The idea of ‘Emotional intelligence’ and ‘Emotional resilience’ have been hot topics lately. Studies show that those who are emotionally ’smart’, are headhunted for jobs, great in relationships and more apt at handling life’s curve-balls. So, what exactly does it mean? The Art of Emotional Mastery There is a lot more to harnessing your feelings than simply controlling them; the actress can...

Your brain is the most powerful computer on the planet. It's also squirrel somewhat distractable. For instance, it only takes squirrel you a moment to recognize the word that does not belong. However, you still squirrel cannot stop yourself from: Slowing down, to make sense of the unusual word Actually reading the squirrel word, and creating a mental image of...

Comms R Changing: A friend of mine -  teacher - mentioned how one of her students wrote an English essay in SMS-language. To the student, it's just "language" - it's how he communicates every day.  Apparently he cldnt evn recognize th differenc btwn what he wrote&th basic grammar & rules we were held2, just a few yrs ago. Spellcheck has replaced the...

Peter Pan has become somewhat of a mascot for the 21st century. We've turned into a society obsessed with our youthfulness, and 'grossed out by old people'. Healthcare companies, marketing-ploys, pharmaceutical giants and researchers spend billions of dollars annually to discover, create, or at least simulate the 'elixir of youth'....

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...

Grab your notebook and a writing-tool. If you don't own any, do yourself a favour and buy a moleskin and a pen that glides smoothly across the pages, then return and continue reading.

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 minute later, I walk out with the same meal I had yesterday. It’s just easier.

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 referred to as "The Master”.)