My Recent Brain-Healthy Diet and Self-Control
Poor nutrition is catastrophic for brain health. Sugar, food dyes and other artificial ingredients wreak havoc on attention and cognition – and not to mention your metabolism, contributing to diabetes and other problems (which in turn, mess up your brain as well). Conversely, different dietary…
Intelligence Tests (and Other Brain Tests) and What They Taught Me
For me, one of the most significant epiphany moments in my brain improvement journey was when I got my intelligence tested. For decades I knew I was smart – but some everyday tasks took me so long to do. It just didn’t make sense. Intelligence…
Mind Over Matter: How I Overcame My Learning Disability to Build a Successful Tech Career
This is an article I wrote up in 2016 for the Startup Institute. I realized I never shared it directly with my readers, so shame on me! But others have found it inspiring, and I hope you will too. It was around 2009 that I…
The Three Foundations of A Better Brain: Sleep, Nutrition, Exercise
Here’s something everyone should internalize if you don’t know this already: It doesn’t matter how many brain ‘hacks’ you try. It doesn’t matter how much information you consume on this topic, or how much time you spend listening to podcasts and reading blog posts. It…
My “Brain Hacks and Upgrades” Presentation
Last summer I was super excited to give a talk at QCon New York, a fantastic international software conference. At QCon they give some great in-depth talks about everything tech related, ranging from web development to programming architecture, scaling, management and so on. Last summer…
Why I Got My IQ Tested (And You Should Too)
My first experience getting diagnosed with a “brain thing” was similar to what most people experience. I went to a psychiatrist and told him I was having trouble focusing. He said, “You have ADHD,” and gave me some drugs. Problem solved! Not really. Medication can…
Presenting at QCon New York, This June 2016!
I’m thrilled to announce that I’ll be speaking at QCon New York, a pretty kickass software conference this June. The title of the talk I’ll be giving is ADHD & Technology: Brain Hacks and Upgrades. It will share some content from a blog post I wrote…
Brain Hacks vs. Brain Upgrades (Compensation vs. Correction)
As you may already know, I’ve invested a lot of time, money and energy trying to overcome the challenges associated with my brain’s learning deficits. I’ve found that the various methods out there fall into two categories: things that change the brain, and things that…
Working Out My Brain With Mozart
5 days a week, I hole up in a hidden corner at the local Crunch gym. For just over an hour, I hop on a bosu ball and bounce a tennis ball around while listening to mozart and wearing vibrating headphones. Weird? Probably. Effective? Possibly….
Changing Your Brain is Tough (But Possible)
If you just got diagnosed with ADHD, learning disabilities or something similar, it’s a bit of a heavy cross to bear at first. You know you’re different; but you feel like you’re “less” than other people, which is not only bad but it’s completely false….
- Delicious: Never Lose Your Bookmarks
- Eliminate Paper: Creating a Digital Office
- Sleep Hacks for ADHD People
- What ADHD Feels Like
- Intelligence Tests (and Other Brain Tests) and What They Taught Me
- Working Out My Brain With Mozart
- Brain Hacks vs. Brain Upgrades (Compensation vs. Correction)
- Evernote for ADHD People
- Presenting at QCon New York, This June 2016!
- All The Pretty Pictures: Fight Brain Boredom with Rotating Desktop Wallpapers