Once upon a time there was a smug graduate student in psychology who decided to rid himself of the word “lazy”. Not by refraining from being lazy mind you, just by getting rid of the word. If it was 1985 and we still were using paper dictionaries, I would have cut that page out. At … More Mis-using “Lazy”
An unintended side effect of the rise of preventative medicine, is that we now view ourselves as being in control of our health. Which is at best a half-truth. … More Are you to blame for your illness?
Last week I paid money to be locked in a dark room with my wife and two other friends while strangers watched us on video displays as we tried to find a way to get ourselves out. This is what we do for fun in 2016. For those you unfamiliar with “Escape rooms” as a … More Not So Fast Mr. Fix-it!
Alright. So I took one for the team and went to see the Trolls movie with my 6 year-old. I was expecting nauseating unredeemable slush, but instead I learned this: You don’t have to eat a troll to be happy. Or, in everyday language: happiness is not something you acquire by consuming, rather we learn … More You Don’t Have to Eat a Troll to be Happy
Don’t force your heart to be thankful, just invite it to be by re-examining the assumptions that you deserve all the ridiculous good fortune in your world. … More Practices of Gratitude – The Complaints Department
When we view ourselves and others through a different set of eyes; such as compassion or empathy, entirely new aspects of human beauty are set before us. … More Beauty Underwater