Love and Marriage Blog #2 – The Results Are In

Love and Marriage Blog #2 – The Results Are In

When we met again two weeks later, Megan and Michael were both looking a little frayed around the edges. “Honestly!” Megan exploded, as soon as we sat down. “You’d think it was everyone else’s wedding! Michael’s mother has sent us her guest list of 250 people, every...
Emotional Style Brain Blog #8 – Attention

Emotional Style Brain Blog #8 – Attention

Attention seems an odd addition to the dimensions of Emotional Style as described by Richard Davidson in The Emotional Life of Your Brain, since we usually think of attention as a cognitive ability. A closer look, however, reveals that attention has both emotional and...
Emotional Style Survey Brain Blog #7 – Sensitivity To Social Context

Emotional Style Survey Brain Blog #7 – Sensitivity To Social Context

Movie buffs may recall the scene from Four Weddings and a Funeral in which Tom, as best man, gives the speech: Tom: When Bernard told me he was getting engaged to Lydia, I congratulated him because all his other girlfriends were such complete dogs. Although may I say...
Emotional Style Brain Blog #6 – Self-Awareness

Emotional Style Brain Blog #6 – Self-Awareness

For the life of him, Jack can’t understand why people are always asking if something is bugging him, or if he is angry. He isn’t, at least, he doesn’t think he is, though come to think of it, he often blows his cork without a lot of warning. One mi...
Emotional Style Brain Blog #3 – The Resilience Dimension

Emotional Style Brain Blog #3 – The Resilience Dimension

Oh no! What a morning! The alarm didn’t go off. I stubbed my toe rushing to the shower, which was cold because that rotten kid used up all the hot water. Again. The coffee machine boiled over, leaving a scorched mess all over the heating plate and me without caffeine....
Emotional Style Brain Blog # 2- Rewiring Your Brain

Emotional Style Brain Blog # 2- Rewiring Your Brain

What if I told you it was possible to reduce anxiety and stress, improve attention, calmness and reactivity without medication or leaving the comfort of your own home? Sounds too good to be true? It isn’t. Those who practice meditation, particularly with a focus on...