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The Holstee Company produces a lot of unique and inspiring products as well as a regular e-newsletter with all kinds of reflections on modern life.

Some of these reflections can be hum-drum and a little starry eyed, some are really worth reading, and occasionally there is a gem.

This article from Saskia Kerkvliet, Community Building Director at Dachi Tea Co., is one of those gems. It describes 5 things that will both improve your wellbeing and help you get more out of your life. And in principle they’re so easy, as you’re probably already doing some or many of them. Find out what here….

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

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:

 

 

More from the RSA: The Divided Brain

In this RSA Animation (24 Oct 2011), psychiatrist and writer Iain McGilchrist looks at both the theory and history of the ‘divided brain’, and how it has profoundly altered human behaviour, culture and society. He warns how wholesale embrace of left hemisphere virtues is leading us in directions that are dehumanising and ultimately not in the best interests of humanity and society.

RSA Animate – The Divided Brain
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFs9WO2B8uI

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