The illusion of control and choice (#nofreewill)…

Following on from my last entry – I wanted to explore more on the topic of unconscious versus conscious choice, and our ability to make conscious choices versus our perception of that ability. Let’s see what we can come up with. For the majority of our Read More …

Why I’m choosing to go vegetarian…

I’m back. Apologies for the lack of entry last week – a combination of jet lag and a cold made sure that didn’t happen. Today, I wanted to write about something that’s been on my mind for a while. Before travelling for a month, my Read More …

What you should know (Part 2)…

Last week, I wrote about some basic things that we are all supposed to know about (but not that many of us do anything about) regarding our health. This week, I’d like to continue the theme with some stuff that’s equally important to your physical Read More …

What you should know (Part 1)…

I’ve been wanting to write today’s post for some time (and eventually turn it into a book). Over the years, through a lot of time in academia and private practice, I’ve picked up some great, evidence-based tips for being an effective, healthy person. Some of Read More …

Believing in mirages: The convincing illusion of reality

Last week I wrote about my spaniel, Moose, and how he’s dependent on a ‘blankie’ to help him regulate his emotions (here), mostly because he’s lacking development in the part of the brain that we use to focus our attention. Because of this limitation, his Read More …

The ‘Blankie’ as Metaphor: Lessons from a Spaniel

I’d like to introduce you to Moose. Moose is a four year-old Springer Spaniel who is fixated on his blankie. He also has a stuffed sheep which, along with his blankie, he uses to regulate his emotions. This fascinates me. So this week I’d like Read More …