“energy, motivation and concentration…are like batteries that periodically need recharging.”
The whole point of this break is to combat the emotional disconnection that can set in when you’re working remotely.
(In our forthcoming book, Remote, Inc., Robert C. Pozen and I take aim at the 8-hour workday in part because it inhibits remote workers from taking the breaks they need to stay healthy and productive.) But if you choose the right screen-based breaks, they can provide you with similar benefits as the offline variety and help you take more breaks throughout the day. And sometimes technology can also augment a largely screen-free respite. So don’t get caught in the trap of what one research team termed “screen guilt”: the idea that a break doesn’t really count unless you step away from your devices.
4 min read · Jul 9th · Regular exercise fortifies the brain's microstructure, a new study finds.
New research suggests that regular physical activity keeps the brain's white matter microstructure healthy and strong.
The researchers speculate that keeping brain microstructures robust via exercise may help to offset cognitive decline.
"In particular, the current findings indicate that a more active lifestyle in older adults may confer cognitive benefits in part through a neurobiological pathway involving brain tissue microstructure that can be quantified and visualized using MRI."
5 min read · Aug 11th · Discover what you most need to lead a long, meaningful life.
As Gandhi once said, “The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.” And he had to forgive the British for almost a century of occupation! What you have to forgive to create the relationships you need to survive and thrive is likely much easier and more possible.
75 years of data that “social connections are really good for us, and that loneliness kills. It turns out that people who are more socially connected to family, to friends, to community, are happier, they’re physically healthier, and they live longer than people who are less well connected.”
“That the only thing that really matters in life are your relationships to other people.”