Exploring the Zone of Proximal Growth

In this episode, your host, Ana Melikian, delves into the concept of the Zone of Proximal Growth (ZPG) and its implications for personal and professional development. Ana draws from her background in psychology and her own experiences to explain the ZPG, highlighting the potential for growth just beyond our comfort zones. By sharing her own… Continue reading Exploring the Zone of Proximal Growth

The Power of Restart with Ana Melikian

“Another year. Another restart.” – Ana Melikian In this episode, host Ana Melikian emphasizes the importance of restarting as a powerful strategy to increase impact and avoid burnout. Drawing a parallel between rebooting a misbehaving computer and restarting personal and professional endeavors, she encourages listeners to seize the opportunity presented by a new year, month,… Continue reading The Power of Restart with Ana Melikian

A Touch of the Madness, AI, and Mindfulness with Larry Kasanoff

“The audience doesn’t want the middle. They want new and different. And to do that, to swim against the current, you need to be creative and to be creative, you need a touch of the madness.” — Lawrence Kasanoff I had the delight of speaking with Larry Kasanoff, a legendary movie producer. Larry has made… Continue reading A Touch of the Madness, AI, and Mindfulness with Larry Kasanoff

A Touch of the Madness, AI, and Mindfulness with Larry Kasanoff

The audience doesn’t want the middle. They want new and different. And to do that, to swim against the current, you need to be creative and to be creative, you need a touch of the madness. —Lawrence Kasanoff In this episode, Lawrence Kasanoff discusses his new book, “A Touch of the Madness,” which explores the… Continue reading A Touch of the Madness, AI, and Mindfulness with Larry Kasanoff

Decluttering Your Mind & Living In The Moment with Harriet Stein

“Mindfulness is not about stopping anything. There’s no stopping. It’s just noticing our thoughts—with compassion, with non-judgment.” – Harriet Stein I had the delight of speaking with Harriet Stein, an inspirational teacher and professional speaker. Harriet is passionate about the life-changing benefits of mindfulness and aims to touch as many lives as she can with… Continue reading Decluttering Your Mind & Living In The Moment with Harriet Stein

Decluttering Your Mind with Harriet Stein

  “Mindfulness is not about stopping anything. There’s no stopping. It’s just noticing our thoughts—with compassion, with non-judgment.” Harriet Stein Today, Harriet joins me to share her story and talk about what she does. She explains why mindfulness is for you—even if you don’t think so. We talk about the concept of monkey mind, and… Continue reading Decluttering Your Mind with Harriet Stein