We're all familiar with this feeling. There's a challenging situation. Without our conscious control, our breathing quickens, our heart rate increases, and we feel very, very alert. It's called the stress response. If we want to decrease stress quickly and effectively, telling…
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As captured in the proverb “out of sight, out of mind”, our mental focus follows our visual focus. The reason is fascinating (and a bit weird, too): Our…
Stress has a terrible reputation. When we hear the term, most of us think of exhaustion or burnout. As it turns out, these terms are consequences of…
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Dear reader, First off, Happy New Year! Over the holidays, I’ve spent some time reflecting on the topics to focus on in this newsletter. It struck me on…
Over the last months, this newsletter has been all about sleep. Here’s the gist: No matter how many hours we sleep, getting 90 minutes of deep sleep…
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If you want to stay asleep throughout the night, there’s one important scientific fact to consider: Pulling that off is impossible. Waking up multiple…
Can you prepare a great speech in 15 minutes? I've had the chance to read Jag Singh and Oliver Aust's book "Message Machine: How Communications Will…
Usually, it takes us between 5 and 15 minutes to fall asleep. On some nights, though, pulling that off can be difficult. Maybe you've had a stressful…
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