What We're In To
A Human Workplace Community is listening and reading up on, well, love and fear and related topics. Here are some resources to get you started. More will be added as we go. Let me know if you have resources to share.
"A General Theory of Love" by Lewis, Amini, and Lannon
Drawing on new scientific discoveries about the human brain, the authors describe the workings of our ancient, pivotal urge for intimacy, revealing that our nervous systems are not self-contained: from earliest childhood our brains actually link with those of the people close to us in a silent rhythm that makes up the life force of the body. These wordless ties determine our mood, stabilize and maintain our health, and change the structure of our brains, so that, in a very real sense, who we are and who we become depend on whom we love.
"brain rules: 12 Principles for surviving and thriving at work, home and school" by john medina
In Brain Rules, molecular biologist John Medina shares his lifelong interest in how the brain sciences might influence the way we teach our children and the way we work. In each chapter, he describes a Brain Rule - what scientists know for sure about how our brains work - and then offers transformative ideas for our daily lives.
"The age of empathy: Nature's lessons for a kinder society" by frans de waal
Are we our brother's keepers? Do we have an instinct for compassion? Or are we, as is often assumed, only on earth to serve our own survival and interests? In this thought-provoking book, the eminent biologist and acclaimed author of "Our Inner Ape" examines how empathy comes naturally to a great variety of animals, including humans. Written with a wealth of anecdotes, wry humor, and incisive intelligence, The Age of Empathy is essential reading for our embattled times.