Your Happy Brain and The Magnetism of Autopilot

“All that is gold does not glitter; not all those who wander are lost.” —J. R. R. TOLKIEN, THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING
Time Traveling Homeward
You are driving home one night after work, later than typical, with a lot on your mind lingering from a busy day. Most of your thirty-minute drive is on th…


Why a Happy Brain Discounts the Future

“I never think of the future—it comes soon enough.” —UNKNOWN
Your supervisor calls you one morning and tells you that she is heading up a new initiative. She describes in fine detail what this initiative entails, why the company is allocating a budget for it, and each of the expected outcomes. Ev…