Over two decades ago, a remarkable man, a psychology professor called Martin Seligman, had a dialogue with his 5 year old daughter that would change his own life and the course of the science of psychology itself. As they were weeding their garden and the father...
Just as nobody argues that, in order to maintain a healthy body, one has to eat a balanced diet and practice sports, lately more and more people understand that in cultivating a healthy mind and balanced emotional life takes work. Meditation is one way to get there and it’s result, Mindfulness, is one amazing way to step off the “hedonic treadmill” which makes so many people chase happiness as an ever elusive external goal and start looking inside for more sustainable personal wellbeing and actually building a joyful, fulfilled life, from the inside out.
In a world where uncertainty becomes the only certainty, being able to dive into “not knowing” becomes a strength. Berger takes theory and research and interlaces them with case studies that keep you turning every page.
UPDATE DEC 2017: I wrote this post two and a half years ago. They passed by in a flash. In the spring of 2018 - the sixth group of Mind Learners coaches will be starting their learning journey. This project has been a fabulous experience, by far the most meaningful...
This post is for all the beautiful youngsters who are just beginning to walk their own path in life. It’s for all the people who have a dream and tell themselves every day that it’s impossible. Finally, it’s for all those who had the courage to take responsibility for their own lives and use the greatest right we have all been given upon birth – give their life a meaning.
Socrates, with his maieutics, was most likely the world’s first coach. Coaching is not just another fad. You, I, any of us can be coaches for ourselves and our loved ones. We don’t need sophisticated courses for that, we just need the honest openness to listen, refrain from judging and assuming we are the keepers of absolute truth and finally, we need the courage to ask those questions that really matter, not for ourselves, but for the other.