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 …

Intuition in a blink of the eye

intuition einstein

Can we trust our intuition? Possibly. Some of the best and the worst decisions were based on intuition, especially highly creative or controversial ones. Many people have an extraordinary level of luck and intuition. Others are just never right. For more reading please see here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. Practical advice If …

Restarting training

So you had an issue and needed to restart training. This happens to 20% of my students. Now try to leverage the situation! Hell with shame People have the prejudice that failing once or trice should mean something.  In fact, many highly successful people failed dozens of times in a row without giving up. If …

Remove invisible obstacles while training

If you do not progress as you should have, there might be obstacles you failed to notice. What kind of obstacles are we talking about and what can be done to remove them? Not enough training This should be quite obvious. To see progress one should train and invest effort. I am not talking about …

Become a polymath in 5 simple steps

I think I qualify for a polymath, and if I was able to do this you can also do this quite easily. The recipe is very simple: learn the stuff you passionate about and implement the stuff you learned. Implementation is more complex due to time limitations. For more reading, see articles here, here, here, …

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 …

Executive functions: Willpower, discipline and anxiety

Most of my students are very focused, motivated and responsible. These good qualities often have a side-effect of people pressing themselves too hard or running from inner demons. It is important to find the right balance. For more reading check here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. Improving executive functions By practicing memory and visualization, …

The arts of memory

We try to decipher the codes of Giordano Bruno, and especially the arts of memory presented in his books. Somehow he managed to combine in one text quite a lot: PAO-like visual cues, healing visualization, geometric formulas, almosts kabbalistic text manipulations and mystical practice now lost. I will not try to analyze the original texts, …

Stress of confinement: the problem and the cures

Being confined is one of the most stressful conditions. It is like being in jail, quite often without doing anything bad. During the COVID-19 crisis, most of us experienced some sort of confinement anxiety. Some of us feel confined now.  There are things we can do to make things better. For this article I read …