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Jasraj
SW London + earth
coach + writer. multi-potentialite. human.
Interests: human beings; potential; coaching; mind; emotions; mental health; sports; tennis; boxing; writing; stories; film; Columbo the detective
Recent Activity
In these last two nights, I've watched films with my dad. The first night was Marvel's 'Guardians of the Galaxy', and the second was the intriguingly-named 'Prisoners', a film dad said was "one of the best thrillers he'd ever seen"... later he described how, having stumbled across it on TV,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2017 at Jasraj's Blog
I've been noticing more of my feelings lately, along them to come to the fore and along myself to feel them. After a long time suppressing my feelings, with the help of therapy this year I have gotten in touch with and becoming closer to mine. One feeling in particular... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2017 at Jasraj's Blog
So often, we can be fooled into thinking that others out there have got their wits together more thank us. Whether it’s someone we know in our real lives (a friend, family member), or someone ‘famous’, we think - wow, they are incredible, almost…non-human. Certainly not the case. And I... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2017 at Jasraj's Blog
To my joy, ‘The Lion King’ recently came on TV. The ‘Sky Disney’ channel has to be one of the most exciting things I’ve stumbled across in a while. Nostalgia. Classic animated films. Aaaah…. I was in seventh heaven when the Lion King (first made in 1994; we went to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2017 at Jasraj's Blog
I went to an event last night at Action For Happiness - a great group championing better happiness and wellbeing, and a kinder world. What's not to like? Having gone through my journey of self-help last year, it was interesting to go along, as the new 'me', experiencing and feeling... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2017 at Jasraj's Blog
... I was frantic, rushing around, always switched on, not really aware of what was going on around me, let alone inside me. What's changed? Well, I took a risk. I stepped away from what I was doing to pursue study, not really knowing where it might lead. I just... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2017 at Jasraj's Blog
Earlier this evening, I spoke to a friend who has been on somewhat of a similar journey of self-exploration. We got talking about other people, absorbing the energy of others, and the need to protect our precious energy. In the last few weeks and months, I've been conscious in choosing... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2017 at Jasraj's Blog
I used to get annoyed by the "12 things you need to do before 8AM" articles, partly as they're often so generic, pretty robotic-verging-on-unrealistic, and just adding to the already clickbait-swamped internet. However, for me, how I start the day and how I end the day to hold value. For... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2017 at Jasraj's Blog
I have spent much of my lifetime reading about psychology and self-help, and latterly more directly the subject of ‘happiness’ - which I feel I was trying to get at all along. I’ve learnt a lot along the way about the subject, from a scientific and research perspective. Of course,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2017 at Jasraj's Blog
An acquaintance I know at my local gym recently competed in a bodybuilding competition. He did well, finishing in first place on the day, and he’s off to the compete in the National event in a months’ time. Great stuff. Drawing on my little knowledge of bodybuilding and bodybuilding competitions,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2017 at Jasraj's Blog
On my recent flight to the States, I got talking to the chap I sat next to who happened to be a writer. I was asking him about when he gets his writing done, and he told me there’s no set pattern. Rather, he agreed that when inspiration strikes as... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2017 at Jasraj's Blog
It's my second day back in the U.K. after visiting Western USA, and I feel tired. London is 8 hours ahead of what I've been used to, and the effects of the time difference are always more felt when you travel from east to west; nearly 9.30am at the time... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2017 at Jasraj's Blog
One of my favourite quotes is "You are the average of the five people you surround yourself with", coined by Jim Rohn. It also happened to be one of the favourites of the late Scott Dinsmore, founder of Live Your Legend and a personal inspiration. I have also had a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2017 at Jasraj's Blog
I’m currently sprawled on a couch-cum-pod in Munich Airport, 2 of 3 flights down on my way back to London. Aside from feeling tired, dehydrated and lethargic from the journey, I’ve been thinking recently about why I love sport so much. Being a historic over-thinker, I’m been trying to feel... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2017 at Jasraj's Blog
(Written yesterday, Sunday 27th August, 2017) With various things going on each day, this last week in Vegas has flown by. I landed in Vegas just after noon on Monday, and got straight into the swing of things. I came for the boxing, and I was not disappointed. One can... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2017 at Jasraj's Blog
In the last couple of days, I’ve come across two girls who’ve cast trends and “normality” aside to be who they really are. The first is Talia Sagginario, known as Tally, an 18-year old who received an award at yesterday’s 8th Annual Mayweather Promotions ‘Titans of the Trade’ event. Tally... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2017 at Jasraj's Blog
Pooh, if ever there's a tomorrow when we're not together, there's something that you must remember: "You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think." But the most important thing is, even if we're apart... I'll always be with you. Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2017 at Jasraj's Blog
Whilst I can often be energised by interactions and conversations that I have, I also need my space and downtime to re-charge. I used to be switched ‘on’ all of the time, giving up a lot of my energy to anyone and everyone. I don’t tend to do that so... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2017 at Jasraj's Blog
Yesterday I landed in Las Vegas, for the build-up towards a boxing bout this Saturday (Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor). I'd been to Las Vegas before, either side of a trip driving through various national parks and natural moments in Utah and Arizona. So I kind of knew what to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2017 at Jasraj's Blog
Writing has many felt benefits for me. I find it cathartic to jot things down, e.g. in a 'Morning Pages'-type way (Julia Cameron), I enjoy the art and discipline that comes from writing, I enjoy writing about my perspectives and things I've learned, as well as creative writing. As with... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2017 at Jasraj's Blog
My mind has a tendency to run wild once in a while. Sometimes more than once in a while. It's one of the reasons I've been leaning towards the concept of 'stillness', getting into the practice of just 'being' versus thinking/analysing. As someone who loves to read, learn and ponder... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2017 at Jasraj's Blog
I like the Sun a lot, and I really enjoy it when it's out. When I used to commute every daily, the Sun used to help those mornings when I went in. I guess this makes sense, given that we are biologically wired to wake when the Sun emerges, and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2017 at Jasraj's Blog
My fundamentals: Food Sleep Movement Stillness Healthy interactions, socialising + relationships Being outside Downtime (recharge mode) Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2017 at Jasraj's Blog
How I start my day tends to be significant, and set the tone for the rest of it. Depending on when I have slept the night before, I wake up at x time. And what I choose to do from there, aside for the basics (teeth, breakfast) is up to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2017 at Jasraj's Blog
“Life is an interesting journey. You never know where it will take you. Peaks and valleys, twists and turns. You can get the surprise of your life. Sometimes on the way to where you’re going, you might think, "This is the worst time of my life". But you know what?... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2017 at Jasraj's Blog