Word of the month “Transformation” – (Part 2)

Part 2: Repeat After Me, And Form a Good Habit! In our last blog, “Why Transformation is not a scary word” we wrote about how micro habits can drive the big transformation we all want. But how are habits formed? What is the brain mechanism behind it and why is everything linked to neuroplasticity? Several […]

Word of the month “Transformation” – (Part 1)

The word transformation seems daunting but actually, it is quite empowering. The trick is to understand its neural mechanics and see it from our mind’s eye and not just our eyes. If we are able to make a decision to change, simply to initiate it, we are already on the way to transformation. Our next […]

To Flow Or Not To Flow

In the pursuit of excellence and personal growth, individuals strive to tap into their full potential. Among the various mental states that can lead to peak performance, “Flow” stands out as a profoundly immersive experience of focused attention. Coined by psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi in the 1970s, Flow represents an optimal state of consciousness where individuals […]

The Power of Why: From Curiosity to Comprehension

Educators across the board agree that curiosity is the common characteristic found in eager, effortful and successful learners! They also agree that this particular trait – spurs growth, mastery and over time, innovation. And that this curiosity-trait is closely linked to ‘intrinsic motivation’. Despite this correlation, researchers are still investigating this complex and multifaceted phenomena-curiosity! […]

Attitude of Gratitude

Grandparents and philosophers have been nudging us to be grateful for the longest time. Grandma usually says, count your blessings, and the Greek philosopher Cicero has called gratitude the “mother of all” virtues. We’re taught to be grateful for our meals, appreciative when we receive gifts, and acknowledge another person’s act of generosity towards us. […]

This ‘Grit’ Thing Matters!

Everyone gets a little nervous when we start to talk about the role of non-cognitive predictors; things like motivation, well-being, attitude, perseverance, resilience, and passion- as playing a role in academic achievement. This nervousness is understandable. Till date it is difficult to standardize, define, measure, track and attribute the role that these ‘soft skills’, ‘personality […]

The Trait to Wait

A little over 40 years ago, Stanford psychologist Walter Mischel carried out the ‘Marshmallow Test’ which caught the popular imagination of the public at large. But in fact, it wasn’t a test at all! What Walter and his graduate students wanted to do was to observe how pre-schoolers reacted or responded to temptation. The experiment […]

Habit and Hope

At the turn of each year, we tend to think about ‘change’ – a word that can be both empowering and daunting, at the same time. Empowering because it signals the fact that we want to, and we are ready to make a shift. Daunting because we know how hard it is to break those […]

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