“The brain is the organ of destiny.” – Wilder Penfield
Explore the neuroscience of introversion and extraversion. Why, at a neurological level, do some people tend towards introversion, and some towards extraversion?
I am absolutely bubbling with excitement because I’m about to share what I believe to be the most foundational aspects of mental health. By the end of this article, you will have a superior and much more nuanced understanding of what makes people different, and why this is essential to understanding mental illness.
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.
“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 […]
“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 […]
“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, […]
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. […]
We all want to change. And by now, we know that in order to change, we have to start with our mind. So what do we do? We pick up a book, because we know we should start by learning new things. We hope that by expanding our mind, and exposing ourselves to new ideas, we will […]
“Smile!” “No, smile naturally!” Your friend exclaims as she tries to take the perfect instagram-worthy shot. You know you’re smiling awkwardly, but you can’t help it. In fact, the more you try, the worse it gets. Why does this effortless act—which you perform multiple times a day—become curiously difficult when done on command? It’s not […]