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 …

Is my visualization memorable?

Coming up with good visualizations is either very easy or very hard depending on the subjects. Here are some guidelines. Meaningful The visualization needs to have some meaning for you. If you cannot define what you visualize, or the visualization generates “who cares” or “I am confused” emotions, you need to change something. The visualizations …

Mind body tricks and weird science

Usually, we try to influence our body, by tricking our minds. There are visualization, placebo effect, positive self-talk, and other well-known tricks. The reverse direction of influencing the mind through the body is also interesting, even though it is less discussed. For today’s reading, you are welcome to click here, here, here, here, here, here, …

Nootropics: simple chemical solutions to complex psychological challenges

Nootropics have a very interesting offer: a pill that helps solve hard issues. If it sounds too good to be true, you are probably correct. I suggest using whatever help you can get without side effects, yet not relying on it completely. For this article, you can read more here, here, here, here, here, here, …

Hygiene vs OCD

One of the common themes we hear from psychologists is how maintaining proper hygiene is similar or OCD. Are we clean or are we disturbed? Maybe both? Read more here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. The toilet paper panic During the COVID-19 crisis, we could not help noticing …

Healthy lifestyle. What is likely to kill us, and can we prepare for it?

No crisis is as bad as it is portrayed in media. We are human beings, and we are capable of finding meaning in all conditions. The focus of the current article is a healthy lifestyle. I got depressed in a very simple way. I binge-read about 300 articles on psychologytoday site. That is worse than …

Best mnemonics and memory training for medical students and nurses – Part 2

Many of my readers and students practice medicine. All memory methods we teach are perfectly suited for medicine. Moreover, in 1:1 Anna uses some exclusive methods SPECIFICALLY developed for the medical students.  Since memoization is any extremely important and time-consuming part of any medical practice, and since medical practice is so long and intense,  you …

Best mnemonics and memory training for medical students and nurses – Part 1

Many of my readers and students practice medicine. All memory methods we teach are perfectly suited for medicine. Moreover, in 1:1 Anna uses some exclusive methods SPECIFICALLY developed for the medical students.  Since memoization is any extremely important and time-consuming part of any medical practice, and since medical practice is so long and intense,  you …

Longevity and weird lifehacks

Running a blog about learning and productivity for so many years, sometimes I surprise people by doing all the other things that I do. Recently one of my students felt overwhelmed and I suggested some mindfulness training. For me, it is no secret that dealing with stress is one of the most important things we …