Our brain’s amygdala is the seat of emotions and storehouse that stockpiles every response we make. When calm responses store there on ordinary, they become our reality in tougher times. See why some respond to difficulties with care while others sink in distress? Our stockpiles decide which response will guide… Read more »
Feel anxious or down? Stress defaults us to discouragement, fear or regrets, until you begin to see your world as hopeless. In contrast, curiosity opens new choices for mental and emotional growth, along a wellspring of new ventures. Make a game of looking at a pesky rut you face, and… Read more »
Ready to risk a dream that propelled Martin Luther King and others forward? What dream do you hold that’s worth chasing? If jumping off cliffs conjures up more calamity images than curiosity challenges, then risk-taking’s likely not right for you. If you agree that perfect safety’s an illusion though, or… Read more »
Choices we make today will determine creative possibilities we’ll encounter going forward. Not that we always need specific goals to direct our creative juices. Sheer delight that creativity offers is enough. Let’s say we start our day with fresh coffee aromas, serotonin spikes a sense of well being in response,… Read more »
Has stress robbed you of fun you could have with your children, colleagues, friends or partner? If so you may have slipped into increasing stress problems spoken of at centers for disease control and prevention which reports a shocking number of people who fall into frequent stress fiascos. Few disagree… Read more »
What gets you through another day when your brain seems to shout back, “I can’t go on!” What makes life worth your effort, when lofty plans get pierced with unexpected pain? Do you nudge the dial toward, I’ll go on? Or do you default to capricious choices that evaporate your… Read more »
What’s your problem?
That question starts a very different day, full of unusual possibilities! How so? Let’s say you ask this question to identify one and your brain springs into gear to look for possible solutions.
What possibility will you choose? Look up first, but then leap forward. How could you advance with a new mantra?