How to Feel Alert 5 Minutes After Waking (Without Caffeine)

This is the first post in a series on sleep, diet, mental clarity and productivity, all of which are very much intertwined.  The purpose of this series is to give you some easy tools to enhance your mental clarity and rid yourself of brain fog.  In doing so, you can be much more productive, learn … Read more

How to Become a Better Listener in 10 minutes

How many times have you been talking with someone and realized that you have no idea what they were just saying because you were too busy crafting your response?  Why do we do this? I think we do this for a variety of reasons.  Sometimes we want to be right, we want to win an … Read more

32 Positive Quotes About Life and How To Train Your Brain

Looking for a list of quotes?  See the Top 50 Inspirational Quotes, guaranteed to motivate and inspire you! Almost everyone loves inspirational and positive quotes.  A good quote can touch the depths of our soul and remind us of what truly matters in life.  However, we tend to forget them as we go about our day, and the … Read more

Does Contentment Put an End to Self-Improvement?

Yesterday I was walking in downtown Zhuhai, the city in which I live in China.  Lying on the sidewalk was a man who was clearly homeless.  His pants were ripped and stained, his hair was matted and random and he was using a dirty plastic bag, stuffed full, as a pillow.  He was flat on … Read more

Why I Ask My Wife to Marry Me Every Single Day

I ask my wife to marry me everyday.  Or sometimes I thank her for marrying me.  Every single day, I make sure that my wife knows that I love being married to her.  It has been almost ten years since our first date, we’ve been married for over six years and I plan to let her know … Read more