Month: March 2013

Vagus, Baby, Vagus

Who we are is shaped, in part, by our tenth cranial nerve. This key conduit connects our brain to our body and is also called the vagus nerve. It emerges from the brain stem and, although it makes multiple stops to various internal organs, its […]


Imagine a dog chasing his own tail, reaching a point of severe exhaustion, but still pressing round in tight little circles. The more frustrated he gets, the faster he tries to run and the faster he tries to run, the more frustrated he gets. But […]

The Daily Task

Let them know you love them.

True Connection Matters

Our body, sculpted by the biological forces of natural selection over millennia, was not designed for abstractions of long-distance love. It hungers for moments of oneness. True connection is physical and unfolds in real time. The main mode is eye contact. This means that when […]

Embracing Joy

Know that joy is rarer, more difficult, and more beautiful than sadness. Once you make this all-important discovery, you must embrace joy as a moral obligation.  – Andre Gide

What Love Is

Love is the micro-moment of warmth and connection that you share with another living being. It’s deeply wired and blossoms virtually anytime two or more people, even strangers, connect over a shared positive emotion – be it mild or strong. This back-and-forth reverberation of positive energy sustains […]