1. Here's 7 strategies to help you live with uncertainty
What should we do when everything feels so out of control?
Living with so much uncertainty is hard. Human beings crave information about the future in the same way we crave food, sex and other primary rewards. Our brains perceive ambiguity as a threat, and they try to protect us by diminishing our ability to focus on anything other than creating certainty.
But sometimes — maybe always — it’s more effective for us not to attempt to create certainty. Read More
2. Do you feel like you’re lost or your life has gotten off track? How to begin again
I used to have a saying that phone calls don’t change your life — until one day I got one that did. It was from my mother: “Your father is trying to kill himself.”
My dad was a son of the American South. A Navy veteran, civic leader, he was never depressed a minute of his life. Until he got Parkinson’s.
Six times in 12 weeks, he attempted to end his life. We tried every solution imaginable, and then one day I had a thought. Maybe what he needed was a spark to restart his life story. Read More
Jan 25, 2022 / Bruce Feiler
3. Can’t seem to meditate? 7 joyful activities for you to try instead
I don’t meditate.
It’s a simple fact that often feels like a confession. After all, meditation is hailed as an almost magical cure in self-help circles, and the list of benefits it offers is undeniably impressive. Meditation promotes calm and compassion, decreases stress, and improves attention and concentration. Avid meditators' won’t hesitate to point out, breathlessly, that it can actually change your brain. Read More