The only way to make meaningful difference in the world is to have a hard deadline to work toward. But a deadline on it’s own isn’t enough – you also need to feel bad about letting someone down if you miss the deadline. Maybe with enough practice, we can get good enough to set ourContinue reading “Deadlines + Social Pressure”
Author Archives: Tilak Dutta
At many times in my life, I find myself realizing that I probably could have prevented something bad from happening if I’d had a better understanding of what I was doing. My mission is to try and find ways to help other people avoid the negative outcomes I faced.
Higher highs and lower lows
You can have a safer more predictable existence or you can opt for more responsibility and risk. You don’t always get to choose. But, with the risk and come higher highs and lower lows. This idea came from the Simon Sinek talk below. It really resonated with me because it describes my experience raising aContinue reading “Higher highs and lower lows”
Normal is Boring
Our lives contain more possibilities than I we are prepared for – both in terms of the the circumstances we are faced with and the opportunities for how we react. There is the “normal” way to take on life. But no one is actually normal – we are all weird, in our own way. InContinue reading “Normal is Boring”
Introduce Yourself (Example Post)
This is an example post, originally published as part of Blogging University. Enroll in one of our ten programs, and start your blog right. You’re going to publish a post today. Don’t worry about how your blog looks. Don’t worry if you haven’t given it a name yet, or you’re feeling overwhelmed. Just click theContinue reading “Introduce Yourself (Example Post)”
The Maker Movement
There is a lot of buzz around the maker movement these days. In particular, there are a growing number of programs for kids that focus on this movement. Being a maker is great, and I insist on having our toolbox in our main living space with lots of scrap wood around to make sure weContinue reading “The Maker Movement”
Bags of sadness
We are all just bags of sadness going from one tragedy to the next. It’s how we handle these tragedies that will determine if we will be happy and healthy.
I had a chance to go to a talk today where Dr. Samir Sinha spoke about the problem of caregivers. Our healthcare system would not function without unpaid caregivers who look after their family and friends. But we don’t make life easy for them. Many of them struggle to manage work, family and caregiving responsibilities.
Bed sores are a surprisingly common issue. It’s difficult to nail down how big an issue they are because they tend to be systematically under-reported. We suspect that somewhere between 15 and 25% of older adults in long term care homes have one. In particular, individuals who spend a lot of time in bed areContinue reading “Bed sores”
Daily back exercise
Back injuries are a surprisingly common problem. The key to preventing back pain and injury is to: Strengthen the muscles that form a guy wire system around the spine (the core) Reduce the amount of bending and twisting in the spine Stuart McGill provides a series of exercises that can help: Side plank Bird dogContinue reading “Daily back exercise”