“Smart people learn from everything and everyone, average people from their experiences, stupid people already have all the answers.” Socrates

What We're Reading/Watching

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1. Multisensory Perception and Bodily Self-Consciousness: From Out-of-Body to Inside-Body ExperienceBigna Lenggenhager, The Neural Bases of Multisensory Processes, 2012 

2. Self and Identity across the Life Span, Dan P. McAdams & Keith S. Cox, The Handbook of Life-Span Development, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2010

3. How Many Senses Do We Have? Lisa Faldman-Barret, 2021 https://www.sciencefocus.com/the-human-body/how-many-senses-do-we-have/amp/  


1. Developing the Sense of Agency Rating Scale (SOARS): An empirical measure of agency disruption in hypnosisVince Polito, Consciousness and Cognition, 2013,

2. The Five Elements of Trust, https://michael-sloyer.medium.com/the-five-elements-of-trust-5baec51441e6


1. The Mechanisms of Psychedelic Visionary Experiences: Hypotheses from Evolutionary Psychology, Frontiers in Neuroscience, Michael J. Winkleman, Sept, 2017

2. Eight Weeks of Meditation https://neurosciencenews.com/meditation-consciousness-quickness-19112/


1. How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence, Michael Pollan, 2018 (Reread)


1. Develomental Coaching to Support the Transition to Self-Authorship, Carolyn Coughlin, New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, WIley, 2015


1. Deconstruction and Therapy, Michael White, Dulwich Center Newsletter, 1991


1. Why Your Brain Needs More Downtime, Ferris Jabr, Scientific American, 2013


1. The Psychological Self as Actor, Agent, and Author, Dan P. McAdams, Perspectives on Psychological Science, Sage Pubs, 2013


1. Finite and Infinite Games, A Vision of Life as Play and Possibility, James Carse, 1986. a reread (3x)


1. This Chair Rocks, A Manifesto Against Ageism, Ashton Applewhite



1. Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents, Elizabeth Wilkerson, 2020

2. Mapping the self in the brain's default mode network https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1053811916001294

3. Seven sins in the study of emotion: correctives from affective neuroscience, https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/12812811/ 

4. Brain and Society Program, USC: https://dornsife.usc.edu/bci/brain-and-society/


1. Panarchy: https://www.resalliance.org/panarchy 

2. Politics & Perceptionhttps://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/what_political_polarization_looks_like_in_the_brain

3. Mindfulness and Personality: More natural for some than others and how it matters: https://psycnet.apa.org/record/2020-72353-001

4. Consciousness as evolution-based attention and prediction: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/finding-purpose/202010/is-consciousness-illusion

5. Is Spirituality a Component of Wisdom?  https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0022395620309997?via%3Dihub


1. What My Sled Dogs Taught Me About Planning for the Unknown https://nyti.ms/33Rpc2H

2. Leaders are not Deciders, they are Decision Architects  https://www.forbes.com/sites/tomvanderark/2020/09/27/leaders-are-not-the-chief-decider-they-are-decision-architects/  


Chapter 7: Developing High-Potential Leaders, by Kevin O'Gorman, pp. 173-190, in the Center for Creative Leadership Handbook for Coaching in Organizations, 2015

Chapter 7: pp. 173-190 https://www.google.com/books/edition/The_Center_for_Creative_Leadership_Handb/5Q1sBgAAQBAJ?hl=en&gbpv=1&printsec=frontcover:

Book: https://www.amazon.com/Creative-Leadership-Handbook-Coaching-Organizations/dp/1118841484