What caught my attention – week of 2 December 2019

Below are last week’s topics of interest: HeartMath research, using behavioural tools to reduce domestic violence, savants and closing with Alan Watts. Enjoy.   1. HeartMath Title: Effects of Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback on EEG Alpha Asymmetry and Anxiety Symptoms in Male Athletes: A Pilot Study Link: NCBI I’ve been meditating for 10+ years and …

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What caught my attention – week of 21 October 2019

Greetings from Singapore, where I’ve been spending the last couple of weeks. 1. Home schooling in China… More Chinese are home schooling their kids (The Economist) Home schooling remains highly controversial. In 2017, for the first time, the education ministry openly attacked the practice, calling it “very unfavourable to a child’s lifelong development”. It reminded …

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What caught my attention – week of 14 October 2019

Greetings from Hong Kong and Singapore! 1. Conscious kids… Generation Alpha (from JWT Intelligence) “Brands, take heed: a rising generation of digital native consumers, born between 2010 and 2025, are primed to overhaul the consumer landscape. Raised on technology, eagerly principled and the apples of their parents’ eyes, this generation’s expectations already present a powerful …

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Eighteen and Cancer, one year on

It was a year ago I published my book ‘Eighteen and Cancer‘. Writing a book is hard, or so I learned, while doing so about something so personal is even harder. My intention with publishing it was twofold: (i) help others by sharing my story about the diagnosis and how I overcame it – not …

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