From Superman to Superhuman: 4iR – A Blazingly Bright Future

For a massive jolt of inspiration about our tomorrows, take a look at this startling video (11mins) about the 4th Industrial Revolution (4iR) produced by the World Economic Forum (WEF): Watch the video here: “A key feature of the 4iR is it doesn’t change what we are doing but it will change us.” [...]

By | 2017-08-04T09:40:16+00:00 September 26th, 2016|EQ Blog|0 Comments

Who Am I? You are what your neurons are up to

 “Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.”  Nobel Laureate, George Bernard Shaw, penned this farsighted observation lightyears before anyone knew the pace of change would accelerate from 0 – 60 in a nanosecond.  Technology has progressed in giant strides – especially in Neuroscience –now we know the brain reshapes itself endlessly, making [...]

By | 2017-08-04T09:44:47+00:00 August 12th, 2016|EQ Blog|0 Comments

Are we all born Liars? Featured in Health Intelligence Mag (Sept/Oct)

Writer: Steph Vermeulen   Neuroscientists confirm that Shakespeare was right: all the world is a stage, and it appears that we’re all hard-wired to play make believe.   A popular social media post reads; ‘I wish your life was as dazzling as it appears on Facebook’. It neatly captures the ‘inconvenient truth’ revealed in Ian Leslie’s [...]

By | 2017-08-04T08:36:41+00:00 October 9th, 2015|EQ Blog|1 Comment

What mood are you addicted to?

Molecular emotions Candace Pert, author of Molecules of Emotion: The Science of MindBody Medicine, is the scientist who proved that emotions are the link between the brain and the body. She says the brain is just a big bag of chemicals which are known as ‘neurotransmitters’ because they literally pass (or transmit) messages from one [...]

By | 2017-08-04T08:36:41+00:00 August 26th, 2015|EQ Blog|0 Comments

5 Stress Triggers @ Work

Daniel Goleman is the name most associated with the field of Emotional Intelligence (EQ) purely because he was the first author to publicise the topic rather than the person to coin the phrase. Goleman’s first book of the same title was intended as an academic tome for psychology students and, in his own words, no one [...]

By | 2017-08-04T08:36:41+00:00 August 26th, 2015|EQ Blog|0 Comments

Beware the law of blind optimism – The dark side of positive thinking

A version of this article was published in Health Intelligence Magazine July/August Issue 2015 Even a sceptic would probably concede that magical thinking is more fun than reality, but myth busting authors like Barbara Ehrenreich, who wrote Bright-Sided: How the Relentless Promotion of Positive Thinking has Undermined America, show us that there isn’t a smidgeon of [...]

By | 2017-08-04T09:36:38+00:00 August 6th, 2015|EQ Blog|2 Comments

Depression: Relabeling life’s ups and downs or a modern malaise?

Since a 1990 edition of Time Magazine featured the antidepressant drug – Prozac –on its cover as a ‘miracle cure’ for depression, it seems a little curious that the world has become more depressed, not less. It’s well known that a severe clinical depression is a debilitating condition that one can’t snap out of (like [...]

By | 2017-08-04T09:35:21+00:00 August 5th, 2015|EQ Blog|0 Comments