The Enhancing Life Project Blog

In this blog, we feature the research, Scholars, and Interlocutors of The Enhancing Life Project.

Corruption and the Panama Papers

June 23, 2016 • By Stephen Lakkis

Enhancing Life Project Corruption and the Panama Papers

Tacking a global problem in Taiwan. Read more

Enhancing Life Through Nation-Building: A Q&A with Dr. Stephen Lakkis

June 21, 2016 • By Stephen Lakkis

Enhancing Life Project Enhancing Life Through Nation-Building: A Q&A with Dr. Stephen Lakkis

In Taiwan, Christian theology contributes to the discourse on democracy and human rights. Read more

Eat, Drink, and Make Merit

June 16, 2016 • By Anne Mocko

Enhancing Life Project Eat, Drink, and Make Merit

How religious practices help us through illness, death, and the other inevitabilities of our embodied existence. Read more

Incentivizing Asceticism in Buddhism and Jainism: A Q&A with Dr. Anne Mocko

June 14, 2016 • By Anne Mocko

Enhancing Life Project Incentivizing Asceticism in Buddhism and Jainism: A Q&A with Dr. Anne Mocko

Through the concept of merit, Buddhist and Jain practitioners embrace lives of simplicity and limited consumption. Read more

Should We Medicate Healthy Children to Fight Social Inequality?

June 09, 2016 • By Sebastian Sattler

Enhancing Life Project Should We Medicate Healthy Children to Fight Social Inequality?

A proposed solution seeks a quick fix, without tackling the deep roots of the problem. Read more

Enhancing Children’s Lives: A Q&A with Dr. Sebastian Sattler

June 07, 2016 • By Sebastian Sattler

Enhancing Life Project Enhancing Children’s Lives: A Q&A with Dr. Sebastian Sattler

How do parents feel about giving cognitive enhancement medications to their children? Read more

Youth in Foster Care: Transcending Adversity and Inspiring Transformative Change

June 02, 2016 • By Monique B. Mitchell

Enhancing Life Project Youth in Foster Care: Transcending Adversity and Inspiring Transformative Change

Children in the foster care system draw on their innate spiritual resources to transcend adverse life events. Read more

Enhancing the Lives of Youth in Foster Care: A Q&A with Dr. Monique B. Mitchell

May 31, 2016 • By Monique B. Mitchell

Enhancing Life Project Enhancing the Lives of Youth in Foster Care: A Q&A with Dr. Monique B. Mitchell

A new project strives to inspire youth by emphasizing their intrinsic resources. Read more

Are Innovation and Tradition Compatible?

May 26, 2016 • By Matthew O'Hara

Enhancing Life Project Are Innovation and Tradition Compatible?

A new perspective on the tension between our need for continuity and our desire for change. Read more

Studying the History of an Imagined Future: A Q&A with Dr. Matthew O’Hara

May 24, 2016 • By Matthew O'Hara

Enhancing Life Project Studying the History of an Imagined Future: A Q&A with Dr. Matthew O’Hara

What can we learn about a country’s history by exploring the way its inhabitants thought about the future? Read more