Addicted to being busy

Are we busy because it serves us or because we want to be busy? Why millennials appear to be more productive and miserable than the generations before them? Is this a new step in our cultural evolution, or yet another dead end? The main claim of this article: “Being busy is more than just feeling …

Stay home lifestyle

Staying home is a great way to have fun, whether we choose the staycation on not. Here are some reasons why. Get closer with your family Staying close with the family we appreciate more what we have. We learn to cope with less pleasant aspects of each other and enjoy the better aspects. The things …

Humor that can change our world

Humor is more powerful than we think. It can change the world and make it better. Today I want to outline weaponizing humor for self-improvement. For more reading I suggest taking a peek here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. The truth is ridiculous One of the things we learn in writing classes is the …

Projects to work on when temporarily unemployed

With COVID-19 many people became temporarily unemployed. Recently the company I work with asked all of its employees to stay at home until it can secure the next round of investment. This can be hard, but can also be a blessing. Definitely, we would like you to improve your memory and reading speed, but you …

Growing Through Play: 6 Tips for Playing with Young Children

Playing with children is crucial at any age.  Playing with small children is very different from playing with teenagers and requires a dedicated set of strategies. Women are usually much better with smaller children than men, yet everybody can learn and improve. In this guest article, Becky Holton shares her tips and strategies. As the …

Out of bucket lists

A strange and unexpected thing happened to me. I am running out of bucket lists. I will explain my situation and ask you to send me your ideas. Maybe this post will inspire you to write or modify your own bucket list. Guess my surprise I am sufficiently perplexed not to offer you further reading links …

Life skills everyone can learn

When we discuss learning, we usually refer to academic subjects. Life skills are somewhat different, easier to acquire and more fulfilling. Let us indulge in the discussion following suggestions here, here, here, here, here, here. Bucket lists People fill bucket lists with the things they want to do before they die. Acquiring yet another degree is …

Some thoughts on a wonderful life

Today I would like to talk about life itself and the value of human life. It will not be scientific, and there will be no actionable tips, yet I think you will find your time well spent. A spoiler alert: the plot lines will eventually lead to learning. For further reading, I selected articles here, here, …

What is “lifelong learning”?

I believe in lifelong learning, and I want to explain what I mean by it. In all of my bigger courses, I promise you to triple three critical skills. Yet the more skills we improve, the better we understand the things we still have to do. The better we are, the harder it gets to …

Optimizing birthdays

Birthdays are the most powerful events of the year. Are we using them correctly? Can we get more from a simple day? A disclaimer: I am writing this article in mid-December of 2019 after celebrating my 45th birthday. My birthday is December 8th, Annas b-day is December 8th. My eldest celebrates Jan 1st, and he …