The Simplifying Vision of Evolution Science

In every area of life science if you stop and ask the question about a structure or process “why is this like that” the answer will ultimately be “because it evolved that way.” If the answer is thoughtful, the details of how it evolved will then be presented. In every...

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The Future of Evidence-Based Behavior Change

When ACT first appeared on the scene in a big way, mainstream CBT was not exactly thrilled. In 2004 I’d declared the arrival of the “third wave,” in 2005 Get Out of You Mind and Into Your Life appears, and in 2006 a five-page story in Time Magazine about that book of...

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Finding the Key

The key to the human mind is to understand human symbolic communication. That is not an original idea – in fact it is commonplace. But it turns out that that it is devilishly hard to do. It is not for want of trying. If you put the words “human” and “language” into...

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Having a Hard Time Sleeping? Do Nothing!

Do you toss and turn in bed? Can’t get to sleep (or go back to sleep) no matter what you do? I’ve been there and one thing is sure: insomnia is frustrating! It’s also bad for your health. Ongoing sleep deficiency is linked to an increased risk of heart disease, kidney...

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“Love isn’t everything—
it’s the only thing.”