Values, Beliefs and The New Years Revolution List

I was listening recently to one of the Minimalists’ podcasts where they were discussing values, which really got me thinking; What are my values? And how could these help me live a more purposeful life and what can I take into the new year to help shape 2019 to be the way I want it? … Continue reading Values, Beliefs and The New Years Revolution List

What Is Suffering And What’s The Alternative?

Have you ever had the experience of thinking that a friend or someone did something horrible to you? You became tremendously angry and upset, only to discover that you were entirely wrong and the person didn’t deserve the blame at all? In the midst of the negative emotional swirling inside our minds, the reality does … Continue reading What Is Suffering And What’s The Alternative?

Part 2: Self Sabotage Syndrome

In part 1, we discussed imposter syndrome and how it is part of a broader umbrella condition of the human mind, which we labelled 'Self-Sabotage Syndrome'. Self-Sabotage Syndrome is a negative construct where our inner voice blames, criticises, declares inability or speaks badly of ourselves. This construct is a templated go-to solution that is stored … Continue reading Part 2: Self Sabotage Syndrome

Part 4 – Positive Thought, Positive Action, Positive Interaction

In part 3, we discussed working out the anterior cingulate cortex and the benefits that increased observation, mindfulness and presence to our thoughts brings us in control and being able to engage with the creative executive functions of pre-frontal cortex. The pre-frontal cortex loves a problem, creating solutions and evidence exists that shows that a … Continue reading Part 4 – Positive Thought, Positive Action, Positive Interaction

Part 3 – Directing Your Thoughts

The anterior cingulate cortex is the receptionist to your thoughts, directing these as appropriate. The primitive part of your brain is hardwired for emergency action, it is engaged easily without much involvement of the ACC as required for carrying out functions such as the emergency stop we discussed in part 1. For the creative more … Continue reading Part 3 – Directing Your Thoughts