Can Your Heart’s Energy Change the World?

Helen Keller once wrote, “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen nor even touched, but just felt in the heart.” Her words have always rung true for me but have grown in meaning as I’ve been become more aware of and interested in the scientific research emerging about heart intelligence. [...]

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Re-Remembering David Foster Wallace

“Good writing isn’t a science. It’s an art, and the horizon is infinite. You can always get better.” That’s a quote from an article about David Foster Wallace that was published last week on one of my favorite websites: Brain Pickings. I love it because the implications go far beyond writing—to so many aspects of [...]


How We Learn

Must all learning be difficult, a series of miserably rote chores performed by schoolchildren trapped at their desks? Or can mastering multiplication, reading, science, and writing be a romp through the playgrounds of the mind? While most students would prefer that school be as easy as possible, the truth is that the deepest human understanding—the [...]


Getting the Life You Want

“It’s never too late to do something that your heart really desires,” says perpetual student Jennie Richards, who is studying for her MBA in Sustainable Enterprise. “I didn’t get married until I was forty-five. Now I’m back in school at age fifty-two. My life is proof that you don’t have to follow a set template [...]

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