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Michael Apollo

Toronto, Canada
Leadership and performance specialist seasoned in integrating mindfulness and emotional... Full Bio
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How to Meditate? 10 easy steps to a Meditative Experience by Michael Apollo Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body How to Meditate is a key question I receive all the time from many that I interact with and tell them about my Modern Meditations. I thought I would get back to the basics i ... Read on »
Mindfulness & Emotional Intelligence by Michael Apollo Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body Mindfullness meditation is the most popular meditation technique in psychotherapy, neuro-plasticity, emotional intelligence and of the 127 meditation techniques out there. ... Read on »
Do Schools kill Creativity? by Michael Apollo Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body Something that has always intrigued me is how so easily we (including society as a whole) follow blindly the old ways of doing things. The stronger the impression in our ... Read on »
Learn how to be Fulfilled & Happy by Michael Apollo Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body Attention is our most precious resource. Bold statement? Yes, it is. Through the study of our changing sense of self and feelings of fulfillment, attention is extremely im ... Read on »
Neuroplasticity - The Brain That Changes Itself by Michael Apollo Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body Yesterday (Friday November 19th, 2010) I had the great privilege to attend Norman Doidge MD's revolutionary workshop and seminar on Neuroplasticity from his book - "The Brai ... Read on »
Balancing Thought and Feeling by Michael Apollo Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body Emotional Awareness & Success - Balancing Thought & Feeling "You have to force yourself to spend some time away from the hustle and bustle of  your job in order to ... Read on »
Emotional Awareness by Michael Apollo Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body   Just the Goods - Tapping into your Intuition the First Element Developing Emotional Awareness Recognizing One's Emotions and Their Effects ______________________ ... Read on »
Bad Stress to Good Stress & Peak Performance - EQ by Michael Apollo Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body Have you ever wanted to attain Peak Performance in a relaxed state? Here are the first steps to doing just that! Our brains pump two groups of chemicals when in stressf ... Read on »
EQ - Our feeling is more evolved than our thinking? by Michael Apollo Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body Alright... quite the epiphany, an "Ahah!" moment came upon me when diving into Emotional Intelligence. This was all about the study of the 'gut feeling' otherwise known a ... Read on »
Emotional Intelligence by Michael Apollo Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body Have you ever interacted with someone that inspired action through their intense presence, charisma, enthusiasm and ability to communicate? Something that I've always been d ... Read on »
How do you stop postponing? Here's what a Zen Master says - quite the comedian! by Michael Apollo Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body "Postponement is simply stupid. Tomorrow you will also have to decide, so why not today? And do you think that tomorrow you will be wiser than today? Do you think that ... Read on »
Positive psychological changes from meditation training linked to cellular health and physical... by Michael Apollo Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body Telomerase is an enzyme that can rebuild and lengthen telomeres. Other studies suggest that telomerase activity may be a link between psychological stress and physical hea ... Read on »
Barack Obama recommends Meditation and funds Emory University Study by Michael Apollo Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body Last night I attended a workshop on Modern Buddhism here in Toronto at the Kadampa Meditation Center, where the main topic of discussion was Compassion Meditation which spar ... Read on »
Being in the moment, finding Bliss by Michael Apollo Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness It is easy to get lost within the many terminologies and descriptions that deal with meditation. Though uniquely displayed within Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Shint ... Read on »
Weekly Meditation - Relief of Restlessness and Tension by Michael Apollo Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Stress Management It is not about relaxing the whole day, Do your work but find some time for your self, and that can be found only in relaxation. And you will be surprised that if you can re ... Read on »
How do we make ourselves fall sick? Is it possible? by Michael Apollo Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Stress Management Unfortunately yes it is, and many around the world are facing these issues related with stress and anxiety everyday - but there is a light at the end of the tunnel, the abil ... Read on »
Halloween - Exploring your Creativity, and Mindfullness Meditation? by Michael Apollo Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body Creativity is the quality that you bring to whatever it is that you are doing. It is an attitude, an inner approach - how you look at things. This Halloween dive into cr ... Read on »
Weekly Meditation - 15 minutes for a Day of Clarity and a Sound Sleep by Michael Apollo Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body Just as professional athletes begin and end a powerful training session with stretching - to have a powerful day of clarity and smooth flow, we must as well begin and end ... Read on »
New look for Balancing the Mind! by Michael Apollo Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body With the launch of our Meditation for the Modern Mind website ( www.modernmeditation.ca ) I thought I'd give Balancing the Mind a little face-lift to match the Zen theme of ... Read on »
The Dalai Llama visits Toronto - an inquiry to World Peace, and exploring "Inner Science" by Michael Apollo Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body A Nobel Peace Prize winner and International Icon the Dalai Lama commanded such incredible presence at this evenings gathering. This Friday October 22nd, 2010 marked the sec ... Read on »