Category Archives: Tips

You can make a habit stick faster than the “experts” say

on February 25, 2021 in Habits, Tips

All the “experts” have some study for how long it takes for a habit to stick. Here are a bunch of articles from searching “how long to start a habit” not worth reading that give the common answers: How Long Does It Take for a New Behavior to Become Automatic? begins: “According to a 2009 study published in the European Journal of Social Psychology, it takes 18 to 254 days[…] Keep reading →

Pandemic Fatigue? How to Achieve Pandemic Thriving

on February 21, 2021 in Leadership, Models, Nonjudgment, Perception, Tips

I posted on handling what people call pandemic fatigue to Thrive Global today: Pandemic Fatigue? How to Achieve Pandemic Thriving. Here’s the text of the article: When I learned I would be locked down indefinitely, knowing we were all heading into unknown territory, I looked for role models. Who had handled such a situation successfully? Nelson Mandela had been locked down for twenty-seven years, most of that time on a[…] Keep reading →

I love Goodwill, but we let it enable our wasteful choices

on January 22, 2021 in Nature, Tips

If you’re going to buy clothes, I recommend shopping at thrift stores, but I think most people use them for selfish, nefarious purposes. There’s a Goodwill between me and Washington Square Park and another on 14th Street I pass on the way to and from Union Square. I consistently see lines for people donating to them. Sometimes trucks deliver truck-fulls of stuff to sell. That is, people drop off tons[…] Keep reading →

Update: Day 365 of current load of trash

on December 25, 2020 in Habits, Nature, Tips

I last emptied my trash on December 26, 2019 so today marks one year for this load. I made a video about the milestone in the style of my first time crossing one year, More than a year since I emptied my garbage, June 2018. Recall, I minimize waste to live by my values, as a matter of integrity, curiosity, and personal growth. I’m happy if people use me as[…] Keep reading →

Year 10, day 1 of daily burpees (about 163,000 and counting)

on December 22, 2020 in Fitness, Habits, SIDCHAs, Tips

Today begins my tenth year of daily burpees, not one day missed. My spreadsheet says I’ve done over 163,000 of them. I have yet to spend one penny doing them. Since I consider them something I do instead of TV, I’ve saved time doing them too. The activity continues to evolve in its meaning and value to me, always increasing, but mostly I think of them, along with the rest[…] Keep reading →

A solution to social media messing up elections

on October 20, 2020 in Tips

We’ve all read how Facebook, Twitter, and other social media are messing up elections. Lies spread faster than accurate information. Nations like Russia and people looking to troll can create mayhem. Algorithms promote conspiracies. People feel informed when they aren’t. Communities polarize. You know the results. The companies behind each platform give lip service to reducing the trends but the trends are profitable for them so they act half-heartedly. They[…] Keep reading →

My famous no-packaging vegan stew webinar with Plant Powered Metro New York (plagued by technical problems)

on October 17, 2020 in Creativity, Nature, Tips

Two weeks ago I presented online how to make my famous no-packaging vegan stew with a group called Plant Powered Metro New York. I apologize that Murphy’s Law struck hard. Everything that could go wrong did, but I couldn’t tell what in the moment so only on viewing it now did I hear how much the microphone distorted my voice. The lighting was off. After starting we found out they[…] Keep reading →

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