Your ego’s favorite three-letter word

Your ego’s favorite three-letter word

Let’s say you’re on a cross-country road trip, from New York to California, for example. You program your destination in the GPS and then, at some point, you realize you’ve taken a wrong turn and are now going in the wrong direction.  The GPS doesn’t say, “Well, that was stupid. Why did you do that? Why can’t […]

The Real Reason You Don’t Focus on What’s Important

The Real Reason You Don’t Focus on What’s Important

Bruce Lee said, “The successful warrior is the average man, but with laser-like focus.” What he should have added is, laser-like focus on what’s important. Because, it’s not enough to just know what actions are most important. We need discipline and systems to not get caught up in things that are urgent and demanding immediate […]

How To Have A Green Thumb In Your Brain

How To Have A Green Thumb In Your Brain

I used to have a nice collection of plants. Now I have a nice collection of pots filled with dirt. Why did they die? Simple: I didn’t water them regularly. Now you’re probably wondering: “But, Renita, what does this have to do with neuroscience?” Well, every time we process new information — a thought, experience […]