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Fun, Learning, and Gratitude in 2018

Posted by davidjsinger - December 26, 2018 - Be a Lifelong Learner, Be Happy, Celebrate Your Progress, Family, Friends, Gratitude, Habits, Happiness, Learning, Mindfulness
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As I have done for each of the past few years, here are the many ways I enjoyed the experiences of my year: places I visited, what I listened to, what I read, what I watched, and more. Reading I love reading and I love learning. I read quite a bit every day, starting with […]

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Biases & Your Happiness

Posted by davidjsinger - October 10, 2018 - Be Happy, Be Nice, Be Present, Family, Friends, Habits, Happiness, Well-Being
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I’ve written before about things I learned from Daniel Kahneman’s wonderfully interesting book, “Thinking, Fast and Slow“. In a section on availability bias, Kahneman shared useful information for couples. Availability bias is the way we judge situations by relying on immediate examples that come mind. For example, as Kahneman points out, divorces among Hollywood celebrities […]

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True Vacations for Your Well-Being

Posted by davidjsinger - July 11, 2018 - Be a Lifelong Learner, Family, Friends, Happiness, Health, Stress, Well-Being, Wellness
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In the mid-1990s, I had the good fortune of participating in the Strategic Coach® program. Its quarterly, all-day sessions helped me focus on creating the life I wanted, personally and professionally. One of the first things I learned in the program was their time management system, the most important aspect of which is “Free Days”. […]

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Bartering for Time & Happiness

Posted by davidjsinger - April 11, 2018 - Be Happy, Family, Friends, Happiness
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A couple of months ago, I wrote a post about Investing in Time Rather than Things, for Happiness after I read about a study showing that using money to buy yourself more time results in greater happiness than using money to buy things. It’s especially beneficial to invest in freeing yourself up from tasks you […]

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Being Present in a World of Screens

Posted by davidjsinger - February 21, 2018 - Be a Leader, Be Happy, Be Nice, Be Present, Family, Friends, Habits, Leadership, Listening, Mindfulness
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This is a guest post by Ryan Snow. Screens are everywhere. You can’t make a call or even make your coffee without looking at a screen. After reading Kevin Kelly’s book, The Inevitable, where he writes about the future of screening, I decided to examine my own use of screens. Here is a recap of […]

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Smartphone Distraction & Etiquette

Posted by davidjsinger - February 14, 2018 - Be a Leader, Be Happy, Be Nice, Be Present, Family, Friends, Habits, Kindness, Leadership, Listening, Mindfulness
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In the past, I wrote about Being Present in a Smartphone World. On a related note, I read a piece in the New York Times where they reported on these survey results, which might not be very shocking: We check our phone an average of 47 times a day. Eighty-two times if you’re between the […]

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Fun, Learning, and Gratitude in 2017

Posted by davidjsinger - December 27, 2017 - Be a Lifelong Learner, Be Happy, Celebrate Your Progress, Family, Friends, Gratitude, Habits, Happiness, Learning, Mindfulness
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As I have done for each of the past few years, here are the many ways I enjoyed the experiences of my year: places I visited, music and podcasts I listened to, books I read, what I watched on TV, and more. Reading I love reading and I love learning. I read quite a bit […]

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Being Present in a Smartphone World

Posted by davidjsinger - November 29, 2017 - Be a Leader, Be Happy, Be Nice, Be Organized, Be Present, Family, Friends, Habits, Kindness, Leadership, Listening, Mindfulness, Organization
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I bought my first iPhone in 2011. I never had a Blackberry, a Palm Pilot, or anything similar—so that iPhone 3G was my first foray into the world of smartphones.  I’ve upgraded it twice since, and now use an iPhone 6. I love my iPhone—just as so many people do. The original benefits to me—being […]

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Experiences as Better Gifts

Posted by davidjsinger - October 11, 2017 - Be Happy, Family, Friends, Happiness, Mindfulness, Minimalism
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I’ve written a fair amount about why experiences are better than things. Two of my posts are here and here. I read a really good article about the same subject on Motherly. In the piece, Elizabeth Tenety gives a helpful list of experiences one can give as gifts, in this case, it’s a list she […]

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Drama Free Relationships

Posted by davidjsinger - May 24, 2017 - Be Happy, Family, Friends, Happiness
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This is a guest post by Aryeh Weinstein. I knew he was coming. He had called me earlier in the week and asked me if I could host him and his wife for dinner at our home. After calling the reference he gave me, I told him we’d be happy to. He walked into the […]

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