Weekly Download 15.9

download-150965_640Here’s a recap of news and notes from around the Web that caught my attention over the past week or so.

12 Essential Life Tips That Are Counterintuitive But True is quite thought provoking. Also watch the embedded video on mirror neurons and the soft wiring of mammalian brains (or access directly on YouTube at RSA Animate – The Empathic Civilisation).

I heard author/trainer Cy Wakeman speak a few years ago in Milwaukee. She is a good presenter and a solid realist, but has a unique view on work/life challenges. See Guilty of Self-Sabotage? Find Your ‘Happy’ Again By Ditching the Drama and Spreading the Love.

The Brain’s Fast Mode hit home. What a concept: separating the type of work you’re doing to fit your state of mind! I try to reserve early morning for Slow Mode items that require my mind to be free from distraction or creative tasks, like writing. The rest of the day quickly kicks into Fast Mode.

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