What’s real in the age of digital, retouched, photoshopped images?

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And what about the niggling sense you may have at times when in relationships that something is amiss? Do you trust your gut? Or do you wait for evidence?

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What’s wrong with “active listening?”

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If you are trying to actively listen, that is okay. But to really hear someone, you must be truly curious about what they have to say.

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Is it possible to overstate the importance of connection?

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I don’t think so, and neither did another fairly astute individual.

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Why is connection so important for humans?

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Quite simply put, without it we die, right down to the molecular level. For example, here is what happens in the brain of a person with Alzheimer’s disease, quoted from the book Still Alice by Lisa Genova: Read more

What is it like to be in flow?

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And what is flow anyway?

Creativity. Submersion. Involvement—so deep that you lose yourself to it with joy.  Read more

How do you even begin to change a habit?

If you are trying to identify the cue for a habit you have, such as biting your nails or buying a candy bar at 3pm daily at work, and you cannot figure out what triggers it, consider trying some experiments that fall into these categories: Read more

How do we process faces?

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Did you know there is a special part of the brain that is called the fusiform face area that is used to analyze faces? Read more

Is anxiety curable?

is anxiety curable

There are experts, such as psychologist Margaret Wehrenberg, who believe that anxiety and depression should be treated as chronic conditions. Read more