Explore how compassion, not brute force, can lead to lasting personal change. Inspired by Shackleton's leadership, this post delves into the power of self-compassion for achieving your New Year's resolutions and beyond.
In a surprising twist, two rival researchers unite to unravel the age-old mystery: Can money buy happiness? Their groundbreaking study sheds new light on this enduring debate, promising to reshape our understanding of wealth and well-being.
This is the story of two groups of people who independently solved one of humanity’s greatest challenges, succeeding on very different timelines and in very different ways. One would do it with technology, the other with focus.
For as long as humans have been interacting with nature (which is to say, for all time), we’ve sought to bend and manipulate it to our benefit. Things simply aren’t the way we need them to be, and armed with a pair of thumbs and some terrible ideas, we’ve always been up to the task.
There are some pearls of wisdom–classics that stand the test of time and fit in many (but not all) scenarios. Beyond that, though, let’s explore why most advice is dog shit, and you should consider questions to be the true currency of lasting personal change.
Many consider time to be the most critical resource. Entire industries exist to help us save it and use it better. But, for all their efforts, are we any better off? Even if we’re getting more done (which is questionable), is there even an end point to reach?
Despite being tied for the 2nd shortest word in the English language, “no” is a curiously difficult word for many of us to use. Let's dive into a few reasons why we can't seem to say no, why it hurts so bad sometimes, which types of no’s are the worst, and how we can improve.
The journey to change might be long, but it needn't be a grind. We tend to get ahead of ourselves, which makes the entire process exhausting to even think about, let alone take on. So let's look at how to make it enjoyable.
Building a solid base of self-compassion is a pre-requisite for meaningful change. That so many of us don't particularly like ourselves is probably a key reason so few are able to change course in our lives. Let's look at some strategies to turn that around.
It’s the season of New Years resolutions, which means we’re quickly approaching the season of shaming ourselves for failing our New Years resolutions. By February 36% of all resolutions will be toasted. By the time we’re ready to usher in 2024, only 9% of us will have succeeded.
The first time I ever had a panic attack was in a hammock, softly rocking between two pine trees in one of the most pristine areas of the planet. The rocky mountains of Canada are hardly a place one expects to find themselves in such a state, and yet…
On May 6th, 1954, Roger Bannister ran faster than any person before him. While it is a convenient and often exaggerated story, what it can teach us about framing and the power of the mind is still important.