Corporate Mindfulness with Passionate Talk Podcast

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A few weeks ago I had the honor of being interviewed by Gary Karp of Passionate Talk. In the sense of a formal “interview,” it was not. Rather, it was more of a conversation about the value of mindfulness and its importance in professional life. Gary has a skill with …

The Yellow Chakra and The Office Bully

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It’s a normal workday and you arrive at your desk. Ready to load up your computer, you receive a quick tap on the shoulder. “Hey, is it done yet?” your peer asks, referring to the project you’re working on together. Of course you didn’t choose to work with him; in …

300K Young Children Diagnosed with Depression?

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I don’t know about you, but seeing this headline alone touches my conscience in way that says, “This isn’t right.” This news story was covered on OANN news (interesting how the article for this report is not on the website). When we’re talking about “depression,” we’re referring to an in-depth …

Pepper, Sophia & The Creative Powers

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I attended an event at The Japan Society earlier this summer, to see the display of the AI robot Pepper. The system is built with a humanoid-type upper body and a lower body that’s more machine-looking. Pepper doesn’t have a face (yet), but it’s capable of interacting with people, recognizing …

5 Common Self-Limiting Programs to Conquer

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“I wish I could do that.” “That’s impossible for me.” “I can’t be that good.” “If only I had xyz…” “I was never good at xyz.” These mind programs operate at the subconscious level, enabling them to spread their influence throughout daily life. Much more impact-ful than the spectacular feats …

The Metaphysics of Affirmations That Empower

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Scan the self-help book section and you’ll find an abundance of texts that cover this topic of affirmations. What exactly is an affirmation? Split the word and you have “affirm,” which is a declaration or statement. Stronger than merely stating something, affirming holds an energy behind it. Gusto. NOTE: Affirmations …

7 Mind Skills for Clarity in Chaos

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Whether you’re in a professional environment or personal sphere, seeing clearly when “shit hits the fan” will enable you make optimal decisions. You see, I don’t believe in the concept of just freaking out. As a gentleman and professional, I don’t “lose my mind,” lose my temper or go out …

Deep Connection with the Power of Eye Contact

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“The eyes are the windows to your soul.” – William Shakespeare They’re also the doors. When we walk inside, we enter another’s house. We gain access to their rooms, the closets, the places where they cleanse, purify. And depending on how comfortable the host becomes with us, these rooms will …

Practical Yin-Yang for Daily Living

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The above image is one of those iconic symbols all may recognize when seen. “Light and dark,” some might say. “Good and evil!” others might shout. “Ah I know what that’s about,” still others may reply, “It’s that man-woman opposites attract thing.” I’m not going to dig into an answer; …

An Education in Warrior Mindset

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Since entering the Taekwondo dojang at age 10, I realized I had a battle lust. There’s something energizing and uplifting about facing a challenger one-on-one, mental or physical, making use of physicality and energy, and the only reliance I have includes my will, instincts and skills. It’s almost euphoric and …

Disagreements & Emotions: How to Learn from Them

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Disagreements can evolve you if you allow them. I met a group of seekers not long ago at a comfortable diner. Their focus, similar to mine, is on realizing personal potential and striking the deepest connection with the source of the universe. They’re lifelong learners. But just because we have …