I was reading an article in the London Times the other day about the actress Renée Zellweger and how she is 53 and loving it. Now 53 is still relatively young, but the message was all the more refreshing because it was coming from a Hollywood star. It was accompanied by a photo shoot of […]
In 1953, the award-winning and much lauded American playwright and author Lillian Hellman was called to testify before the Committee on House Un-American Activities (HUAC), chaired by Senator Joseph (‘Have you now or have you ever been a Communist’) McCarthy.
I was at a gala evening not long ago, seated next to a prominent scientist, a lovely woman who is working on a breakthrough treatment. She’d heard my talk earlier that day about my Power of Eight® work, and was very accepting and open-minded, but admitted, in her own words, that she was ‘spiritually autistic.’
True clinical depression, like most illness these days, is considered largely the fault of a bad toss of the dice. The entire edifice of standard treatment for depression rests upon the theory that depression results from a chemical imbalance within the brain, considered to be largely hereditary.
Recently, I got word of the passing of Brenda Dunne on June 16. She transitioned peacefully after a short illness and, in the words of her son, Jeff, had decided that it was time to move onto her ‘next great adventure.’
In the late 1990s Richard Davidson, a neuroscientist and psychologist at the University of Wisconsin’s Laboratory for Affective Neuroscience, flew eight of the Dalai Lama’s most seasoned meditators to his lab in Wisconsin. There, Davidson attached hundreds of EEG sensors to each monk’s scalp in order to record electrical activity during meditation from a large […]