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Continued: What we should have learned in school podcast w/ Amy Leo – Part 2

May 23rd, 2019 Posted by Interviews, Language 1 comment

Amy and I talk about learning Finnish, languages and learning in general – a common interest we share, seeing as we’re both married to Finns. We had so much fun that we ended up doing a 2 part episode (under 20 mins each!). So here’s what we covered in part 2’s episode:

On the ‘What We Should Have Learned in School’ podcast w/ Amy Leo – part 1

May 19th, 2019 Posted by Interviews, Language 1 comment

I recently sat down with Amy Leo from the What We Should Have Learned in School podcast to talk about learning Finnish. (My heart swooned when I heard the title of her podcast for the first time!!) We had so much fun that we ended up doing a 2 part episode

My Tedx Talk: Can you learn the hardest language in the world?

September 1st, 2015 Posted by Language, News | Announcements | Updates 7 comments

On May 12th, 2015 I gave a talk titled “Can you learn the hardest language in the world?” about the challenges of learning Finnish, and how they affect Finns & foreigners alike.

Looking back on another year in Finland

September 21st, 2014 Posted by Blog No Comment yet

It’s a sentimental Sunday. Meaning that I spent the day doing whatever I desired on the moment, including heading out for an autumn walk just to watch the seasons change with child-like wonder, reflect on the big shift that awaits us on the other side of October and thinking back on how another year has gone by. Has this passing year shaped me? Am I different?

Why new things are hard & when they get easier

September 11th, 2014 Posted by Blog No Comment yet

I read somewhere that as much as 40% of what we do everyday is made up of habits. This means that almost half the time, we conveniently switch on the auto-pilot and conserve brain power: reach for the light switch, put on your shoes, grab your umbrella, feel your pockets for your keys, wallet and phone, pull the door behind you, ‘accidentally’ reach for your phone and check Facebook… What I didn’t realize is how delicate these habits can be. For example…

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