To Increase Your Power, Do One Simple Thing: Take Responsibility

Do you feel powerless?  Do you have problems you feel like you can't overcome?  Well, you need to know this. No one is powerless. You always have a choice. Yes, you are powerful. You just don't know it yet. And it starts with taking responsibility.  He survived the Holocaust by taking responsibility Victor Frankl survived … Continue reading To Increase Your Power, Do One Simple Thing: Take Responsibility

Longevity: thoughts about living a long life from Ikigai

Do you want to live longer, you know, have longevity?  Me too.  So I read Ikigai, by Hector Garcia, Francesc Miralles. Here are highlights I found most helpful. To understand longevity, the writers studied blue zones, which are areas in the world where the greatest concentrations of centenarians live. The highest ranking one is Okinawa, Japan. … Continue reading Longevity: thoughts about living a long life from Ikigai

Use your mind to change your brain: changing your temperament

We all have aspects of ourselves, our temperament, that we wish we could change. Me—I’ve had a temper all of my life. It can get ugly. But that’s not the most interesting part. What is is that it has changed, improved as I’ve aged. I get angry less and with less intensity. I ultimately attribute … Continue reading Use your mind to change your brain: changing your temperament

This Is One of the Smartest Things You Can Do

To get smarter you have to feel stupid, sometimes. You ask the obvious question, repeat something back, relearn something you think you should have already learned. Sure, it can be embarrassing. But, to learn you have to be open to learning. And that means you’re not the master but the pupil, not the teacher but … Continue reading This Is One of the Smartest Things You Can Do

Keeping perspective in crisis: This too shall pass

Yes, I’m afraid. But my fleeting fear rests on this fact: This too shall pass. Coronavirus should be taken seriously. We shouldn’t just keep on hanging out with all of our cohorts, sharing food, drinks, laughs in a crowded space, spraying respiratory droplets all over each other like we’re watering the lawn. Gross, but true. … Continue reading Keeping perspective in crisis: This too shall pass