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Weekly insights from Chōsen co-founders

Finding Opportunity and Meaning in Adversity

 

yet? The past few weeks have brought an array of conflicting news on the pandemic, leaving us questioning - where is this elusive finish line? In this chapter of the #ChosenInsightSeries, Chōsen Co-founder John Stanton explores this unique dichotomy we are experiencing: 

that even...

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Why You Should View Recovery Like an Elite Athlete

 

No rest day!” “Sleep is for the weak!” “Work hard, play hard.” For most of our modern times, being successful equaled working harder, sleeping less, sacrificing mental and physical health for monetary rewards, and drinking more & more coffee to get things...

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How to Cultivate More Love, Joy and Connection

 

No man is an island. If this past year has taught us anything, it is that connection is a core human need; yet we have been more disconnected than we've been in the last 100 years. In this chapter of the #ChosenInsightSeries, Chosen co-founder John Stanton explores the impact of the COVID...

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Habits of Emotionally Intelligent People

 

Have you ever felt like you needed to push down and bury feelings of grief, pain and anger in order to function? In this chapter of the #ChosenInsightSeries, Chosen co-founder Robin Connelley explores how our feelings are not something for us to control and how embracing our emotional complexity...

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These 3 Things Will Help You Avoid Burnout

 

Congratulations! You've survived the largest group trauma that we've ever experienced as a human species; dealing with things we haven’t seen over the last 100 years. Though the road to global recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic is long and winding, the good news is that we, as a species,...

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Goals Drive Hope

 

When we look back and think about our 2020 experience, most of us associate this shared event in our species’ history with adversity and great change. With a new year coming, can we hope for light at the end of the tunnel, even when there is no end in sight? In this week’s...

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How to Make a Life-Altering Connection in Under 7 Minutes

 

In this week’s #ChosenInsightSeries, Chōsen co-founder John Stanton touches on a controversial topic: that our purpose in life is to connect with others, and how COVID has affected our sense of true belonging. He guides us through a step-by-step process on how to foster meaningful...

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Life Optimized: Knowing When to Fight and When to Recover

 

 

Imagine, for a moment, that you are standing straight up. Your feet are under you. You are securely on the ground, assisted by gravity, accelerating downward at a comfortable 9.8m/s2 single g-force. Everything seems normal. Nothing unusual to see here! 

Until…the person...

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Cultivating a Positive Mindset

 

Last week I spoke with Chōsen alumnus Damian Chaparro and our partner at Chōsen’s Living with Impact Experience in NZ, about transitioning from businessman to yogi-surfer in preparation for the biggest challenge of his life: becoming an eco-innovation property developer and the co-founder...

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Changing Your Brain: Neuroplasticity 101

 

Can you rewire your brain, just because you choose to do so? 

It sounds like science fiction. According to the most important discovery in neuroscience of the twentieth century - neuroplasticity - you can. In this week’s Chōsen Insight Series, Chōsen co-founder John Stanton speaks...

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