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It’s been 11 years since I took an MBSR course in Toronto

I’ve recently had the occasion to write a few words about mindfulness meditation. In this post I will add a few words. I attended an eight-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course at the Meditation for Health medical clinic in Toronto in 2004. It took me over a decade of daily meditation, between 20 and 40 minutes […]


Executive Function and Child Development (2013)

Sometimes I do a good job of getting things done, but sometimes I could do better. For that reason, I’ve been reading about executive function. Executive Function and Child Development (2013) The following text is from p. 8 of Executive Function and Child Development (2013): “In recent years there has been a surge of interest in […]


Our brain is not a unitary organ

As I have noted in a previous post, one of my favourite proverbs, which a Grade 4 student (originally from Newfoundland) shared with us during an English lesson that I taught when I was an elementary school teacher in Mississauga, Ontario, is the one that goes as follows: “A journey of a thousand miles begins […]