Mind & Spirit

Mind & Spirit - Daily Read

Love is a Choice More than a Feeling

"Staying in love takes a commitment. After the rosy glow of the new relationship wears off, we have to make a decision ... We choose to see the good, ignore the petty, look for what we could do for our partner, and remember why we love our partner. Choosing to put in the effort to do these things is what love looks like, and with that work comes the wonderful reward of staying in love." [Read Article]
Mind & Spirit - Daily Read

The Shalom of Neurochemistry

"Oxytocin reminds us what we were created for: connection. This hormone delivers a reward, like we experience from sex or food, just for being connected to others...  We are meant to pursue monogamy, tenderly care for our children, enjoy close friendships, and maintain peace with acquaintances in our community. Oxytocin reminds us, on a chemical level, of who God is, his Trinitarian nature that is in constant communion with himself. It’s like shalom packed into a hormone." [Read Article]
Mind & Spirit - Daily Read

The Long Marriage of Mindfulness and Money

"'With business meditation, we have a practice that is extrapolated from Buddhism and secularized so that all of the theological underpinnings are swept away... So we have Buddhism stood on its head. Mindfulness meditation has been brought into the service of a totally different perspective and world view.' By now, that’s part of a venerable American tradition." [Read Article]
Mind & Spirit - Daily Read

A Neuroscientist Argues That Addiction is Not a Disease

"The disease theory, and the science sometimes used to support it, fail to take into account the plasticity of the human brain... Through a combination of a difficult emotional history, bad luck and the ordinary operations of the brain itself, an addict is someone whose brain has been transformed, but also someone who can be pushed further along the road toward healthy development." [Read Article]