During a lunch-date, my friend once mentioned how she tries to raise her 6-year old son to be ‘human' before he goes out into the world. She said that she doesn’t guard him from external influences, but attempts to raise him in this world, dealing with the ups and downs of human interaction, before the digitised virtual reality sucks him...

Apparently we cannot multitask. Some research has shown that our minds are designed to focus on one thing, and one thing only. This is not entirely true - so we’d like to qualify this statement. You can multitask, sometimes, but first, we need to explain how your brain works: Your Brain: Geography: Firstly, your brain is divided into several geographic territories. You...

One of the best ways to get people to read your content, is to start a title with ‘3 tricks’ or ‘How to’. That may be how we got you to read this. But, don’t feel cheated! We are all looking for ways to be better at our jobs, relationships and finance, and any advice out there is helpful. However,...

You hit the alarm, get up, and get going, They say “I can’t do it”, you say “I’ve already done it”. They say “I’m not sure it will work”, you say “I fixed it.” They say “I need a break”, you say “I’ll sleep when I’m dead.” If this sounds like you, and you don’t want to risk your health &...

"I used to travel all across the US, to find the latest rides…I looooved the adrenaline-rush!! But, since my kids were born, something changed...

Yesterday, we mentioned the 2-minute pause button. One of the challenges with this tool, is that we often don’t have a list of diverse emotions. If you are highly driven, it’s possible that your list simply looks like this : Stressed Stressed Stressed Tired Angry Tired Stressed Stressed That’s part of the exercise : it trains you to think in a problem-solving way, but it also shows you on...

When was the last time you went to a dance-class? The way the baseline surges through your body, and vibrates through your chest. The way the sound of those velvety strings wrap themselves around your arms, pulsates through your muscles and electrifies your legs to swing in broad circles across the smooth ballroom floor. Maybe you can’t fully relate to these...

Grab your notebook and a writing-tool. If you don't own any, do yourself a favor and buy a moleskin and a pen that glides smoothly across the pages, then return and continue reading. We're wired for physical connection: the contact of pen and paper, the sensation of skin on an organic surface - these have a strong effect on our psyche...

It’s 1pm. I’m standing at the Woolies (grocery store) across the road. My mind is stuck in neutral: “Do I take the Chicken pesto, or thai chicken curry? Oh, there’s a low-cal Beef Stroganoff option, but the cellophane on that packet looks cancerous…or should I just have a fruit-salad? But fruit have sugars, which will spike my insulin….” a full...

I don't have a bathroom mirror or any mirror, for that matter. When I wake up, I grab my electric shaver and mow the lower half of my face, until it "feels smooth enough". My hair, on the other hand, has a personality of its own. I call the sheepish shrub above my forehead “Dennis" (although he likes to be...