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We ARE Magicians

  • January 23, 2013
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What if you had superhero powers to sculpt reality as you wanted it to be? What if science began to admit such powers?   When scientists discovered our gifts of neuroplasticity late in the last century we officially entered the…

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Which Come First, Thought or Emotion?

  • January 17, 2013
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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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It’s Written All Over Your Face!

  • November 20, 2012
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In 2001 neurologist Patrik Vuilleumeir found that a person's amygdala responds in threat mode to the appearance of fearful expressions of others EVEN IF that person is paying attention to something else.  The amygdalae's job is to signal our stress…

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Our Plastic Thoughts

  • November 12, 2012
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Did you know your brain is plastic! The brain is a substance that can easily be shaped or molded. NY Times best seller Dr. David Perlmutter, author of Grain Brain notes in the foreword of New Beliefs, New Brain that researchers not…

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Feeling Good Creates Lasting Memories

  • November 9, 2012
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What if you could squeeze all the richness and vitality out of your experiences and program that into your memories so that each time you remembered it you accessed vivid and alive detail?   What would you choose to hold…

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A Fear-Orientation is Killing You!

  • October 26, 2012
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In our modern world of green-house fears, war atrocities, environmental pillaging, and global threats the social media is rife with stories of conspiracy, fear, and apocalyptic preparedness. What is this focus doing to us? While it's not advisable to put…

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How to be Less Impulsive and More Big Picture

  • October 25, 2012
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Recent research published in this summer's Journal of Neuroscience noted that increasing levels of dopamine in the prefrontal cortex curbed one's tendencies towards impulsivity and supported a more "larger, later" mentality.  So how does one do this?  During moments of…

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