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Irony of buying Einstein’s advice on happiness

By | 2017-12-28T13:00:12+00:00 November 13th, 2017|

It was in the news recently that an advice on a note written by Albert Einstein describing his theory of happiness has sold for US$1.56 million at a Jerusalem auction. See here or here. And what did the note read? “A calm and modest life brings more happiness than the pursuit of success combined with constant restlessness.” -Einstein

Freedom from your Inner Critic

By | 2018-01-16T16:40:38+00:00 December 23rd, 2016|

When was the last time you felt okay for no good reason? The last time you were simply happy being yourself just the way you are; without any self judgments? And how long did it last? In this talk I introduce you to your Inner Critic, your Judge Within and offer you a few simple techniques to begin freeing yourself from the shackles of your inner judge to be able to feel simply okay with yourself more often.

“Don’t judge me!” Is judgement always harmful?

By | 2018-01-16T13:01:10+00:00 May 4th, 2016|

Judgment is not necessarily always harmful. Is judgement helpful or harmful?“Don’t judge me!” could be both a powerful liberating statement and a misguided one creating misunderstanding and separation. Have you ever wondered what judgement actually is? If it is just harmful, then how can we know good from bad and legitimately express our preferences in life and in our relationships? Many of us have a conflicting or ambivalent understanding of judgement. I believe that gaining a clearer understanding of judgment can be extremely helpful and empowering in our relationship with ourselves and with others.

9 Personality Traits Blocking Happiness & A Sure Way to Let It Find You

By | 2017-12-28T13:14:06+00:00 March 23rd, 2016|

Almost everyone would be in pursuit of happiness at some stage of their lives. Most people seek happiness all of their lives and would miss it even in front of their noses. The truth is that authentic happiness is not something to attain by pursing it, it can only ensue. Ultimately it can only ensue as a result of dedicating one’s life to knowing oneself. Now this journey of self-knowing takes many different shapes depending on the circumstances and the life stage one is in. For instance Viktor Frankl; highly respected neurologist and psychiatrist and a Holocaust survivor; puts it this way:

In memory of Edgar Mitchell: Explorer of the Moon and Consciousness

By | 2017-12-11T21:21:27+00:00 February 10th, 2016|

We went to the moon as technicians and we came back as humanitarians. ~Edgar Mitchell   https://vimeo.com/154398850 Most people know Edgar Mitchell best as an Apollo 14 astronaut and sixth person to walk on the moon. A US Navy Captain, MIT-trained aeronautics engineer, recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the NASA distinguished service award, and

The highest New Year’s Resolution: “Steal back yourself”

By | 2017-12-11T21:21:27+00:00 January 2nd, 2016|

It is that time of the year when many people make their New Year's Resolutions and unfortunately most also break them sooner or later. So I thought I write again something about new year's resolutions and why we mostly break them. Few ideas crossed my mind and I started writing how our resolutions are usually