The 4 Components of Emotion

Most of us think of emotion purely as a feeling. We might feel happy or sad, for instance, or love, joy, or grief. But there is much more to emotion than a feeling. Emotion is really smeared all over and all throughout the body. The diagram below shows how this is so. Let me explain. […]

Can your mind influence your genes?

Yes! It’s doing it 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. It’s impossible, actually, to disentangle your mind from your genes. When you learn something new, or think the same thing over and over again, the brain lays down neural pathways. But they don’t just spring out of thin air. They are the consequence […]