In this scientific self-help, educator and biologist Hannaford (Smart Moves: Why Learning Is Not All In Your Head) uses research into atoms, photons, and earth fields to illuminate the capacity for and importance of living in the moment. She also explores the power of chronic stress to limit us, the overuse of prescription drugs for depression, and the proven effectiveness of therapies like exercise, community, and listening to music. Every chapter is heavy on science theory, propelled by Hannaford's sure voice and enthusiasm, and all focused toward revealing the everyday reality of human consciousness and relationships. Science, it turns out, can turn some of our most basic ideas on their heads and provide the basis for seemingly extra-sensory phenomena; for instance, the electromagnetic fields generated by the heart and brain extend outside the body, and can influence the mental and emotional states of those around us. Hannaford explains how scientific research continues to expand upon, rather than circumsribe, the potential of human consciousness, broadening horizons for all kinds of human experience.