I Wonder FAQ
Here are my answers to frequently asked questions about I Wonder.

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You say that you wrote “I Wonder” for adults as well as children. Can you explain more about why?

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Guest Post: The User Illusion
An Excerpt from The User Illusion: Cutting Consciousness Down To Size
By Tor Norretranders

Tree Grass CloudsThe fact is that every single second, millions of bits of information flood in through our senses. But our consciousness processes only perhaps forty bits a second – at most. Millions and millions of bits are condensed to a conscious experience that contains practically no information at all…
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What Is A Field?
Contributing editor to Scientific American Magazine, George Musser, explains how physicists think about the universe using the fundamental concept of “the field”.

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Between The Folds
I just saw this wonderful documentary. Somehow I missed it when it released in 2008… For those of you who haven’t seen it, I highly recommend it!

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Between The Folds

My Favorite 2013 TED Talks #1

There were so many extraordinary 2013 TED talks, it’s going to be hard to keep my list down to 10 this year. I’m excited to be able to share #1 today — Dan Pallotta’s talk just went up! I think it has the power to do something that is rare in human life: change people’s minds. I’ll post the others as they become available. Enjoy!

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Click here to watch Dan Pallotta’s TED Talk,
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Guest Post: What Is Consciousness?
Here is an excerpt from a fascinating conversation between psychologist, Susan Blackmore and philosopher, David Chalmers, in the book Conversations On Consciousness, by Susan Blackmore:

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I think someone could know all the physical facts about the world and still not know about consciousness. So if the relationship between brain processes and conscious experience isn’t one of reduction, what is it?
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Mindfulness For Children #3: Mindful Breathing
Here is another guided mindfulness exercise for children from my InnerKids class.


Mindful awareness exercises help children develop concentration and self-awareness. In this exercise, children are guided through a process of paying attention to their breathing. There are two versions of the guided exercise – the first is the full exercise and is intended for children who have had some practice, and the second is a slightly modified version for beginners. They are both designed for children ages 6-10.

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Mindful Breathing For Children