by Oliver Markley, PhD
Once thought of by most as unlikely and distant threats, climate change and economic volatility are having significant impacts on the sustainability of global systems. What other wild cards are in the deck of possibilities, and how do we plan for their arrival?
by Larry Dossey, MD
The value of chaos and disorder in human life and the paradoxical unity of opposites have been repeatedly affirmed by an impressive array of individuals from various walks of life – scientists, mathematicians, physicians, nurses, psychologists, philosophers, poets, writers, musicians, artists, theologians, saints, and sinners. They tell us that chaos and disorder are as essential as harmony and coherence in a fulfilled life, and in emerging science as well.
by Sol Weingarten, MD
All of us have two basic levels of consciousness, two distinct selves. One, which I call our “lower-level self,” emanates from non-conscious sources and lives in our amygdala – in the primitive, lower portion of our brain. The other self, which I call our “higher-level self,” situated in the prefrontal cortex, is designed to take time for conscious consideration of behavior. The two are parts of a whole, however independently they may act and however different their roles.
by Rebecca Costa
How well do we understand our physiological limitations, our biological predispositions, and the remnants of prehistoric drives and instincts? Do we take prophylactic measures to deal with them? Or do we set aside the principles of evolution and continue to repeat an unconscious pattern of complexity and collapse?