We had a great day at TEDxPortobello 2017! Thank you to the incredibly hard working team, the inspirational speakers and all of you who were in audiences at Tribe and around the world watching. It is always humbling to see what can happen through volunteers! You can check out more on the TEDxPortobello website.
Allan Brownlie shares his story about how he became a Wim Hof instructor here. Allan is now teaching breathing techniques at Tribe Porty, going deep into our physiology along with exercises in cancelling out the pain signal from our mind-body-connection. Both classes are open and beneficial to everyone. Drop in!
In Sapiens, Dr Yuval Noah Harari spans the whole of human history, from the very first humans to walk the earth to the radical – and sometimes devastating – breakthroughs of the Cognitive, Agricultural and Scientific Revolutions. Drawing on insights from biology, anthropology, palaeontology and economics, he explores how the currents of history have shaped our human societies, the animals and plants around us, and even our personalities. Have we become happier as history has unfolded? Can we ever free our behaviour from the heritage of our ancestors? And what, if anything, can we do to influence the course of the centuries to come?
"Most people measure their happiness in terms of physical pleasure and material possession. Could they win some visible goal which they have set on the horizon, how happy they could be! Lacking this gift or that circumstance, they would be miserable. If happiness is to be so measured, I who cannot hear or see have every reason to sit in a corner with folded hands and weep. If I am happy in spite of my deprivations, if my happiness is so deep that it is a faith, so thoughtful that it becomes a philosophy of life, – if, in short, I am an optimist, my testimony to the creed of optimism is worth hearing."