stress behaviour

3 06, 2020

Coronavirus Conversations: “The Revolution is Coming”

By | 2020-06-05T16:49:41+00:00 June 3rd, 2020|

It was one of my more enjoyable interviews. The interviewer had clearly done her homework. Each question that she asked – and more important, her follow-ups – revealed how deeply she had read in Self-Reg. But it was her last question that really stands out in my mind: “What [...]

26 05, 2020

Coronavirus Conversations: From “This” to “We” to “Me” and Back Again

By | 2020-05-26T07:47:46+00:00 May 26th, 2020|

Susan mentioned to me the other day that many people find it interesting to learn about the influences on my thinking about Self-Reg. Not just the biographical details, but the theoretical underpinnings of Self-Reg. The more I thought about this remark, the more I realized that it was time [...]

12 05, 2020

Coronavirus Conversations: Now is Not the Time to be Going Red Brain

By | 2020-05-18T13:36:26+00:00 May 12th, 2020|

I’ve recently been engaged in a very interesting exercise. I decided to read together, so that I could compare and contrast, Michael Tomasello’s A Natural History of Human Morality (2016) and Jonathan Sacks’ Morality: Restoring the Common Good in Divided Times (2020). I expected to find profound differences, given [...]

8 05, 2020

My Year of Math

By | 2020-05-07T15:13:02+00:00 May 8th, 2020|

By: Vicki Parnell “You’re doing WHAT? WHY?” “I feel anxious just thinking about that.” With reactions like this, you’d think I was I talking about going skydiving, wrestling with sharks, or conducting some kind of dangerous medical experiments on my body. Nothing that scary… I was merely taking university-level [...]

23 04, 2020

Coronavirus Conversations: Meade’s Maxim

By | 2020-04-23T15:46:35+00:00 April 23rd, 2020|

I am always asking Why. Even when the answer seems obvious, I’m driven to see whether it’s possible to delve deeper. Which is how I feel about those who are so eager to relax social distancing. Granted, their political machinations are as clear as could be, as is the [...]

16 04, 2020

Coronavirus Conversations: “Change can only happen when you are at your most uncomfortable”

By | 2020-04-23T15:45:43+00:00 April 16th, 2020|

When I was 17 years old, I made one of those incredibly stupid and life-altering decisions that seventeen-year-olds are so prone to make. I was on track for playing basketball at an American university, torn between a small college where I’d get to be a starter and a large [...]

8 04, 2020

Coronavirus Conversations: It’s All a Matter of Trust

By | 2020-04-23T09:43:46+00:00 April 8th, 2020|

Early on in my university studies, I decided to dedicate myself fully to a life of toiling away in the service of the Blue Brain, little appreciating at the time that that was what I was doing. But that is what philosophy is: the apotheosis of Blue Brain zeal [...]

2 04, 2020

Coronavirus Conversations: A Message that All Teens Need to Hear

By | 2020-04-13T09:39:08+00:00 April 2nd, 2020|

My goal in these “Coronavirus Conversations” is to relate Self-Reg ideas to various things that my family and I are going through: partly to share, partly to further my own learning. And the perfect example occurred the other day in a conversation I had with our teenage son. It [...]

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