Succeeding at Other Minds

Succeeding at Other Minds

Imagine you’re really excited about a new idea for a collaborative project. You send an e-mail about it to a friend who you just...
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Where Do Our Mental Maps Lead Us Astray?

So imagine you are driving on autopilot, as we all do much of the time. Suddenly the car in front of you cuts you...
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Celebrations, Rituals, and Constructing Meaning in Life

  My family emigrated from the former Soviet Union to the US when I was 10, and our cultural heritage of ritual celebrations comes from...
Civic-Engagement-beyond-Belief

Meaning, Purpose, and Civic Engagement beyond Belief

I remember how in November 2013 my wife (and fellow Intentional Insights co-founder) and I, together with a great bunch of people, organized a...
Driven-Life-and-Secularism

Purpose-Driven Life and Secularism

  How can you find purpose and meaning from a secular perspective? Mike meets regularly with friends and acquaintances from his neighborhood in a large building....
Searching-Meaning-Purpose-Life

Searching for Meaning and Purpose in Life? Religion is Optional

Imagine the following scenario: you have been raised in a deeply evangelical household. From an early age, your parents taught you to pray daily...
Autopilot vs. Intentional System

Autopilot vs. Intentional System: The Rider and the Elephant

Let’s start with why it matters. If we know about how our minds work, we can be intentional about influencing our own thinking and...
Autopilot vs. Intentional System

Autopilot vs. Intentional System: The Rider and the Elephant

Let’s start with why it matters. If we know about how our minds work, we can be intentional about influencing our own thinking and...
Happily

How Do You Live Happily Ever After When There’s A Love Triangle?

How do you live happily ever after when there’s a love triangle? Mary, an electrician, and Bob, an administrative assistant, are happily married, and have...
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Living Intentionally: 3 Steps to Gaining Agency

Are you getting all you want? Are you achieving all of your goals? Are you living a fully intentional life?   If you are, I salute...