New Edge Science Articles

Thank Eustress

I am sitting on the ground, weeding our tomato plants. I gratefully take refuge in useful tasks like gardening and cooking. Busy hands almost always un-busy my mind. But that’s not working for me right now. Instead, I’m thinking about sev...

Birth Trauma: A Cultural Blind Spot

If I were to walk into a room of mothers and declare that it was complete nonsense that birth was painful, I would expect outrage and anger in respone. Yet the idea that birth may be painful for the baby as well as the mother carries very little...

Somatic Development as Biotechnology

What is “biotechnology”? Is it the capacity to produce fire, or to sculpt sharp tools, or to have the Internet? What if there was another side of technology? Could we flip the coin and realize that we may be a technology of life itself? Maybe the bod...

What Is Continuum?

Diving into deepening awareness of the fluid body we inhabit, we find ourselves often beyond the scope of words. How do we describe such profound, often primordial experiences? For approximately 45 years, Emilie Conrad has been investigating...

Matters of the Heart During Pregnancy

Finding Home Together in an Evolving WorldWe live in an exciting yet uncharted time. The 20th century Newtonian worldview that considered our core nature to be physical has expanded exponentially into a 21st century multidimensional,...

The Social Heart: Energy Fields and Consciousness

In physics, it is generally accepted that “distant” particles can act with instantaneous “knowledge” of each other’s state because the order of the whole (the cosmos) is nonlocalized and enfolded into all parts. More recently, it has become evident...

A Child's Innate Gifts

Each child is unique. Parents come to know their offspring as highly distinct individuals soon after birth. In part, that’s because babies arrive with traits and talents waiting in a raw state of potential. Young people have an inborn drive t...

ADHD: More of It, Better Diagnosis, or Both?

“[Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders 5 (DSM-V)] is a wholesale imperial medicalization of normality that will trivialize mental disorder and lead to a deluge of unneeded medication treatment—a bonanza for the pharmaceutical ind...

The Science of Happiness: Why Complaining is Literally Killing You

Sometimes in life, all the experience and knowledge simmering around in our consciousness combines itself in a way that suddenly causes the cerebral clockwork to click into place, and in this fluid flow of thought we find an epiphany rising to the...

Trust & Purpose: How Oxytocin Can Make Your Job More Meaningful

Let’s be honest: For many people, work sucks. But for others, work is an adventure. The difference doesn’t always lie in the nature of the work. Two different people can have two very different responses to the same job—but my resea...

Kaleidoscope Eyes: Discovering the New Medicine

“Picture yourself in a boat on a river, with tangerine trees and marmalade skies. Somebody calls you; you answer quite slowly. A girl with colitis goes by.” Wait…what?! Colitis?

Consciousness at the Beginning of Life

I began my career in the 1970s, as an obstetrical nurse and childbirth educator in Kentucky. I loved caring for parents as they birthed and raised their babies. To be at the leading edge of my work, I earned my master’s degree in early development a...

Does My Baby Have Allergies Already?

In my capacity as a chiropractor and mindset/lifestyle coach specializing in German New Medicine, I am a member of a lot of holistic parenting groups and I see a lot of rashy baby photos, with parents inquiring what the source of the rash might be....

The Right Brain Develops First: Why Play is the Foundation for Academic Learning

Did you know that the right brain develops first? It does so by the time children are 4 years old. The left brain, on the other hand, doesn’t fully come online until children are approximately 7; that’s why the first seven years are recognized as suc...

The Miraculous Mirror Effect of Group Intention

In 2005 I had grown especially curious about the implication that thoughts are an actual something with the capacity to change physical matter. A number of bestselling books had been published about the law of attraction and the power of...

Creating Your Own Power of Eight Circle

Assemble a group of eight like-minded friends who are open to the possibility of healing and intention. You can use a book group, a church group, or the members of your neighborhood. It’s not necessary to be physically present with the members of t...

The Grandmother Method

How a Hole in the Wall Became a school in the Cloud“What would children do with a computer that is made freely available to them in their village?” So wondered Sugata Mitra, who in 1999 was working in New Delhi, India, as a science...

The Stress Paradox

Kelly McGonigal's Speech at the 99U Conference in New York CityWhat do you think the role of stress is in our lives? I’m a health psychologist, and I was trained to view stress as the enemy of well-being, of productivity, of happiness, and o...

Scientism: The Impact of Neglecting Medical Philosophy

For quite some time, freedom of thought has been under siege within the medical profession. More often than not, the war against new ideas is justified in the name of science. When a discipline like science becomes so certain of itself that it...

Living a Heart-Centered Life

Drawn from the inspiring words of Stephen Harrod Buhner in his book Secret Teachings of Plants: The Intelligence of the Heart in the Direct Perception of Nature.Between 60 and 65 percent of the cells in the heart are neural cells—the...