Can I decrease anxiety and be more successful?

Yee, you can decrease anxiety. Anxiety pops up in many ways.  So we often don’t recognize it. Here, we’ll group all these ways under one condition: psychologists call it “agydala hijack.”   The amygdala is a small part of your brain.   It is near your spine. When you are in danger, the amygdala takesContinue reading “Can I decrease anxiety and be more successful?”

You are a little crazy, and that is good

Today I address a sensitive topic:  ADHD. They call it Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.  But I don’t like the word disorder.  You are not broken.  You just process differently.  In a good way.   Maybe not the way your boss at work understands.  But in a good way. I hope you realize ten things Dr.Continue reading “You are a little crazy, and that is good”

Your Political Beliefs Are Mistaken

Each of us holds a worldview. It is the lens through which we understand the world.  Because our worldviews are different, we interpret the political situation differently.  And that is okay. Over 200 years ago, Napoleon’s Grand Armee was sweeping across Europe.  The French Empire was rapidly growing and no one could stop it.  ThenContinue reading “Your Political Beliefs Are Mistaken”

Are You Lazy?

In 2010, I read a book called Cognitive Surplus.  The author, Clay Shirky (NYU), posited that modern technology has offered us an incredible luxury: free time. Unfortunately, we spent that luxurious time watching Gilligans Island.  Now we spend our time watching funny cat videos on Youtube, arguing politics on Facebook, and sending idiotic pictures of ourselves throughContinue reading “Are You Lazy?”

How Can Brains Be Healed?

Great news: your brain can heal.  You can see improvements in learning disabilities.  That point was made in yesterday’s posting.  Today we discuss how it is done. Medical intervention might be an option.  Medical treatment research is explored in a paper by DeFina (2009): First:  they identify neurophysiological biomarkers (neuromarkers).  These are tools for following what isContinue reading “How Can Brains Be Healed?”