Pareto, Parkinson, and Pomidoro

Since the family has been laid low the past three days with the Daycare Plague, I figured I’d roll three tools I love to use to boost productivity into one post: the Pareto Principle, Parkinson’s Law, and the Pomidoro Technique. Named after the Italian Vilfredo Pareto, the Pareto Principle is also known as the 80/20 … Continue reading Pareto, Parkinson, and Pomidoro


The only thing which determines success

Robert Waldinger, fourth director of the longitudinal Harvard Study of Adult Development, asked in his TEDx Talk, “If you are going to invest in your future best self, where would you put your time and your energy?” His answer is simple: relationships. “The only thing which determined success is the quality of one's friendships.” There … Continue reading The only thing which determines success

Gut check after (trying) blogging every day for a week

I’ve been using NaNoWriMo as the motivation to start a blog in earnest. I thought the easiest thing to blog about would be organizing and refining the notes about better mental health I’ve been taking over the past four years. It’s been very humbling as I have come to accept the new (to me) concepts … Continue reading Gut check after (trying) blogging every day for a week

My best chemical self

Previous me from five years ago would have never thought present-day me would be writing about mental health. That version of myself thought therapy was for problems my family was never going to have, that it was good that we had settled into the necessary rut of modern day living of a daily routine of … Continue reading My best chemical self