How Do You Spend Your Time?

When I cleared my starry eyes and left the glorious, high-flying, airport lounge world of the road warrior, understanding what was important in my life and then making that a priority anchored me. At the office, I valued the work ethic and teamwork that allowed my coworkers and I to …

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Informal Conversation

We all know what ‘natural, spontaneous, everyday, domestic, informal conversation’ is because we use it every day. It makes up most of our speaking lives. Yet it is a variety that’s extremely difficult to describe in a scientific way. For how is it to be recorded so that its …

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We All Have Amnesia

One of the most impactful notions I’ve encountered is the hypothesis that we already know our true nature as the One Mind made of love—Evolving itself through the machinery of bodies—but we’ve simply forgotten this. Or as Sufi sheikh Llewellyn Vaughn-Lee put it, “We have forgotten …

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Social Emotional Resource

Explanations of how music might elicit emotions point to the role of learning and conditioning in our attempts to apply music-generated emotions to our larger emotional regulation. In the previous narrative, we saw how the woman used the metaphor of a chest of drawers when she tried to describe the …

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Building Good Reading Habits

It is far too often the case that we purchase a book with the best of intentions to sit down and read it, but we just never do. Weeks go by, and the book remains sitting innocuouslyon a coffee table or shelf somewhere, hardly spared a glance as we rush …

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The People of Hong Kong

Few cities ignite the senses as does Hong Kong, offering an intoxicating blend of tradition and modernity, and colonial history alongside a vibrant Chinese culture.

Hong Kong is fuelled and inspired by constant immigration, from mainland China, from elsewhere in Asia and from the four corners of the world, with …

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