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Re-train your brain for healthier relationships

At the heart of everything, we find relationships. Most of these are unintentional relationships that happen situationally, but some are relationships that stem from our choices. From the moment we enter the world, we will have a relationship with everyone and everything: from the space around us to the people who are present and how each made us feel. While these connections are as old as life, the Scientific Revolution sparked Newton’s insight in 1687. He […]

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Making mindfulness easier

Anything in life that is truly worth doing – is not easy. It is easy to forget this when we see others doing really well and making the difficult seem like a cinch. We don’t see all the hard work that goes into the background. But in our own areas of expertise, we have had to start from level zero and apply ourselves over time to gain the knowledge and experience akin to being proficient. When […]

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Ready to be more resilient?

We can’t change what happens to us, but we can change how we respond to what happens to us, and within us. Everything ages, but not everything ages well. Some things can wither from the inside out if they do not have a well-developed resilience. Resilience is the ability to bounce back and withstand stressors. It is to have the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties. For us, resilience is something that we need to work […]

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Four Fresh Investment Ideas

We all want more from life. We want to live a good and meaningful life. This is how we generate hope, by believing that there is something new for us to discover, fresh for us to share and fulfilling for us to experience. Sometimes life will gift us a reward that we haven’t had to work for directly, but for everything else, it is a constant cycle of trade-offs. We have many resources at our disposal, […]

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Planning reduces anxiety

We don’t plan because we fear the future. We plan because we realize we can enjoy today more by reducing the anxiety of tomorrow. Most people accept that planning offers us a detailed proposal for doing or achieving something. When we plan, we map out the possible steps of our ideal life journey before taking them. Some of our biggest fears orbit around the unknown, so if we can clarify what our future might look like, […]

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Ways of coping under pressure

We have all at times felt out of control when given more than we can handle. Everyone has a different way of dealing with life’s pressures; some cope better than others, yet most people struggle to do even the simplest of tasks when faced with too much to handle. Here are a few simple tips that can help you regain your focus and get through your demanding routine at times of being overwhelmed. Take time out […]

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Emotional Intelligence – Why is it important ?

The term emotional intelligence or EQ is a fairly new term that is being recognised today as a key predictor of personal success. In practical terms, EQ refers to the ability to become aware of one’s own and other people’s emotions, as well as the ability to process them and adapt one’s behaviour to achieve a more constructive outcome. How often do we react in an emotionally charged state instead of responding in a rational objective […]

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Mindfulness matters: how about a quarterly review?

Mindfulness matters: how about a quarterly review? Earlier in the year we spoke on the importance of mindfulness in our busy, digital world. Unfortunately, many of us have grand intentions at the beginning of the year, eating healthily and meditating and generally trying to get the year off to a good start, but after a few weeks that dedication peters out. Businesses (and some individuals) like to run quarterly reviews on performance, such as how your […]

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Five ways to improve your productivity

Five ways to improve your productivity If your to-do list is stressing you out, worry no more. Sometimes productivity is not about trying to squeeze even more things into each day, which is still stubbornly refusing to be any longer than 24 hours, but rather about working smarter. Not harder – especially so soon after you’ve left your sun lounger. We all want to be more productive, but can we be? Here are five tips… Print […]

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The benefits of practising yoga

While yoga is often regarded as simply a series of stretches and postures, yoga practice offers many physical and mental benefits. Yoga usually incorporates three practices: postural poses, meditation and controlled breathing exercises. The incorporation of breathing and mindfulness makes yoga a unique practice which has the benefit of calming the nervous system and balancing the mind and body. Mental benefits Just like strength training and cardio target different needs, so does yoga – which is often […]

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