We’re surprisingly unaware of when our own beliefs change If you read an article about a controversial issue, do you think you’d realise if it had changed your beliefs? No one knows your own mind like you do – it … Continue reading Are your beliefs inconsistent?
How to defend against your own mind When it comes to some of the most important decisions we make — how much to bid for a house, the right person to hire, or how to plan for the future — … Continue reading Exploring biases
Three Steps to Say “No” Gracefully Yesterday, a friend asked me if she could borrow my car to run a long-distance errand because my little car gets better mileage than her big one. I wanted to say no; switching cars … Continue reading Better decision-making
If You Could Be Someone Else, Would You? Have you ever looked at someone else’s life with envy, just enough envy that you wish for a moment or two (or longer) that you could be them? Michelle Obama with her … Continue reading In other people’s shoes
The Dark Side of That Personality Quiz You Just Took I am the Danube River. My spirit is sparkling and swift. I yearn for new experiences and deep connections with people. I’m adaptable, but to a fault; I rarely see … Continue reading Are personality tests dangerous?
Strengthening our ecological imagination Imagination is often misunderstood, defined as a fanciful flight away from reality—and sometimes it is. But there is another kind of imagination, one that is based on deep inner listening, with a quality of calm presence … Continue reading Imagine your environment
Does Google Know Your True Self? Have you ever Googled a question you would never ask your best friend? Are there searches you would never admit to making? If so, it seems you’re in good company. In his recent book, … Continue reading The truth about you