Because we live in a culture that emphasizes mastery and reward, it can be tempting to stick to activities where we excel, where we can make money or where we …
“Hidden caves” that open up in the brain may help explain sleep’s amazing restorative powers.
Eric Escobar talks about sleep technology.
External fictional stories mimic how your internal emotional system works. When your mind travels through a fictional story, in a book or at the movies, it shifts you through four viewpoints without your being consciously aware of it. The four viewpoints you travel through when going through an external story or an internal emotional journey […]
Emotions have a purpose, play a role you ultimately decide the nature of and have their own universal driving need. Understanding all three aspects of your emotional responses will help you in their management and removal. Emotional Purpose Your emotions are concerned with three things: defending your territory maintaining your current territory managing the risks […]
Scientists tell us the Prefrontal Cortex, a relatively small area of the brain just behind your forehead, performs your ‘executive functions’ – planning and controlling what you do with your brain and body. It carries out these plans by directing your ‘Conscious Point of Focus’ to open up to certain sources of stimulation. Your Focus […]
I had a chat with a friend over lunch last week. She and her husband had been planning a big holiday abroad but a recent volcanic eruption in Iceland had grounded all flights and they had to cancel – she told me she felt guilty because while her husband was gutted she felt nothing but […]
You have total control of your emotional process up to the point you start trying to take total control of your emotional process. You may want to read that again. This paradox is difficult to see by the tired mind of someone who’s been at war with their own emotional system for a prolonged period […]
It takes three seconds. Three seconds to look at your own, frighteningly intense emotional response and say ‘I’ve gone insane’ or ‘I’m so stupid’ or ‘I’m a monster!’ or … insert your own negative self-criticism here. This is all you need to do become emotionally ill. Honestly. An intense emotional response to something followed by […]