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Living with what happens next- in relationship 

I’m gonna rewrite a bit by Seth Godin: Living with what happens next. His context is self-awareness to improve business; his principles apply to relationship too. So here goes: Most people are okay with living with the consequences of what … Continue reading

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The World We Perceive is an Illusion

New Age mystics say the world we perceive is a self-generated illusion. I agree, and the answer to this ponderous notion is simpler than you think. Here are some of the illusions we create around ourselves:

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Imagining Exercising’s Impact on Muscle Mass

A new study by Professor Brian Clark, director of the Ohio Musculoskeletal and Neurological Institution was recently published in the journal Neurophysiology1, and it is nicely summed up over at PsyBlog2. Citations Clark, et al 2014 [↩] How To Grow Muscles Without … Continue reading

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The Culpability of the No-Confidence Vote

Righteous smugness is such a nice feeling. No seriously. Who hasn’t enjoyed that feeling when witnessing someone else’s seeming incompetence? When your order gets botched, how eager are you to disparage the first customer service rep. who gets to handle … Continue reading

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Are You Starting to See a Pattern?

Mirror neurons in the brain fire both when taking a specified action and perceiving the action.1 Repeatedly watching distressing images can cause acute stress symptoms.2 Citations Mirror Neurons: From Monkeys To Humans [↩] PNAS [↩]

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Backwards Thinking

Once I’m happy, then I’ll be grateful is backwards thinking.

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Expectations of Food, Excercise and Beneficial Effects

Dean Radin discusses his recent double-blind study of serving tea “treated” with good intentions. Radin: The bottom line is that if you believe/expect that you are consuming a specially treated substance, that belief alone will strongly influence your mood. But … Continue reading

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Suppressing Immune Systems With Sweets

This is not a story about the evils of sweets— in this story sweets is an innocent pawn… Robert Ader is a psychologist who stumbled upon an amazing discovery in the 1970s while studying taste aversion along with Nicholas Cohen. … Continue reading

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Everything is About Me Versus Narcissism

Look at the agreement of all these spiritual traditions across cultures, continents and ages: The kingdom of heaven is within you (Christianity). By understanding the Self all this universe is known (Upanishads). Atman (individual consciousness) and Brahman (universal consciousness) are … Continue reading

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Gun Advocacy and the Takeover of Our Nation

Gun advocates are right to be worried about the takeover of our nation from within its walls. They are wrong when they believe that gun ownership has one iota of prophylactic effect against that. Enter the Corporatocracy. Businesses have laws … Continue reading

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