A Wandering Mind is an Unhappy One

If you’re a skeptic about the value of doing one thing at a time, consider this most of the we’re doing one thing we’re actually thinking about another. AND, for the most part, while we’re distracted we’re also unhappy. For instance, if you’re a runner, you probably don’t think about running every time you hit […]

You Have a Hive Mind

Our minds work in ways not dissimilar to bees working together to make a decision. It might not be obvious to us, that is, unless we have damage to our frontal lobe, but we gather together several possibilities before settling on one as the action we’re going to take. Here’s how: Every decision you make is essentially […]

Creating Meaning by Facing Our Mortality

I was recently reading through Stephen Levine’s book A Year to Live, which encourages people to live as if this year were their last. This article is a concentrated version of the same, giving us a chance to face our fears and live more fully, among other things. As humans, our awareness of death is […]

Drive | The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

“This lively RSAnimate, adapted from Dan Pink’s talk at the RSA, illustrates the hidden truths behind what really motivates us at home and in the workplace.”  Watch The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us Original text from Superconsciousness Magazine.      

Changing Ourselves to Change the World

Our brains adapt to routine, making the same old thing seem comfortable and reassuring while they resist change which feels, of course, uncomfortable, weird–just not the way it should be. Check out this article on how we can teach ourselves to embrace change instead of turn away from it. We are not doomed to repeat […]

Political Gridlock

Whodda thunk it? It seems your political beliefs may be related to your psychology. And if that’s the case, compromise is a hard won lot. Perhaps fueled by increasing gridlock in Washington, lately there have been a lot of studies published on why people form and keep the political beliefs that they do. While none […]

Five Ways Our Need to Fit in Controls Us

If you’re embarking on becoming a leader in your community or organization, you should know that biologically people are conformers. We like to be liked, whether that’s by a group of our peers or folks we perceive to be like us. Here Michael Taft examines some ways to understand our need to connect with others, […]

The Key to Ending Suffering Is Letting Go

A few nights ago at Center for Transformative Change Victor Lewis came by to offer a quick workshop on Emotional Freedom Technique, also known as EFT, a practice that is related to accupressure because it stimulates the nervous system through tapping on various parts of the body. It’s an easy technique that anyone can learn. […]

Sensory Overload | The Importance of Downtime in a Sensory Stimulating Society

Today an overstimulating environment is par for the course: Internet. Television. Traffic. iPhones. iPads. Topped off only by our endless to do lists. But overstimulation wrecks havoc on the body-mind causing us to always be on the alert, anxious, and tight so that even when there’s nothing for us to do, we still have anxiety […]

Prejudice in the Brain | Can You Break Your Biased Habits

Most of us suspect or realize that our brains have more to do with our behaviors than we know. And even if we’re clueless about that, science is always offering us new evidence to prove that many of the decisions we make, the addictions we have, the people we prefer (or not) are all related […]

When It Comes to Pursuing Your Goals, Let Your Unconscious Be Your Guide

January is the month that folks set New Year’s resolutions. I don’t know how things look statistically speaking, but from January through February my gym (for instance) is full of newcomers. But by April and May the attrition rate is obvious. So how do you stick to your long-term goals? According to scientists, a lot […]

Grab a Little Peace of Mind

  The mere idea of thinking positive thoughts and reciting affirmations personally gives me the willies, but the following resources give smart space for optimism. Not only do they encourage folks to be “positive,” they also give sound reasons why that’s a wise choice. And science backs them up. The Empathetic Civilisation Jeremy Rifkin believes […]

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