Learning

So many apps, so little time. Many of us download dozens of them across a year, but only a handful become fully useful on a daily basis and cut across the key spheres of physical, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual engagement. Here's three apps that have...

As I hit a "milestone" birthday this weekend, I find myself grateful for the journey so far and excited about the possibilities going forward. There's a lot of things I would do differently if I could regarding people, circumstances, and key choices. But I've learned and...

One of my core values is writing prose that echoes what human beings experience. One particular mindset that is absolutely essential to such an effort is curiosity. We have much to learn from our pets, who are constantly exemplifying curiosity to us--sometimes to a fault, especially...

Another one of my core values is learning as much as I can across disciplines, cultures, and geographies. And one of the chief ways I do that is through reading. I've read hundreds of books across my lifetime, spanning fiction and non-fiction, and have given away...

These days, I'm practicing making the "first three hours" of each day all about my own health, personal growth, creativity, and learning. If you don't prioritize time and space for such endeavors (and the specific chunk of the day when you do them will vary...

The late Great Gatsby author F. Scott Fitzgerald is known for saying, "The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function." Fitzgerald is far from the only famous...

I conclude this blog series on "doing what matters most" by emphasizing the importance of maintaining wellness across four key spheres of living: physical, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual. I've been blogging about these spheres for more than five years, and describe them at length in my...

Steady, consistent mindfulness practice truly is progressive. It can take the receptive practitioner on a continuous, non-linear journey from a deeply felt connection to the body and the present moment, through emotional peace that facilitates diminished attachments to outcomes, all the way to discovering profound...

Sometimes I wonder if the verbal and written communication habits that annoy me annoy anyone else? For example, I often hear these types of filler words from business leaders at all levels: "Kind of" or "sort of" (Just say what you need and want!) "Honestly?" (In response to a question....

The main thrust of my life is to learn, to never stop learning, learning organically and formally and with structure and without structure, each and every day in all settings. Particularly, I yearn to learn in three areas: Learning to Notice: To soak in, with each of my...