Topics: Stoicism, Mindfulness, Breathing Techniques, Palliative Medicine, Leadership in Professional Conversation, Speed Reading, Workload of Modern Leaders
BY HENDRIK MUSEKAMP
Photo by Benedicto de Jesus
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.
Still enjoying the daily bite-sized chapters from the book “Daily Stoic“. It really is a good operating system for those in high stress environments:
“Epictetus is reminding you that serenity and stability are results of your choices and judgment, not your environment. If you seek to avoid all disruptions to tranquility—other people, external events, stress—you will never be successful. Your problems will follow you wherever you run and hide. But if you seek to avoid the harmful and disruptive judgments that cause those problems, then you will be stable and steady wherever you happen to be.”
WHAT REALLY MATTERS AT THE END OF LIFE
BJ Miller: “At the end of our lives, what do we most wish for? For many, it’s simply comfort, respect, love. BJ Miller is a hospice and palliative medicine physician who thinks deeply about how to create a dignified, graceful end of life for his patients. Take the time to savor this moving talk, which asks big questions about how we think on death and honor life.”
Leadership in Professional Conversation by Christian-Rainer Weisbach. I’ve read the german edition and will reread the english soon. First the title bored me to hell, but since it came up as a recommendation repeatedly I read it. I very much liked the chapter on conversation killers. As a therapist you think you’re quiet capable, but this chapter got me thinking. Throughout the book the topics regard and guidance are illustrated. Moreover the author writes about how to guide without sacrificing regard for another person. I often see the opposite – guidance without regard/respect – so maybe this should be mandatory reading.
Mark Divine shares breathing techniques even the military uses to regain calm midst firefights. Mark’s philosophy is to train those things that are most important and critical in our lives. And that includes breathing. The calm app now has a box breathing feature.
ARTICLES I ENJOYED
- The 7 Qualities of Mindfulness Trained in the Body Scan
- How To Learn The Art Of Speed Reading
- Assessment: Can You Handle the Increased Workload of Being a Modern Leader?
That’s all I want to leave you with for today. If you liked this please forward this email to a friend or two, and suggest they sign up.
Have a great week!Hendrik