This Is Your Brain On Gratitude

“Thank you” doesn’t just bring light to people’s faces. It also lights up different parts of the brain. In honor of Thanksgiving, I’d like to share this article with you from UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center. Evidence is mounting that gratitude makes a powerful impact on our bodies, including our immune and cardiovascular health. But…

Hope and salutogensis

Originally posted on A Better NHS:
Four patients in my afternoon surgery were suffering from chronic pain and had spent years being treated by pain specialists, spinal surgeons, psychologists, physiotherapists and complementary therapists. None of this specialist attention had alleviated their pain to any significant degree or provided a satisfactory explanation for their suffering. I…

Activism and Hope

I am back on Block Island. The Block Island Peace Project is happening, continuing, and attendance is good. [Scroll down on the Library website] Coincidentally my friend Jane Baumann, mother of our Library Director Kristin, told us about a great Program called I’ve Got a Song. I have just been to it, learned a lot … More Activism and Hope

Travel…

I am on a brief trip to Edinburgh. Travel is part of my life, so I mostly take it as it comes and try not to feel guilty about the airlines use of fuel. There is always a certain amount of stress as one of my homes, Block Island, is … an island. So getting … More Travel…