Monthly Archives: July 2008

Training Our Inner Nut

cheerfulmonk. Creative Commons license. That red almond-shaped spot in the diagram is our amygdala…from the Greek word for almond…the part of the brain that can send us into the fight-or-flight reaction. When it believes we’re in danger it shuts down … Continue reading

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When Life Is “For the Birds”

bikehikebabe sent me this picture from the internet. It’s too good not to share. The baby being stepped on reminds me of a verse on a birthday card my daughter sent my husband years ago: Oh, life is so like … Continue reading

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What I Learned About Learning…From a Rafting Trip

watsoninelgin. Creative Commons license.   This month the topic for Robert Hruzek‚Äôs group writing project is What I Learned From…Transportation. It reminds me of a rafting trip I took years ago. I was at a physics conference, and for the … Continue reading

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A Different Path to a Successful Life

I cheerfully admit, as artistic photographs the pictures in this post suck. But they’re great snapshots because they illustrate a misunderstood way of being in the world. In the picture above the adventuresome little girl is confidently standing by the … Continue reading

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