Daniel Wallen

Internet Architect and Performance Marketer with a Soft Spot for Shelter Dogs

The Story of My Love Affair with Writing

I've been a writer -- both for myself and others (read: ghostwriting) -- for ten years. If you run a background check, you'll find big gaps in my employment history. This is why. It began when I got picked up as a contributor at LifeHack.


15 Things Highly Confident People Don't Do

If you don't believe in yourself, why should I believe in you? Confidence is a skill you can learn just like any other.


10 Signs You're a Critical Thinker

Your brain is the most important muscle in your body. Analyze information critically before you accept it as truth.


How to Make An Introvert Feel Loved

Treat the introverts in your life right. These habits will make them feel more loved every day.


Improve Your Relationship with Food

Step 1: Slow down. Step 2: Pay attention to how your body reacts. Step 3: Adjust as you go.


LifeHack Led to Two of My Most Loyal Clients

The CEO of a corporate wellness software company (BSDI) found health articles like the one above. He resonated with the message and offered me a column on his website, which I did for over a year. Full archives are available on the Motivation Alliance blog.


7 Things to Remember When You Don’t Feel Like Exercising

Exercise isn't all about weight loss. It also influences your energy, productivity, and mental health.


6 Fitness Myths Your Personal Trainer Wishes You Would Stop Falling For

The fitness industry is rife with lies and misinformation. Here are the six biggest myths you need to know.


Forget the Scale: a More Empowering Way to Track Your Fitness Progress

If you obsess with the scale, it's easy to get discouraged. Here's a better solution worth adopting today.


The Most Random Writing Opportunity

Fun fact: I also contribute to a blog concerned with the start-up culture in Pakistan. Three of my personal favorites are linked below.


5 Reasons Why You Don’t Get to Be “Bored”

"I'm bored" is a worthless expression. Below, I reveal why you should eliminate that phrase from your vocabulary.


Embrace the Struggle: How to Stay Optimistic during Tough Times

Struggles aren't a bad thing. They force you to learn, grow, and evolve into a better version of yourself.


Meditation for Beginners: 13 Practical Tips to Easily Build the Meditation Habit

Meditation isn't reserved for Buddhist monks. Anyone can benefit from the habit.


Speaking of Mindfulness and Meditation...

While I was juggling these columns (along with other clients that can't be named), I decided to become a yoga teacher. Note: I completed the 200 hour Yoga Alliance program in 2015. The following DoYouYoga blog was published around that time.


How Netflix Unwittingly Supported My Yoga Habit

"Live in the present." Harder than it sounds. If you're a yoga newbie, release yourself from that obligation.


At Last, We've Arrived to the Present Moment

I took a brief break from writing to clear my head, but I'm back in the habit again. See more recent content on my online portfolio.