When You Don’t Know What To Do Just Do The Next Right Thing | A Life In Progress

When you’re hurting or in a dark and scary space, just do the next right thing. When you aren’t sure how you’ll recover or come up for air again, and you can’t see your way forward, just do the next right thing..

Researchers Doubt That Certain Mental Disorders Are Disorders At All | Forbes

What if mental disorders like anxiety, depression or post-traumatic stress disorder aren’t mental disorders at all? In a compelling new paper, biological anthropologists call on the scientific community to rethink mental illness. With a thorough review of the evidence, they show good reasons to think of depression or PTSD as responses to adversity rather than chemical imbalances.

The Human Brain Builds Structures in 11 Dimensions, Discover Scientists

The brain continues to surprise us with its magnificent complexity. Groundbreaking research that combines neuroscience with math tells us that our brain creates neural structures with up to 11 dimensions when it processes information.

Learn to Look Beyond Words: It Is Pointless To Feel Emotional About Mere Utterances.

When we realise the futility of words, then we should know that our life is going deeper and we have started living. We live in words from morning till night. In this run of searching for purpose and purposefulness, we lose all purpose. It goes to such an extent that we don’t even have a sound sleep. Even at night we are bothered by words. Many people speak while sleeping. There does not seem to be a rest from words.

Your brain on cortisol: Why overstressed gray matter is leading us astray in lockdown

The prolonged traumatic, or “chronic toxic,” stress that most people have been experiencing throughout the pandemic makes it more difficult to keep desires in check, and it in turn promotes illogical pleasure-seeking, said Dr. Robert Lustig, a professor emeritus of pediatric endocrinology at the University of California, San Francisco, and author of “Metabolical.”

The Hippies Were Right: It’s All about Vibrations, Man! | Scientific American

So how were the hippies right? Well, we agree that vibrations, resonance, are the key mechanism behind human consciousness, as well as animal consciousness more generally.

Collaboration and Empathy as Evolutionary Success Stories | D.C. Wahl

We are life. We are nature. We are Universe. Self-reflexive consciousness allows us different perspectives on this ever-transforming and evolving whole we participate in — this all that we are reflections of. We bring forth a world together, as embodied manifestations of the universe co-creating the world through how we participate and what we pay attention to and care about.

To Change the Way You Think, Change the Way You See

“Think Different,” said the famous 1997 Apple advertisement. Excellent advice, obviously, to all creators, innovators, and entrepreneurs. But, along with thinking differently in order to come up with revolutionary new ideas or products, there is also seeing differently.

How Neurodiversity Is Driving Innovation From Unexpected Places

To drive sustainable growth in the 21st century, businesses need to continually innovate and identify new sources of talent. Leading companies are finding that people on the autism spectrum can spur innovation and often have the very skills they’re looking for.

Air Pollution Spikes May Impair Older Men’s Thinking, Study Finds

Temporary rises in air pollution may impair memory and thinking in older men, according to research that indicates even short-term spikes in airborne particles can be harmful to brain health.

The Most Important Spiritual Advice | BuddhistDoor

This weekend I took part in an online retreat held by Extinction Rebellion Buddhists. The sessions were led by teachers from different traditions, united by our concerns about the climate and ecological emergency.

It’s A Myth That Suffering Makes You Stronger

Suffering is not beautiful, nor is it a state of grace. But you can swim to the wreckage at the bottom and bring something back to the surface that can help others, says writer Lidia Yuknavitch.

13 Problems Only Highly Sensitive People Will Understand

If you’re a highly sensitive person (HSP), life can feel like it’s spinning out of control — fast. Seemingly “little” things that don’t bother other people sometimes completely overtake you. What may be a minor irritation to some might make your palms sweat, upset your stomach, or quickly zap your energy.

Brains Might Sync As People Interact — and That Could Upend Consciousness Research

People synchronize in various ways when we interact with one another. We subconsciously match our footsteps when we walk. During conversations, we mirror each other’s postures and gestures.

Meet Stella — The Pup Who Knows How To Use 29 Human Words

A speech language pathologist has taught her puppy Stella to use 29 words. Stella “speaks” by stepping on large buttons programmed with recordings of words. The dog expresses her desires, comments on household events, and offers opinions.

Please, May I Be Kind? Remembering Our Deepest Intention.

One of my favorite quotes is taped on a wall in my office: “To be kind, you must swerve regularly from your path.” I need this reminder. Like so many