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Mindfulness Changing the Political Brain?

The time has come for politics to recognize the magic of both compassion and neuroplasticity!  "The fact that our brain is always changing means we're not locked in to having the stress superhighway built into our nervous system...The cutting-edge research…

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Does Fear Define YOUR Comfort Zone?

In studies of the brain's neurology, fMRIs show that when faced with uncertainty our brains decrease the blood flow to the reward center while increasing blood flow to our emotional circuitry -- the limbic brain, priming us for fight-or-flight response.…

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Words have the Power to Heal!

According to Dr. Daniel J. Siegel, author of Mindsight, using words to describe and label your internal world can actually be useful for right-left brain integration and balance.  The right hemisphere tends to be associated to the emotion-generting areas and…

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An Adolescent Approach to the World

The prefrontal cortex is involved with most of our higher order thought functions like patience, goal setting, motivation, empathy, problem solving and much more.  The amygdala is involved in more reactive and quicker responses like fight-or-flight, emotional arousal, and survival…

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False Demons

Our amygdala is masterful at creating imagery that imbued with vivid emotional charge.  In fact, it's expert in the ones relating to fear and survival.  Our hippocampus likes to store these charged stories and reference them easily when a current…

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Unity Consciousness Wired into Our Brains

According to the personal account of Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor's massive stroke recovery in My Stroke of Insight, she notes that during the eight years of living mostly with right-brain functioning that she was constantly in a state of bliss.…

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Multi-tasking Amnesia

Multi-tasking is productive but impairs memory retrieval greatly. Encoding of memories into the hippocampus happens best when the prefrontal cortex can focus on one thing at a time. How much of your life is fading away into the background because…

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