Looking after yourself and others in times of crisis Bringing more space to what’s happening right now, given the majority of the world is practicing physical distancing and confined to their homes, sounds quite ironic. Beyond the literal sense, these words are an invitation to create more space in your heart for what you might be trying to resist: the emotions, the unknown, the consequences. It’s going to take time to adjust and it’s ok. It’s not about figuring it all out, it’s about journeying through the crisis, one day at a time, with the intention to emerge on the other side with more tools in your toolbox to navigate the winds of life. Read more
How does neurochemistry contribute to the power of positive conversations? Why do negative comments, conversations or experiences stay imprinted on our mind so much longer than positive ones? When we face criticism, fear or rejection our bodies produce higher levels of cortisol that activates conflict aversion and protection behaviours. We become more reactive and sensitive. Cortisol lasts for around 26 hours imprinting the negative interaction on our memories and magnifying the impact it has on our future behaviour. Read more
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