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Emotional Hijacking

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The emotional circuits of your brain – which are relatively primitive from an evolutionary standpoint, originally developed when dinosaurs ruled the earth – exert great influence over the more modern layers of the brain in the cerebral cortex. They do this in large part by continually “packaging” incoming sensory information in two hugely influential ways.

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The Blend

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You’re likely getting bombarded by new ideas – new systems, processes, and suggested behaviors – at a rate far greater than you could apply. Rather than succumb to FOWS (Flavor Of the Week Syndrome), I’d encourage you to consider The Blend.

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Let It Go

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Most people, me included, are holding onto at least one thing way past its expiration date. When the things we hold onto are obviously problematic they’re relatively easy to deal with. But what about when they make sense, or have good things about them, but just aren’t worth the price?

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Grow a Key Inner Strength

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To deal with problems, we need resources. A fundamental model in psychology and medicine says that a person’s course – over a day or a year or a lifetime – is determined by just two factors: issues (challenges and vulnerabilities) and resources. As issues increase, so must resources as well.