#86: A tomato saves the day

#86: A tomato saves the day

25 mins on, 5 mins off, 25 mins on, 5 mins off… You may have heard me speak about this before and I think it is worth coming back to. The Pomodoro productivity technique (1) is one that I go back to again and again as it can save my day. The idea is you set a timer...
#85 – why does time fly as you get older?

#85 – why does time fly as you get older?

When I was a child, it seemed like ages before Christmas came. With a blink of an eye, 2018 is almost done. Why is that time seems to go more quickly as we get older? There seems to be a few theories behind this. One is that the percentage of time we have lived plays...
#82 – Is failure good or bad?

#82 – Is failure good or bad?

Would you rather have tried and failed or not tried at all for fear of failing? My friend Heidi sent me a suggestion for a blog post. She said that she often tried to fail – even daily or at least several times a week. She kept a list on her phone about what she...
#68: I’m so embarrassed…

#68: I’m so embarrassed…

“How’s your German? How long have you been living in Switzerland again?” I’m not going to speak for all but there are many expats living in Switzerland who will be familiar with this conversation. Some answer with “I’m so embarrassed, I’ve been living here for ages...
#65: When you are ready…

#65: When you are ready…

When the student is ready, the teacher appears. How true is this? Have you ever found a book in your bookshelf that you bought years ago and one day picked it up to find it made sense for you now? After attending a 3-day workshop in Rome by Brian Weiss (1), I knew I...
#63: Fix small things and raise the standard

#63: Fix small things and raise the standard

“Note to self: Fix loose cupboard door” Do you have things around the house that need repairing? Maybe you have some clothes that need adjusting, some cups that are chipped, a light bulb that isn’t working, or taps that need decalcifying? What does this have to do...