Monthly Archives: September 2011

Resistance

Like a magnetized needle floating on a surface of oil, Resistance will unfailingly point to true North—meaning that calling or action it most wants to stop us from doing. We can use this. We can use it as a compass. … Continue reading

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Predicting the Future and Impact Bias

Years ago, I read a stimulating interview with Dr. Daniel Gilbert, author of Stumbling on Happiness.  (http://www.edge.org/3rd_culture/gilbert03/gilbert_index.html).  In this interview, he basically says, that most of us are really not very good at predicting our future emotional states.  So, we might believe that … Continue reading

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Decision Fatigue

Ever feel overwhelmed by the sheer number of decisions you make in a given day?  Wonder why you sometimes end up making really poor decisions when you are shopping?  Wish you could make better decisions when you go out to … Continue reading

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Living with Limits

Someone asked me the other day whether I think it is harder to live with a physical limitation that is congenital vs. one that is acquired later in life.  I replied that I think both situations have their own challenges.  … Continue reading

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