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Unconscious Mind

The Unconscious Mind: From The Golden Palace

Tom Morris | Posted 07.20.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Tom Morris

In the sequel to The Oasis Within, my new book The Golden Palace, Chapter 16, there's a brief discussion of the unconscious mind that's been revolutio...

Our Unconscious Minds and Gender Bias

Caroline Turner | Posted 04.08.2016 | Business
Caroline Turner

It is hard enough to change conscious habits of thought! It's much harder to change ways we aren't even aware we have been wired, taught or acculturated to think.

Thankless Thanksgiving: Why Being Ungrateful Is Important

Lisa T. Schlesinger | Posted 11.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Lisa T. Schlesinger

Yes, you read correctly: I am saying list all the reasons you feel thankless and ungrateful. It's a mental exercise that may prove to be very eye opening.

The Amygdala Is Not the Brain's Fear Center

Joseph LeDoux | Posted 08.12.2016 | Science
Joseph LeDoux

The idea that the amygdala is the home of fear in the brain is just that--an idea. It is not a scientific finding but instead a conclusion based on an interpretation of a finding. So what is the finding, what is the interpretation, and how did the interpretation come about?

How Much Did You Really Enjoy Your Last Snack?

Gregg McBride | Posted 08.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Gregg McBride

Yes, that's right, healthy snacking should be as enjoyable as the more decadent kind of snacking. But no matter which type you're doing, you really should be enjoying the whole experience and not eating like a vampire that's afraid of dawn's first light.

10 Things You Didn't Know About Your Mind

Rebel Brown | Posted 02.01.2014 | Technology
Rebel Brown

The more we understand about our minds, the easier it becomes to step into our full potential. Our minds are designed for each and every one of us to create BIG potential!

Can Writing A Novel Kill You?

David Biddle | Posted 10.07.2013 | Home
David Biddle

I nearly died just after writing the first draft of my second novel. The story is unnerving, possibly amoral, anarchic, and, certainly, nihilistic as hell -- but it still tries to say life is a magnificent and magical journey.

The Problem With Yoga

Alanna Kaivalya | Posted 04.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Alanna Kaivalya

While the problem with yoga is that it is devoid of myth, its redemption lies in the fact that it will accept fully any myth we bring to it. When we find the mythologies that most resonate with us, we can use them as the container to hold our unfolding practice.

The Transformational Power of Storytelling

Lloyd Glauberman, Ph.D. | Posted 02.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Lloyd Glauberman, Ph.D.

While myths, as vehicles for conveying wisdom, have been around since the beginning of human history, the therapeutic use of metaphor -- the subtly structured "story with a message" -- is a more recent development.

Seeking Success? What You Need To Learn To Find It

Matthew B. James, Ph.D. | Posted 01.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Matthew B. James, Ph.D.

Remember when you learned to drive a car? Didn't you need to know some basics about the car's equipment? Maybe you didn't need to know specifically how the fuel injectors interact with the fuel pump. But you at least had to understand that the gas pedal gets you moving.

In Defense of Slow and Tedious: Quick-Fix Therapy or the Kind That Takes 'Forever'?

Jane G. Goldberg, Ph.D. | Posted 07.31.2012 | Healthy Living
Jane G. Goldberg, Ph.D.

What is at question, then, in the debate about short-term vs. long-term therapy is not how long the treatment takes. It is, rather, the existence, and the desirability (or not) of working with the unconscious.

The Tango Of Ego And Soul

Dr. Judith Rich | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Judith Rich

Our lives unfold between the shores of the conscious and the unconscious. The conscious mind, if unexamined, reflects the agenda of the Ego, and concerns itself with matters of survival.

When Talking to Yourself Can Be Hazardous to Your Health

Lloyd Glauberman, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lloyd Glauberman, Ph.D.

There is clearly something to be said for a more mindful state while one is eating. Choking is almost always caused by a wandering mind during an internal dialogue.