Nerdo Science

In an earlier post I gave a simplified introduction to four key regions of the brain that influence how we feel. The most important take-away is the understanding of how the neural circuits work. There is a circuit for every thought, feeling, and action we have. By making small tweaks we can “swing the vote” […]

Spicy Hierloom Gazpacho

This oil-free, nut-free gazpacho has a lot of kick thanks to delicious and smoky chipotle powder. It’s the perfect soup for the summer/fall intersection when juicy tomatoes give way to luscious corn. Ingredients Base: 1 cup sun-dried tomatoes soaked 1 cup celery, chopped 1/3 cup lime juice ½ teaspoon chipotle powder ½ teaspoon sea salt […]

The “Feeling” Brain

Most people know by now that the human brain developed in three stages. The first to come along was the stem brain which we inherited from dinosaurs, next came the limbic followed by the prefrontal cortex, which – for better or worse – sets us apart from other animals. This post will focus on the […]

Magical Myth

Never before in human history has there been such a global expression of emptiness and longing, of alienation and heartfelt connection. It’s this crazy mixed bag of experience and it’s happening fast. We hunger for happiness and, like any other biological need, not getting it makes us vulnerable to the easy fix. This desire is […]

Veggie Sushi

Tasty vegan sushi rolls complete with cauliflower rice, avocado, veggie fixings of your choice and a delectable pistachio miso dipping sauce. Many don’t realize that the dark greenish paper wrapping around traditional sushi is actually a variety of seaweed called nori. High in trace minerals and amino acids, nori is delicious and highly satisfying. Once […]

Finding What You Didn’t Lose

Finding What You Didn’t Lose When someone deeply listens to you it is like holding out a dented cup you’ve had since childhood and watching it fill up with cold, fresh water. When it balances on top of the brim, you are understood. When it overflows and touches your skin, you are loved. When someone […]