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A Brain on Encouragement

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Social media may increase our access into bitter communications that harbor coarseness and cruelty, but human brains still crave kindness and care if people and innovative ideas are to flourish. It may mean we have to curb that hate speech, call out bullying or propose tolerance because we face increasing… Read more »

Yelling – a Natural Response?

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Is yelling a natural response to our frustrations or other’s errors? This morning I saw a dad yell at his teenage son because the boy’s attitude irritated him. Within seconds both of their faces soured under rage from this man’s scream. More important is what occurred behind mental scenes, based… Read more »

Snip your Amygdala Before you Snipe Back

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Did you know that emotions survive after memories vanish? Or do you wonder what moods and behavior heads or hearts control? Yesterday,  on a walk in the woods with a gifted young leader, I once again saw his ethics, openness and willingness to become vulnerable in order to learn new… Read more »

The Brain on Cortisol

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Listen to angry rhetoric or cruel name-calling and you are hearing a brain fueled by dangerous stress chemicals. Toxin  that can impact entire groups…. Long before you realize the stress problem, your brain may already be wired to fail.  Simple choices you make about moods today though, will likely surprise you with… Read more »