I don’t know about you, but I’m finding it more difficult to focus on what matters in our crazy world. Connection has crossed into hyper-connection; my attention span is shrinking; and life has become unnecessarily complex. That’s why I’ve decided to take a step back and reconnect with the simple stuff that leads to greater happiness.
That’s the idea behind Mind/Body/Word, an email newsletter that helps you reduce the noise and focus on the important things in life. You’ll get the best hand-picked resources on knowledge, health, and the written word, delivered on the first and third Wednesday each month.
It’s been a while since I’ve emailed my newsletter subscribers — that’s why you’re getting this message — so I’ve included a thank you gift at the bottom of this edition for sticking with me for all these years.
There’s another reason this revamped newsletter is called Mind/Body/Word. My novel in-progress explores the mind-body problem — with a suspenseful twist. It’s a long-standing philosophical problem that questions how the mind and body interact. This relates to questions of personal identity, consciousness, intentionality, and the soul. Essentially, what makes us us.
As I research and write this next book, I am constantly uncovering articles worth sharing. I hope you can benefit from this journey, too. I am working to align the mind, body, and written word in my life. Join us if you, too, wish to live deliberately.
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After surveying more than 18,000 people across 23 countries, two thirds said they couldn’t imagine life without the internet. In the United States, 73% agreed. However, the rise of social media has coincided with increased levels of depression, anxiety, and loneliness among young people. I want to know more about what Italy and Japan are doing, who come in at 62%.
We get flu vaccines every year, which are, at best, educated guesses targeting a handful of flu strains. Current vaccines are only about 60% effective. But what if there was a better, cheaper way? What if you could get one universal vaccine that will prevent all flu strains? The StartUp podcast explores a business testing this idea, not at a large pharmaceutical company or at a university, but on pigs in Guatemala.
As a thank you for sticking with me all these years, I would like to share a preview of my book in progress, The Shoemaker Experiment. A suspense novel, the story is about an experimental medical procedure. As always, thank you for reading.
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