"The Future of Storytelling" is all the rage. Why? Because ever since our ancestors left the council fire where our elders told elaborate prophecies and folk tales, our world views have been shaped by the stories we ingest.
The newest frontier of science is the study of consciousness, for which a materialistic bias is particularly prejudicial.
The best praise is focused on a child's effort, not the child's traits, as I wrote in "Why Some Kids Try Harder and Some Give Up." The same is true of criticism.
Conventional brain science has no explanation. It has long assumed that as the brain goes, so goes the mind; for the brain is what gives rise to the mind. The return of mental clarity and memory in a brain ravaged by Alzheimer's is not supposed to happen. Yet it does in some cases.
Spending your precious time worrying about everything can be dealt with through mindfulness based stress reduction or MSBR. You can reach that state through meditation and it's extremely helpful in lowering blood pressure and minimizing the effects of depression.
Most people read word by word, and often say the words to themselves using the voices in their heads. Why do we do this? I fully blame kindergarten reading programs, which force children to read out loud both in class and at home.
Results are the product of behaviors. Nothing ground-breaking in that. However, we also know that people's internal and external environments cause behaviors. This is where things get interesting because most organizations are grossly under-utilizing the tools and approaches that will improve their results.
As controllers of technology, individually and collectively, we must balance technological connection with disconnection, have the discipline to lose ourselves in our unconscious minds, and have the focus to listen to our souls.
knowing that a considerable amount of our time is spent at work and in the case of a growing population interacting across cultures when at work, it is essential to develop the skills that will allow us to better understand one another by meeting the culturally different person halfway.
Take the part of you that wants to gobble, binge, and throw caution to the wind and you remind yourself, you can enjoy what you love and the desire for it doesn't have to own you. Our brains are so much stronger than we usually let them be.
Roger Goodell continued to play the role of Pete Rozelle, as envisioned by Roger Goodell. The arrogance was there, but the credibility was missing. The assertions of rectitude were repeated ad nauseam and they fell on deaf ears.
One view on early memory is that in order to record an autobiographical narrative of one's life -- "episodic memory" -- one first needs a stable conceptual structure with which to represent the narrative.
There are mantra meditations, visualization meditations, open-focus meditations, breath-based meditations and so many more. You just have to find the shoe that fits. An easy one to start with is one that evokes a very natural state in us: kindness.
Color perception is a favorite topic of philosophers who like to ask: What if your color spectrum was completely inverted from someone else's? Would you be able to tell?
Kids with a fixed mindset believe that you are stuck with however much intelligence you're born with. When they fail, these kids feel trapped. They start thinking they must not be as talented or smart as everyone's been telling them. They avoid challenges, fearful that they won't look smart.
Whatever it is for you, don't put it off until tomorrow -- that's just the subtle voice of resistance talking. Every moment is an opportunity to step into the life you want to live.
With each day, your child moves toward his or her potential one experience at a time. Early childhood experiences assert an intense and specific effect on your child's brain, which will determine how the neural-connections will be created.
Studies have shown that, in general, individuals are willing to give up some economic benefits and personal gain in favor of honesty, even when there's no risk of punishment or repercussions for dishonesty. What's keeping us honest? How do our brains actually make that decision?
Building the perfect dad brain requires a blend of smarts, morals and karate skills that can't be found in just one movie dad, which is why we used eight, including Clark Griswold, Atticus Finch and, of course, Indiana Jones.
Learning to listen and be responsive to our emotions is possibly the biggest generational task that we face in our current time. It is both a challenge and an extraordinary opportunity.