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Seeing in Black and White…Not Just a Metaphor

  • October 24, 2012
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We sometimes refer to perspectives as "black and white" where there's little room for moral negotiation.  This is actually more than just a metaphor.  Recent studies show that when one reads information on a black and white background, such as…

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How Close is that Looming Spider…Really?

  • October 23, 2012
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The things we fear tend to appear larger, closer, and perhaps more ready to pounce than they really are.  A recent study published in Current Biology notes that in controlled studies individuals rated fearful images as closer than they actually…

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Getting Rid of Unwanted Memories

  • October 18, 2012
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There is likely an ethical debate that could ensue around the art of removing or rewriting unwanted memories.  Perhaps words like denial or delusion come to mind.  But let's pretend for a moment that neither of these things is an…

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Are You Training Your Brain to Beat Depression?

  • October 12, 2012
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It actually seems like it should be a no-brainer (pardon the pun) at this point, but science is still experimenting with using positive imagery to beat depression.  Fortunately, they are still finding that it does.  The most interesting new finding…

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Wait Until Your Father Gets Home!

  • September 13, 2012
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Remember that statement when you were a kid, and how it filled you with a sense of dread when you were in trouble?  The insula is important in our social brains. It's involved with processing events in the future based…

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There is Power in the Pause

  • September 6, 2012
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When we are moving too fast, speeding ahead without pause or breath, we can not integrate the lessons and experiences we've had.  Without the pause, perhaps we do not assimilate to give our spirits time to expand with seniority.  Our…

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Are You Walking the Talk?

  • September 5, 2012
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As we engage in our patterns and habits, we reinforce them.  We all know that without action talk is cheap.  Sometimes that action needs to address our subconscious drives, those elusive mind programs that evade our detection.  Dr. Bruce Lipton…

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Ladies, This is your Brain on PMS!

  • August 31, 2012
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As we know our brains and emotions are intimately linked in a dance facilitated by hormones, neurotransmitters, and a myriad other stimuli.  So it stands to reason that if women experience a radical hormonal flux each month, that their brains…

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Conscious Delusions

  • August 30, 2012
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Do you think you're in control of your life?  Well, you are, but not in the way you might have suspected.  Dr. Bruce Lipton notes in The Biology of Belief that "the greatest problem we face is that we think…

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Navigating the Inner Realms

  • August 29, 2012
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We spend lots of time learning how to navigate people, things, situations, environments and any other external influence we can think of.  But it is the inner navigation, called interoception, that can be pivotal in our ability to heal and…

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