If you know anything about behavioral economics, you're probably familiar with Nobel Laureate Richard Thaler's famous 'nudge theory'. If you're not, it is essentially a body of research supporting the idea that crafting one's environment in a certain way can influence - though not dictate - one's choices (also known as "choice architecture"). A prime… Continue reading How to “Nudge Yourself” to Take Action
For years, I've been obsessed with self-help books and podcasts. Nothing has made me feel more alive and human than diving deeply into content that I believed would lead to me to achieving the peak of Maslow's hierarchy of needs: self-actualization. As a perfectionist, it gave me some type of weird, crazy adrenaline rush to… Continue reading The Problem with “Self-Help”
“He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it." Martin Luther King, Jr. I don't know about you, but I loathe being a bystander. A little over a year ago, I started hating… Continue reading 3 Small Ways to Start Taking Social Justice Action, Now.
Picture this: It's January 2020. You're on the train on the way to work, listening to The Daily. Later, you grab sushi with a few coworkers. You knock out a cycling class at the gym before heading home to make dinner and catch up with your roommate or significant other. No masks, no hand sanitizer… Continue reading Managing Your Habits in a Post-COVID World
Every year, I resolve to read more. Reading has never been my strong suit, and even books that I love can take me YEARS to finish. However, the self-help and personal development type books are usually the easiest for me to read. Maybe because it feels like cheap therapy, or because I'm naturally a person… Continue reading 12 Personal Development Books on My List for 2021