Author: Tamsen

28 Mar

The Mind’s Eye

The mind makes its own scrapbook.
26 Mar

Frameworks

All we can ever have are the frameworks we use to help us assess and understand ourselves, other people, and the patterns that exist amongst them all… and the knowledge that life will find a way to blow them up, each in turn.
23 Mar

The More You Know

In the absence of knowledge, we tend to ask a lot of questions, we create a lot of noise in our heads.
18 Mar

Three questions

Success in life comes down to how well you ask, and answer three questions.
17 Mar

The Roads Not Taken

It’s at the forks that we get lost. It’s at the forks we realize every choice has a price, that the price of where you’re going includes the cost of where you’ll never be. Or of what you’ll lose along the way.
16 Mar

Change? It’s in the Wind.

Change is a process, one governed by a tradeoff between time and energy. Yes, they work together, but in many ways they act as point / counterpoint.
10 Mar

Finding the Third Place

People need a “third place” — a place that isn’t home, or work. Someplace else. Different. Apart.
08 Mar

The Monsters in Our Maps

It’s what’s not on our mental maps — the realities we haven’t planned for, or refuse to see — that get in the way of our goals.
01 Mar

Waiting for Superman

I have a couple of policies: 1. No regrets and 2. Direct answers to direct questions. Sometimes they run in conflict, those two.
23 Dec

What Festivus Can Teach Us About Managing Holiday Stress

So, it’s Festivus. At least according to Seinfeld. The original Festivus, happened whenever it was most needed. Yep,┬ánow works. Festivus, as formalized by Seinfeld, has three main components: the Aluminum Pole, the Airing of Grievances, and the Feats of Strength. And perhaps unsurprisingly for a holiday meant to be an alternative to the madness that [...]