Chance and the Prepared Mind – a 21st century perspective

“…by chance you might say. But remember gentlemen, in the fields of observation, chance favours only the prepared mind.” Louis Pasteur, December 7th 1854. December 2022 marks the bicentennial of the discovery of the relationship between Electricity and Magnetism by Hans Christian Ørsted just a few months prior to the birth of Louis Pasteur in …

READ4LIFE Podcasts

Now Listen to Developmental Bibliotherapy as a podcast... Developmental Bibliotherapy: A quick Introduction Cli-Fi: Reframing Young People's responses to Climate Change Photo by Juja Han on Unsplash

Reading and the Default Mode Network

Reading Fiction activates the Default Mode Network, with its positive links to eudaimonic states and wellbeing, aesthetics, social responsibility, and the self awareness that necessitates the welfare of the self in future endeavours.

Trigger Warnings

“If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we should find in each man's life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.” Henry Wadsworth LongfellowThree important web sites documenting Trigger Warnings to be aware of and support - the titles speak for themselves... Lauren Hanna's Book Trigger List Lauren Hannah writes book …