Monthly Archives: March 2012

decisions decisions decisions…

As I sit here contemplating my future, I’m wondering if I ever really gave it a chance. I’ve been planning my escape for as long as I can remember…
Am I just running away again
or are things different this time?
At least this time maybe I’m a little wiser…at least that’s what I hope…
I just know that something needs to change and maybe this is the catalyst…


gravity…electromagnetic fields…abnormal

gravity…interesting way to put it. is there really a force that can pull you toward someone, like if you feel drawn to someone or something? actually that’s not a good analogy since gravity is a weak force, but what about a magnet? can we subconsciously detect other people’s electromagnetic fields? Auras?

Why is it that when we find people who experience the world differently, everyone is so quick to label them as being in some way abnormal, and call it a disease or disorder?


Being Human Conference Book List

So I’m going to San Francisco this month, and this is my excuse! There’s a Being Human conference entitled The Science of Human Experience on March 24, 2012. The panel of speakers include scientists, artists, poets, philosophers, and others whose work relates to the human condition. They will be discussing current research and theories on various aspects of human nature and what it means to be human. Visit their website www.beinghuman2012.org for more info or to register. Books by each of the featured speakers are listed below. I’m going to pick up a few of them before the conference and I’ll post my impressions. Also book reviews, etc. coming soon!

Richard J. Davidson, Ph.D.

Founder and Chair, Center for Investigating Healthy Minds, Waisman Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison

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Peter Baumann

Author and Founder, The Baumann Foundation

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David Eagleman, Ph.D.

Neuroscientist, Professor of Neuroscience and Psychiatry, Baylor College of Medicine

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Paul Ekman, Ph.D.

Manager, Paul Ekman Group, LLC

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Anne Harrington, Ph.D.

Professor of the History of Science, Harvard University

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Jane Hirshfield

Prize-winning International Poet, Translator, and Essayist

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Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D.

Professor of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, and Founder, Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care and Society

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Beau Lotto, Ph.D.

Neuroscientist and Artist, Founder of Lottolab Studio

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Hazel Markus, Ph.D.

Davis-Brack Professor in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University

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Thomas Metzinger, Ph.D.

Professor of Theoretical Philosophy, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz

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V.S. Ramachandran, Ph.D.

Director, Center for Brain and Cognition, University of California-San Diego

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Gelek Rimpoche

Founder, Jewel Heart, Tibetan Buddhist Center

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Laurie Santos, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Psychology, Yale University

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