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223 A Fully Rich Life With Benjamin Foley: Benjamin Foley left a 6-figure job in management consulting after being almost destroyed by anxiety and depression. He knew he had only 2 choices; to change his life or to remain on the same path and be destroyed. Fortunately he made the decision to take...

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Benjamin Foley left a 6-figure job in management consulting after being almost destroyed by anxiety and depression. He knew he had only 2 choices; to change his life or to remain on the same path and be destroyed. Fortunately he made the decision to take action and change his path to become a writer and entrepreneur, immersing himself in a healthier lifestyle with a focus on mindfulness. He is now the founder of Fully Rich Life, a blog that is focused on helping men decrease stress and anxiety, find more focus, and be more present. He also writes for various top-rated publications including NY Observer, CNBC, Thought Catalog, and Medium and is read by over 200,000 readers a month on topics including anxiety, healthy eating and mindset. Benjamin also helps businesses tell better stories with strategies that are truly authentic. I am thrilled to share this time with the inspiring, prolific writer, Benjamin Foley.
Contact Info
Website: www.FullyRichLife.com
Twitter: @Benjamin_Foley
Most Influential Person
Tim JP Collins, host of The Anxiety Podcast
Oliver Sacks, Author of Gratitude
Effect on Emotions
Mindfulness has helped me understand them [my emotions] and has helped me detach from the stories that they tell.
Thoughts on Breathing
Breathing has made a huge difference. It's helped me stop panic attacks years ago and now it helps me gain energy when I need it.
Suggested Resources
Book: Gratitude by Oliver Sacks
App: Headspace / Calm
Bullying Story
I was a bully growing up, especially in elementary school. Mindfulness would have been so huge.
Living and growing up in a very, very conservative, Christian environment is probably a lead driver of a lot of anxiety in America. I felt like I had no control at home because I didn't really believe what they believed so they didn't accept me.
I needed to be accepted by somebody. I needed to be powerful over somebody.
Mindfulness would have been huge, just understanding that we're all kids and we're all part of this thing that we call the human condition. You're not better than them.
We kinda had a gang in elementary school and we thought we were more important than we were, for third graders. I spent a lot of time in the Principal's office. Definitely not something proud to look back on but something that ...
I love working with kids now.
There is nothing I can do to change the past. Like we talk about in meditation and mindfulness, we can only be here.
And so what can I do today to be the best that I can and make today better than yesterday.

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