Music, the Neural Harmonics of Emotion, and How Love Restrings the Brain – The Marginalian

“Lights and shadows flutter continually across the inner sky, and I know not where they come from nor where they go,” Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote in his notebook one spring day in 1840. “Neither do I inquire closely about them.” “It is dangerous to consider such phenomena carefully. It is appropriate to create a substance where … Read more

How to Develop and Cultivate a Growth Mindset

There is no denying that modern life throws countless obstacles in our way. However, as Marcus Aurelius used to say, “The mind adapts and turns to its own purposes is an obstacle to our representation. What stands in the way becomes the way.” What this ancient Roman emperor meant is that as long as we … Read more

The Impact of Self-Awareness on Relationships

Earlier in my career I had a work personality and a home personality. Even a DISC evaluation revealed this duplication. My natural state is one who pushes things forward and uses encouragement or influence to bolster support. My adaptive state is someone who sticks to the rules and complies and is a boring corporate suit. … Read more