Me, My Parasympathetic Nervous System, and I

Some people imagine they have the devil one shoulder and an angel on the other, giving competing advice.  For me, I have my sympathetic nervous system shouting in one ear and my parasympathetic nervous system whispering in the other.  One is unreliable but sometimes right. The other gives very good advice that I just don’t […]

When Positive Thinking Doesn’t Work

I hate positive thinking emergencies. They creep up on you at your worst moments. You stand at cliff’s edge, vicious barbarian armies closing in on you. In front of you lies the ocean. Even if you were to survive the sharp rocks that stud the cliff side, there is a sea monster waiting below, his […]