Is your response to a sudden jolt or unexpected disappointment kind or cranky? Science determines our mental growth or regression in a widely misunderstood but vital operation of our brain, called the amygdala. Art determines the emotional and mental benefits or battering we build into our lived amygdala experiences…. Read more »
If you’ve ever assembled a play station or tackled a new app for your laptop – however do-it-yourself-easy your task claims to be – good moods can plummet faster than greased lightning.
Before you know it, you’re in over your head and help appears nowhere around. How many times, have you reached for a pinch of support when frustrated, only to find further challenges on the other side?
We’ve all been there. You feel down because somebody you cared about disappointed you when you least expected it. Or anger crowds out any hope for sanity in a difficult situation. At the same time you long for the kind of zest that comes from humorous, self-confident friends, or a colleague who has your back when others bark at your work.
Who would have guessed though, that a small stick of gum could pack a better mood. Apparently, even when persistent pressures smack you down, gum’s rhythmic movement picks you up. Who’d have guessed that gum holds any ability to boost brainpower when you most need a pick-me-up in your day.
What new neuro-discoveries could offer new awareness to your moods, so that others find spaces to grow around you when their chips are down? Identify that good mood chemical and electrical circuitry for your brain, and you also choose daily how to remap that for benefit to boot!