The Science of Living in the Moment

There are many savoring techniques that can be used at any time, in private or in public, alone or with others. But in general, they all have one requirement: that we focus our attention on the present experience. That may sound daunting, but there are specific things we can do to achieve this; everyday actions that are surprisingly simple, quick, and elegant yet can make a big difference in the way we experience the world.


Separating Families and Creating Trauma

As a child and adolescent psychiatrist I know the negative effects of separating children from their parents — long-term impacts as well as immediate terror and anguish. As a father I can’t imagine a more horrific situation than if my sons were torn from me and my wife. I am outraged from both of these perspectives when I watch our country daily separate children from their parents on the border. In our field, we define trauma as exposure to dangerous events in which you feel fear, helplessness or horror. What we are witnessing is the widespread traumatization of children of all ages.


Awake and Fully Alive — on Purpose

People say that what we’re all seeking is a meaning for life. I don’t think that’s what we’re really seeking. I think that what we’re seeking is an experience of being alive, so that our life experiences on the purely physical plane will have resonances with our own innermost being and reality, so that we actually feel the rapture of being alive.  Joseph Campell, The Power of Myth


Exclusive Excerpt from The Sustainable Edge

What are you deeply passionate about? What can you be the very best in the world at? What drives your business’ economic engine? Many people know what their passions are, but that’s as far as they go. They have many passions, are generalists about all of them, and don’t strongly commit to one or two. As a result, they never become really exceptional at anything—and this holds true for their businesses, as well.

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