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Facebook Twitter E-Buddhism: How Religion Can Disconnect Us from Ourselves and Others. We know the common addictions of modern life: alcoholism, drugs, and gambling have destroyed many lives.

e-Buddhism: How Religion Can Disconnect Us from Ourselves and Others

Sorry, Not Sorry: My Apology Addiction. Sudbury Valley School Blog. This week’s post was written by SVS parent Carolyn Shepard Fox.

Sudbury Valley School Blog

When my oldest daughter, Sarah, was three and a half, we had a 20-minute drive home from her nursery school, a special place where I believed Sarah had the freedom to grow and learn without imposed academic structure. On each drive home I would ask, “What did you do today?” Glancing in the rear view mirror, I could see her sitting quietly in her car seat, looking intently out the side window. She’d answer, “Oh, nothing really.” 8 Great Ways You Can Increase Dopamine Levels In The Brain Without Pharmaceutical Drugs. “Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that helps control the brain’s reward and pleasure centers.

8 Great Ways You Can Increase Dopamine Levels In The Brain Without Pharmaceutical Drugs

Dopamine also helps regulate movement and emotional response, and it enables us not only to see rewards, but to take action to move toward them.” – Psychology Today. Essays. You can also find more writing by Charles on his blog, The New and Ancient Story.


Mutiny of the Soul, Revisited. Over the years, I’ve probably received more mail about Mutiny of the Soul than any other essay I’ve written.

Mutiny of the Soul, Revisited

The idea of the article has been hugely validating for many readers: that depression, ADHD, anxiety, etc. aren’t chemical malfunctions of the brain, nor spiritual malfunctions of the mind; rather, they are forms of legitimate rebellion against life structures that are unworthy of one’s full participation or attention. They are more symptoms of a social illness than of a personal deficiency. As Krishnamurti said, “It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.” I’ve also received my fair share of criticism for the article, mostly along the lines that it is dogmatically anti-medication. Zika and the Mentality of Control. The ruling institutions of this world are quite comfortable with a virus.

Zika and the Mentality of Control

First with SARS, then H1N1, then ebola and now the Zika virus, mainstream media and official organizations have been quick to recognize and counter the threat with travel advisories, quarantines, research funding, vaccine development, and heightened levels of vigilance. Yet information about other kinds of threats that are just as deadly, such as pharmaceutical residues in drinking water, pesticide contamination, or heavy metal poisoning from air and water pollution, are usually relegated to alternative media, ignored, or even actively suppressed by public health authorities. Why is this? The ready answer that comes to mind is economic. The manmade threats listed above are byproducts of profitable activities by corporations who have tremendous political influence. More deeply, a virus or other pathogen fits neatly into the basic crisis response template of our culture.

On Ambiverts: Why Distinguishing Between Extroverts and Introverts is Inadequate - Diplateevo - Diplateevo. I’ve always hated the distinction between introverts and extroverts because I never could identify with either side.

On Ambiverts: Why Distinguishing Between Extroverts and Introverts is Inadequate - Diplateevo - Diplateevo

The accepted school of thought is that a person is either one or the other, without any middle ground. According to Myers Briggs, perhaps the most widely popular and accepted personality test, extroverts are action oriented, seek breadth of knowledge and influence, prefer frequent interaction, and get energy from spending time with people while introverts are thought oriented, seek depth of knowledge and influence, prefer more substantial interaction, and get their energy from spending time alone. However, contrary to the binary choices provided by Myers Briggs, I’ve realized that extroversion/introversion is a spectrum, like a person’s height. What Neuroscience Says about Free Will. It happens hundreds of times a day: We press snooze on the alarm clock, we pick a shirt out of the closet, we reach for a beer in the fridge.

What Neuroscience Says about Free Will

In each case, we conceive of ourselves as free agents, consciously guiding our bodies in purposeful ways. But what does science have to say about the true source of this experience? In a classic paper published almost 20 years ago, the psychologists Dan Wegner and Thalia Wheatley made a revolutionary proposal: The experience of intentionally willing an action, they suggested, is often nothing more than a post hoc causal inference that our thoughts caused some behavior. The feeling itself, however, plays no causal role in producing that behavior. Fastcompany. Surely by now you’ve heard: Highly emotionally intelligent people are more successful, and companies are bending over backward to recruit them.


The term "emotional intelligence" (often abbreviated to EQ or EI) was first coined by the psychologist and former New York Times journalist Daniel Goleman in 1995, and while it’s had its critics, the term’s buzzword status hasn’t relented much since. That’s partly because the skills and attributes it describes are indeed in hot demand by employers. But for job seekers, there’s also reason to be cautious about prioritizing emotional intelligence at the expense of all else. Terms And Conditions May Apply The reason emotional intelligence is so widely valued is pretty simple: "It plays a role in everything," A.J. Speak With Kindness: How Your Words Literally Restructure Your Brain. The words you choose to use can literally change your brain.

