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Who We Are As Brains Seeking Happiness- Part II

In this post I continue reflecting on our brain in two ways, both dealing with happiness. I already was aware that Daniel Pink (2006) comments on the importance of our right brain to happiness… Continue reading

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Self-Aware of Our Split-Hemisphere Brains – Part I

One of the happiest and most helpful moments in my life happened as I was flying one afternoon from Chicago to Denver. I’m happy anytime I can look forward to spending time in the mountains of Colorado. The helpful part was reading in the magazine provided in the seatback pocket by the airline an article on time management that mentioned a book by Lee Silber Continue reading

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Self-Aware of Our Split-Hemisphere Brains – Part II

This thing about humans evolving into beings with two separate brain hemispheres charged with functioning in completely different, yet collaborative ways holds a special fascination for me. Continue reading

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Self-Aware of Our Multiple Intelligences

Recently, I have been studying the work of Howard Gardner on multiple intelligences and also that of Daniel Goleman, who has researched what he calls our emotional intelligence. I have taken several assessments intended to offer insight into how well one has mastered each of the intelligences considered by these theorists. Continue reading

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Hope Lies in Our Growing Up as a Species

One early morning this past week I read an article in the latest issue of Spirituality & Health magazine that left me feeling depressed. At the outset, the article’s author, Allan J. Hamilton, M.D., chronicles the personal and global crises we now face as an Earth community.[i] It’s a disturbing portrait to say the least. Continue reading

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The Stuff of Who We Are

Many years ago, as I sought a more balanced perspective and practice in my spiritual life than I previously had acquired through my Christian upbringing, I turned to Taoist tradition. This was my first foray into Eastern spiritualities. Eventually, it helped me to gain a further appreciation of the Christian mystical tradition….A strain in this mystical thought and practice with which I still struggle is the notion of asceticism, or “letting go of self” implied in much of these writings Continue reading

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