We, human beings like to label people around us and let others label us. Think about all the labels you have attached to your children or your spouse, or the labels that have been given to you by your classmates, family members, colleagues, friends. Some were self-created but, most were given to you by others. Lazy, clumsy, shy, gifted, princess, aggressive, quiet, hyperactive, slow, genious … Continue reading Labelling People – Not a good idea
Now that we are getting older – and wiser. My husband and I have started to go to Tai Chi classes recently. This is a first for both of us. I for one was very excited and impatient about it. So, I have arrived in our first class a little early then my husband and others and had a quick chat with our instructor. He … Continue reading Forever Young with Tai Chi
If you refuse to delegate and try to do everything yourself, if everything needs to be done on your schedule, if you are a perfectionist, if you micromanage others and often judge others’ behaviours, you might be a control freak. We all need to feel safe as living beings. If we don’t have control over our environment to some degree, we can have a lot … Continue reading Are you a control freak?
Imagine the company you are working at is providing you with daily on-site meditation sessions. When you come to work, you practice guided meditation together with your colleagues, before you start your workday. Wouldn’t you like that? It might sound like a utopia but it seems like this is a powerful incentive valued by some of the smartest companies nowadays. Recent studies show that companies save … Continue reading Meditation at Work
There are many common examples of physical reactions to stress that everybody recognizes. They are often minor and inconsequential, such as the shake of the groom’s hand when he tries to put the ring on his bride’s finger. Every one of us has, at one time or other, responded physically to emotion, so much so that we do not give it a second thought. Think of … Continue reading Psychosomatic disorders – accepting and dealing with them
For children and young people, the extent of their potential to be successful has been explained according to their intellectual intelligence (IQ) level for many decades. People with a high IQ level were believed to have high learning, decision making and application skills. Then, in the mid-1990s, we started to believe that people with high emotional intelligence (EQ) would be more successful, happier, and more … Continue reading What is your NQ level?
You have a relationship with someone, anyone, and this is a regular relationship, like the one you have with the teacher of your child, or your next door neighbour, or your colleague at work. You know this person but not very closely, and you keep a good rapport with them as there is not any problem between you and them. Until one day you say … Continue reading To really know someone, get them mad