The Brains of Our Fathers: Does Parenting Rewire Dads?

Fathers and their children reshape one another’s neurons By Brian Mossop Does parenting ReWire the Dad’s brain?  Here’s a very interesting article from Scientific American that takes a look at how understanding the new brain connections that result from parenthood. Enjoy! Last May, I took a trip to San Diego for my brother-in-law’s graduation from college, […]

A Mindful Revolution in Education

By Susan Kaiser Greenland In my humble opinion, bringing the transformative practice of mindful awareness to children, teens and their families could revolutionize the world as we know it. There are great educational programs that teach valuable life-skills cradle to grave. But it’s tough to use those life-skills in a crisis or other difficult situation […]

The Mindful Brain

More from Dan Siegel, MD — author of The Mindful Brain and Mindsight, and my #1 neuroscience-meets-relationships hero. by Rick Heller Daniel Siegel is a psychiatrist and author. His 2007 book, The Mindful Brain, is a scientific take on the practice of mindfulness, which is often defined as “non-judgmental attention to the present moment.” Siegel’s […]

Why Independence Isn’t Worth The Fireworks

Independence is seriously overrated. We’re big on independence here in the US. I love the Fourth of July, our local neighborhood parade with kids and dogs, and politicians giving speeches at the end while we sweat and eat drippy popsicles. I love what it stands for, declaring what we hold to be self-evident truths and […]