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Combating Bullying with Empathy Activities

Over the past several years, numerous studies have emerged recognizing the rise in bullying among school-aged kids, particularly those with learning and behavioral disorders. According to a study in Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, 46 percent of parents reported that their autistic kids were bullied in comparison [ … ]

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The Creative Science Behind The Emotional Brain: A Q&A with Dr. Richard J. Davidson

Do you recover quickly from setbacks, or are you prone to wallow in despair? Do your friends think you’re psychic because you always know how they’re feeling, or are you often accused of not “getting it”? Why are some people always “up,” while others are in a perpetual state of gloom and doom? Best-selling author and pioneering neuroscientist Richard J. Davidson [ … ]

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The Zero Point: Living as A Citizen of Earth

Many intellectuals, spiritual leaders, and even scientists are talking about oneness. But the reality is that we keep drawing dividing lines between us, as we can see from the many problems of our world. In order to make the zero point physically manifest and come to life, understanding it conceptually or even through experience is not enough [ … ]

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On Writing and the Neuroscience of Language

I like to say that I never chose writing — it chose me. From the time I was 9 years old, I wrote stories profusely, almost never with the ending in mind, or even the basic roadmap of where I was going — just writing the scenes as they played out in my head moments ahead of time. As I grew older, not having an idea was hardly an excus [ … ]