Do you get a sinking feeling whenever you open your inbox? Does answering emails take up hours of your time? Is email that one thing on your to-do list that always seems to sit there and never get crossed off? Yesterday I posted an article about email’s impact on our brain – in short – it can dramatically influence your well-being, produ…Continue Reading
Have you ever been in a situation in which you were feeling great until you received an email out of the blue that completely upset your day? How does it feel to receive 30 such emails first thing in the morning? There’s a reason why: Research shows that just looking through your inbox can significantly increase your stress levels (s…Continue Reading
Many of us have heard of meditation’s benefits. We may have even tried meditation once or twice. And many of us will have found it hard and concluded that
“meditation is not for me.” But wait! Did you know there are many forms of meditation? There are mantra meditations, visualization meditations, open-focus
meditations, breath-based medita…Continue Reading
Want to be happy, healthy and have great relationships? Sure, we all do! And we’ve hear a million times about the obvious ways to take care of ourselves: exercise, diet etc.
But there’s one simple exercise that boosts all of these things simultaneously and that most of us simply don’t know. What’s that? Being thankful. Sound too simp…Continue Reading
Happiness is in your ability to love others ~ Leo Tolstoy
Have you ever wished you could meditate but just didn’t know where to start?
There’s a reason for that! When people talk about meditation, they sometimes make it sound as if there were just one type. But there isn’t, there are so many types: mantra meditations, breath meditations, sound me…Continue Reading
Watch my TEDx talk and see what research has to say about The Power of Social Connection:
10 Tweetable Facts from the Video:
Social connection improves physical health and mental and emotional well-being.
We all think we know how to take good care of ourselves: eat your veggies, work out and try to get enough sleep. But how many of us know that social connection is just as critical?
Our culture has become one of compulsive overworking. Although this habit “get things done” – the tendency to push themselves further and harder often, over time, comes at a steep cost. Recent research, however, shows that there is a far more constructive and sustainable way to increase productivity, insight and well-being!
Most “successful…Continue Reading
Many of us believe being self-critical and hard on ourselves is a good thing.
We mistakenly think that being competitive and pushing ourselves hard is required for success. Research, however, is proving these theories wrong. Most of us don’t stop to consider whether our self-critical and competitive attitude are helping us achieve our goals. We …Continue Reading
We’ve all heard the phrase “Take a deep breath.”
Maybe we’ve even noticed how our breath changes depending on how we feel: short and shallow when stressed, deeper when we’re relaxed. It changes when we sigh, yawn, sob or laugh. But one thing we probably have not learned is that, just as the breath changes depending on how we feel, we can also ch…Continue Reading