July 2016

“I’ll do it later…” Reasons why We Procrastinate

By |2017-03-15T21:37:34+00:00July 21st, 2016|Uncategorized, Useful Stuff|

If you have a tendency to put things off, you’re not alone. It has been estimated that around 20 percent of adults procrastinate, and around half of all students do. Unfortunately procrastination has negative effects. These include poorer performance and increased stress, as well as mental [...]

How can mindfulness meditation make you a better leader?

By |2020-09-26T12:31:58+00:00July 21st, 2016|Useful Stuff|

A leader needs clear thinking, and mindfulness can help you achieve that. It's a tool, and a smart leader doesn't leave a useful tool in the box. Some people have the idea that mindfulness meditation is simply about emptying your mind. And if you are someone who is [...]

Neuromagic: Why we are fooled by our own minds

By |2017-03-17T21:06:54+00:00July 21st, 2016|Blog, Useful Stuff|

We all know the mind can play tricks on us. But how? Australian magician Nicholas J. Johnson’s new show Deceptology explores what’s known as neuromagic — a field of study that explores why our brains are fooled by magic tricks. Johnson’s interest in neuroscience dates back [...]

Mindfulness can help prevent depression

By |2017-03-17T21:05:44+00:00July 21st, 2016|Blog|

Mindfulness has its critics. Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, or MBCT was first developed by  Dr Jon Kabat-Zinn from the University of Massachusetts Medical School. MBCT has been embraced by hundreds of thousands of people around the world, but some people are unconvinced. However, a new study published in [...]