Rhetorics and magic mirror

There are many articles about various cognitive biases and various ways to deal with them. There are even more articles about the manipulators trying to create alternative facts and how we can resist them. I would like to believe that the vast majority of human beings do not aim to manipulate, and are not very …

Is Training Necessary to be a Life Coach?

I learned a bit about life coaching when applying on coach.me. Was it necessary? Hardly. In fact, it appears that anyone can be a lifecoach nowadays. Some of our students are life coaches. Others use life coaching services. In this guest post,  Jennifer Fields Eakins shares her views about life coaching.   Sadly, life coaching …

Learning empathy through your inner adult

Each of us arguably has an inner child, inner parent and inner adult. While psychologists often discuss inner child and inner parent, the abilities of inner adult are often underrated. For more information you are welcome to read here, here, here, here, here, here and here. Transactional analysis Eric Berne presented the transactional analysis to …

Happiness and illusion of control

Happiness is the holy grail of many people on the path of self-improvement. It is probably the hardest of all goals and the progress to it is counterintuitive. There are many things that do not make us happy, despite our highest hopes. Maybe it is beneficial to talk about them. For more reading, I refer …

What’s wrong with productivity tips

Every week I see articles with productivity tips. Since there are so many productivity articles, I have to assume they are not working. Where do I find productivity tips? You can find a large collection of productivity tips here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here. What is the problem with productivity tips? Being …

Groundhog Day or Memory Errors

Two people can see the same movie or read the same book and come out with a very different memory of what they saw. Some people have unique perspectives that are surprisingly fresh and unexpected. In this guest article, Daniel Dishman shares a unique perspective on the classical movie “Groundhod Day”.   Who doesn’t like …

Group confabulation

When we think about the way being a part of the group can affect us, we may think of mass hysteria or Facebook filter bubble. In fact when we are a part of a group our perception of the world changes drastically. Here I want to address the false notions and memories the groups tend …

6 Ways For Bilingual Students To Edit Their Own Papers

Bilingual students have slightly bigger and more creative brains. And they need these brains to master the hard task of multilingual communication. Many bilingual students have issues writing, editing and proofreading their papers. Students with dyslexia share many of these ploblems, often in a much stronger form. In this guest post, Freddie Tubbs addresses the …

Personal innovation strategy

The subject of innovation has always been of a great interest for me.Competition and innovation might be the main drivers of the western civilization. Without the constant flow of new ideas and technologies, the humanity would face a devastating crisis. While the rate of innovation is accelerating, we should work harder to contribute. For more …

Critical thinking and challenging rules

Some rules are good and preserve us from anarchy. Too many rules can stop any reasonable growth. Where to draw the line? which rules should be challenged? Is there a good timing to challenge the rules? In this article, I want to check some relatively fresh perspectives on the subject. For more reading, you can …