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Why do so many successful people (e.g. Steve Jobs, Jack Dorsey, Jeff Weiner) take long walks to get their best thinking done?
Let’s dive into the science of how walking improves cognitive performance.
An apology can be an intimate exchange or an international diplomatic statement. Whatever the scale, a sincere and thorough amends process is enormously powerful.
This blog will explore apologizing from many angles, including the reasons most of us find it challenging to do at all, much less do it well; the remarkable healing effects of an effective apology; examples of good and bad ones; and straightforward steps you can follow to make things right after they’ve gone wrong.
Overnight, the COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically magnified the collective anxiety of an already restless world. As adults attempt to navigate the stormy seas of uncertainty, children and teens are also suffering greatly, leaving many parents and caregivers wondering what they can do to help.
Imagine for a moment that you’re a teen: one moment you’re learning how to be autonomous, becoming independent from your parents, and figuring out what kind of person you want to be. Then, in what seems like overnight, your whole life changes. Even your trusted adults don’t understand what is happening, what will happen, or when things will go back to normal. In fact, the only thing that seems certain is that “normal” doesn’t exist anymore. Nothing about our “new normal” seems normal, especially for teens and emerging adults.
Change is hard enough under “normal” circumstances. When things go along as usual each of us has our own way and time to experience life and to make the adjustments and changes necessary in order for life to unfold the way we wish it to. Since the pandemic arrived things have been very different. In a way, life went on “pause” for everyone; we’re on hold for a while. Some changes will inevitably, still happen. Life transitions continue on in the course of being born, living, and dying.
Depression can have many causes, all of which are complex and can be difficult to understand. In some cases, feelings of depression can be clearly connected to an experience in someone’s life, such as a tragic loss or a violent event. Other people may be aware they have a family history of mental illness and, as a result, may not be caught off guard by a diagnosis of depression.
"She was powerful, not because she wasn't scared but because she went on so strongly despite the fear." —Harper Lee
There are many reasons why one might fear success. Being caught between the desire to flourish and deep-seated resistance to doing so can be painful and paralyzing. Inhibition after striving and achievement can be indicative of deep down fears. Insight into fears can be freeing. Just naming them can be a relief and a form of preparedness. Here are some fears and anxieties that may arise with success.
When we see our differences as opportunities to develop our capacities, we begin to meet them with openness and appreciation. This shift in our perspective transforms ordinary conflict into an extraordinary gift, providing us with information that we would otherwise be unable to access. This information tells us about who we are, what matters to us, what we most deeply desire, what we most greatly fear, and what places within us require the healing that loving attention brings.