What is the limbic system? The oldest part of the brain, what one of my therapists called " the lizard brain."
And in driving us to the comfort of the lizard, it messes up our personal lives.
Here is a picture of it, from an online course on brain anatomy --from San Diego State University. I think. I just know the URL, heck it could be South Dakota State University. …Continue
December 25, 2012
Today is Christmas, perhaps the ultimate holiday for giving, and I am reflecting on the act, ritualization, and commercialization of "giving."
In the past few weeks the media has been abuzz with commentary on the virtue or the silliness of Giving Tuesday. Social media and a consortium of charities pumped up the idea of naming the Tuesday after Black Friday and Cyber Monday…Continue
This article was published in JUDAISM, A Journal of Jewish Life and Thought, Issue No. 211/212/ Volume 53 / Numbers 3-4 / Summer-Fall 2004 / Pages 260-266.