Loving a child doesn’t mean giving in to all his whims; to love him is to bring out the best in him, to teach him to love what is difficult – Nadia Boulanger

By Nomad Sahara - 14.05.2017 - Photo by: S. Parker What we can learn from the greatest teachers and mentors like 'Madame Boulanger' and many others whether known, or unknown who accompany us for sometime, or just cross our path ... Nadia Boulanger Nadia Boulanger was one of the most influential teachers in history. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nadia_Boulanger... Continue Reading →

Speech delays found in some Babies and Toddlers using Handheld Devices

By Jackie Sand - 06.05.2017 - Photo by: BiblioArchives / LibraryArchives Babies and Toddlers on Tablets or Smartphones might suffer speech delays a new research shows. Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting - San Francisco, Ca - May 6-9, 2017 Catherine Birken, MD, M.Sc., FRCPC According to Dr Birken and her team from the University of Toronto... Continue Reading →

Dr Carol Dweck on ‘Mindset’

By Jackie Sand - 24.03.2017 - Photo: Aaron Davis MINDSET Psychologist Dr Carol Dweck has spent her entire career studying attitude and performance, and her latest study shows that our attitude is way more important for our success than our IQ. She is a professor for Psychology at Standford University. Her primary research interest is in studying: Motivation, Personality,... Continue Reading →

‘You Start Dying Slowly’. Poem by Martha Medeiros which has been erroneously attributed to Pablo Neruda for a long time

By Jackie Sand - 13.03.2017 'You start dying slowly' You start dying slowly If you do not travel, If you do not read, If you do not listen to the sounds of life, If you do not appreciate yourself. You start dying slowly When you kill your self-esteem; When you do not let others help... Continue Reading →

Yoga Practice For Boosting Your Metabolism – 1. SUKHASANA

By Jackie Sand - 24.02.2017 SUKHASANA - also called Pleasant Pose, or Decent Pose, or Easy Pose Sukhasana is an Asana (yoga position) which is practiced in Yoga, Buddhism and Hinduism. The name comes from the Sanskrit words Sukha meaning "pleasure",[10] and Asana (आसन, Āsana) meaning "posture" or "seat".[ Sukhasana is a cross-legged pose and... Continue Reading →

Vertical Forests Our Future. Bosco Verticale by Stefano Boeri

7minutesonline.com by Jackie Sand - 19.02.2017 Vertical Forests Have you heard of Vertical Forest? Have you heard of: Stefano Boeri - Archittecti? Stefano Boeri is an Italian architect and urban planner, he was  born in Milan, Italy in 1956. He is the founding partner of 'Stefano Boeri Architetti' the Boeri architecture studio in Milan. His focus... Continue Reading →

Buddhism’s holiest site in China: Mount Emei

7minutesonline.com - by Jackie Sand - 12.02.2017 Buddhism's holiest site in China Rising 3,099 meters (10,167 ft.) above sea level about 170 kilometers (105 miles) from Chengdu, Mount Emei is the highest of China's four holy Buddhist mountains. The name "Emei" means "delicate eyebrow". Situated in the southwest area of Sichuan Basin, Emei Mountain flourishes... Continue Reading →

Age does not have to stop us from living fully. This lady is an inspiration…

7minutesonline.com - by Jackie Sand - 12.02.2017 Great-grandmother cycles 10,000 miles Ethel MacDonald a 78-year-old great-grandmother, who is a retired French teacher has covered more than 10,000 miles across Europe and North America. As a former teacher of French and English, France is where she began her European adventures. For anyone who wants to follow in... Continue Reading →

Richard Branson on Happiness

7minutesonline.com by Nomad Sahara - 09.02.2017 Sir Richard Branson, the entrepreneur, the adventurer and the business man. A shining figure in public light and someone who is writing part of history. Richard Branson has published an article on happiness on his Virgin.com website. https://www.virgin.com/richard-branson/how-be-happy Richard Branson's top ten quotes on happiness https://www.virgin.com/richard-branson/my-top-10-quotes-on-happiness "If you want happiness for... Continue Reading →

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