The book’s title reminds us of a fact of which we are already aware. That normal is a term brought about and supported by science. Normal is the curve’s middle when considering a dataset. None of us are actually there – in the middle. And thus, none of us normal.
Whether you believe we are godly creations put here as a test to enter eternity in paradise or an aimless spec in the universe’s infinite expanse, one thing is for sure: WE ARE A MIRACLE.
At some point, I became aware that the main benefit I received from yoga was the breathing. The Ujayii – the champion’s breath – is my favorite. I do it most of the day, especially when working on tasks. I’ve wondered if this is the most important thing I’ve learned in my practice. James Nestor seems to have had a similar question as is evident by his 2020 offering Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art.
Loneliness and isolation can be detrimental to your health. It is a drive just as strong as hunger. Without social connection, our souls starve.
In Bittersweet: How Sorrow and Longing Makes Us Whole, Cain explores the idea of melancholy’s role in our lives through a cultural, scientific, and experiential lens.
In Dweck’s own words those with a growth mindset are “individuals who believe their talents can be developed (through hard work, good strategies, and input from others)”.1 On the other hand, those with a fixed mindset tend to believe things are the way they are and there isn’t much to be done to make a change.
HBO starring Zendaya, has just kicked off its second season. The show is a phenomenon highlighting a plethora of modern issues that teens face such as drug addiction, sexual abuse and exploitation, intimate partner violence, and related mental health issues.
Kotler shares what he’s learned on his journey from extreme sports journalist to flow expert.