Topic: Stress, Entrepreneurship, Neuroscience, Stoicism, Mindfulness
BY HENDRIK MUSEKAMP
Photo by Steve Halama
Hi all! It’s Friday. Hence, here is your weekly dose of hmx-weekly, a list of what I’m enjoying, pondering, or working on. Enjoy.
HOW TO MAKE STRESS YOUR FRIEND
Kelly McGonigal on how to make stress your friend. It is not the stress itself, that is unhealthy, but the belief that stress is harmful. Moreover she tells us, that whenever we face decisions it is advised to seek meaning instead of avoiding stress. Our stress response prepares us to perform, and it makes us seek social support to cope whatever we face. Finally she elaborates on the biology of courage and resilience.
THE BEST TIME TO BE ALIVE
Barack Obama on the best time to be alive. He talks about building a better tomorrow, the necessity of leadership, and the driving role of science and technology.
37 wise life changing lessons from the ancient Stoics written by Ryan Holiday. Wonderful article on how ancient stoic wisdom can benefit our lives today. Stoicism is considered as a great “operating system” for those who live in high stress environments. I like Ryan Holiday’s writings (Book: The Obstacle is the Way), especially because he makes the stoic philosophy digestible for me.
“What progress have I made? I am beginning to be my own friend.’ That is progress indeed. Such a people will never be alone and you may be sure he is a friend to all.” – Seneca
Try Insight Timer. I’ve been searching for a easy to customize meditation timer. This is it. Moreover you can chose from a rich database of guided meditations by teachers such as Tara Brach.
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