Peter Bregman is a Do-Nothing Guy

A Kayaker’s Take on Peter Bregman’s HBR Article

Author and business strategist, Peter Bregman, recently posted an excellent Harvard Business Review blog piece entitled, Restore Yourself to Your Factory Default Settings. In it, he touts the wisdom gained from a short do-nothing break.

Asleep in a kayak
Doing Nothing Rather Well

When you unplug and wait for a minute, you restore yourself to your factory default settings, which for most of us tends to be generous, open-hearted, creative, connected, and hopeful. ” -PB

His subsequent article, When Nothing Works, explored the concept more radically.

“In my last blog post, Restore Yourself to Your Factory Default Settings, I suggested that doing nothing for a minute might help change things. Sometimes, though, it’s worth taking that to the extreme.“-PB [Read more…]

Practical Neuroscience: Review of “Buddha’s Brain” excites my neurons

Buddha's Brain
Buddha's Brain by Rick Hanson Ph.d.

I can’t ignore a book entitled:

Buddha’s Brain:

The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness Love and Wisdom

Three things I immediately like about neuropsychologist Rick Hanson’s book.

  • He focuses on small changes that reap big brain mojo.
  • He describes brain science in the context of contemplative practice.
  • He’s not overly wordy. [Read more…]

3-Minute Focus Time: #6, Don’t Stop Now

Hi, this is a 5-podcast series I did in 2009 for NaNoWriMo writers. They’re 3-minute targeted pieces to help with writing almost anything, from proposals to novels. Click the link, then sit quietly and listen for
3 minutes. Enjoy!

It’s easy for a rough draft to languish; new projects always look more appealing. But your work deserves better. This podcast will help recharge your energy for transitioning into the next phase of authorship: rewriting and editing.

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3-Minutes Focus Time: #5, A Fresh Start

Hi, this is a 5-podcast series I did in 2009 for NaNoWriMo writers. They’re 3-minute targeted pieces to help with writing almost anything, from proposals to novels. Click the link, then sit quietly and listen for 3 minutes. Enjoy!

No matter how many times you’ve started a project and then stopped it, you can start it again — fresh. This podcast will help you begin anew and perservere.

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3-Minute Focus Time: #4, Handling Resistance

Hi, this is a 5-podcast series I did in 2009 for NaNoWriMo writers. They’re 3-minute targeted pieces to help with writing almost anything, from proposals to novels. Click the link, then sit quietly and listen for 3 minutes. Enjoy!

It’s about time for writer’s resistance to rear its ugly head. Fortunately there are a several strategies you can use to manage it. This podcast is one of them.

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