Mindfulness can make you a stronger, more emotionally intelligent leader. Here’s how ‘People think they have to go off and meditate for 20 minutes a day to become mindful,” says Dr Esslin Terrighena, a Hong Kong-based psychologist who specialises in mindfulness among other disciplines. “Whereas in reality, mindfulness is simply focusing on the moment. It’s something you do constantly.” It’s also something that’s said to dramatically improve leadership skills. While mindfulness
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When it comes to breasts are you the guy who fancies a voluptuous, curvy rack, or are you more than satisfied with a handful? Your answer may reveal something about your sense of financial security, according to psychologist Esslin Terrighena. Evolutionary theorists suggest that the attractive value of boobs is rooted in their reflection of youth and fertility. Biologically speaking, sperm is cheap. While women spend nine months baking the metaphorical
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Our pursuit of money just might be making us addicts to the rush, says psychologist Esslin Terrighena. The successful man in Asia is always busy making more money to maintain his power, prestige and the freedom to do what he wants, when he wants. Money has become so intrinsically associated with our worldly pleasures that the mere concept of it will release our body’s own happy chemical, dopamine, into the reward centre
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We often assume that mental well-being simply means being happy, while mental stress means being sad. However, the range of mental health we can experience is significantly more complex. Suffering from mental stress can manifest in a wide variety of emotions and physical states. We may feel numb, fatigued, short-tempered or snappy. We may become impatient with the people we love or lose excitement in activities that we used to
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Mindfulness has become a trendy buzzword, bringing with it promises of a calm, clear mind and balanced emotional well-being. But what is mindfulness and how does it achieve these goals? Mindfulness finds its roots in ancient practises from the East, reaching back to the early teachings of Buddhism. From there it travelled into our modern world with Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn (professor of medicine), who completed the 10-day silent meditation Vipassana
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She always interrupts me.” – “He never listens.” One of the most common complaints in relationship conflict is not feeling heard. Whether we are overly eager to bring forward a solution, angry at being accused or just have too many things on our minds: we sometimes fail to patiently lend that open ear when it is needed most. As a result, our partners, friends or colleagues may withdraw and arguments remain
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