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As a long-time student of yoga, I have come to appreciate the quiet helper that is there for us in a variety of situations if we care to notice – our own breath. We often take it for granted, but if we learn to pay attention to it and work with it consciously, it can […]






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Using BYOD in teaching and public speaking

by Anastasia on August 12, 2016






I recently returned from the University of Iowa where we held a 4-day workshop within our 2016 STARTALK grant program “Bridging the Gap: STARTALK, Teachers and High Tech.” This live workshop was a culmination of a four-week online training of teachers of Russian from various colleges and schools in the US on the use of […]






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Our brains are wired to pay more attention to negative clues and threats in the environment. This is also true in the context of public speaking, especially for speakers who may experience social anxiety. In a recent study, participants – some low in social anxiety, some high – were asked to give a three-minute impromptu […]






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Love is an infinite energy of connection

by Anastasia on June 13, 2016






Love is an infinite energy of connection Among people, animals, Nature and the Universe. Love transforms fear and loneliness And gives us the courage to care. May the question “What would Love do?” Guide our minds to action To expand the energy of Love Over hatred and indifference. May it open our hearts to the […]






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I had the honor of being interviewed by Jesan Sorrells of Human Services Consulting and Training (HSCT) for his Earbud_U podcast series.  We had a great time taking about the brain, entrepreneurship, conflict management and storytelling. Why do our brains like stories? How does learning happen in the brain? How do you turn a start-up […]






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