How to Be Present to Every Moment

Imagine the following situation. You are single and live in New Jersey just outside of New York City (NYC). Your employer wants you to work in London for a few years. You are excited about the possibility of living overseas and are interested in the job. Assuming that the costs...

How One Word Can Change Your Beliefs

Once again we explore the power of language. This one was given to me by Michael Wiederman, Professor of Psychology at Columbia College. Imagine that you serve on the jury of an only-child custody case following a relatively messy divorce. The facts of the case are complicated by...

Goal-Free Living Featured in New Chicken Soup Book

Hot off the press! My story, “Confessions of a Goalaholic,” is featured in the new book, Chicken Soup for the Soul: Life Lessons for Loving the Way You Live: 7 Essential Ingredients for Finding Balance and Serenity.  Check it out.

New Home Page

In my article on “build it, try it, fix it,” I mentioned I was using an iterative approach for developing my new website. Today we launched a new version.  What are the changes?  The unconventional thinking theme is now more pervasive.  Each of the topics on the left...

10½ Ways to Improve Your Life – By Losing

In two previous blog entries, (#1 and #2), I discussed the psychology behind risk taking. In particular, I explored why people take risks to minimize losses, yet play it safe when it comes to increasing gains. In this blog entry, I discuss a number of implications of this...