Author Archives: Insight Team

The oak and the willow

“The oak fought the wind and was broken, the willow bent when it must and survived.” Robert Jordan Right now, we are facing the most challenging time in recent human history. We have never walked this way, before. All over … Continue reading

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Reaching out from lockdown in New Zealand

Covid-19 has landed on our doorsteps and forced us collectively to close our doors and borders to keep the unseen enemy out. Most of us will have never, in our lifetime, encountered anything as threatening as this virus as it … Continue reading

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Loving Kindness Opens Your Heart

Have you ever wished you could be a more “open-hearted”, person? This refers to a state that is not merely emotional or spiritual. Do you realize that this also refers to your physical heart, cardiac health? Acts of loving kindness … Continue reading

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Meeting Ourselves with Self-Compassion

  Have you ever looked at your calendar for the week and had an instant stress response, wondering when you would have time amongst it all to catch your breath? How you can ensure that your own needs are met … Continue reading

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Think you can berate yourself into doing better? Think again!

The great news, though, is that transformation can be achieved in a way that is stable, non-striving and based more on being than doing. Being is difficult to quantify, however, paying attention with loving-kindness to our being, can set us … Continue reading

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Stressing out…? You may have caught your breath…

  Shallow breathing is both a symptom and a cause of becoming stuck in the stress trap (fight and flight mode). Sometimes we simply don’t breathe much at all.   “It took my breath away.” “I was holding my breath … Continue reading

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Mindful Communicating: The Intention in mindful attention that engenders trust.

Mindful reflective listening is very effective, but how many of us do it? A study of 8,000 people in a variety of contexts found that although most people believed that they listen well, the average person listened at about 25% … Continue reading

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Amygdala Hijack: Getting Back into the Driver’s Seat

Question…   “Have you ever felt like you are unable to be your best self; like sometimes your inner monster jumps out and takes over?”   It could be an amygdala hijack!   According to Goleman, there are three signs: … Continue reading

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Four Ways That Fleeting Experiences of Awe Can Change Your Life

  Awe is awesome! The evidence is overwhelming!   When we face the incredible and attempt to assimilate its magnificence , what we thought we knew becomes challenged and our understanding expanded, when we connect with a universe far greater … Continue reading

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