Learning to think again

Humans are thinking creatures. Otherwise, the only difference between humans and other animals is that we have bigger brains that also allow us to speak. But we use less brain power every day because we use calculators, Google, and self-driving cars. We’re not lazy, but we prefer to do the things we want so we can carry on with […]

Thinking through the repetition

Doing the dishes, sweeping the leaves, shooting free throws, organizing your records—repetitive tasks can also be mindful experiences. There’s something about the fluidity of motion that jogs the brain into a presence on par with meditation. You’d think that boredom would set in and condemn our brains to seek dopamine-hitting pleasures. But some of the […]