Able to influence the future

Getting the measure of social pain How does rejection make you feel? Whether experienced directly in person or online, social rejection triggers a massive threat response in the brain, as demonstrated by neuroscientists Eisenberger and Lieberman in their classic Cyberball experiment using fMRI to examine the impact of social exclusion …

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Reaching out to gain access

Curiously enough, implicit and outright bias begins with something else neuroscience refers to as biases. It begins with biological biases and astoundingly sophisticated tendencies that dynamically interact with our subjective psychologies and then with the world around us. Unconscious bias, then, has everything to do with complex neurological response systems …

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Desiring to prove them wrong

We can begin taking ownership of our lives and actions regardless of what's coming at us. There is one noticeable memory issue that seems to be a reliable and genuine deficit. While most common with Location 4 and later Finders, this issue can manifest at earlier locations, especially if someone …

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I started out in normal operation

How do my appearance and my behaviors play a role in me paying down my debt and building wealth? Honestly, everything you have told me up to this point except for the exercise in saving a minimum of ten percent has little to do with money. It has everything to …

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I was seein' through rose coloured glasses

I had very strongly held views about when it was OK to eat and when it wasn't, I was convinced that breakfast was the most important meal of the day, and if someone had gone to the trouble of cooking me a lovely meal it would have been the height …

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You see me standing on the bridge

Or is one more real than the other? Would the individual himself know which he or she is? Certainly no one is more real than the other. A close friend of William James, this American physician and psychologist visited Charcot at the Salpetriere in Paris. A multiple self theory of …

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Talking into the wee hours of the dawn

Bathe this person with love and kindness as well. Shower her with light and put a warm smile on your face. If you have a practice based in some faith, move to whatever that practice is from here. If you don't, keep scanning for people in your world you can …

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These are the days of the endless summer

This is hell and he is the culprit, said forward Fernando Torres at the end of the first day last year. The Atletico coaches understand that the synthesis of brain and body must be trained as a whole. From their pragmatic viewpoint, physical fatigue contributes to mental fatigue, which in …

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Let the wind and the rain and hail blow high

They were given six capsules of gamma-linolenic acid--this is the effective agent found in the evening primrose--twice daily for a year. The control group was given a placebo. Sixteen measures of nerve function were charted. I'd gently lift the lid and fill my little ramekin-sized bowl, replacing it carefully so …

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I begin to realise

More generally, as someone in Level 3 he will simply be more likely to avoid ending up in a suboptimal or disastrous mind and more likely to end up in the right mind. This is because he is aware of both having different selves in the first place and the …

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I can do many wondrous things

An interaction where both people have empathy towards one another is a particularly strong one, a human one, and we perhaps should strive toward a future where all of our interactions are like this. How does one go about practicing empathy? As was discussed in the article on empathy, this …

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Fill me up from your loving cup

They are not top down; They reflect, I believe, the truth about how people are actually responding to this period of unprecedented change. Which brings me to my moon shot dream, the ultimate cultural windmill I'd like to tilt against. I'd like to redefine what life transitions mean. As long …

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The empires are all turning into rust again

Otherwise, how could I effectively put together strategies and methodologies that would maximize the opportunity to teach these kids? So that's really where it all started for me. That's why I began learning about the cognitive side of sports. I was trying to better understand how people learn at their …

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Sometimes I wish I could fly

It used to be common thought that mind and body were both very separate. This was the thinking of Rene Descartes, the French philosopher, mathematician and scientist, some 400 years ago. But today, we view things rather differently. The body is the gross part of the mind, and the mind …

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I would look upon the world anew

What strength did you find that you didn't realise you had? What did you let go of in the past 12 months? What will the past 12 months stand for? Take the time now to write down your responses in all of these areas, and then to say thanks and …

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I forgot that love existed

Because even though the cost in these states is to our sanity, health or happiness, at least we know where we stand. I didn't mean to, but I'm sure I did. Yet oddly enough, when I wrote this article, my mom quoted a line from the movie, The Help (2011 …

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Experience the long cold wintry years

Take some quiet moments to intuitively sense where the person's heart is hurting or closed. It was a deal-clincher for me. Caroline North McIlvanney's copy-editing and attention to detail was nothing short of genius and her helpful suggestions greatly appreciated. I would also like to thank Josh Benn, Patsy Irwin …

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You've got money in the bank

White supremacists versus Jews and blacks. Protestants and Catholics in Belfast. We talked for over an hour, explaining the hopelessness of Charles's condition. Charles himself was unable to communicate his wishes. His family insisted that he was a fighter' and would never give up. <a href='https://sphere.social/hello …

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Wrap it in glory

From looking back, I've learned that I can only take on one big project per every aspect of my life. So yes, look back, but don't stare for too long. Life happens now. Spend Your Time Well Time is limited. Sooner or later we all figure that out. And once …

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How we can ever make it through

He was also sad to be leaving his primary school, where he felt safe and knew everyone. Despite much reassurance from his parents that he would be OK, Tom wasn't so sure. His mother also had a history of being anxious; Malie: That sounds like a vicious circle, and is …

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It's only a combat zone

If I get 1000 readers to support me with $5 a month, I can make a living off writing, training, and helping others. The paid members will get exclusive content from me. That's a good value proposition. That was my thinking process. I came up with the number 1000 because …

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They say cast a cold eye on life, on death

In this day and age, when young people often feel overwhelmed by their negative thoughts, CBT offers something very tangible to calm their minds so they can regain access to their natural wisdom. CBT is a talking therapy that helps children over the age of eight, teens and adults manage …

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From the loneliness of the crowd

Notice folks around you. People being nice to you are choosing to show you love. If that makes you feel good, tell them, so they know it mattered. Short version: Notice people being nice. That line of thought seems obvious to most, but not to a mindblind Aspie who isn't …

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Like a child within the kingdom

They'd talked to him about his fears and had continually tried to reassure him that he didn't need to be worried. They said these approaches weren't helpful. And so they found me, the play lady'. <a href='http://www.gensuikin.org/i/index.cgi?id=1&mode=redirect&no=242 …

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Gaining strength in the things that remain

Are they getting any time for adult-free play? Could a supervised activity be exchanged for a less supervised one? Do they get opportunities to resolve their own conflicts before you try to fix things? Could you allow them to do one new thing today which you have not let them …

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