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 most significant function is connecting our brain to our heart. […]
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 he becomes so used to the running that it no […]
Let them know you love them.
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 you’re alone, thinking about those you love, reflecting on past […]
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
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 itself until the momentary connection wanes, which is the inevitable nature […]