A Survey of 19 Countries Shows How Generations X, Y, and Z Are — and Aren’t — Different

In general, Gen Y and Gen X professionals are more enthusiastic about the coaching and mentoring that comes with management jobs than the higher responsibility. However, Gen Z cites higher levels of responsibility and more freedom as attractive attributes of leadership. Geographically, Gen X respondents in Spain put coaching and mentoring others as what is most attractive about leadership, but this was a lower priority for respondents from Germany, Norway, Denmark, Britain, and the U.S., who all put challenging tasks as the most attractive aspect.

AUGUST 25, 2017
Atlantis, MIndfulness

Comprehending Your Intuition Natalie Glasson omna.org

Comprehending Your Intuition

The purpose of your intuition is to guide you in your current reality and experiences. Your intuition is akin to a constantly pulsating energy born from your soul, soul group and the Creator that moves throughout your being. Its purpose is not to create challenges for you to grow spiritually, its purpose is to support the creation and experience of the ultimate bliss of your soul and the Creator from within. By following your intuition, you will not only access your inner bliss and a greater sense of fulfilment; you will have unlimited opportunities to create an existence and spiritual evolution born from foundations of bliss with a full embodiment of bliss in all areas of your reality.

Your Inner Compass

MIndfulness, Technology

Remove Negative Influences to Discourage Bad Behavior


One of the most effective ways to change your life is by lowering the barrier of motivation and willpower that’s required. That’s where environment design comes in. It’s the hidden force that guides much of human behavior. Continue..

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MIndfulness, Social Media, Technology

The Effects of Technology On Our Brains with Dr. Peter Whybrow

What You Will Discover In This Episode

  • How digital technologies hijacks the primal areas of our brain to make us less empathic and more individualistic
  • Why people born in the digital age suffer from greater levels of anxiety
  • Why the novelty of digital technologies directly impacts the attention spans of children
  • How to develop a well-tuned brain


  • In this episode, we speak with Dr. Peter Whybrow M.D., Director of the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at the University of California in Los Angeles. He is also the Judson Braun Distinguished Professor and Executive Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the David Geffen School of Medicine and CEO of the Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA.

    In this episode, we talk about the ways digital technologies and digitisation directly affect the human brain, and the quality of our lives.

    Born in England, Dr. Whybrow received his training in endocrinology and psychiatry in London and North Carolina and was a member of the scientific staff of the British Medical Research Council before migrating to America to join the faculty of Dartmouth Medical School where he served as Chairman of Psychiatry and later as Executive Dean. He was subsequently the Ruth Meltzer Professor and Chairman of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania before being recruited to UCLA in 1997.

    Peter Whybrow is an international authority on emotion and its disorders, particularly depression and bipolar illness and the effects of thyroid hormone on brain and human behavior. He is a founding member and Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American College of Psychiatrists, and a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. A frequent adviser to universities, foundations, and government agencies, Dr. Whybrow has lectured widely across the United States and Europe, and is the recipient of many awards. He is the author of numerous scientific papers and six books, including A Mood Apart; The Thinker’s Guide to Emotion and its Disorderwhich is widely acclaimed as the definitive guide to the experience and science of mood and its disorder, written expressly for the general public.

    Dr. Whybrow’s recent writings draw upon his knowledge of science and human emotion, and his broad experience as a physician, but also reflect his fascination with America’s unique history as the great experiment of the Enlightenment. Thus the book, American Mania: When More is Not Enough, explores America’s migrant culture and the nation’s extraordinary material and cultural achievements together with their impact upon everyday living. Whybrow argues that while the affluent environment we have created for ourselves is compelling it does not fit easily with our biological heritage, generating a mismatch that threatens disruption of both mind and body. In the latest book and the last of his trilogy, The Well-Tuned Brain: Neuroscience and the Life Well-Live, this evolving mismatch is explored by asking two fundamental questions, “Who do you think you are?” and “How to live?” By harnessing modern science to better understand the nature of ourselves and by returning to ancient human truths that in our frenzy we now overlook, Whybrow asserts that we can live not only better individual lives, but also build together a thriving future that serves the common good.

    What You Will Discover In This Episode

    • How digital technologies hijacks the primal areas of our brain to make us less empathic and more individualistic
    • Why people born in the digital age suffer from greater levels of anxiety
    • Why the novelty of digital technologies directly impacts the attention spans of children
    • How to develop a well-tuned brain

    Resources Mentioned In This Show


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Dr. Lawrence Ampofo is a digital strategy and foreign policy professional, with over 10 years providing advisory on strategic digital change. As the Founder and Director of Digital Mindfulness and Semantica Research, Lawrence focuses on increasing the capacities of companies to implement digital strategy across major transformation programmes by promoting new ways of working and collaboration in an age of digital distraction and information overload.

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The Power of Unplugging OMEGA Institute

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Why You May Want to Try a „Digital Detox“

Our constant need to be connected to our digital devices drains us of valuable time and energy. Luckily, there’s something we can do about it. Are you ready to start unplugging?

