Video: How Does Your Body Language Shape You?

Amy Cuddy, social psychologist, professor and researcher at Harvard Business School, studies how nonverbal behavior and snap judgments affect people everywhere—from students in the classroom to CEOs in the boardroom. Her research has revealed that simple changes to body language can not only change how other people think and feel about us, but also how […]

What Is Fight or Flight?

Your heart rate speeds up … your blood pressure soars … your breathing gets shallow … your palms start sweating … your mind begins to spin … sounds familiar? These are all normal symptoms of the acute stress response commonly known as fight or flight. The next two things I say shouldn’t surprise you: 1. Our culture […]

Countdown to 2016 Wisdom 2.0

Founder of Wisdom 2.0, Soren Gordhamer said, “In this age that’s becoming increasingly digital, people generally have two questions: How do I make the time that I do spend in the digital world meaningful? And then also, how do I find the right balance, with my cell phone and Facebook and Twitter and all these […]

What Is Yoga Nidra?

Yoga Nidra—known as yogic sleep—is a meditation and conscious relaxation practice that is intended to induce total physical, mental, and emotional relaxation. I’ve heard that an hour of yoga nidra can be as restorative as four hours of regular sleep (although I could not find the research to back this up). The first time I […]

Video: The Mindfulness Movement in America With Jon Kabat-Zinn

This conversation between Jon Kabat-Zinn, founder of the eight-week mindfulness-based stressed-reduction program, and Soren Gordhamer, founder of the Wisdom 2.0 conference, was one of my favorite sessions from Wisdom 2.0 this year. It’s full of humor, inspiring quotes, research, and interesting perspectives on why mindfulness is gaining interest in America. It opens with a meditation, which […]