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Carl Honoré and the benefits of finding your “inner tortoise”

In another of those wonderful TED talks, journalist Carl Honoré (author of In Praise of Slowness) discusses the negative effects our modern day obsession with speed may be having on our relationships, quality of life, health and perhaps even productivity.

He talks about the benefits of finding his “inner tortoise”.

Carl Honore: In praise of slowness
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UhXiHJ8vfuk

Shonda Rimes on Balance and Achievement with a Sense of Humour

In a Graduation address at Dartmouth University this year (2014), Grey’s Anatomy writer Shonda Rimes discusses finding balance and achievement in life with a dose of reality, flavoured heavily with humour.

Shonda Rhimes ’91 Delivers Dartmouth’s Commencement Speech
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EuHQ6TH60_I#t=111

Set aside 24 minutes, but if you want some words of real practical wisdom about achieving your dreams, they will be 24 minutes well spent.

Empathy and Outrospection: a video from RSA

This is an animation (03 Dec 2012) featuring the ideas of philosopher and author Roman Krznaric, in which he explains how we can help drive social change not by the introspection so favoured in the 20th Century, but in the 21st Century by stepping outside ourselves and embracing what he calls Outrospection.

RSA Animate – The Power of Outrospection
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BG46IwVfSu8

This is one of a series of animations created for the RSA by Andrew Park and his firm Cognitive Media.

In its own words: “The RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce) [is] an enlightenment organisation committed to finding innovative practical solutions to today’s social challenges. Through its ideas, research and 27,000-strong Fellowship it seeks to understand and enhance human capability so we can close the gap between today’s reality and people’s hopes for a better world.”

You can visit its website at http://www.thersa.org/.

Dan Pink gives some surprising findings on incentives

Daniel H. Pink is an American author who has written five books about business, work and management. He worked as an aide to Secretary of Labor Robert Reich, and from 1995 to 1997 he was chief speechwriter for Vice President Al Gore.

In this video he discusses what motivates us, and how effective offering big wads of cash is in eliciting a better performance.

He has some surprises for us….

Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6XAPnuFjJc

Wisdom on life balance from Bob Proctor’s “Insight of the Day”

Bob Proctor’s daily e-mail newsletters sometimes contain absolute gems. This one I just have to pass on.

Heart Health Specialist Dr. Cynthia Thaik wrote recently about creating life balance. Take particular note of the details in her four bolded bullet points: Build sources of renewable energy; Lower your stress response; Connect with your inner self; and Learn to become present in the moment. What’s covered in those points are basically what Eurythmia’s all about.

Here’s Bob Proctor’s post of Dr Thaik’s article:

The Heart of Health:

 

 

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