time you spend on being creative does not matter. All that matters is that you regularly give yourself this gift. You deserve it!

#2

Join a creative/writing group. There are a plethora of options. Perhaps there is a sober writing group in your community.

Or if you would rather stay cozied up at home, there are some great writing communities online. Check out this article for some options: Authorspublish

#3

Why do you create in the first place? Is it for your mental health, career development, a way to give to others, to address social ills in the world, to blow off steam?

Try journaling your answers to this question. While you are journaling, try answering this question as well: What leads you to want to consume substances in the first place? If it helps, try to turn these reflections into artwork. You never know what you might learn about yourself by trying this.

In conclusion, whatever you do – create or not, don’t judge yourself! We have learned a lot about addictions of all kinds in recent decades.

There is no shame in addiction. It is a reality that millions of us struggle with every day. What matters is continuing to take steps towards managing addiction.

And if your creative pursuits bring you joy, then create! Ask yourself, “What brings me joy?” And as long as the answer is something that does not cause harm to you or others – do it! You deserve every happiness that life has to offer.

Thanks for reading!

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Erik Christian Johnson is a full-time blogger, self-development advocate, and full-time network marketing Entrepreneur.

The Nomadic Disease: How My Addiction Traveled With Me

If you’re an addict, a true addict, your entire life revolves around whatever it is you’re addicted to. Whether it be sex, gambling, alcohol, other drugs, or any number of addictive behaviors, your addiction comes before and is paramount to anything else in your life… Even your family and loved ones.

As a result, everything you thought you cared about in your life is lost to your addiction, and you’re left with nothing; no job, no wife, no kids, no girlfriend… Just your addiction. I’m a leading authority on the subject… I was addicted to heroin and other substances for several years.

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Erik Christian Johnson is a full-time blogger, self-development advocate, and full-time network marketing Entrepreneur.