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Health is an attitude
Connection breeds health


(Though some functions sit in both hemispheres, we speak of left and right hemispheres for the sake of clarity.)

As told by Gladwell in Blink, a recently found kouros was acclaimed by worldwide renowned scientists and experts of the J.Getty Museum after painstaking investigations….to be torn down in a matter of seconds by a look from art historian Federico Zeri.

Intuition is fast, immediate and straightforward, connecting information which may never reach consciousness. We know but not how we know. The left brain with its sequential logic and data analysis is slow, tedious and never gets the big and whole picture. It compartmentalises and dissects to take control.

True, to increase productivity, processes can be made simpler and faster by using left brain strategies such as measurements. Yet, companies may miss out on their real value and lose their edge by scorning "fuzzy" right brain features running the risk of putting out the flame of inspiration and passion. Marketing, HR, R&D, Sales, BD depts. are even more concerned in that respect for the obvious reasons of their need for flair, insight, imagination, fast decision making, connectedness and the unmeasurable factors of motivation.

The US office of Naval Research (ONR) is developing methods to help soldiers rely on their “spidey sense” on the battle field. Iconic entrepreneurs like Henry Ford, Jobs, Branson, Oprah Winfrey, Bill Allen or Travis Kalanick have known how to create a new voice of customer. Dr Orloff (UCLA) is working with women top executives on this “superpower” for more efficient leadership. Women have a thicker corpus callous (the connective white matter between left and right hemispheres) which predisposes to faster connectedness between logic and intuition (though undeniably women can be stuck in fact analysis and men are becoming more emotionally intelligent, imaginative and intuitive).

The thing is not to give up the left brain but it takes guts to let go of its control and trust your gut.

Here are some ways to bridge right and left brains :


Close your left nostril and breathe through your right nostril and vice versa

If right handed, use your left hand for what you would do with your right hand and vice versa

Feel what your body is telling you in each situation - sweating hands ? Feeling hot ? An itch ?

Breathe and ask yourself your question - let the answer appear through an image.

Feel your energy in any situation - is it growing or are you depleted ?

In company,

Mind & bodyfulness, unbridled brain storming,

role plays and simulations, connecting processes with your values, projective exercises, deep and active listening, design thinking, decision making from the heart, team and systemic team coaching, fun objective-oriented team building.

And you, do you trust your right brain?

The 21st Century Conscious Cy

(I coach - You connect with your real life forces)

March 8, 2021

Woman, the world as it is going

Needs you for who you are

The genuine you and no faint copy

of a square head on a rounded Earth*

What we have been witnessing for a year now looks like the last attempt of the masculine spirit to remain in control. From thinking he was the master of life and death, Man is now trembling from the speck of a virus, retaliating with solutions of an obsolete masculine nature in its reactive and warlike aspect to impose power and CRUSH THE ENEMY, whereby also separating us from our loved ones, preventing us from breathing, tearing us from Nature and thrusting us into a virtual world devoid of the power of touch.

Yet, it is now of common knowledge (quoting any studies would feel redundant) that the physical and mental health of human beings depends on just these factors which we are being deprived of to get us out of this mess : contact with our loved ones, breathing, Nature, touch, our body. Through our body and hands did our intelligence develop.

Therefore, women AND our allies, the men who trust their feminine spirit within, are needed to come out with intuitive and agile solutions that go beyond the strictly analytical and rational which tend to overlook fundamental aspects and resources and may be very short-term in their healing prospects. Solutions which will embrace and not separate, which will not damage beyond repair but will cultivate life and bestow it richer onto the next generation. Leaps in human development have taken place by sudden insights or even dreams (Newton, Einstein...).

The feminine spirit seeks connection - with those around but also with Nature. The feminine spirit cannot but surrender to the life forces, not only by the biological nature of cradling life and giving birth but also by the subtle nature of our experience. One example is the effect of resonance on the convergence of menstrual cycles of school girls or women living together. Another is the power of love over the healing of a child.

What would the feminine spirit look like in medicine ? Surely a medicine that would take into account our inherent immense resources and those of our environment in a holistic view of the different spheres of evolution of the person and of the illness itself (from the individual to the family, community, society, country ....). What would the feminine spirit look like in education ? ...What would the feminine spirit look like in business ?

It's high time these questions that were asked 50 years ago by a woman who seemingly couldn't but follow a ruthless model were tackled now ....

(*From my cousin, the painter Khalid Nazroo)

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