Sensual mindfulness and your brain

We know that there is some complex chemistry in our brain and we are not entirely in control of it. Typically we do not even care to think about it: too many factors involved. Today I want to make an exception. Also, check out here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. Brain blood barrier …

Spending time with teenagers

Once we have teenage kids, we need to change the way we work with them. We can use more complex strategies, and the responses we get will be almost adult. At the same time, we still need to play with them, just using a different gaming environment. In this article, I talk from my personal …

Ambition and happiness: do you have everything to be happy?

My wife recently told me “You have everything to be happy. I would expect you to be happier. Why aren’t you?”. The theme of today’s post is balancing ambition with satisfaction. Ambition is good It is probably good to have ambitions. Otherwise, we would not do anything worthwhile. A person who has high ambitions is more …

Productivity via positivity

To be truly productive we need to be positive. Optimism increases life expectancy, our focus and our energy at work, as well as our ability to work effectively with others. Read more here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. Confession of a pessimist I am not a very positive person. All of my childhood (till …

Dealing with existential crisis

existential crisis

We all need to deal with an existential crisis from time to time. In fact, this is one of the deepest recurring themes in our art and science. Once we deal with all the survival questions, a lot of questions remain regarding our purpose. As this purpose changes, we may grow as human beings and …

Independent children

Independant child

Just how independent should our children be? Ten generations ago they used to be extremely independent. From a young age, children worked to make money. They had to cook for themselves and other children. They invested in learning and walked miles to a school to learn how to read and write. I am talking about …

Magnetic mind: memories are the fundament of our identity

Our mind is magnetic and we should use it! The power of our identity can shape the way we learn.  Our experiences and memories shape our identity. We assemble ourselves from bits and pieces and attract things we truly need. For more information read here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. Dr. Manhatten’s story …

Are you working hard enough, or possibly too hard?

hard work

We are working hard not just because it is required by our position. Often we work hard to feel better. Previously I addressed the issue of working hard vs working smart: burnout and reduced productivity. Today I want to address a less critical issue of working hard just to feel good. In this case, there …

Communication without touching

Touch

Before the COVID19 crisis, people used to touch much more. Touching is simple, fulfilling and intuitive. We can achieve almost everything without touching. So what do we miss? Read more here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. TLDR ideas We need touch, at least from the intimate people …

Finding meaning in times of crisis

Wise people often find meaning in every crisis. This could be caused by different focus, reframing of the challenge into an opportunity, or creation of opportunities that did not exist before the crisis. More on the subject here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. Mobilization During the crisis, people tend to mobilize …