This is a silent sitting guided meditation. It ends with a guided visualization of butterflies landing on a leaf that rises and falls with each breath. This video of Basin was shot at Big Basin State Park in California by Randy Masters.
Your body is two thirds water, which it needs to carry out countless metabolic processes. Reducing your hydration level by even 1.5% results in measurable disturbances to basic life functions: mental fog, lowered endurance, mood changes such as impatience and … Continue reading
How to be a human according to David Foster Wallace Living in the “day-to-day trenches of adult life” requires awareness and compassion, according to a Commencement address David Foster Wallace gave at Kenyon College in 2005. To see a Youtube … Continue reading
Since the 1970’s, the scientific community agreed that gender and sex differences in the brain resulted from “marinating” the embryonic brain in testosterone or estrogen, and those hormones then organized how the brain’s sexual identity would develop. It’s a tidy … Continue reading
Some people are able to change and improve their lives. Others seem to be stuck. What makes the difference? Shawn Achor addresses this question in his book, Before Happiness, and in a TED Talk “The Happy Secret to Better Work.” … Continue reading
Willpower is the ability to have your “future self” make consistent choices despite the contradictory urges of the “present self,” according to Kelly McGonigal, a psychology professor at Stanford University. Her class “The Science of Willpower” evolved into the 2011 … Continue reading
Your Personal Paleo Code by Chris Kresser (Little, Brown and Co. Dec. 2013) Chris Kresser is a functional medicine practitioner who calls himself a “healthy skeptic,” so this is not your typical book about the Paleo diet. Published a couple of … Continue reading
You are most likely chronically under-hydrated. While the body is designed to maintain hydration levels within a very narrow range, most people do not flush enough fresh water through themselves to allow their systems to run at optimal levels. Imagine … Continue reading