And Begin Again

On the surface, the cut-throat, aggressive startup vibe you find in Silicon Valley would seem incompatible to the serene, contemplative ethos associated with meditation. Indeed, it seems that more and more startup executives and workers are turning to meditation's promise of calm that beckons like a selkie. Yet while the energy may seem diametrically opposed …

Is There Ever a Time for a “Plan B?”

Plan B is really a euphemism for let's give up and try something else. It's either a sign of poor planning up front or a sign of surrender. Plan B is striving toward the same goal after significant expenditure of effort that has stalled and a less desirable goal is selected instead. Often it is …

Is Motivation Really the “Switch” you to Super Charge Your Productivity?

A classic moment in many (American) movies is the point where the protagonist reaches a breaking point and, as though a switch was flipped, they suddenly have an abundance of motivation. Roll vignettes of the hero suffering through training, study, practice to achieve the heights that had been previously unattainable. Outcome, victory. While fiction lends …

Why you Should Continue Your #scicomm Efforts – Despite the Ridicule.

If you follow twitter #scicomm tag on twitter you will be exposed to a lot of angst about "should I or shouldn't I." Apparently scientific communication (let's just call it scicomm for brevity) efforts are ridiculed by more "serious" peers and thought of as tangential or irrelevant to achieving success in science. I would consider …