There is a mysterious universal force that moves our skin, our bones, our breath. We often witness this in dancers: their hips swaying and bodies billowing. Or in the contemplative gaze of a painter: the sigh before the massive leap. We find this especially, in lovers: the trembling of two eager presences, united. There was an … Continue reading intimacy with the universe.
In biological terms, there are many mechanisms by which our genetic expression is tightly controlled & monitored. These have been implemented over thousands & hundreds of thousands of years for the intention of biological efficacy. There was a time, however, when our bodies and spirits belonged only to the flow of our personal expressions. But … Continue reading where is our sovereignty?
Darwinian thinking & Mendelian genetics, as outdated as it may now seem (see: Quantum Biology), once provided a basic framework for understanding things like trait inheritance, evolutionary mechanisms, and DNA. Where it was once believed that the genetic cards you were dealt are impenetrable and static, we are now finding this to be less & … Continue reading genetic adaptability, holistic health, and that which is instinctual.
The incredible diversity of organisms on this planet, from the very beginning of our primordial stew, may primarily attest to the various roles that need be fulfilled in nature. In the study of ecological sciences, this is referred to as a niche. Gigantic organisms and microorganisms alike, all beings and factors inclusive, serve a multitude of … Continue reading ecological diversity, niches, and an argument for individualised expression.
There is a silly precept that in every fig you eat, there is at least one dead wasp. It is only partially true. Between 70 and 90 million years ago, the relationship between the fig & the wasp began; a true romance. These two organisms are now characterized as existing in such a deep symbiotic relationship that … Continue reading fig wasps & the sweetness of life.
As scientists, we understand that there is an inherent order. Where we perceive chaos and unpredictability, it is only because we have not yet discovered the mathematical & physical equations to explain the outcome. This is something we strive for: to define, discover, and creatively exploit. It is seemingly impossible for our minds to fully comprehend … Continue reading mitosis, a revealing dance.
I write to you all today in a state of joy, triumph, and inspiration. My most recent blood-work has revealed my autoimmune markers essentially non-existent. That is to say, more precisely, my "disease" has gone into remission. This was not a passive happenstance, I tell you. This reality has blossomed from my intentions. Though I … Continue reading autoimmune: remission possible.
Some of our most valuable lessons can be extracted from the functioning of our natural world, or universe. For example, there is value in aligning with cycles of nature - such as wake & sleep, eat and digestion, play and rest, death and birth - those which we see the animal kingdom execute so gracefully. … Continue reading the breathing cosmos: a case for self-awareness & growth.
It's true, you know - the vast majority of DNA & cells associated with our bodies is not ours, per se, but belonging to the billions of teeny beneficial bacteria which inhabit every bit of us, inside & out. I am also inclined to argue that the vast majority of thoughts we have streamlining through … Continue reading embodying collectives.
Nature is, generally, extremely efficient. If there is one uniting, overarching & highly supported theory that has been thoroughly addressed whilst pursing my Neuroscience and Biology degrees, it is that nature will optimize energy expenditure. Take the biochemistry of our own bodies, as an example. There is an astounding amount of overlap in reactants & products, … Continue reading energy expenditure as an argument for radical self care.