In-depth interview with Akiko Iwasaki. Akiko was named in the list of 50 Experts to Trust in a Pandemic. The interview is in English. Akiko Iwasaki is the Waldemar Von Zedtwitz Professor in the Department of Immunobiology and a Professor in the Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology at Yale University. She is also a principal investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
Last weekend, a Queensland ecotourism pioneer died at age 70. It was John Rumney. Yes, the same John that made my dream posible. John was born in the United States, but life took him to Port Douglas (Australia) where he became not only a tourism operator and conservationist, but a true inspiration to many.
As I come up with a daily bedtime story, I have become aware of an increase in my daughter’s dinosaur behests. Not surprising considering we now know that 900 dinosaurs existed. She is fascinated with the Tyrannosaurus, Velociraptor, and the Triceratops. I started asking myself why such intrigue? She learns these long names and repeatedly asks for information regarding the different kinds of dinosaurs. “How did they vanish from planet earth, dad? This is what science refers to as “intense interests” in the world of psychology.
Deadlines are mandatory when we race, and optional when we create. But do we really need them? The etymology of deadline is debatable, probably named after lines that did not move in times of war.
What truly matters is that they force us to arrange chores in order of priority focusing on our goals. They are the perfect aid to say no to non-meaningful goals.
How many times have you felt compelled to say no, but you ended up accepting a job or an activity because of FOMO? Or I should better refer to it as Fear of Missing Out.
Thinking that you are being left “out of the loop” can become a problem. There will always be exciting events happening elsewhere.
It is common to find great storytellers using conflict. By adding surprise; encompassing an enemy and a hero; and making it very visual to audiences, storytellers lure us into a perfectly crafted persuasion.
It all started waking up at 5 am. The happiness and inner satisfaction to conquer a simple act everyday triggered a cascade of change. I recall it was Ankita Singhal who said “A small change can make a big difference. You are the only one who can make our world a better place to inhabit. So, don’t be afraid to take a stand .” So be it.
Unmasking our Smiles! Wouldn’t you like upping the likelihood of positive results both personally and professionally? Wouldn’t you smile to increase the likelihood of having a more satisfying private life, and maybe even a longer one?
What if I told you that when we go to sleep you are surrounded by invisible areas of […]
Daily ideas, fears, emotions, and motivations that transverse my unseen inner universe.