Feedback: handling criticism and rejection

Most of us are not very good at handling criticism. We tend to reduce openness and hold our positions. Even when the criticism is nicely packed and presented by our beloved mentor it can be tough to handle. Destructive criticism is ignored, or worse, can generate antagonism. We can learn to handle feedback better. How? …

How To Improve Communication In Your Business: A Step-by-step Guide

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Communication is the key to success in any business. If you want your company to thrive, then you need to improve your communication skills. In this post, we will share with you 7 steps that will help you improve your communication skills. There are a lot of ways to improve communication skills. One way is …

Walking meditation and PAOs

Walking meditation is a great activity to deal with stress and feel closer to nature. We usually walk in the local park. As the itinerary is repetitive, we can make it more fun by placing PAO visualizations as we walk. Reviewing these PAO visualizations we may be reminded of the tasks we want to perform …

Eight underrated things to remember on the first school day

What are the most underrated tips for the first school day that can help both parents and kids? The tips are very simple, a product of experience. You might know them and yet I wish someone told me these tips years ago, TLDR 1. Communicate realistic expectations 2. Minimize logistics but provide backups 3. Extracurricular …

Amygdala hijack and Cassandra syndrome

What happens in minds of other people is a mystery for us. Strong subjective experiences might be disbelieved or go unnoticed.  One may easily be overwhelmed by something trivial to everybody else. “How can it be?” we might ask. The answer is not very comfortable. For more information read here and here. My kid and corona …

Evolution and reaction speed

What is limiting the reaction time? Is it the length of neural paths, the efficiency of glial cells, the structure of the brain, or something else? Maybe all of the above? Let us check the animals we know and see what they can tell us. More cool facts here, here, here, and here. Only elephants cannot …

August: what you can accomplish in one month

The 1st of September is officially the “back to school” day for me. Before you return to school there are several great things you can do to make school easier. Clearly, a student, a parent, and an expert will do very different things. Here I want to show the options for each category. 30 days …

7 Ways to Restore Your Nervous System

Have you ever woken up in a panic and realized you slept through your alarm? Or maybe you completely forgot about an important deadline. High-stress moments like these trigger our fight-flight-freeze response, causing a release of adrenaline and hormones in our bodies. When you experience these moments often, your nervous system can easily become overloaded. …

The useful authentic self vs the real life

What is our unique offering? How can we be both ourselves and competitive in the modern environment? The key is authenticity, but a well-orchestrated one. Basically we develop a winning skillset and then own it. That’s a very human quality. More reading  here, here, here, and here. Why should we be authentic? Anna often tells …