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When I first heard the word, I thought the same thing you’re thinking: What the heck is a fartlek? Turns out it’s a running tactic that, if applied to your daily tasks, could juice your productivity.

A fartlek, a Swedish word that means “speed play,” is a form of unstructured…

Nowadays, it seems that we are all either going to therapy, self-prescribing replacements for therapy, or telling people to go to therapy. It’s become the uncontested mantlepiece of First World well-being strategies.

The history of psychotherapy draws the origins of modern therapy from religious, magical, and medical approaches to the…

How to stop meeting emotional resistance towards the healthy choice

If you speak to any healthy, energetic old person in Japan, they’ll probably describe themselves as ‘genki’, a state of not just being physically well, but where emotionally they feel fulfilled and spirited. You’ll probably also notice that they are very proud of their health — and perhaps rightfully so…

The popular psychological construct can propel you forward — but it can also set you way back

In my junior year of high-school, I applied to the prestigious Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. I didn’t get in. Over the years, I’ve submitted essays and articles to all kinds of publications, from my local newspaper to the New York Times. Countless more have been rejected than…


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