How to Boost your Happiness Naturally
By: Jacob Devaney - 26 February 2020 - Comments Off on How to Boost your Happiness Naturally

Dopamine is a naturally occurring neurotransmitter in our brains associated with pleasure, addiction, and reward [...]

This is Your Brain on Serotonin
By: Jacob Devaney - 25 February 2020 - Comments Off on This is Your Brain on Serotonin

Understanding the Cocktail of Chemicals that Fuel our Consciousness: As we dive into the complex and beautiful neurochemical cocktail that fuels our brains, serotonin is a bit of an enigma. Research shows that serotonin plays an important role in regulating [...]

Hōkūle’a and the Story of Island Earth
By: Jacob Devaney - 10 February 2020 - Comments Off on Hōkūle’a and the Story of Island Earth

Lessons of Aloha and Connection With our AncestorsWhen we look out at the vast reaches of space, our Planet Earth is indeed an island of life floating in an endless sea of stars. It is [...]

The Self You Never Knew: Human Microbiome
By: Jacob Devaney - 01 January 2020 - Comments Off on The Self You Never Knew: Human Microbiome

When many become one, what is the self? We are much more than we realize! There are communities of living organisms sharing your body. A basic understanding of the Human Microbiome can change the [...]

Art Can Literally Alter Our Brain Chemistry
By: Jacob Devaney - 18 December 2019 - Comments Off on Art Can Literally Alter Our Brain Chemistry

You might be surprised to learn what scientific research says about how art affects the brain. Long before modern neuroscience, artists were creating works to inspire people and today complex brain imaging scans can [...]

Kali Yuga, End of a Dark Era and the Coming of Light
By: Jacob Devaney - 10 December 2019 - Comments Off on Kali Yuga, End of a Dark Era and the Coming of Light

Even though we live on a planet that surrounds us with beauty, that there is a lot of darkness happening within humanity. The ancient Sanskrit teachings understood that civilization goes through distinct cycles of [...]

The Magical Mind: Placebos Baffle Scientists
By: Jacob Devaney - 30 November 2019 - Comments Off on The Magical Mind: Placebos Baffle Scientists

Researchers are perplexed by recent studies that have placebos performing very well compared to new and experimental pharmaceuticals. Meanwhile the science of Psychoneuroimmunology (PNI) is echoing what mystics and shaman have been saying forever… we have untold powers [...]

Healing Cultural Wounds is a Community Effort
By: Jacob Devaney - 28 November 2019 - Comments Off on Healing Cultural Wounds is a Community Effort

Honoring indigenous people and the wisdom they have kept for millennia needs to be a year-round practice. All humans have an indigenous ancestry and for some it is buried in a distant past. Those [...]

Regenerative Lifestyles: Collaborating with Gaia
By: Jacob Devaney - 31 October 2019 - Comments Off on Regenerative Lifestyles: Collaborating with Gaia

First proposed by James Lovelock, The Gaia Hypothesis is the idea that our planet as a whole is a self-regulating complex system that contributes to maintaining the conditions needed for life. This is to [...]

Collective Creativity: Bioneers Inspire Global Solutions
By: Jacob Devaney - 30 October 2019 - Comments Off on Collective Creativity: Bioneers Inspire Global Solutions

A Bioneer is a pioneer for the environment, one who celebrates, honors, and collaborates with the connected web of life that we are part of. The term was coined by the founders of a [...]

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