Motivation

Pensive woman at work

Yes, emotional resilience can be taught. Here’s how

By Monica Karpinski / June 2, 2020

My final year school exams were a blur of stress, nerves, and fear. I felt the weight of my future firmly pressed down on my shoulders, with how well I…

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Community at Kindred

Why feeling we belong motivates us more at work than money

By Monica Karpinski / May 26, 2020

What matters most to us when deciding that we like our job? We spend most of our lives at work, ostensibly to earn money, but we expect more from our…

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How a sense of community makes us think more positively

By Monica Karpinski / May 7, 2020

Humans are obsessed with happiness. So much so that we have structured our entire society around the pursuit of it, including coining the concept of positive thinking: if you face…

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Why breathing is the most effective positive thinking technique

By Monica Karpinski / April 21, 2020

When you’re in the midst of a stressful or anxious episode, being told to “just breathe” can feel one step short of a condescending pat on the head. “Yes, thank…

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