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You are out of your Mind

Last night I had the pleasure to visit the historical Royal Institution of Great Britain to attend a lecture by Dr. Daniel Siegel, a Harvard Medical Doctor who is now a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine. The topic: The Human Mind – New Insights from Neuroscience.

The Royal Institution was founded in 1799 by leading British scientists of the age in an effort to build an organisation devoted to scientific education and research. I was sitting in the same space were in 1856, Michael Faraday postulated to the scientific community this “crazy” idea of harnessing the power of invisible electromagnetic fields for use in technology.

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Time-in : Find the Clarity you Need to Lead

Time-In is one of the 7 daily essential mental activities that we need to expose our mind to in order to optimise our brain and perform at our very best.

The overwhelming and relentless pace of today’s business, makes it very difficult to find the right equilibrium. As responsibilities and demands increase, the key to success is to stay grounded and to face new challenges with clarity and resilience. This is why it is crucial to give our minds “Time-In”.

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Learn How to Deal With Stress Effectively

Stress is affecting our lives in more ways that we can imagine. If the environment in our professional and personal lives is repeatedly triggering the stress response in us, our physical, mental and emotional health will gradually deteriorate.

At the cognitive level we may experience memory problems, inability to concentrate, constant worrying, seeing only the negative, poor judgement & anxiety.

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The 6 Tastes of Success

Who doesn’t want to be at his or her best. Whether you are trying to persuade a prospect, convince your manager, or trying to get your point across to colleagues or business partners, if you lack the required energy for these interactions, most likely you will come across as dull, monotonous and uninspiring. The way people perceive you has a lot to do with your energy levels. No doubt about that.

In order to have the energy required to be at your best, it is important that you eat nutritious food and a balanced diet — this is something that I’m sure you are quite aware of by now. But in addition to getting the right amounts of proteins, fats, carbohydrates, and vitamins, there is also a very important element that we need to be aware of, that plays a massive role in our energy levels and overall physical wellbeing.

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You can Reshape Your Brain for Career Success

In a previous post (“The Relevance of Career Success in Personal Fulfilment”), I shared with you the happiness formula which derived from years of research by top scientists. As a reminder, here it is again: H = S + C + V

H – stands for happiness.

S – stands for the set point in the brain, which accounts for 50% of our happiness experience.

C – stands for conditions of living, which accounts for 12% of our happiness experience.

V – stands for voluntary choices, which accounts for 38% of our happiness experience.

Given that 50% of our happiness experience on a daily basis is based on how our brain’s neural network is configured, the obvious question is:  Are people that are biologically predisposed to be pessimistic, doomed from the start?

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Regular Meditation Practice Impacts Memory, Awareness, Sense of Self, Empathy and Stress

Participating in an 8-week mindfulness meditation program appears to make measurable changes in brain regions associated with memory, sense of self, empathy and stress.  In a study that will appear in the January 30 issue of Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, a team led by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) researchers report the results of their study, the first to document meditation-produced changes over time in the brain’s grey matter.

“Although the practice of meditation is associated with a sense of peacefulness and physical relaxation, practitioners have long claimed that meditation also provides cognitive and psychological benefits that persist throughout the day,” says Sara Lazar, PhD, of the MGH Psychiatric Neuroimaging Research Program, the study’s senior author.  “This study demonstrates that changes in brain structure may underlie some of these reported improvements and that people are not just feeling better because they are spending time relaxing.”

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César Gamio - Certified Corporate Wellness Specialist - César Gamio - Executive Life Coach - EMCC-EIA -
César Gamio - Chopra Center Certified Instructor -