Bullying: Anatomy of the Bully

Recently I’ve been on a deep dive into expert opinions on bullying, its causes, effects and methods.  Fortunately there is consensus on a number of points, irrespective if the bullying is associated with schools, work place or larger social groups.

NEUROSCIENCE—The Bad, the Good, & the Transcendent. Part II As neuroscience has turned its attention to feelings, consciousness, the self, it has become clear that a lot of simple everyday concepts that we all (scientists too!) assumed were valid— —are not good...

Remembering Women Veterans

I recall being focused on a butterfly that had just landed on a nearby plant. The butterfly paused revealing crisp black and yellow stripes and spots. Its wings slowly opened and closed as it tested a flower for nectar.  Overhead, the drone of a prop aircraft...

Resilient First Responders: Flourishing Under Challenge

Why do some people flourish in the face stress? I’d like to share some insights from our studies of flight attendant health.   One study’s objective was to determine if a ‘meditative movement’ training could change the health of our study volunteers.  This training involved teaching awareness of internal bodily sensations …

The Sensory (Somatic) World of Flight Attendants

Some of you know the dichotomy of my background, now a faculty member, working as a research scientist at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. Formerly, I was a Pan Am flight attendant (FA) for over 18 years. It has been the greatest honor and good...

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