A WILD STORY
An 16-year migraine, allergy to all pain meds, 10% lung capacity...
Our co-founder, Maureen McCarthy, was told she would die young of a rare, genetic lung disease. With no cure in sight, Maureen couldn't change her body, so she set out to change her brain.
In partnership with co-founder, Zelle Nelson, her journey and her pioneering energy have birthed a new approach to collaboration, using the neural circuitry of social connection to harness physical and psychological pain.
One of the healthiest people you'll ever meet, Maureen teaches a radical, brain-based approach to being alive.
Turns out designing a healthy mind creates the conditions for meaningful interactions with other people, which ultimately keeps us alive as a species —
both physically and socially.
Photo: Erica Mueller
WE ARE WIRED TO CONNECT
Designing healthy interactions begins by creating healthy minds.
Our brains have two main functions that have emerged through millions of years of evolution—to connect us and to keep us safe.
Our society has made our Safety Brain neural networks our main mode of interaction. In keeping the Connected Brain as a secondary mode, we restrict our creativity, productivity, and resiliency.
It's time to turn down the volume on the Safety Brain and use it as the messenger it is meant to be.