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? …

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 …

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 …

How Circadian Optics Can Create the Perfect Environment to be Productive

Do you feel like you can never seem to get anything done during the day? Are you struggling to find a way to be more productive? If so, then you should consider using Circadian Optics. Many factors go into creating a productive work environment. One of the most important is ensuring that you work in …

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 …

7 Tips To Reduce Energy Footprint And Increase Productivity

It is more important than ever to be conscious of our energy footprint in today’s world. Not only is it good for the environment, but it can also help increase our productivity. Learn more below! We all know that reducing our environmental impact is essential, but did you know that there are ways to do …

Stop being insufferable

So you are a good person: an ethical, helpful, respected member of your community, a good parent and a faithful spouse. And then without any warning, people tell you that you are insufferable. They still like you, still want to be with you, yet complain that you are giving them a hard time. Is this …

The mechanics of mindfulness

How does mindfulness work? Do we even understand it? Are we using something we cannot actually formulate or test? Is there any science behind it? Do we know that mindfulness helps? More reading here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. New age placebo Many of our new-age buzzwords are placebos. Superfoods are approximately …

Key to vision: unlock the power of visualization

Keytovision is one of my core lines of courses. It teaches critical of personal growth: seeing the worthy goal, and getting things done. The main tool we use is visualization, however we do not look it to remember things. In a way our visualization is very much like computer simulation. And then things get more …