November 5, 2021

Powering Your Life with Passion and Perseverance: A Look at ‘Grit’

A few years ago, author and professor Angela Duckworth, published a book that introduced mainstream readers to a very interesting and helpful concept: Grit. Grit can […]
October 31, 2021

A Short History of Halloween

It’s the end of October, and that means Halloween is here. And while many of use may carve a pumpkin, go trick-or-treating, or decorate our homes […]
October 6, 2021

COVID-19: How Can the Pandemic End?  

By now, news of the COVID-19 pandemic feels stale. The pandemic first hit the United States in March 2020, and now, nearly two years later, the […]
September 25, 2021

A Tour of Medical Marijuana: History and Benefits  

In the last decade, more and more states have legalized the use of medical marijuana, including Pennsylvania. And most people do not know, that in the […]
September 19, 2021

September is a Season: Exploring Transition, Change, and Harmony

Harmony, change, and balance – these are but some of the words that may come to mind when you think of September.   September is the […]
September 12, 2021

Kintsugi: Finding Beauty in Imperfection

According to author Erin Niimi Longhurst, “Kintsugi is the art of repairing broken pottery with golden lacquer.” The concept is Japanese, and its part of a […]
August 20, 2021

Caffeine as a Drug

Most people don’t realize it, but caffeine is a drug. That doesn’t mean to say that consuming caffeine is bad. On the contrary, there are many […]
August 13, 2021

The Emerging Science of ‘Nutrition Psychiatry’: How Food Can Change How You Feel

When I first heard the idea that food can influence your mood, I was a little skeptical at first. “Was this just another trend that will […]
August 7, 2021

Tapping into the ‘Power of Ritual’

According to author Casper ter Kuile, our world has become a place where “people have a more transient commitment to their jobs, locales, friendships, and marriages.”  […]
July 23, 2021

The Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar Every few years or so, a new “miracle” health product arrives on store shelves. I can personally recall that […]
July 16, 2021

Technology and the Human Mind

“We are living in a nonlinear world where combinations of technology have become far greater than the sum of their parts,” author Daniel M. Gerstein says […]
June 23, 2021

A Psychedelic Renaissance?

In his 2018 book, “How to Change Your Mind,” author Michael Pollen explores the “medical and scientific revolution around psychedelic drugs.” Part personal memoir and part […]