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You can’t force the simple life

Do you dream of packing it all in and moving to the country? Maybe somewhere warm, close to the beach? Somewhere without the internet, maybe even mobile reception? I find your enthusiasm for drab offices, poor circulation and low-grade coffee degrades after the first… Continue Reading “You can’t force the simple life”

How to survive the holidays (and every other time)

How to survive the holidays (and every other time)

It’s funny how stressful holidays can be. Not funny like ha-ha, just funny. Same with commuting. And doing all those small jobs, like cooking, cleaning and shopping. They can have a way of wearing you out – if you normally enjoy this stuff. Some… Continue Reading “How to survive the holidays (and every other time)”

It’s not often I find the answers to my big questions

It’s not often I find the answers to my big questions

Life well lived is always full of big questions: Are they the one for me? What am I meant to be doing with my time on Earth? How can I get my body in shape, my finances in order and my time freed up?

The Ultimate Guide to Writer’s Block

The Ultimate Guide to Writer’s Block

Let’s do something fun and pick apart a common experience: writer’s block. Whether you’re a writer or not, you probably know the struggle of trying to think of what comes next. It could be as grand as an artist stopping halfway through a masterpiece.… Continue Reading “The Ultimate Guide to Writer’s Block”

Time is running out for more time

Time is running out for more time

In my new book Mind Habits, I describe 13 simple habits that make you smarter, healthier, more focused, more creative, happier and a dozen other benefits. These habits form the foundation of a better life. That’s an easy claim to make, since they boost… Continue Reading “Time is running out for more time”

How to downgrade your brain

How to downgrade your brain

In Doctor Who, the cybermen want to “upgrade” humans into emotionless machines free from pain, sadness, fear and hatred. I take the opposite approach. The classic Doctor Who villains – the cybermen – are obsessed with upgrading themselves and everyone else. They are human… Continue Reading “How to downgrade your brain”

What’s the point of learning “mind habits”?

What’s the point of learning “mind habits”?

Recently, I launched my new eBook on mind habits – 13 simple exercises that enhance your brainpower. Some of these you’ll have heard of before. Some of them, I don’t hear people talk about much. Here’s why getting your hands on this list makes… Continue Reading “What’s the point of learning “mind habits”?”

The simplest ways to become smarter each day

The simplest ways to become smarter each day

There’s often a lag between what science knows and what society knows. A famous (and tragic) example is when people started toying with germ theory. Early experiments proved that the simple act of washing your hands after autopsies helped doctors keep their patients alive.… Continue Reading “The simplest ways to become smarter each day”

Reconciling Australia Day and Invasion Day

Australia Day is complicated. It’s a day to celebrate everything from warm weather to freedom and prosperity. Or you see the chance to have a race riot on the beach. Then again, Invasion Day might mark the day when strangers displaced your people… and… Continue Reading “Reconciling Australia Day and Invasion Day”

When you can’t rely on the government…

The government seems almost like a force of nature. Always fickle but always there. And then – suddenly – it’s not. Parts of the unstoppable machinery grind to a halt. The government lets you down. These can be scary moments. When your livelihood depends… Continue Reading “When you can’t rely on the government…”

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