To quote from post #8 in that thread:
When you have long tails on the right side of your data the transformation of choice is the log transformation as jamesmartinn said: ln(x+1).
However if your data is discrete (whole seconds) this might give problems. See the attachment Poisson, where I log-transformed a dataset of counts (like whole seconds) the data becomes more "normal" but you are left with big breaks on the left side. This is to be expected with the log-transformation on discrete data. If the data was continuous it would be less of a problem (see lognormal attachment).
Hopefully that helps, but let us know if it doesn't.