If you are interested in being more productive at work, having better relationships, sleeping soundly, and having a slimmer waistline, it might be time to unplug.

Research now confirms what many of us suspected—the convenience of our mobile devices comes with an energy-draining price. The good news is we can reclaim our energy by unplugging, whether it be for a few hours before bed, the whole weekend, or longer.

It’s called a „digital detox,“ or going „screen-free,“ and it means you turn off your smartphones, tablets, laptops, TVs, and computers for a set amount of time.

Here’s why you might want to try it.

The Double-Edged Sword

While users indicate the number one advantage of using a mobile phone or smartphone is the convenience to be connected to people and information whenever and wherever, they also cite this constant connection as the number one annoyance, according to a report released by the Pew Research Center.

In a classic case of FOMO (fear of missing out), about 67% of users check their phone regularly (in case they missed something), even though it didn’t ring, while 18% check it „frequently,“ according to the Pew report.

Other research shows that 73% of people felt „panicked“ when they lost their phone, while 14% said they felt „desperate.“

Is being constantly connected worth all that anxiety?

„We become kind of zombies,” NewYorker.com editor Nicholas Thompson told CBS News. “A lot of people, at the end of the day, think gosh I should have been a little more present with the humans in my life not with my phone.”

Move It

You can begin to unplug by literally moving your devices away from areas where you want to stay screen free. For example, keep screens out of the kitchen during mealtimes.

But equally important, you can move yourself a little more. Research shows that 86% of American workers sit all day, and many sit at a computer. A European studyfound that lack of physical activity increased the risk of early death more than obesity.

All this screen time is also increases waistlines. Studies have shown that spending too much time watching TV can increase both men and women’s waistlines and also increase women’s blood pressure, even in those who exercise. And 56% of workers say they use getting food as an excuse to stand up and take a break.

Some experts have started to refer to these collective problems as „sitting disease.“

The human body is designed for movement, not inactivity, according to fitness expert Geralyn Coopersmith. Electronics keep us stationary, typically for long periods of time.

“Prolonged sitting is the cause of a lot of posture problems and can even contribute to diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease,“ Coopersmith told Fitnessmagazine.

Get your blood flowing by taking regular breaks to walk, stretch, or shake out your limbs. Get outside and get a breath of fresh air, and leave all your devices inside.

Set Some Limits

YoungAh Park, assistant professor of psychology at Kansas State University, recommends focusing on work-life balance to recover from job stress and the requirement to be “plugged in” all day. Otherwise, after-hours job stress can overflow into family time.

“Research has shown that employees who unwind from work stress during off-work times are better at showing proactive behaviors to solve problems and are more engaged in their work,“ Park said. She recommends setting personal boundaries for use of communication technology during non-work time.

You might also want to unplug before going to bed. Screen time can be especially disruptive to sleep, as it emits a blue light that mimics daylight and suppresses melatonin production, which is essential for maintaining the body’s sleep rhythms. Two hours of exposure in an evening proved enough to effect melatonin levels in a study from the Lighting Research Center. Make powering down part of your bedtime routine, and the earlier the better.

Reward Yourself

Unplugging opens up more time and space for self-care. In the time you might have been busy emailing or scrolling social media, focus on yourself instead.

Get some rest. Go for the walk you keep meaning to take. Sit down for a quiet meditation. Make yourself a healthy meal. Play outside. Or, get some actual face time with family and friends.

© 2015 Omega Institute for Holistic Studies


Atlantis, Earth, MIndfulness

How to Experience Harmony at a Physical Level by Natalie Glasson – August 4, 2017


by Lord Melchizedek

Channelled through Natalie Glasson  4th August 2017 Original Source: Sacred School of OmNa

Brilliant blessings upon the Earth, I recognise you all in this way, you are a blessing to the Earth and all upon her. Brilliant is your soul and the ascension process you are moving through. I, Lord Melchizedek, invite you to connect with and observe the brilliance within your being, the energy, light and consciousness that you are in this very moment. In doing so you will observe the magical Universe of the Creator within your being.

As you observe the Universe of the Creator, meaning all that is the Creator, there is one energy and quality you will recognise as being ever-present; harmony. Harmony exists within all aspect of the Creator and between all aspects of the Creator. It is often an energy which goes unrecognised and yet it is a powerful force that moves through all. It is important to contemplate the harmony ever-present within the Universe of the Creator and therefore your own being. Not only will it awaken harmony within your being, it will guide you as to how to exist naturally in harmony with everything in your physical reality. Harmony is a natural quality within your being and soul, and yet sometimes it may feel that the energies within you and around you are inharmonious. Many people experience disharmony daily and may not even be aware that they can experience harmony instead.

