The result, in the workplace at least, is a homogenous culture that carries a steep economic costread more
“Our initial research hypothesis was that trained muscle would produce a substance with beneficial effects on the brain,” Jorge Ruas, principal investigator at Karolinska’s Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, said last week. “We actually found the opposite: Well-trained muscle produces an enzyme that purges the body of harmful substances. So in this context, the muscle’s function is reminiscent of that of the kidney or liver.”read more
Meditation offers a rubric for how to deal with most situations thrown at you and nowhere has this been more useful for me than in business, an environment fraught with uncertainty, risk, and a lot of stress. Which is why over the years, I haven’t been surprised to find so many successful and well-known business practitioners who adopted and maintained the practice in their own work, crediting it for much of their success.
I use the ‘H.A.T’ acronym to remember the things that prevent the brain from putting in its very best performance limiting access to the prefrontal cortex.read more
You probably also have experienced it, going to a healthy café and getting a nice green breakfast bowl with kale, spinach, seeds and two poached eggs deliciously running on your toast. Many of us are scared of gluten, but this time I want to bring up the biggest of Australia’s beasts. No, not a great white shark. Australia’s number one killer is a different kind of animal: fatty deposits inside the coronary arteries that cause heart attacks.read more
I find it ironic we can’t choose to ride a bike without a helmet but we can choose to kill ourselves slowly with unhealthy food. The law is all set to fine me, so as to protect my brain, but it allows manufacturers to produce junk food that will destroy our hearts.read more
The Women World Changers Summit was packed with lots of inspiring women leaders and supportive male leaders. They had gathered to acknowledge both the issues and the needs, related to diversity in the work place. To my joyous surprise, there were many diverse and thought provoking discussions about diversity.read more
What do the stomach and the brain have in common? Your first reaction might be ‘Not a lot’. After all, they are totally different body parts, with completely different functions. But they share a very similar quality. The amount they can digest. Have you ever eaten,...read more