Category Archives: Motivation

A Lesson About Happiness From A Holocaust Survivor

‘”Everything can be taken from a man but one thing,” Viktor Frankl (a prominent Jewish psychiatrist and neurologist in Vienna, who was arrested and transported to a Nazi concentration camp with his wife and parents) wrote in Man’s Search for Meaning, … Continue reading

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The Mindful Manager

“It’s hardly surprising that more workers and more organizations are embracing mindful work, namely, the adaptation of centuries-old meditation techniques and breathwork that have been shown to reduce stress, boost health, strengthen immune systems, improve concentration, encourage cooperation, and yes, … Continue reading

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All this and more, but wait there’s more

This infographic summarises all the scientific benefits of meditation, which can be done by just about anyone, just about anywhere in as little as two minutes a day. What are you waiting for? via Upworthy

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Why Managing Work-Life Balance Is Harder Than Ever

‘A new survey shows that full-time workers all over the world are struggling to manage their personal and professional lives. According to its latest survey of nearly 9,700 full-time workers, one-third of employees report that managing their personal and professional … Continue reading

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Native American Code Of Ethics

“1. Rise with the sun to pray. Pray alone. Pray often. 2. Be tolerant of those who are lost on their path. 3. Search for yourself, by yourself. 4. Treat the guests in your home with much consideration. 5. Do … Continue reading

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Quotes From An Indian Chief That Will Make You Question “Modern” Culture

Praise, flattery, exaggerated manners and fine, high-sounding words were no part of Lakota politeness. Excessive manners were put down as insincere, and the constant talker was considered rude and thoughtless. Conversation was never begun at once, or in a hurried … Continue reading

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Six ways managers can help workers be less stressed

“These days, everyone seems overwhelmed and way too busy. But even if your team members have a lot on their plates, they don’t have to sacrifice their health or happiness. It’s on you, the manager, to help your people cut … Continue reading

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Why the modern world is bad for your brain

“Multitasking has been found to increase the production of the stress hormone cortisol as well as the fight-or-flight hormone adrenaline, which can overstimulate your brain and cause mental fog or scrambled thinking. Multitasking creates a dopamine-addiction feedback loop, effectively rewarding … Continue reading

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In search of lost time: Why is everyone so busy?

Writing in the first century, Seneca was startled by how little people seemed to value their lives as they were living them — how busy, terribly busy, everyone seemed to be, mortal in their fears, immortal in their desires and … Continue reading

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Doctors dole out prescriptions for exercise

‘Patients are coming out of the doctor’s office with prescriptions for physical activity in addition to drugs, doctor referrals and follow-up protocols. Doctors are working exercise counselling into office visits and calling exercise a “vital sign” to be measured when … Continue reading

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