Archive for the ‘Stress’ Category

Kelly McGonigal: How to make stress your friend

Stress. It makes your heart pound, your breathing quicken and your forehead sweat.

But while stress has been made into a public health enemy, new research suggests that stress may only be bad for you if you believe that to be the case.

Psychologist Kelly McGonigal urges us to see stress as a positive, and introduces us to an unsung mechanism for stress reduction: reaching out to others.


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Being Brilliant Every Single Day

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Alan is the founder and CEO of Complete Coherence Ltd.

He is recognised as an international expert on leadership and human performance.

He has researched and published widely on both subjects for over 18 years.

He is currently an Honorary Senior Lecturer in Neuroscience and Psychological Medicine at Imperial College, London as well as an Affiliate Professor of Leadership at the European School of Management, London.


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Gabor Mate – Addiction

Vancouver physician Gabor Mate discusses addiction and our compulsive society.

Gabor Mate lectures and interviews on addiction and stress are also available on YouTube and iTunes.


Byron Katie – MONEY: “I don’t have enough money”

Byron Katie talks to Joginder Bola about money issues: Do you really know you don’t have enough money?

Byron Katie is the founder of The Work shows us that all the problems in the world originate in our thinking and gives us the tool to open our minds and set ourselves free.


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You Need More Money – Is that True?


The Work is based on FOUR QUESTIONS which can be done on your own or with another person, ending with a process called a “Turnaround”: The four questions are:

1. Is it true?
2. Can you absolutely know that it’s true?
3. How do you react when you believe that thought?
4. Who would you be without the thought?


The Tyranny of Email – Johh Freeman

John Freeman talks about The Tyranny of E-mail: The Four Thousand Year Journey to Your Inbox.

The former president of the National Book Critics Circle and current American Editor of Granta, gives us a history of people’s need for correspondence. He examines the astonishing growth of e-mail — how it is changing lives, and not always for the better.


“I’m not living up to my full potential.” The Work of Byron Katie

A man who is convinced that he can’t make a living doing what he really wants to do questions his crippling beliefs through The Work with Byron Katie.

Do yourself a favor, set aside 20 minutes, open your heart, and watch these two videos.


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Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers

How does stress impact the quality of your life?

Download (from iTunes) a free podcast “Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers” by Robert Sapolsky.

For more information on stress from Robert Sapolsky, watch the National Geographics video “Stress: Portrait of a Killer.” Available at and Netflix.