Soul and Synapse

Soul & Synapse

Imagine immersing yourself in a systematic exploration of the nature of mind that gives you a new way to experience life. And then consider that you can “integrate consciousness” at the same time as you are diving deeply into a

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Brain Insights and Well-Being

Brain Insights and Well-Being

This is the third installment in our brain basics blog. Let’s dive a bit more into structure today and get used to some fundamental parts, their names, and their functions. Remember, knowing the parts will enable you to link them together

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Brain Insights and Well-Being

Brain Insights and Well-Being

This is the second of a series on Interpersonal Neurobiology: Relationships, Health, and the Brain. Using knowledge to link differentiated functions can change life for the better. Meet the Characters of the Play If integration creates well-being and happiness, how

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you said what about time outs?

You Said WHAT About Time-Outs?!

We recently wrote an article for TIME Magazine online where we discussed time-outs as a discipline strategy. We’ve received a great deal of positive feedback on the piece, and some criticism as well. We’re excited that people are thinking and talking about

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Brain Insights and Well-Being

Brain Insights and Well-Being

This is the first of a series on Interpersonal Neurobiology: Relationships, Health, and the Brain. How does knowing about the brain’s parts make mental health and happiness more likely to occur? On the one hand, we know that part of

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Mindfulness As Integration

Mindfulness As Integration

Mindful awareness can be considered as a way of being, more than something that involves our “doing” something. Engage a certain “state of mind” that has the range of qualities we have heard repeatedly even though there is no fixed and

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mind emotion and the spectrum of autism

Mind, Emotion, and the Spectrum of Autism

Last month was Autism Awareness month and I’m writing today to remind us that autism continues to be a compelling global issue that consumes the tireless efforts of families and professionals throughout the year. In our human family, there are many ways

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Thriving with the power or presence

Thriving with the Power of Presence

Pictured: Arianna Huffington, Alanis Morissette, Dr. Dan Siegel, Jon Kabat-Zinn Excited to join in the exploration of healthy ways of living at the upcoming conference, THRIVE, with Arianna Huffington and Mika Brzezinski.  Looking forward to discussing the importance of cultivating meaningful

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how to bring presence into our modern digitized world

How to Bring Presence Into Our Modern, Digitized World

For the past few years, I’ve attended an interactive conference called Wisdom 2.0, an annual event that encourages the ongoing conversation about how to bring more mindful awareness and compassion to our modern-day, digital world. At the most recent gathering in

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The Self is Not Defined by the Boundaries of Our Skin

The Self is Not Defined by the Boundaries of Our Skin

Recently, I’ve spoken at several conferences around the country about mindfulness in adolescents, attachment in families, and bringing more awareness and compassion to our digital lives.  One comment in particular that I made at each of these speaking engagements seemed to garner

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