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You are Five Times More Likely to Stress

  • June 20, 2012
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Science now says we have 100 billion neurons in the brain. There are 5 times as many neuronal networks allocated for threat detection than there are for non-threat input. This is why negativity is so easy to default to AND so…

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Which Muscles are You Exercising?

  • June 19, 2012
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Your cortices, like muscles, grow with use. So if you use your limbic brain to function mostly--in fear and threat--you strengthen that part of the brain so it dominates. If you use your prefrontal cortex mostly--for higher level thought like…

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Is Turmeric the Door to Enlightenment?

  • June 15, 2012
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Neuroscience and fMRI's now tell us that insight and higher-order thought processes such as empathy, unity consciousness, and a sense of one-ness all occur in the prefrontal cortex of the brain.  We also know that stress and fear strengthen the…

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Taming the Fear Response

  • June 14, 2012
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Our Amygdala is the cornerstone of our fight-or-flight and fear response.  It keeps us safe in emergencies, action-oriented in crisis, and powerful when we have little reserves.  It also happens to dominate with use and become our filter for the…

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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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