How to Make Memories Last

Holding on to the “Good Times” When you try to recall an event or you are asked about a specific period of time from your past, why are some memories more easily recollected than others? Making Connections Significant memories are tied to physiological and/or emotional responses. If you want to make memories of certain eventsContinue reading “How to Make Memories Last”

How to Deal with Depression and Seasonal Affective Disorder

Brandon writes about dealing with depression during the holidays, especially those who suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder.

Are You Thankful for Failures?

I wrote an article two years ago called Thankful? It has received the most “likes” and comments of all my posts, so I thought I would take it and revise/update it for this year’s Thanksgiving. Since it is Thanksgiving Day in the United States, I thought I should write something in regard to that occasion.Continue reading “Are You Thankful for Failures?”

Drumsticks, Social Butterflies, and Wallflowers

Brandon writes about different types of social personalities and how they function in group settings.

Deep Work Requires Sacrifice

I recently listened to an episode of The Hidden Brain podcast about the subject “Deep Work.” Basically, the interview was detailing the benefits of focusing on a single task at a time. Many of us may believe we are already doing this, but if you answer your phone during the time that you’re working orContinue reading “Deep Work Requires Sacrifice”

Don’t Be Happy With Who You Are

“Be happy with who you are!” You’ve probably heard or been told this many times. What I’m going to say will be contrary to this, but try to be open-minded. First of all, I think it is good to be content with what you have. Constantly striving to get more, make more money, and neverContinue reading “Don’t Be Happy With Who You Are”

Do You Remember the Time…?

When you try to recall an event or you are asked about a time from your past, why are some memories more easily recollected than others? Significant memories are tied to physiological and/or emotional reactions. If you want to make memories that last, you must make as many connections as possible, whether visual, physical/kinesthetic, auditory,Continue reading “Do You Remember the Time…?”

Learning to Write Poetry

After sharing a recent poem, I was asked “Where did you get your inspiration for that?” My immediate answer was, “I don’t know; it just . . . came to me.” In a way, I felt this was true, but every action first begins with a thought, so I decided to break it down. ItContinue reading “Learning to Write Poetry”