Before we get into my story, here’s what I do…

I spend most of my time researching online, reading books and writing about topics I enjoy and find really empowering. These include Science based self-help, Habits, Productivity, Creativity, Philosophy and Ancient Wisdom.

I then put these insights I read from the books into practice and help others do the sameΒ through my articles.

Quick note: what I mean by empowered is being authentic and mentally strong. Not the empowered sense of being an egomaniac who thinks they are better and bigger than everyone else. I feel that we can reach ultimate empowerment only by being honest with ourselves.

My experience with a fear disorder

I must admit, I was always a shy child, always insecure about something. I did really well to hide the dark cloud for most of my childhood.

I think I was an easy target for bullies in school because I was extremely sensitive and anxious.

Even though I spent most of my childhood in an anxious state, It wasn’t until my teenage years when I really experienced intense psychological suffering. I think a lot of the emotional pain was built up due to the death of a loved one and a pet, this happened very sudden and my mindset took a crumble.

I was really shocked because I didn’t know what on earth was happening to me, It just got worse and worse. I stopped seeing people, I stopped visiting different places, even just speaking to people on the phone and texting people seemed pretty scary.

I was even worried about trivial things, things which were completely irrelevant to anything, I just didn’t worry about anything like that before.

People were really surprised about how I went from being active, energetic, talkative and enjoying life to being completely cut off from most things.

I was in college at the time of my spell with high anxiety and I was really enjoying the course, it was a sport course which I was thoroughly interested in.

Eventually I just had to call it quits and leave the course which I was extremely frustrated with. But I just couldn’t seem to concentrate or cope with anything and going to college was terrifying, at least it was for me.

I also left two or three more courses which I was really enjoying due to my mental health issues. I think my issues got worse simply because I wasn’t living in acceptance of them and not dealing with them in the appropriate way. (I later learnt from a method which I’ll mention shortly that creating structure in your life drives out the anxiety).

I was just wishing the anxiety to be gone, like you would do because it seemed pretty normal to fight against anxiety, however this just strengthened my fears and made the clouds darker.

My family were in complete desperation for obvious reasons and my dad decided to purchase a well recommended anxiety elimination program after spending about a week looking for alternative therapies. I mention this program a lot on this site as it has helped me tremendously.

Before finding this method, I visited the doctors, mental health therapists, counselors, CBT practitioners, EFT practitioners, hypnotherapists and so on. None of these things actually provided me with a way to overcome my problems, even with consistent practice of techniques included.

Now that I am free from the core of the anxiety, It is like waking up from a nightmare, it’s finally over. Such relief!

My purpose now

My whole purpose now is to help you be authentically empowered through sharing real self-help. What I mean my real self-help is the stuff that is honestly helpful and stands the test of time.

Let me give you a few examples of self-help that is honest and stands the test of time. Replacing the habits which are destroying us with the habits that support our health and growth. Giving up on people pleasing. Focusing on what we do have as opposed to what we don’t have. Being completely honest with ourselves. For example, saying no and yes when we really want to. Understanding that the regular reminder of death isn’t a morbid thing but a truly helpful way of making us live more meaningful lives. Making time for the things that bring us enrichment and enjoyment. Adopting a perspective of ourselves and the world (philosophy) that supports us, rather than holding us back. These examples are just a slice of what you’ll find on this site.

At any time you don’t find the information helpful then you’re more than welcome to discard it. Just take what works for you and drop the rest.

Originally I wrote the content on this site as a way for me to be reminded of the wisdom I’ve learnt and applied into my own life over the last 3 – 5 years. Then I realized that other’s would benefit from what I write here. If I can just help one person make a difference in their life, then that’s enough.

Spending most of our lives wrapped up in negative emotions can seem a scary and lonely place but there are definitely ways you can deal with it. I share with you the ways which have helped me deal with it the most on this site.

I’m currently in the process of writing a guidebook about real self-help that stands the test of time which will include everything that I’ve mentioned above and a lot, lot more.

I’m sure you will enjoy reading and benefiting from the information I create more than I enjoy writing it! Feel free to ask any questions in the comments section below if you have any inquires or concerns.


Peace, love and empowerment!

Lawrence Gregory

Creator of Self Empowered Life


  1. Reply

    Hello Lawrence,

    You did a great start. Your niche is a unique one and I think will be very interesting to all who will read it. I found your theme very positive. And your first post is very well written and full of inspiration to all readers. I am also enjoying reading self-improvement books. Through reading, it helps me free from negativity. I will check sometime your post because I think your website has the power to remove negativity. Great Job!


    • Reply

      Hello Marcy πŸ™‚

      I appreciate your comment… It means a lot.

