So many things so little time

This particular post started from the title. “So many things so little time” is becoming a mantra of our generation. It is like a theme humming in my brain. I decided that if it haunts me, it must be also haunting you. In this post, I will not try to research or educate but simply …

What is your annual theme?

Today we start a new year, and it is great to start it with renewed purpose and motivation. To do that we use a tool called “annual theme”. You can have weekly or monthly themes, but an annual theme is more appropriate. Today’s selection of articles is very good. Do not miss a chance to …

Grateful and optimistic

I have written many posts about failure, and very little about success. Usually, we think that success is the end to our trouble, but unless we are careful the success can be very dangerous. For today’s most you can read more here, here, here, here, and here. Yin Yang The end of December is the …

Consciousness beats lifestyle

As the year is about to end it is a great time for a personal reckoning. Obviously, you do not need to wait for the end of the year. You will be surprised to know I wrote this article back in June, and simply scheduled it for today. This time I selected a wide range …

Seven Ways That Make Your Writing Funnier

Indifference and boredom are just the opposite of what we teach. If you can write in a funny way, you can think and visualize in a funny way and remember better. If you can make a provoking argument and get an emotional reaction, it will help you remember. This particular guest post by William Grigsby shows …

Healthy nootropics

Typically I do not advocate for or against nootropics. Some of the nootropics may call stomach issues, and some may influence the mood. I have tried several food supplements and I routinely use some very simple and generic products, which are healthy in small portions. Recently I have been approached by Chris from Cognitune who …

Reading prepares you for writing

The things that we read affect our writing and our writing may have a profound effect on our overall happiness. This post was inspired by this, this, this and this articles. Writing and happiness I do not know a research showing that writers are happy. Writing and many other forms of art serve as a …

Smart is not always rational

Learning is great. When we learn new things our inner world gets richer, we become more proficient in what we do and we can handle more complex tasks. Learning does not necessarily make us healthier, happier or more financially or professionally successful. At least, learning is only a secondary component for each of these venues. …

Why Authenticity is an Essential Element for the Writer’s Personal Brand

Honesty and personal style are very importand for any creative work, including effective memorization practice.  They can also be very important for effective communication and your career. A professional writer and marketer Jade Parker argues that anyone can develop true authenticity following very simple guidelines, at least when writing. Try to see if you can apply …

The memory-friendly way to say no

Quite often we need to say “no”. Our language is very rich, and there are many ways to do that. Some ways are very direct, while others are more subtle. The way we choose to say “no” may affect our memory. For more information I suggest reading here, here, here, here, and here. Japanese: a …