London, 2010. I found myself at the Oxford and Cambridge club facilitating a conversation between a neuroscientist and an entrepreneur. Both were concerned that our attention spans were dropping because of smartphones and social media (which was pretty much just Facebook back then). Last week, a brilliant doctor, one of the brightest of her generation, told me that she was concerned about what would happen if she took a step back from the hamster wheel and put some attention
Setting goals is a healthy part of translating your dreams into reality. But in today's world, there are so many "shoulds," deadlines, and other expectations weighing down on us.
The resulting stress and anxiety can get in the way of our ability to succeed authentically and grow.
So how do we minimize stress and anxiety?
Simple: we make space for the unknown.
This doesn't mean that you should enter a situation without preparation or planning; it simply mean
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If you’ve been on the planet for long enough, you’ve likely experienced ‘trauma’. Trauma is the Greek word for ‘wound’. Psychologically, trauma is what you experience when your sense of safety is threatened at a physical, interpersonal level or environmental level. With everything going on in the world, you could argue that trauma is the default experience on the planet right now. But let’s keep things in perspective. Life isn’t meant to be all positive emotion and easy livin
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