      I intend to give off as much positive vibes as possible through my writing. Helping as many folk as possible to overcome negativity is the primary purpose for this site πŸ™‚


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    HI Lawrence!

    I really like your message and story under About Me and why you designed this website. I think that IS VERY COMMENDABLE AND UNSELFISH.I always key in on this
    section when I first visit a site to make comments to understand why the designer made his site. Good introductions I’ve found always show compassion and enthusiasm
    which motivate me to continue evaluating your site.I like it a lot-good unique, niche website!

    we all need to reflect on getting rid of negativity and focusing on positivity.
    Recommending book, articles,exercises, facts, etc.

    Good start and good luck on your site-Lots of potential-I wish you the best on your site progress and hope you’ll find time to
    visit my site and leave me some feedback.



    • Reply

      Hey Tim,

      Thanks for checking out my site and leaving your feedback, really do respect that!
      I will definitely give you feedback on your site! πŸ™‚

  3. Anthony


    Hi Lawrence,
    Your site is so rich and already exhibiting potentials. I also want to thank you for all the free vibe via Facebook. You are really living up and full of positivity. Wish you the best.

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    Hey Lawrence what an amazing site! Your passion for this is infectious I will certainly be a regular visitor in future.

    Great job mate πŸ™‚

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    Hey Steffen =)

    I’m glad you will be a regular visitor, I want to help as much people as humanly possible =)
    Sharing products which I really recommend is always a great feeling.

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    Hi Lawrence! –

    How are you?

    Just to let you know I have just read your review of ‘The Power of Now’…

    Just like all your GREAT content I found it to be Very – very informative!

    I am now really looking forward to getting my copy of this FANTASTIC book!

    Keep up the GOOD work – your Website is really looking AMAZING! πŸ™‚

    Kindest regards

    David Knight

    And remember Rome wasn’t built in a day…but they were laying bricks everyday!

    • Reply

      Hey David πŸ™‚
      Really appreciate your comment… it means a lot, I also love the fact that I have introduced you to the The Power Of Now… you are honestly going to love this book as it really is magic.
      Thanks again

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    Hello Dear Lawrence,

    First i would like to congratulate you for this awesome website.

    second your words are genuine and it reached to my soul and mind .. its really great added value to help other to clear their minds and souls from negativity and its bad effects .. your site is very rich with awesome information and i will make sure to get through every each piece of it ..

    Wishing you all the best and big thanks and respect to this awesome work .. Cheers :O) AK

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      Hey there AK πŸ™‚

      Thanks for checking out my website and giving me back the feedback which I am grateful for! My purpose is to help as many people overcome their negativity and I have high ambitions with this site, I desire to get this site to a very high level… so it can reach and touch the hearts of many people.

      Thanks very much
      Lawrence πŸ™‚

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    Hi Lawrence site is amazing , well done and good luck for the future, You are definitely here to stay and a very Educated in your field. As many say who says what about Education we are all well Educated some more than others.
    Again would recommend anyone to read your site of positively. xx

    • Reply

      Hello Catherine πŸ™‚

      Thanks for your helpful and positive feedback… I really appreciate it!

      I know that if you have a lot of experience in a certain field, you can definitely make a big impact πŸ™‚

      Thanks xx

  9. Brian Williams


    Hi Lawrence

    Your website is fantastic! Full of very useful information that is really helpful and easy to understand.

    Like yourself, I want to help people overcome their anxiety and have a positive life.

    You are a good natured soul, keep up the good work my friend. I’m sure a book of your own will be published one day!


    • Reply

      Hello Brian =)

      Really appreciate your kind words and that has resulted in giving me more motivation to help others.

      And it would be awesome to write a book because as I’m learning all this information through books, tapes, videos, other people’s experiences and my own life experience, I can mold it together and put it into a way where people can apply this life changing info to improve their lives.


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    Hey Lawrence,
    I admire your fountain of knowledge and hunger to always learn more, and desire to help others. The site is great and has a lot of very useful information. I too have experienced severe anxiety and it’s something that I would never want to go through again… so thanks for sharing your experience and knowledge to help get others through it! And yes, you should absolutely write a book… start now! What are you waiting for?!?

    • Reply

      Hey Dave!

      Appreciate the comment, glad you find it has a lot of useful information – That’s always good to know.

      I guess you are right about waiting. I’ll start writing down some ideas and make a plan for it.

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    I really enjoyed your website! It has a good vibe. Being positive helps in so many ways, more than people realize. Anxiety can really effect your life. I wish you good luck and thanks for sharing your information!

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    Didn’t get a chance to read everything but you seem like a really nice guy and I’m glad for the transformation that has taken place in your life brother maybe we can do a video and posted on soldiers of self help other people let me know your friend Santos from Instagram

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