Benefits of the Mindfulness Practice

The Mindful Student – Benefits of The Mindfulness Practice

In the last couple of years, there has been a lot of hype around the term “mindfulness”. Everybody from yoga teachers to Silicon Valley engineers are talking about being mindful and practicing mindfulness. Of course, there are others who think all the hype is nonsense and that mindfulness is just another new-age fad. It’s easy […]

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The Secrets of the Teenage Brain

by Anja Anđelković It is no secret that adolescence is hard. We have all been through those years of being mad at the world, taking risks, experiencing intense emotions, and having strong opinions about almost anything. Those of us who have children have experienced this more than once, and it is probably even more frustrating […]

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6 Tips to Support Self-Awareness Development in Teens

He who knows others is wise; he who knows himself is enlightened. ― Lao Tzu Research has shown that a high self-awareness score is a crucial predictor of overall success. Acclaimed psychologist Daniel Goleman points out that self-awareness is the foundation of emotional intelligence and that mastery of emotional self-awareness is a key attribute of […]

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The Case For Pomegranates: Embracing Different Cultures

by Anja Anđelković Have you ever discovered you’ve been doing something wrong your whole life? For instance, you’d been picking the seeds out of a pomegranate one by one and swearing you’d never buy a pomegranate again, only to find yourself back in the grocery store getting another one because they’re just too tasty. And […]

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Come To The Dark Side, We Have Emotions

By Anja Anđelković & Dunja Stojkovic “Stay positive” and “cheer up” are among the most common phrases of our time, as if it’s now socially unacceptable and “wrong” to feel any other emotions but joy, happiness, and gratitude for what we already have. Showing up for work a bit cranky these days for whatever reason […]