The ability to think straight gets overridden, surges of adrenaline build, and the mind ruminates and escalates the response. Sound familiar? Discover how mindfulness and emotional intelligence can help to maintain our mental composure and mitigate the emotional hijacking.
Life & Work
Doing inner work isn’t easy. At times it’s uncomfortable. At other times it’s confronting. But if we want to change things up and live a happier, more productive life and be of better service to the world at large, it’s always necessary. Social rules and personal rules for success In How To Be Successful and Effective, […]
So you’re going to be a new dad, hey? Me too. Here are the must know tips on staying present, happy and healthy that all new dads need to know, according to dads who’ve been there. It’s just like surfing. Stay balanced, stay relaxed and go with the wave. I recently had a catch up […]
Scientists have found a reliable way to measure happiness. They’ve also found a way to make informed assumptions on what’s required to create the optimum conditions for happiness. So what’s the secret sauce? It’s all comes down to having compassionate thoughts, apparently. By measuring the ‘relative activation of the left prefrontal cortex in the fMRI […]
We all want to feel that life is good. That life runs smoothly. That people respect us and that our work is valued. Right? These feelings aren’t a new revelation to humankind. This yearning for a good life and a desire to be appreciated and acknowledged has been going on for years. Centuries, even. It […]
Addiction is tough. I have first-hand experience of the complexities and challenges faced when dealing with addiction, and believe me, there is a lot to consider. The cravings, thought processes, mind chatter, desires and genuine beliefs that you need to get more of a substance just to feel normal can outweigh and override all other […]
You can’t avoid the marketing of mindfulness these days. It’s everywhere. But beyond puffs and promises of living a better life, is there actually any proof that it works? We’re getting used to seeing mindfulness cropping up in the news and popular media. Business leaders are preaching its benefits. Rock stars and celebrities are endorsing […]
Is being busy a choice? If so, why are you choosing to be busy? Is being busy an excuse to avoid doing what you really should be doing with your life? Drawing on wisdom from Debbie Millman, John O’Donohue and other health professionals, we start to examine these questions.
We are officially now a vegan family. Why? When we learnt about the environmental, ethical and health benefits it was not so much why as why not. In fact, it was why didn’t we do this sooner? How shocking it is to learn that 51% of the worlds greenhouse emissions are caused by livestock farming and its […]