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What a Difference a Verb can Make!

I AM vs I FEEL Did you know that when the fight-or-flight center of the brain is engaged (the limbic system) saying things like I AM so angry keeps the blood flowing in that direction, feeding that center.   But when…

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Which Come First, Thought or Emotion?

Which comes first, thought or emotion?  Because sensory information streams through our cortices with many connection points into the limbic brain by the time the information reaches our cerebral cortex for logic processing we have already placed a "feeling" on…

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Can Multi-tasking Impair You?

This is a controversial subject with some science noting that multi-tasking improves cognitive abilities, and other science saying it impairs it.  Mindfulness practices note that by paying focused attention and being in the present moment, we can be at peace…

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Where the Gray Matters

Recent neuroscience is showing that the more we move into fear and threat response, the more we exercise and strengthen the neural pathways around the limbic brain which is our fight -or-flight center.  We also end up shrinking or pruning…

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I am Better than Me!

Reward and status are hardwired into the brain to trigger the limbic system (fight or flight)  in exactly the same way survival threat does. It's no wonder media uses these two concepts to market everything. Here's a tip--if you redefine…

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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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