Good mistakes versus bad mistakes
We are conditioned to believe that mistakes are inherently bad. This conditioning was created in childhood and reinforced throughout our lives. The origins are innocent enough – children are crazy little beasts and as a matter of course they make tons of mistakes. Parents try to manage the madness and want these beasts to stop making messes, hurting their siblings and ultimately just want them to remain safe.
The thing is that as new beings on the planet, children intuit that mistakes are how they learn and grow. Mistakes are how we begin to test our impact on the world and people around us. We measure physics and chemistry. As young toddling toddlers we experiment with gravity and the “first steps”. Continue reading “Good Mistakes vs. Bad Mistakes: Exploding Fallacies”
Are You as Objective as You Believe?
Everyone wants to believe that they are or at least have the ability to be objective and rational. We like to believe we can tap into that, even if we know on some level we do not operate from that space regularly. There is often a gap between what we want our lives to look like and feel like, and what they actually look like and feel like. Why is this? Why and where does decision making go awry? And how does it happen so damn often without our notice? Continue reading “Understand Your Cognitive Biases and Make Better Decisions”
The first time I posted about the Lefkoe Method was in July of 2012. You can read that review here. (You can learn more about the method itself here. And how it is endorsed by many greats and even backed by science. Of course, I didn’t know any of that at that time of this writing.)
I was introduced to the Lefkoe Method when my cousin sent me this link, where I “eliminated 3 limiting beliefs.” (What does that even mean?!) Immediately, I began seeing changes in my life that were mainly in my inner world and how I perceived things – they were subtle.
I noticed a difference in how I reacted to the world around me. People, circumstances, and situations that would usually get me thinking certain negative thoughts about myself were flagged in my mind and questioned.
The “real change”, or the external, you-can-measure-it-and-point-to-it change, began shortly after that post was written. I hadn’t connected the dots until now. Continue reading “The Lefkoe Method Review – Two Years Later”
By now I think we’ve all heard about the idea that it takes the body 20 minutes to know if it’s full. Well, I have recently learned, by this awesome food psychology guy Marc David, that it isn’t simply about knowing that the body is full, but something far greater than that.
This twenty minute time frame is not just about knowing that we are full, Continue reading “What Eating Too Fast Leads To (hint: overeating is not the only thing)”
Sleep is super important.
Most people (funnily enough, those who are not chronically sleep deprived) will feel a marked difference when losing as little as an hour of sleep a night. The differences usually include being easily stressed out, angered or emotional, losing cognitive function (slower to react, reaching for words, forgetting things, etc), and just being less happy. Also, sleeping time is essential time for the body to repair, heal, clean house. When we disturb that process, we are putting ourselves in harms way by weakening our immune response and not allowing the intelligence of this amazing body to do its thang. Continue reading “Employ These Strategies and Sleep Better Tonight. (or I’ll give you a nickel)”