Why Our Brain Loves Mindfulness

Why Our Brain Loves Mindfulness

Most of us have heard the positive benefits of mindfulness: lowered stress, less depression and fewer negative emotions. Now neuroscientists are taking an interest in how mindfulness can physically affect – indeed, alter – the brain. A recent review that examined the...
Our Brain, the Social Butterfly

Our Brain, the Social Butterfly

For most of us, the word “brain” conjures up thoughts of science, thinking and intelligence, but how about socializing? As is turns out, the brain loves being social. In fact, scientists refer to the brain as a social organ, meaning its number one priority is to keep...
Multitasking is a Myth

Multitasking is a Myth

So, you like getting things done. Forget just sitting in a meeting, listening or talking. Nope. You can be in a meeting, manage your texts and send that all-important email at the same time. You’re a task-juggling master! Except you’re not. Sure, the tasks themselves...
It’s Time to Get Personal

It’s Time to Get Personal

Let’s get personal. Really, it’s the only way this is going to work. Because here’s the thing: we all want to do what we want to do, right? It’s no fun being told what to do. So why should goal-setting be any different? If you’ve ever wondered why you fail to reach...
Is Your Goal Challenging Enough?

Is Your Goal Challenging Enough?

Way back in 1996, Jim Collins and Jerry Porras wrote the classic Harvard Business Review article “Building Your Company’s Vision.” In it, they introduced the concept of the Big Hairy Audacious Goal (or BHAG) and it’s still relevant today. What’s changed over the past...
Does Goal Visualization Work?

Does Goal Visualization Work?

If you think visualization is for the guru sitting on the mountaintop, think again. You do it all the time. You’re at your desk and your mind starts to wander. Maybe you’re thinking about lunch or that vacation you have planned. Perhaps you gaze out the window and...