The Power of Koans to Destroy Conceptual Thinking and Provoke Enlightenment

According to Zen philosophy, there are two sides of reality: the phenomenal one and the essential one. Our phenomenal reality is the one we are most familiar with. It consists of everything that we sense (what we see, hear, touch, … Continue reading

10 Lessons in Zen Leadership Practiced by Legendary Coach Phil Jackson

What makes a good leader whether it’s a boss, or a coach, or a parent? Typically we imagine a leader as someone who stands strong, demands our attention and respect, and perhaps even sparks a little intimidation or fear. This … Continue reading

Change Your Voice, Change Your Attitude: Record Yourself And Listen Back To It

Your voice plays an important role in how you communicate your attitude and emotions to both yourself and others. Of course, we understand that when we feel a certain way, we talk a certain way. And when people listen to … Continue reading

Mindful Photography: What It Teaches Us About Appreciating Our Surroundings

Can photography teach us how to be more mindful and appreciative of our daily surroundings? According to psychologists, “mindful photography” can be a healthy exercise to practice every now and then. The simple goal is to carry a camera (or … Continue reading

The Power of Nudges: Insights on How to Influence Human Behavior

A “nudge” is any small change in how a choice is presented that can influence human behavior in a measurable and predictable way. Nudges are a growing interest in psychology. They focus on how we can change people’s behaviors without … Continue reading