Speak With Kindness: How Your Words Literally Restructure Your Brain

Dr. Andrew Newberg, a neuroscientist at Thomas Jefferson University, and Mark Robert Waldman, a communications expert, collaborated on the book, “Words Can Change Your Brain.” In it, they write, “a single word has the power to influence the expression of genes that regulate physical and emotional stress.” When we use words filled with positivity, like “love” and “peace”, we can alter how our brain functions by increasing cognitive reasoning and strengthening areas in our frontal lobes.

Using positive words more often than negative ones can kick-start the motivational centers of the brain, propelling them into action. On the opposite end of the spectrum, when we use negative words, we are preventing certain neuro-chemicals from being produced which contribute to stress management. On Ambiverts: Why Distinguishing Between Extroverts and Introverts is Inadequate - Diplateevo - Diplateevo. Stanford Scientist Proves Compassion Leads to Success.

Stanford University has a whole center dedicated to the science of compassion and altruism. Emma Seppala, Ph.D., is the science director of this center, and she has helped scientifically prove compassion is best. She holds degrees from Yale, Columbia University, and Stanford, and in all of these Ivy league environments, she saw high-achievers operating on America’s mistaken concepts of “hard work” and “success.” Stanford Scientist Proves Compassion Leads to Success. Stanford Scientist Proves Compassion Leads to S... What Neuroscience Says about Free Will. The Case Against Reality. You Lose Consciousness Every Minute of Every Day Suggests New Study. The world surrounding you right now appears to be fully realized, perceived by you in a continuous stream of information. But a new study suggests that your senses may be deceiving you. According to the research team led by the Swiss Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), there are gaps in consciousness when your brain processes information.

During these gaps or “time slices” that last up to 400ms, you are essentially unconscious and cannot perceive time. What the scientists propose is that consciousness works in two stages. During the unconscious stage, the brain processes data about the objects it perceived, formulating such features as color and shape. After the processing concludes, you become aware of the object. Multitasking makes us a little dumber - tribunedigital-chicagotribune. August 10, 2010|By Jim Sollisch Pop quiz: Which of the following activities temporarily reduces your IQ by 10 points? A. Smoking marijuana B. Spiral Dynamics – A Way of Understanding Human Nature. Creating lasting and effective cultural and behavioural change means recognising and working with values. But where do values come from?

Values spring from worldviews. To effectively work with values means understanding worldviews – how people think, and why people adopt the values they do. Insight into worldviews and ways of thinking is profoundly relevant to a range of areas including: Otto Scharmer: Leading From the Emerging Future [Transcript] - GlobalLeadership.TV GlobalLeadership.TV. In dialogue with Walter Link Watch the Video ‘Otto Scharmer: Leading From the Emerging Future’ HERE. Nie oczekuj, że przyjaciółka będzie zawsze dla ciebie, kiedy masz kryzys. Uwiązani. This Video Beautifully Explains Why India Has Been One Of The Most Tolerant Countries In The World! If WW2 was on facebook. Uwiązani. Spiral Dynamics – A Way of Understanding Human Nature. Addicted to Distraction. Photo.

Why You Should Take Your Shoes Off Before Entering Your Home, Backed By Science. While it may be commonplace in most Asian countries, the cultural norm of taking your shoes off before entering your home has yet to catch on in Europe and America. In Asian cultures it’s easily understandable as to why people remove their shoes before coming into a home as their meals are typically eaten on mats on the floor, and they sleep on rolled out futons at night. A new study has researchers suggesting that maybe we might want to be more aware of what exactly we’re bringing into our homes via our shoes.

Alfie Kohn The Case Against Competition. Mind–body problem. The mind–body problem is the problem of explaining how mental states, events and processes—like beliefs, actions and thinking—are related to the physical states, events and processes, given that the human body is a physical entity and the mind is non-physical.[1] How to Cure Cancer. Dealing with Depression: Why ‘Get Over It’ Doesn’t Work. Stop saying ’sorry’ if you want to say thank you: A seriously insightful cartoon. British Vs American English: 100+ Differences Illustrated.

The Origin of the 8-Hour Work Day and Why We Should Rethink It. One of the most unchanged elements of our life today is our optimal work time or how long we should work – generally, every person I’ve spoken to quotes me something close to 8 hours a day. And data seems to confirm that: The average American works 8.8 hours every day. At least, those are the official statistics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics: 5 Magic Ways to Connect with Defiant Kids — Danielle Maxon, LCSW. Steven Pinker i Rebecca Newberger Goldstein: Daleki zasięg rozumu. RSA Animate - Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us. Confirmation Bias. Procrastination.