Welcome to The Pauley Principle!

The Pauli Principle, named for Wolfgang Pauli, deals with atoms and electron-sharing that results in new, stronger bonds. Think 2 parts hydrogen and 1 part oxygen, a shared delectable (!) electron and VOILA! Water!

Similarly, when you prepare whole food to share with family and friends, especially foods you've grown, something amazing happens. Meals become tastier and healthier. Your soul, not just your stomach, becomes fulfilled. You live life more abundantly as a result. During a shared meal, the bonds that people create grow stronger and become something new: GREATER than the sum of the parts! I give you The Pauley Principle.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

The Name of this Blog and How It Came to BE

WORLD BOOK illustration by Leonard E. Morgan
The Pauli Exclusion Principle is a physics term that means no two electrons in an atom can occupy the exactly the same position. 

 I simply apply that to people. We are each unique, with our own space. That term also has to do with the interconnectedness of atoms, particularly the sharing of electrons to make bonds, creating something greater than the sum of the parts. For example, take a couple of  hydrogen atoms, then add an oxygen atom and VOILA! WATER!!! Again, I apply that to people. By sharing with others, the energy we create becomes so much better than the sum of adding up people, each person in isolation. 

Why do we care? When you look at the tiniest forms of existence and start to understand them, their uniqueness, their importance, their potential for interconnectedness, then you begin to realize how very great the human experiment really is!

Wolfgang Pauli, an Austrian physicist, contributed largely to the production of the Periodic Table that so many of you remember from chemistry classes. No relative of mine, I'm just lucky to have married into the family of Pauleys, so that I can apply this theory of physics to human endeavor! I bring you The Pauley Principle.


  1. Yesterday when finishing up my Need A Funny Caption post, I wondered how you got your blog's name. I made a mental note to check the beginning of your blog to find out.....and today you answer it. Too funny! Very unique name...love how you explained it....jean

  2. Dr. Momi (aka Jean), funny about that! Sometimes I think that, even across miles and time, our brains have a way of doing that interconnecting thing. Ex., the name for this blog and the fact that we were both thinking it, you with the question and me with the answer.

  3. Absolutely love it! I guess you becoming a "Pauley" was definitely meant to be!!!