Use downtime in a positive way

I have not been writing as much as I would like recently because I’m doing some software engineering projects and I have been busy. The day before yesterday I went out to run some errands and potentially buy a more powerful computer for my project. The very first traffic light was red and it took […]

Multitasking good or bad?

Recently I wrote about time and stress management, this is the continuation of the same thoughts. I first started multitasking at high school when the classes were way too slow for me. This was specially true of the Maths classes. I loved maths and was in the best stream (in England where the maths at […]

Time and stress management

Time is moving faster and faster. We all multitask most of the time in the modern tech dependent world. This unnatural way of living makes us more and more stressed. How did we live before mobile phones, video games, music machines, and so on? Our whole conception of time has changed. Before the industrial revolution […]

Listen to some calming classical music and boost your self-esteem

“If music be the food of love, then play on…” Thus begins Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. With modern technology music is ubiquitous. It is impossible to see ten people anywhere (walking, shopping, driving, in the gym) without seeing five of them listening on an mp3 player or something similar. Music affects our mood and energy. Some […]

Fun vs. carcinogens

People who study biochemistry and neuroimmunology understand that having good clean fun and laughter reduce the effects of stress including that caused by toxic chemicals and also know that barbecuing meat produces food full of  carcinogens (cancer causing chemicals). Today on fourth of July we Americans celebrate our independence day traditionally by  barbecuing hamburgers and […]

Want to quickly feel powerful – stand up tall with head erect

It is impossible to feel depressed when one has the physiology of being happy. And the same is true that if you adopt the body language of depression you will feel depressed. As we have stressed, want a happy mind/body/soul/spirit put on a happy face. In this case remember a time when you felt very […]

Take a deep breath – relax – reduce stress

In many languages the word breath and spirit are the same or have the same root. In Genesis the Creator gave breath spirit to the clay and gave life to humanity (Adam).  We use the term inspiration (to breath in) because over the years people have learned the connection between the breath and the mind. […]