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In his TED talk “Dr. Love” aka Paul Zak prescribes 8 hugs a day. Find out why… What drives our desire to behave morally? Neuroeconomist Paul Zak shows why he believes oxytocin (he calls it “the moral molecule”) is responsible for trust, empathy and other feelings that help build a stable society.

Birthday thoughts

Usually this is something that women tend not to speak about: Birthdays. They hint at age, and ageing is often seen as a weakness in our society. I feel and always have felt different. To me the ageing process is something wonderful – and obviously inevitable. In one way I have always felt ageless or […]

People buy iPhones to be universally connected and have a ton of cool functions and features at their fingertips. But as the wise monk Rev. Heng Sure once said, everything we create in silicon already exists in carbon. I’d add that the silicon technology is a poor facsimile at best. So how exactly do you tap […]

Different Yoga Schools & Styles

In the 20th century different types of Hatha based yoga schools developed. The founders of the three dominant schools – Ashtanga, Iyengar and Viniyoga – were all students of Sri Tirumalai Krishnamacharya (1888-1989), a famous teacher at the Yoga Institute at the Mysore Palace in India and the “father of modern yoga.” Two other styles […]

The brain in love

In yesterdays’ group questions around love came up – universal love, romantic love, lust? This is a great video on the nature of romantic love. Helen Fisher, PhD, Biological Anthropologist has conducted extensive research and written five books on the evolution and future of human sex, love, marriage, gender differences in the brain and how […]

A New Dimensions Media interview with Diana Winston. About this 1 hour programme: One thing that shows up in the research across the board is that people who practice mindfulness report being happier. What doesn’t show up in the findings is that their lives automatically get better. They don’t necessarily stop getting sick or stop […]