Well, I’ve done it. I’ve shook off the winter blahs long enough to find all that is praiseworthy and of good report in the blogosphere specifically as it pertains to the mind, soul, and body. I am excited to announce I have a real doctor job this summer, but I am afraid this has meant I just can’t seem to focus on blogging. At the very least you can count on me to find elsewhere to focus on for you, the reader.
Regarding the Mind-
At Frontal Cortex, Jonah Lehrer shares the irony of metacognition, which tranlasted means the drawbacks of having a mind so powerful that it thinks about thinking.
At Fruitful Faith, Dale takes firm middle ground in the abortion debate, heeding Barack Obama’s call to take an in depth look at the causes of unintended pregnancy, arguing that in the end the law is the least effective instrument for addressing this, and most importantly, gives a prescription that if universally applied would make the world a much better place.
For those interested in brushing up on their anatomy, or learning it for the first time, here is an awesome site that uses video games, the anatomy arcade. You can do a brain jigsaw, whack a bone, or poke a muscle, whatever strikes your fancy.
At Survive the Journey, Robin takes a deep look at our healthcare system from the wide eyes of a patient who needs the system and is, in fact, the reason for its existence, a fact that, ironically, is often is lost in the debates. She offers some gentle but insightful suggestions for ways the system needs reformed.
At World of Psychology, In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr Day, Therese Borchard illucidates her dream for our society in a wonderful, impassioned essay. She envisions a world in which mental illness is taken seriously and loses the stigma that currently taints it.