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“I feel that we are on the threshold of a new order where people will be seeking enlightened change… This will all come about with the infusion of spirituality into science.” — John E. Fetzer, Founder of The Fetzer Institute

We are at the dawn of recognizing Love as the new transformational intelligence—Doc Childre, founder of The HeartMath Institute.

The Crossroads of Science, Spirituality, and Love

Science has always been about evidence. Religion has, in our perspective, always been in its essence about love and connection. Based on the work of scientists, visionaries, and thought leaders, we present information and resources that explore this exciting crossroads. We hope this will encourage us all to rethink traditional assumptions of science vs religion, and begin to see both as two sides of life, complimenting and validating each other in a cosmic dance that can serve a global movement that transforms the world into a more loving home for all.

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Infinite Potential: The Life and Ideas of David Bohm (The Crossroads of Science and Spirituality)

7/08/2020 LoveMore Blog |INFINITE POTENTIAL tells the story of the man Einstein called his “spiritual son” and the Dalai Lama his “science guru.” A brilliant physicist and explorer of consciousness, Bohm’s profound insights into the underlying nature of reality and the interconnectedness of the universe and our place within it are truly far-reaching. Bohm proposed a theory unifying relativity and quantum mechanics, two seemingly-opposed explanations of observable phenomena. Why was this revolutionary thinker shunned by mainstream scientists of his day? Read more →

The Biology of Happiness

7/08/2020 LoveMore Blog | I am not a big believer in happiness as a goal. Not that I have anything against it, but to me, it is a low bar to shoot for. As a proponent of becoming more fully human, I think life has so much more to offer us. That said, this article shows some empirical evidence that shows a relationship between states of mind and corresponding bodily response worth noting. Read more →

How to Change Your DNA

6/24/2020 LoveMore Blog | Many people have mistakenly believed that the DNA with which we are born is the sole determinant for who we are and will become, but scientists have understood for decades that this genetic determinism is a flawed theory. Thus starts the web of understanding the difference between genetic determinism and epigenetics, which is the difference between living as a victim of our genome, or being responsible for switching our genes on or off through the way we choose to live. Heart intelligence is a goal we can aspire to and open ourselves to the wisdom of the ages, and the frontiers of science. Read more →

Your Brain is Powerful But Needs Your Help

6/22/2020 LoveMore Blog | Our Brains get overloaded by any number of things, including an overly stressful day at work or a family emergency. People in poverty, however, have the added burden of ever-present stress, and often bracing themselves against class bias that adds extra strain or even trauma to their daily lives. And the science is clear—when brain capacity is used up on these worries and fears, there simply isn't as much bandwidth for other things." Read more →

The Science of the Heart

4/15/2020 LoveMore Blog | We are at the dawn of recognizing Love as the new transformational intelligence—Doc Childre, Founder of The HeartMath Institute.

The Heartmath organization is at the forefront of both offering free helpful tools and information helping us to become more coherent in our daily lives and pushing the research showing just how powerful the heart really is. As an example, the heart's electrical field has forty to sixty times more amplitude than that of the brain, while the heart's magnetic field is approximately five thousand times stronger than the field produced by the brain (McCraty 2004). Read more →

The Care and Feeding of Love

4/27/2020 LoveMore Blog | The Care and Feeding of Love: “The 75 years and 20 million dollars spent on the Grant Study points to a straightforward five-word conclusion,” Vaillant writes. “Happiness is love. Full stop.” Here is a short primer on the care and feeding of love by Brad Stulberg where he focuses on research that shows the way to a happy and fulfilled life through the practice of love and its evidence-based conclusion that makes it so obvious, yet, why do we not practice it everywhere and always? Read more →

4/27/2020 LoveMore Blog | Parenting | We talked about Activating your X-ray vision and learning to see the “inner toddler” in your child, no matter what age. Although this sounds like a fantastic superpower that we humans don't seem to possess, we ask you to take a second look. We all have this to some degree, and our job is to use and develop it. Said another way, it is all about getting to know your child. This you can do. To do it well, however, requires practice. Read more →

How to De-Stress and Improve Focus, Happiness and Productivity

4/13/2020 | Research shows it can rewire your brain to improve your focus, happiness, and productivity. It's also therapeutic for people with anxiety, depression, PTSD, and high blood pressure. A study published in the journal Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience showed that "meditation was found to be associated with relatively lower activity in regions of the DMN in meditators compared to controls during meditation compared to another active cognitive task, as indicated by a significant Group x Task interaction.". Read more →

Why the Quickest Route to Happiness May Be to Do Nothing

4/1/2020 LoveMore Blog |Psychological research shows that the harder we strive to be happy, the less likely we are to achieve that goal. Happiness devolves from something pleasant that I can enjoy right now, to something burdensome that I have to keep working at over and over and over. Read more →

Neuroscience Offers One Simple Action to Boost Your Brain's Happiness Circuitry

1/14/2020 LoveMore Blog | "It emerged as giving participants the equivalent level of brain stimulation as up to 2,000 chocolate bars. It was just as stimulating as receiving up to $25,000." Here is a shortcut that can help us 'get happy' regardless of what life offers us. And, there is no good reason why not to do it. Read more →

Superhuman: The remarkable brain waves of high-level meditators | Daniel Goleman (video 3:38)

Author/Researcher Daniel Goleman (Emotional Intelligence) talks about work that he and Neuroscientist Richard Davidson at UW have done with olympic level meditators who have achieved 62,000+ hours of lifetime meditation, and the astounding results they have found in their brains. Watch Here →

Love, Actually: The science behind Lust, Attraction, and Companionship

2/14/2017 Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University: What we do know, however, is that much of love can be explained by chemistry. So, if there’s really a “formula” for love, what is it, and what does it mean?... Learn More →

Greater Good Science Center Online Magazine: Science Based Insights for a Meaningful Life

Greater Good magazine is published by the Since 2001, the GGSC has been at the forefront of a new scientific movement to explore the roots of happy and compassionate individuals, strong social bonds, and altruistic behavior—the science of a meaningful life. The Greater Good Science Center studies the psychology, sociology, and neuroscience of well-being, and teaches skills that foster a thriving, resilient, and compassionate society. Tons of free resources and worth a visit. Learn More →

Rick Hansen, Ph.D Explore Your Amazing Brain

With simple practices, you can hardwire more happiness, love, and wisdom into your brain and your life. How might the mind and brain be connected? When the mind changes, how does the brain change, and vice versa? What is happening in my mind/brain when I feel upset? What’s going on in the mind/brain when a person is having a meaningful insight? What is the neurology of consciousness? What are scientifically-validated methods for activating the brain states that support positive mental states? Learn More →

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