What type of change is most conducive to a fulfilling life? In the mid-20th century, the psychologist Abraham Maslow set out to answer this question. Unlike many of his colleagues who devoted most of their time to studying the mentally ill, Maslow decided to do the opposite. He chose to study those who excelled in …
Are you a victim of the circumstances?
Today, I am sharing a great video from Fred Kofman, where he compares the victim mindset and the responsible mindselt. The mindset of our mind work like the settings of a camera or mobile. If we choose a black and white setting, the camera will look at the world around us in black and white. …
If you think you know everything, you wont be able to learn anything.
Do you live in autopilot mode?
You wake up like a zombie with a unique goal: crossing another item in your 'to-do list', an endless catalog of ‘shoulds’ that you keep on feeding, adding extra obligations to your day. The more you add, the faster you go, but time doesn’t slow down for you, to fit in all the meaningless activities …
How does stress affects your brain?
Experience and language
"It is experience which shapes a language; and it is language which controls an experience." James Baldwin’s memorable meditation on language and life.
The power of expectations
NPR Invisibilia - The Power of Expectations from Francesca Cattaneo on Vimeo.
Language and life
"You are your own stories and therefore free to imagine and experience what it means to be human without wealth. What it feels like to be human without domination over others, without reckless arrogance, without fear of others unlike you, without rotating, rehearsing and reinventing the hatreds you learned in the sandbox. And although you …
Nobody but yourself
To be nobody-but-yourself — in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else — means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting. E.E. Cummings