No matter how hard you try, you cannot avoid seeing those headlines about people who think they know the secret to finding the holy grail of success, money and happiness. I do not like sweeping statements about how to do things. You just cannot easily generalize things. One of the articles that made me laugh was “How Ashton Kutcher manages his email”. Well, Ashton Kutcher has a very different job, life and different daily routine and therefore his time management tips will unlikely be relevant to how I live my lifeRead More
As some of you know, I have been speaking with a lot of people recently asking what stresses them most. The common theme seems to be bad managers and toxic environment amongst some other topics. Is there an epidemic of bad managers out there? Do people really leave their managers when they leave their job as so many articles suggest? Or do they leave the company who allows toxic environment, and therefore bad managers, to thrive? I think it’s down to the senior leadership of each company.Read More
Pranayama is the “Science of Breath”, the control of the vital force (prana) in the air we breath. Pranayama consists of slow, regulated deep breathing, which helps to calm the mind, balance the emotions and reduce stress and anxiety.Read More
What happens when you hear that phone ping? Do you immediately grab it? Do you immediately need to know if someone sent you an SMS, iMessage, WhatsApp, FB Message, tweet, email, or if it was a breaking news alert?
I just read about the latest research on our phone usage which is now four times higher than it was 10 years ago.Read More
Everyone breathes. Breathing is the process of taking air into and expelling it from the lungs. Once blood has been oxygenated in the lungs it travels back to the heart and is then pumped around the body. The blood delivers its oxygen and collects the carbon dioxide, carrying it back to the lungs where it will be exhaled again. The air we breathe in contains approximately 21% oxygen and 0.04% carbon dioxide, whereas air that leaves the body contains approximately 15% oxygen and 4% carbon dioxide. Thus, the air we exhale contains 100 times more carbon dioxide and 6% less oxygen than the air we inhale. (Source: Anatomy & Physiology, Edition 5, Louise Tucker)Read More