Mindful writing

Writers say that their writing is the best therapy. How can this therapy be further nuanced and improved? Can writing take you beyond curing and into the domain of bliss? Can everyone write this way? Why writing cures? There are several therapeutic mechanisms in writing. Self-expression via a medium. We can confront our thoughts and …

The secrets behind your signature

We sign documents without even thinking about the meaning of our signature. Moreover, we select and design our signature at a very young age and then often use it for as long as we live. Without thinking too deeply about it. As an exercise in creativity and critical thinking, sometimes when I see something obvious, …

Speedwriting as a vision, a manifesto and a cure

What is speedwriting? Why do I write and why should you also write? I prepared a lot of links and want to discuss the subject in-depth. More reading here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. I practice speedwriting That’s funny but somebody else used the same formula to write quickly independently …

School essays are the opposite of what they should be

Schools teach us good skills in a very bad way.  Essay writing is just another skill that should be taught very differently. In speedwriting course, I explain one viable alternative, but it is definitely not the only one. Writing essays is fun, it is great therapy and it helps remember things. Also, it is a …

Intermediate training guide

We stopped our previous training guide where you can read and remember what you read. Only this memory does not usually last more than a couple of days. So we need to practice a new set of skills. This part of the training is still a work in progress.  It will be finalized by the …

Four kinds of memory markers

We mention memory markers a lot in different contexts and courses. Memory markers are used to recall certain experiences. Experiences can be different, as well as memory markers. All of these markers are important and useful, and I want to explain how they can be used. This is becoming a bit confusing, so I want …

Back to school deal 2020

Have you ever wondered how I can manage this blog, create new courses, and work full time in a startup company and raising three wonderful kids? Reading very fast and remembering everything is maybe 20% of the process. There are many other skills involved. One of the critical skills you need to consider is speedwriting. …

Are our children afraid of reading and writing?

Our children read and write short messages. They are very good at processing short texts, but uncomfortable with longer texts. My generation used to read books, the next generation read Wikipedia, and this generation reads statuses and WhatsApp. Today you may want to read here, here, here, here, here, and here. Anna’s story My wife developed …

Legacy: writing for your children

What motivates people? This seems to be a trivial question, but the answers are often amazing. In this article, I will focus on some of my own motives for writing this blog and related materials. The reason is very simple: if any of these applies, you might want to use some of my tools. Secret …

Productive insomnia

Recently I had more opportunities to work with sleep hacking. I feel more productive but also exhausted. My productivity doubled for the time of the experiment. And I am ready to share some things I learned about sleep. Polyphasic sleep Our monophasic 9 hours per night sleep is a modern creation, a result of long …