If you're interested in the way the brain works, how it facilitates or inhibits our flourishing, here's a remarkable book by neuroscientist James Doty: The Magic Shop of the Brain. In an interview with Krista Tippet he says, "People don't appreciate the power of their intention to change everything." From lost child to successful neurosurgeon, Doty's story is fascinating and profoundly encouraging. Our work at LifeArt Studio is dedicated to the process of identifying core values, key intentions, and actionable goals to support those values and intentions. I so enjoy sharing what neuroscience is teaching us about how our brain works and the degree to which we can actually make changes in the way we perceive, experience, and interact with the world. Ancient wisdom traditions AND modern science assert that conscious intending is the first step in making changes we desire. If you find yourself facing obstacles that seem to be entrenched in an arena of your life, I invite you to explore our approach to cultivating artful living.