About the human capacity to overcome destructive emotions and achieve genuine happiness – A dialogue between Buddhism and Science

“… destructive emotions are seen as leading to bias in thinking, positive emotions are mainly seen as affecting the way we perceive and relate to things …”
“the culture shapes the way we experience and react to emotions” … More About the human capacity to overcome destructive emotions and achieve genuine happiness – A dialogue between Buddhism and Science

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A TED speaker coach shares 11 tips for right before you go on stage

The weekend before a TED conference, each speaker rehearses their talk in the TED theater. It’s a chance for the speakers to get to know the space, for our curators to give last-minute suggestions on talk content, and for our speaker coaches to give advice to help each speaker feel their absolute best the day … More A TED speaker coach shares 11 tips for right before you go on stage

Choosing Love that Lasts: Relationship Non-Negotiables

As we continue with our blog series, Choosing Love that Lasts, I want to encourage you in the importance of the work that you are doing related to your own personal identity. I truly believe that it is of supreme benefit to your future relationships to have a strong understanding of yourself and what you bring … More Choosing Love that Lasts: Relationship Non-Negotiables

The two kinds of stories we tell about ourselves

We’ve all created our own personal histories, marked by highs and lows, that we share with the world — and we can shape them to live with more meaning and purpose. We are all storytellers — all engaged, as the anthropologist Mary Catherine Bateson puts it, in an “act of creation” of the “composition of our lives.” … More The two kinds of stories we tell about ourselves

Be Your Brand

Original post Be Your Brand, by Stefan Alexandrescu This is a follow-up on some discussions I had in 2009 with Phoebs, Adrian Ciubotaru and Sorin Rusi on personal branding. There’s a lot of buzz concerning personal branding, but I’ve seen just a few persons who can answer to a simple question: which are the main 4 attributes that other perceive … More Be Your Brand