Posts Categorized: Guest Posts

Guest Post: “Meditation Retreat” by Dan Harris

An excerpt from 10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works—A True Story by Dan Harris It was the longest, most exquisite high of my life, but the hangover came first… Continue Reading

Guest Post: “Your Inner Fish” by Neil Shubin

An excerpt from Your Inner Fish: A Journey Into the 3.5 Billion-Year History of the Human Body by Neil Shubin … No matter how different the species look as adults, as tiny embryos they all go through the same stages of development. To fully appreciate the importance of this, we need to look again at our first... Read more »

Guest Post: “The Emotional Past” by Joseph LeDoux

An excerpt from Synaptic Self: How Our Brains Become Who We Are by Joseph LeDoux …According to the mood congruity hypothesis, memories are more easily retrieved when the emotional state at the time of memory formation matches the state at the time of retrieval. For example, we are more likely to remember sad than happy events when... Read more »

Guest Post: “Watching The Movie Of Our Life” by Michael Gazzaniga

An excerpt from The Mind’s Past by Michael Gazzaniga Starting in the mid-1950’s, although not publishing his results until the mid-1960’s, Benjamin Libet tweaked the scientific world with the question, “How long must a stimulus occur before we become conscious of it?”… Continue Reading