Just Read: Stumbling on Happiness, by Daniel Gilbert

Just Read: Stumbling on Happiness, by Daniel Gilbert

Stumbling on Happiness is very science-laden look at how our brains work, what happiness is (or how it’s perceived), and some useful lessons. It’s a little hard to describe what the advice is; I’d operationalize it as “risks taken aren’t as risky as we think they are, we are more resilient than we think we are, trying to be planful about a future we can’t predict is prone to errors.”

Or maybe in an even crisper nutshell, this song:

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March 2017: What Am I Doing Now? #ADayWithoutTed and mini-retirement

March 2017: What Am I Doing Now? #ADayWithoutTed and mini-retirement

I’ve decided to start the ‘now’ page movement. For more information: about nownownow.com. These posts will mirror updates to the /now page on this blog. Comments welcome.

Greetings from Washington, DC (of course) and welcome to my first now update.

I am currently in the middle of a mini-retirement (I’m calling it #ADayWithoutTed).

Just 5 days. Because life is amazing, and because I can.

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Photo Friday: With the Spirits and Ancestors, Washington, DC USA

Photo Friday: With the Spirits and Ancestors, Washington, DC USA

“If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. If you are at peace, you are living in the present.” (probably misattributed to Lao Tzu)

Washington, DC, USA has a natural release valve for the times when people need to be in the present – you don’t have to walk very far to spend time with the spirits and the ancestors.

And then you walk a little farther to see the future being born.

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