History Cannot Be Changed. History Can Be only Celebrated. The American Black History Month. Observation since 1976 by President Gerald Ford and after him by President Ronald Reagan in 1986

History Cannot Be Changed. History Can Be only Celebrated. The American Black History Month. Observation since 1976 by President Gerald Ford and after him by President Ronald Reagan in 1986

This blog article is written and edited by the free (Anti-Trump) Italian citizen Cristina Capucci. In 1976 Gerald Ford was the first President of United States of America to recognize Black History Month, calling upon Americans to “…seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history” Black History Month is celebrated annually in February to honor, highlight and celebrate African American Leaders and their meaningful accomplishments. Ever since 1976, each President (as initially suggested by President Gerald Ford) sets a theme for…continue reading →
Moving Beyond the Presence. A State of Mind Between  Mindfulness and Equanimity

Moving Beyond the Presence. A State of Mind Between Mindfulness and Equanimity

Equanimity, one of the most sublime and elevate emotions of Buddhist practice, is the manifested presence of wisdom and freedom as the protectors of true compassion and true love. Generally, equanimity is considered something of dry neutrality or cool stillness, but in reality a mature equanimity produces a radiance and warmth of being. In fact the Buddha described a person filled with equanimity as “abundant, exalted, immeasurable, without hostility, and without ill-will.” In the Buddhist tradition, the term “equanimity” (Upeksha in Sanskrit) is meant as complex construct that has been given multiple definitions…continue reading →
How Does a Sharp Thinker Should Think? Four Skills to Improve the Ability to Think

How Does a Sharp Thinker Should Think? Four Skills to Improve the Ability to Think

Sharp thinkers don’t necessarily have the highest IQs or the most advanced degrees. They simply have good thinking habits (in the image below an example of Gestalt IQ Test). In fact they carefully choose the right cognitive approach to solve different problems. Sometimes a broad, big-picture approach is needed to gain perspective, while other situations demand focused attention.  A brainstorming session requires creative thinking, but financial planning requires more realism. The mode of thinking that suits one project might not be right for another. Successful people work hard to develop these various modes, including the…continue reading →
Walking Meditation: a Daily Mindfulness Practice

Walking Meditation: a Daily Mindfulness Practice

Meditation means to Focus the Mind on the Totality and the Emptiness hidden in the Present Moment. Nowadays is widely Known that Meditation Reduces Stress, Tensions and Provides Mental Calm. But in the rush of Everyday Life, it’s not always easy to Stop, and as the old saying Goes, smell the Roses.  From the demands of Family to the Requests and the Pressure in the Office, there is always a smaller Room to simply Be and Be Mindful. For those looking for a brief Respite, is possible consider the Walking Meditation as a Regular Meditative Practice. …continue reading →
Five Benefits of Music to Support and to Enhance Wellbeing and Cognitive Functions

Five Benefits of Music to Support and to Enhance Wellbeing and Cognitive Functions

In all the different Cultures around the World Music is an Important and Integral part of the Human Experience. Music has a Special Power to Move us and stir our Emotions, to Relax and to Improve our Cognitive Functions. Anyone who has ever wiped Tears away from their Eyes listening to their Favorite Romantic Song will know how Powerful simple Notes and chords can Be. Recent Scientific Studies have shown that Music Really can Change our Mood and even Help us to Concentrate and to have an Effective Influence on various parts of…continue reading →
Getting it Right. The Truth as Heart of the Scientific Commitment

Getting it Right. The Truth as Heart of the Scientific Commitment

Truth is neither Absolute nor Timeless. But the Pursuit of Truth remains at the Heart of the Scientific Endeavour. "...the Strength of the Thread does not Reside in the Fact that some one Fibre runs Through its whole Length, but in the Overlapping of many Fibres" Ludwig Wittgenstein Think of the number of Scenarios in which Truth matters in Science. We care to know whether increased CO2 emission levels cause Climate change, and how fast. We care to know whether smoking tobacco increases the risk of lung cancer. We care to know whether…continue reading →
Wellness of the Spirit for a Fulfilled Life

Wellness of the Spirit for a Fulfilled Life

Spiritual Wellness occurs when our Behavior, Thoughts, and Emotions are in a State of Balance and Alignment with our main Life Purposes. When we can Nourish a Mindset and a Lifestyle that Promotes Peace, Harmony and a Balanced Development in all Areas, our Spirit Realizes a state of Fulfillment and we Experience this State of Being as general Wellness. When we are out of Sync with our Needs of our Essence, we Experience Significative and Prolonged Stress, Frustration, Confusion, and Negative Emotions. Spiritual Wellness is all about Being Aware of our Set of…continue reading →
10 Powerful Resources for Cognitive Control and Positive States of Mind Enhancement

10 Powerful Resources for Cognitive Control and Positive States of Mind Enhancement

The Human Brain is capable of some Astonishing Feats. But its Evolutionary History has left it susceptible to Natural Negative Frequencies and States of Mind that can Generate Distractions and Interruptions along an Optimal Flow Experience. Such Interferences stop us reaching our Goals as quickly and efficiently as we would like. Luckily, there are Solutions to Train our Brain to be at Best and improve our Cognitive Control in the Short Term. The Brain is Plastic, that means it's Able to constantly Change its own Structure, Physiology and Chemistry. Consequently, many Scientists Think…continue reading →
Five Minutes of Gratitude Meditation

Five Minutes of Gratitude Meditation

A Deep Emotion of Gratitude takes Thankfulness to a Higher Level by adding a Profound Sense of Recognition for Whatever it is that you are Thankful for.  True, Authentic Gratitude Enables you appreciate and Acknowledge all people, Circumstances and Things in your Life in the Present Moment. Consider Starting each Day with Gratitude. Gratitude Meditation will make You more Aware about all that you should to be Thankful for,  Offering a more Positive Perspective to your Daily Life. Start this Practice Today! Five Minutes of Gratitude Meditation EveyMorning and/or Every Evening take your Time to be…continue reading →
Daily Routine and Physical Exercises to Increase your Brain Power

Daily Routine and Physical Exercises to Increase your Brain Power

Our Cognitive Functions needs both Routine and Changes/Novelty to Improve. To Empower and to Keep our Brain Active and Healthy can Be very Simple. The Secret to Optimizing our Cognitive Functions can be found in our Daily Habits, Creating a Strong Daily Routine and Practicing Regularly Physical Exercises alternating between Stretching, Anaerobic and Aerobic Exercises for Creating also a sense of Change in our Mind and Flexing different Hemispheres of the Brain as Consequence of the Body Coordination. Create and Live a Daily Routine  What we Do in the Morning have a Strong…continue reading →