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The Smell of Fear, An Epigenetic Trauma

  • September 2, 2014
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The Christian Bible notes "the sins of the father" can pass from one generation to another, denoting the need for each person to take full responsibility for his or her own values as they create a ripple effect upon the…

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Oxytocin – The Dark Side of the Love Molecule

With the recent popularity of neuroscience for public consumption the neurotransmitter Oxytocin has gained the nick-name "The Love Molecule". Who wouldn't want more love, right? This neurotransmitter is know to be the bonding chemical released during sex, a mother and…

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Cynicism May be Leading You to Dementia

Do you suspect others have ulterior motives more often than not? Do you feel that others only assist you because they'll want something in return? If you tend to look at the world through this lens you may be more…

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Are You Training Your Brain to Beat Depression?

  • October 12, 2012
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It actually seems like it should be a no-brainer (pardon the pun) at this point, but science is still experimenting with using positive imagery to beat depression.  Fortunately, they are still finding that it does.  The most interesting new finding…

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Minimize Stress, Extend Your Life

Sometimes we search for cures for symptoms and ignore the cause.  Stress, even low but chronic levels, is the most important variable factor in determining life-span according to "Wired" (neuroscience magazine).  It's no joke that meditation is at the top…

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Cultivating Compassion, Navigating Crisis

Professor Kristin Neff of the University of Texas is considered a leading researcher in the field of self-compassion.  Her research is showing that those who cultivate self-compassion by exercising gentle and non-judgmental self-talk bounce back more quickly during crisis.  The…

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Rewiring through Compassion

In the foreword to New Beliefs, New Brain, Dr. David Perlmutter notes "When His Holiness the Dalai Lama counseled that 'The brain we develop reflects the life we lead,' it is important to understand that his statement reflects not only…

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Is Turmeric the Door to Enlightenment?

Neuroscience and fMRI's now tell us that insight and higher-order thought processes such as empathy, unity consciousness, and a sense of one-ness all occur in the prefrontal cortex of the brain.  We also know that stress and fear strengthen the…

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