Fernanda Afonso

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Mindfulness was a key factor in Richmond's grand final victory

<b>2. Gut instinct or careful strategy?</b><p>Daniel Kahneman​, professor of psychology at Princeton, suggests that we have two styles of thinking: System 1, …

Mindfulness

11 Personality Traits That Could Derail Your Career

When considering what it takes to succeed at work, we often focus on innate strengths: high intelligence, the ability to learn, the ambition to achieve, and the social skills to develop strong relationships. But these characteristics always coexist with weaknesses—aspects of personality that might …

Personality

The creator of "mindfulness" reveals 5 profound lessons that will blow your mind

Life can be difficult sometimes. Everyone goes through their fair share of shit.<p>But don’t give up.<p>Through mindfulness and Zen philosophy principles, …

Body Scan Meditation - Nick Velkov

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Overcome the Eight Barriers to Confidence

To get a more confident You in the new year — or a more confident company, community, family, or team — first know what gets in the way. The best …

Tibetan Buddhist Master Reveals the Best Mindfulness Technique For Training Your Monkey Mind

As someone who has meditated almost daily for three years, there are some misconceptions I’m continually confronted with. So many people believe they …

What is heart rate variability testing and how can you use it to get healthier?

In the age of of Apple watches and Fitbits, we're more aware of our health stats than ever. We know how many steps we take each day, hour many hours of quality sleep we get, and exactly how many calories we eat and burn. It's useful stuff to know because, to quote author Tim Ferris, "what gets …

How to Give Feedback to People Who Cry, Yell, or Get Defensive

There’s no denying that performance review season can be a headache for managers. The process of writing reviews and delivering feedback takes a lot of time (especially if you do it thoughtfully) and can be particularly anxiety provoking if you have someone on your team who tends to have a …

Self-awareness

17 Books Everyone Should Read, According to Bill Gates

While Bill Gates has a schedule that’s planned down to the minute, the entrepreneur-turned-billionaire-humanitarian still gobbles up about a book a …

Books

These 4 Things Kill Relationships

John Gottman can listen to a couple for 5 minutes and determine, with 91% accuracy, whether they’ll divorce.<p>He was featured in Malcolm Gladwell’s …

Malcolm Gladwell

A Better Way to Deliver Bad News

Giving feedback to your employees, particularly when their performances fall short of expectations, is one of the most critical roles you play as a manager. For most people, it’s also one of the most dreaded. Such conversations can be very unpleasant—emotions can run high, tempers can flare. And …

Management

Can You Really Power an Organization with Love?

Tolstoy asserted that “<i>one can live magnificently in this world if one knows how to work and how to love</i>.” Freud said, “l<i>ove and work… work and love, that’s all there is</i>.”<p>Love and work.<p>Tolstoy and Freud suggest we need to do both. I suggest we need to do both <i>at the same time.</i><p>For centuries, outside …

Relationships

How Yoga Changes Your Brain And Mental Health Tremendously

If you are a yoga fan, you are probably well aware of how many physical benefits this practice can bring. Studies in the past have shown that yoga …

We all have A Blue Mind: Science Explains How Staying Near Water Can Change Our Brains

Have you ever felt at peace when you’re walking by the ocean? A sense of rejuvenation when you stand by a waterfall? How about taking in the view of …

This Is Your Brain on Nature

When we get closer to nature—be it untouched wilderness or a backyard tree—we do our overstressed brains a favor.<p><b>When you head out</b> to the desert, David Strayer is the kind of man you want behind the wheel. He never texts or talks on the phone while driving. He doesn’t even approve of eating in the …

7 Daily Habits to Keep Your Brain Health, According to a Neuroscientist

Many physical and emotional problems can be solved with a healthy brain. Here are the best ways to take care of yours.<p>Everyone wants to be happy, healthy, and smart. Many believe that a healthy body will get you there. Dr. Daniel G. Amen says a healthy body is not enough. He advocates maintaining a …

The Brain

Neurological night watch

SOME good news for road warriors. Everyone knows booking all your accommodation with the same hotel chain earns loyalty points, which can be traded …

Rhode Island

How procrastination and mindlessness can build creativity

There is so much being written about avoiding procrastination and mindlessness, almost as if they are afflictions, better minimised or avoided. Of …

Creativity

Why Should You Meditate?

Meditation has been gaining incredible momentum in recent years. Perhaps you've been wanting to try meditation but feel hesitant. This is understandable considering the fact that we place so much emphasis on <i>producing more</i>, and <i>working more</i>. We often hear from people comments such as, "I'd love to …

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14 Signs You’re in a Healthy Relationship

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Driving around Tasmania: the ultimate road trip

Tasmania is one of those places on everyone’s to-do list. Most have heard of its rugged landscapes, its burgeoning cultural scene and, of course, its …

Meditation Techniques to Help You Visualize Letting Go

I'm in!<p>Aside from tuning into your breath or your heartbeat, below are some techniques to help you enhance or to discover a meditation …

One-minute to Calm

Within one minute you can calm your mind in any situation by activating your parasympathetic nervous...

Mindfulness

Top 31 Buddha Quotes To Enlighten Your Mind and Soul

Our lives have become so stressful that we had almost forgotten about our true self. Clearly, in search of materialistic things, we are damaging the …

Spirituality

A Relaxing Yoga Practice for People with High Stress & Low Energy

<b>“We must always change, renew, rejuvenate ourselves; otherwise we harden.” ~Goethe</b><p>Nine years ago after I had my twins, I was eager to get back into a …

The Busier You Are, the More You Need Mindfulness

<i>jennifer maravillas for hbr</i><p>The most forward-looking companies are willing to take risks to achieve greatness. Most leaders give lip service to this idea, but few actually do it. We have worked with banks willing to take on toxic assets (again) and hedge funds willing to take a $100 million gamble …

Mindfulness

Ellen Langer on the Value of Mindfulness in Business

Photograph by Bryce Vickmark<p>Suppose you’re confined to a nursing home. You’re elderly, you’ve lost much of your mobility, and your faculties are …

Mindfulness

Mindfulness for Senior Executives

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