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Those nasty negative emotions. If only we could just do away with them, right? But they have value, and they show up more in creative (right-brained) thinkers. Here’s why they are both valuable and in larger quantity in creative types, … Continue reading
In my all-time most viewed post, Serotonin and Social Status, I inquired as to whether there are mindsets that protect us from societal influences on serotonin levels. Five years later I finally attempt to answer that question with Does Competency-Awareness Drive Serotonin Levels? Jordan … Continue reading
“There’s no appreciation on the part of the intellectual elite for the pathologies of rationalism. There’s nothing stupider than a smart person who went wrong. I’ve seen this in my clients, if I have a particularly smart client who is … Continue reading
Jordan B. Peterson is known for an ostensibly uncontroversial position: the reality of malevolence and malevolent people. This position seems at odds (he says as much) with Buddhism’s perspective that Evil is essentially ignorance. Buddha taught (quote TBD) that evil is … Continue reading
What are the upper limits of human potential?What if someone told you the answer is way more than you think and could show you the way?What if someone offered to show you how to tap into your deep well of … Continue reading
Back in 2002, I created xvsxp.com, and when I shuttered the site in 2005 (due to personal matters), the downloadable pdf of the site had received over a quarter of a million downloads, and that’s just the pdf.
Back in 2013, I wrote what I didn’t know would become my all-time most popular blog post, Serotonin and Social Status. In that post, I posed this question: “Are there mindfulness strategies that might moderate against ‘societal’ influence on serotonin? … Continue reading