Mindfulness has gone mainstream. From education to healthcare, the corporate world to criminal justice, parliament to the military, this ancient Buddhist tradition has been reignited in the Western conscience as the old cure for modern ills. The practice encourages, mostly through meditation, the observation of present thoughts, emotions and bodily sensations in a non-judgemental way. By being more mindful, advocates argue we can develop life-changing … Continue reading Mindfulness Myth Will Make You Miserable
It’s often promulgated that satire is the great weapon of the powerless against the powerful. Nothing can send the unhinged megalomaniac or deranged despot faster into a toddler tantrum than simply being laughed at. Yet there is growing criticism that today’s mainstream political satire serves to promote rather than undermine the establishment and extremist politicians. By providing the likes of Nigel Farage, Boris Johnson and Jacob … Continue reading Why Satire Isn’t Funny
In this interesting piece, Simon Cade analyses the artistic process and asks what are the things that make a content creator happy. How do you filter out critics? How do you begin to trust your intuition and progress as an artist? Cade argues the key to being a happy creator is interpretation. It is how you interpret self doubt, discontent with your work, or criticism … Continue reading What Makes A Writer Happy?
In this extraordinary clip Dr. Dan Siegel, clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine reveals how social media is actually physically rewiring our brains. The addictive nature of social media has become starkly apparent as anyone who takes public transport will be aware. Yet its capacity to manipulate and reshape our brains is something not often discussed and something parents should be particularly … Continue reading How Social Media is Shaping Our Thought Patterns
Mel Robbins in this interview for Impact Theory explains why she believes motivation to be a debilitating concept which holds people back. She argues that people get fixated with the idea that “one day” they will do the things they really want to do and all that is missing is courage and motivation. In reality however, it will always be difficult to do things which create … Continue reading Stop Thinking You Need Motivation.
Gay Talese analyses whether journalism has become a failed profession. And whether journalists going from outsiders looking in to events, to partisan insiders of particular causes has destroyed the functions of a public media what at do you think? Continue reading Why No One is Reading The News Anymore
Vlogging (video-blogging) and vloggers have taken the internet by storm and garnered massive followings across social media. However this video questions whether they are both corrosive for the creator and the audience. Vlogs, while presented as organic diary entries of a person’s life are always artificial. They are edited and tailored to an audience and not an accurate presentation of one’s actual life. The danger, … Continue reading Why Watching Vlogs Can Destroy Your Mental Health
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=qxBzcynHGEE In this clip Scottish Economist & Professor at Brown University, Mark Blyth discusses the state of global politics post The U.S election. Arguing that this giant shift has an economic source and the demise of Greece and rise of Podemos should have been the wake up call that the world needed: “The global economy has boomed in the last 30 years yet for most, their standard … Continue reading Economist who Predicted Trump & Brexit Explains What Happens Now
World famous speaker Tony Robbins discusses the difference in mentality between those who achieve average and those who reach their potential. In this witty parable of “The dabbler” he elegantly depicts the psychological perspective required to overcome times when you are putting in effort but not seeing reward. A thought-provoking take Continue reading The Art of Winning
Our society both demands and values intensity. Emma Seppälä discusses how being motivated and adrenaline rushed is seen as highly important in our working lives. However, without downtime this can damage our health and immune system. In this fantastic clip, she demonstrates a simple breathing technique to help calm your nervous system and alleviate the symptoms and build up factors of stress. Try it and … Continue reading Stressed?