Can a business be grateful? Insights from the science of gratitude

A colleague of mine runs a consulting business, called Behaviorly, where she applies findings from behavioral economics to help improve how other businesses are run.  For instance, how bonuses are paid out can change how responsive employees are to the incentive.  We have been exchanging emails and I began wondering if I can apply the science […]

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A meditation on impermanence

I think we had gone to the thrift store to drop off some furniture, but we decided to go in and dig around.  My favorite part of any thrift store is the “smalls” section, where they put all the random stuff that doesn’t really seem to fit into any particular category.  I like digging  through […]

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Meditate under the Chevy Tree

It is told that the Buddha attained enlightenment by meditating under the Bodhi tree.  Here I invite you to seek the mindful path of the Chevy Tree. What does it mean to be mindful?  The practice of mindfulness is the process of returning one’s attention to the present moment.  In this way, driving an old car […]

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