mind-body connection

The Power of Magic

Research shows that anything that makes you feel lucky can make you more confident and help you perform better. And, believe it or not, wishing others luck makes them perform better too. In one experiment—a dexterity task that normally took more…

Revisiting Play

I recently read an article entitled “In Defense of Play” in the Atlantic by Alison Gopnik, a professor of psychology and an affiliate professor of philosophy at UC Berkeley. Gopnik asks the question: “Why play?” She then answers that question…