Archive for December 3rd, 2014

GIFT WE WANT

 

The The Featherweight Chashmere Watchcap from Golightly Cashmere.

 

HOLIDAY FIND

 

The Christmas Chocolates and related gifts of Hotel Chocolat.

 

WAY TO GIVE BACK

 

Help end human trafficking – support the Not For Sale Campaign.

timeI am obsessed with the relativity of time. Sometimes I spend hours thinking about how fast time goes by and how the last ten years have gone by so much faster than the previous ten years and so on. I am so obsessed I can get paralyzed, almost freezing time itself but really end up wasting time. I feel much better about all this after reading the wonderful book, Time Warped – Unlocking the Mysteries of Time Perception by Claudia Hammond.

First, it was comforting to know that I was not alone in my obsession and there was a whole subculture focused on the science of time. Second, Ms. Hammond explores a whole side of time perception that I had never thought about and now have more to obsess about – but in the best possible way.

About Time Warped – Unlocking the Mysteries of Time Perception by Claudia Hammond: “Drawing on the latest research from the fields of psychology, neuroscience, and biology, writer and broadcaster Claudia Hammond explores the mysteries of our perception of time in her book Time Warped. Why does life seem to speed up as we get older? Why does the clock in your head move at a different speed from the one on the wall? Why is it almost impossible to go a whole day without checking your watch? Is it possible to retrain our brains and improve our relationship with it? In Time Warped, Claudia Hammond offers insight into how to manage our time more efficiently, how to speed time up and slow it down at will, how to plan for the future with more accuracy, and she teaches how to use the warping of time to our own benefit.”

In addition to an exploration of the perception of time, in Time Warped, Ms. Hammond presents ways to change our perception to at least trick ourselves into thinking we have more of what is ultimately our most precious commodity.

Time Warped – Unlocking the Mysteries of Time Perception by Claudia Hammond is available from Amazon and other fine book retailers.