Articles about Wisdom

Mental Models: How to Train Your Brain to Think in New Ways

August 23rd, 2017 / No Comments »

(Reposted from James Clear.) You can train your brain to think better. One of the best ways to do this is to expand the set of mental models you use to think. Let me explain what I mean by sharing a story about a world-class thinker. I first discovered what a mental model was and [...]


Entropy: Why Life Always Seems to Get More Complicated

June 26th, 2017 / No Comments »

(Reposted from James Clear) Murphy’s Law states, “Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong.” This pithy statement references the annoying tendency of life to cause trouble and make things difficult. Problems seem to arise naturally on their own, while solutions always require our attention, energy, and effort. Life never seems to just work itself [...]


Making Connections Through Sharing Simple Joys

November 21st, 2016 / No Comments »

If you believe the story my Mom tells, I could swim before I could walk.  Evidently I was in baby swim lessons by the time I was something like 3 months old.  Then I grew up near the water much of my life.  So it surprised everyone, even me, when I moved to Colorado a [...]


Stay Right When You’re Wronged

October 18th, 2016 / No Comments »

(Reposted from Rick Hanson, PhD. on August 14, 2016) What happens after you’re mistreated? The Practice: Stay right when you’re wronged. Why? It’s easy to treat people well when they treat you well. The real test is when they treat you badly. Think of times you’ve been truly wronged, in small ways or big ones. [...]


45 Ideas to Help Soothe, Inspire & Ponder

July 26th, 2016 / No Comments »

I turned 45 this year.  In honor of this big birthday, here are 45 ideas, thoughts, musings that I’ve gained over the years. In my lifelong quest for learning, I am always on the lookout for data that will help make me a better person, or (hopefully) contribute to making the world a better place. [...]