Leticia Forster

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How to Motivate Yourself: 3 Steps Backed By Science

You make goals… but then you procrastinate.<p>You write a to-do list… but then you don’t follow through.<p>And this happens again and again and again. …

Success

Meditation a winner for some young minds

There is a push to get mindfulness meditation on the school curriculum across Australia by 2020, says Dr Addie Wootten, a clinical psychologist and …

Mindfulness

Neuroplasticity and Exercise Will Keep Your Brain Young and Spry

Our poor brains.<p>From 25-years-old on, it's just one long downward spiral toward Age Related Cognitive Decline (ARCD). As Dr. Jack Lewis writes at The</i> …

3 Little Things You Should Do Every Day Before Noon

<i>A good morning, and thus a good day, aren’t just experiences that magically happen—they are created consciously.</i>Most of us—of all ages and …

Time Management

40 Quotes that Will Calm Your Mind When You’re at a Crossroads

It happens to all of us gradually as we live and grow. We discover more about who we are and the way life really is, and then we realize there are …

Mind

Science Says This 5-Second Rule Will Make Your Brain Stop Procrastinating (Thomas K.) | Inc.com

I've been meaning to write this column for some time. The reason I'm finally getting to it is because it's an excuse to avoid doing something else.<p>Let's face it, few of us, if we're honest, wouldn't confess to occasionally procrastinating. Our lives are busy, with lots of competing priorities, so …

Procrastination

Converging software development and mindfulness

Can software development benefit from mindfulness? Software development requires concentration and focus, an understanding of designing, coding, …

Mindfulness

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: What is it? And what is it like to do ACT?

<b>Having been ill for many years, I’ve tried a number of different treatments, including DBT and CBT.</b><p>I also had hospital stays, and tried to take my …

Letting It Go

How Buddhism Teaches Us to Stop Stewing<p>How much of our lives do we waste <i>stewing</i> about things we can't change? Or <i>fuming</i>, <i>worrying</i>, <i>regretting, …

Meditation

10 awesome health benefits of doing yoga for just 15 minutes a day

From weight loss to a boost of energy, yoga has many advantages<p>Many of us attend weekly yoga classes, which are good for our general health and …

Yoga

The Easiest Meditation Technique You’ll Ever Try

One of my biggest frustrations when I started meditating was how complicated it was. I would read entire books on meditation, but I never really …

Meditation

BRAINNO Brain Training Smart Wearable (video)

Anyone interested in brain training may be worth giving a new smart wearable called BRAINNO further investigation. The BRAINNO has been designed to …

Wearable Tech

Brain training could help the heartbroken, says neuropsychologist

Computerised tests could train those suffering unrequited love to avoid actions they might later regret, says Cambridge University professor Barbara Sahakian<p>The indignity of being dumped has rarely been helped by a clumsy poem or a drunken text sent after closing time, but there is at least hope …

The Brain

This 100-Year-Old To-Do List Hack Still Works Like A Charm

The “Ivy Lee Method” is stupidly simple, and that’s partly why it’s so effective.<p>By 1918, Charles M. Schwab was one of the richest men in the world.<p>Schwab (oddly enough, no relation to Charles R. Schwab, founder of the Charles Schwab Corporation) was the president of the Bethlehem Steel …

Time Management

Freedom and Destiny: Rollo May on the Constructiveness of Despair and the Vital Difference Between Happiness and Joy

“Joy … follows rightly confronted despair. Joy is the experience of possibility, the consciousness of one’s freedom as one confronts one’s destiny… After despair, the one thing left is possibility.”<p><i>“There is no love of life without despair of life,”</i> Albert Camus observed as he contemplated the …

Happiness

The Universe in Verse: Complete Show

An evening of poetry celebrating great scientists and scientific discoveries, read by beloved artists, writers, and musicians.<p>On April 24, 2017, I joined forces with the Academy of American Poets and astrophysicist Janna Levin to host <b>The Universe in Verse</b> at Brooklyn’s Pioneer Works — an evening of …

Literature

Three Worlds: Composer Max Richter Brings Virginia Woolf’s Most Beloved Writing to Sonic Life

A masterwork of immense originality and haunting splendor.<p><i>“Words, English words, are full of echoes, of memories, of associations,”</i> Virginia Woolf observed in the only surviving recording of her voice. <i>“They have been out and about, on people’s lips, in their houses, in the streets, in the fields,</i> …

A Responsibility to Light: An Illustrated Manifesto for Creative Resilience and the Artist’s Duty in Dark Times

“Feel all the things. Feel the hard things. The inexplicable things, the things that make you disavow humanity’s capacity for redemption… Feel afraid. Feel powerless. Feel frozen. And then FOCUS.”<p><i>“This is precisely the time when artists go to work,”</i> Toni Morrison wrote in her electrifying case for …

The Universe in Verse: Pulitzer-Winning Poet Tracy K. Smith Reads from “Life on Mars”

An ode to the human zest for “bowing before the oracle-eye, hungry for what it would find.”<p>At the turn of the twentieth century, Henrietta Swan Leavitt — one of the remarkable astronomers known as the Harvard Computers, women who did significant cosmological work long before they could vote — made …

Bertolt: An Uncommonly Tender Illustrated Story of Love, Loss, and Savoring Solitude Without Suffering Loneliness

Wisdom on mortality and the aliveness of the heart from an ancient tree and the boy who loved it.<p>Since long before researchers began to illuminate the astonishing science of what trees feel and how they communicate, the human imagination has communed with the arboreal world and found in it a …

Love and Will: The Great Existential Psychologist Rollo May on Apathy, Transcendence, and Our Human Task in Times of Radical Transition

“In every act of love and will — and in the long run they are both present in each genuine act — we mold ourselves and our world simultaneously. This is what it means to embrace the future.”<p><i>“Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present,”</i> Albert Camus wrote in his 1951 …

43 Books You Won't Be Able To Stop Talking About

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20 Books Billionaire Charlie Munger Thinks Everyone Should Read

That comment is what really kickstarted my own reading habits. While my 161 books last year pales in comparison to the quality of Munger's reading habits, it's a start.<p>Munger, of course, is the billionaire business partner of Warren Buffett and the Vice Chairman at Berkshire Hathaway.<p>Not only is …

Bill Gates

A Long List of Life Changing Books

I started off 2015 with a 10-day silent Vipassana meditation course, one of the hardest things I’ve ever chosen to do. I wasn’t a meditator. I had …

Reduce Your Stress by Making "Good Enough" Decisions

Being faced with a decision—even between two positive things—can be a source of stress. Make life easier on yourself by accepting “good enough” …

Stop Trying To Be Creative

I recently finished a story I’d spent several months obsessing over. When I pitched the piece to my editor, I knew that I’d found a worthy subject, …

Creativity

Here’s Why You May Be Aging Faster Than Your Friends

We all have friends who were born in the same year but look years younger (or older) than we do. Now researchers say that such perceptions aren’t …

Aging

The Work We Do While We Sleep

_This is the second piece in a three-part series on sleep. Read part one, on falling asleep, and part three, on wakefulness. _<p>It's strange, when you think about it, that we spend close to a third of our lives asleep. Why do we do it? While we’re sleeping, we’re vulnerable—and, at least on the …

The Brain