If You Could Be Someone Else, Would You? Have you ever looked at someone else’s life with envy, just enough envy that you wish for a moment or two (or longer) that you could be them? Michelle Obama with her … Continue reading In other people’s shoes
The Dark Side of That Personality Quiz You Just Took I am the Danube River. My spirit is sparkling and swift. I yearn for new experiences and deep connections with people. I’m adaptable, but to a fault; I rarely see … Continue reading Are personality tests dangerous?
Strengthening our ecological imagination Imagination is often misunderstood, defined as a fanciful flight away from reality—and sometimes it is. But there is another kind of imagination, one that is based on deep inner listening, with a quality of calm presence … Continue reading Imagine your environment
Does Google Know Your True Self? Have you ever Googled a question you would never ask your best friend? Are there searches you would never admit to making? If so, it seems you’re in good company. In his recent book, … Continue reading The truth about you
Overcoming the Biases That Come Between Us Elvis counsels, “Before you abuse, criticize, and accuse … walk a mile in my shoes.” Dylan wishes, “For just one time, you could stand inside my shoes.” Paul McCartney asks us once again … Continue reading Predicting flaws in our thinking
Split Brain, Undivided Consciousness? A new paper challenges a decades-old theory in neuroscience: Split brain: divided perception but undivided consciousness. According to the famous work of Roger Sperry and Michael Gazzaniga, “split brain” patients seem to experience a split in … Continue reading Two brains one head
The voices in our heads Talking to your yogurt again,” my wife, Pam, said. “And what does the yogurt say?” She had caught me silently talking to myself as we ate breakfast. A conversation was playing in my mind, with … Continue reading The quality of inner speech