I think, it depends how you look at it and what mindsets influence how you perceive the term and any words you might associate with it. I see it as a gift if it's not confused with social isolation or loneliness. These things are social withdrawal in its extreme form... and they're not always voluntary. … Continue reading Social withdrawal: Gift or punishment?
What's your rejection story? Being left out of a work meeting? Not getting that promotion you applied for? Being dumped? Not being invited to lunch with friends and finding out everyone else was there? Being snubbed by strangers? Being unfriended on Facebook? Having family not include you? Your business idea was ridiculed? Your services were … Continue reading Rejection hurts, but it also hurts the rejector
How do you know you're on the right path... in life, at work, in your relationships? According to Caroline Myss, the answer is simple: you don't have to betray yourself. It takes mindfulness or conscious self-awareness to feel the discomfort of self-betrayal. In my work I notice too many people just numbing these uncomfortable feelings … Continue reading How to Know When You’ve Found Your Path in Life
I've just read Susan Pinker's fantastic book, The Village Effect: Why Face-to-face Contact Matters. It'll make you rethink the way you live your life & approach your health. According to Julianne Holt-Lunstad's 2010 research, the thing that's most likely to reduce your risk of dying is social integration (on multiple levels, both strong & weak … Continue reading The Secret to Living Longer May Be Your Social Life
We all know that too much of a good thing is bad for you. But is it true for resilience. Well, the answer is yes. It seems that any strength overplayed eventually becomes a derailer. What are your overplayed strengths and how have they started to work against you? If you want more, please read … Continue reading The Dark Side of Resilience
Has the world gone mad? Are you afraid of what might happen? Understanding how our brains work will help us create a less polarised, more inclusive world where we ALL feel safer. It's not that hard, just start with these things: Sleep properly and for long enough Eat well and don't starve your brain Breathe … Continue reading Are We on the Brink of a Global Emotional Crisis?