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My Favorite Books – Part II

As promised, this week I’ll be sharing more books that have engrossed me and that I believe will either entertain or inspire you or give you new perspectives on life, relationships, our rapidly changing world today, and what we might expect in the future.   I began reading Carlos Castaneda’s books in my 30s, starting
  • 23 Oct, 2014
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My Favorite Books – Part I

I’ve always loved books, both fiction and nonfiction. In previous blogs I’ve written about some of my favorites, and this week and next I’m going to share a more extensive list of books that have inspired and enriched me.   My Early Favorites When I was a kid, my dad read me Aesop’s Fables, illustrated
  • 16 Oct, 2014
  • Posted by Steve Fogel
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A New Way of Looking at Consciousness

Last Friday night I had dinner with a medical ethicist friend, and we talked about consciousness. He said it was a subject that he and his colleagues are constantly debating. From a medical ethicist’s point of view, the consideration of consciousness centers on the definition of life, as defined by a patient having an active
  • 22 May, 2014
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Are Your Dreams Outside the Lines?

“The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” is a famous short story by James Thurber about a man who leads a mundane life but daydreams about heroic deeds. To me, that quality defines what I think of as a “closet outlier.”   My elementary school teacher, speaking in a dictatorial manner, taught us when we were
  • 8 May, 2014
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What Carlos Castaneda Taught Me about How to Live a More Effective Life

On Tuesday, my new book, Your Mind Is What Your Brain Does for a Living: Learn How to Make It Work for You, was released, and it made me think about the path that brought me to writing a book about mindfulness and how we can use our mind to rewire our brain. Looking back,
  • 13 Mar, 2014
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