What to Anticipate

Both our negative and positive expectations of how the future will be are inaccurate. But, every time we imagine something, we have a mini experience of it. If we repeatedly imagine unwanted outcomes, we will suffer in anticipation of something that may never happen....

The Myth of Multi-tasking

Ever faster technology seems to be accompanied by even shorter attention spans and instant access to every form of information and entertainment imaginable. This means that we increasingly develop the habit of hopping from one activity, process and thought to another....

Confirmation Bias

Confirmation bias describes the tendency to interpret new evidence in a way that confirms our existing beliefs. We all selectively notice and process information in a way that reinforces our already held opinions and prejudices. In order to evolve our consciousness,...

Change the Game

For a natural uplift in your energy and mood, make a week-long commitment to refrain from complaining about anything, including whatever you’re most bugged by now. Focus your energy instead on what you’re grateful for, especially all the things you take...

Focus on the Good

In the course of evolution, humans developed the ability to perceive danger and threat in order to survive. This tendency to exercise caution is now in our DNA. Unfortunately, it favors looking for what’s wrong rather than appreciating what’s right. In...

Today’s Soundtrack

Getting conscious means paying attention to the nature of our ‘idle’ thoughts. Habitually thinking about what annoys us, needs improvement or our regrets causes us to repeatedly experience what we don’t like. We complain about things that don’t...