Entries by Peter Thomas

How to Hardwire Resilience Into the Brain

Synopsis of “How to Hardwire Resilience Into the Brain” by Rick and Forrest Hanson in “Greater Good”, April 24, 2018 I came across this piece in the newsletter, “Daily Good– News that Inspires”. The authors propose that we can choose to turn passing experiences into lasting inner resources built into our brains through developing the […]

Volunteering in Haiti

Service Project with Haitian Health Foundation October 2017 Peter Thomas, D.M.D. From Oct 7—13 three other dentists and I– another family practice doc, an orthodontist, an oral surgeon–along with two young men who provided setup and sterilization services, traveled to Port au Prince, Haiti, and then by small plane to the city of Jeremie on […]

Happiness by Peter Thomas

What Makes A Good Life? Lessons from the longest study on Happiness

Dr Robert Waldinger answered this question in a TED talk. He is the fourth director of the Harvard Study of Adult Development begun 75 years ago with a group of 724 men, roughly half were Harvard sophomores, the other half were young men from the poorest neighborhoods in Boston. The researchers