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December 31, 2014

Humans compare things all the time. If the comparison turns out in our favour we feel good, if it doesn’t we need to do something to explain it away. One of the most popular ways of explaining other people’s success away is by

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December 30, 2014

What I love about life is the multitudes of ways you can learn the same lesson. Working, playing soccer or sailing a boat are all ways we can learn about teams and our place in them.

Friendships, parents and lovers can all teach us about love.

Martial arts, race car driving and taking our dog for a walk help us explore our bodies.

The only exception I can think off the top of my head is programming 🙂 . Most other things can be picked up in a variety of ways.

 

December 29, 2014

When you make an extra-effort to save time, know exactly how to use those extra fifteen minutes you have ‘gained’. If the effort to save time results in added stress you might actually lose time: time you could have been a happier version of yourself. It’s not always a trade-off between saving time and being happy. But it’s good to know when it is.

December 28, 2014

Some thoughts take up residence in our brain like little mice: we don’t see them but only feel their presence and encounter read more …

December 27, 2014

Strategy Obstruction

When stripped of all judgment and hurt failure to do or achieve something is read more …

December 26, 2014

When we clean out the pantry we throw out everything for which the expiration date has passed. Every once in a while we should examine our thoughts about ourselves and the world. If they are limiting we should ask ourselves: is this still true or have I evolved? Is this still true or has the world evolved?

December 25, 2014

What do Christmas, the World Cup and the weather have in common? read more …

December 24, 2014

Sushi gave me a lesson in economics and life.

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December 23, 2014

How would you treat someone who came running as fast as she could and said: ‘watch out, this person is not taking you seriously and if you don’t do something now, things will not pan out the way you had agreed it would.’ If this warning were true I would be grateful to the messenger.

We all get such messages, multiple times a day. Yet more often than not instead of taking action we read more …

December 22, 2014

There are more good ideas in this world than you will ever come around to do anything with. It’s a valuable thing to learn to distinguish whether an idea is good or not. However we often get stuck in that read more …

December 21, 2014

It’s surprisingly hard to express gratitude every chance we get or to see the light side of things more often, even if we put our mind to it. In fact trying to increase or decrease any behaviour is often challenging because we a) simply forget or b) read more …

December 20, 2014

Abstract Backgrounds With Heart Shape For Your Design

Soon we will start goal-setting like crazy. Even more than usual will we be thinking about all the ways in which we are not good enough. Growing and developing is wonderful. Constantly running read more …

December 19, 2014

Free is supposed to be straightforward: you pay nothing and receive something. Except that even free stuff takes your time. Time you could spend doing things that need to be done or truly matter to you.

At other times free is not free at all: read more …

December 18, 2014

It’s easy to not know how much we matter. Even to strangers. Emotions are like good or bad viruses and influence the behaviour of people we have never even met. That’s not something you should worry about when you are going through a rough time. It’s something to consider when you are feeling okay. Small choices matter. Almost every single one of them is a read more …

December 17, 2014

Did you enjoy homework at school? Chances are that if you didn’t you were conditioned to resist them. All the ‘this sucks’ and ‘I want to play’ got filed away in your brain and are recalled, minus the memories, which would give you a clue, where the resistance is coming from. So every chance we get to do exercises to grow or become fitter is a reason for read more …

December 17, 2014

One reason we fail to be motivated to do self-help exercises and other things which are good for us is that they are delivered one dimensionally: words only. Not words painting an image or words forming a story but functional naked read more …