How Meditation Loosens the Grip of the Self: Neural Correlates of Self-Centeredness and Self-Transcendence

How Meditation Loosens the Grip of the Self: Neural Correlates of Self-Centeredness and Self-Transcendence

Somehow, meditation changes both of these: over time, it quiets chatter of the monkey mind and shifts our stubborn physiological bias. Quite like magic. Except, it's long-term magic: meditation erodes and weakens the strength of our negative thoughts, cognitive dissonances, and painful longings.

Special Considerations for Women’s Mental Health

Special Considerations for Women’s Mental Health

"Many marriages break up over hormonal imbalance, which is truly sad because it comes from a lack of understanding. When hormones are put back in balance... a woman or man resumes their normal life of feeling good and having days filled with quality." Suzanne Somers I'll never forget that painful hour I spent listening to [...]

From Darkness Emerges Your World: How Your Brain Creates Your Reality

From Darkness Emerges Your World: How Your Brain Creates Your Reality

"We're so trapped inside our reality that it is inordinately difficult to realize we're trapped inside anything." - David Eagleman, The Brain: The Story of You What does it mean when we say something is "real"?  Perhaps it means that we can touch it. Maybe it means we can see it. Some would argue it's [...]

How Neurological Sensitivity To Your Environment Shapes Who You Are

How Neurological Sensitivity To Your Environment Shapes Who You Are

"Brains are as unique as snowflakes. As your trillions of new connections continually form and re-form, the distinctive pattern means that no one like you has ever existed, or will ever exist again." - David Eagleman, The Brain: The Story of You Humans arrive in the world unlike other animals do. In the animal kingdom, [...]

MVP Morning Routine: How to Wire Yourself to be in a Consistently Good Mood

MVP Morning Routine: How to Wire Yourself to be in a Consistently Good Mood

Why aren't people naturally happy? Being a modern human is a balancing act. We are constantly shuffling between responsibilities, and I'll admit I wouldn't mind an assistant for my own life. Sometimes life is just loud; sometimes it's just a lot to deal with. But there's also the misconception that humans are wired for happiness. [...]