It’s Not Always Sexy, But It’s Real

… but let’s start with the sexy part first.

The First Encounter

Unlike other breathwork techniques, SOMA Breath has specifically designed brainwave music that’s designed to drop you into a deep meditative state. I didn’t know that at the time. All I heard was this deep base-y frequency beating to a rhythm of a heart that both excited me and captivated me into a nervous anticipation.

I was in a home that I knew well, perched on the edge of a volcanic crater around beautiful Lake Atitlan in Guatemala so the stage was set after I felt safe and explorative.

I had done…


So, Let’s Get Real

If the whole of existence was reduced down to just two simple characteristics it could be said that it’s either life or death.

But we could also say that it’s either with or without breath, male or female, day or night, up or down, high or low…

Or… sexy or not sexy.

For the sake of this blog post let’s stick with the whole of existence being characterised as either sexy or not sexy, just because we can.

For many of us life is to be experienced fully, with all of its highs and lows enjoyed and agonised along the…


Once you know, you know

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I’m all about stress-free writing.

I don’t want to write a 3,000-word article every day to pay my rent. I don’t want to try to figure out how the algorithm gods decide which piece gets chosen and which piece doesn’t either.

That’s too much pressure. I want to have fun. I want to be creative. I want to make money for sure but I also want to go for a walk when I want to walk, and pee when I need to pee. …


How to multiply your audience by using the same content in different ways

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There’s always an important question that arises from your article. Take my title for example. Instead of saying ‘Reach more people without having to do any extra work.’ I could ask ‘How do I reach more people with my writing?’

See? You can use this simple trick to leverage more readers and multiply your audience.

You don’t need to do any extra work either as your articles will have already been written and published. …


So more people can also have some fun

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In recent times “the one percent” refers to the richest people in the world. According to nationwide statistics, it takes an annual income of $538,926 to be among the top 1%. I can see why myself and many other people won’t make that list this year.

I’d like to redefine the 1% club not from a place of wealth but from a place of personal development. For one, because it’s more inclusive, this club is open to everyone. And for two, most of the wealthiest people in the world certainly didn’t start with all of that money. They had to…


Learn the incredible discoveries of how the breath communicates with the heart

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Knowledge is only useful if it becomes lived wisdom, otherwise, it’s simply someone else lived experience.

We are past the time where gaining knowledge is the desired path. Now, maybe so than ever before, we are seeking and longing for experience.

Experience is knowledge in action. Repeated action creates neural pathways in the brain that solidifies knowledge into wisdom. This solidification imprints the cells in the body and the wisdom carried forward thereafter is one of personal truth.

There’s no turning back from personal truth, and once you know that it’s possible, there’s really nothing stopping you from repeating it…


It’s time to start believing in yourself

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Your message is powerful. You voice is needed. Your timing is perfect. Read that again.

If you can take away all of the doubt that can creep in when we think of ourselves as less than who we are, we can begin to trust the new self that emerges.

Here are 3 ways in which I build trust.

1. I believe my message is powerful

We all believe it, or we all want to believe it so what’s the harm in admitting it every once in a while?

Once I finally could say that what I share with the world is powerful then I could write from…


A guide for anyone that works from home

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Working from home is tough.

There’s no one to blame, there’s no one to set timetables or schedules for us, hold us accountable, make us do what we have to do, and there’s no one else that will do it for us either. It’s all on us.

On the good days, this is very liberating. It’s why most of us wanted to work from home in the first place. But on the bad days, there’s often a million and one reasons to procrastinate. Or is it just me?

And why not? No one’s going to shout at me, be mad…


A brief history of human evolution

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When we think about evolution we rarely think about our mouths. We certainly don’t think about having the only exposed bones in the body out in the open in the shape of teeth (32 if you’re lucky!), or the incredibly elastic and wonderful nature of our tongue that allows us to eat, speak, and kiss.

We also seem to think that evolution is something that just happens, or has happened, without ever considering that we too are making it happen.

Our choices today affect the generations of tomorrow and a fascinating insight into the way our mouths have evolved shows…


It’s never too late to fall in love.

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This is a story about how love can come at any moment and at any age.

I recently had the joy of meeting an old couple as I walking my partner’s dog around the fields close to where she once lived.

There’s something about seeing two old people so in love as they walk side by side. I guess a part of it, for me anyway, is the hope that love can last, can endure, and can even grow the longer two people walk through life together.

I was admiring them from afar but then as luck would have it…

Andy Murphy

Writer | Soma Breathwork Facilitator | Entrepreneur www.beingandy.com

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