Neurons Are Sophisticated Microprocessors- and Quantum Devices

As I mentioned previously, the normal description of what neurons do as taught in neuron 101 is now known to be incomplete. I'll give a brief attempt at a layman's understanding (I'm not an expert) then get to the exciting new developments on what is going on inside the neurons. I hope this will make … Continue reading Neurons Are Sophisticated Microprocessors- and Quantum Devices

Meditation Is More Than Stress Relief: The Transformational Path

In a recent post, I mentioned that I've tried to reframe sheltering-in-place during the Covid-19 crisis as a retreat. This has worked pretty well. I've made progress in my "mental fitness" during this time, so I've decided to go into a few blog posts about it, which this post will kick off. Meditation is great … Continue reading Meditation Is More Than Stress Relief: The Transformational Path

The Neuroplasticity Revolution- Willpower Can Change our Brains.

I have recently read some fascinating books about findings in neuroscience, and their practical applications in cognitive behavioral therapy. Equally important, they can be used for everyone to become happier. My interest in this was first piqued when I heard, years ago, that the Dalai Lama had asked neuroscientists whether our thoughts can change our … Continue reading The Neuroplasticity Revolution- Willpower Can Change our Brains.

Covid Coping: Enjoying Being With Your Shelter-mates

We are now into our third month of "sheltering in place" due to Covid19. Previously I discussed various coping skills I've been using for this situation. As I mentioned, thinking of it as a retreat continues to work well for me. Equally important is getting along well with those you are "sheltering" with. We can … Continue reading Covid Coping: Enjoying Being With Your Shelter-mates