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 …

Strategy and resilience: planning in uncertain environment

We live in an uncertain environment. Nothing we learn truly teaches us to deal with uncertainty. Even very rational people behave irrationally in an uncertain environment. Here are some ideas that help me personally deal with uncertainty. Show sport spirit Sometimes we win and sometimes we lose, no matter how smart we are. If we …

Working from home effectively

Working from home has suddenly become a new norm, yet there is nothing normal about it. I will share a few of my own experiences. Hope you will find them useful. One internet connection is never enough We often trust the internet provider we have, but to be honest, this trust is misplaced. The internet …

Learn These 5 Things While You Sleep

This guest post by Ashley Halsey is somewhat different. It deals with things you can learn while you sleep. Personally I tried to research this area with mixed results. You need to sleep effectively for long-term memorization, and trying to learn something as you sleep may interfere with the things you are trying to learn …

Task Management for the Procrastinator

In this guest post, Kevin Gardner shares his credo and experiences. It is very useful to have a set of rules to define at 20+ and follow with minor adjustments. The result will probably be a disciplined and focused approach with  long-term success. When there are several tasks on your agenda, it can be easy …

Brain hacking

Brain hacking sounds really exciting, only nobody knows that this actually means. We can do all sorts of cool things: improve brain functions by applying an electrical current, consume nootropics and get high scores, do things much better due to cool strategies. I will discuss these aspects and more. You can read further here, here, here, …

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 …

A letter from a real 1:1 student after the first session with Anna

Recently we published testimonies of some students who completed the 1:1 course. Today I will publish a real letter of a real student between the first and the second sessions with Anna. I got his permission to use the full letter and the entire content of the message. From: Jonathan Stogsdill Hey Dr. Lev, 1. …