There are many ways to encourage the natural vibrations of harmony within your being to awaken and ground into your entire being. There is a need for you to contemplate in your own time:

  • What harmony means to you
  • Whether you prefer/ are attached to experiencing drama or harmony within your being and reality

To further aid your understanding I, Lord Melchizedek wish to share with you:

  • Why disharmony manifests
  • How to experience harmony at a physical level

In my opinion, harmony is the bond that connects all aspects of the Creator as one. It is akin to invisible golden threads that connect the truth, core and essence of all beings creating a flow of the Creator’s light, love and consciousness. Harmony is always present at the core of your being and the core of relationships or your connection with all aspects of the Creator. Harmony is an eternal bond and alignment which can never be broken.

Disharmony only manifests when you distract yourself from recognising the truth within your being. Distractions are drama, illusions, blockages, limitations and boundaries, in truth anything that encourages you to ignore the truth of the Creator. If it is more exciting to experience drama and illusions in your reality then you will continue to manifest these experiences. There is a need to recognise that harmony is not boring or mundane, instead it energises, rejuvenates, connects you with your power and aligns you with your inner wisdom. It is the truth of your being that is required to be acknowledged.

‘It is safe for me to live in harmony with myself, the Creator, humanity and my reality.’

Due to many people being accustomed to disharmony within their being and reality and their acceptance of disharmony as a way of life, there is a need to reaffirm that it is safe to live in a state of harmony. Disharmony is familiar, it means that you can hide yourself, not take responsibility for your actions and exist without inner observation and transformation. Disharmony encourages and allows you to blame others and look outside of yourself for answers and guidance. While harmony is a natural aspect of your essence, in order to embody harmony there is a need to align with your truth, accept your power, realise that you create your reality, that you are responsible for your reality and all you require is within you. To achieve this takes courage, not because it is challenging to be aligned with your truth and essence, instead due to you letting go of all that is illusion as well as familiar to you in your physical reality.

The greatest energy within you which creates disharmony within your being, reality and relationships is fear. When we recognise that fear is only a reaction of being misaligned with our inner power and truth, we realise that it has little power. When we connect into our inner love, power and wisdom, fear dissolves as does disharmony. And yet disharmony is the result of our fear and can take on many forms, even an energy of its own developing in our reality. We can recognise that disharmony in relationships, with self and the world is caused by existing and expressing from a space of fear, projecting fear and all its other manifestation into the world. Fear within our beings means that disharmony is present within our mind, emotions and energy bodies, our inner world reflects into our outer world. This is a reason why chaos, anger, pain and suffering manifests within the world of the Earth, causing so many people to abuse others mentally, physically and emotionally. Often people fear connecting with themselves as a divine loving powerful being and connecting with others in the same way. It is much easier to close your heart to yourself and the world than to take actions from an expansive loving heart.

How to Experience Harmony at a Physical Level

‘I live in harmony with all aspects of the Creator.’

There is a need to observe what you are projecting into your reality, the world and when you meet or think of others. Take time in your daily reality to contemplate this. What is occurring within your being? Are you experiencing fear and disharmony or are you acknowledging your love and power predominantly? Remember that you do not have to be in a space of love and power at all times, it is natural to experience fear, it is simply how you deal with the fear, whether you sink into it or shift your perspective to love and examine the fear from a space of love. This requires focus and determination from you. Realise if you are approaching people, situations or yourself with negativity, this is creating disharmony in your relationship with the person, situation or yourself. When there is disharmony there is also a lack of love, trust and acceptance. The flow of the Creator is limited and supressed.

Allow yourself to approach every person, situation or even conversation with yourself with the perspective that you are creating the energy and therefore the outcome. With this perspective, there is no need to allow your ego to engage with manipulation, control or dominance. Instead you are deciding what energy you wish to share, this energy energises and lovingly influences the experience creating an outcome that is aligned with and a representation of your inner truth. You are constantly giving and sharing energy, you are constantly creating the world around you and within you the way you wish it to be whether that is from the loving centre of your being or the negative programming/ fear based programming of your subconscious. Now is the time to take responsibility for the energy you share by creating an intention for your energy with each new situation and experience in your reality. When something negative occurs what energy do you normally express (mostly the expression is without words or actions) and what would you like to express? Each situation will be different. When you connect with another person be aware of what energy from within your being you express. Is it loving or fear based? What would you like to express instead?

Rather than the words you say and the actions you make, although these do express your energy, I wish to encourage you to engage with your feelings, emotions and reactions within, observing and acknowledging them with love. Then when you choose the energy from the core of your being that you wish to express and project instead, take time to go deep within. Find the energy, feel it build within you, sink into its embrace and embody the energy. Then allow yourself to project and radiate the energy from your being to the situation, person or yourself. The original feeling will dissolve and be replaced by the energy you have activated and engaged. This will naturally and positively influence your actions and words, further magnifying the energy within you. Disharmony will dissolve. You will notice a new sense of harmony within yourself and between yourself and your outer world. Your inner harmony will activate and expand into all that you are, supporting many in accessing the same.

You are a source of harmony,

Lord Melchizedek