Outsmarting Desire?

Do you want more self-control?  Or less of it? I can’t decide. I got thinking about delayed gratification thanks to a recent New Yorker article titled Don’t! The Secret of Self Control.  It’s all about the marshmallow experiment that was done back in...

Meditation and Social Media

Social media is eating away at my attention and my self-control. I’m sure of it. As I bounce between facebook, twitter, and blog stats, I’m clear that my attention is increasingly fractured.  It darts about, trolling for cool people and  interesting data....

Move Your Body, Solve Your Problem!

Anyone who knows me is aware that I’m crazy about the links between movement and cognition (“embodied cognition” is the fancy term for it, I’ve recently learned). So imagine my thrill when the following headline came across my email today: Body...

Want a Neuroenhancer? Try Nature!

Have you ever noticed that looking at trees feels like a brain massage? That’s the only way I know how to articulate the immediate release I feel when I’m out in nature. It’s a total body release.  First, I feel the muscles around my eyes relax. ...