Breath – the Flow of Life

Breathing is managed by the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS), which means you don’t have to think about it. Now, what makes breathing unusual and different to a lot of other functions that are controlled by the ANS, is that we can also control it.  Ancient yogis found...

Kintsugi – Revel in, and Celebrate the Breaks

When things fall apart, it’s really easy to just feel like crap. To blame. To give up. To turn to numbing activities. But, there is another approach: to celebrate the breaks. In Japan, there is a practice, called Kintsugi, where pottery is glued back together again...

Self-Determination Theory

You feel most powerful when… … you are acting from a place of self-motivation and self-drive, you feel capable and competent in your work and you are connected to others, to the goal, and to the social frame within which you are acting. So says the...

Grit

Angela Duckworth in her book Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance, states that passion and perseverance, i.e. our excitement about something and our commitment to pursuing it, are the fundamentals for grittiness. She makes a cogent case for the power of grit in...

Why Do you Act?

Are you doing it for others? This is a notion inherent to certain faiths or practices. When you take refuge as a Buddhist, you commit to saying the Bodhisattva vow, which basically states that you wish to continue being reborn until everyone is enlightened....