Entries by Neil Hiltunen

The Passion Paradox

The Passion Paradox, Brad Stulberg and Steve Magness, Rodale Books, 2019. Excellent book.  An important comment in this book is “The best route to making your passion a bigger part of your life is to do so gradually.”   I think this is true for retiring as well. Knowing yourself is key to following a passion […]

The Hacking of the American Mind

The Hacking of the American Mind, Lustig, Robert, MD, MSL, Avery, Penguin Random House, NY 2017,  Dr. Lustig is a pediatric neuroendocrinologist who has studied how our behaviors including diet and exercise influence our physical and mental state from birth. He clarifies the difference between pleasure and happiness through the understanding of the actions of […]

Oasis of the Seas Cruise Meeting Summary

Dr. Neil Hiltunen and Dr. Alan Roadburg made presentations to a small group aboard the Oasis of the Seas during a cruise to Nassau, St. Thomas, and St. Maarten during the week of March 24-30, 2019.  The small group allowed for informal conversations that were inspired by the many topics offered in the formal presentations. […]

The Rational Optimist

The Rational Optimist by Matt Ridley, Harper Collins, NY 2011, It is a pleasure to read about the positive trends and innovations of history and see how they can lead to a very bright future.  The ingenuity and creativity of mankind has overcome seemingly insurmountable problems in the past and there is little reason to […]

The Longevity Project

The Longevity Project, by Howard S. Friedman, Ph.D. and Leslie R. Martin, Ph.D..  Starting in 1921, 1500 California school children were studied as they grew, aged, and died over the next 80 years. Surprising discoveries regarding health and long life were made. Personalities and habits of living proved to be the major factors influencing longevity.  […]

The First 20 Minutes

The First 20 Minutes, The surprising science of how we can exercise better, train smarter and live longer, by Gretchen Reynolds, Icon Books, London, 2013. For those of us retiring, the most important part of this book is the last chapter, “Conclusion,” in which the author describes the negative effects of sitting.  Sitting for long […]

10% Happier

10% Happier, by Dan Harris, Harper Collins Publishers, NY 2014.  “Mindfulness” is a buzzword gaining increasing attention as many people discover the benefits of techniques to function well in our world of increasing distractions.  Dan Harris presents his journey as as a keptical TV reporter and anchor into the world of meditation and mindfulness to […]

Abundance, The Future is Better than You Think

Abundance, The Future is Better than You Think, by Peter Diamandis, and Steven Kotler, Free Press, NY 2014.  This book is a distinct paradigm buster.  It is a well-documented insight into future uplifting possibilities for humanity. This book helps to get past the negativity that permeates current news which creates mass pessimism.  The explosion of […]

10th Annual Meeting Summary

Summary 10th Annual Meeting. Dr. Hugh Habas, Dr. Blaine Leeds, Dr. Maria Kunstadter October 26, 2018   We’re pleased with the turnout for our 10th Annual Meeting with Dr. Hugh Habas presenting, “Retirement Money.  Creating it. Managing it . Using it”. In the afternoon session on Tele-dentistry,  Dr. Blaine Leeds described the operation of “SmileDirect […]