Why My Advice Isn’t Even Worth Two Cents

Why My Advice Isn’t Even Worth Two Cents

Advice is a trap, set by the unconscious to act out our patterns from the past. There, I said it. And here’s the thing: anyone can give advice. You need no qualifications whatsoever. Honestly, all it takes is an opinion and the gumption to say it out loud. People...

5 Lessons from the Trenches of 2020

5 Lessons from the Trenches of 2020

Greetings from Boston. This is likely my last blog post of 2020, and I wanted to take a minute and express my appreciation that you all have signed up for my newsletter. The fact that I can write and people will actually read it makes the process all the more...

Maintaining Peak Performance as a Parent w/ Gabby Reece

Maintaining Peak Performance as a Parent w/ Gabby Reece

This installment of The Padded Room includes another in my series of podcasts with Rian and Steven Kotler on the Flow Research Collective Radio Podcast. This was a "pinch me" moment, as we got a chance to connect and hear from Gabby Reece on her philosophy and...

The Flip Side of Fear: Adaptation and its Discontents

The Flip Side of Fear: Adaptation and its Discontents

Dr. RBF and I hosted the third in our series of House Calls this week; this time looking at the Flip Side of Fear.     In case you missed the first two, you can find them here: The Psychology of Uncertainty Leadership in Times of Crisis We had a great time...

Leadership in Times of Crisis: Reveal your Meaning and Purpose

Leadership in Times of Crisis: Reveal your Meaning and Purpose

I recently had the honor of hosting a second interactive live Zoom chat with my dear friend and colleague Dr. RBF titled, “Leadership in Times of Crisis: Reveal your Meaning and Purpose."     When we were doctoral students in Washington DC, 9/11 occurred. We...

Sustaining Peak Performance During COVID-19

Sustaining Peak Performance During COVID-19

Has the current situation with COVID-19 left you feeling off your game and maybe a bit overwhelmed? As a consultant for the Flow Research Collective, I was recently asked to join my fellow psychologists Drs. Rachel Barbanel-Fried and Brent Hogarth along with Rian...

How to Perform Psychologically in the Face of Fear

How to Perform Psychologically in the Face of Fear

This is game day, good people. This is what we have trained for—though you might not have known it consciously. After all, let’s recall how little of our brain activity is actually conscious; only five percent, a paltry amount. You probably originally found me for...

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