authentic connection

Savor Love

Humans are pack animals. We are biologically designed to connect with each other and generally have longer and healthier lives when we are social. The benefits of relationships are further…

Anger on the Pathway to Peace

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This holiday season, more than ever before in my lifetime, I long for Peace on Earth—but it feels like an unattainable platitude. News from both afar and nearby is filled…

Waypower versus Willpower

aging well, longevity
Optimistic Aging requires us to rally willpower to make healthy choices, but of course this is much easier when we have clear pathways to invigorating options—“waypower”—compared to when we face…

Welcome Disruption

Disruptive experiences create opportunities for growth and learning. When we are young, our minds are stretched and challenged at school. But as we get older, it’s easy to settle into…

Stages of Habit Development

Awareness, Habits
As you consider your goals for the new year, be aware that our resolutions for new habits are like tadpoles. Frogs lay hundreds of eggs, resulting in countless little tadpoles,…

Whole Brain Living

mindfulness
You might remember Jill Bolte Taylor, whose 2008 presentation “My Stroke of Insight” (see below) was the first TED talk to go viral. At age 37, Dr. Taylor was a…