June 2015

The mind-body connection

Dr Candice Pert made monumental discoveries around the mind-body connection, which were scientifically supported by her success in measuring the opiate receptor. This showed the importance of our emotions and how they impact on our health. In her book Molecules of Emotion (Simon & Schuster 1999) she stated, “Technological innovations have allowed us to examine…

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Meditators lose less grey matter

People who have meditated for years seem to lose less grey matter – the brain tissue that contains neurons – than those who don’t, say researchers from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). They found much more significant differences in the quantity of grey matter than they expected.

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A sense of purpose is good for your heart

It reduces the chances of heart attack or stroke and also reduces the chances of needing coronary bypass surgery. People with a ‘high sense of purpose’ are 23 per cent less likely to die prematurely from any disease and a 19 per cent lower risk for heart attack or stroke, say researchers from Mount Sinai…

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Unretirement and the Baby Boomers

More and more people are deciding to start new businesses rather than retire in their sixties. Many of today’s older workers elect to stay in the workforce longer. 60% of older workers who leave a full-time career move into part-time work, do freelance tasks or take a ‘bridge’ job. This is called ‘unretirement’. It brings…

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Daniel Goleman on Intuition

Great executives often talk about leading from the gut. Indeed, having good instincts is widely recognized as an advantage for a leader in any context, whether in reading the mood of one’s organization or in conducting a delicate negotiation with the competition. Leadership scholars characterize this talent as an ability to recognize patterns, usually born…

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Jim Ewing

In 1979 Jim Ewing committed himself to working on his inner passion: facilitating individuals who were striving to express their talents and commitments as fully as possible, calling upon the character within each of us that has the ability to choose a new path for our self. We might call it our will, our inner…

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