Donald Steiny Coaching Blog

  • kaleidoscope memory
    Donald Steiny
    I heard a talk by a neuroscientist from Stanford last week. He was talking about his work figuring out the basic unit of memory in our brains. In the course of his talk, he brought up some things that are useful for anyone to know. First off, your memory is
  • Random Shake of the DIe
    Donald Steiny
    The world might seem horribly random. In the last couple of months, Islands in the Carribean and the Atlantic have been damaged or destroyed.  A hurricane has devastated the Florida Keys.   Wildfires hot enough to melt iron have turned many thousands of homes to ash, as well as hundreds of
  • Donald Steiny
    Imagine that you are riding on a train or subway and there is someone sitting next to you. They are working on their laptop, reading, or staring at their phone. How likely do you think it would be that they would want to talk to you if you started talking
  • Donald Steiny
    This is one of the most interesting papers I have seen in a long time. It adds to how I understand some of the rifts that are happening in our society today. It, specifically, addresses the intersection between sociology and language, which is my thing. Here, they look carefully
  • Donald Steiny
    The other day a friend launched into a rant about the horrors of customer support with a string of bad words for the people he encountered on the phone. A couple of days later I read an article that I wish I could find again that said that when people
  • Donald Steiny
    Negative thoughts are part of human nature. And while they can stand in the way of a good mood, they actually serve a purpose. Negativity is an evolutionary adaptation designed to help us avoid danger and react to crises.While some negative thinking can be useful for survival, constant negativity is