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Author Archives: Dolan
The “magical” level of exercise intensity that feels good, triggers improvement, and keeps you coming back for more.
How to truly become an elite-level problem solver.
Paradoxical Intention – Do Worse.
What if you took all of the pressure off of yourself? What if instead of trying to do well, you just lowered the bar and aimed for a “C-“? What if instead of trying to be perfect, you aimed for mediocre? Sure, it sounds weird enough, in our society driven by performance and personal success…Continue reading “Paradoxical Intention – Do Worse.”
“Hygge” – The Danish Word for that Cozy Feeling
Have you heard about it yet? “Hygge”? It’s a Danish word to capture a certain special feeling – one that we don’t really have a good word for in English. But we’re starting to catch on here and the States – and in the rest of the world – because boy is it nice. ForContinue reading ““Hygge” – The Danish Word for that Cozy Feeling”
Problem Solving – The Ultimate Meta Skill
Video games, ambiguity, and accomplishing almost anything
Success vs. Meaningfulness
Why focusing on meaningfulness and fulfillment might be much more important than focusing on “success.”
Blue Zone Diet: Live To Be a Youthful 100+
The commonalities in diet between all “blue zones” (areas where a lot of people tend to live a really long time), and how you can eat in a similar way
The Magic of Giving a Smile
How smiling at others will directly improve your own mood as well as theirs.
Offensive vs. Defensive Thinking
Focusing on what excites you vs. focusing on protecting yourself from worries.