Month: February 2011

Daydreaming Is Time That Is Well Spent

I grew up in an environment where daydreaming was considered loafing or a waste of time.  The prevailing logic was simple: If you were daydreaming, you weren’t working.  Recently, while reading Brian Clark’s blog on the web site Lateral Action, I found out that there is sound scientific evidence connecting daydreaming with creativity—people who daydream…

Having Lots Of Friends Leads To A Longer Life

A recent study at Brigham Young University, which was reported in journal PLoS Medicine, found that our personal relationships are among the “short list” of factors that predict our odds of living or dying.  The study authored by BYU professors Julianne Holt-Lunstad and Timothy Smith found that “…social connections—friends, family, neighbors or colleagues—improve our odds…

A Good Reason Why We All Need to Travel More

More than 150 years ago, Mark Twain said, “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness….Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.”  If we spend all our life in the same place doing the same things with the same…